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September 16, 2017

Edgardo Bauza
16:48 GMT
Argentinian coach Edgardo Bauza’s exit to take charge of Saudi Arabia has put the UAE football back to square one in terms of search for the right coach.
George and Amal. (Maginfoto / Shutterstock.com)
15:00 GMT
George Clooney couldn't be more in love, apparently—and the twins just add the cherry on top of the cake.
Iraqi forces are seen outside the town of Akashat, northwest of the al-Anbar province, as they prepare a military operation to push out ISIS (Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP)
12:30 GMT
Iraq has launched a new offensive towards the Syria border, where some of the country's last remaining Islamic State group fighters are making a last stand.
Thirty people sustained mostly flash burn injuries on Friday when an improvised explosive device partially exploded in an underground train (Adrian Dennis/AFP)
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An 18-year-old man was arrested in Dover Saturday in connection with Friday’s underground bomb attack in London that injured 30 people, according to police.
Smoke rises from buildings in the area of Bughayliyah, on the northern outskirts of Deir Ezzor on September 13, 2017, as Syrian forces advance during their ongoing battle against ISIS. (George Ourfalian/AFP)
11:51 GMT
US-backed Syrian fighters say they will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River, in a statement that appears to further entrench Kurdish separatist power in the north of the country.
"Apple is at war with the niqab" has been trending in Arabic since Tuesday (Twiter)
11:32 GMT
"Good girls use Samsung" - "My phone is a Galaxy, out of respect for those who raised me."
Sharif, an actor like his two-time Golden Globe winning grandfather, left Egypt in January 2011, just before the revolution. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
The grandson of actor Omar Sharif claims he is worried about returning to his native Egypt after coming out as being gay and half-Jewish.
A New York subway station. A Jewish woman and her mother were beaten up last week at a Queens subway station by a man who mistook them for Muslims, police said (Wikimedia)
09:40 GMT
A man spat in the Jewish woman's face, saying "get out of my country, you dirty Muslim".
Harry Dean Stanton. (Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com)
09:38 GMT
Harry Dean Stanton, the great actor who appeared in roles like "Twin Peaks," has passed.
Iraqi Kurds fly Kurdish flags during an event to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Irbil. (Safin Hamed/AFP)
08:58 GMT
The United States on Friday strongly urged northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to call off a controversial referendum on independence from Baghdad.
Police forensics officers works alongside an underground tube train at a platform at Parsons Green underground tube station in west London on September 15, 2017. (Adrian Dennis/AFP)
07:52 GMT
Police began a manhunt Friday after an explosion rocked a crowded London subway car in what officials say was a terror attack during the morning rush hour.
The Frenchman is not considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, at least not while he is a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane
05:39 GMT
The Frenchman is not considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, at least not while he is a regular starter under Zinedine Zidane
Photo: Tehran Municipality
05:30 GMT
The 49th edition of the Armenian Olympics was inaugurated in Tehran on Tuesday night.

September 15, 2017

Trevor Noah (L). (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
20:00 GMT
The "Daily Show" host has had his contract renewed by Comedy Central through 2022.
Host Stephen Colbert. (Ovidiu Hrubaru / Shutterstock.com)
19:22 GMT
The Emmys are back! Who's who at this year's big awards?
The parties at the Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan have agreed the boundaries of the final de-escalation zone. (AFP)
18:45 GMT
The parties at the Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan have agreed the boundaries of the final de-escalation zone, Turkish and Russian diplomatic officials said Friday.
Coco plays the guitar. (Walt Disney)
15:49 GMT
Get the details on Pixar's latest movie, "Coco."
It may still be several years away, but the first edition of football's biggest tournament to be held in the Middle East continues to be hotly debated
15:44 GMT
It may still be several years away, but the first edition of football's biggest tournament to be held in the Middle East continues to be hotly debated
Marcelo
15:38 GMT
Happy with the contract extension, the Brazilian left back Marcelo on Thursday said that he was very pleased that his contract with Real Madrid has been extended to 2022.
The Dutch manager secured World Cup qualification for the Asian side but will not be seeing the team through to Russia
15:30 GMT
The Dutch manager secured World Cup qualification for the Asian side but will not be seeing the team through to Russia
The head of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates (AFP)
08:00 GMT
The head of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and to attack Saudi tankers in the Red Sea.
Syrian Children Stockpile Bread During the Siege of Aleppo (AFP)
08:00 GMT
Efforts to meet the educational needs of Syrian child refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey are being strained, with millions of dollars in schooling-related aid unaccounted for, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
President Beji Caid Essebsi called for the government to scrap the ban dating back to 1973. (AFP)
08:00 GMT
Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims, the presidency has announced.

