Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en From a retail tycoon to Amal Clooney: meet the Arab World's most powerful women http://www.albawaba.com/business/retail-tycoon-amal-clooney-meet-arab-worlds-most-powerful-women-665456 <p>A fighter pilot, a retail tycoon and a government minister all feature in a list by&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.arabianbusiness.com/the-100-most-powerful-arab-women-2015-584094.html" target="_blank">Arabian Business Magazine</a></em>&nbsp;of the most powerful Arab women in the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/retail-tycoon-amal-clooney-meet-arab-worlds-most-powerful-women-665456" 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_clooney_fashion.jpg" alt="The list has a new entry this year: Amal Clooney, the Lebanese British lawyer, activist and author who found fame last year when she married George Clooney in a Venice ceremony that garnered media attention around the world." title="The list has a new entry this year: Amal Clooney, the Lebanese British lawyer, activist and author who found fame last year when she married George Clooney in a Venice ceremony that garnered media attention around the world." 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.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/retail-tycoon-amal-clooney-meet-arab-worlds-most-powerful-women-665456" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/retail-tycoon-amal-clooney-meet-arab-worlds-most-powerful-women-665456#comments BUSINESS Catch of the day Economy and Policy Featured Articles International Middle East Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:27:08 +0000 665456 at http://www.albawaba.com Some positive news: food prices lowest in four-and-a-half years http://www.albawaba.com/business/some-positive-news-food-prices-lowest-four-and-half-years-665452 <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/food-commodity-price-611313" target="_blank">Global food prices</a> fell 1 per cent in February to their lowest in more than four-and-a-half years, with cereals, meat and sugar declining, oils steady and only dairy prices rebounding sharply, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 179.4 points last month, 1.8 points below its reading in January.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/some-positive-news-food-prices-lowest-four-and-half-years-665452" 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/food_supermaket.jpg" alt="Meat prices fell 1.4 per cent, pulled down by cheaper beef, mutton and lamb that outweighed stable poultry prices and higher pork prices. " title="Meat prices fell 1.4 per cent, pulled down by cheaper beef, mutton and lamb that outweighed stable poultry prices and higher pork prices. " 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.tradearabia.com/" title="TradeArabia" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/6.png" title="TradeArabia" border="0" /></a> Copyright 2015 Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/some-positive-news-food-prices-lowest-four-and-half-years-665452" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/some-positive-news-food-prices-lowest-four-and-half-years-665452#comments BUSINESS Goods and Services Main headlines International Middle East Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:10:21 +0000 665452 at http://www.albawaba.com Ronaldo on course to become highest-paid athlete in the world http://www.albawaba.com/sport/cristiano-ronaldo--665450 <p>By Peter Staunton If football is the world's game then Cristiano Ronaldo is head and shoulders above the rest as its chief salesman. The three-time Ballon d'Or winner is now the highest-paid team sportsman on the planet and has been confirmed as the richest football player in the world with the publication of the 2015 Goal Rich List. Footballers were once lagging far behind the US 'big three' sports stars in terms of their bankability but Ronaldo out-earns all of them now and Lionel Messi isn't far behind.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/cristiano-ronaldo--665450" 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/ronaldo_deportivo_real_madrid_.jpg" alt="Cristiano Ronaldo" title="Cristiano Ronaldo" 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 © 2015 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/cristiano-ronaldo--665450" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/cristiano-ronaldo--665450#comments Sport Main headlines Football International Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:56:12 +0000 665450 at http://www.albawaba.com Alonso woke up and thought he was back in 1995 http://www.albawaba.com/sport/alonso-barcelona-accident-665448 <p>Fernando Alonso ‘woke up in 1995’ after his crash in testing at Barelona’s Circuit de Catalunya, according to reports in Spain.</p> <p>The extent of the double world champion’s memory loss has been revealed in El Pais, a daily newspaper close to Alonso and his management. They reported that when asked who he was, Alonso replied: ‘I’m Fernando, I drive go-karts and I want to be a Formula One driver.’</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/alonso-barcelona-accident-665448" 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/fernando_alonso_mc.jpg" alt="Fernando Alonso" title="Fernando Alonso" 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.dailymail.co.uk" title="Daily Mail " target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1742.png" title="Daily Mail " border="0" /></a> © Associated Newspapers Ltd. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/alonso-barcelona-accident-665448" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/alonso-barcelona-accident-665448#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports Spain Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:52:40 +0000 665448 at http://www.albawaba.com UPDATE: Libyan security forces reclaim three oil fields http://www.albawaba.com/news/update-libyan-security-forces-reclaim-three-oil-fields-665442 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Mar-06/289899-libyas-oil-security-forces-say-re-take-control-after-al-ghani-oilfield-attack.ashx" target="_blank">According to a Reuters report</a>, Libyan oil security forces have retaken <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/militants-attack-another-libyan-oil-field-eight-dead-665438" target="_blank">al-Ghani oilfield from the hands of armed militants</a> who stormed the facilities and killed at least seven guards on Friday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/update-libyan-security-forces-reclaim-three-oil-fields-665442" 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/9070847a8bbdb0c91a05939a184fa7f0b37730ae.jpg" alt="Militants attacked twelve Libyan oil field in the last weeks. (AFP/File)" title="Militants attacked twelve Libyan oil field in the last weeks. (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/update-libyan-security-forces-reclaim-three-oil-fields-665442" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/update-libyan-security-forces-reclaim-three-oil-fields-665442#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:30:00 +0000 665442 at http://www.albawaba.com Militants attack another Libyan oil field, eight dead http://www.albawaba.com/news/militants-attack-another-libyan-oil-field-eight-dead-665438 <p><a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Mar-06/289892-militants-attack-oil-field-in-central-libya-kill-8.ashx" target="_blank">According to a statement</a> by Libya's state-run oil company,&nbsp;National Oil Corporation, armed militants attacked al-Ghani oil field and killed eight guards, reports Associated Press.