October 23, 2014
In the wake of Wednesday’s Ottawa Parliament shooting, it might be time to show that it’s not just the men who go to extremes, but the women too - here’s a look at the Girls of IS: the teen runaways signing up as IS brides in far away lands.
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Defense, Prince Salman, said the military would continue to protect Islam's holiest sites from potential attacks.
Canadian security forces continued to search for gunmen following an attack on the country's parliament in Ottawa, which killed one soldier.
A Palestinian suspect who rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday died early Thursday after being shot by Israeli police.
Renewed clashes in Benghazi have killed at least 11 people.
Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq's mother has passed away on Wednesday.
How classy is el Seed's caligrafitti? He painted a mural on the minaret of a Tunisian mosque. This globetrotting Arab Banksy showed his stuff recently in Amman; is the White Shroud Syria's answer to ISIS; and which GoPro Hero is better?
The sources also told the newspaper that the PA leadership is prepared to return to the negotiations with Israel but not according to "old mechanisms.
The Egyptian actor is displeased that his film didn't get picked as the Egyptian entry into the Oscars.
A Palestinian child died on Wednesday after he touched an unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent offensive over the summer, causing it to explode.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is a Canadian Muslim convert who fatally shot a soldier Thursday, but who is this privately educated man and why was he thirsty to kill?
Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian city of Kobani against the ISIL say the militants have used chemical weapons.
A bomb outside Cairo University injured 10 people.
Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners carry the body of three-month-old baby Chaya Zissel Braun during her funeral in Jerusalem on October 23, 2014 after she was killed in what Israeli police called
Four former employees of the US Blackwater security firm were found guilty of crimes related to the shootings of over 30 Iraqis in 2007 where 14 people were killed.
One rainfall made the Yazidi camps in Iraqi Kurdistan into a massive mud pit. If they don't receive legitimate housing soon, lives may be lost to ices, not ISIS; the Iranian Axis against ISIL; Five times a Lebanese was proud; and acid attacks on women in Iran.
Young artists in Tripoli, Lebanon showcased work reflecting MENA's challenges and triumphs on International Peace Day, September 21st.
Failure to solve the GCC’s airspace congestion issues will negatively impact the Dubai economy.
Iran’s dependence on oil revenue is putting the Islamic Republic’s economy at the mercy of major powers,
A group of right-wing Israeli Jews entered Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem Wednesday under heavy security escort, spiking ongoing tensions.
October 22, 2014
A gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier in Ottawa Wednesday, prompting a lockdown of the city's entire downtown area.
Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal: Late turnaround hands Wenger timely birthday present
The Instagram campaign to support the Lebanese Autism Society managed to find its way to Haifa Wehbe's page.
When his fans hail him as the new Ataturk, they're ignoring some key details about Egypt's al-Sisi
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he's 'already said' the Iraqi peshmerga would be allowed to enter Kobani through the Turkish border, but was still opposed to the U.S. plan to provide weapons to the PYD and PKK.
The ten electrical workers abducted by masked assailants in southeastern Turkey earlier Wednesday have reportedly been released.
The United Kingdom donated $16 million worth of military equipment to the Lebanese army to defend the country's eastern border from jihadist threat.
Anderlecht (1-0-1) are struggling both in Europe and domestically after losing to Borussia Dortmund in their last round and have fell to back to back draws in the Jupiter League.
Liverpool (1-0-1) managed to escape London with a win on Sunday but if they are hoping to defeat the defending European champions on Anfield's pitch, then there will have to be a completely new mentality in the Reds lockerroom on Wednesday.
Now we've yet another reason to attend the Dubai International Film Festival; Hollywood actress Emily Blunt will be there!
The Egyptian actress is calling all celebs to join her charitable campaign of donating personal items for a cause.
IDF spokesman Peter Lerner said in an Twitter statement Wednesday that two IDF soldiers, one male and one female, had been wounded by shots fired from Egypt.
When it rains it pours for Yousra because she'll be filming the "Saraya Abdeen" sequel scenes at the same time as this new film.
While acting has become the latest trend for singers in the Arab world, Ramy Ayach wants a piece of the action too!
The most recent attacks killed at least 18.
The father of British hostage John Cantlie has died in hospital following an emotional video appeal for his son's release from IS captors.
