Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly been told by the club's top officials that forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be going with him if he seals a deal for a return to Chelsea.
With all the political turmoil in the Middle East, let’s not forget what’s really important - sussing out which of the First Ladies in the region are the hottest!
Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER extended range plane to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), marking the latest milestone in its longstanding relationship with the airline and the kingdom.
Chelsea is reportedly looking to sell their record 50 million-pound buy Fernando Torres this summer, despite this season being the best of his career at Stamford Bridge with 22 goals.
Gulf hydrocarbon producers emerged as the 13th most powerful economy in the world in 2011 while strong oil prices allowed them to become the fifth largest exporter with the highest trade surplus.
Clashes between police and protestors erupted in Tunis on Sunday, after the government banned a planned rally
Reporters have been beaten trying to cover the scandal, but it seems a construction company has the go ahead to build on an ancient church in Lebanon; In-N-Out sighting in Dubai; and in the 50's, there was a large community of Italians in Egypt.
The UAE is the world’s 31st popular tourism destination and the most popular in the Arab World, ahead of Egypt — ranked 32nd and Saudi Arabia ranked 35 — in terms of tourism receipts.
Saudi Arabia's nonoil exports to the Arab countries had increased five-fold compared to the past seven years.
Oman Air has committed RO2mn ($5,2 million) to staff training in 2013, having already invested more than RO3.3mn (some $8 million) over the previous two years.
Iran's permanent representative to the UN calls for the protection of Muslims in Myanmar.
Manchester City has reportedly agreed to sign a record 54 million-pound transfer deal with Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who will become City's first signing of the Manuel Pellegrini era.
Both the Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Securities Market are trading at a nearly four-year-high, reflecting a return of investor confidence.
Gold prices yesterday dropped to their lowest level for the second time in almost a month, sparking a shopping frenzy at gold shops across the Kingdom.
Despite the challenges of working on the show with Ahlam and fulfilling duties in her career and personal life, Lebanese lovely Nancy Ajram is still happy she accepted the two-year contract to judge the region's contestants.
Two Iranian men accused of passing security information to the CIA and Mossad were hanged at dawn on Sunday after the Tehran Revolutionary Court and the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead.
Heavy shelling in the strategically vital town of Qusayr on Sunday morning - reports
'Saddam is here' is the name of the collection that began in 2007 during the worst years of conflict in Iraq with the former dictator. “His shadow is still following Iraqi society everywhere,” says the Iraqi Kurdish photographer.
Get ready to rock with the region's rowdiest singers in Amman later this month at the Dum Tak Alternative Music Festival.
Bashar al-Assad vowed to “face the storm” in an interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarin
It won’t be long ‘til the region will know the season’s X Factor Arabia winner. The weekend’s show had the group Young Pharoz saying farewell, leaving three dudes to battle it out on Thursday.
As the Iranian presidential elections draw nearer, the government is closely monitoring and censoring the internet, even denying citizens to effectively check their emails.
Arab Idol judge Ragheb Alama tweeted a pic from Paris last week and had fans wondering if the jet-setter would make it to Friday night’s show as the remaining 10 contestants fought for the title.
8 people were killed in sectarian violence in Iraq on Saturday, just hours after a wave of massive bombings shook Baghdad, leaving 60 people dead
Women's right legislation awaiting ratification ended up in a deadlock as religious MPs raised concerns over its compatibility with Afghanistan's Sharia law.
Battles in Qusayr, Homs, have left at least 10 Hezbollah fighters dead. More Lebanese militants said to be heading to the the town
Egyptian President has been urged by the Egyptian army to give them the green light that will allow them to launch an attack on the kidnappers that seized policemen in Sinai on Thursday. AFP Photo
If you like bold, graphic, sometimes disturbing art, then head to the Beirut Exhibition Center this month to see the work of Lebanese artist Jean Marc Nahas.
25-year-old Raha Moharrak became the first Saudi woman and youngest Arab to climb the world's highest mountain.
The Middle East, spearheaded by the UAE, is one of the fastest growing tourism destination in spite of the Arab Spring.
The UAE economy growth is expected to lower to 3.9 percent in 2012 after a solid 2011, when the GDP expanded 5.2 percent led by high oil prices and a 10.2 percent increase in oil production.
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources (MRMWR) has floated as many as 11 tenders for the design and construction of internal roads in South and North Sharqiya.
Before hip hoppin' it up in Dubai, Justin Bieber had to leave his pet monkey in Munich for failing to provide the animal's vaccination papers during his International 'Believe' tour. Now, the teen star allegedly owes an animal shelter thousands for failing to return for the climbing creature.
