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June 23, 2015

Salah wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan
00:45 GMT
Salah wishes Muslims a happy Ramadan
Mohamed Salah
00:40 GMT
Inter Milan are set to splash the cash to sign Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah this summer
Russia cuts 2018 World Cup budget
00:01 GMT
Russia cut its budget for hosting the 2018 football World Cup by about 30 billion rubles (500 million euros), the government revealed Monday, as the country struggles with an economic crisis.

June 22, 2015

Ramadan may be a stressful time for some Muslims, but they don't forget to laugh it off. (Shutterstock)
19:53 GMT
Ramadan is a stressful time for some — laugh it off.
Diego Maradona
19:26 GMT
Uruguayan journalist and writer Victor Hugo Morales claimed on his Twitter account on Monday that Argentina's legendary football player Diego Maradona will run for the FIFA presidency.
Imam said that he respects all political forces, including the left wing, but everyone is free to say what he wants. (File photo)
18:43 GMT
Adel Imam’s Ramadan TV series character slammed by Leftists.
Diana likes to stay fit and exercise all year round. (Instagram)
18:24 GMT
Lebanese singer Diana Haddad has the solution for staying fit in Ramadan.
The first-place winner gets a "young" girl. (AFP/File)
18:12 GMT
The first-place winner gets a "young" girl, while second- and third-place winners get teenage girls.
The aftermath of a regime airstrike in an area east of Damascus held by non-government forces (AFP/file)
16:37 GMT
What Syrian regime airstrikes tell us about ِAssad's relationship with Daesh; Netanyahu's oppressive attitude towards the media; and Morsi's show trial in a failing Egypt.
A poll conducted by Bayt.com showed job search activities among employees increase during the holy month. (Shutterstock)
16:06 GMT
A poll conducted by Bayt.com showed job search activities among employees increase during the holy month.
Egyptian navy vessels patrol off the coast of the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh on Feb. 17, 2011. (AFP/Marco Longari)
15:54 GMT
The US embassy said the two vessels worth more than $1 billion would help Egypt fight its "maritime surface threats."
The cost of goods and services in Dubai jumped to its highest level this year. (apexluxurycarhire.com)
15:34 GMT
The cost of goods and services in Dubai jumped to its highest level this year.
Google follows a number of companies, including Reddit, Twitter and Facebook, that have already banned revenge porn. (Shutterstock)
15:16 GMT
Google's new policy would allow anyone to request removal of nude or sexual images of themselves from search results.
Mansour was detained on Saturday in Berlin ahead of boarding a flight to Doha. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT
Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour was been released from German custody, the Qatari network reported.
The Arab League condemns media campaign aiming to cast doubts on Qatar's eligibility for hosting the World Cup.
14:48 GMT
The Arab League has condemned what it called the biased media campaign aiming to cast doubts on Qatar's eligibility for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The multi-billion-dollar arrangement would exchange the sale of Iranian oil for construction of new power plants. (Shutterstock)
14:41 GMT
The multi-billion-dollar arrangement would exchange the sale of Iranian oil for construction of new power plants.
Financial statements showed an upward trajectory at Jordan Dairy Company. (AFP/Jean-Pierre Muller)
14:34 GMT
Financial statements showed an upward trajectory at Jordan Dairy Company.
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
The countries continued to see growth due to the contribution of non-oil private sectors.
Families protest for the release of the nine Lebanese captives being held by Daesh. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Families of the nine Lebanese soldiers being held captive by Daesh received messages via WhatsApp threatening to torture the prisoners in response to the videos leaked from Roumieh prison.
Huwaida, daughter of Lebanese diva Sabah, poses next to her mother's dress upon arriving for the Beirut International Awards Festivals (BIAF) on June 12, 2015, at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
14:08 GMT
Lebanon's fashion industry benefits from local businesses but remains hamstrung by a lack of market accessibility, a survey said.
