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Reports of the 'demise' of the relation between Israel and US are false, the prime minister told Americans Monday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Reports of the 'demise' of the relation between Israel and US are false, the prime minister told Americans Monday.
General Khalifa Haftar had been loyal to Gaddafi, but defected in 2011 to oppose the Libyan leader. (AFP/File)
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Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country's internationally-recognized government.
Winter World Cup a ratings boost?
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Fifa's determination to stage the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November and December prompted outrage from Premier League clubs and football fans.
Gazans protest the branding of Hamas as a "terrorist organization." Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Thousands of Palestinians rallied in Khan Yunis and Gaza City on Sunday to protest Egypt's decision to list Hamas as a "terrorist organization.”
Thirty Seconds to Mars is coming to the Middle East! (Image: Facebook)
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Juliana Down will open for the Thirty Seconds to Mars concert at the Dubai World Trade Center, but she'll be sharing the stage with someone. #MARSBattleoftheBands competition will determine which lucky group it will be!
Loubna Abidar is spreading the word about what she allegedly went through.
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Moroccan diva Loubna Abidar is suing against her director for sexual harassment and says she's not the first actress that has pressed him with these charges.
A Cairo court acquitted 12 minors arrested on charges of illegal protests on Jan. 25, marking the revolution's fourth anniversary. (AFP/File)
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A Cairo court acquitted 12 minors arrested on charges of illegal protests on Jan. 25, marking the revolution's fourth anniversary.
The Cairo High Court. (AFP/Gianluigi Geurcia)
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A bomb exploded in downtown Cairo at the building of the High Court.
Iraqi security forces head to Tikrit to launch an assault against Daesh. (AFP/File)
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Daesh has allegedly executed four Sunni tribesmen as punishment for collaborating with the Iraqi government.
Egyptian winger Salah hails Fiorentina teammates after Inter victory
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Egypt winger Mohamed Salah has expressed his delight after scoring the winner for Fiorentina in Sunday’s 1-0 victory against Inter Milan, hailing his teammates for the victory.
A still from Emma's performance with the snake on Arabs Got Talent. (Image: YouTube)
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Najwa Karam wasn't too happy to see a snake on the Arabs Got Talent's stage last week.
Qatar World Cup shift gives Japan winter blues
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A November start to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would cause severe disruption to Japan’s domestic football schedule, the head of the J-League told AFP on Monday.
Policy negotiations with Europe are underway as Turkey pushes to be a part of the EU. (AFP/File)
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Policy negotiations with Europe are underway as Turkey pushes to be a part of the EU.
Dubai Desert Triathlon logo
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The third edition of the Dubai Desert Triathlon, to be held on the 13th March, has generated significant excitement within the triathlon and endurance horse riding communities in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.
Displaced Assyrians, who had fled their hometowns due to Islamic State Group (IS) attacks against their communities, take part in a prayer at the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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Displaced Assyrians, who had fled their hometowns due to Islamic State Group (IS) attacks against their communities, take part in a prayer at the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church
Egyptians carry their luggage as they walk to the Tunisian border from Libya in order to be evacuated to Egypt. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian expats have been fleeing Libya by the thousands after Daesh released a video purportedly showing the mass execution of 21 Egyptian nationals.
Alexandre is the spitting image of Tamer! (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Ever wondered what a Tamer Hosny lookalike looks like?
Saudi consul to Aden, Abdullah al-Khalidi (Photo: Screenshot)
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A Saudi diplomat was released after spending three years as an al-Qaeda hostage in Yemen.
Zaatari refugee camp sits near the Syrian border in northern Jordan. (AFP/File)
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Four Syrian refugees died in a fire on Monday in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp.
The photo May posted of her and her two "gay" friends! (Image: Instagram)
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May Hariri referred to her friends as "gay" in a hilarious photo caption on Instagram!
Get your groove on: Egyptians respond to Daesh with a dance off! (Screenshot: YouTube)
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Egyptians respond to recent atrocities with a showcase of dance moves to the Daesh anthem, in a series of parody videos posted on YouTube. Drop it like it's hot!
Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, February 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will inform US lawmakers of details on the nuclear deal between Iran and America, a senior official said.
Anti-Israel demonstrators wearing masks bearing the likeness of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  hold up "bloody" hands outside the Washington Convention Center, where the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference will take place. (AFP/File)
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Five people were arrested during a protest against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a well-known American pro-Israeli lobby.
Hundreds of free breakfasts will be handed out by McDonald's branches in the UAE. (Shutterstock)
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UAE residents are in for a breakfast treat! Marking National Breakfast Day, hundreds of people will be given free food across the country.
Marcel Khalife lauds the Royal Opera House Muscat as one of the most beautiful places in the world. (Image: Twitter)
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The oud-playing Lebanese performer is in Muscat ready to play his best pieces with the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra this week.
Backdropped by Jerusalem's Old City Ottoman walls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference. (AFP/File)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has landed in Washington, DC.
Dakota Johnson starring in SNL ISIS sketch. (Image: Screenshot from YouTube clip)
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They make fun of everything, but did SNL go too far with the sketch of "50 Shades of Grey" actress Dakota Johnson playing daughter headed off to join Daesh?
A file photo of Hamas fighters. (AFP/File)
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On Monday Israeli forces arrested three nationals for selling raw weapon-making materials to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Pro-Palestine demonstrators stand outside an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, March 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
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If sheeple happen to believe any words that comes out of Benjamin Netanyahu's mouth, whether that be at Congress, or during the elections, it's the same problems, just a different day.
A scene in a Moroccan market from the new James Bond film "Spectre." (Image: Morocco World News)
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Morocco reports six-fold spike in foreign filming in 2014.
The US is the only country using drones in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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A US drone strike in the Markha district of Shabwa in southern Yemen killed three suspected members of al-Qaeda.
A wave of back-to-the-city gentrification has seen property prices shoot up against a national trend of stagnation at best.
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The acquisition is the latest in a string of eye-catching European purchases for Qatar, which already owns London department store Harrods and top French football club Paris Saint-Germain,
According to the report, drug smuggling, trafficking and abuse constituted about 28 percent of the crimes. (Shutterstock)
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According to the Saudi Gazette, expats commit approximately 54 crimes a day.
Ah, that middle finger. Maybe not used everywhere, but most understand its meaning. It can get you deported from the UAE, where it violates decency codes. This version comes on a Jordanian eyeglass case, useful when your optician wants to convey that your vision is f*cked.
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Here in the modern, multilingual Middle East, where many people in the major cities have a tenuous (or better) command of English, the opportunities for skewed communication go far beyond comic cab conversations.
And it still doesn’t end there, because there’s another 10 percent VAT the customer has to pay when he buys the car – the $30,000 car now costs you a whopping $55,000.
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Don’t Lebanese deserve to enjoy the same things that people in other countries take for granted?
Members of the Iraqi security forces heading from the city of Samarra north of Baghdad drive towards al-Dawr area south of Tikrit. (AFP/File)
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The Iraqi army along with Shia militias have pushed Daesh out two areas within the city of Tikrit.
That’s the vision, but then the mobile industry has a history of over-promising what it actually delivers with each G.
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But first they’ll have to decide what 5G needs to do that the current, fourth generation of wireless networks can never offer.
James Blunt, Sting, and John Legend brought the house down in Dubai.
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I mean, could a lineup get any hotter?! Dubai was treated three nights in a row of wicked sweet tunes from James Blunt, Sting, John Legend, and many more amazing musicians.
Turkish Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci sought to calm jittery investors, appearing to dismiss rumors that he would resign and giving a brief lift to the lira currency after it tumbled to a record low.
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Turkish Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci sought to calm jittery investors, appearing to dismiss rumors that he would resign and giving a brief lift to the lira currency after it tumbled to a record low.
Daesh militants also killed at least five civilians in the same region of Iraq Saturday. (AFP/File)
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Daesh militants killed at least three Iraqi minors in Anbar Province Sunday, while three women were injured. Meanwhile, the country's military said it is preparing for a wide-scale operation in Tikrit.
