July 21, 2014
The head of one of the world’s largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner,
Although imports from GCC rebounded in May 2014, their pace is still below that of fuel imports, and therefore the GCC keeps losing share.
“The Central Bank of Cyprus announces that, under the powers conferred to it by the relevant legislation, [it] has taken over, as of today, the management of the operations of the branch of FBME Bank Ltd. in Cyprus."
For years, rather decades, the US has been discouraging the very concept of resource nationalism, insisting instead to let free market forces control the global energy dynamics.
The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has criticized the Saudization scheme of replacing expatriate employees with Saudi nationals, which has resulted in a shortage of experts in many positions.
Saudi Arabia is all abuzz with excitement about ‘Smart Cities’ with social and technological factors converging to make the Kingdom ready for wide-spread Smart City developments.
Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix.
July 20, 2014
The Red Devils legend believes the former Ajax boss will give his countryman the armband ahead of Wayne Rooney, in the wake of Nemanja Vidic's departure this summer
Whether it is true or not, the social media sphere is going crazy with alerts that Hamas has taken an IDF soldier captive; Fuad Massoum for Iraqi President; mope deaths in Gaza; and Sisi mourns with the country over the dead soldiers.
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday alone as Israel's Operation Protective Edge continues.
Cairo summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires Sunday after Ankara leadership publicly criticized Egypt's role in handling the neighboring crisis in Gaza.
At least 135,000 Gazans have been displaced and over 2,000 homes have been destroyed within the past two weeks from Israel's offensive on the Palestinian Strip.
A militant attack on an Egyptian checkpoint Saturday has now left at least 21 border guards dead, according to new information Sunday.
At least 60 Syrian government soldiers were killed in clashes between Damascus and jihadists in Homs province Sunday.
The government of Bahrain has filed a lawsuit that will make the country's main opposition activities illegal under law for at least three months.
The Kuwait- and Dubai-listed company said the results were due to increased occupancy rates in recently completed residential developments and strong rental yields.
French daily Le Figaro reported Sunday that at least 15 Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza in their offensive on the Shejaiya district of the Strip.
The Blues boss says he is looking forward to going head-to-head with the Dutchman in the Premier League and is backing him to do a good job at Old Trafford
Dubai One, the Dubai government-owned English-language television channel, confirmed on Friday it is no longer producing content locally.
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said that it is possible for him to break his world records as he prepares to take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, which begin on Wednesday.
Sabic, which is 70 per cent state-owned, attributed the rise in profits to higher production and sales volumes as well as higher prices for products.
The flow of traffic on the busiest highway in Dubai will not be impacted and the number of lanes will be kept the same, the RTA has said.
Sadly, Kuwait is regarded as the under achiever among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries by some key business and economy indexes.
A short-lived "humanitarian truce" between Tel Aviv and Hamas was broken Sunday afternoon with the resumption of fighting in the neighborhood of Shejaya.
Palestinian groups and left-leaning Lebanese parties protested against Israel's offensive in Gaza outside the U.S. embassy in Awkar, north of Beirut on Sunday.
Tensions remain high after a terrorist allegedly linked to the Beirut hotel bombings was killed in Tripoli during overnight raids by security forces, while another wanted militiaman was arrested.
The South American nation's head of state, Jose Mujica, has hit out at the extent of the striker's ban from footballing activity and claims he needs "a helping hand"
A donkey was used to carry explosive devices towards Israeli soldiers in Gaza, but was promptly blown up when members of the IDF were forced to shoot the animal as it approached.
Plane racist! Jewish doctor thrown off plane for accusing Palestinian woman of having a suicide bomb
A Jewish doctor was kicked off a plane on July 7 for being abusive towards a Palestinian woman, according to an airline report.
Arsenal have already made two strong summer signings early on this transfer window with the arrival of French international fullback Mathieu Debuchy and Chilean international Alexis Sanchez.
This is what you can look forward to this week in Egypt if you're out on the town!
Hamas accepted a proposal by the International Committee of the Red Cross for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire.
Tweet and delete: celebs (what do they know about politics!) react and retract on Gaza war
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for recent car bombs in Baghdad that left at least 27 dead.
