August 13, 2014
Iran passes a law banning all surgeries that permanently prevent pregnancy.
Documenting financial (mis)behaviour: Al Etihad Credit Bureau to begin issuing consumer credit reports
The credit reports will include records about consumers’ debt levels, financial obligations, credit payments, history of default payments and late payments.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Wednesday to attend his trail on murder charges.
Middle East airlines carried 157.9 million passengers in 2013, marking an increase of 8.8 per cent over the figures for the previous year.
Five people including two journalists were killed after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in the northern Gaza Strip. Six others were also critically injured.
Egyptian actors Mona Zaki and Ahmed Helmy celebrated their daughter Lilly's birthday this week.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah congratulated Haider Al-Abadi on becoming the next prime minister of Iraq, expressing hope that Sunnis, Shia and Kurds would be unified.
Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of a string of villages in Syria's Aleppo province.
Rumor has it that Egyptian actress May Ezzedine is getting chummy with Haifa Wehbe's ex-hubby!
Haider Al-abadi new Prime Minister for Iraq
Israeli forces arrested 57 Palestinians in overnight raids across East Jerusalem, while 12 were arrested in the West Bank, an official confirmed.
Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is seeking to reinforce his squad ahead of the beginning of their 2014-15 Premier League campaign this weekend
A bomb exploded near the house of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.
Egypt's President Sisi is in Russia to discuss trade ties, along with over of five million tons of wheat promised to Egypt; Iranian-American first woman to win Fields Medal in Mathematics; and the earth is so rotten, Satan himself weeps.
Tensions remain high in the aftermath of Arsal. Lebanese nationals blame Syrian refugees for the violence, while the latter deny any involvement. But, who is right?
A Pakistani engineer asked a Kuwaiti girl's family for her hand in marriage and the parents said no. She insisted she was in love and went to court to prove it; Israel once again given a free pass to kill; and not all ISIS pictures are really them.
A settler who set fire to and killed Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdeir, allegedly confessed to murdering the boy, which was aired on Israel TV Monday.
Libya's new parliament agreed that the next president would be elected by popular vote.
A member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dror Feiler speaks during a press conference
Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), will next month begin investigating Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip after a panel was appointed Monday.
You’re not too young to die: British jihadists in bid to recruit boys as young as 15 on social media sites
British jihadists fighting with terror squads in Iraq are using social networking sites to lure young Muslim teenagers from the UK into joining the Islamic State fanatics.
Ten UAE cyclists will bike across the U.S. in September to raise money for injured and displaced Palestinian children with a goal to raise at least $250,000.
Up to 1,951 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued for the third day, while mediation talks resume in Egypt.
Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi says current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will continue to play a role in Iraq's newly formed government.
The Dubai Crown Prince recently announced a project set to showcase 360 degree virtual tours of Dubai.
Get prepped to see our sizzling stars Karim Abdel Aziz and Nelly Karim on the big screen this weekend.
The EIU pointed out that Lebanon was lagging behind other neighboring countries in the Levant Basin in this process, and Israel was already reaching the phase of monetizing its gas reserves.
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim is taking her success from "Sijin Al Nisa" (Women Prison) and running with it.
August 12, 2014
Around 27.8% of Egyptian youth are poor while 24.1% are near the poverty line.
After failing to make El Tri's starting line-up at the World Cup, the striker has been urged to seek pastures new by his boss at international level
The police chief in Libya's Tripoli was gunned down Tuesday.
A helicopter delivering aid crashed Tuesday in Iraq's Sinjar mountains.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi received the approval and support of both the U.S. and Iran after his nomination.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged security forces to stay out of politics Tuesday as the U.S. continues air strikes against militants in northern Iraq.
The initial results show an 11.8-percent decline in occupancy to 45.4 percent.
Human Rights Watch has released a new report that accuses the current Egyptian government of serious human rights abuses.
Advanced economies, represented by the US, Europe and Japan, have imported goods at the fastest rate in more than two years in the last three months.
The rating agency says that although domestic politics have been fairly stable, the government faces continued pressure to maintain social spending.
Malaysia, UAE, UK attract most conferences, intensified battles to be world’s Islamic finance hub.
The Spain international, who arrived at the Etihad from Valencia, has committed himself to the current Premier League champions until 2019
A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.
Chelsea have been forced to continue their search for David Luiz's replacement at the heart of defense after having been rebuffed multiple times for various targets.
The British government completed a second air drop of aid to Iraqis Tuesday.
Samsung is the number one ranked brand in the Top 10 Buzz Rankings across the United Arab Emirates for the first half of 2014.
Egyptian films Factory Girl, Villa 69 and The Ferry feature in the Malmo Arab Film Festival's video promo
The newly released promo of the upcoming Malmo Arab Film Festival includes Egyptian films Factory Girl, Vila 69 and The Ferry.
The joke's on YOU: Ahlam tells her haters why she really posts those pretentious pictures of herself!
UAE singer Ahlam has oh-so-many haters, who hate the pictures she posts. Now, she tells them exactly why she shares those pix with her fans!
The expansion of international schools in the Gulf region continues, registering the second fastest growth rate in the world and now has 982 international schools in the region.
17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer has kept to a steady pace in his buildup for the US Open starting in a fortnight and said that his weekend title loss in Canada helped him gather more information on improving his game.
Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.
IDF warships opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the Rafah coast Tuesday, violating the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
While George Clooney makes no comment on the Gaza-Israel conflict, Amal Alamuddin turns down an offer to join the UN's special observation team on the war in Gaza.