Alicia wrote on Instagram: "Motherhood is a miracle that continues to unfold..... And the words I've been writing can't wait to be told! Wishing you a miraculous Sunday!" (Image: Instagram)
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US singer Alicia Keys shared another shot of her newborn son, whom she's had with her Muslim hubby Swizz Beatz.
Egyptians walk carrying their belongings towards the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on February 23, 2015 as they head to Tunisia for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo. (AFP/File)
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Tunisian forces have enhanced their security presence along the entire border with Libya after Daesh released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptians.
Lebanese soldiers enter the border town of Arsal in an ongoing battle against militants, August 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon's army continued to clash with Syrian militants in the border town of Arsal Sunday after troops raided properties where jihadists were believed to be hiding.
"This is our war," King Abdullah said in an exclusive interview on CNN Sunday. (Screenshot: CNN)
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"This is our war," King Abdullah said in an exclusive interview on CNN Sunday.
Iraqi forces have started a military operation against Daesh Takfiri militants Sunday to liberate the northern province. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi forces have started a military operation against Daesh Takfiri militants Sunday to liberate the northern province.
Al Khazan Park was closed for two years before the reopening. (AFP/File)
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Dubai is making its parks more environmentally friendly and has re-launched its first park run entirely on solar power.
The Abu Dhabi company is led by a team of executives who worked at Emaar Properties, including Emaar's current chairman, Mohamed Alabbar.tra
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The project will be privately funded by an "investor developer" and possible international partners and will cost $75 billion to $80 billion over 12 years.

March 1, 2015

Mohamed Salah
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The Egyptian was on target again to defeat Inter at San Siro for the first time in 15 years and may be the secret weapon in the race for third in Serie A
Inter 0-1 Fiorentina: Salah strikes to sink Nerazzurri
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The forward, on loan from Chelsea, continued his hot streak by scoring the only goal in Fiorentina's triumph over Roberto Mancini's men
A state-run news agency said a bomb was planted in an electricity transformer outside of the station Sunday. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
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A state-run news agency said a bomb was planted in an electricity transformer outside of the station Sunday.
The monitor said hundreds of Christian hostages are still in the hands of Daesh. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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The monitor said hundreds of Christian hostages are still in the hands of Daesh.
A car bomb that exploded in Hatay, Turkey, left 43 people dead in 2013. (AFP/File)
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An official said the police patrol squad spotted a suspicious package placed under a car early Sunday.
The new Cayman GT4 is the first high-performance sports car belonging to the GT family that is based on the mid-engine coupes.
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German sports car manufacturer Porsche will celebrate the world premiere of two extreme sports cars at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.
Yemen and Iran’s civil aviation authorities on Saturday signed an agreement to operate direct flights between both countries.
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This is a move many in the region will see as another sign of Tehran’s growing influence in the Arabian Peninsula’s poorest country.
The drill lasted two full weeks using conscripts and reserve forces. (Al Bawaba/File)
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The Israeli military conducted a surprise drill to test response times of its forces in case of a potential attack by Palestinians.
The general reserve of the government accounts for 60 percent of the total government reserves and deposits, allocations for government projects is 32 percent and government’s current account 8 percent.


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The government’s reserves and deposits with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) dropped at the end of January to SR1.39 trillion ($ 37 billion), the lowest level in 21 months.


Now that you’re applying for a higher position in the career ladder, your achievements are much more important than your day-to-day activities.
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Your CV might have the best content, but if it isn’t designed in a professional manner, it won’t grab the attention of the person reading it.
Egypt's army operations during February killed at least 173 militants and destroyed a large number of militant hideouts, armed forced said Sunday. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's army operations during February killed at least 173 militants and destroyed a large number of militant hideouts, armed forced said Sunday.
Some optimism remained, however, as the majority of Iraq’s producing oilfields are located in the south of the country, well away from the area of conflict.
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Onshore drilling is set to decline 20 per cent this year, resulting in the smallest annual production growth for six year at just one per cent, according to a report.
“Iran will of course not interfere in the services of the companies but we want what they present in the Iranian market to be in line with Iranian laws,” he added.
