ISIS release video that claims to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff
As negotiations with radical Syrian rebel groups intensify in the hope of freeing at least 24 security personnel kidnapped from Arsal last month, Roumieh prison’s notorious Islamist inmates have been thrust into the spotlight. But who are the people that ISIS and the Nusra Front want to be released, and what is the likelihood that it will happen?
An attack on a convoy of Egyptian security forces kills at least 11 soldiers in the restive Sinai Peninsula, according to local security and medical sources.
Yemen's president has dismissed the incumbent Prime Minister Mohammed Salim Basindawa and his cabinet in a bid to end an ongoing standoff with the Shia Houthi protesters.
Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 88 men who are suspected of being part of an Al-Qaeda cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.
Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka fought off two set points in the critical third set to register a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo and advance to the quarterfinals of the US Open.
Syrian warplanes pounded the rebel Jubar district of the capital Damascus with unprecedented ferocity Tuesday, launching 25 raids, an activist group said.
Argentine legend Diego Maradona and former Italian footballer Roberto Baggio played alongside a host of ex-football stars in an inter-religious charity match that was backed by Pope Francis on Monday.
Manchester City loan Negredo to Valencia
Details of the Palestinian leader's peace plan was revealed on Tuesday by the former religious endowments minister, Mahmoud al-Habash.
Latest reports say Iraqi forces have regained control of part of a key highway linking the capital city of Baghdad to the country’s north.
Families of Iraqi military personnel involved in a June attack by the Islamic State stormed Baghdad's parliament building in protest Tuesday.
It might be one big geek-fest in your eyes, or an exciting chance to wear a costume and buy some superhero comics! Either way, Comic Con 2014 used ultimate powers to woo fans from across the globe.
Saudi clerics have proposed destroying the second most holiest site in Islam - the Masjid al-Nawabi in Medina, including the tomb of the Prophet Mohamed by moving his body.
Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in Sinai Tuesday.
Ireland may not replace its 130-person rapid response force in the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants, until the United Nations reviews its mandate for its forces there, the defense minister said on Monday.
Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said.
The biggest Middle Eastern airline, Emirates, added two more destinations to its network this week including Oslo and Brussels.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has returned to where his rivalry with teammate Nico Rosberg began with revenge on his mind and is determined to bury his Belgian setback with a crucial 25-poing haul in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
Usain Bolt would relish the opportunity to pit himself against a cheetah, as he admitted here on Tuesday.
Dubai's largest bank, Emirates NBD, is looking to increase its presence in Saudi Arabia, CEO of the company announced.
Egypt’s manpower ministry and many labour activists agree that the country’s labour legislation is inadequate and needs reform. But bigger questions remain.
As an apparent ode to her children, Angelina Jolie-Pitt wore a wedding dress adorned with various sketches all done by her own brood; don't mix God and business, please; and Jordan's Oasis500 is still going strong and pumping out businesses.
Palestine continues to shrink: Israel's latest land grab and what it means for Palestinian statehood
The latest illegal land grab by the Israelis shrinks Palestine even further and causes many to doubt that there will ever be a free Palestine.
German technology giant Siemens won two contracts with Saudi Electricity Company to construct static var compensators (SVCs), across the kingdom.
Lebanese lawmakers Tuesday failed to elect a new president for an 11th time. Speaker Nabih Berri postponed the next voting session to September 23.
While economic growth and job creation will be the underlying drivers of GCC port development strategy, much will also hinge on how these strategic assets integrate into new, efficient transport networks being built.
UAE corporate earnings increased by 16 percent in the first half of the year, surpassing the average growth rate for the GCC region.
An entrepreneur is creating an app to help people navigate Istanbul's street art scene.
They've caused quite a stir in the U.K. and now they're carrying their new wave tunes to the UAE.
Sherine Abdel Wahab has finally had enough: here's what she has to say about her tiff with Muneer Sharif
It's been escalating for some time now, and Sherine is finally ready to speak on the issues between the two celebs.
