Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal confirmed for Abu Dhabi http://www.albawaba.com/sport/novak-djokovic-and-rafael-nadal-confirmed-abu-dhabi-592777 <p>The world’s top two tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, have confirmed they will return to Abu Dhabi for the season-opening Mubadala World Tennis Championships from January 1 to 3, 2015.</p> <p>The seventh edition of the annual event sees six of the world’s top players battle it out over three days for a winner-takes-all $250,000 (Dh918,250.09) prize purse.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/novak-djokovic-and-rafael-nadal-confirmed-abu-dhabi-592777" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/djokovic_nadal_us_open_.jpg" alt="Djokovic and Nadal" title="Djokovic and Nadal" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.gulfnews.com" title="Gulf News" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/57.png" title="Gulf News" border="0" /></a> © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2014. 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The plane had disappeared from the radar Thursday morning, with at least 20 Lebanese onboard, a source at Lebanon's consulate in&nbsp;Burkina Faso&nbsp;told The Daily Star.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/algeria-plane-missing-592768" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/air-algerie-reprise.jpg" alt="Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)" title="Air Algerie lost contact with the plane about an hour after takeoff. (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. 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Luis Suarez will also be in action for Barcelona once his four-month ban ends in October.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/bale-la-liga-best-league-592758" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/bale_clasico.jpg" alt="Bale feels Real&#039;s acquisition of Rodriguez underlines La Liga&#039;s status as best league" title="Bale feels Real&#039;s acquisition of Rodriguez underlines La Liga&#039;s status as best league" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/bale-la-liga-best-league-592758" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/bale-la-liga-best-league-592758#comments Sport Main headlines Spain UK Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:46 +0000 592758 at http://www.albawaba.com Nawal al Zoghbi to release third single in three years this Eid! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756 <p dir="ltr"><a title="Nawal music" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-540364" target="_blank">Nawal Al Zoghbi</a> is confused. No, not because she's had too much Botox done and can't make any facial expressions, but because she can't decide over which single to release next!</p> <p dir="ltr">The Lebanese superstar is deciding between four new songs, but is choosing very carefully as she believes this could "make" or break her career!</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Nawal_Al_Zoghbi_confused.jpg" alt="Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (Image: Facebook)" title="Soon Nawal is releasing a bran new single! (Image: Facebook)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/nawal-al-zoghbi-592756#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Music Reviews Lebanon Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:29:25 +0000 592756 at http://www.albawaba.com Will Hezbollah sanctions have an effect Lebanon’s banking sector? http://www.albawaba.com/business/lebanon-hezbollah-sanctions-592755 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/Local/2014/Jul-24/264897-bankers-new-us-hezbollah-sanctions-dont-target-lebanon.ashx#axzz38NctiXXG" target="_blank">A proposed U.S. legislation</a> that broadens financial sanctions on organizations that help channel money to&nbsp;Hezbollah&nbsp;will have no impact on Lebanon’s banking sector, which is already in full compliance with U.S. and international laws, senior Lebanese banking sources told The Daily Star Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/lebanon-hezbollah-sanctions-592755" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/banker-620x446.jpg" alt="A bank assistant counts through money in Lebanon (File/AFP)" title="A bank assistant counts through money in Lebanon (File/AFP)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/" title="The Daily Star" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/23.png" title="The Daily Star" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014, The Daily Star. 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