The Gunners manager admits that he "cannot guarantee" that his club captain will stay at Emirates Stadium but intends to sign a replacement should the Belgian be sold
International superstar Enrique Iglesias is making a return to Egypt with a new concert this August!
Israeli officials have prevented Palestinian artist and filmmaker Khaled Jarrar from leaving Palestine to attend the opening of his solo project in NYC.
Yasser Ghozlan, son of the Muslim Brotherhood´s spokesperson, Mahmoud Ghozlan, was arrested on Saturday in Cairo.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has cost Israel's economy millions of dollars each year. With the ongoing assault on Gaza, pro-Palestine activists have stepped up their game.
US pop star Selena Gomez has been criticized by pro-Israelis for her pro-Gaza Instagram post!
With the teaser trailer already exceeding half a million views in two weeks, producers of Made in Egypt decide to screen the movie in GCC countries, Lebanon and Jordan simultaneously.
'A Hologram for the King', a film by German director Tom Tykwer and starring Tom Hanks, will showcase Hurghada's underwater reefs.
Against the odds, Syrian children are making the best of being bombed
Jewish US comedian Bill Maher has been fiercely attacked after likening Hamas to a 'crazy woman trying to kill you'!
At least 12 civilians have been killed in a "Gaza City massacre" by Israel's army with hundreds injured, according to medics.
Amal Alamuddin officiated at her cousin's wedding and Clooney was there to bear witness!
Militias in Libya's Tripoli resumed their fighting at Libya's main airport Sunday.
From the Malaysian airliner being the reason for World War III to ISIS killing three Israeli teens to divert attention away from Iraq, conspiracy theories are dangerous distractions from the truth.
Egyptian security forces on Saturday prevented a humanitarian aid convoy from entering Gaza after checkpoint officers said the participants´ safety could not be assured.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in two major Israeli cities to call for an end to the Tel Aviv regime’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip, which has killed dozens of civilians and wounded many more over the recent days.
President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political leader Khalid Mashaal will meet in Qatar Sunday to discuss a truce in Gaza, on day 13 of an Israeli offensive, an official said.
Greek protesters hold a banner against the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in Crete, in Chania, a village near the NATO naval base of Souda, on July 19, 2014 in Crete. Banner reads : "Keep chemicals away from our sea - send chemical back to the companies that produced them." Greek protesters launched a three-day blockade of the road leading to the NATO naval base of Souda, in Crete, on July 19, reacting against the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the Mediterranean. AFP PHOTO / STEFANOS RAPANIS
Staff Sergenat Bania Roval, 20, from the Paratroopers 101st Battalion, was shot dead by a terrorist in a tunnel; 2nd-Lt. Bar Rahav, 21, was killed by a missile defense system's activation in a nearby tank.
Twenty-one border guards were killed at a military checkpoint in southern Egypt.
Palestinian medics say new Israeli bombardments on the besieged population in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Sunday morning have left a dozen people, including two children, dead.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.
China is the largest source of imports into Qatar.
"The contract is worth about 1 billion euros and was finalised last month," a French diplomatic source said. "It's the first big deal since we sold Mirage fighters (warplanes) about 20 years ago."
July 19, 2014
Drones prove a bane, not a boon, to global security; Hamas sends drones into Israeli airspace; Why using Yemen as a model will undermine US policy in the Middle East.
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has reportedly been forced to make an embarrassing U-turn and he has pledged his future to Manchester City after losing his battle to leave the club.
Mercedes' Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has insisted that that he is faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton and is in a defiant mood ahead of his home German Grand Prix on Sunday.
Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.
Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.
Fighters affiliated with Hamas' military wing on Saturday infiltrated the southern Israeli region of Eshkol near Ein HaShlosha through a tunnel and attacked an Israeli army patrol, injuring at least two soldiers in the ensuing firefight.
In a Friday report, Los Angeles Times cited Samir Zaitoun, a commander with Al Tawheed Brigade, a Syrian opposition group, as saying that nearly half the militants in Aleppo, mostly from small groups, have left over the last year.