The banking system in Qatar has been robust, with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20 percent in assets from March 2008 - March 2012 and another 20 percent in the year to March 2013.
Omantel announced that it inked an agreement for another submarine cable, the 'Bay of Bengal Gateway' submarine cable system (BBG).
While regional advertisers are aware that the industry is going 'mobile’, spend on digital advertising is still low.
The Arab Spring showed that Yemeni women care deeply about their countries and want to be part of making it succeed; human rights suppression in KSA; update on soldier hostages in Sinai; and a visit to Assad's torture chambers
The ex-England captain, who played his final professional game at Parc des Princes on Saturday, admitted it was "special" to finish his career in the "beautiful" French capital.
May 18, 2013
To increase the security at the upcoming Football World Cup in Brazil in 2014, the Brazil government will reportedly use a fleet of robots that are usually used to neutralize roadside bombs and inspect areas for traces of explosives.
The BVB defender injured himself when conceding a penalty in the defeat to Hoffenheim on Saturday and there is a chance that he may now...
Retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has criticised arch rivals Manchester City for sacking Roberto Mancini from the post of manager, although he admitted the news had not come as a complete surprise to him.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has been warned by Paris Saint Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti that he may also be sacked by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich if he returns to the club.
Lebanese singer still a hot topic for gossips with latest rumor saying she has married a 21-year-old.
Supporters of a new petition that seeks to out Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo on Friday, with teenagers and security forces in Tahrir Square.
The raging war in Syria is no obstacle to the trafficking of dozens of migrant workers from Lebanon into the country every month in spite of official ban. Experts call for new legislation.
The rumour mill worked overdrive when it reported that former The Voice contestant Qusai Hatem was dead. No one was more surprised that Qusai himself to hear the reports. Luckily for his fans, he quickly tweeted that he was ok.
Syrian actress and activist May Skaf who was arrested on allegations of terrorism was freed later on Friday evening.
Bombs exploded outside Sunni mosques and one targeted a funeral party in Baghdad and Madain, just south of the capital yesterday, killing some 60 Sunni Muslims in the latest wave of sectarian violence sweeping Iraq.
Saudi Arabia keeps Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood at an arm's length in spite of its open support to Arab Islamist movements.
US and Turkey sing in unison: Assad must step down.
Calling a spade a spade, it's rape not a Holy War.
New documentary gives a critical insight into Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood through the life of its former members.
The Saudi religious police have stepped forward to condemn social networking sites, especially Twitter, saying those who use them have "lost their lives and their afterlife"
One mother lies dead on a gurney in a Syrian hospital and the eye witness account of her son, along with her symptoms, points directly to poisonous gas; hotel jumping in Beirut; Bahrain explained without words; and a sign of a good boss.
May 17, 2013
Atletico Madrid have won the 2012-13 Copa del Rey after an enthralling 2-1 extra-time victory against Real Madrid in the final at Santiago Bernabeu on Friday.
The Manchester United boss and Tottenham midfielder have been rewarded for record-breaking campaigns with the Manager of the Year and Player of the Year accolades
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will be staying on at the club and will not be joining the list of high-profile changes following the retirements of David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Tottenham Hotspurs is confident that winger Gareth Bale will agree to stay on at the club at 170,000-pounds-a week deal, as Real Madrid and Manchester United eye the in-demand triple Player of the Year.
Lebanese singer Pascal self-censors her latest video and gets the cold shoulder from her director.
Lets hope for his sake that cheeky X Factor judge Wael Kfoury's latest comments on fellow judge Elissa as a "big blown up balloon don't get taken the wrong way!
The non-Arabic speakers will soon be granted access to the Quran's holy world as Sermons get translated into English at the Two Holy Mosques.
An Israeli official has come forward to say that the Israeli government may attack Syria again so as to prevent the transfer of weapons to what he called "Islamist militants".
Ansar al Sharia vows to go through with their annual hardline Salafi annual convention in spite of the Tunisian government's ban.
After adding sanctions to the Syrian government, including blacklisting several ministers and institutions that it says helped President Bashar Assad begin the civil war, as well as labelling Mohammad Al Golani, the leader of the Al Qaeda linked Al Nusra front a terrorist.
May 16, 2013
Surge in violence in Afghanistan: at least 15 victims in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Thursday.
Check out this cheeky gallery of Middle East leaders given an animal likeness. We spotted an uncanny resemblance between some of our big chiefs and their appointed counterparts in the animal kingdom. We're just saying...And we made sure there were no dogs or pigs on them!
