May 24, 2015
The TV we've come to know may be old news.
The country's main index EGX30 jumped 8.25 percent this week after the government put a hold on a new tax on capital gains.
The multi-faceted Tunisian announced the launch of her own production company at the Cannes Film Festival.
Nearly a year after the 50-day Gaza war, the World Bank called for urgent reforms to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis" in Gaza.
A 67-year-old man was killed when a bomb exploded in a road tunnel.
Jordan confirms investment projects worth $8.5B finalized at the conclusion of the World Economic Forum meeting at the Dead Sea.
Oman is set to expand its water infrastructure by spending $6.5 billion over the next 25 years.
The past, present and future of Anbar province; the dangers of fixing stereotypes about Arabs; and the need to speak out against domestic violence.
Ramez Galal is back with a vengeance, and this year Paris Hilton was one of the prankster's victims!
It will be illegal to wear the burqa in schools, hospitals and on public transport.
A leading Lebanese banker called on Lebanese businesses abroad to invest 5 percent of their profits in the country's private sector.
The stabbing took place late Sturday night
We've been getting the star scoop with Raya for years, but the Lebanese-Brit presenter is a celeb in her own right.
After taking the Syrian side three days prior, Daesh is now in full control of both sides of the border crossing.
$2.97 billion was deposited into the 'Kuwait Fund' as compensation for environmental damages caused during the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini paid a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an attempt to relaunch the peace process.
The Imam will support Germany's Muslim soldiers serving in the military.
Syrian actress Suzanne Najm Eddine has a butterfly on her shoulder!
An Egyptian journalist walked the streets of Cairo wearing ultra-Orthodox Jewish garb to test attitudes- and apparently it wasn't all bad.
Thousands of Palestinians marched in northern Israel to protest the death sentence of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
BRT in Tajikistan looks to Saudi-based ICD, an arm of the Islamic Development Bank, in their move towards a shariah compliant financial system.
Get ready to tuck into the 11 soaps to grace our screens over Ramadan.
Saudi Arabia's official press agency claims the suspect, Saleh al-Qashaami, was already wanted by Saudi security agencies.
Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.
Iraqi government forces have managed to take back the town of Husaybeh from Daesh in Anbar province,Iraq.
Duke University researchers are developing a tool that allows hi-res video games to be played on mobile devices for a fraction of cloud-gaming bandwidth.
Getting to grips with the basics of interest rates will help you make an informed decision about your financial affairs.
The UAE Space Agency is launching its official strategy and operation plan in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The commander of international forces in Afghanistan has said that Daesh (ISIS) is actively recruiting in the country, although is not yet operational there.
Low interest rates and savings surpluses, as well as low oil prices, mean the time is right for MENA countries to focus on infrastructure development; public-private partnerships are essential.
Assess your management style and understand how delegation can help you become more effective and efficient.
May 23, 2015
Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests.
The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran says it will inform FIFA of its agreement with the Palestinian Football Association’s demand for expelling Israel from the world body.
Tarek El-Sharif claims that his father Omar Sharif is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Michael Schumacher's manager has recently said that after almost 17 months of suffering, the Formula One champion is still improving.
The Nigerian army has rescued another 20 women and children who were being held captive by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
Egypt's ousted president, Mohamad, Morsi is standing trial for insulting the judiciary in the country. He is on trial along with 25 other people.
The United Nations envoy on Libya has warned that Daesh's presence in Libya could became of very serious threat to the country.
The Germany international says the club exaggerated the severity of his injury problems in order to deny him more game time
At least 14 people have been killed after a barrel bomb attack on Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria, an opposition group has claimed.
Chaotic geopolitics across the Middle East and North Africa could lead to a new strategic order in the region.
Saudi Arabia rejected an offer by Israel to supply it with Iron Dome rocket defense technology, according to a London-based Arab newspaper.
Young people should be educated in critical thinking skills, while the inclusion of women in the workforce can reduce unemployment levels.
The owner of a Holon pizzeria was arrested this week after police discovered that the pizza they ordered was sprinkled with synthetic marijuana instead of oregano.
High heat, high pressure bombs deemed illegal under international law — this is the vacuum bomb, and it may have just resurfaced.
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
Egypt's President Sisi stressed the importance of engaging young people and addressing extremism, while Palestinian leader Abbas expressed hope for resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Three outstanding social entrepreneurs from Morocco, Lebanon and Palestine working in the areas of health, disability, employment and gender are this year's MENA awardees.
The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by Daesh militants.
Hundreds of Sudanese have rallied outside the office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the capital, Khartoum, to denounce a death sentence handed down to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
The New Vision for Arab Employment Initiative commits to making 100,000 youth job-ready by 2017.
The bill gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators.
The announcement comes after a visit by Palestinian foreign affairs minister Riyad al-Maliki to Venezuela this past week.
