September 15, 2014
Lebanese security staff foiled attempts to smuggle hash into a prison when the drug was discovered in sandwiches.
British producer D. Ramirez, Krafty Kuts, Michael Woods, Joris Voorn, Danny Howard Jazzie B and Hernan Cattaneo are coming, just to name a few.
It's gonna be a seriously jazzed up Abu Dhabi at the festival next year.
A Saudi woman has been left devastated after her husband of 18 years turned out to be a fraud who faked his identity to stay in the Kingdom.
France has joined Britain in carrying out reconnaissance flights over Iraq in support of the US campaign against the Takfiri ISIL group.
Lady Gaga took Israelis away from Gaza rockets and into another world with her typical outrageous getup and futuristic electronic beats.
Mohammad Assaf will be London-bound in November! This will be the Arab Idol star's first ever performance in the British capital!
President Mahmoud Abbas is due to ask France to officially recognise Palestine an independent state in an upcoming meeting this week.
US President Barack Obama has threatened to wipe out Syria’s air defense system and topple the Syrian government if President Bashar al-Assad ordered his forces to shoot American planes entering Syrian airspace.
The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.
It's saucy, sexy and now in Beirut. The art form of burlesque may seem like just some eye candy but British performer Chrys Columbine wants to dance her way around the Middle East.
Senior figures from a US-led coalition formed to battle Islamic State (IS) militants will meet in Paris Monday to discuss how to defeat the extremist group that has seized vast areas of Iraq and Syria since launching a June offensive.
In Iraq the Iranian controlled Shia militias, which used to specialise in killing American troops, have relieved the Shia town of Amerli, long besieged by Isis
Wedding special: Venetians predict a larger-than-life wedding for Mr & Mrs Clooney in their floating city
Newspapers in Venice say George Clooney will marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice this month... could it be the case?
Concern is mounting for the safety of a second British hostage being held by the same Islamic State militants who beheaded aid worker, David Haines.
Anti-war activists hold placards during a rally denouncing US' air strike on Syria and Iraq, near the US embassy
Anti-war activists hold placards during a rally denouncing US' air strike on Syria and Iraq, near the US embassy
Ahmed Gabr has been training for 4 years to beat the record with a 15 hour dive that will 'break the frontiers of our knowledge of how the human body can survive at such depths'; 'Let’s Be Cops' or let's not; and 15 Palestinians drown fleeing Israeli siege of Gaza.
Louis van Gaal said that he told his Manchester United players to consider their game against Queens Park Rangers as the first match of the season and a new beginning - and they responded yesterday with the first win of the season and four goals.
The UNHCR's coordinator Valerie Amos warned that up to one million people fleeing Islamic State violence lacked proper shelter as the humanitarian situation in Iraq worsens.
A recipe for success: Fresh from the oven, organizers bake a new & improved Cairo International Film Festival
The organisers of the 36th Cairo International Film Festival, scheduled to be held between 9 and 18 November, share their plans to revamp the state-run event.
The figure represents a 63.5 percent decrease compared to the same month in 2013, when the deficit stood at LE24.88 billion ($3.48 billion).
A Saudi plan to create an industrial city in the desert, an idea borrowed from China, is now wooing Chinese investors to set up plants there.
Or, he could've just pulled a sickie? Syrian worker fakes own kidnapping to get day off work and go on a date
This guy takes it one step too far when he sets up a fake scheme to miss work.
Qatar Development Bank and Social Development Center have officially announced the launch of the region's largest business incubator.
They are treading a fine line, having to reconcile the fact that their businesses mostly depend on conventional banking practices - interest payments, and to some degree monetary speculation - which Islamic principles forbid.
Running the country's economy from the outside? Libya's central bank chief fired amidst power struggle
There have been persistent rumours that Kabir had been running the central bank from Malta, after fleeing an upsurge in violence in the capital Tripoli, where the bank was based.
September 14, 2014
Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday.
UAE Exchange, the single largest player in the remittance industry in the GCC, has over six per cent of share in the global remittance market, said a top official.
According to reports, Australia’s Qantas stopped flying over Ukraine months before the tragedy, while Korean Air also claimed that it rerouted cargo and passenger flights in early March.
Rebounding on shopping malls: Emaar expects to gain $1.58 billion from Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008
Dubai's Emaar Properties is seeking to raise as much as Dh5.8 billion ($1.58 billion) from an initial public offer of shares in its shopping malls unit that is expected to be the Gulf's biggest stock sale since 2008.
