July 18, 2014
Egyptians make up the largest group of religious pilgrims that have visited Mecca so far in 2014.
The centre-back left Manchester United at the end of last season, ending a 12-year association with the club, and has now been reunited with his former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp
The full-back has completed his move to the Emirates Stadium as Newcastle confirm the arrival of his replacement, Daryl Janmaat, to become the club's second summer signing
Exhausted after a long day of work under the blazing desert sun, the migrants spend the afternoon searching for a place to sleep on the streets of Doha.
Qatar Airways gave Boeing a lift on Wednesday, concluding a deal for 50 of the US planemaker's revamped long-haul passenger jets and proposing to buy the same amount again.
The nominal effect of the World Cup cancellation is credit positive, as capital spending would be lower and more efficient, according to the bank.
July 17, 2014
Kurds in Syria are now requiring that all of their men serve in their armed forces in the self-declared autonomous region's attempt to fight off jihadist insurgents.
Five more children were killed from Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Thursday as the civilian death toll climbs yet again under the Tel Aviv offensive.
The UAE is planning to send a probe to Mars by 2021 in the country's latest out-of-this-world feat attempt.
The Jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) seized a major gas field in Syria Thursday, leaving at least 23 people dead in the process.
The UN refugee agency for Palestinians reported Thursday that it found rockets stored in one of its vacant schools in Gaza.
Erratic price moves, difficulties of accessing the market, and deep political risks, alongside strong growth, are common characteristics of frontier markets
Arab Bank has been expanding across several Middle Eastern countries and has built a reputation for stability in a region shaken by conflict and political upheaval, partly thanks to diversified investments.
Kuwait’s construction sector has witnessed high growth at a steady pace, driven by the announcement of several infrastructure projects in recent times.
Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council Thursday against Israel in response to Tel Aviv's bombardment of Lebanon's southern villages.
Barcelona mounted an impassioned defence of their £75m signing of Luis Suarez from Liverpool yesterday and did their best not to further...
Hamas officials denied the alleged ceasefire deal set for early Friday, saying that talks between themselves and Israel are still ongoing.
At least 15 militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the country's north, and another four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in the country's capital.
Israel's Justice Ministry reported that prosecutors indicted three Jews Thursday over the kidnapping and murder of the Palestinian teenager who was burned to death this month in what has been described as a "revenge killing."
Real Madrid has topped Forbes' annual list of the world's most valuable sports teams.
Intense fighting at the Libyan airport in Tripoli has left 30 dead.
Red Bull's ace racer Sebastian Vettel has said that Formula One can be a very cruel sport as the consecutive four time world champion attempts to save his season.
A U.S. nurse has bravely refused to force-feed Guantanamo Bay detainees on hunger strike in protest to the barbaric methods used by medical teams at the prison.
World number one Serena Williams' French coach has said that the American tennis ace is enduring a difficult period in her life.
What's the mystery behind Yasmine Abdel Aziz's bridal picture?
Hezbollah fighters and Nusra Front militants clashed again close to Lebanon's border with Syria, according to a security source.
Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire that will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday.
Duraid Lahham is making special guest appearance on the TV drama "Dobbu El Shanati" (Pack up your Suitcases).
Israel's government spokesperson Mark Regev said the IDF "does not target civilians" on the same day four children were killed while playing on a Gaza beach.
Three rockets landed in Israel's Eshkol region two hours after a temporary five-hour ceasefire was agreed upon by Hamas and Israel.
Around 40 percent of Yemen's population faces a serious food crisis according to a United Nations report. The UN's sister body UNICEF also said Yemeni children are showing signs of stunting.
The success of the Islamic State is due to a combination of brutal force and winning over local populations.
Ramy Ayach Khusai Khouly
Eight Palestinians were killed overnight after intensive shelling by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip ahead of a UN brokered "humanitarian" ceasefire.
The UAE is entering the space race with a mission to Mars; Blues legend Johnny Winter passes away; Police still using the banned and shameful "gay test" in Lebanon.
Political groups in Egypt joined forces to support Palestinian resistance against Israel while denouncing a recent truce deal brokered by Cairo between Tel Aviv and Hamas.
Fourteen Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by militants at a military checkpoint near the Algerian border.
Piers Morgan managed to offend every Pro-Palestine person on his Twitter feed... again!
Being beautiful, elegant and conservative has paid off for Yara who's been appointed as the ambassador of fashion house "Miss Bella."
IDF forces stopped an attempt by Hamas to infiltrate a kibbutz via an underground tunnel.
A Saudi "mufti" who joined militant group ISIL has been killed by Iraq's armed forces during an air raid in Tikrit, according to a news site.
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea ridiculed Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday following Assad's swearing-in ceremony as president.
The death toll in the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 227.
Arab and international celebrities tweet to condemn Israel.
A Syrian woman begs with her children downtown Istanbul on July 16, 2014
Child marriages among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan has doubled since the onset of the war.
Israel on Wednesday agreed to temporarily halt its assault on Gaza to come into effect on Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.
