January 25, 2015
Carlos Queiroz's side claimed Iraq midfielder Alaa Abdul Zahrah Khashen Al-Azzawi was ineligible after being knocked out by their fierce rivals in the Asian Cup quarter-finals
Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said.
Five people have died at protests in several parts of Egypt on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising, the health ministry announced Sunday.
A Swedish reporter wore a star of David pendant and kippah as he walked around Malmo to test the public's attitudes toward Jews.
Following four Egyptian artists a year after the revolution; uncertainty after Yemen's government topples; and Palestinians in Israel strike against police brutality.
Iran ranked first in the Middle East and 14th in the world in terms of steel production in 2014, the World Steel Association (WSA) said in a recent report.
The threat of disqualification loomed temporarily over the designated away team, but they have retained their spot in the last four of the Asian Cup
The passing of King Abdullah in the early hours of Friday led to speculation that a leadership transition could result in a change to the country’s oil policy and strategy.
The Jordanian singer has a new album out produced by Rotana.
Germany has decided to stop exporting arms to Saudi Arabia, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag said on Sunday, citing government sources as saying the kingdom was “too unstable”
He left the judging panel for the talent show "X Factor Arabia", and now he's wishing those left behind good luck. Will they need it?
At the offices, dozens of women, most wearing headscarves, are busy at work, one group entering data on global trademarks for a company in the Netherlands.
The Yokne'am-based company, Amazon's first Israeli acquisition, is building an innovative semiconductor platform.
After Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz passed away Thursday evening at the age of 91, Kuwait's Hala February Music Festival declared all concerts cancelled in mourning.
Mixed signals: why King Abdullah's passing could not have come at a worse time for Saudi's oil sector
King Abdullah's death could not have come at a worse time for Saudi Arabia's vital oil sector as the absolute monarchy seeks to reassert its leadership in a fast-changing industry.
Meet "Nur", a Syrian refugee who has suffered sexual exploitation at the hands of her Turkish husband. But was it rape, and can she even escape?
The music scene on the Sinai is hoppin', and the new music festival Oshtoora is one example.
Two bombings in Baghdad have left eight civilians dead and at least 22 wounded.
Life's a beach and then you... sing! Looking forward to my gig tonight but until then relaxing in La Perla and taking in the sights of Dubai...
Hollywood's Rob Lowe is pissed because Obama favors outrageous YouTube star over Israel's Netanyahu!
The West Wing actor Rob Lowe mocks Obama for meeting with cereal-eating YouTube star and refusing to meet with Israel's Netanyahu!
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday as part of his official visit to the Horn of Africa.
A militant commander in Syria has threatened Damascus that terrorists may hit the capital by Katyusha rockets.
Now THIS is what we call a fab gown! Myriam Fares dazzles at private Doha wedding performance. (Image: Facebook)
King Tut loses his beard; the vulnerable Druze of Idlib province; and a Palestinian leader speaks out about his arrest.
Following a decision by an Israeli bookshop to cease in-store sales of Charlie Hebdo because of fear of Muslim push-back, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered Yisrael Beytenu to buy thousands of copies of the weekly to distribute publicly.
Dubai real estate giant Nakheel, hit badly during the global debt crisis, said Wednesday its profits surged 43 percent on year in 2014 to $1.0 billion.
Assala with her brother Anas and director Tareq al Aryan at the private screening of the film "Aswar Al Qamar." (Image: Facebook)
According to the lawsuit filed in a Detroit federal court, an officer taking Kazan's booking photograph made her remove her hijab.
Google Doodle celebrates Youssef Chahine’s 89th Birthday!
A bomb was detonated outside a sports club in Cairo's Heliopolis area.
Insurgents affiliated with the Boko Haram militant group are attacking the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, engaging in heavy fighting with security forces that are trying to repel the assault, multiple sources said Sunday.
Since the start of the US-led airstrikes against Daesh, only one percent of the supposed "caliphate" has been reclaimed.
Clashes have broken out between Southern Movement supporters and Yemeni security forces, leaving one member of the government forces dead.
Timeless musical icon Umm Kulthum was honored with a performance by Rehab Omar during the Muscat Chamber Music Series.
