Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en UPDATED: Emirates, Etihad cancel flights amid Baghdad airport shooting, assailants unknown http://www.albawaba.com/news/updated-emirates-etihad-cancel-flights-amid-baghdad-airport-shooting-assailants-unknown-649308 <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/breaking-shots-fired-passenger-plane-baghdad-airport-649112" target="_blank">A spokesperson for Dubai-based carrier flydubai has confirmed</a>&nbsp;its aircraft was hit with gunfire upon landing at the Baghdad International Airport Monday night, noting the case remains under investigation.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/updated-emirates-etihad-cancel-flights-amid-baghdad-airport-shooting-assailants-unknown-649308" 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/Emirates_cancels_flights_amid_gunfire.jpg" alt="The airline spokesperson said the plane sustained light damage from a slew of bullets as it landed at the Baghdad International Airport last night. (AFP/File)" title="The airline spokesperson said the plane sustained light damage from a slew of bullets as it landed at the Baghdad International Airport last night. (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.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/updated-emirates-etihad-cancel-flights-amid-baghdad-airport-shooting-assailants-unknown-649308" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/updated-emirates-etihad-cancel-flights-amid-baghdad-airport-shooting-assailants-unknown-649308#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq UAE Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:06:42 +0000 649308 at http://www.albawaba.com "I want my life private and I don't enjoy the spotlight": Kinda Alloush to quit acting? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/i-want-my-life-private-and-i-dont-enjoy-spotlight-kinda-alloush-quit-acting-649276 <p dir="ltr">We think of being an actor as uber glamorous, but forget that they've got to wake up super early, work very long hours and put up with tons of pressure!</p> <p dir="ltr">That's why we weren't surprised when Syrian <a title="Kinda acting" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/kinda-alloush-588585" target="_blank">actress Kinda Alloush</a> announced her soon-to-come departure from the acting world!</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/i-want-my-life-private-and-i-dont-enjoy-spotlight-kinda-alloush-quit-acting-649276" 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/kinda-alloushpic.jpg" alt="Kinda is thinking of quitting acting because it&#039;s to &quot;overwhelming.&quot; (Image: Albawaba file)" title="Kinda is thinking of quitting acting because it&#039;s to &quot;overwhelming.&quot; (Image: Albawaba 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.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/i-want-my-life-private-and-i-dont-enjoy-spotlight-kinda-alloush-quit-acting-649276" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/i-want-my-life-private-and-i-dont-enjoy-spotlight-kinda-alloush-quit-acting-649276#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Syria Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:35:52 +0000 649276 at http://www.albawaba.com No dairy, Dear! Amal Clooney puts George on strict diet, but is it halal? http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/no-dairy-dear-amal-clooney-puts-george-strict-diet-it-halal-649269 <p>George Clooney has been put on a diet by his wife.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/no-dairy-dear-amal-clooney-puts-george-strict-diet-it-halal-649269" 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/Amal_2.jpg" alt="Amal claims George has gained some weight since their wedding. (Image: Facebook)" title="Amal claims George has gained some weight since their wedding. (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.bangshowbiz.com" title="BANG ShowBiz" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1018.png" title="BANG ShowBiz" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2009-2014 BANG Media International </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/no-dairy-dear-amal-clooney-puts-george-strict-diet-it-halal-649269" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/no-dairy-dear-amal-clooney-puts-george-strict-diet-it-halal-649269#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Star Scoop Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:20:42 +0000 649269 at http://www.albawaba.com Gourcuff: Algeria will overcome Senegal http://www.albawaba.com/sport/senegal-algeria-649264 <p>Christian Gourcuff insists morale within Algeria's squad is high ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations Group C decider with Senegal.</p> <p>The two African heavyweights go head-to-head in Malabo on Tuesday,&nbsp;with all four teams in the pool still able to progress to the last eight.</p> <p>After their opening-game win over South Africa, Algeria suffered a 1-0 defeat to Ghana and reports began to surface of altercations within the 23-man squad.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/senegal-algeria-649264" 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/algeria_squad_wc.jpg" alt="SGourcuff confident of success in open Group C" title="SGourcuff confident of success in open Group C" 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.goal.com" title="Goal.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/370.png" title="Goal.com" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/senegal-algeria-649264" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/senegal-algeria-649264#comments Sport Football Main headlines Algeria Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:20:15 +0000 649264 at http://www.albawaba.com Yousra is back at her acting best with "The Opposite Direction" this Ramadan http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/yousra-back-her-acting-best-opposite-direction-ramadan-649267 <p>She's already called it a wrap on filming the sequel for <a title=" actors pull out of hit drama" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/saraya-abdeen-600470" target="_blank">"Saraya Abdeen"</a>, and now <a title=" what else is the actress up to?" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/rijana-returns-yousra-silver-screen-what-else-actress-615007" target="_blank">Yousra</a> is taking a much needed (and well deserved) vacay.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/yousra-back-her-acting-best-opposite-direction-ramadan-649267" 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/Yousra-fb.jpg" alt="Yousra has a lot going on right now. (Image: Facebook)" title="Yousra has a lot going on right now. (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 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/yousra-back-her-acting-best-opposite-direction-ramadan-649267" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/yousra-back-her-acting-best-opposite-direction-ramadan-649267#comments ENTERTAINMENT Latest News Star Scoop Egypt Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:12:38 +0000 649267 at http://www.albawaba.com Goodbye, My Love! Egyptian-born Greek singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68 http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/goodbye-my-love-egyptian-born-greek-singer-demis-roussos-dies-aged-68-649257 <p><a title="Demis Roussos to Sing in Cairo" href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/demis-roussos-sing-cairo" target="_blank">Greek singer Demis Roussos</a> died Sunday at the age of 68 from an undisclosed illness at an Athens hospital.