Saudi Arabia and Oman based companies gave the highest salary increase projection among GCC countries.
An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.
Hmm, why the eleventh hour wedding singer switcheroo on Sham's big day?!
The Argentina international opened the scoring before creating a goal for Juan Mata while Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney also found the net
British Prime Minister David Cameron released a statement condemning the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, as an “act of pure evil”.
Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.
Hezbollah called for unifying Lebanese politics as one to stand against terrorism.
The Anfield club fell short against Aston Villa on Saturday with a narrow defeat yet the manager insists his new additions will click
Lebanon’s leading businesses and bankers warned Friday that the country could further face further economic deterioration if the president of the republic is not elected soon.
The housing and utility costs, which account for almost 44 per cent of consumer expenses, jumped 6.2 per cent year-on-year and 0.4 per cent month-on-month in August.
espite being on the brink of ruin, Misrata has become an entrepreneurial phoenix rising out of the ashes and is an example of the vast potential Libya holds as it slowly begins to open up economically to the world.
Assi Helani didn't get to enjoy his Parisian holiday in full after having to rush back to Lebanon for surgery!
The suspension is over! Egyptian actress Ruby's sister Maryhane has opened up to reveal that the rumors are true: Ruby is married!
Up to 930 French citizens are believed to have ties to the Islamic State according to the French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve.
Portugal national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly determined to leave La Liga side Real Madrid at the end of the season and is looking forward to return to Manchester United or Manchester City.
How’d you like them apples? Check out 12 ways the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will rock the Arab world!
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the international coalition needs to combat all terrorist groups, not only IS, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The "un-Islamic State"? British Muslims call on leaders to stop legitimising IS by using its preferred name
Leading groups have called on David Cameron to rename the Islamic State in order to halt the radicalisation of British Muslims. Does the "un-Islamic State" sound better?
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed that 600 soldiers would be sent to Iraq via the UAE to fight Islamic State militants alongside the U.S.-led coalition.
In the words of David Haines' brother, the aid worker was "just another bloke". Mike Haines paid tribute to his sibling who was beheaded my Islamic State militants in a heartbreaking statement, released after his death.
Balint Szlanko for Syria Comment showed how that when the ISIL fighters face any kind of organized and balanced opposition, they can't hold their own; Syrians experiencing increasing racism in Lebanon; and Jabhat al-Nusra is the newest Savior in Syria.
Israeli forces fired on Palestinian fishermen off Gaza City's coast early Sunday, according to the Union of Gaza Fishermen.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry says the kingdom plans to reopen its embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad once the situation improves in Iraq.
She's too musical to just be a TV show host and Rotana knows it! Arwa has released her first album "Mumaiz" (Unique).
The Israeli band Turquoise has been accused of a "Zionist plot" to steal songs from the famous Arabic singer Fairouz.
No little monsters for Lady Gaga: Singer's Dubai concert a clear indicator that her career is priority!
Lady Gaga's recent Dubai concert a clear indicator that singing is her priority, not starting a family!
Retired US general compares air strikes to casual sex (really)
Several opposition groups in Jordan have warned the government against participating in a US-led international coalition aimed at defeating the ISIL Takfiri militants.
What better place to spend your holiday than sunny Dubai? That's exactly where The Only Way is Essex reality TV starlet Jasmin Walia headed for her much-needed vacay last week!
Egypt won't send soldiers, Jordan is staying quiet, and Turkey has practically boarded up their airport so the US can't use it; Lebanon has their share of ISIL militants; war crimes by Israel? Not according to the PA; and Osama is not a popular name in America.
With so many rumors, it's getting really difficult to determine just when and where the Hollywood star will be saying "I do" to his Lebanese lady.
Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.
The "Applause" hitmaker seriously loved her time in the UAE and was "overwhelmed with kindness". Go Arab hospitality! Yeah!
Hand-drawn map that guided Lawrence of Arabia to victory in revolt against the Ottomans set to fetch £100,000 at auction.
A police convoy escorts French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche to the Brussels Court in the Justice Palace in Brussels
A police convoy escorts French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche to the Brussels Court in the Justice Palace in Brussels, on September 12, 2014.
Syrian-American artist Bassem Rashidi says his piece about violence in the war-torn country of Syria through his voice and video talents.
Israeli suspicions that Hamas terrorists were operating near schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency did not justify the attacks against such facilities during this summer’s Gaza war, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.
Islamic State militants destroyed dozens of Sufi shrines in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, according to a British-based human rights group.