UNICEF said on Thursday that about 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since Aug. 25 (AFP)
08:00 GMT
A trade delegation from the European Parliament decided on Thursday to postpone a planned visit to Myanmar due to the recent violent crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Beitar Jerusalem football club is the only team in the Israeli league that has never had an Arab-Muslim player (Creative Commons)
08:00 GMT
The professional adviser to a notorious right-wing Israeli football club in Jerusalem resigned on Thursday after saying he would never sign a Muslim player.

September 14, 2017

Photo: connectgujarat.com
22:07 GMT
Muslim women in Vadodara have come up with a special type of yoga by incorporating Quranic verses into it to counter the Islamic critics of the ancient practice.
After rumors it could be played in the Middle East, the south-east Asian nation has been announced as host for the first leg of the AFC playoff
22:00 GMT
After rumors it could be played in the Middle East, the south-east Asian nation has been announced as host for the first leg of the AFC playoff
Annual event bringing footballing brains together scheduled to be held on December 27-28
21:15 GMT
Annual event bringing footballing brains together scheduled to be held on December 27-28
Egypt national football team
19:32 GMT
Egypt have dropped to 30th place in the FIFA global football rankings which were published on Thursday, down five places on last month.
Jennifer Lawrence. (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
17:30 GMT
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence needed the Kardashians—Kourtney through Khloe—to maintain her sanity during the making of "Mother!"
Princess Jasmine. (Mariam Al-Qersh)
15:30 GMT
Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, and Aurora: some of the iconic names Disney made into princesses. Now Egyptian artist Mariam al-Qersh
Tunisian activists fear that the country’s revolution could be in jeopardy (مانيش مسامح Manich Msamah)
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Tunisian activists fear that the country’s revolution could be in jeopardy after the country’s controversial Reconciliation Law was given the green light on Wednesday.
“Our five chihuahuas are not just our pets, they are also our babies,” Demakina adds. /Shutterstock
14:58 GMT
Does your pet wake up in a customised bed encrusted with real diamonds? Or does she have a choice between wearing Swarovski or ruby chokers for a stroll around Dubai Marina?
Marilyn. (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)
14:55 GMT
Justin Bieber once told Marilyn Manson that he made him "relevant" again by selling his repurposed shirts.
Apple confirmed that Apple Pay is scheduled to roll out in the UAE before the end of the year. (AFP)
14:49 GMT
Apple confirmed that Apple Pay is scheduled to roll out in the UAE before the end of the year.
The triplex penthouse apartment spreads across 29,800 sq ft and features several living areas, five en-suite bathrooms, and almost 11,500 sq ft of exterior space. (Courtesy of Omniyat)
14:36 GMT
A massive penthouse apartment at the One Palm project has sold for Dh102 million ($27.7 million).
A new study has identified four actions that can help UAE residents better prepare for the future. (File photo)
14:25 GMT
HSBC has identified four actions that can help people in the UAE better prepare for the future.
An extra skill won't hurt, especially if it's free. (Pixabay)
14:09 GMT
Regardless of your age, employment situation or finances, there are five skills you can learn to boost your career.
Selena Gomez and Francia Raisa. (Instagram / selenagomez)
13:56 GMT
Francia Raisa is the name of the day because she saved former Disney starlet Selena Gomez's life.
Lebanon is working with Cyprus to increase its internet speeds by drastically improving the cabling running from France to Lebanon via Cyprus. (File photo)
13:30 GMT
Lebanon and Cyprus will work together to increase internet speeds across Lebanon.
Carly Rae Jepsen. (lev radin / Shutterstock.com)
13:07 GMT
Carly Rae Jepsen wants you to call her maybe—call her a real terror, that is! Dubai's in for a treat.
Saudi Arabia in June led a coalition of Middle East countries in severing ties with Qatar. Pictured here: Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. (AFP)
11:41 GMT
The ongoing row between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors, many of which are OPEC members, is credit negative, Moody's said.
Audio, video calls will be available in Saudi Arabia starting next Wednesday. (File photo)
11:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday the lifting of a ban on all voice and video call applications.
The first Husker Du album. (Reflex)
11:19 GMT
Hüsker Dü drummer's Grant Hart has passed away. We take a quick look at a memorable life.
Sheikh Tamim will hold talks on "bilateral ties and regional issues as well as international developments", Turkey's presidential office said in a statement. (AFP)
11:06 GMT
Sheikh Tamim will hold talks on "bilateral ties and regional issues as well as international developments", Turkey's presidential office said in a statement.
Internet voice and video calling applications, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber will be available in Saudi Arabia as the ban will be officially lifted. (File photo)
10:50 GMT
Internet voice and video calling applications, including WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber will be available in Saudi Arabia as the ban will be officially lifted.
Souad Massi performing. (Schorle / Wikimedia Commons)
10:23 GMT
Algerian folk singer Souad Massi enchanted Beirut's MusicHall Waterfront Tuesday evening, giving a "laid-back and intimate" performance.
"Ladies." (Team Coco / Warner Bros.)
09:57 GMT
Bill Skarsgård, who plays Pennywise the Dancing Clown on "It," showed how to pull that awful smile.
Farewell, Frank Vincent. (Michael Bush / UPI )
09:15 GMT
Frank Vincent, who appeared in films by Martin Scorsese and HBO's "The Sopranos," has died.
This comes after online petitions signed by 10,000 Canadians, collected in just five days, urged Trudeau to act and to revoke Suu Kyi’s honorary Canadian citizenship. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT
This comes after online petitions signed by 10,000 Canadians, collected in just five days, urged Trudeau to act and to revoke Suu Kyi’s honorary Canadian citizenship.
Khalifa International Stadium
07:45 GMT
China's star defender Zhang Linpeng believes the innovative stadium cooling technology developed by Qatar could be a game-changer for Asian football.
IOC President Thomas Bach described the decision as a "win-win-win" for all three parties involved.
07:35 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday officially awarded the honor of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games to Paris.
In the UAE, only around half protect their devices with a password. (Pixabay)
06:00 GMT
A research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed a contradiction in the way people treat their data in the UAE.