A woman wrapped in a Palestinain flag gestures near anti-riot police
Crouching in a corner and flinching at every wave of the stick, a young boy’s abuse at the hands of an even younger Lebanese child was taped, and widely shared online Saturday,spreading waves of controversy across social media platforms.
More and more, it seems a gas mask is good to have in the Middle East. For those who don't have one on hand, here's an easy way to make your own; a father teaches his daughter how to beat up her brother; and Turkey blows off Sisi and Egypt.
A family consultant questioned the reliability of statistics released by the Justice Ministry that showed about 90 percent of marriages between Saudi women and foreign men were successful.
The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.
Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.
A video showing a large number of men harassing two girls on a street, said to be in the northern city of Irbid earlier this week, has hit a raw nerve among many Jordanians.
Iran and the P5+1 countries decided Friday to extend talks about the Iranian nuclear program for another four months, officials said.
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.
The UN's top chief will arrive is set to arrive in the Middle East today in the latest effort to end the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip.
July 18, 2014
The number of displaced Palestinians from Gaza has almost doubled within the past 24 hours after Israel launched its ground offensive Thursday evening.
Liverpool have already added four new faces in the forms of Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and most recently Lazar Markovic.
Liverpool had looked to have an advantage on acquiring the services of 25-year-old Chilean winger, Alexis Sanchez, early on in the race for the youngster because of having Luis Suarez as a bargaining chip with Barcelona.
Israel announced Friday that it would reduce its diplomatic presence in Turkey saying that Ankara's leadership was inciting protests against Tel Aviv's operations in Gaza.
Leadership in Baghdad pulled its ambassador in Jordan Friday,
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is set to return to Baghdad after spending 18 months in Germany for medical treatment.
Spanish League club Real Madrid look set to tie up a move for Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez as the midfielder has reportedly agreed terms for a 63 million pound deal with the 10-time European champions.
Israel deploys dystopian propaganda to depict Hamas as taking its own people hostage; Devil's advocate: an argument for why Israel is a beneficent peacemaker; How Israel and the West destroyed peace in Palestine; What much of the world's media thinks is inconsequential to inform its viewers about the conflict in Gaza.
The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has also called for Hamas to immediately accept a second version of the Egyptian ceasefire deal during his meeting with Turkey's leadership in Ankara Friday.
The Vatican called on Palestinian and Israeli leadership to implement an immediate ceasefire Friday to end the Gaza conflict.
U.S. TV network NBC yanked its leading correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin from covering Gaza after he reported the Israeli airstrike on the Gaza beach that left four Palestinian children dead.
Fresh fighting in Libya's capital was reported Friday despite earlier news that a ceasefire between the warring militias had been reached.
Bahraini women hold pictures of victims
The United Nations said Friday that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been kill this year thus far as violence continues to envelope the fragile country.
Libyan fighters in the country's capital who have been clashing at the country's main airport have agreed to a ceasefire
Israeli crowds cheered in the midst of a CNN report, while the IDF pounded Gaza in the background. Diana Magnay, the correspondent reporting live at the time, branded the group "scum", on Twitter shortly after.
Hundreds of Palestinians in southern Gaza fled their homes Friday as Israeli forces launched ground operations in the besieged enclave.
The salaries of expatriates in the private sector rose by 25 percent while those of Saudis declined by 1 percent during 2013
At least twenty-one Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by airstrikes and artillery fire since Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, medics said.
Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal says Israel’s ground invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip is destined to fail.
Four Civil Defense units, backed up by two rescue teams, battled for several hours a fire that ripped through a cluster of makeshift houses built on an empty plot in Al-Mansour Street in Mecca Thursday night.
With the loss of a child, Palestinian and Israeli families promote peace; The lunacy of Israel's self-defense claim; Want peace between Palestinians and Israelis? Don't hold your breath; Tweets and news of Israel's ground invasion of Gaza
Libyan leadership called on the United Nations late Thursday to assist the country's security forces in their effort to restore order in what has the potential to turn into a failed state.
Egyptians make up the largest group of religious pilgrims that have visited Mecca so far in 2014.
The centre-back left Manchester United at the end of last season, ending a 12-year association with the club, and has now been reunited with his former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp