November 20, 2015
The UN condemned the execution of two Chinese and Norwegian nationals by Daesh militants in Syria.
Hundreds of people were taken hostage by gunmen Friday at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Malian capital Bamako, including French, Chinese and Turkish nationals.
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was freed from a US prison Friday after spending 30 years behind bars.
The mother and brother of Europe's first suicide bomber were detained by French security forces in Paris.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Muslim nations to unite against terrorists in wake of the recent attacks in Beirut and Paris.
Hasana Ait Boulahacen, who was involved in the recent terror attacks on Paris, is being regarded as Europe's first female suicide bomber. During the Paris attacks Boulahacen, calling out for assistance, lured French forces to a building where she detonated the bombs strapped to her body.
The Indonesian national is accused of actively promoting the Nusra cause on social media platforms.
Russia's deputy foreign minister reported 2,719 Russian citizens had left to fight for Daesh in Syria.
November 19, 2015
Forbes Middle East unveils its list of Top 100 Executives in the Middle East.
The Riyadh-based King Fahad National Library (KFNL) was picked as the best architectural work in 2015 by global A+Award program, according to an online report.
An analysis of the incompetency in Saudi Arabian education system; The need to treat psychological horrors of war on young Syrian children; Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to meet recently orphaned 3-year-old Lebanese boy; The heart-breaking descent of beautiful Lebanon into war.
The Republican-introduced legislation passed the house with a wide margin.
“Any qualified person, including Bahsar al-Assad, is entitled to stand as candidate in any final political process, but it is the Syrian people who will decide," Iran's foreign minister told reporters.
Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton distanced herself from President Obama's strategy in Syria by calling for a more aggressive approach to fighting the militant group.
Erdogan spoke at an energy summit in Istanbul on Thursday, where he accused Bashar al-Assad's government of supporting terrorism and of being the main culprit of 380,000 deaths of its people. He also claimed that "Assad is now taking Daesh oil and turning it into money."
Hollande spoke in Paris on Wednesday before a gathering of the countries mayors and affirmed that France will still accept over 30,000 refugees within the next two years.
GCC equity markets are looking increasingly attractive after the broad based sell off since the summer.
George and Amal Clooney are ready for a baby, maybe by adopting! Her Lebanese family is surely shouting for joy.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Thursday signed an agreement to enable long-awaited 3G mobile access in the occupied Palestinian territory.
President Xi Jinping condemned terrorism and claimed that China will fight against any violent attacks. His condemnation comes after Daesh claimed that it had killed Chinese national Fan Jinghui along with a Norwegian captive.
The two Syrian refugees were detained in Kos after authorities found photos of the Daesh flag on their phones.
Oman's ace tennis player, Fatma al Nabhani, began her campaign in the US$10,000 Morocco Open in Casablanca on an emphatic note.
"I Love You Too Much" hit maker Carlos Santa is coming back to Dubai to perform at the 2016 Jazz Festival.
The academic accused Turkey directly this week, but it's not the first time Ankara's been implicated.
Killings and kidnappings in the Ghazni province have prompted a widespread police operation to curtail violence.
A Palestinian suspect opened fire from a car in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc before being shot at the scene of the crime.
Manuel Pelegrini had hoped the midfielder would be fit for the weekend's match with Liverpool, but that will not be the case
Two unidentified militants were killed and several others captured by Hezbollah forces in northeastern Lebanon.
He said that we should expect God to help us solve the problems we created.
Photoshop strikes again.
Serbia and Macedonia, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency, have reduced refugee entries to merely Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghans. Emerging conflicts in Middle Eastern and African countries have prompted asylum seekers to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.
How Daesh's attacks in Lebanon drew Hamas and Hezbollah together; Why terrorism becomes a bigger threat when refugees are not accepted; About an Arabic film screening in Jordan Tuesday evening; And some comic relief in the form of Lebanese Siri.
Iraq and Iran are coordinating on the security and legal requirements for Shia pilgrims crossing into Iraq for Arbaeen.
Ragheb Alama: From NYC with love! (Facebook)
Two Israelis are dead and two others injured following a stabbing attack which took place inside of the Panorama building on Ben Tsavi street in the city.
Morocco national team assistant coach Hafeedh Abdul Sadek has said Amavubi will pose the toughest challenge in their group at the 2016 Africa National Championship (CHAN) finals tournament slated for 16 January to February 7 in Rwanda.
Myriam Fares wishes Oman a happy National Day. (Instagram)
A Yemeni official said the three had been detained by Houthi-run security forces.
An interview with the film "El-Leila El-Kebira"'s director Sameh Abdelaziz prior to the screening.
A woman whose name is in fact "Isis" said Facebook kept deactivating her account because they thought she was a terrorist.
The sports industry accounts for 0.8 per cent of Dubai's GDP and employs roughly 14,500 people, according to Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
The Palestinian Authority has excluded Hamas from discussion with Egypt on the reopening of the border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo will be meeting a Lebanese boy who lost his parents in the recent suicide bombings in Beirut.
The body of Abdelhamid Abaaoud has been identified following the Wednesday night raid.
In response to the coordinated attacks in Paris, French lawmakers are proposing a bill that would extend the state of emergency to February.
Two people have died and schools are closing in a recent outbreak of swine flu in Kuwait.
Barclays' bullish forecast for rising oil prices is cause for optimism, with the UAE's energy minister standing by OPEC's decision to continue production.
