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A member of the Moroccan special forces guard stands outside of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) building on March 23, 2015 during a press conference by the governor of the BCIJ in Rabat. (AFP/File)
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Moroccan authorities said Wednesday they dismantled a cell where Daesh had been recruiting fighters.
The al-Qaeda affiliate said Wednesday it will be ruling the northwestern city in Syria with Islamic sharia law. (AFP/File)
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The al-Qaeda affiliate said Wednesday it will be ruling the northwestern city in Syria with Islamic sharia law.
Prosecutors, lawyers and judges stand on April 1, 2015, near a statue of Lady Justice during a funeral ceremony for senior Istanbul prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Istanbul's main courthouse on Wednesday to pay tribute to the prosecutor who was killed by extremists.
FIFPro and UEFA launch legal action against third-party ownership
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World Players' Union FIFPro and European football governing body UEFA have launched a legal challenge to immediately declare all third-party ownership agreements regarding players in Europe void.
In 2011, it launched the Apple Online Store UAE, which offers a range of products, such as iPhones, iPads, iPods and MacBooks.
15:08 GMT
iPhone maker reportedly preparing to open its largest store globally in Dubai or Abu Dhabi this year
Joss Stone is ready to blossom in Bahrain's Spring of Culture. (Image: Facebook/ Harry Stoker)
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Soulful singer-songwriter Joss Stone is bringing her flower power to Bahrain on her Total World Tour.
Iraqi forces, with the support of US airstrikes and Iranian-backed militias, are still engaging Daesh forces in Tikrit (File-AFP)
14:39 GMT
Iran and US cooperate to take strategic city; Lebanon's cabinet supports PM's stance on Yemen war; and the UAE considers fining people for... walking?
The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award logo
14:27 GMT
The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is targeting Gulf neighbours Oman, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen along with African countries Mauritania, Tunisia, Somalia and Sudan in an attempt to spread awareness of the annual prize among Arab nations.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the conflict's death toll exceeds 220,000, but understanding how and why people are still dying can offer important insight into where the war is headed next. (AFP/File)
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Now in its fifth year of conflict, Syria's landscape is unrecognizable and its death toll barely fathomable. But keeping track of who dies and how is more important than ever before.
A Palestinian boy carries the Palestinian national flag as he makes his way through the debris of the destroyed Yarmouk Stadium in Gaza City. (AFP/File)
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Daesh has allegedly taken control of most of Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus.
Syrians living in Zaatari Refugee Camp were given Dutch bikes from aid agencies to help them live "like it was a city." (Shutterstock)
13:46 GMT
"This camp is the size of a city, and that is why I think we need to help people live in this camp like it was a city."
Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude onto world markets.
13:33 GMT
Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) in Geneva, January 14, 2015. (AFP/Rick Wilking)
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US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif are holding a bilateral meeting in Lausanne and the nuclear talks have hit a stalemate of sanctions framework.
"Tunisia must begin to say (to tourists) 'we are ready to welcome you'. There should be no looking back," he added.
12:52 GMT
The attack raised major concerns about the future of Tunisia's vital tourism industry.
Yemeni students in Iran held similar demonstrations. (AFP/File)
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Yemeni students living in Lebanon launched a protest against the Saudi-led military campaign against the Houthi rebel movement.
Pitbull is pumped to be coming to the region. (Image: Facebook)
12:27 GMT
Pitbull, DJ Otto Knows, Najwa Karam, and host more of local and international stars are revving up for the big event in Bahrain.
Ezz and Zeina have finally reunited as a family. (Image: Albawaba file)
12:27 GMT
Finally, Ahmed Ezz admits he is the father of Zeina's babies.
New recruits to the Free Syrian Army, which made up of rebel groups fighting to overthrow Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
A coalition of Syrian opposition launched a campaign to claim the Nasib border crossing from government forces. The crossing, located in Deraa district, lies on the Jordanian border.
Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi walks with others during a break in a meeting with world powers representatives seeking to pin down a nuclear deal with Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel, on March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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The P5+1 countries have failed to agree on a framework to lift sanctions against Iran, which have been paralyzing the country's economy.
The kingdom already boasts a well-established Islamic banking sector, with the first such bank having opened in 1978.
11:44 GMT
Only one corporate sharia-compliant bond has been issued so far in Jordan.
“At no point was the aircraft, passengers or crew at risk.”
