March 9, 2014
A new report released this week projects that the world's wealthiest will spend more on luxurious goods in 2014, representing key investment opportunities for Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia who top the "Luxury Opportunity Index."
"Chaos" and tension are reigning in Damascus' besieged Yarmouk refugee camp with the rebel groups and militants who have returned to the camp, a PLO official said.
Gulf economies are allegedly in their "golden era" of prosperity and profit, but how long will this success last and is it sustainable?
The Syrian government regained control of al Zareh in the central province of Homs on Saturday.
UAE's Marka announced this week that it is planning an initial public offering on the UAE stock market after receiving preliminary approval from the country's Securities and Commodities Authority.
Dubai's rising property prices may be more of a risk than economists originally believed, say experts.
Google-owned video-sharing giant YouTube organized its first visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, aiming to support the site's content generators and strengthen its strong user base in the kingdom.
Egyptian left-wing presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi slammed the new electoral law, put into place on Saturday, saying that it "renders immune the decisions of the Presidential Elections Commission".
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of destabilizing Iraq vis-a-vis supporting militant groups during an interview broadcast Saturday.
Gunmen fired at a police patrol in southern Lebanon. The police were searching for wanted members of the Resistance Brigades.
A cargo vessel that was allegedly carrying Iranian weapons bound for the besieged Gaza Strip arrived in the Israeli port of Eilat on Saturday evening.
March 8, 2014
The Spurs boss was furious with what he described as a "capitulation" after the north London side lost 4-0 to league-leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Many Manchester United fans can't wait to see the summer come as they look to bring in reinforcements to aid their faltering squad.
Adly Mansour, Egypt's interim president, issued a law on Saturday regulating the presidential elections.
Most schools in Egypt reopened Saturday after a delay due to political violence in the country.
The family of comatose Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has reportedly been told that only a 'miracle' can now save the seven-time world champion.
Chelsea are one of only two clubs to have been unbeaten the last six English Premier League rounds and will hope to extend that when Jose Mourinho’s home victory record will once again be on the line.
The U.S. Department of State says recognizing Israel as a "Jewish state" is not a precondition for the peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
The Free Syrian Army has appointed a new chief, Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al Bashir.
The Arab world loves women! On International Women's Day, the Arab world unearths an ancient daughter from a land pharaoh pharaoh away, and women dream on for a day off! while saying no to domestic violence!
In celebration of International Women's Day, three Arab feminists and women's rights advocates told Ahram Online what this day means to them.
Qatar Airways continues to come under fire for questionable employee policies.
A new report estimates that Israel has lost 30 million dollars due to the recent boycott of Israeli products.
World Press has selected the ten most moving photos from last year. Many of these gut-wrenching images are from those suffering in the Middle East; scars to mommy's face; the BroApp! and a movie with a message, "Zaytoun".
Rouhani has accepted an official invitation to visit Saudi Arabia.
At least seven people were killed during a protest in Cairo as mass protests spread across Egypt on Friday.
Hind Al Bloushi likes to donate her clothes to charity.
Abed Fahed was in the hot seat last week where he was accused of a number of things on the talk show "Al Muttaham" (The Accused).
March 7, 2014
The next couple of matches could decide whether Manchester United suffer their worst season in recent memory, as the Red Devils face matches against Liverpool, Olympiakos, and Manchester City in a short period.
Kerry visits the region again to consult with the king over Israel-Palestine talks
Roy Hodgson's England took their first step towards being prepared for the impending 2014 World Cup this summer in Brazil with a 1-0 victory over Denmark on Wednesday night.
Federico Macheda has reportedly revealed that he intends to leave Manchester United at the end of this season but says that nobody can take 'the memories of his time' at the club.
Saudi authorities also declare the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Nusra as terror groups
Fighting in Fallujah, a city in Iraq held by anti-government fighters, continues as government forces seek to take back the city.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains adamant in his refusal to recognize Israel as the Jewish state in current peace talks.
Aziz Memon, a Pakistani businessman, seeks to rid his nation of polio
The prime minister's remarks come after several online leaks on social media sites suggested widespread corruption in the highest levels of Turkey's government.
Barcelona are speculated to be on Chelsea defender David Luiz's trail as they are looking to replace their departing defender Carlos Puyol.
