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December 12, 2014

Hamadi Jebali, a former prime minister, announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the party as he no longer agreed with its policies. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The secretary general of Tunisia’s Ennahda Islamic Movement has tendered his resignation as the leader of the country’s most prominent political party.
"We will jointly work towards a comprehensive reconciliation process in Libya that will bring together all the parties in the country," Davutoglu said, speaking at a joint press conference in Ankara with the Italian prime minister. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi agreed to work together to find a solution for the conflict in Libya.
Many Saudi men have paid ransom to their blackmailers. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
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

The visit lasted several hours after which El-Sisi returned to Egypt. It comes ten days after Jordan's King Abdullah II visited Cairo for similar talks. (AFP/File)
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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.
Kevin Strootman
19:39 GMT
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
Denmark has confirmed that a citizen was shot and wounded in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on November 22. (AFP/File)
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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.
On the topic of remedies for the income gap, the OECD says redistribution efforts should focus on families with children and youth,
17:10 GMT
The gap between rich and poor in Turkey is at the second highest level among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries,
“I am not particularly happy as you can imagine,” Clark said in a telephone interview.
17:05 GMT
The head of Dubai-based airline Emirates has reacted angrily to a suggestion by Airbus that it might stop making its A380 superjumbo airliner.
Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said about 100 soldiers would take part in the planned mission. (AFP/File)
17:03 GMT
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.
Saudi Arabia will stop buying domestically-grown wheat in two years' time and rely completely on imports of the grain
16:56 GMT
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.

Riyadh has said its oil policy is based on economic principles.
16:40 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has blamed unnamed countries of plotting to bring down crude prices.
The Ministry of Labor has taken penal action against as many as 707 companies and establishments, which failed to implement a mandatory Wage Protection Program.
16:28 GMT
Abdullah Abu Thunain, deputy minister for inspection and work environment development, said that the punitive measures were taken following raids carried out by inspectors
Firstly, do some research on the market rate for your prospective position.
16:19 GMT
“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.”
Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT
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.
PSG squad
15:55 GMT
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
Ahly squad
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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.
The U.S. is leading an international coalition which has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria since the militant group overran Mosul, in northern Iraq, in June. (AFP/File)
15:01 GMT
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 move does not aim "to sanction or criticize Libya but solely to seek the assistance of the Security Council to eliminate the impediments to cooperation,” the statement said. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT
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.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first visit to Jordan since becoming leader in June. (AFP/Getty)
14:31 GMT
Egypt's premier Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held talks with his Jordanian counterpart King Abdullah on his first visit to the kingdom Thursday.
Abbas Alizada does a famous Bruce Lee pose in front of the destroyed Darul Aman Palace in Kabul. (Image: Facebook)
13:35 GMT
Ever wonder where a Bruce Lee lookalike would emerge from? The martial arts legend randomly has a lookalike fan in Afghanistan.
Jenson Button
13:12 GMT
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. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:04 GMT
UAE singer Ahlam is over the moon as she welcomes Emirati singer Hussain al Jasmi to the Arab Idol stage this Saturday.
Ziad Abu Ein collapsed after being attacked by Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
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.
Joint Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi hold up their awards during the ceremony in Oslo, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT
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?”. (Photo: Shutterstock)
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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.
Assi and his buddy Kazem will be bringing in the New Year together in Beirut. (Image: Facebook)
11:28 GMT
Get ready to celebrate the New Year with Assi Helani and Kazem el Saher in Beirut this December!
A Palestinian youth looks at rubble of houses which were damaged during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
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.
Bashar al-Assad supported peace talks after a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:18 GMT
President Bashar al-Assad supported Russian attempts to mediate peace negotiations between the Syrian leader and opposition groups.
Diana Haddad and her fans pensively wait for her album release on December 17th. (Image: Facebook)
10:56 GMT
The Lebanese singer has a holiday gift for her fans - an “Ya Bashar” (Oh People) album release one week before Christmas!
The deal is expected to complete by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with the proceeds going toward general corporate purchases.
10:37 GMT
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).
Afghan security forces inspect a bus after it was blown up by a Taliban militant in Kabul, December 11, 2014. (AFP/Shah Marai)
10:35 GMT
A suicide bomber targeting a bus in the outskirts of Kabul killed six Afghan soldiers and injured at least 12 other people.
Bayoumi said that Egypt and the EU have implicitly agreed to resume the technical committees of the partnership’s work.
10:30 GMT
The European Union (EU) proposed a new trade agreement for countries participating in partnership agreements with Europe last week.
Check out the celebrity lovebirds Maksim Khalil and Sawsan Arsheed on their 10th anniversary. (Image: Facebook)
10:28 GMT
“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 reads a message threatening to execute American journalist Luke Somers days before he was killed in a botched US rescue mission. (AFP/File)
10:09 GMT
Al Qaeda spokesman Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi blamed Barack Obama for the deaths of two foreign hostages after they were killed in Yemen.
