October 16, 2014
Ferrari's former president Luca Di Montezemolo has confirmed that their racer Fernando Alonso is leaving the team at the end of the season.
Egypt is getting some serious celebrity lovin': Nancy Ajram latest artist to sing about "Mother of the World"
Nancy Ajram has spread her love across the North African country before, and she's doing it again.
Egyptians love their koshary so much, they're gonna make a dish of it 10 meters wide, 1.2 meters high, and 8 tons to break the world record: 10 books for your twenties; leave 'Left Behind' behind; and see the protests in Jerusalem over Aqsa Mosque closures.
A two-year-old Moroccan child died of internal injuries after being raped by her uncle. The case follows calls for reform earlier this year for harsher and more exacting punishments for child rapists in the country.
Istanbul’s Crystal Tower is a 35-story symbol of diverging fortunes. Due for completion next year,
The IEA again cut its forecasts for growth of global oil demand for the third month in a row.
The US military reportedly concealed the discovery of huge caches of chemical weapons during the operations in the 2003 invasion in Iraq. Now they could be in the hands of Islamic State militants.
October 15, 2014
The father of Jules Bianchi says his family are "living a nightmare" and that "every time the telephone goes we know it could be the hospital to tell us Jules is dead".
The winger has not featured for the Gunners since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in January's 2-0 FA Cup win over Tottenham, but has re-joined first-team training
The forward is yet to start a Premier League game this season, with just 37 minutes of action under his belt, and has again underlined his disgruntlement
Portuguese football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has hit the 100 million landmark on social media and is still counting.
Amid a move by the British to symbolically recognize a Palestinian state, American political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky stressed the important role the U.S. would play in determining the fate of Palestinian statehood.
Kurdish troops staving off Islamic State militants in he Syrian border town of Kobani report gains made over the last two days as international airstrike coordination has become better coordinated with PKG troops on the ground.
"Ahel Al Ayeb" (People of Shame) has cheeky actress Menna Shalabi as the leading lady.
Government forces clashed with IS militants in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Wednesday according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Hezbollah's Deputy Head Naim Qassem said Tuesday that the party was prioritizing threats from Israel above those from 'takfiri' forces in Syria.
Though it is still unclear if the Party of God is sending fighters to Iraq, if IS arrived at the door of Karbala and Naja, this blogger thinks Hezbollah will fight: ten really weird apps; the Maspero Massacre in Egypt still hurts; and who is the National Ideological Resistance in Syria ?
So what if this is his big debut into the cinematic stream of entertainment, Egyptian singer Mohammad Hamaki says it's not worth it to rush to get the drama ready for Ramadan 2015.
Sunni militants associated with al-Qaeda engaged in fierce fighting with Shiite rebels in Yemen.
Cedar's newest project is set to film in both New York and Jerusalem with Hollywood star Richard Gere as the main character, according to a report in Yediot Aharonot.
Ending a year long freeze on military aid amid unrest, the US sent 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt this week to aid in the anti-IS campaign.
Marcel, Rami and Bachar Khalife have to come together as a dynamic trio and will be showing what they got in Cairo and Alexandria on October 24-25th.
An unexploded Israeli bomb injured three Palestinian children late Tuesday while they were playing close to their home in Hebron.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
Lebanese diva Maya Diab will be settling into MBC's The X Factor Arabia soon!
At least 10 Palestinians were injured Wednesday in Jerusalem after Israeli police continued with a three-day crackdown on Al Aqsa worshipers.
She's topped the charts in the UK and now she's coming our way in February for the the RedFestDXB music event at Dubai Media City Ampitheatre.
Tunisians want to continue progressing but have not yet been able to solve the problem of their overly violent police force.
A Syrian parliamentary member was assassinated Tuesday night when his car came under heavy gunfire while traveling along a central roadway in the Hama province. Reports of his involvement in pro-government militia indicate a targeted attack.
Hundreds of migrant workers in the UAE face dire conditions and are being denied days off and overtime benefits, according to an XPRESS investigation.
