July 10, 2014
Obama is often called the pragmatic president, a euphemism for dodging obligations to human rights; Thousands of years ago spice trade routes brought Islam from Arabia to Southeast Asia. Today the same transmission has taken place with extremist ISIS ideology. But its conduit is likely the Internet; Think ideology is behind the current Chaos in the Middle East? Try social policy.
The former Udinese playmaker will join up with his new team-mates in late July following a post-World Cup holiday, with his debut set for the Emirates Trophy in early August
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy to Syria.
Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
The UN will reduce its staff in Libya over "unspecified security concerns."
Bahrain's main opposition leader was arrested for meeting with Washington's top diplomat to the country who was expelled earlier this week.
The UN's top chief called for a ceasefire to the intensifying violence in Gaza Thursday, but Israel's Prime Minister said that a ceasefire is "not on the agenda."
At least 170,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year civil war according to a new death toll released by an activist group Thursday.
The reigning Liga champions have officially announced their capture of the Croatia international from Bayern Munich
Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.
Despite Yaya Toure's lastest claims that he would do everything to quit Manchester City, the club will not sell the midfielder.
Bayern Munich were such a joy to watch last season, there is no question about that. The German giants dropped points on only 5 occasions over the complete duration of the season.
Security officers in Saudi Arabia have arrested nearly 2,200 foreign workers in Madinah and Hail and Baha this month for allegedly violating the country’s residency and labor regulations.
Formula One legend Michael Schumacher's red Ferrari race suit is reportedly expected to fetch more than 15,000 pounds at an auction.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague states that significant differences remain in the sixth round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran's nuclear program.
A real estate firm is offering a free luxury car with the purchase of one of their properties as a special Ramadan deal.
“How could you watch the World Cup while children are dying?” Football fans under attack by Gaza activists. Also, meet Lebanon's award-winning female mixologist, and find out how to find your soul mate!
Health officials in Gaza have confirmed that a pre-dawn air raid by Israeli forces killed five Palestinian children from the same family in Khan Younis.
Cyrine Abdelnour posts her new look from her Ramadan TV drama "Seeret Hub" (Love Story). (Image: Facebook)
Mais Hamdan joins the "Al Ikhwa" (The Brothers) TV series team as the character of "Sarah." (Image: Facebook)
Urban artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is causing passersby to do a double take just by walking down the street.
Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.
Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.
A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory
Mokhtar Mohyeldeen decided to give up working to care for his three-year-old son who suffers from Russell Silver Syndrome, yet won't leave the young boy in the care of maids. That's dedication!
Ahmed Azmi has finally been found innocent by an Egyptian court on his drugs charges.
Three of the six suspects initially arrested in relation to Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir will be released on Thursday.
The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
British tabloid The Daily Mail has apologized to George Clooney after he slammed them for publishing a fabricated story about his future mother-in-law Baria Alamuddin.
Lebanon's leading politicians blasted Israel's latest military assault on Gaza. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri denounced the attacks, calling on Israel to stop "the most brutal attacks against the Gaza Strip".
Hundreds of Jordanians clashed with security forces outside the Israeli embassy on Thursday morning as a protest over the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip turned violent.
The biblical drama depicting Moses' departure from Egypt is set to hit US cinemas in December.
Baalbek festival returns home, braves security concerns; but will anyone be attending?
While the big game between Germany and Brazil commenced, Israel was air striking Gaza. But, the eyes of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were transfixed on the match, "desensitized" by what was happening in the Strip.
Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.
Daily Mail is so not on the Hollywood actor's good side right now after circulating rumors that Amal Alamuddin's mother was opposed to the upcoming marriage.
The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting over the deteriorating situation between Israel and Hamas.
An Indian Muslim reads prayers on his mobile phone
Israeli President Shimon Peres has warned that a ground incursion "may happen quite soon" as Israeli warplanes continued to attack the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 59, with no Israeli fatalities.
Israel's Iron Dome system intercepted five rockets fired at Tel Aviv by Hamas.
Known for his prize-winning writing pieces, David Mamet speaks about his love of Israel before his guest attendance at the 31st Jerusalem Film Festival.
A Saudi burger joint ran into some trouble after it promised customers 2 Saudi riyals off their purchase for every goal scored in the Brazil-Germany World Cup match.
Washington urged Israel and Palestinian leadership to de-escalate tensions Wednesday while other world leaders described the airstrike exchanges as "childish."
If you like Al-Karama politics and you're down with some poetry and performing artists, then hit the newly opened salon each Thursday during Ramadan.
Brent crude oil traded at a one-month low below $109 a barrel on Wednesday after a Libyan oilfield restarted and supply worries faded
The coach is happy that his side have reached the World Cup final for the first time in 24 years and has praised his players for their performance in the triumph over Netherlands
The shale oil revolution in the United States is not expected to present a threat to the Middle East, according to Duncan Anderson, chief executive officer at Gulf Marine Services (GMS).
Dubai’s Damac Properties has announced that it will be offering luxury cars to select property buyers as part of its Ramadan promotion.
London’s property market has always been a favourite for investors from the Middle East.
Djibouti said it had started legal action against DP World, seeking to rescind the Dubai-owned port operator’s concession in Africa’s largest container terminal in a row over how the contract was awarded.