September 13, 2017

Argentinean manager Hector Cuper
20:55 GMT
The Egyptian national football team's goalkeeper coach Ahmed Nagi is defending Argentinean manager Hector Cuper amid demands for Cuper's resignation following concerns over Egypt's qualification to the 2018 World Cup.
Al Jazira unveiled Diarra, Rashidov, Khalil, Brazilian Romarinho and defender Ali Ayed unveiled Diarra, Uzbek winger Rashidov, UAE’s mercurial forward Khalil, Brazilian striker Romarinho and defender Ali Ayed (Photo: Organizer)
18:18 GMT
Al Jazira unveiled Diarra, Uzbek winger Rashidov, UAE’s mercurial forward Khalil, Brazilian striker Romarinho and defender Ali Ayed
Cairo is home to a blossoming start--up  scene. (AFP)
16:50 GMT
When it first emerged that 21 news websites were unavailable to Egyptian internet users last May, state media reported that they had been blocked for “promoting terrorism”.
John Oliver. (HBO)
16:00 GMT
HBO has finally decided what to do with "Last Week Tonight."
A new study has revealed that the most-preferred customer channel for accessing banking services in Saudi Arabia is via a mobile app. (Shutterstock)
15:44 GMT
Customers in Saudi Arabia are increasingly using digital channels to conduct their banking transactions, with mobile leading the way.
Mashrou' Leila. (Facebook / Mashrou' Leila)
15:30 GMT
Insanely popular bands Mashrou' Leil, El Morabba3, and Sharmoofers will be performing in Egypt.
Google Plus: ISIS’ Last Online Bastion?
14:54 GMT
Google Plus: ISIS’ Last Online Bastion?
Haifa Wahbe...or is it? (FashionStock / Shutterstock.com)
14:52 GMT
Haifa Wehbe isn't the only woman out there with a face like Haifa Wehbe's.
Tel Aviv LGBT pride parade 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)
13:50 GMT
“It’s sad that in Israel in 2017 an MK is forced to resign because he participated in the wedding of two people who love each other,” said fellow Member of Israel's Knesset, Yair Lapid.
Mike Tyson. (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
13:38 GMT
Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx is preparing to play Mike Tyson in a biopic of the controversial boxer.
According to a report by the West Asia-North Africa Institute, Jordanians can pay up to JOD 400 [USD563] to be smuggled into Syria. /Shutterstock
13:24 GMT
Jordan is a key western ally in the fight against Islamic State and other extremist groups in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Despite this, since 2011 over 3000 Jordanians have left to fight alongside terrorist groups and the country has the highest per-capita number of fighters in Syria, according to the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism.
The rubble of Aleppo, May 2016 (AFP)
13:18 GMT
Iran has secured multi-million dollar contracts for Iranian power companies in war-torn Aleppo, reaping the rewards of its pivotal backing for Syrian regime President Bashar al-Assad in the country's brutal six-year war.
Human rights campaigners protest against Farnborough International arms fair, London, 11th July, 2016 (Flickr)
13:14 GMT
A new charity campaign is asking Brits to demand their government halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which it claims are being "dropped on children" in Yemen.
Rebel Wilson. (Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com)
11:56 GMT
Rebel Wilson took home four times the amount anyone else has ever taken in a defamation lawsuit. Get the details inside.
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal. (AFP/ File)
11:31 GMT
Completion of the transaction is expected to occur during the second half of 2017.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone X during a media event at Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (Josh Edelson/ AFP)
11:14 GMT
Apple yesterday unveiled not one, but three, iPhones at its annual launch event.
Apple launched three new iPhones on Tuesday. (AFP)
10:57 GMT
Here are the key features of the three iPhones launched by Apple on Tuesday.
Murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni (Twitter)
10:31 GMT
A lawyer involved in the investigation of an Italian student murdered in Egypt has been arrested by Egyptian authorities as he attempted to leave the country, a rights group said on Tuesday.
The ancient city of Palmyra, large parts of which were destroyed by ISIS (Wikimedia Commons)
10:10 GMT
Local officials in Syria’s Idlib province have launched a campaign aimed at retrieving Syrian antiquities smuggled abroad during the country’s six-year-long conflict.
A Yemeni man sits on the rubble as people search for survivors in houses destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on May 1, 2015. (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP)
10:07 GMT
Yemenis with visitor IDs will be eligible for residencies, starting from October 5.
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has said she will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting (Aung Kyaw Htet/AFP)
09:55 GMT
Myanmar’s de facto leader has cancelled plan to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly as her government faces growing international pressure over its crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.
"Flappy Attack Crush." (Belal Shahin)
09:14 GMT
Despite the odds and the lack of electricity, Belal Shahin is a teenager from Gaza making video games. Here's a brief look into the 15 year old's gradual rise.
A protest of Trump's temporary ban on refugees earlier this year (AFP)
09:01 GMT
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump's ban on refugees from entering the U.S. to continue.
Among the those arrested is social media star and successful social entrepreneur Essam al-Zamel (Twitter)
08:49 GMT
Media outlets in Saudi Arabia now completely toe the government line on the Qatar issue and no space is given for dissent or criticism, however soft.
Most important for successful dieters, sustained exercise can help avoid regaining those unwanted pounds after a loss.
08:45 GMT
When you consider that a hot fudge sundae can top 500 calories, 30 minutes of walking at a slow pace will barely make a dent in undoing the damage.
Palestine Alternative Music Festival. (BUZZ)
08:40 GMT
According to its organisers, the Palestine Alternative Music Festival (PAM Fest) is will be the first of its kind alternative Arab music festival in Amman.
Mutaz Essa Barshim and his coach Stanislaw Szczyrba (Photo: Qatar Tribune)
08:11 GMT
Only a few people, besides members of his family and probably close friends, can boast of knowing Mutaz Essa Barshim more than....
Iron Zayn and Gigi Hadid. (Get it?) (Sky Cinema / Shutterstock.com)
08:02 GMT
Zayn Malik always to do the right thing for his girlfriend Gigi Hadid, and doesn't think too much about the pressures of dating in the spotlight.
Paul Gascoigne
07:50 GMT
Former England ace Paul Gascoigne will visit Bahrain next month.
HRH Prince Ali poses for a group photo during the opening of a new artificial football pitch in the Zaatari Refugee Camp on Tuesday (Photo: PepsiCo)
07:34 GMT
HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein on Tuesday opened a new artificial football pitch in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, some 80km northeast of Amman, according to a PepsiCo statement.
Model Marisa Papen posed naked at various monuments across Egypt (Copyright: Marisa Papen)
07:30 GMT
The case of a Belgian model arrested after posing naked at some of the country’s most iconic landmarks has raised questions about the state’s treatment of Egyptians in comparison to wealthy foreign visitors.
Good news: You get a raise next year. Bad news: It's not much. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
Good news: You get a raise next year. Bad news: It's not much.
The exhibition, which will be held in Riyadh from 28-30 January 2018, is a key event for the future of the Internet of Things in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia is set to host the first-ever International Exhibition for Internet of Things (IoT).

