October 12, 2014
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) said it has started the installation of new state-of-the-art passenger boarding bridges at the Bahrain International Airport (BIA).
As part of its bid the emirate has earmarked billions of dollars of infrastructure investment including an extension of the metro rail link, new hotels and roads.
At least one million vacancies must be created to tackle unemployment among Saudis and 300,000 jobs are needed annually to absorb new graduates entering the labor market,
The Sunni Muslim extremist group that has taken over the northern city of Mosul has a new source of income: real estate.
Several Muslim Brotherhood figures were given sentences of up to 15 years on charges of torturing an opponent protester.
Jews in Pittsburgh are in a pickle over a restaurant's Palestinian menu.
October 11, 2014
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is history's greatest-ever athlete and is worth €1 billion, according to his agent, Jorge Mendes.
Media reports said that the blasts occurred within minutes of one another.
Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's father Philippe has revealed that there has been no change in the Formula One racer's condition after his horrific crash during the Japanese Grand Prix.
An emotional Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed about his first brush with death as a nine-year-old kart racer as fears continued to grow about the fate of Marussia racer Jules Bianchi following his horror smash in Japanese Grand Prix .
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez made his first appearance for Uruguay since his biting ban, as he set up his country's goal in the 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia.
Outgunned by the more heavily armed IS attackers, Kurdish defenders were facing IS advances from two directions.
Increased violence among rival groups in Libya has resulted in the displacement of an estimated 287,000 people.
On Tuesday, Scotland Yard arrested five people during an investigation into a suspected terror plot targeting London.
Armed militias have increased their presence across Iraq as part of local and national attempts to combat advancing ISIS fighters.
Co-Founder and board member of animals right group Animals Lebanon
The aunt of a missing 15-year-old schoolgirl who is thought to have been radicalised online before travelling to Syria says powerful jihadists are 'brainwashing' British teenagers through the internet.
The only Yazidi member of Iraq's parliament says, ""Only Yazidi women are kidnapped. We don't know, actually, why exactly the Yazidi women"; BBC maps need a rewrite; Congratulations, Malala! and a reviews of Frank.
Police have arrested several students in different governorates over the past few days, including 14 of the "Students Against the Coup" movement.
The Palestinian government plans to request a total of $4 billion in pledges from donor countries and organizations at the conference in Cairo.
Military posts were attacked by unidentified gunmen for the second day running.
Who says you need the latest technology to achieve results? Google Street View is now using a camel called Raffia to map the Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi.
Iraq's army killed nine militants from the Islamic State and destroyed an IS base in the northern Saladin province, according to security officials.
Despite threats from La Liga chiefs that separation from Spain would see them booted from the division, the Camp Nou club have signed a pact supporting the referendum
Think 1001 Arabian nights and we bring you 10 online porn findings relating to Middle East and Muslim users. See how the the region procrastinates with porn and brace yourselves for some unexpected hard truths.
October 10, 2014
The Netherlands international has now gone a number of weeks without pay and could be entitled to leave the club on a free transfer
A British-Iranian woman who was jailed in Tehran for watching a men's volleyball game has went on hunger strike after three months in prison.
Williams driver Felipe Massa has revealed that he considered quitting Formula One after Marussia driver Jules Bianchi's 160 miles-per-hour horror accident during the Japanese Grand Prix.
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal's spokesperson has revealed that the world number two would continue a course of antibiotics in a bid to be fit for the remainder of the 2014 season as his recovery from appendicitis is going satisfactorily.
Portuguese football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has revealed that the forward would play out the rest of his career at Real Madrid, shunning reports of return to Manchester United.
A highlights video of a top Saudi football team's latest match reportedly went viral on the internet, because a woman was spotted in the crowd.
Hundreds of civilians trapped in Kobani could be executed by the Islamic State if the extremist group gains complete control of the border town, the UN warned.
Two bombs hit separate cities in the Nile Delta Friday, according to senior officials although no casualties were reported.
