December 12, 2014
The secretary general of Tunisia’s Ennahda Islamic Movement has tendered his resignation as the leader of the country’s most prominent political party.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi agreed to work together to find a solution for the conflict in Libya.
There is an increasing number of cases involving citizens from the African continent blackmailing young Saudi men for large sums of money by threatening to post footage of them performing cybersex.
December 11, 2014
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Jordan’s King Abdullah II agreed in a meeting in Amman on Thursday on the necessity of a political solution to the Syrian conflict and the resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Giallorossi general manager Mauro Baldissoni says the Dutch midfielder, just returning from injury, is a central part of their plans and will not be allowed to leave in January
Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says the country has arrested three supporters of the ISIL terrorists for the shooting and injuring of a Danish citizen late November.
The gap between rich and poor in Turkey is at the second highest level among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries,
The head of Dubai-based airline Emirates has reacted angrily to a suggestion by Airbus that it might stop making its A380 superjumbo airliner.
Germany has announced it is considering sending around 100 soldiers to northern Iraq to train peshmerga forces who are fighting the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
By investing tens of billions of dollars, the desert nation's output grew through the 1980s until it ironically became one of the world's largest wheat exporters.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blamed unnamed countries of plotting to bring down crude prices.
Abdullah Abu Thunain, deputy minister for inspection and work environment development, said that the punitive measures were taken following raids carried out by inspectors
“If you master salary negotiation, you can get a sneak peek into what your employer’s “reservation price” is and use it to your advantage.”
The European Union has barred all Libyan airlines from operating in the European airspace due to concerns over passenger safety amid fierce clashes in the North African country.
Despite being defeated by Luis Enrique's men on Wednesday, the club supremo still believes the French giants can soon be crowned kings of the continent
Al-Ahly become one of the most successful clubs in the world in terms of the number of championships won, with 129 official championships under its belt – a number that has not been surpassed by any other team in the world.
Iraqi armed forces started a military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the western province of Anbar on Thursday.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has referred Libya to the UN Security Council for not handing over the son of deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi for prosecution.
Egypt's premier Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah on his first visit to the kingdom Thursday.
Ever wonder where a Bruce Lee lookalike would emerge from? The martial arts legend randomly has a lookalike fan in Afghanistan.
Cool bunch! Tarik Freitekh with his "Abu Dhabi family," Sheikh Mansour and David, in Hollywood. (Image: Facebook)
McLaren is reportedly set to retain 2009 formula one world champion Jenson Button to partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in their 2015 driver line-up.
UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday.
The autopsy results of Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein show that he died after a powerful blow to the diaphragm and the heavy use of tear gas, Palestinian minister of civil affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said.
Taking on the Taliban, winning a Nobel Peace Prize and now Malala Yousafzai wants to be PM of Pakistan!
This teen is taking on the world! The 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and said she hoped to become the prime minister of Pakistan one day.
In an unexpected move, famous adult website PornHub just released an international interactive map entitled “Who lasts longest?”; E-commerce in the Arab world to reach USD10 Billion by 2018; Turning Wikipedia into a virtual galaxy.
Get ready to celebrate the New Year with Assi Helani and Kazem el Saher in Beirut this December!
Two passersby were lightly injured late Wednesday after a bomb exploded in front of a charity in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
President Bashar al-Assad supported Russian attempts to mediate peace negotiations between the Syrian leader and opposition groups.
The Lebanese singer has a holiday gift for her fans - an “Ya Bashar” (Oh People) album release one week before Christmas!
Constellation Hotels, part of the Qatar Holding investment vehicle, has reached an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group to buy its iconic InterContinental Paris Le Grand hotel for €330 million ($405 million).
A suicide bomber targeting a bus in the outskirts of Kabul killed six Afghan soldiers and injured at least 12 other people.
The European Union (EU) proposed a new trade agreement for countries participating in partnership agreements with Europe last week.
“You have gotten a ten out of ten in our first ten years of marriage," Maksim the romantic wrote to his wife on their anniversary.
Al Qaeda spokesman Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi blamed Barack Obama for the deaths of two foreign hostages after they were killed in Yemen.
After showing constant concern while her co-patriot artist was in the US for surgery, Egyptian actress Nadia Lufti was the first star that Ahmed Helmy rang when he returned to home soil.
In the spirit of Christmas and giving back, Lara Scandar is giving the Middle East their first ever online digital concert this December 14.
The Palestinian minister who died after a non-violent protest on Wednesday was a symbol the Palestinian Authority’s support for non-violent popular struggle; Lebanon releases jihadist commander’s wife.
Amendment expected to be shelved as residents and economists warn of economic consequences.
As things hot up on stage this Saturday night, who will be crowned the Arab Idol 3 winner?
After the US Senate Intelligence Committee released a shocking report into the CIA's interrogation methods, some accounts were baffling, others were downright disturbing. What really happened to detainees?
Emily Blunt opened the star-studded night that drew in celebrities from around the region and globe, as well as the less fabulous in fashion, nerdy cinephiles.
Mehdi Khallati missed the decisive spot-kick for the Moroccan outfit, with his strike coming back off the woodwork, as the New Zealands progressed to the last eight
Ireland’s lower house of Parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to formally recognize the state of "Palestine."
An Al Qaeda attack rocked a US military base in Yemen Thursday, according to reports. The explosion targeted the American operation center, believed to control drone raids in the country.
UN envoy to the Middle East, Robert Serry, called on Israel to investigate the death of senior Palestinian minister, Ziad Abu Ein who was killed after a protest in the West Bank Wednesday.
An Afghan soldier inspects the wreckage of Afghan Army bus at the site where a suicide bomber on foot targeted the bus full of soldiers in Kabul on December 11, 2014.
After the French National Assembly adopted a resolution calling on the government to recognize the State of Palestine, the Senate will vote on Thursday on a similar resolution, submitted by the Greens parliamentary group.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is committed to the "tough path" ahead as nuclear negotiations enter a seven month extension phase.
Forty Saudi women released from prison recently have been rejected by their families and now live in a shelter run by the Ministry of Social Affairs.
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said Iraq's oil-dependent economy was expected to contract much less than previously thought this year due to rising oil production.
Middle Eastern nationalities, along with the Chinese, are the top takers for St. Kitts and Nevis’ citizenship by investment program, an industry source told Gulf Business.
December 10, 2014
Cesc Fabregas, Andre Schurrle and John Obi Mikel were all on target in a routine win as the Blues boss fielded a strong side despite having already clinched top spot
The France midfielder thundered a strike past Morgan De Sanctis before the Argentine full-back added a second to book a place in the last 16 for Manuel Pellegrini's side
Lawmakers on Wednesday recommended that the government shelve a planned natural gas deal with Israel following two long sessions dedicated to discussing the controversial issue.
That is higher than a poll conducted before the last election in January 2013, when 43 per cent cited economic issues and the cost of living as the biggest concern.
"We want everything to be absolutely perfect," chief executive Akbar al Baker said in June after postponing the delivery of 13 A380 super jumbo planes, eventually received in September.
The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Education Department, in association with Harvard Medical School, has granted 15 scholarships to DHA medical professionals.
Most stock markets in the Gulf fell sharply Tuesday after oil prices hit five-year lows, triggering a fresh wave of panic selling of shares by local retail investors
President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday evening that all options to respond to the killing of a Palestinian minister are up for debate.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are the only Gulf countries where the sale and consumption of alcohol is totally banned.
An Egyptian human rights group has said it will transfer its regional and international activities abroad because the state is hostile towards civil society groups.
Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah are set to observe three days of mourning over the killing of a Palestinian minister by Israeli forces.
Buying Israeli gas will save the Jordanian economy $1.5 billion a year.
A breakdown in OPEC solidarity or a price war among producers for market share will lead to an “enormous price-dive shock.”
Juventus fans display amazing tifo before kick-off v Atletico Madrid
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will head to Rome on Monday for an urgent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
The enthusiasm among women cricketers, who attended the selection camp to make the UAE squad in Sharjah, showed the game is making fast inroads.
British oil major BP plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt over the next five years.
AS A new tennis season beckons with the Australian Open next month, there is anticipation in air.