September 12, 2017

Mo Farah
20:13 GMT
World and Olympic champion Mo Farah will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, in 2018.
JJ Abrams and Keri Russell. (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)
19:56 GMT
After the departure of "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow, Disney has announced the new director for "Star Wars IX."
The 2018 Winter Olympics logo
19:54 GMT
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach downplayed security fears surrounding the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday following the recent...
Photo: The AFC
19:23 GMT
Goals from Anas Bouta and Hadi Al Masri saw Syrian side Al Wahda take the early advantage in the AFC Cup Zonal Final after a 2-1 first leg win over Iraq’s Air Force Club at Saida International Stadium in Lebanon on Tuesday.
Photo: The AFC
19:14 GMT
Islamic Republic of Iran’s Persepolis will face Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in the 2017 AFC Champions League semi-finals after beating Al Ahli 3-1 (5-3 on aggregate) at Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium in the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohammed has launched a new government centre staffed entirely by smart robots. (WAM)
18:00 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed has launched a new government centre staffed entirely by smart robots.
Mahmoud El-Khatib (Photo: media-arabia.com)
17:43 GMT
Egyptian football icon Mahmoud "Bebo" El-Khatib has revealed his intention to run for the presidency of Ahly club in elections due to take place before 30 November.
A woman walks on a street in Marigot, on September 11, 2017 on the French Caribbean island of Saint-Martin after it was hit by Hurricane Irma. (Martin Bureau/AFP)
14:53 GMT
An Egyptian journalist, Ahmed Mansour has come under fire for his comments suggesting the devastating storm was some form of divine justice.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara has paid a deposit on an arms deal with Moscow, estimated to be worth $2.5bn (AFP)
14:21 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara has paid a deposit on an arms deal with Moscow, estimated to be worth $2.5bn.
And there will be dragons! And boats! It'll be the best station ever! (HBO)
14:10 GMT
The Victorian state government revealed that the stations will be named through a public vote.
George Clooney couldn't stop being handsome if he tried. (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)
13:51 GMT
George Clooney and Angelina Jolie were forced to try and protect their movies at TIFF.
Survivors of genocide in Bosnia say catastrophic situation in Myanmar revives memories of 1995 killings. (AFP/File)
13:10 GMT
Survivors of genocide in Bosnia say catastrophic situation in Myanmar revives memories of 1995 killings.
Oman has seen trade with Qatar skyrocket by almost 2,000 percent in the past few months. (AFP)
12:47 GMT
Oman appears to have benefited from the Gulf political crisis by staying neutral in the fracas.
Several 'vegan' foodstuffs, including hummus, have been been at the heart of controversies over 'cultural appropriation' by Israelis (Wikimedia Commons)
12:16 GMT
Some might more cynical about Israel's appropriation - or "theft" - of Arab "vegan" cuisine.