Chairperson of Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza, Mary McGowan Davis (R) speaks next to Commission member Doudou Diene during a press conference on their report on June 22, 2015 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
14:00 GMT
According to the report, both Palestinian and Israeli armed groups committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza war.
Rapid digitization makes the MENA region an attractive target for cyber threats, according to a study. (Shutterstock)
13:54 GMT
Rapid digitization makes the MENA region an attractive target for cyber threats, according to a study.
Estimates have put the number of Daesh supporters on Twitter as high as 90,000. (Image: Twitter)
13:46 GMT
Europe's police agency announced the formation of a new team to track and remove accounts of Daesh members on Twitter.
Two Iraqi officers were killed and another injured Monday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle transporting the officials. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Two Iraqi officers were killed and another injured Monday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle transporting the officials.
A total of 141 suspected militants have been killed in North Sinai in the month of May. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The homes of two policemen were bombed by militants, injuring three officers and five civilians. It is suspected a dozen people were killed in the blast.
A Hezbollah soldier surveys the landscape near Lebanon's northern Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT
An attempted Daesh attack on Hezbollah posts in northern Qalamoun on Monday was thwarted by Hezbollah forces and the Syrian army.
Smoke and flames rise from burning vehicles at the site of an attack in front of the Afghan Parliament building in Kabul on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Shah Marai)
12:30 GMT
All seven Taliban attackers were killed after detonating a bomb and storming the parliament compound.
Israeli security forces throw stun grenades towards Palestinians during clashes, in East Jerusalem, July 4, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Four Palestinians were injured in Jerusalem's Old City late Sunday after clashes with Israeli forces as worshipers left Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Lebanese "musaharati" Mohammed Fanas stands outside the Saint Nicholas cathedral as he wakes up observant Muslims for their overnight "suhur" meal before the day's fast in the old city of the southern port of Sido. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
11:59 GMT
Lebanese "musaharati" Mohammed Fanas stands outside the Saint Nicholas cathedral as he wakes up observant Muslims for their overnight "suhur" meal before the day's fast in the old city of the southern port of Sido. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
An average of 17 people die per day on Egyptian roads (Shutterstock)
11:56 GMT
Witnessing corruption in day to day scenarios; the alternatives to Sisi in Egypt; and the Iranian journalists that have become refugees.
EU regulations on compensation may be overhauled soon by the European Commission. (Shutterstock)
11:47 GMT
Get to grips with your rights to claim compensation, before the European Commission changes the regulations.
A Syrian man carries the body of a child following a reported military strike by government forces in the rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern city of Aleppo on June 20, 2015. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
11:30 GMT
According to a medical NGO operating in Syria, fuel shortages are inhibiting humanitarian aid from reaching civilians.
Apple is also expected to launch new premium-priced watches. (AFP/Getty/Justin Sullivan)
11:22 GMT
Rumour has it that the updated Apple Watch will be released next year with a built-in Face Time camera.
Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 21, 2015. (AFP/STR)
11:02 GMT
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and ten Muslim Brotherhood officials are accused of spying and leaking classified documents to Qatar.
Saudi Princess Maha Al Ibrahim apparently didn't pay her £882,000 limo bill. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
After thousands of classified documents were released by WikiLeaks last week, one thing stood out: A Saudi princess didn't pay her £882,000 limo bill.
Actor Norman Issa is at the forefront of protests against the Culture and Sport Minister. (File photo)
10:42 GMT
Arabs and Jews have united against Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev over threats to cut funding, freedom of speech, and performances in illegal settlements.
Ola Ghanem loves President Sisi more every day. (Facebook)
10:34 GMT
The Egyptian actress says "25 January is the revolution of beggars and thugs".
Erdogan accused the parties and politicians of acting like "wet blankets." (AFP/Adem Altan)
10:30 GMT
More than two weeks after elections, in which no single-party won the majority., Turkey has yet to form a government.
A Syrian boy carries bread in the northern Syrian town of Atareb in the Aleppo province on Nov. 7, 2012. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT
From food to transportation, here are the ways the plummeting Syrian pound is affecting civilians.