Yemen's parliament again postponed meeting following the resignation of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, leaving the country's imminent power vacuum unresolved.
Since the release of Hollywood's Iraq war movie "American Sniper," more Muslims have been reportedly attacked in the US.
Japan's government ministers held emergency meeting in response to the recently released Daesh video.
A woman was killed as security forces dispersed a march by the Socialist Popular Alliance Party on Saturday in central Cairo.
Mourners throw rice and flower petals over the coffin of Lebanese soldier Mohammad Ali Alaeddine who was killed in clashes with gunmen
Mourners throw rice and flower petals over the coffin of Lebanese soldier Mohammad Ali Alaeddine, who was killed alongside four other soldiers in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border, during his funeral on January 24, 2015,
Daesh reportedly demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese hostage they have captured.
He's hilarious, we're all in need of a good laugh. Comic Trevor Noah's Dubai gig will be a very good thing.
An American woman was sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to join Daesh. She planned to join Daesh in Turkey and marry a militant she had never met.
He said such recreational drones pose a serious risk to the safety of air navigation as well as passengers, he said.
Australia are flying high at the Asian Cup but cannot afford to be complacent as they ppare to face a tricky UAE side for a place in the Sydney final on January 31.
As a new age Saudi monarchy is ushered in with the placement of former Crown Prince Salman, world leaders arrived in Saudi capital Riyadh to offer condolences.
Activist network Syrian Network for Human Rights reported in a statement that at least 92 people across Syria were killed in government airstrikes on Friday.
The crackdown will be the largest operation ever, conducted by the authorities in Kuwait, an official said.
The proposed Arab Stabilisation Plan, ASP, would build a regional framework to promote infrastructure investment and create jobs.
January 24, 2015
The following are the Asian Nations Cup 2015 Semifinals currently held in Australia:
Championship outfit Middlesbrough won 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with Manchester City lacklustre for the majority after arriving back in England on Friday
Reformist or stagnating ruler? Turns out the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was a lot of things. Here's the decade-long King in twelve slides.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Riyadh. He will offer his condolences after the death of Saudi King Abdullah.
Women can't drive in Saudi, but Queen Elizabeth put the late Saudi King Abdullah in the passenger seat on a visit to the UK in 1998; Take a look at the Lebanese soldiers who died against ISIS; A terrible video shows animal abuse in Lebanon.
In an unverified video released Saturday afternoon, Daesh militants claim to have killed the first of two Japanese hostages after the passing of a 72-hour deadline to receive a $200 million ransom, and issues new demands for the release of the second hostage, journalist Kenji Goto.
Seriously, why did Lindsay Lohan post an Instagram about Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's death?
US military's Central Command General Lloyd Austin said US and Iraqi forces are organizing plans to launch a counter-attack in the Daesh-held, northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Oil prices rose on Friday after the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah added more uncertainty to an oil market that has more than halved over the last six months.
Saudi Arabia’s new king is expected to focus economic policy on creating jobs and multibillion dollar infrastructure projects to prevent tumbling oil prices from causing social tensions or undermining business confidence.
Following the early Friday death of Saudi King Abdullah, Lebanese officials joined international voices when Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri was consoled by hundreds in downtown Beirut.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the Yemeni government, thousands are marching in Sanaa in the largest anti-Houthi demonstration yet.
The Sharjah Media Centre postpones Majida el Roumi's charity concert with news of Saudi Arabia's King Abdallah's death.
In the wake of the death of Saudi King Abdullah, U.S. President Barack Obama plans to cut his visit to India short and fly to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia's new King Salman was quick to keep veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi on Friday in a message aimed at calming a jittery energy market mindful of Naimi's powerful role.
Amid international debate on what, exactly, the late King Abdullah's legacy represents, this is a story about a Queen, a King and a Land Rover, and it's gonna make today better.
Ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front have reportedly left casualties on both sides, with two Lebanese soldiers dead, four wounded and five missing completely in the restive Lebanese border town of Ras Baalbek.
Mohammad al-Zahawi, the leader of Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Shariah, died of wounds incurred in an ambush in September.
A members of the Spanish Legion stands beside a goat mascot during a farewell ceremony for the contingent making up part of the "Support Iraq" operation
A members of the Spanish Legion stands beside a goat mascot during a farewell ceremony for the contingent making up part of the "Support Iraq" operation, at the base military "Alvarez de Sotomayor in Almeria on January 23, 2015.