The winds of change have affected the anti-Americans, "how embarrassing it must be for the “anti-imperialists” to suddenly find the Empire fighting on their side."; US Media finally sees the other side of Gaza; and Sisi on the HRW's bad side.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.
Lebanese lawmakers failed in a tenth attempt to elect a new president Tuesday, prompting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone voting till September 2.
A British jihadist fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq has boasted of preparing for ‘martyrdom’.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has beaten off competition from Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Barcelona's Luis Suarez to top the Premier League shirt sales chart for the second year in a run.
Sherine Abdel Wahab stuns in a red dress as she performs at the Carthage Festival in Tunisia. (Image: Facebook)
Sherine Abdel Wahab
Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jack, Mork, and Peter Pan are just a few of the characters played by comedic legend Robin Williams; horrible stories of Yazidi children dying in the mountains; and Kyrgyz Pres. schmoozes with Erdogan.
A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo on Monday ended with a partial draft agreement on easing the blockade on Gaza, sources close to the talks told Ma'an.
Fifi Abdo welcomed celebrities at her daughter Hanadi's luxurious wedding in Cairo this week.
Security forces in Egypt arrested two alleged members of a militant group in the tense Sinai Peninsula, the country's state news agency reported Tuesday.
Truce time: Israelis head back to beaches as Gazans return to the rubble to pick up the pieces of their lives
Two very different responses to the ceasefire: Israelis sunbathe on the beach as life attempts to get back to normal... but in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians return to see what remains of their homes
The potential successor to Nouri al-Maliki has created an even bigger political turmoil for Iraq's future, seeing as the current leader won't resign. For better or worse, who is Haider al-Abadi?
Kazem el Saher has become a granddad again!
Palestinian families continued to return home on the second day of a 72-hour ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas.
You can now see hundreds of torture devices used throughout the ages in Egypt's newly opened "torture museum". Might be a bit PG13 for the kids though!
Peshmerga forces in Iraq made significant gains against terrorist group ISIS after several days of fighting, according to Press TV.
Outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected the naming of his successor as premier on Monday, charging that it amounted to a violation of Iraq's constitution.
Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri donated $15 million to help reconstruct the besieged border town of Arsal following heavy clashes between the army and militants.
The UN Human Rights Council appointed a three-member panel, including George Clooney's fiancé Amal Alamuddin, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.
A poster left by a participant taking part in a candlelight vigil and silent protest
The Jordanian singer is postponing his album and canceling his concerts as a step of solidarity with the people of Gaza.
The two black boxes of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's capital, Tehran, have been found, according to Iranian officials.
Amro Arafa has said "See ya" to the makers of the past Ramadan drama "Saraya Abdeen" and won't be coming back for a sequel.
The first Western journalist to reach the Sinjar mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis have taken refuge from ISIS describes what he saw.
A pro-Palestinian campaign group in Turkey plans to send aid in a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza, four years after its last attempt to break the Israeli blockade which resulted in 9 Turkish deaths.
"The more the Kingdom produces, the lower its spare production capacity becomes, meaning the smaller the cushion to cope with new supply disruptions."
Unstable security conditions in Lebanon led Assi Helani to postpone a big interview scheduled with Paula Ya'qoubian.
Don't believe everything you see on the internet: Somaya Al Khashab continues her story on how she lost the weight
A viral ad featuring a pic of Somaya Al Khashab leads to more controversy on just how the diva has a new slim and trim look.
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Carole Samaha's single "Sahranine" quickly became the most heard song on Anghami after it was released on the app, and the success is still going strong.
Mahir Al Tabaa, head of the Gaza chamber of commerce and industry, agreed the conflict had caused "huge and long term indirect losses" for the economy.
In a move to force businessmen to donate, a campaign was launched in early August to track businessmen who did not donate to the fund,
August 11, 2014
Nassef Sawiris, Egypt’s richest man, is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) and owns stakes in cement company Lafarge as well as Texas Industries.
“There’s talk of changes in Baghdad. The oil market is sort of waiting to see what happens,” Wardell said.
For once, the UAE's malls transcend consumerist goals: cancer research centres coming to Dubai, Abu Dhabi
The healthcare provider said that its first Health Promotion Centre will be established in the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi by the end of 2014.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.
With the likes of Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the stage, anyone who likes action film will love this film; Bahrain hacking it's own fact finding commission; and Israel has used Palestinians as shields multiple times.
President Barack Obama came under fire from his opponents in Washington on Sunday as the U.S. launched further air strikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq.
Jordanian security services arrested 20 suspected jihadists with alleged ties to the Islamic State on Sunday.
The Premier League champions have finally saled a deal for the France international, having made acquiring an elite defender to partner Vicente Kompany a summer priority
The agency attributed the surge to the rising demand for food commoditiessuch as vegetables, dairy products and poultry, and the government’s decision to raise fuel, electricity and tobaccoprices.
Supported by a third day of US air strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, Kurdish forces have carried out counterattacks claiming to have retaken two border towns.
Where you aware that currently, more than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan do not live in a refugee camp? Find out more factoids here; the four stages of whining in Lebanon are hilarious; and ZZ Top is teaming up with uber-DJ David Guetta.
From black books to peacock angels, there´s something about the Yazidis: 14 facts about the people the ISIS killing machine wants dead.
If you've been waiting for forty years to find out who Mahmoud Darwish's lover "Rita" really is, then you've got to read this story!
At least 250,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by Israel's military attacks in Gaza, according to Press TV.
According to Iranian state media, 10 of the 48 passengers and crew on board the plane that crashed in Tehran on Sunday survived.
Clashes continued in Syria between the militant group Islamic State, tribesmen and government forces causing thousands of people to flee, according to Al Akbar.