Relationship advice gets a bit awkward when you used to date your BF's boyfriend. (Got Celeb)
10:10 GMT
Yes the Pali model's blessed with good looks, but what has Gigi Hadid got Taylor Swift's blessing for?
Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes (left), apologized after posting a racist tweet about Barack Obama. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The wife of Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom apologized after tweeting a racist message about Barack Obama. Seems like it's too little too late.
Shamma Hamdan, stick to a handshake next time?
09:41 GMT
The Arabs Got Talent star is in hot water over a little PDA at the airport!
Allegations of ethnic cleansing conducted by Kurdish forces were released shortly after the YPG took Tal Abyad from Daesh. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
09:31 GMT
Sunni allegations of Kurds' ethnic cleansing have deeper implications.
Earlier this week a family of twelve from the UK ran off to join Daesh in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The family of five, includig a couple and their three children, first traveled to Turkey before crossing into Syria.
Joseph celebrates Father's Day with his family! (Instagram)
09:21 GMT
Lebanese singer Joseph Attieh showed his papa some love on Father's Day.
Mohammed Assaf went to an UNRWA supported school in Gaza and is UNRWA's first ever Regional Youth Ambassador. (UNRWA)
09:06 GMT
The Arab Idol star invites people to join the Ramadan campaign to support the children of Gaza.
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gadhafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who governed Libya as its primary leader from 1969 to 2011. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT
A number of Gadhafi-era figures are on trial in Tripoli whilst peace talks are at a standstill. Is accountability may be the first step to reconciliation in war-torn Libya?

The KAIA project will boast the world’s tallest air traffic control tower. (Shutterstock)
08:43 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz International Airport will be able to handle 30 million passengers at the end of phase one and 80 million by phase three.
A collage of Kay's birthday pictures courtesy of Dounia. (Instagram)
08:35 GMT
Moroccan singer Dounia Batma celebrated her step son Kay's birthday this week.
The Parliament building in Kabul pictured on February 10, 2015 (AFP/Shah Marai)
08:33 GMT
Several explosions were heard outside the parliament Monday morning, and all law makers have been evacuated.
Guards from the Internal Security Forces were arrested after a video sufficed online of inmates being beaten and tortured. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Five guards from Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison were arrested after a video sufficed online showing inmates being tortured.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz took over the throne in April. (AFP/File)
07:56 GMT
A few interesting points to know about the kingdom from what people have found in the documents so far.
After the Night theatre play. (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)
07:40 GMT
Cairo and Alexandria brace for a rich cultural week that will include Ramadan evenings in the unique setting of Fatimid Cairo, World Music Day celebrations, concerts by Egyptian and regional musicians, theatre plays and more.
Farah Ann Abdul Hadi was accused of breaking the Islamic dress code. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT
After winning six medals at an international event, Farah Ann Abdul Hadi wasn't praised for her talent, but slammed by religious Muslims over her outfits. People need to get with the times?
Aleppo has been gripped by violence since the civil war began in March 2011. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Some 14 people were killed by Syrian government forces in Aleppo, local activists said.
Renewable energy and improved energy efficiency are key to limiting global warming. (Shutterstock)
06:43 GMT
At the end of 2014, 22.8 percent of the world's electricity came from renewables, and carbon dioxide emissions were unchanged from 2013.
Hazem Ahdi Khairat (Screenshot)
06:00 GMT
Egypt on Sunday appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012, signalling an improvement in relations between the two countries.
Treat every experience as a lesson learned. (Shutterstock)
05:52 GMT
Learn valuable tips from seasoned professionals in the Middle East
A Yemeni vendor living in Saudi Arabia carries bags of onions at Otaiga public market in the Manfouha district of the capital Riyadh on June 17, 2015. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
05:30 GMT
Increased demand for food and services in Saudi Arabia provides Yemeni expats with an opportunity to find employment.
Qatar shares its largest gas reserve with Iran. (Shutterstock)
05:25 GMT
Qatar is the third largest producer of natural gas and top exporter of LNG in the world.