Salma Hayek is in discussions about portraying cunning courtesan Mata Hari, who was executed by firing squad in 1917 after being accused of spying for Germany.
Meeting is a platform to promote economic and social progress; King calls for entrepreneurship and inclusive growth to achieve regional prosperity; MENA should focus on innovation and not be sidetracked by regional turmoil.
Before this secular Muslim American man left to join Daesh, he was paying $700 monthly to three separate women - yikes.
Police violence against pets leaves Iranian dog owners heartbroken; Palestinian play portrays microcosm of life under occupation; and an archeology buff reflects on the fall of Palmyra.
May 22, 2015
A spokesman for Popular Mobilization, a Shiite militia, announced Iraqi forces plan to launch Ramadi offensive in upcoming days to retake the city from Daesh.
Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein has named restoring the credibility of the ruling football body FIFA a priority in his presidential campaign to topple incumbent Joseph Blatter.
President of the Palestine Football Association, Jibril Rajoub sent a Letter to Mr. Joseph Blatter, President of the International Federation Football Association FIFA,
Turkish authorities on Friday arrested 43 suspected supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen ahead of June 7 legislative elections.
The Saudi Arabian Football Union disclosed that it was closely following-up some grave soccer referees' mistakes which mounted to become a fixed motto made to badly treat Saudi football clubs
Mohamed Ghanem Al Ali is delighted that the midfielder will join the Qatari side and believes he can help them win a third Asian Champions League title
In an online statement, Daesh militants claimed Friday's deadly suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Qatif. At least 15 were killed, sources say.
A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO.
Moroccan migrant Abdelmajid Touil, arrested for alleged involvement in Bardo museum attack, maintained his innocence Friday during his first hearing in Milan.
Security sources say the bombs were planted before Friday prayers, two of the 13 people are in critical condition.
Friday morning airstrikes targeted Houthi positions around Yemen's capital, residents say.
Egypt's Al Azhar University said it wouldn't allow transgender engineering professor to keep her job after a sex change because she could "face problems" with students.
At least 15 people are believed to have been killed by a suicide bomber after explosives were detonated at a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Saudi Arabia.
Pentagon officials admitted killing civilians during the US-led coalition's air campaign against Daesh militants in Syria.
British police prevented a 16-year-old from leaving London to join Daesh militants in Syria following an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail.
Israel makes it to the final and complains about Hungary's entry, which references Gaza in the original video.
A Daesh militant from Palestine was killed fighting in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The 27-year-old is believed to have joined the terrorist group five months ago.
Houthi rebels in Yemen demanded an end to Saudi airstrikes as a condition to participate in UN-brokered peace talks.
A ten-year-old Palestinian minor was shot and critically injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire on the child in northeast Jerusalem.
These amateurs show they know how to be resourceful in war.
Models Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Chanel Iman conduct an auction for amfAR's 22st Annual Cinema Against AIDS, at the Cannes Film Festival
A British TV presenter is in hot water after comparing gay marriage to Daesh on her women's chat show.
A British national was convicted on Thursday of killing a US soldier in a roadside bombing in September 2007.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that the Boko Haram conflict has caused a grave crisis, with more funding for victims needed.
The plans were revealed at a press conference at the Imex Frankfurt 2015 in Germany.
The governor disclosed his plans for massive development in the region.
Israel has refused a court order to pay compensation to Iran as part of an agreement dating back to the Islamic Revolution.
Several officials confirmed Daesh has taken control of the border crossing in the Homs province.
May 21, 2015
The forum will be held on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, where over 58 countries plan to attend.
Gulf News visited the office on Thursday and was told that while it is still officially open, no employees appear to have ever worked in the office.
The candidate for the Fifa presidency has confirmed that he wants to expand the tournament as he released an updated version of his manifesto
Reports indicate that over 40,000 people have escaped Daesh in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq.
At least 17 people have been executed in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, AFP has reported. Four of them are thought to have been beheaded.
Watch a Reddit news "exclusive" go delightfully wrong.
Here are the MENA countries that made it to the top ten list no one wants to be on.
Daesh is urging its followers in Egypt to attack judges and court officials for cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
Prince Ali will be Sepp Blatter's sole rival after the former Portugal star joined Michael van Praag in announcing he will no longer stand
The Olympic Council of Asia has selected Iran to host the upcoming West Asian Games, the OCA president has said.
Three people have been arrested in Lebanon, accused of financing armed groups in Syria, according to the Lebanese Army.
Two mortar attacks close to Russian's embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus have left at least one person dead.
Daesh is now in control of half of Syria, according to the monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Ghita, a student from Casablanca, was discovered via social media and will be opening for Maroon 5 at the star-studded Mawazine Festival that starts on May 29th.