Egyptian stars Nadia Lufti and Ahmed Helmy care about each other.
10:01 GMT
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.
Forget your worries and focus on love with Lara Scandar's online digital concert this Sunday. (Image: Facebook)
09:57 GMT
In the spirit of Christmas and giving back, Lara Scandar is giving the Middle East their first ever online digital concert this December 14.
Abu Ein, who was the Palestinian Authority official responsible for popular resistance against West Bank settlements, took part in a press conference organized by four Palestinian villages and Israeli human rights group Yesh Din Wednesday morning. (Photo: Mohamad Turkman)
09:48 GMT
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.
Some 84 per cent of Oman’s elected consultative council members voted on Tuesday for a ban in the trade and consumption of alcohol. (Photo: Shutterstock)
09:13 GMT
Amendment expected to be shelved as residents and economists warn of economic consequences.
The Arab Idol 2014 finalists Saudi Majid Al Madani, 26, Palestinian Haitahm Khalailah, 24, and Syrian Hazem Sharif, 21. (Image: Facebook)
09:12 GMT
As things hot up on stage this Saturday night, who will be crowned the Arab Idol 3 winner?
The CIA used a rage of torture methods to allegedly gain intelligence, which turns out, was not relevant to US national security. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT
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?
Egyptian filmmakers Mervat Amin and Noor El Sherif were in attendance at DIFF's opening night. (Image: Facebook)
08:55 GMT
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.
Moghreb 0-0 Auckland (aet, 3-4 on penalties): Kiwis sneak into Club World Cup quarters (picture courtesy of
08:34 GMT
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
The Irish Parliament called for a Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders with eastern Jerusalem as its capital. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT
Ireland’s lower house of Parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to formally recognize the state of "Palestine."
The Al Qaeda attack targeted a US airbase, which controls drone operations in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
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.
Senior Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein was assaulted by Israeli forces during a protest and died shortly after, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
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. A suicide bomber killed at least six Afghan soldiers in the suburbs of Kabul early morning on December 11, police said, the latest in a spate of Taliban attacks in the capital. (AFP/ SHAH Marai)
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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.
More than 130 countries have now recognized Palestine as a state. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
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.
After the Nov. 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran expired, international negotiators vowed to continue the talks for an additional seven months. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is committed to the "tough path" ahead as nuclear negotiations enter a seven month extension phase.
The women now reside in shelters. (Shutterstock)
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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.
In its World Economic Outlook report in October, the IMF estimated Iraq's gross domestic product would shrink 2.7 percent this year.
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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.
“A St. Kitts passport will also allow investors to travel to over 130 countries globally, including UK, Europe, Hong Kong and most Commonwealth countries.
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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

Chelsea 3-1 Sporting: Mourinho's men end Group G campaign unbeaten
22:28 GMT
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
 Roma 0-2 Manchester City: Nasri & Zabaleta send visitors through
22:26 GMT
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
"I can't accept having my history stigmatised with approving a deal that might harm Jordan and Jordanians. The government is here to serve the country and its interests," the premier said.
21:32 GMT
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.
"The weaker the family, the more members in a family, the greater the savings will be," he said.
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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.
The Gulf carrier is one of Airbus's biggest clients, albeit a very demanding one.
20:01 GMT
"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 scholarships have been granted for the Introduction to Clinical Research Training programme (ICRT).
19:27 GMT
The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Education Department, in association with Harvard Medical School, has granted 15 scholarships to DHA medical professionals.
The Saudi market’s drop in the last few weeks has nearly wiped out the benchmark’s year-to-date gains, which now stand at just 1.1 percent.
19:15 GMT
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
Abbas said prior to a meeting with PA leaders that what happened earlier Wednesday is a "crime in all the meaning of the word."  (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday evening that all options to respond to the killing of a Palestinian minister are up for debate.
Qatar’s drive to promote itself as a tourism destination for Arab and Muslim families has led to the introduction of a ban on alcohol.
18:41 GMT
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are the only Gulf countries where the sale and consumption of alcohol is totally banned.
Some rights groups have already shut their offices in Egypt, including a democracy watchdog founded by former US president Jimmy Carter. (AFP/File)
18:39 GMT
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.
Abu Ein died after Israeli soldiers hit him with the butts of their weapons and their helmets. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT
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.
Jordan currently imports 97% of its energy, paying at least double what it would pay for Israeli gas.
18:01 GMT
Buying Israeli gas will save the Jordanian economy $1.5 billion a year.
