April 14, 2014
Things are going from bad to worse with Ahmed Ezz as now another actress claims to be engaged to him.
On Sunday evening, Atletico Madrid travelled to Getafe for their crucial La Liga fixture that saw the implementation of Google glasses for the first time ever in a football match.
Abdel Fattah al Sisi's lawyer handed in the required documents Monday for Sisi to run for president.
A Palestinian professor who took his students on a trip to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland is coming under fire from his university and the Palestinian public at large.
Saudi Arabia's banking sector has outperformed its western counterparts in terms of profitability as well as efficiency in terms of resource utilization.
For all the techies waiting to get their hands on the glasses that will turn you into some sort of demigod, the Google Glass hits the shelves tomorrow; West Bank village blocked for Passover; Iran not going to Atlantic; and last week in Lebanon.
They are billed as the Robin Hood club of Spanish football, the challengers to the old hegemony of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Now Atletico Madrid have a chance to strike at the heart of the new money in English football too, when they face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals, adding to the lustre of Diego Simeone's team as the great outsiders.
Amal Arafa has said no to a new role because she wanted to get paid more than what the showmakers had offered her!
Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, denounced widespread torture in Syria on Monday.
Syrian forces have entered the town of al-Sarkha in the strategic Qalamoun region, retaking the full control of the town from rebels operating inside Syria.
At least 38 individuals have been charged for involvement in gun battles in Lebanon's Tripoli.
Diana Haddad is releasing a music video for her new single "La Fiesta."
The streets of Mina are teeming with a variety of tasty treats.
New legislation is set to help boost small and medium enterprise development in the emirates, but to what extent will the new policy translate into prosperous growth on the ground?
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm has reportedly revealed that the racing ace is showing small signs of progress, as he slowly recovers from serious brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.
The Israeli Supreme Court ruled that a Jewish family may move back into a contested house in Hebron.
Unidentified militants from Yemen killed a Saudi border guard and injured another.
The "Artist of the Arabs" isn't a fat lady, but the show will be over after he sings!
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is accused of orchestrating a campaign of murder, torture and bombardment of civilians during Libya's eight-month civil war in 2011.
So much to do, so much to see this week in Egypt.
Syrian regime soldiers have reclaimed Maaloula in the Damascus province four months after Islamist rebels took over the Christian stronghold.
Lebanese startup digital media company Diwanee is paving the way for more domestic startups and entrepreneurs to move onto the global platform.
Iran has agreed with Indonesia's leadership to construct six oil refineries in the Asia Pacific country.
The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog has said that the Syrian government must speed up its movement of raw materios for poison gas and nerve agents if it is to successfully destroy its stockpile on time.
An archived video from 1937 shows just how entrenched Libya was by the colonization of Italy- even the minarets were crying out "Viva Italia!"; sometimes the commercials just flat-out lie; sexy in a face veil; and the Ethiopian Dam is making controversy again.
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and other cast members have made their way to Abu Dhabi to begin filming the franchise's seventh film. All that's missing is their late co-star Paul Walker.
The Israeli military's Chief of Staff Benny Gantz says Tel Aviv is getting ready for what he called future wars against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
Patrick Seale, a veteran Middle East correspondent and one of the Western world’s leading experts on Syria, has died in London at the age of 84 of brain cancer.
Four questions, six celebrities with answers on what Passover means to them.
Renovations at Dubai's International Airport will force at least eight airlines to move their operations to the emirate's second airport until the overhaul is complete.
Chelsea has reportedly agreed to acquire Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa for a transfer fee of 50 million pounds.
A three-hour meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held without the presence of US envoy Martin Indyk on Sunday ended without clear signs of progress.
Politicians and economists alike have described Jordan's middle class as "vanishing" over the past 20 years, but how accurate is such commentary in today's context and what exactly is meant by "middle class"?
The will to live and triumph over ugliness of war is giving Syria's culture scene a much needed facelift
After about a decade of decay, Damascus' culture scene is getting its groove back.
Youth in Tehran are spicing up their social scenes with undercover salsa dancing.
Yemenis held massive protests in Sana'a Sunday calling for the downfall of the government.
The current rift between Qatar and the other Gulf states may bode well for Qatar in the long run.
As fighting raged across Aleppo and Damascus, Syria's President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he was planning to run for a third term in July's elections and that the conflict was coming to a "turning point".
Palestine's envoy in Washington told media outlets Sunday that U.S. congress members are calling for sanctions against the Palestinian Authority in response to the latter body's applications to join 15 international treaties.
Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni abruptly quits his post a week after the parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet.
The items bear American brand labels that together read like a list of U.S. Department of Defense basic equipment and apparel contractors.
The UAE is set to raise its production capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day aimed at keeping a market balance.
This year Kuwait contributed $500 million, and last year it contributed $300 million.
The sale of the Leopard-2 tanks had been billed as one of the biggest deals for the German armaments industry, Bild reported.
April 13, 2014
The 35-year-old's current contract is set to expire at the end of the season, prompting talk of retirement, but the defender would like to extend his deal at Old Trafford
Only 18 months ago many multinationals did not even dare to bring up the name of Iran, even using terms such as ‘TOMC’ in internal memorandums: The Other Middle Eastern Country.
Sources close to the committee expected the closure of shops to be effective before the advent of Ramadan in early July
The army and Internal Security Forces' security plan that has been implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and in the eastern Bekaa Valley will soon be brought to Beirut.