11:36 GMT
An Emirates flight and an Etihad plane, which were travelling in opposite directions, nearly collided with each other over the Indian airspace on Sunday night.
The week-long bombing campaign, led by Saudi Arabia, has deepened regional tensions with Iran, and send scores of Yemenis fleeing their homes amid deepening violence across the country.
11:33 GMT
Conflicting reports are surfacing of a bombing incident last night at a dairy factory in eastern Yemen, with sources loyal to the Houthis reporting the Saudi-led airstrikes are to blame, and medical sources claiming both rebel fire and airstrikes could be heard on site.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech during an event following the first session of the newly-elected Knesset (Israel's Parliament) on March 31, 2015 in Jerusalem. (AFP/ Gali Tibbon)
11:32 GMT
The PM called the nuclear deal unconscionable as it threatens the security of Israel.
Amy with her mama and friends on her birthday! (Image: Instagram)
11:24 GMT
Amy Samir Ghanem celebrated her birthday away from her X Factor judge sister Donia.
Turkish riot police in Istanbul at the courthouse where a Turkish prosecutor probing the politically sensitive death of an anti-government protester was taken hostage by an armed group. (AFP/File)
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Police have surrounded the offices of Turkey's ruling AK party after two gunmen stormed the premises.
Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units celebrate in front of the the provincial council building inside the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit on March 31, 2015 during a military operation to retake it from Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:22 GMT
Iraqi tribes liberated a number of villages near the Hamrain Mountains in Kirkuk from Daesh forces, killing 20 militants in the process.
Saudi-led warplanes have dropped strikes on areas across the war-torn Gulf nation over the last week, sending refugees fleeing for Somalia and angering Shiite-led Iran, who has also been accused of backing the Shiite Houthi rebels the Saudi campaign is targeting. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT
The Saudi-led coalition carried out fresh airstrikes on military sites along the Yemeni border with Saudi Arabia Wednesday, eyewitnesses said, where the Shiite Houthi rebels are believed to have a stronghold.
The courthouse where a Turkish prosecutor, probing the politically sensitive death of an anti-government protester, was taken hostage by an armed group. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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Turkish authorities arrested 22 students linked to the outlawed Marxist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) in Antalya following yesterday's hostage crisis.
Marouq filming with Nancy Ajram. (Image: Musicnation.me)
09:58 GMT
Lebanese director Said el Marouq has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
The 26-year-old Lebanese man was a student in Australia and will likely be deported over the marriage. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
A Sydney court found an Australian father guilty of marrying off hi 12-year-old daughter to a 26-year-old Lebanese man, following a similar story earlier this month where the same court sentenced a Lebanese man to 10 years for marrying and impregnating another young girl.
The piece, drawn on the dilapidated door of the war-torn Gaza home, is believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT
A Palestinian man and his family say they were tricked into selling a Banksy mural worth hundreds of thousands for $175 USD.
Several shots from Haifa Wehbe's music video "Kiss It Better." (Image: Halamuntada.com)
08:58 GMT
In a parallel world, Haifa Wehbe would have been a babysitter!
Egypt has been the second-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid since its peace treaty with Israel in 1979.
08:25 GMT
The United States announced on Tuesday it was lifting its hold on the supply of military equipment to Egypt.
Armed settlers overlook a Palestinian village south of Nablus during confrontations following the setting on fire of Palestinian-owned fields on Jan. 1, 2010. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
08:10 GMT
Shin Bet arrested an IDF soldier for passing classified information to far-right settlers.
The incident could be part of a larger back and forth in the restive northeast, where sectarian strife has been on the rise over the last several years, and the site of fierce clashes between Daesh affiliates and the Lebanese army. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
Unidentified militants ambushed a passenger van in northeast Lebanon Tuesday, abducting two Lebanese from Arsal and later releasing them, according to a security source.
Daesh recently executed eight Syrian soldiers for "being Shia Muslims." (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
Daesh has allegedly killed upwards of 48 people, including women and children, in their campaign in the village of Hama in central Syria.
Sama Al Masry is under fire for her comments on air.
07:50 GMT
Watch what you say about an Egyptian Club Chief on TV. That's the lesson Egyptian belly dancer Sama al-Masry learned the hard way.
Manny Pacquiao
07:44 GMT
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has reportedly been backing Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in the highly anticipated bout against unbeaten US boxing champion Floyd Mayweather on May 2 .