Food consumption rises by 70 percent during Ramadan. (Shutterstock)
05:08 GMT
With a heavy spend on Ramadan ads, TV dramas, and high price items, has the Holy Month become a month of overindulgence?
A Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on April 2, 2015, after he was wounded during an offensive by Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units in the central neighborhood of Crater. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The World Health Organization released a report on Sunday saying more than 15 million Yemenis do no have access to healthcare.
Andy Murray
04:50 GMT
Britain number one Andy Murray produced a clinical performance on Sunday to defeat his South African opponent Kevin Anderson in straight sets to lift his fourth Queen's Club title in London.
Roger Federer
04:39 GMT
Top seed Roger Federer has bagged a record eighth Gerry Weber Open title after defeating his Italian opponent Andreas Seppi in straight sets in the summit clash at Halle on Sunday.
The norias were built as early as the fifth century and submitted to be on the UNESCO Tentative World Heritage List. (Wikimedia Commons/Effi Schweizer)
02:59 GMT
These centuries-old norias are more than just landmarks, and so far they're safe and sound.
A Syrian woman cries at the Akcakale crossing on June 14, 2015, after an airstrike hit the eastern part of nearby Tal Abyad. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
01:23 GMT
An abridged translation of the statement released by the YPG after media reports of ethnic cleansing in the areas taken from Daesh.
Malaysian gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi competing during the women's vault event at the SEA Games on June 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
00:07 GMT
Try winning six medals with these outfits proposed on Twitter.

June 21, 2015

Nico Rosberg
22:08 GMT
Nico Rosberg got past Lewis Hamilton from the start to win the Austrian Grand Prix Sunday for a second successive season to close the gap in the Formula One championship.
An Egyptian army soldier walks by a street cleaner behind a barbed wire checkpoint on a street that leads to Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud mosque. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
19:18 GMT
An Egyptian judge on Sunday agreed to send 152 worker to a disciplinary committee
Raheem Sterling
17:39 GMT
The Citizens are reportedly willing to accept Liverpool's demands and will offer a huge sum to sign the England international
Insulting the government in Kuwait is illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison. (AFP/File)
16:52 GMT
A female opposition rights activist was sentenced in absentia on Sunday to three years in prison for insulting Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Sabah.
Egyptian authorities opened Rafah crossing on June 13. It remained open for a week. (AFP/File)
16:12 GMT
Egyptian authorities plan to open its Rafah crossing to Gaza on Tuesday for three days.
Russia earned the right to host the 2018 World Cup honestly and fairly, says Putin
16:05 GMT
The country's successful bid is under scrutiny by Swiss authorities, who are also investigating the decision to award the tournament to Qatar in 2022
The Foreign Ministry released the animated short alongside a 227-page report on the events in Gaza. (Screenshot)
15:26 GMT
A controversial cartoon mocking foreign press coverage of the events in Gaza in 2014 has been removed by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT
Morsi made an appearance in Egyptian court on Sunday to stand charges of spying for Qatar, his first since being sentenced to death last Tuesday.
Andy Murray
14:22 GMT
The normally impassive Chelsea boss has revealed he could not contain his emotions when the Scot ended Britain's 77-year wait for a male singles champion in the summer of 2013.
Amal in her Egypt Air uniform! (Facebook)
14:21 GMT
Amal Maher dressed up as an air hostess on a flight from Egypt to Lebanon.
WikiLeaks is due to release some 500,000 Saudi documents in the coming weeks. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
WikiLeaks is due to release over 500,000 classified documents from Saudi Arabia containing secret government information.
A Syrian refugee from Homs, looks on as he holds his child inside his house in a slum area in the Jordanian capital, Amman. (AFP/Nader Daoud)
13:49 GMT
A Syrian refugee from Homs, looks on as he holds his child inside his house in a slum area in the Jordanian capital, Amman. (AFP/Nader Daoud)
Denilson
13:35 GMT
Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson’s move to Al Wahda seems to be very much on the cards with the Brazilian confirming to a leading news agency that he will be leaving Sao Paulo.