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Iran said on Sunday that it is ready to cooperate with Google to facilitate its services in the Persian Gulf region.
The Hazm Movement said its decision was aimed at stopping further bloodshed. (Al Bawaba/File)
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The Hazm movement, a Syrian rebel group, has announced it is dissolving itself and joining a larger Islamist alliance.
“We are on the verge of tremendous change, as both the amount of data available increases and methods for collection are increasingly embedded in modern life,” said Dr DiCerbo.“The key to harnessing this potential is identifying the most effective ways to capture this data and turn it into meaningful information educators can use to assist their students.”
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The opportunities that online education tools provide in terms of student assessment, engagement and education outcomes was discussed at the recently concluded 2015 Global Education Forum in Dubai, UAE.
Salah thanks god after scoring in Fiorentina's win over Tottenham
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@22mosalah: What a fantastic game let's think about inter thanks god
Roma's ghost goal against Udinese which was scored earlier this season
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During a recent meeting of football's lawmakers in Belfast, the video technology trials during competitive matches has been delayed for at least 12 months.
The UN proposal sought to put an end to fighting in Aleppo. (Al Bawaba/File)
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Opposition figures and militants in Syria have turned down a UN proposal to suspend fighting in the city of Aleppo.
Yes, George and his wife are expecting a baby! (Image: Albawaba file)
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George Wassouf's new wife Nada Zeidan finally confirms her pregnancy and addresses her step-son hate rumors!
Zaatari refugee camp is located in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near Syrian border. (AFP/File)
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The number of Syrians currently residing in Mafraq has reached 288,105, which is 88 percent higher the province's total population.
Bahraini protesters hold placards portraying Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a demonstration against his arrest. (AFP/File)
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Seventeen people have been charged of forming a terror cell to carry out violent acts again security forces.
Plans for the boycott were announced last month. (AFP)
14:55 GMT
Eighty percent of shops in the West Bank have stopped carrying the products of six major Israeli food companies, according to a Palestinian activist.
Sherine is now a huge star in the Arab world. (Image: Albawaba file)
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A video of Egyptian superstar Sherine Abdel Wahab singing as a child has fallen into our hands, and you can watch it right here!
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani
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The eighth and current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, has hit back at corruption allegations that have been directed at the Gulf state's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup.
“Pseudo-imams, who know nothing about the teachings of the Quran,” are trying to indoctrinate people through television programs and the Internet, says one female Imam. (Shutterstock)
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"Mourshidates" combat false prophets and radicalized Islam through their religious expertise. Using psychology and sociology practices, the female Imams guide straying Muslims to the right path.
Egypt's president is expected to meet with Saudi's new king. (Al Bawaba/File)
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Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will meet with Saudi Arabia's new king in Riyadh on a scheduled visit.
calls for the US to tamper with Open Skies agreements with the Gulf nations are at odds with the stance of other major US companies that benefit from the pacts.
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A push by three US airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has exposed divisions over free trade with other powerful US aviation players.
Based on the nine-year-old study indicators, non-Bahraini workforce has so far cost the country BD3.089 billion ($8.14 billion).
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The expatriate community costs Bahrain a total of BD344.292 million ($907 million) every year – a monthly average of BD28.910 million ($76.2 million), said a report.
Volunteer Shiite fighters, who support the Iraqi government forces in the combat against Daesh, fire a Howitzer artillery canon in the village of Awaynat near the city of Tikrit. (AFP/File)
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The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that in the month of February at least 1,100 people have died in Iraq.
Lebanon was ranked the fifth biggest country in the world for penis sizes. (Shutterstock)
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According to a survey by BodyRock in Canada, Lebanese penises are the fifth biggest in the world. This juicy finding shows if nothing else that Lebanese men are not just all talk no trousers!
Yemeni protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Shiite Huthi movement, which overran the capital in September, on February 28, 2015 in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
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Hadi's statements came during a speech he gave in the southern city of Aden, where he met tribal leaders and politicians from the southern provinces of Maarib, Al-Jawf and Al-Bayda.
