A Palestinian man was shot dead and five others were injured in a number of incidents across the Gaza Strip on Friday.
Negotiators have failed to reach an agreement on whether Iran should be invited to Syria peace talks in Geneva next month, U.N. and Arab League envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
The Lebanese soldier behind the recent killing of an Israeli soldier had probably only planned to deter his victim from engaging in “provocative and indecent” acts on the border, a local Lebanese newspaper reported Friday.
Hezbollah’s Chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah vowed Friday his party would avenge the killing of Hassan Lakkis, one of the party’s commander who was assassinated earlier this month, saying evidence collected by the group indicated Israel was behind the hit.
At least eight people have been killed and more than 20 others wounded after two bomb attacks hit a northern Iraqi town, security sources said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be traveling to Cairo Friday and will meet with Egyptian President Adly Monsour Saturday, officials said.
A federal appeals court in New York City has revived litigation against Saudi Arabia on behalf of families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The White House warned on Thursday that it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran, because it could sink a final deal to stop Tehran getting a nuclear bomb.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Thursday that Iran faced two options prior to this month’s nuclear agreement with world powers, either to surrender or go to war.
The striker, who has netted 17 goals 11 league games this season, says the "special relationship" he has with club's fans was key to his decision to sign a long-term contract
Hermes, which has 50 boutiques in airports around the world, is turning these into proper free-standing shops to better tap the booming market.
No. 2-ranked men's player Novak Djokovic and No. 1 women's player Serena Williams were selected the ITF world champions for 2013.
Currently emiratisation in the UAE’s media industry stands at just a little over 25 per cent.
Qatar last month said foreign allegations of abuse of migrant workers working on World Cup facilities were “exaggerated” but insisted it took such claims seriously.
David Moyes' men have lost their last two league games at Old Trafford and face a Hammers side fresh from knocking Tottenham out of the Capital One Cup
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said that a vanishing spray, which is being currently used at the Club World Cup in Morocco to designate distances for free kicks, will also be used during the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil.
Once Manchester United had defeated Stoke City - and the hailstorm from Hell - to reach the Capital One Cup semi finals, only one issue will have been on most minds; would the possibility of a Manchester derby final become a probability?
Six world powers met in Geneva on Thursday to discuss more details about curbing Tehran's nuclear program as well as lifting economic sanctions from the US.
After lying about his home country of Iran, Abbas Haj Ali was deported under false information in which he intends to sue the Swedish Migration Board over the jail time he served in Iraq over forged documents.
He may have quit singing years ago, and he may be on the run from the law, but ex-singer Fadel Shaker has just released a religious chant about Jesus.
Jamal Suliman is the latest actor chosen to play the late Gamal Abdel Nasser in a TV series.
December 19, 2013
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Andres Iniesta, which sees the midfielder extend his contract until 2018.
Members of a constitutional committee which included former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan viewed the document with approval calling it "one step closer to democracy" in Egypt.
After probes into police practices as elections near in Turkey, Istanbul's police chief is relieved of his duty after corruption trails turn up bribery and threats of local governments.
After China's consistency in calling for resolution in the Syrian conflict, China will send support for the US ship that will destroy the chemical weapons from Syria.
Didier Drogba has paid tribute to Jose Mourinho for becoming one of the best strikers in the world.
Frequent ‘vanishings’ in Syria and a catalogue of abuses perpetrated in ‘secret jails’ in the country were today revealed in separate reports by the U.N. and Amnesty International.
Syrian warplanes continued to crush Aleppo for a fifth consecutive day Thursday,
Syrian Kurds on Thursday voiced their demand for their own delegation, seperate from both the government and opposition at next month's peace talks in Switzerland aimed at halting the conflict in Syria, Kurdish political leaders said.
The death of two Palestinians within 24 hours at the hands of Israeli soldiers this week may undermine the current peace talks.
Kurds have been visiting their dead every week for hundreds of years. But only recently have they started graveyard shopping, reflecting the people’s learned ability to move on despite tragedy.
Fitch has rated almost all banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council region as stable, ensuring a bright financial outlook for 2014.
Michael Owen has stuck the boot into Arsenal's Premier League title credentials and claims record signing Mesut Ozil is too inconsistent to lead the Gunners to glory, according to reports.