Oil prices will stay at about $65 a barrel for at least half a year until OPEC changes its collective production
17:36 GMT
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
17:35 GMT
Juventus fans display amazing tifo before kick-off v Atletico Madrid
The meeting is aimed at coordinating the two country's policies ahead of a UN Security Council vote scheduled two weeks from now on the Palestinian statehood bid. (AFP/File)
16:41 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will head to Rome on Monday for an urgent meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Cricket gains impetus among women in UAE (picture courtesy of
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The enthusiasm among women cricketers, who attended the selection camp to make the UAE squad in Sharjah, showed the game is making fast inroads.
BP is one of the largest foreign investors in Egypt, which wants foreign companies to help ease one of its worst energy crises in decades.
15:53 GMT
British oil major BP plans to invest more than $12 billion in Egypt over the next five years.
Novak Djokovic
15:45 GMT
AS A new tennis season beckons with the Australian Open next month, there is anticipation in air.
While the six sovereign states in the GCC can withstand the pressure of oil prices averaging around Moody's estimate of $80 to $85 a barrel in 2015.
15:38 GMT
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.
The explosions occurred during the anniversary of Arba'een. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT
Four people, including an Iraqi soldier, were killed and 12 other people were injured in two explosions in Baghdad Wednesday, a police source said.
14:57 GMT
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.
Scandalous! Several salons in Dubai have faced fines for asking female specialists to take male clients.
14:44 GMT
Dubai is cracking down on laws preventing female masseuses from working in massage parlors for men.
Peshmerga fighters have been battling ISIL militants since June. (AFP/File)
14:36 GMT
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.
Maids protest mistreatment and abuse in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
A Filipino maid's tragic video details her mistreatment at the hands of her Saudi Arabian employers and has received over 500,000 views.
Abdel Minem Amayri posing with his wife.
14:30 GMT
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.
Rory McIlroy
14:28 GMT
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.
The UN refugee agency says over 207,000 people have made the sea crossing since the beginning of the year. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT
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 envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura shows a map of the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, during a press conference at UN office in Geneva on October 10, 2014 (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)
14:03 GMT
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 lay flowers at 911 Memorial in New York City. (Image:
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Prince William and Kate Middleton made an appearance at the New York City memorial of that fateful September 11 event.
Could Hend Sabry be pregnant with her third baby? (Image:
13:36 GMT
The Tunisian actress appears to be baking a little bun in the oven for the third time.
Sarah Jessica Parker flashing her pearly whites with the Clé Dubai cook. (Image: Facebook)
13:08 GMT
We wonder if the Sex and the City star sipped on a Cosmopolitan while hitting up Clé Dubai earlier this week.
Jamal's career has certainly not been affected by the Syrian Actors Syndicate's decision to expel him. (Image: Facebook)
12:35 GMT
Syrian actor Jamal Suliman's political views have landed him in hot water with the Syrian Actors Syndicate!
Kadem Al Saher and other artists are ready to bring it at Sharjah World Music Festival. (Image: Facebook)
12:28 GMT
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.
Turkish ship Mavi Marmara arrives at Istanbul's Sarayburnu port as people wave Turkish and Palestinian flags. (Photo: AFP)
12:19 GMT
Swedish prosecutors say they don't have jurisdiction in case of Mavi Marmara, Estelle ships, which attempted to break Gaza blockade.
Speed Sisters from Palestine. (Photo:
12:00 GMT
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.
Kimmy is said to be traveling to Saudi Arabia, but fans think there's more to the story than being told! (Image: Facebook)
11:50 GMT
Rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is traveling to Saudi Arabia!!! Shame, her famous booty will have to stay hidden under a thick abaya!
ISIL militants prepare to execute Syrian civilians in the northern Syrian city.of Raqqa. Rights groups say the group has killed 1,432 Syrians outside of battle since their lighting offensive in Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT
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.
Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein‏ argues with IDF soldiers in Hebron, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
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.
Lebanon has been without a president since May 25 when Michel Sleiman's six-year term ended. (Photo: AFP/Patrick Baz)
11:17 GMT
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.
Tainted burger? Vacationing mother and son reportedly fell ill after eating burgers at the hotel's restaurant. (Shuttershock)
10:40 GMT
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” is slated for its world premiere on 14 of December at the Dubai Film Festival. (Image:
10:33 GMT
White Sugar's director Ahmed Khaled reflects on filmmaking and post-revolutionary bureaucracy on Egyptian cinema scene.
Palestinian prisoners at the Megiddo Prison. (Photo: AFP)
10:17 GMT
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. (Photo: AFP)
09:44 GMT
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 well-known cleric faces trial in absentia in Egypt over charges of  "agreement, incitement and assistance to commit intentional murder, helping prisoners to escape, arson, vandalism and theft," according to Interpol. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT
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. (Photo:
09:29 GMT
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.
Michel Platini
09:20 GMT
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.
Sherine is a lively judge on The Voice; would be a shame to lose her as one! (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
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  stressed that a final deal over Iran’s nuclear work is possible provided there is political will. (Photo: AFP)
09:08 GMT
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.