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/goodbye-my-love-egyptian-born-greek-singer-demis-roussos-dies-aged-68-649257" 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/Demis-Roussos-AFP.jpg" alt="Demis Roussos&#039; music career goes way back. The man was a legend! (Image: AFP)" title="Demis Roussos&#039; music career goes way back. The man was a legend! (Image: 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.upi.com" title="UPI NewsTrack" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI NewsTrack" border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2014. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/goodbye-my-love-egyptian-born-greek-singer-demis-roussos-dies-aged-68-649257" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/goodbye-my-love-egyptian-born-greek-singer-demis-roussos-dies-aged-68-649257#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Latest News Egypt Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:56:17 +0000 649257 at http://www.albawaba.com Daesh driven out of Kobane by Kurds and Iraqi army retakes Diyala http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-driven-out-kobane-kurds-and-iraqi-army-retakes-diyala-649252 <p><a href="http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/kurds-expel-isis-kobane-iraqi-army-retakes-diyala" target="_blank">A Kurdish militia has driven Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) </a>militants out of the Syrian border town of Kobane after months of heavy fighting, a monitor and spokesman said Monday, dealing a crucial blow to the jihadists.</p> <p>Across the border in Iraq, a top army officer announced troops had "liberated" the Diyala province from ISIS jihadists.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/daesh-driven-out-kobane-kurds-and-iraqi-army-retakes-diyala-649252" 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/Kurds_take_Kobane_Iraqi_army_takes_Diyala.jpg" alt="The key capture of the embattled Syrian city of Kobane by Kurdish forces has instilled more confidence in ground troops&#039; ability to regain control in Daesh-held areas, but US-led airstrikes are still considered to be largely ineffective against the military group. (AFP/File)" title="The key capture of the embattled Syrian city of Kobane by Kurdish forces has instilled more confidence in ground troops&#039; ability to regain control in Daesh-held areas, but US-led airstrikes are still considered to be largely ineffective against the military group. (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://english.al-akhbar.com" title="Al-Akhbar English" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1050.png" title="Al-Akhbar English" border="0" /></a> © Al-Akhbar. All rights reserved </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-driven-out-kobane-kurds-and-iraqi-army-retakes-diyala-649252" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-driven-out-kobane-kurds-and-iraqi-army-retakes-diyala-649252#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Iraq Syria Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:50:10 +0000 649252 at http://www.albawaba.com Listen to this! The Voice Arabia's Farid Ghannam ties the knot to one of his FANS! http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/i-can-hear-love-your-voice-farid-ghannam-ties-knot-one-his-fans-649246 <p dir="ltr">Celebrity marriages don't exactly have the best track record, and it's so much more exciting when A-Listers date one of us ordinary folk anyway!</p> <p dir="ltr">Former "The Voice Arabia" contestant Farid Ghannam, AKA "Farawla," who gathered a huge fan base since appearing on the show almost three years ago, has tied the knot this month.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/entertainment/i-can-hear-love-your-voice-farid-ghannam-ties-knot-one-his-fans-649246" 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/faridwife.jpg" alt="A collection of pictures of Farawla and his new wifey. (Image: Alwatanvoice.com)" title="A collection of pictures of Farawla and his new wifey. (Image: Alwatanvoice.com)" 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 - 2015 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/i-can-hear-love-your-voice-farid-ghannam-ties-knot-one-his-fans-649246" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/i-can-hear-love-your-voice-farid-ghannam-ties-knot-one-his-fans-649246#comments ENTERTAINMENT In the limelight Love Bites Latest News Middle East Morocco Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:32:54 +0000 649246 at http://www.albawaba.com Bahrain opposition group calls for boycotts ahead of detained leader trial http://www.albawaba.com/news/bahrain-opposition-group-calls-boycotts-ahead-detained-leader-trial-649216 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/27/394895/Bahrains-alWefaq-calls-for-boycotthttp://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/01/27/394895/Bahrains-alWefaq-calls-for-boycott" target="_blank">Bahrain’s al-Wefaq National Islamic Society has called for a two-day</a> economic boycott in protest of the trial of its detained leader, Sheikh Ali Salman.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The lead opposition party’s boycott is set for Tuesday night and shall encompass all private and government transactions.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The party secretary-general’s trial is scheduled on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/bahrain-opposition-group-calls-boycotts-ahead-detained-leader-trial-649216" 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/Bahrain_trail_set_economic_boycotts_pursued.jpg" alt="Bahrain&#039;s main opposition group leader Salman has been in government custody since the end of last December, earning the country international criticism over human rights abuses, and almost-daily protests within its borders. (AFP/File)" title="Bahrain&#039;s main opposition group leader Salman has been in government custody since the end of last December, earning the country international criticism over human rights abuses, and almost-daily protests within its borders. (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.presstv.ir" title="Press TV" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/701.png" title="Press TV" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Press TV. 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(AFP/File)" title="The video comes just days after protests on the fourth anniversary of Egypt&#039;s 2011 revolution left at least 18 mainly-peaceful demonstrators dead across the country when security forces fired into the crowd. (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://english.ahram.org.eg" title="Al-Ahram Gate" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/908.png" title="Al-Ahram Gate" border="0" /></a> © Copyright Al-Ahram Publishing House </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-alligned-sinai-militants-release-video-police-execution-649208" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/daesh-alligned-sinai-militants-release-video-police-execution-649208#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Egypt Iraq Syria Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:59:09 +0000 649208 at http://www.albawaba.com