An Islamist militant in Egypt blew himself up Thursday to avoid arrest.
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A suicide bomber detonates an explosives belt among Shiite pilgrims in Iraq, killing 10 people, while militants shoot dead a family of five, security officials say.
Footballing legend Diego Maradona stirred controversy in Algeria after he kissed his girlfriend in public during a ceremony organized by the government
Need an extra $42.4 billion? For Kuwait, current oil price projections will ensure the Gulf state's budget receives just that.
Etisalat has recently come under customer scrutiny due to several reports from individuals that their pre-paid calling cards were empty upon purchase.
Two Palestinian activists have used the remains of Israeli ammunition and weapons used to oppress Palestinian protests to design 3D art pieces and display them at an exhibition in Ramallah.
Turkey held the first ever Syrian Economic Forum this week to discuss strategies to rebuild the deteriorating Syrian economic situation.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to continue illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territories.
As Saudi looks to hire more nationals, where will KSA's women find employment?
Egypt's criminal court Thursday acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak's Prime Minister of "squandering public funds" and "facilitating the illegal sale of state land." Mubarak's two sons were also acquitted on similar charges.
Not only did daily life become a struggle for the surprised Egyptians that awoke to find their country salted with snow, but even the celebrities had to slow things down, delaying film projects in process.
Russia sent Syria 10 aircrafts filled with equipment to help Damascus remove the country's chemical weapons stockpile as part of the unprecedented mission to remove Syria's entire arsenal vis-a-vis the port city of Latakia.
Hoping to release her first full album when the record industry is back on its feet, Arab Idol winner Carmen Suleiman can't wait forever to launch her career. That's why she's giving us a gift this winter holiday of the song "Habib Wa Mish Habibi" (My Love and Not My Love).
Many Bahraini opposition activists have been detained, tortured or killed since the 2011 uprisings. For those still on the streets, time--and resources--are running out to stop government forces from dooming them to similar fates. We take a look at the growing movement of Bahraini activist asylum-seekers who are starting to flee the Gulf Island for protection elsewhere.
Record snow and freezing temperatures were no barrier for Alexandria University students to see Abd Elfattah Grini live in concert at their school!
Soon UAE theaters will shake with the thundering of hoofs and be rendered fragrant with the flowers of meadows.
Israeli troops killed a Palestinian security force officer in the West Bank's Qalqiya Thursday, representing the second Palestinian killing at the hands of Israeli soldiers within the past 24-hours.
Egyptian actress Sabrine is taking the success from her Ramadan role and running with it, starring in two dramas this winter.
In a rare instance of criticism, a Russian diplomat called on Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to refrain from re-election statements ahead of proposed peace talks.
The United States Senate approved a bill Wednesday that restores aid to Egypt in full at $1.6 billion vis-a-vis granting U.S. President Barack Obama the "power to waive a federal law based on national security."
Doctors have ordered Abeer Sabri to rest up after her surgery. But, is she?
The lead Palestinian negotiator in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks told reporters Wednesday that his negotiation team is "ready to extend" its current peace talks with Israel beyond the April deadline.
Yes Maya fans, our Lebanese diva will be getting her own reality TV show, just like Kim K. Will you be watching?
Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has dropped another heavy hint that he plans to join Bayern Munich in 2014 by responding in Bavarian to a question about his future, according to reports.
Audiences were delighted with some serious Christmas cheer with performances by The Cairo Opera Orchestra, Cairo Celebration Choir and Cairo Opera Company soloists on December 16 and 17 for the Cairo Opera House's annual Christmas concert.
Saudi Minister of Labor Adel Fakieh said that 40-hour work and a two-day off in a week for private sector employees will come into force within three months.
Don't disturb this man from his slumber! For one Saudi Man, his only alarm clock is the call to prayer!
Lebanese that fled the country's civil war now find themselves "returning home" once again due to another war.
A UK website has carried out a research to find out the ten most popular footballers in 2013 across social media platforms and Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the list.
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The United States officially blacklisted Algerian jihadists and a Syrian Islamist rebel group Wednesday.
Israeli forces raided Jenin refugee camp Wednesday, leaving one Palestinian dead and six others injured.
The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday that expresses outrage and places blame on the Syrian regime for human atrocity and abuse.