Bahrain and Oman will be more adversely affected by the lower oil prices because they have the highest fiscal break-even prices and the lowest reserve buffers in the GCC.
Four people, including an Iraqi soldier, were killed and 12 other people were injured in two explosions in Baghdad Wednesday, a police source said.
Brazilian football legend Pele confirmed that he has recovered and doing well, while making a funny statement that he is preparing for the Rio Olympics after his release from hospital in Sao Paulo.
Dubai is cracking down on laws preventing female masseuses from working in massage parlors for men.
At least 727 Iraqi Peshmerga fighters have been killed since June in battles against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government said Wednesday.
A Filipino maid's tragic video details her mistreatment at the hands of her Saudi Arabian employers and has received over 500,000 views.
Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj was embarrassed after her invited guest, Abdel Minem Amayri, was not allowed to enter Germany for the show she wanted him to direct.
Following an impressive season that saw the Northern Irishman claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe's Ryder Cup victory, world number one golfer Rory McIlroy bagged the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years.
2014 saw a record 3,419 deaths of migrants, mainly from Syria and Eritrea, attempting to reach Europe by way of unstable boats on the Mediterranean.
Un's Envoy for Syria's proposal to “freeze” the fighting in northern Syria before moving on to a political solution to the crisis as a whole may be the only realistic plan available, though it is likely to anger the Syrian opposition that participated in the Geneva I and II conferences in the hope of reaching a solution based on replacing Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.
Prince William and Kate Middleton made an appearance at the New York City memorial of that fateful September 11 event.
The Tunisian actress appears to be baking a little bun in the oven for the third time.
We wonder if the Sex and the City star sipped on a Cosmopolitan while hitting up Clé Dubai earlier this week.
Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!
Owning the same stage as two other Arab faves, the Iraqi singer has been announced as one of three artists performing at the 2nd Sharjah World Music Festival.
Swedish prosecutors say they don't have jurisdiction in case of Mavi Marmara, Estelle ships, which attempted to break Gaza blockade.
Documentary about Palestinian female rally-race drivers in their heavily male-dominated culture and sport; in an effort to remain cool and relatable ISIL held a board meeting in the hole they operate out of and came out with some pretty impressive decisions; the US just refuses to take the blame for the role they played in creating problems in the ME region.
Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is traveling to Saudi Arabia!!! Shame, her famous booty will have to stay hidden under a thick abaya!
Postings from a militant website and rights groups on the ground said ISIL carried out two executions in northern Syria, beheading a man they accused of blasphemy and stoned another to death for being gay.
The head of the Palestinian Authority committee against the separation wall and settlements died Wednesday after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in a village near Ramallah, committee sources said.
Speaker Nabih Berri Wednesday postponed to Jan. 7 Lebanon's presidential election after Parliament failed for a 16th time to elect a new head of state as the country marks 200 days without a president.
Several members of administration at Jordan's Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea are facing charges in Amman after a Saudi Arabian mother and her son died of food poisoning at the hotel in October.
White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.
Seventy prisoners held in Israeli jails on Tuesday launched hunger strike action in protest against Israel's policy of solitary confinement, a prisoners' group said.
An ISIS commander whose wife was recently arrested by the Lebanese Army has called on jihadi militants to fight Hezbollah inside Lebanon, accusing the Lebanese government of being an accomplice to the powerful movement.
The Muslim Association of Britain has urged the Qatari government not to extradite well-known Muslim Brotherhood supporter Yusuf al-Qaradawi to Egypt following an arrest warrant for the elderly cleric and several other Brotherhood supporters by Interpol Friday.
An extraordinary two-fronted smartphone that has both a regular touchscreen on the front and an e-ink touchscreen YOTAPHONE 2on the back has launched in UAE; top 10 tech companies to work for in 2015; Amazon brings 4K streaming to life.
UEFA boss Michel Platini has called on FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to quit the world governing body's presidency in order to solve the 'very, very, very bad' image of the organisation.
Rumor has it that The Voice judge Sherine Abdel Wahab won't be making a return to its season 3!
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the next round of talks between Tehran and the P5+1 group will be held at the deputy level.