Rocket fire targeted Libya's main international airport for a fourth straight day Wednesday.
Lebanon is moving forward with a plan to import water from Turkey, having failed to impose any restrictions on water usage in response to one of the worst water shortages in recent memory.
Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars, or just a little bit closer, with an ambitious trip to Mar
July 16, 2014
Oettinger also outlined a need in Europe for liquefied natural gas, which Cyprus hopes to make part of its emerging status as an energy hub with the eventual opening of a massive LNG plant.
Total outstanding loans received from abroad, based on a remaining maturity basis, that the Turkish private sector is obliged to repay within 12 months
Four Palestinian boys were killed while they played football on the beach by Israeli shelling from naval boats in a horrific strike witnessed by AFP journalists.
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The striker has departed Chelsea after the arrival of Diego Costa saw him drop further down the pecking order, having scored just 14 goals in 18 months at Stamford Bridge
Syria's newly appointed UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura will meet with the Security Council Friday in the latest effort to end the ongoing conflict.
Turkey attracted several billion dollars in privatization revenues last year driven by sell-offs in the energy sector and is now trying to focus on more profitable sales after some tender revenues came in below expectations.
Turkey may force Syrian refugees to leave the country's city centers in Ankara's latest move to "deal" with the influx of refugees in the country.
At least four people were killed and 22 wounded from an attack on Syria's capital following the inauguration ceremony of President Bashar Al Assad Wednesday.
Located just three kilometres from Burj Khalifa, the exclusive, ultra-stylish yet family-orientated community has more than 30 per cent of the 185-acre project dedicated to green living and is now offering its luxury homes for sale.
A two-way street: an inside look into the monumental losses brought to the US economy due to Iranian sanctions
The new report "Losing Billions – The Cost of Iran Sanctions to the U.S. Economy" reveals that between 1995 and 2012, the U.S. sacrificed at least $135 billion and as much as $175 billion in potential export revenue to Iran.
Hamas officially rejected a proposed ceasefire deal with Israel Wednesday as the death toll surpassed 200.
Says the country with the three-year airport delay: Qatar seeks compensation over 'disappointing' Airbus delay
"We are a very demanding customer, we want everything to be absolutely perfect. It is absolutely disappointing to Qatar Airways."
The doping bans on former world 100 metre record holder Asafa Powell and fellow Jamaican Sherone Simpson have been reduced from 18 months to six months.
An Egyptian court sentenced nine men to lengthy jail terms Wednesday for assaulting women, representing the longest sentences since Cairo authorities criminalized sexual harassment.
The Germany midfielder looks certain now to part ways with Bayern Munich, with only contract details to agree with the Spanish giants this summer
"As you know our region is going through a lot of instability. What we bought are weapons to defend Qatar," he said.
Annual rates in Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah remained stable with nominal increases of two and one per cent respectively.
Does Israel bombing Gaza, Hamas firing rockets into Israel sound familiar? Are we experiencing deja vu for the third time round?
Will a ceasefire take us back to square one in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri proposed a two year presidential term for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in return for forming a cabinet that meets the interests of Hariri's party.
Israel's practice of "roof knocking" was caught on camera for the first time.
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini has turned down the chance to manage Brazil.
A-Lister Jean-Claude Van Damme has a crush on Sherihan?
The Blues have agreed to sign the Brazilian full-back and he will join former club-mate Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge once he has completed his medical in London
Celebs have been voicing their political stance on the Gaza-Israel conflict worldwide, but Rihanna seems to be confused about her own stand!
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Sherif Mounir and Sherine Abdel Wahab are having some plumbing problems, and Sherif says she's the one to blame!
A right-wing Israeli parliament member said "mothers of all Palestinians should be killed" on her Facebook page. It's not the first time she's been caught in the act with bigoted comments!
Elissa teases her fans with a sexy new look and a magical mirror!
Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term.
A skin rash has taken over Nelly Karim and Durra's bodies, which means filming "Women's Prison" has been halted!
What's going on between Ola Ghanem, Fifi Abdo and one new TV drama?
Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday following criticism from Danon and others for accepting the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
At least 12 people have been killed in two car bombs in Baghdad.
An invasive anal homosexuality test that was deemed to constitute torture is still being used by Lebanese doctors despite a ban.
Get free wifi and support an Iftar charity drive? Yes please!
Wanna eat the world's most expensive meal in a day? What happens when Apple and IBM get together?
Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.
Girl I didn't know you could get down like that! Emirati scoops International Independent Film Award
Emirati female filmmakers are on the rise, and this year one "independent" woman won the Narrative Short category at this year’s International Independent Film Awards.
Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.
Syrian men react during a reported air strike by government forces
Rival militant groups continued to clash in Dayr al-Zawr, eastern Syria on Tuesday. ISIL fighters pushed out al-Nusra Front members, along with other armed groups.
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will be sworn in for his new seven-year term today.
If stoned, naked IDF soldiers instagram photos were not enough for you, we now bring you the latest social media trend: bomb shelter selfies.
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