The former England captain has decided to bring the curtain down on his illustrious career - despite the best efforts of les Parisiens to persuade him to play on for another year
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has said that he has been subjected to much racial abuse and will walk off pitch if he faces anymore racial slurs during the game.
Tennis ace Andy Murray has said that it is 'unlikely' that he will play in the French Open starting Sunday, following a chronic back injury.
Saudi Arabia will continue to make the most of the competitive advantage presented by its hydrocarbon reserves despite rising US shale oil production.
The only fake thing about the 2012 World Press Photo of the Year proves to be the rumor around it.
The day after lifting the Europa League trophy in Amsterdam, the 34-year-old has put pen to paper on fresh terms to keep him at Stamford Bridge for another year
Yemeni tribesmen released three kidnapped employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the humanitarian agency and a Yemeni security source said on Thursday.
People living in Gaza have found an underground way to access the junk food giant KFC's delicacies. But gluttony comes at a price.
Apparently swiping up tourists was too easy for the Sinai clans so they moved on to kidnapping the country's security brass; a bridge to connect Lebanon and Cyprus; no more pressure cookers for Saudis; and convicted terrorist deported to Lebanon.
The Saudi stock market recorded nominal gains yesterday, as the Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) closed higher to 7,147.42, adding 8.11 points or 0.11 percent for the entire day.
The manhunt has begun after seven officers were kidnapped by unknown assailants in North Sinai on Thursday.
Saudi banks continue to support the macroeconomic conditions by providing the necessary financing for local businesses.
A couple who have been ordered to serve two months in a Dubai jail after being found guilty of having sex in the back of a taxi claim they have been financially crippled by their court battle.
The Middle East is facing a double dilemma over the global competitiveness for oil in the future.
When Lebanese graduates begin looking for jobs, what does it actually mean to employ personal connections to improve employment chances?
Chelsea's leaving interim manager Rafael Benitez has said that he is proud of the team after they won the Europa League 2-0 against Benfica with the help of a match-winning strike by Branislav Ivanovic.
Dubai-based Skai Holdings plans to build a $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) hotel with over 200 serviced apartments on Palm Jumeirah.
“Expect to hear a lot of noise on new search products like Google Now and voice search integration.“
Alfa unrolled the country’s first commercial 4G data service in certain areas of Beirut Wednesday and Lebanon’s second mobile operator, touch, is set to follow suit next week.
“It was important to have the museum be a museum of hope, to show that it is possible to rebuild a new life after living through something very dramatic,”director Roger Mayou told AFP ahead of the official reopening on May 18.
A video uploaded to Youtube shows the al-Qaeda linked Al Nusra Front executing 11 men they accused of carrying out massacres against the Syrian people
AUC Music Department delivered two classic story lines in a performance that blew the audience away. The one-act opera ‘The Telephone’ and highlights from ‘Les Miserables’ translated into Egyptian Colloquial Arabic made folks go from laughter to tears all in one night.
The firm in question has been keeping employees’ mobile phones under lock and key during working hours.
Dubai’s benchmark index continued yesterday from where it ended on Tuesday, as stocks maintained their upward trend to set new highs since October 2009.
Looks like congratulations are in order for good ol’ Egyptian actor, Sharif Munir, on the birth of his newest granddaughter, Lara.
Egypt’s megastar is perfecting the art of East meets West in music by developing joint projects with the U.S.’s hottest singers: Jennifer Lopez (JLo), Pitbull, and Akon.
A human skeleton of a young Roman warrior, likely killed in warfare, has been unearthed in south Aswan, Egypt
Turkish police apprehended four suspects late Wednesday in connection with car bomb attacks in Reyhanli at the weekend
The region's fave philanthropist took an extreme precautionary measure against breast cancer with her recent double mastectomy, but many folks are wondering if it was REALLY necessary. One of Dubai's top breast cancer specialist, however, agrees with Angelina's sensible decision.
An Israeli TV station aired a report in Hebrew, highlighting the large fan base for the Palestinian homeboy, Mohammad Assaf, who is a season 2 finalist on the MBC talent show.
“Abu Dhabi, I think, is expected to release a lot of work this year, including the building of the new Dh2 billion Khalifa hospital,” said Tabari.
One of Poland's outstanding pianists is bringing the music to Egypt. Mariola Cieniawa will perform a recital at Cairo's historic Manasterly Palace on Sunday 19 May.
Opposing Palestinian factions have reached an agreement to work on forming a unity government.
Six Bahraini twitters criticize the Kingdom and get sentenced to a year of prison each.