Bashar al-Assad comes out publicly to defend Putin's actions in Ukraine
The famous twosome have divorced professionally.
Reports surface that Syria will fail to uphold a deadline to destroy chemical production facilities
Darb 1718 is 'da place to be on Saturday! Salalem, Like Jelly and Rassef L'bkariya will be bustin' loose
Whether you don't have Saturday night plans, or even if you do, ditch them, 'cause Darb 1718 in downtown Cairo is the place to be come March 8.
March 6, 2014
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has said that he feels his best tennis is 'just around the corner' as he seeks to back up his Dubai title win on Saturday with a record fifth Indian Wells crown, which...
Peres appeared on Panet, a popular Israeli-Arab website, where he fielded questions from throughout the Arab world.
A recent explosive defused by the IDF on the Israeli-Syrian border suggests Hezbollah and Israel may be heading for a larger confrontation.
Egypt's actions follow a decision by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar.
Jose Mourinho has hinted that he may be ready to make a move for AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli. The pair had a difficult relationship during the two years at Inter Milan...
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has welcomed international football star Patrick Vieira as the latest high-profile addition to its Guest Ambassador programme.
Without a hint of doubt, U.S. Senator Paul Broun does his best Zionist pastor impersonation and says God has Israel's back and so should America; 'The Wolf of Wall Street' never haas a chance at the Oscars; and Iraqi brat misses plane, plane turns around and gets him.
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki ended the state of emergency Thursday with a presidential decree.
Manchester City and Serbia full-back Aleksandar Kolarov is being chased by Italian giants Juventus and Napoli as well as his former manager's team, Galatasaray.
Qatar airways will launch daily flights to Tokyo starting in mid-June this year.
British charity Save the Children releases a powerful, thought-provoking video to remind people about the conflict in Syria and how it affects children.
The Gulf dispute is nothing new, but KSA, Bahrain and UAE are changing the game with employing "collective punishment" tactics against Qatar in their latest recall of their ambassadors from Doha.
Welcome home, Hosny! Our fave Egyptian superstar is back where he belongs with his adoring Egyptian fans.
Egyptian security services have started to collect information about thousands of Hamas members who were granted Egyptian citizenship during the rule of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, according to Egyptian media.
The Syrian government has filed an official complaint with the UN over Israeli airstrikes.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that fans want to see four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel lose to make Grand Prix more exciting.
Gulf investors are in talks with a British firm to develop the next era of supersonic jets that would move passengers from New York to London within...2 hours!
Bahrain is ready to "re-assert itself" as a "regional powerhouse" in the oil and gas sector.
Are you scared that wild animals will take over the world or that too much national land is granted to their plight? If so, get a grip; 300: Rise of a lousy prequel? Five reasons to believe in Lebanon; and U.S. helps Israel bust Iranian arms shipment.
The Syrian opposition have rejected an offer put forward by a former U.S. Ambassador to Syria to negotiate with Hezbollah and other factions fighting alongside Syria's army.
A bomb exploded in Hama, Syria Thursday. Approximately five people were killed.
Real estate data for Kuwait in January show sales rising by 24 per cent y/y to KWD 315 million. In its latest Economic Updated, NBK said sales fell in m/m terms, but only after a very strong December.
Abu Dhabi is aiming to become a "global aerospace hub that provides an end product to plane manufacturers," according to manufacturing executives based in the UAE.
Who needs real-life man drama when you can have it in a fictional one? Not Egyptian actress Zeina she doesn't!
Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced Wednesday that Iran has obtained missiles equipped with multiple warheads.
Scholars have launched a campaign to condemn intimidation of Israel’s critics, especially those who support boycotting the regime.
Israel's Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with his U.S. and Russian counterparts in Rome over the ongoing deadlock in the latest round of Israel-Palestine peace talks.
The strategy for transforming Dubai into a smart city was rolled out yesterday in the presence of Shaikh Mohammad and Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
A UAE move will boost India’s ambitious project of establishing 5.03 million metric tonnes (MMT) strategic crude oil storages.
Fifi Abdo and Hisham Abbas's nighttime talk show "Ahla Masa" (Good Evening) is not going off-air.