In Egypt, 16% reported that their financial position has improved in the last six months, while 34% claimed there has been no change, and 42% reported a decline.
Syrian President Assad says his regime's battle with opposition fighters worked in his favour.
Karim Said, alongside a number of talented fellow musicians, brought the Strings & Pianos stage to life with live recitals of Chopin, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.
Two US football stars, who play for Major League Soccer (MLS), reportedly make more than the total payroll of 15 out of the 19 American league clubs.
Saeb Erekat, Palestine's chief negotiator with the Israelis, said "the Israeli decision to withhold these funds [from Palestine] is piracy. ... It cannot be maintained".
The Reds took a huge step towards a first Premier League title with a confident performance at Anfield, though the visitors made them work after equalising from two goals down
The UAE came 37th in the 2014 Social Progress Index, ranking the top among Middle East countries. What is the Emirate's secret for good development?
Will the real Mohamed Morsi please stand up? Ex-president's daughter says that's not her Dad in court
The daughter of Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi has a new theory about her father's trial - that it's not actually him in court.
Add this to the list: Urbanization could be one of the biggest challenges for Egypt's next president
Much of Egypt remains derelict, but development is rising as the population increases. Agriculture and urbanization of the country will be a key factor in the upcoming elections.
A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of the country's former leadership who were jailed after the country's 2011 revolution.
Iraq's Ministry of Oil is planning to export 300 oil barrels internationally.
Hanan Turk had given birth to an adorable a baby girl!
From the information made available to the foreign press, it appears it's always sunny in the Geneva Two room. The forecast, however, may be calling for storms; April 13th- a solemn day in Lebanon; 2014- the year of the woman in KSA; and confusion between the U.S. and Iran.
Chelsea striker Demba Ba has reportedly claimed that he has been driven to his breaking point by boss Jose Mourinho and is determined to quit the club in the summer.
If it hasn't already reached its sell-by, what’s the appeal of Pharrell William’s pop sensation “Happy”? and how has it fared across the Middle East's far-flung corners?
Not the Expo, but still a recognition: Dubai featured in TripAdvisor top 25 places to visit list 2014
Dubai has been nominated in the TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards as one of the best places to visit in 2014.
One of the victims of the London hotel hammer attack has significant brain damage and has lost an eye.
Saudi's yearly food, hotel & hospitality Arabia exhibition takes opens on Sunday with over 400 booths set up from other countries.
Israeli forces have arrested 49 Palestinians throughout the week.
U.S. firm announces collaboration with Dubai to open new theme park in 2017, and even Bollywood is part of the plan!
U.S. Six Flags brand will open a new theme park in Jebel Ali. The move is set to increase tourism in Dubai and create a bigger business partnership between America and the UAE.
Two people and dozens others - including two policemen - were injured during clashes in Algeria's northern province of Ghardaia.
What do Amr Diab & Tamer Hosny have in common with Ramadan, World Cup and Egypt's Presidential elections?
Some key events in the Arab world are causing superstars Amr Diab and Tamer Hosny to work differently!
At least a dozen people were killed in Iraq Sunday from bomb attacks in Kirkuk and Sulaiman Bek.
Always earnestly in search of a way to get under the skin of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Sama Al Masri made a rumor go around about her wearing a hijab.
A senior banker has said customer service within the banking sector is "complex and difficult," but efforts are being made to change this.
At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed in three separate attacks throughout the country Sunday.
Ouch! Munther Rihana sustained injuries after falling from the horse he was riding during filming of the TV drama "Al Malhami".
Smartphones and MP3 devices face new competition as Sony unveils its latest Walkman with a playback time of 20 hours.
In many Arab countries, the resident Christian communities take time out to celebrate the remembrance of Jesus entering into Jerusalem on a donkey, introducing himself as the Prince of Peace. Many would hope for that to be true today.
Nancy Ajram defended her saucy new music clip, saying it's a short film about a lady only concerned with selling melons to make a living.
This Brit is taking one heck of a Sunday morning stroll...along the entire length of the longest river in the world!!!
Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, as Muslim worshipers braced for raids by right-wing Jewish groups as Passover approaches.
The UN reports that only one fifth of pledged aid to Syrian has been delivered.
Moroccans now hold a special place in their heart for Egyptian hottie Tamer Hosny after he married their homegirl Basma. The songster appeared before adoring fans on Friday, April 11.
If you've ever wanted to sneak a peak at what it's like to live the life of a Jewish, you can get a small chance at it through the films on display throughout the UK Jewish Film Festival,
Wondering why Ragheb Alama has REALLY quit Arab Idol? Find out here!
It's time Abu Dhabi to shine the Star Wars light sabers because the UAE capital has been chosen as the filming location for Episode VII!
France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.
Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.
Relatives of those who disappeared during the civil war want answers and hope that a new commission will help.
Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.
Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.
Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.
Manchester United representatives have reportedly met with former Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal about the prospect of succeeding under-fire Scot David Moyes following the club's poor performance this season.
Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a "closed military zone" on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.
The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.
Ten prominent Saudi fashion designers are attempting to establish a new fashion academy in Jeddah.
Switzerland will hand over $40 million to Tunisia. The money comes from a Swiss bank account belonging to former dictator Ben Ali.
French superstar Carla Bruni talks about her love for Israel ahead of her scheduled performance in the Holy Land in May!