The U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State positions near Kobani overnight while the militant group still controls a third of the Kurdish town.
Pakistan's 17-year-old children's rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu rejected calls from the country's main opposition group to "put boots on the ground" in Kobani.
Masked gunmen in Lebanon's Tripoli attacked three army posts overnight, prompting soldiers to retaliate with gunfire, security sources said.
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is asking around the community for cultural connoisseurs, philanthropists and visionary business leaders within the UAE to join the "Friends of the Festival".
A supporter of the "Nidaa Tounes"
Palestine's unity government headed from Gaza to Cairo for further talks following a successful visit to the Strip.
Like the #nomakeupselfie, #WakeUpCall is basically just another excuse to get crazy with the Instagram filter. You know, "for charity."
Security forces in Turkey continue to clash with protesters who are voicing their anger over the Turkish government's inaction in Kobani.
The Hilton heiress has made her way to the UAE.
With the World Cup just eight years away, the likelihood is that the market is only going to become bigger.
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa is forecasted to average 4.2 percent in 2015, the World Bank reported in its latest Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor.
The feeding frenzy driving a flurry of new stock listings in the United Arab Emirates could scupper the market's nascent revival if companies float too soon and expose the fragility of overstretched investors.
It was the sixth consecutive slip in the index, which FAO said was the longest period of continuous falls since the late 1990s.
The Oct. 15-16 conference, the largest gathering of Iranian commercial officials in London for years, aims to attract capital which the country badly needs due to its isolation under international sanctions.
October 9, 2014
Paco Alcacer looked to have ensured a point for the visitors when he netted late on to cancel out an earlier Iker Casillas blunder but the forward headed in the winner
The Manchester United captain did convert from the penalty spot but missed a host of other opportunities as the Three Lions eventually ran out easy winners
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, faces trial over tweets that the Bahraini government sees as insulting.
Amid fresh US-led airstrikes, Kurdish forces look to be holding out in the strategic Syrian town for now.
Uefa president Michel Platini and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer have both called for the findings to be made public, but the drinks giant will not exert its influence
A car bomb explosion in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad has claimed at least 12 lives.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Kuwait Friday to discuss the ongoing struggle against Islamic State militants.
The project will have 100 administrative and residential towers and 30 hotels, apart from the haj ministry headquarters, the haj secretariat, and the Madinah governor’s office.
The contract, which was initially agreed in December, has been under intense scrutiny for several months as negotiations between Paris and Riyadh over the deal have proved more complicated than first imagined.
"To break these things you have to put the country into misery for a long time," Beenstock said, and Netanyahu and Lapid are "not going to do it".
England captain Wayne Rooney has said that he would make history and become the nation's greatest ever goalscorer, surpassing former midfielder Sir Bobby Charlton.
Hezbollah said they captured a strategic Nusra Front post Thursday in after advancing on several of the group's border posts in east Lebanon. Later, Nusra released a video purporting the capture of one Hezbollah fighter.
Italian football club A.S. Roma owner James Pallotta has insisted that their midfielder Kevin Strootman would not be sold to Premier League side Manchester United.
Fighters from the Islamic State now reportedly control more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, while Washington presses for Turkish military action to aid air strikes,
The death toll in Yemen has risen to over 40, following a suicide bomb attack in the country's capital, Sana'a. The bomber is believed to have attacked a Shia checkpoint prior to a rally.
An Australian jet fighter has targeted positions of the ISIL terrorists in Iraq for the first time since the country joined a US-led international coalition against the terror group.
A Lebanese Army post in the northeastern border town of Arsal came under fire from a Syrian refugee camp Thursday.
The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK will become more involved in the fight against IS, but ground troops won't be deployed to Iraq and Syria.
The Jordanian government insists its border remains open, but humanitarian agencies say it is now closed to Syrian refugees.
Islamic State supporters have circulated images on social media allegedly of the youngest foreign fighter, aged 10 years old, to be killed in battle alongside the extremist group.