Showing off her seductive moves, boasting about an overabundance of shoes, and suggesting she's got a tattoo on a concealed part of her body are just few of the ways that Haifa Wehbe offended many on her "This is Talk" appearance with show host Adel Karam.
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar Wednesday representing one of the first public splits between the Gulf Arab allies in recent years over the role of Islamists in the region.
A Hamas spokesperson has denied claims that he Muslim Brotherhood's Deputy Supreme Guide Mahmoud Ezzat has died in Gaza.
Amazon’s customer feedback feature is considered of high importance for Arabian Oud as it plays a major role in attracting new customers
While en route to Geneva for a film festival featuring his latest work "Ladder to Damascus", Mohammad Malas was question for five hours, then finally released.
Myriam Fares talks about her debut on the Dubai stage in the international musical production Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story.
The U.S. has hired an Israeli military contractor whose surveillance technology is used along Israel's wall in the West bank to build similar services on the U.S.-Mexico border.
a man covered in body paint & dressed up parading in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, on March 2, 2014 in Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. AFP/IBRAHIM CHALHOUB
The Nigerian government handed al Saadi Qaddafi over to Libyan authorities Thursday. Al Saadi is charged with corruption.
Cyrine Abdelnour finally finishes filming her upcoming reality TV show “Bila Hudood” (Without Limits).
Iran's deputy foreign minister rejected Israel's allegation that Tehran has been providing missiles to Gaza Strip.
The United States has restricted the Syrian delegation from moving more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) from U.N. headquarters during the group's visit this week.
At least 24 people have been killed in a series of attacks targeting Shia neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and security forces’ checkpoints, officials say.
March will be a “critical” month for Syria if it is to maintain its timetable for dismantling its chemical weapons arsenal, the U.N. official tasked with overseeing the mission said on Wednesday.
Lebanon's Maronite bishops have spoken out against Israel's latest airstrike on Hezbollah, saying that Lebanon was paying the price of the Syrian conflict.
In her latest solo exhibition 'Cinderella Tales' which opened 16 Feb at Mashrabia Gallery, Egyptian artist Shayma Kamel tackles disparities between representation and reality in contemporary Egyptian society.
Former Saudi footballer Fouad Anwar was heavily criticized after publically stating that the use of hash, or “hashish” as it is commonly known in Arabic, is widespread among footballers in Saudi Arabia.
Isn't it supposed to be the exporter here? With its slow progress, Iran forced to triple gasoline imports
Iran sits on the world’s largest gas reserves, according to estimates by BP, and Iranian energy officials have boasted for years about becoming a top gas exporter soon.
“Around 34 percent of the youths are jobless while they constitute 66 percent of total unemployed in Lebanon,” he said.
For the first time official data reveals the Middle East's facebook and twitter trends, expect the unexpected!
Facebook has published data related to the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time
Nothing gentle here: Moody's tells GCC states to brace themselves for a 'gentle decline in oil prices'
The effects on the economies of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries would be negative to neutral under an adverse scenario in which oil prices decline to $90 per barrel (pb) by 2020
March 5, 2014
Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, said on Wednesday it is counting on the World Cup football championships in Brazil to boost sales and earnings this year.
With the Egyptian blockade, is Hamas in deep financial trouble? Well, its employees are complaining about not being paid
The tunnels’ closure has meant losses of millions of dollars in tax income for the Hamas government.
Refugee infants in Lebanon, nearly 2,000 of whom under the age of five, are now “at risk of dying” from malnutrition, according to UNICEF; Bahrain faces a back and forth between the government and protesters; and with freedom comes opinion.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to leave power if his ruling Justice and Development party (AK) fails to win the upcoming local elections.
Jabeur Mejri was jailed for posting Prophet Mohammed cartoons on Facebook and was the first victim of expressing himself during the Tunisian revolution; spamming by Gaddafi's daughter; Obama confronts Netanyahu; and Gulf States be fightin'.
25 people have been arrested in Bahrain on suspicion of being involved in the bomb blast that killed three policemen earlier this week near Manama, the country's capital.
The U.N. Security Council failed to take action that could have prevented much of the human suffering in Syria, a U.N. commission of inquiry said Wednesday.