The UK's Metropolitan Police Service released shocking figures, which state five British citizens are leaving to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria every week.
American actress Katherine Heigl surprised her fans with a picture of her all veiled up. Turns out it's from an episode from her new TV series "State of Affairs." (Image: MBC)
Najwa Karam posts a selfie with her fellow Arabs Got Talent judges ahead of the Season 4 launch! (Image: Facebook)
The Palestinian Authority Department of Prisoner's Affairs on Wednesday said dozens of minors were assaulted or beaten while in Israeli custody.
The dollar demand had pushed the Saudi riyal’s spot rate unusually far beyond its peg of 3.75 against the dollar.
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is reportedly taking aim at multiple major goals starting with a sixth title at his home Swiss Indoors, as he admitted that his current positive situation even has him surprised.
Iraq's new Defense Minister Khalid Al-Obeidi promised to retake Islamic State controlled areas of the country including the city of Mosul.
A Pentagon official Tuesday said the situation in the Syrian border town of Kobani remained "tenuous" despite US air strikes against IS.
So cute! Nancy Ajram and her hubby posted this pic with the caption: "#SpreadTheNancyLove our way... From our home now... Reading your tweets.." (Image: Facebook)
A Malaysian dog lover decided to tackle the cultural taboo surrounding pretty pooches by organizing an "I want to touch a dog" event, where hundreds of Muslims petted dogs for the first time.
Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki's upcoming acting project has been brewing for a while now, but he's in no rush to cook it up yet!
The individuals had planned to attack U.S. military personnel in Qatar and Kuwait.
With an overwhelming yes, England continued the push for a Palestinian State and as Juan Cole sees it, the momentum is now unstoppable; blowing up the ideas of ISIL; Iran smells something fishy with oil prices; and Palestinian blogs hacked.
Philip Spence had been smoking crack for two days when he spotted a stash of designer bags through a partially open door as he prowled the corridors on the seventh floor of the hotel.
Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to recapture the capital from militias.
Jordan's representative to the UN Security Council, Dina Kawar, said Israel is "determined" to provoke Palestinians by imposing restrictions on worshipers entering Islam's third most holiest site, Al Asqa Mosque.
Islamist party Ennahda is still projected to do well, but the other big contender this time around is Nidaa Tounes, a broad-based secularist party.
Gigi Hadid displays her taut stomach in her underwear as she relaxes in bed.
A Sydney-born ginger teen is the latest Islamic State protégé to call for destruction of the West. A bit silly? Abdullah Elmir was branded a "stupid idiot" by his family for joining the terrorist group.
The Syrian air force carried out over 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours.
A French Army pilot getting down a Rafale fighter jet, initially equiped with 4 laser guided bombs GBU-12
A French Army pilot getting down a Rafale fighter jet, initially equiped with 4 laser guided bombs GBU-12
Jury members for 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival includes Egyptian filmmakers Marwan Hamed, Hala Lotfy and Sherif Elkatsha, along with acclaimed actress Nelly Karim.
Iraqi soldiers have pushed IS militants out of al-Sab, a strategic town near Baghdad.
Three US teenagers hoping to join the Islamic State were caught by FBI agents in Germany and sent back home to Denver where they were reunited with their families.
Lebanese MP Nicolas Fattouche wanted his files bumped to the top of the pile, the secretary said no because of rules, so he cold-cocked her right in the neck; his website was hacked and it is funny; and the blame falls on the Minister of Justice.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said there was no chance of long term stability without Israel properly addressing the occupied territories.
Kafr El-Dawar General Hospital's director has been suspended following the hospital's refusal to admit a patient in labor who was forced to give birth on the street.
The construction of all the galleries has also been completed structurally, along with the concrete work for the museum’s basement levels and the security screening facility.
The tablet world has a newcomer in the form of Apple’s new iPad Air 2, which includes a fingerprint sensor to provide increased personal security
The young demographic structure of the GCC region is creating a surge in demand for housing.
The club legend hit his first goal for the club since the 2012 Champions League final, while the Belgium international bagged a brace as the Blues ran riot at Stamford Bridge
October 21, 2014
Warmer winter, warmer state-society relationship? Jordanians brace themselves for 'substantially' lower fuel prices
The drop in international oil prices is good news for Jordanians, if it is reflected “fairly” on domestic fuel prices.