</p> <p>The oil field is located near&nbsp;the town of Zalla, 470 miles southeast of the capital Tripoli.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/militants-attack-another-libyan-oil-field-eight-dead-665438" 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/000_Nic6424534.jpg" alt="The Mellitah Oil and Gas terminal on the outskirts of Zwara in western Libya after fighters from the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) militia secured the perimeter of the oil complex. (AFP/File)" title="The Mellitah Oil and Gas terminal on the outskirts of Zwara in western Libya after fighters from the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn) militia secured the perimeter of the oil complex. (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/militants-attack-another-libyan-oil-field-eight-dead-665438" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/militants-attack-another-libyan-oil-field-eight-dead-665438#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Libya Fri, 06 Mar 2015 18:26:53 +0000 665438 at http://www.albawaba.com School bus collides with train in Cairo, seven dead http://www.albawaba.com/news/school-bus-collides-train-cairo-seven-dead-665408 <p><a href="http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124614/Egypt/Politics-/Bustrain-collision-kills--near-Cairo-Health-offici.aspx" target="_blank">Seven people were killed</a> in a collision between a train and a school bus in northeast Egypt on Friday, according to the country's health ministry.</p> <p>Twenty-six others were injured in the crash, which occurred&nbsp;on a motorway connecting the capital Cairo and the coastal city of Ismailia, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar told Ahram Online.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/school-bus-collides-train-cairo-seven-dead-665408" 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/traffic-cairo-afp.jpg" alt="Experts blame lack of maintenance and the poor state of railway crossings for the accidents. (AFP/File)" title="Experts blame lack of maintenance and the poor state of railway crossings for the accidents. (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/school-bus-collides-train-cairo-seven-dead-665408" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/school-bus-collides-train-cairo-seven-dead-665408#comments NEWS Main headlines Egypt Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:30:00 +0000 665408 at http://www.albawaba.com Shin Bet identifies Jerusalem car attack suspect http://www.albawaba.com/news/shin-bet-identifies-man-responsible-jerusalem-car-attack-665400 <p><a href="http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Purim-Attack-Shin-Bet-interrogates-family-of-east-Jerusalem-terrorist-393147" target="_blank">The east Jerusalem</a> man who <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/five-injured-car-ramming-attack-jerusalem-665344" target="_blank">rammed his&nbsp;car into a crowd of Border Policewomen</a> on Shimon Hatzadik Street in the capital on Friday has been identified by authorities as Mohammed Mahmoud Abdel Raze</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/shin-bet-identifies-man-responsible-jerusalem-car-attack-665400" 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/000_Nic6424996.jpg" alt="Israeli police and medics carry an injured person after a car rammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem injuring several people, before its driver got out and tried to stab them. (AFP/File)" title="Israeli police and medics carry an injured person after a car rammed into pedestrians in Jerusalem injuring several people, before its driver got out and tried to stab them. (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.jpost.com" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1492.png" title="Jpost.com (The Jerusalem Post online edition)" border="0" /></a> All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2015 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/shin-bet-identifies-man-responsible-jerusalem-car-attack-665400" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/shin-bet-identifies-man-responsible-jerusalem-car-attack-665400#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Palestine Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:30:00 +0000 665400 at http://www.albawaba.com Arab League chief meets Jordan PM to discuss anti-terrorism http://www.albawaba.com/news/arab-league-chief-meets-jordan-pm-discuss-anti-terrorism-665392 <p><a href="http://jordantimes.com/arab-league-chief-in-jordan-to-discuss-anti-terrorism" target="_blank">Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour</a> on Thursday met with Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby and an accompanying delegation over the latest developments in the region, with focus on pan-Arab anti-terrorism efforts.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/arab-league-chief-meets-jordan-pm-discuss-anti-terrorism-665392" 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/iNIdBXgbQsWs.jpg" alt="Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby. (AFP/File)" title="Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby. (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.jordantimes.com" title="The Jordan Times" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/62.png" title="The Jordan Times" border="0" /></a> © Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/arab-league-chief-meets-jordan-pm-discuss-anti-terrorism-665392" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/arab-league-chief-meets-jordan-pm-discuss-anti-terrorism-665392#comments NEWS Main headlines Regional News Jordan Middle East Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:30:00 +0000 665392 at http://www.albawaba.com Montella: Salah's impact even better than Fiorentina expected http://www.albawaba.com/sport/fiorentina-montella-salah-665396 <p>Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella says Mohamed Salah's impact has been even better than expected and feels his side have more options following the exit of Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea.</p> <p>The Colombian sealed a €31 million move to Stamford Bridge in January, with Salah going to the Artemio Franchi on loan as part of the same deal.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/fiorentina-montella-salah-665396" 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/salah_juventus_fiorentina.jpg" alt="Mohamed Salah" title="Mohamed Salah" 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 © 2015 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/fiorentina-montella-salah-665396" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/fiorentina-montella-salah-665396#comments Sport Main headlines Football Egypt Italy Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:16:50 +0000 665396 at http://www.albawaba.com