Elissa shoe shopping.
In Kuwait, a thief attached a small scanning device to the money machine, stole the users' info, and then sent it to the Dominican Republic; Tikrit is coveted by the Iraqi army; answering childish questions; and a Lebanese soldier is beheaded.
How well is Saudi Arabia's economy doing? It's time to have optimism towards the non-oil economy as it transitions into the labour market to turn favourable for 2015.
The Lebanese army deployed heavily in the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday morning in response to graffiti that threatened Lebanon's Christians.
Fans were unsure if their fave Lebanese diva had walked down the aisle, but production company "Rotana" has confirmed the news to those curious that Myriam Fares is a married woman.
Much of the programming for last week's Salzburg Festival focused on promoting tolerance and peace between religions with Egyptian musicians as featured artists.
Regime forces in Bahrain have once again attacked anti-regime protesters in Bahrain.
Major Dubai developer Nakheel officially opened the Jumeirah Park Pavillion as the first of five malls to be launched in the emirate.
Despite a slew of other artists nixing their Israel gigs this summer due to the conflict with Gaza, Lady Gaga says she's still coming later this month.
Residential property prices increased by 34.5 percent in July, compared to the previous year.
Egypt's top Islamic authority has prohibited online chat between unrelated men and women.
As developments are on the rise across the MENA region, the increase of prices have diverted first time buyers from purchasing new homes.
At least 10 soldiers have been killed in clashes between the army and the militias in Libya's Benghazi.
The Yemeni government has sent an envoy to the northern part of the country for talks with Houthis amid ongoing anti-government protests.
A tribesman loyal to the Huthi Shiite group holds a giant version of the Yemeni flag
The country’s interim speaker of parliament, Faraj Bouhashem claimed that the formation of a new Libyan government is imminent.
Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger,
“Incapable citizens” should submit requests to the Real Estate Taxation Authority (RTA).
The Kingdom on Monday stopped granting visas to workers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola virus.
Forget Obama´s air strikes, this is the new weapon in crushing the Islamic State.
Sectarian tensions in Lebanon soared over the weekend after an IS flag was burned in Ashrafieh and churches were graffitied in Tripoli, with local politicians divided over how to react.
Never a dull moment on the Arab Idol set with Ahlam on board.
The Colombia international, who had been linked with a host of clubs this summer including Real Madrid and Arsenal, will spend the 2014-15 campaign on loan at Old Trafford
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Arsenal have agreed a €20 million fee for Danny Welbeck, according to Goal.com
Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, transport challenges are a way of life in the Middle East – just as they are in many other parts of the world. But technology is beginning to have an impact on this space.
Saudi Arabia and other GCC states have reportedly reached a major breakthrough toward ending their dispute with Qatar.
The Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS has issued a directive banning the unauthorized publication of “images of slaughter” conducted by the group’s “soldiers” on various fronts, according to a copy of the orders circulating on social media.
Iraqi security forces backed by Shi’ite militias entered the northern town of Amerli on Sunday and broke the Islamic State´s two-month siege of the town.
Iran has dismissed reports that Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif demanded that: “all the sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear activities should be lifted in return for its help in Iraq” in countering the Islamic State.
The Colombia international is expected to fly to Manchester today to undergo a medical ahead of a sensational transfer deadline switch from Monaco to Old Trafford
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer came back with renewed energy after a weather delay to beat Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and head into the fourth round of the US Open.
Jordan´s King Abdullah on Sunday underlined the need to intensify international efforts to resume peace talks between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Maria Sharapova suffered a shock fourth round exit at the US Open as former world number one Caroline Wozniacki stunned the fifth seeded Russian on a stiflingly hot day at Flushing Meadows.
Libya's caretaker government has announced that most ministries and state-run institutions are now out of its control.
Islamic State militants have beheaded a Lebanese soldier in Arsal.