Ragheb Alama winning a game of Backgammon with his friend Ghai Manukia out on the slopes. (Image: Twitter)
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He'll soon be in the Southern Hemisphere, but for now Ragheb Alama is enjoying the snow in Lebanon.
Hazem Sharif stars in "The Shadows" (Image: Facebook)
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Celebrities Nadine Al Assad, Khalid El Sheikh and Hazem Sherif bring on the patriotism, love and peace at the Al Majaz Amphitheatre performance of "The Shadows".
Opposition fighters celebrate as they drive a pick-up carrying the bodies of fighters reportedly belonging to the government forces, through the eastern rebel-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after taking back government held areas in the surrounding countryside of the city on February 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
The Syrian army has made advances in the southern part of the country, while al-Nusra Front has pushed US-backed militias out of a strategic northern military base.
"The X Factor" judge is coming to Australia! (Image: Facebook)
10:48 GMT
Ragheb Alama has three gigs in the land down under, and his Southern Hemisphere fans couldn't be more excited.
Is her appearance in this pic the reason Ola Ghanem didn't show to the premiere?
10:37 GMT
Hmm, what was it that kept the Egyptian actress from showing to her own film premiere for "Al Dunia Maqlouba" (The World Upside Down).
Libya's civil war has kept children out of school since October.  (AFP/Marco Longari)
10:14 GMT
Online learning for conflict-ridden communities in Libya; the Coptic Pope's alliance with Egypt's military; and politicians bringing Turkey back to its Ottoman days.
Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court Egyptian judge Anwar al-Asi and a panel of judges attend a session at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on February 25, 2015 to determine if the House of Representatives parliamentary election law is constitutional. (AFP/File)
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The ruling could postpone parliamentary polls set to start later in March.
Alicia and het beautiful family along with the latest addition to the family. (Image: Instagram)
09:54 GMT
Alicia Keys introduces her adorable newborn son to the world.
The three schoolgirls were last spotted leaving London's Gatwick airport in February. (Image: London Metropolitan Police)
09:25 GMT
Footage has emerged of the three British teens who went missing from London, on CCTV from a Turkish bus station in Istanbul hours after they'd fled the UK.
Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir. (Image: Facebook)
09:22 GMT
Over the weekend, followers of Mohamed Mounir were tweeting the star's hashtag on Twitter.
Ezz is still refusing to take a DNA tests to prove that he isn't the father of Zeina's twins. (Image: Albawaba file)
09:14 GMT
Ahmed Ezz and Zeina are still battling it out in court... at a very slow pace!
Triple punishment remains in football
09:10 GMT
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Saturday decided against removing the so called triple punishment of players who were deemed to have denied a goalscoring opportunity.
Police officers arrest a Pegida protester during a rally in Newcastle, February 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT
When fascists protest, they want to protest big, right? Wrong! A mere 400 “PEGIDA ENGLAND” followers attended an racist march, but were outnumbered by a counter demonstration by hundreds.
According to auditing giant Ernst & Young, from 2009 up until 2013, Islamic banking assets swelled at a rate of 17.6 per cent per annum.
08:40 GMT
In a modern financial sphere governed by the forces of innovation, diversity and progress, brokers and banking institutions can afford no room for the absence of Islamic Finance.
You encourage the user to click through and buy based on indirect recommendations generated directly from your other customers.
08:22 GMT
E-commerce is indisputably the battlefield upon which retail companies are duking it out to become the brands of the next decade.
The use of the bureau is for the benefit of the customers, economy and financial institutions offering the benefits, he said.
08:12 GMT
While choosing from a plethora of credit cards in the market, consumers should choose one which supports their lifestyle and at the same time gives them the flexibility of using their reward points anywhere.
Teachers described the young jihadist as a "lovely, lovely boy." (Photo: Youtube)
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Jihadi John, who was recently revealed to be Mohammed Emwazi of the UK, is described by his former teacher as a "lovely" boy who struggled with anger management issues.
One of the winners of El Beit poetry show took away a staggering 1 million UAE Dirhams home. (Image: Albawaba file)
08:02 GMT
Special Episode ends Season 2 of El Beit show on a highly memorable note.