'My work here is not done. I came here to give victory to the people and make sure that they receive justice, and we still haven't reached the goal yet,' says Amer, the one son who remains alive. (Image: Vice News)
07:43 GMT
A mother's three sons ran off to Syria to fight with Nusra. Two have already been killed, as she begs the third tor return home.
Hours before the midnight deadline Tuesday, US officials said negotiations could extend through Wednesday so long as "conversations continue to be productive." (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
After a midnight deadline passed without a deal Tuesday, officials taking part in the Iranian nuclear negotiations in Switzerland said a new deadline has been set for the end of Wednesday.
A Palestinian sits amid the rubble of buildings that were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in Gaza City's al-Shejaiya neighborhood, on March 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
On Wednesday, Palestine will be granted full membership to the International Criminal Court, allowing for the country to pursue a criminal investigation against Israel for war crimes committed during this past summer war.
After Somalia's public display of support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen, concerns have been raised about the safety of some 238,000 Somali refugees currently being hosted there. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
In a stark change of roles, Yemeni refugees arrive in Somaliland port as the Saudi-led air campaign continues to pound Houthi positions across the Gulf country.
Visitors look at Egyptian artefacts at the Museu Egizio (Egyptian Museum) in Turin, the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to ancient Egypt art and culture. (AFP/Marco Bertorello)
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Visitors look at Egyptian artefacts at the Museu Egizio (Egyptian Museum) in Turin, the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to ancient Egypt art and culture. (AFP/Marco Bertorello)
Back at home, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is facing pressure from hard-liners not to release too much to reach a deal, and to deliver on a promise to lift sanctions. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
Amid deadlocks, nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Switzerland soar past their midnight deadline.
An anti-Islamic ad campaign that will begin appearing this week on public buses compare Muslims with Nazis. (AFP/Karen Bleier)
06:00 GMT
An anti-Islamic ad campaign that will begin appearing this week on public buses compares Muslims with Nazis.
Iran has supported Shia Houthi militias which seized the Yemeni capital Sanaa from the government in January (File-AFP)
06:00 GMT
The GCC expects Iranian retaliation to air strikes in Yemen; examining the Islamist-military relationship in Egypt in 1952 and 2013; and the Crown Prince of Dubai donates his prize money to autism research.
US President Barack Obama is releasing military aid to Egypt after the funds had been suspended for two years. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
US President Barack Obama is releasing military aid to Egypt after the funds had been suspended for two years.

March 31, 2015

Tunisia allowed to enter 2017 Africa Cup
23:17 GMT
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will allow Tunisia to enter the 2017 Africa Cup after its football association (FTF) apologized for claiming the CAF had shown bias, the governing body said Tuesday.
The hostage and his three captors were killed Tuesday after a shootout in Istanbul. (Screenshot: Twitter)
21:16 GMT
The hostage and his three captors were killed Tuesday after a shootout in Istanbul.
The remainder consists of a $1 billion 364-day facility paying 10 bps, which is renewable annually.
19:36 GMT
Saudi Aramco, the Kingdom’s state oil giant, has signed a $10 billion loan with 27 financial institutions.
The number of stadiums planned for the finals has not been announced but the revolutionary cooling system will be installed when each ground is constructed
19:28 GMT
A winter World Cup in Qatar may not require cooling systems to lower temperatures in the stadiums as proposed in the bid for a summer tournament.
Egyptian artists Tamer Hosny and Amr Diab. (Images: Facebook)
19:27 GMT
Good to see everyone gathering over a good cause, not causin' trouble!
The relative of an army officer cries outside the appeals court in Ankara after the court upheld the convictions of top retired military officers over a 2003 coup plot. (AFP/Adem Altan)
19:00 GMT
A high court in Turkey has canceled convictions against 236 defendants in the country's long-running "Sledgehammer" military coup plot case.
Women and men embrace the summer heat at a beach in 1964. (Image: Egyptian Streets)
18:58 GMT
How have women changed since the 70's? Watch "Capable Women" to find out!
Carole Samaha living large. Literally. (Image: elbashayeronline.com)
18:58 GMT
Um, married life seems to have suited Carole Samaha a little too well. Her recent pictures make her appear a few kilos heavier.
