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.
In one month, the world will see LG's attempt to run a computer using Google as its operating system- Chromebase; Arab Spring or Arab Sprung? Syria and the lessons from Iraq; and would you all finish the constitution already?!
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.
Learn the story behind the outlet's success.
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.
African illegal immigrants have marched from southern Israel to Jerusalem in protest of Israel's migrant detention policy and to urge the Knesset to recognize them as refugees. However, the police cracked down on the protest and have arrested over 150 African migrants who participated.
Liverpool officials flew to Spain yesterday to open contract talks as they step up their bid to keep hold of striker Luis Suarez, according to reports.
Student trolls university by pretending to be a victim of a robbery goes by “Abu Sharmouta” has been interviewed by ABC channel. For those who do not speak Arabic, “Abu Sharmouta” means “Father of a prostitute.
It's no surprise to us! We suspected the pop songstress had agreed to marry her manager Tim Witherspoon when she was rumored to be wearing a decent sized rock on her left hand around the time of her Dubai gig earlier this year.
Egyptian singer and mum-of-two Sherine Abdel Wahab celebrated Mobil's 100th Anniversary in Egypt in style.
Jordan demanded on Tuesday that Israel remove surveillance cameras at the city's sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
The implementation of a GCC union at this time may have little to no economic effect on Arab countries due to current loopholes in countries' economic cooperation models.
Alongside notable global figures such as Iranian President Hassan Rowhani and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, two Arab women are in the list of 100 people chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as the “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.”
Saudi's stock market has recorded its best year since 2009 according to estimates this week.
Aluminum Bahrain's lawyers have successfully argued that bribery is the norm in a London court, ending the trial of one Victor Dahdaleh; the Levante's refugee crisis; Libya has a serious gas problem; and Dutch hostage's treated nicely.
Props to the musical artist who converted to Islam in the 70s for being inducted into the esteemed Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
On Friday 20 December in Cairo and 22 December in Alexandria, the Munich Percussion and String Orchestra conducted by Adel Shalabi will perform works by Omar Khairat and world composers.
Sanad Aero Solutions, Mubadala’s spare engine and component financing and leasing solutions companies, which has engine leasing relationships with airberlin is now worth more than $130 million under a new sale and lease back agreement
Despite a recent stagnation, Saudi's iron market is back and thriving.
Western powers backtrack on Assad stance, call for president's role in Syria's transitional government
Western leaders showed signs Tuesday that the proposed Geneva II peace talks may "not lead to the removal" of the country's president Bashar Al Assad who may remain "key in any transitional administration."
Dubai-based shopping mall, retail and leisure group Majid Al Futtaim has heralded a new era in the family-owned company by announcing Tuesday a $5 billion investment plan as part of its new unified branding push.
Followed closely by Mohammad Assaf, the late Paul Walker tops the list of people trending in google search for 2013.
The UN chemical watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile successfully finalized and approved the details of the plan Tuesday. More information will follow Wednesday.
Syria's Nusra Front and the Marwan Hadid Brigades claimed responsibility Tuesday for attacks in Lebanon's northeastern city of Hermel as a message to Hezbollah to leave the war in Syria.
Egypt's constitutional committee said Tuesday that it will "urge" Egypt's military chief to run for president.
Scientists have confirmed this week that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus that has infected and killed 71 people is indeed linked--and can infect--camels as well.
Hopping from performance to live performance, Carole Samaha takes the stage and screen again, singing her hit "Ehsass kbeer" on MBC 1 TV show "Mahboubi Ana" Tuesday night.
Is Haifa Wehbe walking the red carpet with Hollywood star Eva Longoria at The Global Gift Gala in Dubai as an act of charity or for questionable ambition?
“Mega sporting events should be seen as both a celebration of athletic achievement and an opportunity to boost economic growth for an entire city, country and region,” Blagovic said.
Having once been the regal heart of the Middle East, Egypt now finds itself relegated to the position of a mere jewel being fought over to adorn other countries' crowns.
At least eight Shia Pilgrims are dead after attacks that included a bombing in the Baghdad province
Students attempting to march to a sit-in were stopped by police who used tear gas and hoses.
The Argentina international would face a race against time to be fit to face the Spanish champions if his coach's fears that he will miss eight weeks are realised
December 17, 2013
The technical co-ordinator has been promoted following Andre Villas-Boas' dismissal and he hopes to guide Spurs into the Capital One Cup semi-finals with a victory over West Ham
The global Islamic finance sector is booming with over $1.4 trillion in assets. The question now is will the GCC lead the sector's growth in the upcoming years or will another player take the lead?
Syrian drug trafficker beheading in Saudi brings beheading death count to 76, the same amount from 2012.
The storm that froze parts of the Middle East directly in their tracks for days was captured by NASA's satellite cameras; Jordan's hit new comedy Zain; Peter O'Toole saved the Arabs; and 13 years ago, thirteen Arab Israelis were killed.
After the worst winter storm in over 100 years, King Abdullah visits Baqaa refugee camp to ensure supplies and shelter are available.
After being ready for confrontation with Hezbollah, why doesn't Israel's army engage?
Eva Longoria shared about growing up with a special needs sister at Dubai's recent Global Gift Gala.