A Palestinian child looks of a building painted by Palestinian artists in the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City
A Palestinian child looks of a building painted by Palestinian artists in the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City
A security guard at the Stade de France stopped a suicide bomber from entering, but the Internet is confused as to who the hero really is.
The Japanese authorities promised on Wednesday to organize safe Olympic games in 2020, after the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.
A World Bank expert has told G20 participants that emerging markets can easily harness international Islamic finance by establishing correct legal structures.
Kuwaiti TV personality Halima Boland was harassed by two unidentified men this week.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius made the remarks as he called for world powers to rally their forces around the fight against the militant group.
One person has been killed and two others injured in a stabbing attack at the Panorama building along Ben Tzvi Boulevard in southern Tel Aviv.
Italian authorities are searching for five Daesh militants who may be targeting national landmarks.
A photo appearing in the group's English-language magazine Dabiq purports to show the device that downed the Russian aircraft.
At least 14 Iraqis were killed and 35 others injured in several attacks across Baghdad and Diyala province.
Samia Ghadie of British show Coronation Street was spotted Christmas shopping with newborn son and girlfriend in Cheshire.
After a checkpoint altercation, Israeli forces fired tear gas and skunk water into the nearby Palestinian neighborhood, preventing children from reaching school.
The Monster Employment Index has revealed that while banking, telecoms and financial services saw 30 percent year on year growth, education has suffered a 22 percent slowdown.
As parts of the country recover from heavy flooding that killed eight people, an environmental expert warns that the Kingdom's dams can't hold floodwaters due to poor maintenance.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced in his address to extend France's state of emergency that there is a risk of Daesh using chemical or bacteriological weapons in attacks.
The Republican candidate was hoping to show which US states were refusing refugees, but it didn't really work out that way.
The Daesh militant group announced executing two Norwegian and Chinese nationals after graphic photos were released of the men.
A young student from Gaza was shocked when Daesh used his photo and praised him for carrying out the attacks in Paris.
Critics complain that Qatar's families-only policy in malls on workers' only day off is subject to inconsistent application and racial-profiling.
The shooter killed himself with explosives following the attack in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, after killing two soldiers and injuring three others.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins stated that authorities have not confirmed the death of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind of the late Friday attacks. More forensics will be required to identify those killed in the recent Saint-Denis raids.
The negotiations for a 15-day ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta have failed.
A plane traveling from Poland to Egypt was grounded in Bulgaria after a passenger told the crew about a potential bomb.
Rapper Akon to perform during Abu Dhabi race weekend this month.
Daesh released a new sleek video of a would-be suicide bomber walking through Times Square as a warning that the city could be the militant group's next target.
The first three out of an expected eight Blackhawk helicopters from the US were received by Jordan, as part of the ongoing military cooperation between the two countries.
Belgian security forces conducted large scale raids in a Brussels suburb in a bid to arrest suspects linked to the tragic Paris attacks. But residents of Molenbeek are uniting in their condemnation of the attacks and urging others against stigmatizing the neighborhood based on the actions of a few.
Israeli forces raided over 20 houses and shot two men in the Duheisha refugee camp.
Despite worldwide coverage of Lebanon’s trash crisis, the country saw a fair demand for environmental tourism, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
A draft resolution was submitted to the UN Security Council by Russia aimed at combining "joint efforts" to combat Daesh.
Daesh published photos in their magazine "Dabiq", purporting to show the method of exploding a Metrojet airline late last month in Egypt's Sinai region.
The battle between Houthis and government forces to control Taiz will be the focal point of peace talks in Yemen. Here is why.
Girl power! The UAE has made history in the Arab world by appointing the first female speaker to parliament.
US President Barack Obama will veto a bill suspending the entry of Iraqi and Syrian refugees.
Sweden raised their threat level to 'high' after intelligence of someone plotting a Daesh-affiliated attack in the country.
A truce was reportedly agreed upon by Bashar al-Assad's government and rebels in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Iran's FM met with the UN special envoy to Yemen to discuss intervening in the ongoing conflict.
A researcher has found '100 percent success rate' for hacking into the system that uses BitLocker, the data encryption feature.
The border police officer who beat a Palestinian-American teenager in 2014 will receive community service because he "expressed regret."
Xenophobia doesn't look so different from WWII.
A new collaboration between Google and the Jumeirah Group gives you a 360° video interactive experience inside the world's tallest hotel, in an industry first.
A French police dog named Diesel was killed by militants during a raid on Wednesday.
Over 42,000 students in the Helmand province of Afghanistan have had to be relocated due to militant fighting near their schools
Who's the "Boss"? Saad Lamjarred! The "LM3ALLEM" hit maker is headed to the UAE this weekend.
At some point in your career, you may have to sell an idea, give a briefing, or show off your expertise. Here's how to keep your audience awake.
Emirates NBD’s Fitness Account is a new savings account that allows you to earn more by increasing your physical activity.
The coach of Turkey's national football team, Fatih Terim, vehemently criticized the loud booing during the minute's silence before the start of the match with Greece on Tuesday night.
November 18, 2015
Amid a slew of addresses from world leaders, comments from Jordan's Prince Hassan didn't make the news much.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree to reshuffle the Board of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), before the expected expiration of the current board on 26 November.
Louis van Gaal's side face competition from Inter after Barcelona dropped their interest
Three individuals claiming to be Daesh supporters stabbed a Jewish teacher in Marseille, French prosecutors said.
#JeSuisChien is trending on Twitter, although some feel that people's sympathies should be targeted elsewhere.
France is stepping up their involvement and pushing for unity in the US-led coalition against Daesh.