The Kingdom’s oil shale reserves rank fifth worldwide in terms of quantity.
Mehleb says the project is as important as the Suez Canal expansion
The Ministry of Tourism is aiming for regional tourism to account for 20% of the total inbound tourism to Egypt, according
With his unique bushy mustache and outspoken manner, De Margerie was one of the most respected figures among the top oil executives in the world
Many Sunni tribal groups have had enough of their IS neighbors and since they are definitely not going to side with America, they are opting to fight alone; Jew on Jew violence.. kind of; Kuwait is ebola free; and Barbados Muslims stuck between Iraq and a hard place.
Bibras Natkho fired home a late penalty following Seydou Doumbia's second half strike as the Russian side came from 2-0 down to earn a gutsy point at Arena Khimki
The Turkish Ministry of Health has stepped up its MERS screening process after being the latest country in which the MERS virus has been fatal.
World number one Serena Williams has reportedly slammed Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for making sexist, racist and bullying comments about her and sister Venus.
Chinese tennis star Li Na reportedly ruled out a return to the sport on Sunday despite retiring just months after winning her second Grand Slam title.
Israeli officers evicted the residents of 3 houses in Jerusalem and demolished them leaving 23 Palestinians homeless.
Short film ‘ONE’ shows Islam and Christianity existing happily side-by-side; documentary will screen as part of Emirates Film Competition.
Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy if reportedly suing his former agent, Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management, after both of them failed to reach agreement in a legal dispute over fees.
An Egyptian court handed down death sentences to seven men found guilty of terrorism offenses Tuesday following a raid in March where two military officers were killed.
Singing cousins! Leading Jewish and Arab Israeli artists to perform in Daniel Pearl memorial concert
David Broza, Mira Awad, Jerusalem Jewish-Arab Youth Chorus to take stage in Lod at 8 p.m. Thursday for music event in conjunction with "Daniel Pearl World Music Days."
Egypt bolstered private security at universities due to increased anti-government protests at the start of the academic year.
Lebanon's Social Affair Minister said no more Syrian refugees would be allowed in the country following the mass influx of people fleeing the neighboring conflict.
While rumors about Mayada al Hinnawi selling her music copyrights are on wild fire, she's busy making music with Joe Raed!
A lecturer at Dammam University informed her students recently that she had left her job to join Islamic State.
The EU on Tuesday added a total of 16 Syrians including 12 ministers to a new sanctions list due to the continuing war by Assad's regime.
Trying to woo more Muslim travelers to Russia, a Moscow hotel is launching a new halal service - right down to the Quran on the nightstand.
Standard Chartered has notified thousands of UAE small and medium enterprise customers it is closing their accounts as it responds to pressure from US regulators
King Abdullah of Jordan said "there is no grey area" in battling terrorism and warned against IS militants creating a civil war in Islam.
10 things to know about the Kurds, the PKK, and the struggle that's bigger than Kobani.
Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the rise of the Islamic State, the most recent Gaza offensive, and US policy in the region.
Egyptian actor Ahmed el Sakka was surprised to come home to a large crowd of angry protesters gathered outside his house. What did the action hero do?
Heirs of the late artist Muneer Murad are not too happy about one of Elissa's tracks on her latest album.
Chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat said Tuesday that if the US vetoed the Palestinian UN resolution for a timetable to end the Israeli occupation, Palestine would apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.
We haven't seen her in the cinema for quite some time, and it looks like we'll still have to wait to see Maali Zayed in the movie theater.
IS atrocities escalate: Kobani survivors recount eyeless, tongueless, dismembered and decapitated corpses
Survivors of the fighting in Kobani have spoken of the atrocities the saw as they fled the town besieged by Islamic State militants.
British drones have been moved from Afghanistan to hit Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria following 10 air strikes carried out by UK forces in the region.
Time and time again media rpeorts have told thew world the same message. Now, a blogger in Lebanon makes it even clearer: hookah kills; Lebanese-American Journalist Serena Shim killed; and Chocolate Walnut Roll with Coffee Butter Cream Filling.
Count those candles! Amr Diab made quite the cute 8-year-old birthday boy. Do you think his looks have carried on 45 years later?