The UAE announced this week that it has launched a campaign to reward employees for bringing innovation and "virtues of transparency" into their workplaces.
The former Barcelona boss believes die Roten were handed the worst possible draw, while he is also keen to continue the Bavarians' silverware haul with Club World Cup glory
Bassem Youssef to haters: "If I express an opinion against yours, doesn’t mean I'm a traitor or agent"
Bassem Youssef, the Arab region's top trending person online in 2013, talks about the political and polemic conscience of Egypt.
Google has finally released Android 4.4, fondly known as "KitKat," on the market. Here are ten new features Android users can look forward to with Google's new release.
Oman-based telecom operator Nawras has recently launched a new business package deal for mobile users in the Sultanate.
Check out this grand slam list of the Middle East and North Africa's most popular music videos from the last 12 months on youtube.
Syria conference moved to Montreaux while regime continues air raids on Aleppo for third straight day
The tentative Geneva II peace conference to end the conflict in Syria will now take place in the Swiss town of Montreaux due to hotel space shortages in Geneva. With conference logistics underway, Syrian regime forces still continued air raids on Aleppo's rebel-held neighborhoods for a third straight day, leaving at least 13 people dead.
Lovebird Hussein Fahmy has gotten married for the sixth time around. WOW!
Earlier this month, Qantas forecast a half-year loss of up to $269 million and said it would axe 1,000 jobs, leading to a credit downgrade from Standard & Poor’s, which cut its rating to “junk” status.
A bomb exploded near a school in Cairo and fires erupted in an electric company in Alexandria Tuesday.
Andy Murray wants to repay British with Australian Open success next month.
The Free Syria Foundation will soon launch the Jasmine Tent Program, an initiative to provide a safe space for women from the conflict who have been victims of violence.
Analysts’ forecasts for global oil demand growth have diverged over the past month.
Nadine Tahsin Baik is bouncing from character to character right now with a cinematic career that's skyrocketing!
What Arab Spring? The Middle East is undergoing a quiet revolution that is truly transforming the region
Finally, some positive news from the Middle East. Here comes an optimistic lens on the entrepreneurial tsunami reverberating through the capitals of the region - and why you need to join.
In honor of the third anniversary of the start of the Arab Spring, Tunisians gathered for a "day of rage" at the birthplace of the region's revolutions.
The charges, mostly involving infrastructure projects, were outlined in six trials that opened on Sunday.
Inter directors Piero Ausilio and Marco Branca were in London last week to discuss a deal after the Colombia international indicated he would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge
Two of our region's biggest stars showed no fear of carrying on with life and their careers in Egypt despite the political instability. The duo held a concert for "Q Net" on December 14th to a raving crowd.
The amazingly talented Sherine Abdel Wahab is returning with a music album this Christmas holiday.
Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal denunced US policy in the Middle East Tuesday, and said that his country and other Gulf states were "astonished" by secret American-Iranian dealings.
The UN chemical watchdog is scheduled to meet Tuesday to approve the final plan for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon stockpile.
A UAE court has adjourned the trial of an American who has been jailed in one of the Gulf country's maximum security prisons since April for his "Satwa Comedy School" Youtube video that mocks a Dubai district until Dec. 23.
Actress Karis Bashar is joining the Syrian drama everyone can't miss. "Bab El Harah" (The Neighborhood Door), here she comes!
The European announced Monday that it is ready to provide "unprecedented" levels of support to Israel and Palestine if both parties manage to finalize a peace deal during the current negotiations.
Now any Shiite who was sitting on the fence about helping their fellow minorities in Syria now has a stronger reason to go- God said it's ok; why the Arab Spring fell short; Syrian Cartoonist Akram Raslan reportedly killed; and no reform in Saudi is legal.
There's not a worse feeling than getting mugged, and that's just what happened to poor May Kassab in Cairo!
Libya has decided to block the UN plan that would send 200 more soldiers to guard UN staff members, diplomats and officials operating inside the north African country.
Lebanon and the U.N.'s Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) told reporters Monday evening that the Lebanese soldier who shot and killed an Israeli solder on the border acted alone.
A new report looks at the financial crisis of 2009 where conventional banks witnessed far greater levels of exposure in comparison to their Islamic banking counterparts.
The real estate, construction, banks and telecom sectors dominate most of the trade.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told reporters late Monday that the Geneva II dialogue aimed to end the conflict in Syria cannot begin until a cease-fire is declared in the country.
A car bomb exploded at dawn Tuesday in eastern Lebanon near a Hezbollah position.
With a beautiful Brazilian body like that, it's hard to imagine Adriana Lima as anything remotely like a grandmother, but Victoria Secret's longest-serving Angel, who is hitting up Dubai this week, joked that she feels protective over the younger models.
A recent National Bonds survey sheds light on the surprising rates.
A lack of fuel has hampered the rescue efforts in Gaza, where flooding from heavy rains has forced about 40,000 residents from their homes.
As part of the capacity increase agreement, Emirates has signed a 10-year ‘commercial co-operation’ with Air Mauritius,
Estimates exceed four million in number as the UN prepares for more waves of Syrian refugees fleeing their country.