The GCC countries are looking into measures to establish a joint naval force capable of defending the security of the Gulf region.
A lawmaker in Kuwait has insisted that expats in "unskilled and semi-skilled" occupations should only be allowed to reside in Kuwait until the age of 50.
Leading Dubai developer Damac Properties has joined forces with Paramount Hotels and Resorts to open luxury hotels across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Istanbul.
UAE-based startup Amanat Holdings will invest in up to six businesses over the next two years. The firm is looking at the GCC's healthcare and education sectors.
Macadi Nahha's delivery, from maternity ward to stage: A post-natal performance impresses Bahrain Music Festival fans
Jordanian artist Macadi Nahhas dazzles Bahrain Music Festival days after giving birth.
Libya’s retired General Khalifa Haftar has announced that his forces are ready to liberate the northeastern city of Benghazi from other armed groups.
A Saudi artist and graphic designer has received several tempting offers for her hand-painted car, which was the first Arab automobile to be exhibited at a prestigious vehicle exhibition in France.
The UAE's government will commence work on the $381 million Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed residential city in Fujairah, according to a report.
Saudis love using their phones! The kingdom's market is the largest in the Middle East with 53 million subscriptions in 2013 alone.
Arab Film Studio amateur film competition to receive special awards ceremony at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival
From expat groups to toastmasters clubs or gathering for just having fun, Meetup.com in Kuwait is anyone's ticket to a social life in the busy city; OnePlus One has a new friend; Middle Eastern Evangelicals talk ISIS; and Sisi starts to bully students.
The UAE's IT market, which was worth an estimated $4.1 billion in 2013, is expected to grow by 8.47 percent until 2018.
Members of a notorious Dutch motorcycle gang have traveled to Syria to help Kurdish fighters in their battle against IS militants.
Warplanes continue to bomb IS targets in Kobani as fighting continues across Syria.
Iran and the P5+1 have agreed to extend nuclear talks in Vienna.
It's no more Mrs Nice Guy for Zeina, who "indirectly" referred to Ahmed Ezz as "not a real man" this week!
Qatar is due to enter phase 3 of the newly opened $15.5-billion Hamad international airport with plans to accommodate over 50 million passengers by 2020.
A man in Dubai was granted a divorce because his wife is supposedly possessed by an evil genie.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has taken a swipe at his old club Liverpool by claiming they would never have mounted their unexpected title challenge last season without him.
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's team and family has said in a statement that the Frenchman has faced a number of medical challenges after sustaining severe head injuries in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, but he is not the one to give up so easily.
Students at Istanbul University have described the terrifying moments when supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group went on the rampage on their campus.
sraeli soldiers look at an Evangelical Christian pilgrim from Brazil
Palestinian-Dutch teen model Gigi Hadid, 19, leaves glamor behind to blend in on the streets of New York City!
A strong blast ripped through a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured.
In this photograph taken on October 13, 2014
At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb attack in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.
An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to death after finding them guilty of killing 25 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula last year.
An 18-year-old has been tried in a UAE court for allegedly stealing six monkeys from a farm in Al Khawaneej, although the culprit denied all accusations. Have a banana.
October 14, 2014
A Palestinian woman is recovering after an Israeli settler attempted to head-butt her outside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $414 million in aid for Palestinians, to be distributed through USAID and UNRWA for various projects.
Up to 30 students were arrested in Alexandria University following clashes with security forces Tuesday, according to an interior ministry statement.
An American citizen was shot dead while another injured by an gunman in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh Tuesday. The attacker is now being held by security forces.
The UN Security Council condemned the latest terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda affiliated militants in Yemen and called on all sides of the government to implement the national partnership agreement.
Six Taliban commanders pledged allegiance to the leader and self-declared Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in a statement Tuesday.
The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.
Leaders from the Palestinian Liberation Organization urged the UK to officially recognize Palestine following a landmark vote from lower level British politicians to support the state.