With impending social issues and a tense economic environment at home, and regional and international interests looming outside his country's borders, newly appointed Saudi King Salman has moved quickly to appoint younger heirs, reassuring of a path not far from the late King Abdullah's, and a successor plan for years to come.
The 22-year-old will move to Italy temporarily, though the Serie A club have the option to make the move permanent for €17 million
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif held nuclear talks during the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. The meeting was their fifth in the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1.
British-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday an air attack by the Syrian government in the city of Ghouta, outside Damascus, has killed over 40 people, many of the women and children.
The new season of Arabs Got Talent has some serious contenders, but Yasmina is the one act everyone needs to watch out for!
Carlos Queiroz's future as Iran coach is uncertain after the side were eliminated by Iraq in the Asian Cup quarter-finals in Australia on Friday.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Yemen to support Shia Ansarullah revolutionaries of Houthi movement.
As tributes flooded in for the passing of the Saudi's King Abdullah, so too did the announcements of official days of mourning from Arab and Middle Eastern leaders.
January 23, 2015
Tributes, condolences and kind words have continued to pour in for King Abdullah following his death early on Friday.
Chelsea have told Roma they will only allow winger Mohamed Salah to leave this month on a permanent deal worth over £11m.
Islamic fundamentalists and those who support them took to social media to celebrate the death of the late Saudi King Abdullah on Friday, the Associated Press has reported.
The striker recovered from malaria to feature on Friday and fired his nation right back into contention to qualify from Group C
Louise Mensch tweeted her fury at Saudi human rights abuses, and at the politicians and heads of state who issued condolences at the death of King Abdullah.
Israel's former president Shimon Peres Friday said the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was "a real loss for the peace of the Middle East."
Leaders from around the world gathered in Riyadh on Friday for the funeral of King Abdullah who passed away aged 90, after being admitted to hospital in December.
A Lebanese minister has slammed the campaign against Miss Lebanon and said that she will not be stripped of her title.
Amnesty International has lashed out at the Western leaders for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, voicing concern over the fate of the jailed Saudi activist, Raif Badawi.
He’s the nephew of the new King of Saudi Arabia and now he’s been named as next in line to the Saudi throne, AFP has reported, after Crown Prince Muqrin.
Gaku Shibasaki scored late on to cancel out Ali Ahmed Mabkhout's early opener and take the tie into extra time where UAE emerged after sudden death
Salman bin Abdulaziz will ascend to the throne of Saudi Arabia after a single year as its crown prince. But are reports true that he raised funds for the Mujahideen and has a son who went into space?
Daesh militants have reportedly clashed with the Free Syrian Army in eastern Lebanon, which has been suffering from a spillover of the Syria crisis.
The new Saudi king has appointed his son as the country's new defense minister, Saudi state television has reported.
The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah earlier this morning has placed the crown in the hands of his younger half-brother King Salman. But who is this veteran ruler?
Saudi Arabia's new king promised Friday to continue the policies of his predecessors in a nationally televised speech, taking control of the kingdom after the death of its 90-year-old ruler.
After seeing out a draw after 120 minutes of playing time, spot-kicks were needed to separate the two sides
Leaders from across the Middle East have paid tribute to the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who died on Friday morning.
Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack in Laskhar Gah city of Helmand on January 22, 2015.
President Obama has released a statement in response to King Abdullah's death, Reuters has reported.
Daesh has reportedly turned over 1,500 schools in Iraq's Anbar province into military barracks, local sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.
Yemen's President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi handed in his resignation on Thursday, not long after his Cabinet stepped down. It follows months of fighting in the country and comes just days after the government and Houthi rebels reached a peace deal.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died aged 90, after being admitted to hospital in December. He will be succeeded by his brother, Crown Prince Salman.
As Europe remains tense after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, British Foreign Secretary Philiip Hammond said he believed the greatest threat to British soil was a Daesh attack by sympathizers living in the UK.
Despite the fact that his very name is Ramadan, Mohammad won't be included in this year's drama marathon. name includes the Ramadan 915-626-5303 Mohammad Ramadan