Short positions in US crude have risen to a record high as traders bet record crude stocks in the United States will keep it under pressure relative to Brent.
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Oil futures extended losses on Tuesday, as Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations to reach a preliminary deal.
The drying shores of the Dead Sea, south of the Jordanian capital Amman, seen on Nov. 9, 2009. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
18:30 GMT
Jordan is now enforcing regulations banning Dead Sea visitors from swimming at night, following a 16-hour rescue operation that saved nine people in the waters.
“The company has cited the political situation as a reason for halting the transactions,” one of the protesters said.Several Yemenis standing before the embassy stated that Monday was the last day for transactions.
18:19 GMT
Several Yemenis standing before the embassy stated that Monday was the last day for transactions.
Kuwait's donors conference for Syria has forked in over $3.8 billion in aid so far on the first day. (AFP/K. Mazraawi)
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Kuwait's donors conference for Syria has forked in over $3.8 billion in aid so far on the first day.
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah attend a donor conference for Syria in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Kuwait's emir announced Tuesday a $500 million pledge to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, the worst in "modern history."
FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) and Palestinian Football Association chairman Jibril Rajoub during a press conference in Ramallah
17:59 GMT
The Palestinian Football Association will ask the FIFA Congress in May to suspend Israel, accusing it of continuing to hamper its soccer activities.
P5+1 European Union officials and Iranian officials wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
A senior US official told AFP the talks on the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers could go into Wednesday.
Raul
17:40 GMT
The Barcelona midfielder is close to a move to Al Sadd but his former Spain team-mate has warned him to prepare for underwhelming atmospheres
Nigeria had its first democratic transfer of power in history Tuesday in presidential elections that declared the opposition contender the victor. (Screenshot: Twitter)
17:07 GMT
Nigeria had its first democratic transfer of power in history Tuesday in presidential elections that declared the opposition contender the victor.
An Iraqi security force member stands looking at smoke billowing from the Ajeel oil field, located 35km (22 miles) northeast of Tikrit, on March 11, 2015. (AFP/William G. Dunlop)
16:33 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister said Tuesday Iraqi forces have reclaimed central Tikrit, liberating the area of Daesh with still more neighborhoods to go.
Turkey has imposed a temporary broadcast ban on coverage of an ongoing hostage crisis in Istanbul for "national security." (AFP/File)
16:14 GMT
Turkey has imposed a temporary broadcast ban on coverage of an ongoing hostage crisis in Istanbul for "national security."
International Red Cross vehicles wait in convoy in 2011. (AFP/File)
15:14 GMT
The Red Cross in a statement called on the coalition to remove obstacles for medical supplies "needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and airstrikes."
A website dedicated to sharing info on wine, beer and spirits recently released an infographic showing the most popular beers around the planet - at least where keg parties are legal!  But VinePair skipped a few of our Middle Eastern neighbors where hot weather and high taxes make brews increasingly the go-to beverage of choice.
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A look at the most popular beers across the Middle East and North Africa where hot weather and high taxes on imported spirits make brews increasingly the go-to beverage of choice.
Lack of sleep is hurting companies’ bottom lines, too.
14:30 GMT
In the UAE, where 65 per cent of more than 800 residents are sleep deprived
Stephan El Shaarawy
14:24 GMT
The attacker has been struggling to find his best form in the past two seasons but would only consider a transfer to a foreign league
The structure strikes a slight resemblance to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower.
14:11 GMT
The structure strikes a slight resemblance to Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower.
Four days after Israel announced it would stop withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tax funds, the payment remained held up over a dispute regarding the size of the PA's electric bill. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT
Four days after Israel announced it would stop withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tax funds, the payment remained held up over a dispute regarding the size of the PA's electric bill.
Turkish journalist Osman Sagirli took the photo in a refugee camp on the Syrian/Turkish border. The image has been retweeted over 14 million times. (Image: Twitter)
14:00 GMT
Retweeted by Palestinian photojournalist Nadia AbuShaban, the photo of a child mistaking the camera for a gun and raising his arms to surrender has gone viral.
In February the Pentagon announced 1,200 individuals were identified to be vetted for a train and equip program to help Syrian opposition fighters in the campaign against Daesh. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says the joint Turkish-US train-and-equip program for 'vetted' Syrian fighters can start in May.