A Lebanese soldier was shot dead by two gunmen on a motorcycle Thursday in the northern town of Rihaniyeh, security sources reported.
Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.
As Hajj pilgrims return, malfunctions are found in equipment used to detect diseases like Ebola at Cairo's international airport. State news agency MENA reports defects in electronic temperature gauges and thermal surveying cameras, p
Palestinian officials say they are optimistic about the outcome of the unity government's first cabinet meeting in Gaza.
A Saudi boy stabbed his 18-months old sister in the neck and chest after watching sheep being slaughtered during Eid al-Adha.
Ahlam is back to verbally threatening her frenemies in new Instagram posts!
U.S. officials say Turkey's request for a no-fly buffer zone to protect the recent onslaught of refugees is still on the table, but the priority should be for Turkey to join the military coalition against the Islamic State.
The Moroccan singer was banned from entry into the UAE recently, and here's the reason we think might be behind it.
At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in a suicide attack apparently targeting a Houthi checkpoint in the center of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, witnesses including a Reuters reporter said.
With Hollywood stars giving their babes ultra unusual names, we wondering what Yousra Al Lawzi's still nameless newborn will be called.
Diana Haddad releases her latest single "Habeebi Masri" (My Lover is Egyptian).
Since everyone always looks at themselves first when viewing pictures, HTC thought why not ensure that all those selfies are perfectly centred around the sefle-ophile; Hezbollah is losing its reality; and the ten thoughts of a girl in heels.
US President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.”
Yemen's newly elected premier, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, resigned from his post following mass protests from Houthi rebels.
French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday he would support Turkey's request for a no-fly safe haven for refugees slong the Syrian border.
IS in Kobani: U.S. frustrated by Turkey's act of abandonment as Kerry hints Kobani is not a strategic goal
Isis in Kobani: Still no sign of Turkey reacting to threat on its border as John Kerry says preventing the fall of the town is 'not a strategic objective'
Ahlam out and about in Istanbul
It's breast cancer awareness month, and the the Three Sopranos are doing their part.
First it was #Bendgate, now iPhone 6 users are claiming their phones are pulling their hair out! #Hairgate
It's nice to see Razan Moghrabi in the news for something positive. The artist is back with a new TV gig in place!
Egyptian-British actor Khalid Abdalla's "The Narrow Frame of Midnight" screening this week at London Film Festival
The 85th edition of the BFI London Film Festival is going down this week, and Director Tala Hadid's rendition of "The Narrow Frame of Midnight" starring Khalid Abdalla is one of the 248 films being screened.
Pakistani protesters from the United Citizen Action (UCA) group shout anti-US
Palestinians will be able to begin importing reconstruction material into the Gaza Strip through Israeli-controlled crossings starting next week, Palestinian Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said on Wednesday.
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has accepted that he would undergo surgery at the end of the year after he was diagnosed with appendicitis.
'Oi lads I smell war': What medical student dubbed The Surgeon tweeted hours before his arrest in Jihadi terror raid
In May of last year, the Central Bank of Turkey paid the country's final loan installment, freeing Ankara of IMF debts for the first time in 19 years.
Increased output and a sharp rise in new orders last month, however, appeared to suggest that confidence was beginning to return
At least five people have been killed and nearly 20 others injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, an official says.
Shares in Sodastream, the Israeli maker of fizzy drink machines, crashed in pre-market trading after the company reported dismal preliminary earnings for the third quarter.
October 8, 2014
The €50 million man has suffered a ligament tear and the Germany national team has confirmed he will take up to 12 weeks to recover
Israel Tuesday used cluster bombs to attack Lebanon, a joint committee comprised of the Lebanese Army, UNIFIL and civilians determined Wednesday after carrying out field inspections on the southern border.
The UK-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has called on Prime Minister David Cameron’s government to pressure Brussels to suspend extensive cooperation with Tel Aviv under the EU-Israel Association Agreement.