Turkey backs off publisher accused of "corrupting public morals" with French book written 106 YEARS ago
Turkey has suspended the trial of a publisher and translator accused of corrupting the public's morals with a book penned 106 years ago - "The Exploits of a Young Don Juan"by French author Guillaume Apollinaire.
Hussein Fahmy's fans weren't too kind to him this week after pictures of him and his sixth wife circulated the internet.
53 years later, Palestinian banking legend Ibrahim Dabdoub to retire from CEO post at National Bank of Kuwait
Dabdoub’s career at NBK extends for over 53 years during which he has successfully led the bank to become one of the leading financial institutions in the Middle East with operations in 16 countries
The kidnap of foreigners and wealthy local businessmen in Yemen is largely a commercial activity, somewhat devoid of political or terrorist ambitions, experts say.
Jadwa said: “In all thus, we doubt that tight oil production will significantly impact the world’s oil industry over the long term. In particular, we do not see it affecting Saudi Arabia’s situation.”
The Swiss government has opted to hold funds from two ousted leaders as the investigation continues for the source of the funds.
December 18, 2013
Iraq urges Afghanistan to move forward with a security deal with the US after Afghan President Hamid Karzai stalls efforts.
An EU official said the suspension would take place "as soon as possible" .
After after being charged with fraud and corruption, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's case will not be appealed after his acquittal.
Jumbatt 266,000 square meters of "fake" property for an estimated $8 million, based on the advice of his previously closely trusted associated Baheej Abu Hamza.
The trial of the Egyptian police officers charged with killing 37 detainees by asphyxiation in August has been postponed until December 24.
The young forward is unhappy with his lack of playing time and has suggested he could be forced to quit the club in order to bolster his World Cup chances
Three Iranian guards were killed after the car they were traveling in was hit by a roadside bomb.
Morsi officially being charged with conspiracy and acts of terror as the trial for the former President of Egypt continues.
The U.S. Ambassador to Damascus told reporters Wednesday that an Islamist rebel group has refused to meet with US officials.
After a long delay, Lebanon finally says yes to Ikea housing to Syrians now living as refugees in Lebanon
Liverpool have been flying high in recent weeks and the defensive unit continues to be a revolving mixture of new and old faces as well as resurgent ones.
Infrastructure, electricity cables and sewage networks were damaged during the blizzard, as well as ancient trees in the university forest, according to Tarawneh.
Pakistan’s foreign Affairs Ministry has slammed a recent editorial by Dubai newspaperGulf News, which accused the country of “betraying” the UAE by not supporting Dubai during the Expo 2020 vote on November 27.
Luxury car bran Infiniti has launched two new models into the Lebanese market: the QX60 and the QX70.
The European Union has called for restraint after an Israeli soldier was killed by a Lebanese soldier who opened fire across the border.
The increment will be paid retroactively as of June 2013 and will be adjusted in the December 2013 salary, the statement added.
Germany's 100m sprint champion Julian Reus has challenged Borussia Dortmund winger Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to a sprint race to prove whether the football star is faster than Usain Bolt, according to reports.
There'll be no channelling Amy Winehouse's anti-rehab spirit - recently released Saudi nationals from Guantanamo have a one way ticket to the Kingdom's rehabilitation centres for militants.
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Perhaps not so merry, a Kuwaiti MP has called for a crackdown on Christmas celebrations in the country saying the promotion of foreign occasions in the state amounted to a “mockery” of the Islamic culture.
Failing Afghan President Hamid Karzai's green light on a deal securing the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan post-2014, NATO would have to start preparing its troops for total withdrawal by this spring, according to top military commander Philip Breedlove.
Syrian actress Layla Awad was arrested by the Syrian government at the Syrian-Lebanese border this week.
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Myriam Fares decided to do her last-minute Christmas shopping in London this year.
Winning the Dubai 2020 World Expo bid has boosted the world's confidence in the UAE's economy, but the country's business and investment policies are also attracting innovation and new entrepreneurs to the country.
Russia announced Monday that its navy was ready to escort ships carrying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile out of the country.
What a dynamic duo to spend New Year's Eve with! Elissa and Majed Al Mohandes are ready to make some musical magic happen at Dubai's Ritz Carlton DIFC on December 31st.