The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have strengthened their presence along the Iraqi border on Sunday as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly inched towards Jordanian territory.
IS released a video showing the alleged beheading of captured aid worker David Haines. British Prime Minister David Cameron described the murder as "pure evil".
Islamic Front releases fancy video showing militant training regiment, complete with monkey bars, tire-dragging and nunchucks
In a professionally-made video released on YouTube, militants from the extremist group Islamic Front are shown completing what the call, "Black War Training Camp."
Oman announced Saturday its plans for involvement in the U.S. led campaign against the Islamic State.
The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions against Iran.
Suppliers to Apple were scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhones as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production, supply chain sources told Reuters last month.
This marks the lowest reading since December 2008 when the economy was buffeted by the global financial crisis.
Ronaldo is determined to leave Real Madrid next summer and would love a return to Manchester United - although a move to Manchester City is also an option.
According to a data prepared for ex- players of the National Football League (NFL), around three in 10 former NFL players develop more than moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the 765 million dollars concussion settlement.
September 13, 2014
The winger struck late on to give Diego Simeone's men a big early win in their bid to defend La Liga and again upset their city rivals
The striker struck early in the first-half to give his side the lead and the Reds could not hit back, with Paul Lambert's side turning in a brilliant defensive performance
Andy Murray on Wednesday confirmed he will join fellow tennis luminaries Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi between January 1 and 3.
The Brazil-born Spaniard continued his fine goalscoring form with a brilliant hat-trick at Stamford Bridge as the Blues continued their perfect start to the season
A security source in Arsal said a Lebanese man was taken by gunmen in the Arsal Saturday morning, continuing a long string of violent attacks in the embattled border town.
Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.
The City centre-half netted a late header to seal a valuable point for Manuel Pellegrini's side after Sergio Aguero's opener was cancelled out by Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez
Days after U.S. President Obama unveiled a plan to battle IS that consisted of the U.S. arming moderate Syrian rebels, several groups of presumably moderate opposition groups have reportedly signed a non-aggression truce with militants from the Islamic State in a Damascus suburb.
As IS tensions rise, the family of the latest-threatened Briton held by IS plead with captors to make contact
Amid international IS attention, the family of Briton David Haines makes a public plea with his captors, asking them to respond to their repeated attempts at contact.
Palestinian President Mahmoud reportedly blocked at attempt at prosecution in the International Criminal Court for Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza siege that began in July.
Amid comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Iran's support of the Assad regime made its involvement in the anti-IS alliance inappropriate, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said a global alliance against the group must work with all countries, including Iran.
Despite laws against apostasy and the general Arabic idea that atheists are infidels, the trend is changing and more non-believers are finding a voice; Cheney is back at it again; really Humanity, really? Have you seen Gaza? and unfortunately, watches are back.
Syrian troops captured the central town of Helfaya Friday after clashes. The Hama-province town is a key location for the regime because of large number of Christian and Alawite communities living in the area, many of whom have started to fear an insurgency from Sunni extremist fighters among the rebels.
Amid international media accusations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denies plotting a Palestinian state in the the Sinai Peninsula with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has revealed that he always wanted to move to Manchester United ahead of Real Madrid this summer, and said that he wants to stay there for many years.
A young Filipino Muslim flashes the peace sign in support of the passage of a law
September 12, 2014
A piece of cake? Egypt's 'baseeta' e-service for completing government documents gains popularity despite legality concerns
The service aims to help Egyptians to extract or renew governmental documents including ID cards, passports, marriage documents and death certificates.
“The facility produced one pirated CD every five seconds. This is one of the largest raids conducted by the library in cooperation with the Criminal Investigation Department,” he added
Cheers to the 21st century! This Saudi woman got her divorce granted using spy software to catch her cheating husband
This Saudi woman used spy software to get into her husband's phone and uncover his cheating ways, getting herself a divorce and some peace of mind!
U.S. ambassador David Hale said Friday the U.S. would provide weapons and other equipment needed to help fend off threats Islamic State insurgency in Lebanon.
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) on Friday signed a three-year agreement to become the exclusive banking partner of Real Madrid in the UAE at the Spanish side’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Liverpool (2-0-1) managed a strong opening month with victories over Southampton and Tottenham on either side of a frustrating loss to Manchester City away at the Etihad. With Daniel Sturridge injured, Mario Balotelli is set to lead the line with Lazar Markovic believed inline for his first full start under Brendan Rodgers.