Nancy and Fadi with the Emirates crew at the Dubai World Cup. (Image: Facebook)
13:28 GMT
Nancy Ajram gave her frank opinion on women during the Dubai World Cup.
Officials wait for a meeting with officials from P5+1, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 31, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT
Will disagreements on enrichment research and the pace of lifting sanctions delay a final agreement among P5+1 countries regarding Iran's nuclear program?
Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said that all possibilities are under investigation regarding a possible terrorist angle in Turkey’s power cut. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT
Power outage in most of Turkey occurred after problems in transmission lines; however, an investigation is underway to see if issue is relation to terrorist activity.
The Chinese citizens left from two port cities Tuesday, crossing the Red Sea to Djibouti where they will be flown home. (AFP/Rajesh Jantilal)
13:00 GMT
The Chinese citizens left from two port cities Tuesday, crossing the Red Sea to Djibouti where they will be flown home.
It is suspected the incident may be linked to the DHKP-C. (Image: Twitter)
12:51 GMT
Mehmet Selim Kiraz, a Turkish prosecuting investigating the death of a 15-year-old protestor, is being held hostage in an courthouse in Istanbul.
An outdoor cafe in Cairo.  (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
Street chairs are the star of a new photo series on Cairo; Syria's future generations threatened by lack of education; and an Islamic reformation may be in the near future.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tamam Salam (L) and one of Iraq's three Vice Presidents Iyad Allawi (R), attend the opening ceremony of the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on March 31,2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Lebanon's Prime Minister made a plea for $1 billion in aid to cope with the Syrian crisis at a donors conference in Kuwait.
Fast & Furious 7 is set for release this weekend.
11:52 GMT
The buzz surrounding Abu Dhabi’s featured spotlight in the "Furious 7" has reached fever pitch in recent weeks.
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter answers reporters' questions during a news conference. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
American Secretary of Defense announced the United States support of a joint Arab force, proposed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at an Arab League Summit in Sharm el Sheikh.
Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salahuddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from Daesh. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
11:22 GMT
An anonymous source told media Iraqi forces purge Daesh from Tikrit's government complex.
Daesh is notorious for killing prisoners in mass public executions. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 30 civilians were executed by Daesh in the central Syrian province of Hama.
The travelling exhibition comes to the Middle East for the first time, and features two Arab winners: Naguib Mahfouz (Literature) and Ahmad Zewail (Chemistry). (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
11:00 GMT
The Nobel Museum opens its 'Ideas Changing the World' exhibition for one month only in Dubai.
The signed letter Taim sent to Hala and her fiance Ahmed. (Image: Instagram)
10:38 GMT
Taim Hassan's fan refused to marry her fiance unless Taim helped!
A Yemeni man receives treatment, at the Republic Hospital, for burns sustained following an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Eighteen Houthi militants and 15 civilians were killed in overnight air raids by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Humanitarian workers from the Iranian Red Crescent loading medical aid. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
According to state news, Iran dropped its first shipment of aid in Yemen since Saudi Arabia launched its air campaign against the Houthi rebels.
The Roamer app is available on iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets, and works with any SIM card.
09:32 GMT
The app is now again able to provide UAE users VoIP free calls and internet calls to phone numbers abroad.
Canadian forces already joined the coalition against Daesh in Iraq, but this is the first time troops will be sent to fight in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Canada's Parliament has voted to launch an air campaign against Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
Xavi
09:17 GMT
The veteran midfielder has claimed that he only visited Qatar for personal reasons and has no news on his future beyond the current season
“Economies face pressures from changes in the international environment, including the drop of the oil price,” he said.
09:15 GMT
The initiative may mark a more aggressive push by the Arab world’s second biggest economy to attract investment.
Faia Younan's video with her sister for "To Our Countries" has had over 1.9 million YouTube views. (Image: YouTube Screenshot)
09:03 GMT
Faia Younan recently rose to fame through a powerful video that sought to unite the peoples of the Middle East. Now, she has returned with a novel effort: to crowdfund her rise in the music industry.
The International Criminal Court building in the Hague. (AFP/VINCENT JANNINK)
09:00 GMT
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat announced a preliminary investigation by the International Criminal Court into Israeli war crimes during the summer Gaza offensive.
The Google Doodle celebrating Seif Wanly's 109th birthday. (Image: Google screenshot)
08:41 GMT
Seif Wanly and his brother were the first to introduce modern art to Egypt.