After 120 goalless minutes, the Albiceleste won in a shootout to book their place in the final against Germany
July 9, 2014
At least 35,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Yemen's northern province of Amran from ongoing clashes between government forces and Houthi rebels, according to a local government refugee agency.
With Al Jazeera's monopoly coverage costing $110-$320, Arab viewers ironically turn to the Israeli channel for free; A quick retrospective on the Brazil-Germany semifinals match; Some people get upset that Arabs still watch football as Gaza is pounded by Israeli airstrikes.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas described Israel's ongoing airstrike campaign in the Gaza Strip as "genocide" Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia is the world’s top food importer, and also rated as one of the worst wasters.
At least one soldier died from an explosion in Egypt's Sinai Wednesday.
Staffan de Mistura was named to become the new UN envoy to Syria.
Boeing said the 777X will introduce the latest technologies including "the most advanced commercial engine ever".
At least twenty jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) were killed in a Syria government-led air raid Wednesday in the city of Raqqa.
The recruitment application of any Saudi who has a history of maltreating Filipino housemaids would never be accepted.
Fans worldwide show their support by taking part in a digital campaign at chevroletfc.com, virtually wearing and sharing the new shirt
Iraq's Prime Minister blamed the northern autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq for hosting jihadists within its territory to launch their offensive on other parts of Iraq.
Israel's premier told reporters Wednesday that Tel Aviv will intensify its airstrike campaign on the Gaza strip that has left at least 43 dead and over 300 wounded thus far.
The signing of Luke Shaw has placed the Frenchman's status as Manchester United's first-choice left-back under threat and he is now considering an offer from the Serie A champions
With Ashley Cole already moved on and Ryan Bertrand believed to be on his way out of the exit door as well, Chelsea are keen on replenishing the left back position at their club as quickly as possible.
U.S. officials involved in the investigation of the three Israeli teenagers who were taken hostage in the West Bank say that the teens were shot and killed by a silenced gun at least ten times.
The dream is over for Brazil, and the dream of an all South American World Cup Final died along with them in their 1-7 mauling at the hands of Germany.
Ongoing Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip have killed 12 people on Wednesday.
Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani, has claimed that the U.S and Iran could cooperate in countering Iraq's current militant offensive, despite a history of strained relations.
Tensions remain high close to Lebanon's southern border as Israel deployed soldiers along the Kfar Shouba Hills area, while air strikes in Gaza continue.
Syrian rebels killed at least 14 people in Khatab village.
Syrian rebels have cited concern over the besieged city of Aleppo amid fears Syria's largest city will be recaptured by government forces.
Deeming her attitude totes inapprope, Egyptian actor Sharif Muneer has allegedly filed a lawsuit against the Egyptian singer.
To prepare for Jihad in Syria two British terrorists bought books about Islam and Arabic from the "For Dummies" series, messaged friends about their plans and despite claiming to do aid work in Syria, took photos of themselves with guns.
Iraq's parliament has changed its decision to postpone a key session until August and will now convene on Sunday.
Dubai is the fifth most favorite hotspot for travelers according to a new study revealed Wednesday.
Bahrain's main Shiite Muslim opposition group was summoned by Bahraini authorities for "interrogation" on Tuesday, following their meeting with the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tomasz Malinowski.
Iraqi security forces found the bodies of 53 men Wednesday.
With the help of America, Israel has persecuted an indigenous people, annexed even more land and now launched yet another war in Gaza. Was peace ever on the table?
After breaking his leg recently, Hassan Al Raddad made a TV appearance on the show "Laylah" hosted by Samer Yousri.
Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces Wednesday in the West Bank, following intense IDF's attacks across the Gaza Strip.
Jordan strongly condemned Israel's recent attacks on the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate halt to strikes.
A number of British firms provided the Syrian regime with chemical weapons in the 1980s according to a Foreign Office report seen by the BBC.
Lebanese singer Nicole Saba and her hubby Yousif Al Khal is currently in the world of Bollywood. The couple came to India to film a special commercial for the international brand name "Splash", which she is the official promotional face for in the Middle East.
An Islamic Jihad leader along with five members of his family were killed by an Israeli air strike late on Tuesday. The death toll in Gaza now stands at 24 since Monday.
Dubai is relaunching a contest that rewards residents who lose weight with pure, solid gold.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has telephoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to support a ceasefire to halt Israeli military escalations in the Gaza Strip.
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike in Rafah
The Syrian National Coalition, Syria's main opposition group, elected Hadi al-Bahra as their new president.
ISIL militants have reportedly taken control of a former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad.
The show starlet is seen in two photos with director Mohammad Sami, which, of course, makes us wonder if there's more than a professional relationship between the two.
George Clooney's future mother-in-law thinks her daughter can do much better!
No rest for the wicked! Adel Imam is already prepping for next year's holy month.
Rebels in Yemen's north seized control of the city of Amran near the country's capital.
A Lebanese pizza delivery man was arrested and imprisoned for delivering pizza pies stuffed with cannabis to inmates in Zahle prison Tuesday.
Married with four children, Ismaik has been spending some of his time since he quit watching World Cup soccer, rooting for Germany; he owns part of German soccer club TSV 1860 Munchen.
By the way: Dubai is still recovering from its 2009 debt crisis.