The Champions League holders have announced on their official website that they have signed the Mexico international on a temporary basis
Why would someone put their phone in a toilet tissue box to secretly film women?! This guy did and he's in jail
Ewww creepy! A 29-year-old man was arrested by police after allegedly hiding his phone to film women in an office toilet. Dubai's police rightly charged the man with sexual assault.
A new drink dubbed "halal wine" has been launched in Dubai.
'Der Spiegel' reported that the US National Security Agency and Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency had carried out "wide-scale spying against Turkey."
Did he or didn't he? Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz denied rumors that he accepted $50,000 to appear alongside Sharif Amer on a television show.
Expo Centre Sharjah is high in demand for events with a 25 percent rise in visitors for the first half of 2014.
Approximately two dozen police officers were arrested Monday for allegedly planning to overthrow the Turkish government.
A laptop formerly owned by Islamic State militants reveals the group's plans to develop and use chemical weapons including the bubonic plague.
The UAE's economy is continuing go grow in both the retail and real estate markets, which means there is room for more investment.
Moroccan singer Samira Saeed revealed she is wrapping up a new album.
Norway makes good use of its oil and gas industries respectfully. There is room for investment with the large income obtained from the energy sector. Why doesn't Saudi Arabia live off Norway's example?
According to Palestinian sources, Kerry cancelled his visit to the region due to lack of progress in talks; Palestinian delegation set to travel to Washington Tuesday to present new initiative to Kerry.
She's "Breathing You In", Casper Smart!
The upcoming Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit in Saudi Arabia will be much more than an event. It will help enhance business solutions and improve technology across the kingdom.
Hezbollah has allegedly captured three senior commanders from the Nusra Front to exchange for captive soldiers.
They might hip-hop but the El Sawy Culturewheel singers don't skip over hard subjects like terrorim and corruption
The two-hour hip-hop concert, HipHop 03 Volume 3, on August 26th saw songsters jammin' to the tough topics affecting the country of Egypt.
Jordan handed NATO secret security reports showing expansion of extremists in Iraq, ideas to counter group’s advance towards its territory.
A British man and his Saudi wife were attacked by members of the Haia, or religious police, outside of a mall in Riyadh.
The director and some of the cast are saying "see ya" to the Ramadan drama "Saraya Abdeen" after their contract ended in August.
Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi rose by three points in July while in industry saw a hike in guest arrivals by 26 percent in July, compared to the previous year.
Massari and Ragheb Alama at the Lebanon Comedy Club
Sunni muslims must lead the fight against the militants in the Islamic State.
Syrian army forces and rebels battle near border; both sides seek to control Quneitra border crossing; UN peacekeepers held captive by Islamists still missing.
Bring luxury coffee to your office! Starbucks teams up with MENA businesses to supply coffee to employees
Global coffee chain Starbucks launched a 'Branded Solutions' scheme, where businesses in the MENA region can supply quality coffee to the workplace.
Honeymoon, shmoneymoon. Angelina Jolie is just as concerned about those displaced by the Syrian war as she was before she donned a wedding band.
Organizers have launched the second phase of expansion for Dubai Festival City. The large-scale refurbishment program started in 2014.
Surely some conservatives will dislike the controversial Lebanese dialect song the Egyptian songstress has just completed, but "Am Bakrah Al Musica" (I am Hating Music) will no doubt be a hit amongst her faithful fans.
So ice is bringing awareness to ALS. How about some leaders bringing the attention to the slaughtered minorities in Mosul by the ISIS! HTC is a bit late to the wearable party; and all Lebanese people have some moments in life they'd rather forget.
A Libyan militia group says it has secured the abandoned U.S. embassy in Tripoli.
A US lawmaker has revealed that there are hundreds of Americans, who have links with ISIL militants and can return to the US with their American passports.
Bahrain's national airline has cut year-on-year losses by 30 percent and increased overall revenue by 10 percent in H1, according to a report by Gulf Daily News.
People hold placards and Israeli and Union flags outide the Royal Courts of Justice
An explosion in Iraq's western city of Ramadi has killed at least 37 people.