The Spanish midfielder, who is currently injured, has lavished praise on Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, insisting they are among the elite of world football
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.
Islamic State has advanced in Iraq's Anbar province despite setbacks elsewhere after militants seized a military camp in the city of Hit Monday.
The sister of kidnapped British hostage John Cantlie has made a heartfelt plea to Islamic State militants to "restart dialogue" with her family in order to secure his release.
Better late than never? 'Balfour' British guilt finally surfaces in pro-Palestinian statehood overture
While the Balfour Declaration in 1917 paved way for a Jewish homeland, decades later British lower level politicians voted in a non-binding motion to recognize a Palestinian state. While the has vote passed, will British guilt over history make up for Palestine's conundrum?
Kuwait's government awarded over $20.7 billion worth of contracts by the end of August, almost doubling the amount compared to 2013.
His comments underlined the obstacles still faced by many economies in the region three years after the Arab Spring.
"The shekel-dollar rate has risen for the tenth successive week, reaching a peak of NIS 3.738/$ last week."
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is reportedly set to offer a new contract to Lewis Hamilton at the end of the year in a bid to keep the Brit at the team beyond 2015.
After a rocky Monday, most stock markets in the Middle East recovered with Saudi Arabia and Dubai leading the figures.
Sheikh Mohammed also said that the federal budget for 2015 will go towards health, education and social services.
Around 53 per cent of the Mena region's population subscribed to a mobile phone in 2013. This year, that number got even higher.
The Egyptian Finance Ministry expects gross domestic product (GDP) to climb steadily and to reach 6 percent in FY 2017/18 as private sector investment rises to 15 percent of GDP.
Renowned Syrian socio-political analyst Professor Joshua Landis lays out in clarity how the Levante is being divided by ethnic cleansing; one blogger won't celebrate Malala; Life in Kuwait back in the 1950s; and 24 indicators that you're becoming an old fart.
GCC ministers will meet Tuesday to discuss how to boost tourism in the region. The delegation is due to be lead by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities President Prince Sultan bin Salman.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
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It's a roller coaster ride! MENA has great theme parks but no appropriate hotels to go with them. Why?
With around 45 theme park attractions and waterparks across the GCC, there's no shortage of these entertainment centres. However, hotels and adequate lodging are lacking according to a recent report.
Is Yousif Shabaan suffering poor health or has a lot of commotion been made over a business as usual health check-up?
A girl in Saudi Arabia believes she can give birth to a son through a miracle.
The UAE's national airline, Etihad, reported profits of $1.8 billion in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 29 per cent year-on-year.
A new documentary aims to foster a discussion on the problem of sexual harassment.
A clever ad has a woman strut around with an open blouse and a camera attached to her bra. Needless to say, it highlights the need for a breast examination; Arab expats mourn for their countries; Tunisia the rare bird, and Malala deserves our respect.
Turkey's attacks on the PKK are the first since a peace process began last year.
Yemeni Houthis took control of the town of Hudeida Tuesday.
Barcelona star striker Luis Suarez scored his first Uruguay goals in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman, since his suspension for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.
Some people don’t like big butts and cannot lie! Myriam Fares' photo spurs a back end of hatred on Instagram
When Myriam Fares's derriere became the talk of her fans, she decided it was time to pull the photo from Instagram that caused such a hoopla!
IS militants are now reportedly in the center of Syria's Kobani, a strategically important border town.
Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba overnight.
Dubai launched on Saturday a unique initiative called the ‘Happiness Meter’ to measure the happiness and satisfaction of the public.
Houthi leaders called on the Saudi government to prosecute TV presenter Khalid al-Gamdi.
Turkish officials have denied offering to let the U.S. use their air bases for air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq.
Spearheaded by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy, Cairo International Circus Festival (CirCairo) will kick off at Al-Azhar Park on 17 October. Performances will continue until 26 October.
George and Amal were caught seemingly unaware of the danger lurking and flood experts have had to be called into their new Berkshire mansion!