The ancient oasis city of Palmyra is home to some of the world's best preserved Roman ruins. (AFP/File)
13:32 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said Daesh militants have planted explosives in the ancient part of the central Syrian city.
Emirati diva Ahlam claims to have found out about Ramez Galal's prank half an hour before filming started! (File photo)
13:18 GMT
Emirati diva Ahlam claims to have found out about Ramez Galal's prank half an hour before filming started!
Syrian rescue workers look up to the sky in search of warplanes, on June 14, 2015, in the Jallum neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
13:00 GMT
The bomb blast likely targeted the region's Syrian Kurds.
A man stands between posters with the portrait of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour during a demonstration for his release in front of the local court of Berlin's Tiergarten district, where Mansour is being held in custody, awaiting a judge's decision on his further detention, on June 21, 2015.(AFP/John Macdougall)
12:42 GMT
Ahmed Mansour, a senior Al-Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was arrested at Tegel airport as he was heading to Qatar.
Scenes from Nasser's comedy show "Selfie." (News-sa.com)
12:39 GMT
Saudi comedian actor Nasser al Qasabi has been accused of mocking religion in his new comedy series "Selfie." This triggered a wave of harsh criticism, with some demanding that his head is chopped off by ISIS.
The Libyan city of Derna has had a significant Daesh presence since it was overrun by the extremist group in December 2014. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed in the Libyan city of Derna in a battle with fighters from the Mujahedeen Council of Derna.
We all know the mixed messages women get from TV and other media can be hilarious (do real women actually wear high heels that often?).  Ramadan TV specials only increase the fun.  Yalla.  (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT
The weird messages women are getting from this year's Ramadan specials; pan-Arab rock group resurrects the Arab World's beloved poets; and Father's Day ode to frumpy Lebanese dads.
Disney will be working with Snowball Studios. (YouTube)
11:33 GMT
Partnership with the Walt Disney Company is part of the Jerusalem Film Fund's strategy for luring creative investments to the city.
Children were take from northern Iraqi towns to be trained as militants. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
11:00 GMT
According to the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Daesh is abducting children from various districts near Mosul to groom them into fighters.
Bill Gates tops the list with an estimated net worth of $85.7 billion. (eCell.in)
10:51 GMT
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal ranks 14th in a list dominated by Americans.
Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. (Shutterstock)
10:38 GMT
Eight ways to become a better manager.
Israeli youth hold their national flag as they take part in the "flag march" through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City during celebrations for Jerusalem Day on May 17, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:33 GMT
An Israeli paramilitary officer was stabbed by a Palestinian. The assailant was then shot and injured by police forces.
The Galaxy tab A is Samsung's latest mid-range tablet. (Cak Tech)
10:27 GMT
The new Galaxy tab A is available in 8-inch and two 9.7-inch models.
The FATCA disclosure may increase financial liabilities for American expats. (Shutterstock)
10:10 GMT
Under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, financial account information of US citizens and companies in the UAE will be handed over to the US Treasury.
Illegal settlement construction has been on the rise in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Israeli settlements a threat to peace between the Jewish state and Palestinians.
New rules allow Yeminis to work without transferring their sponsorship. (Robin Wyatt Photoshelter)
09:58 GMT
Yemenis are taking advantage of the high demand for temporary workers in shops and restaurants.
The man paid thousands of dollars for a fake online degree. (Shutterstock/File)
09:49 GMT
Money badly spent! An Emirati man unknowingly paid $68,000 for a fake online degree and is now asking authorities to take action.
The introduction of 4G services and adoption of smart devics will drive more data consumption. (Pixabay)
09:31 GMT
Internet penetration is now at 76 percent in Jordan.
Maybe Rihanna told Chris Brown that she and Karim Benzema are "not officially dating"? (Facebook)
09:22 GMT
That awkward moment when you're with someone new and you bump into your ex.