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October 7, 2018

Asma al-Assad wearing a scarf. (Twitter)
09:47 GMT
The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has made her first public appearance since beginning treatment for breast cancer two months ago.
The show airs on the BBC in the UK (Source : peakyblindersofficial / Instagram )
09:39 GMT
filming is underway in Manchester on Season 5 of Peaky Blinders, the British gangster drama starring Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson and Sophie Rundle.
Scott Wilson has died aged 76 (Source: Joe Seer / Shutterstock )
09:28 GMT
'The Walking Dead' actor Scott Wilson has died aged 76, after suffering complications from leukaemia.
Service workers now receive small or no tips at all from customers. (Shutterstock)
09:06 GMT
When it comes to giving tips, UAE residents were not misers until a few months back. Several local surveys have revealed that the residents have a culture of handing out a tip to their favourite barber, car washer, delivery boys, and others.
You don't want to miss McGregor and Khabib in Las Vegas. (TechRadar)
08:55 GMT
Fight night is finally HERE! And so is Conor McGregor - back from the UFC wilderness and as ready as he'll ever be to face off against the intimidating Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov.
US First Lady Melania Trump visits the Giza Pyramids on October 6, 2018, during the final stop of her week-long trip through four countries in Africa. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
08:55 GMT
The First Lady began wrapping up her solo tour of Africa in Egypt on Saturday with a trip to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx.
Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (AFP)
08:49 GMT
The U.S. Senate on Saturday by a 50-48 vote confirmed the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second nominee to the nation's highest court.
US media holding a spot for Jamal Khashoggi  (Twitter)
08:43 GMT
U.S. media have come out in support of Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting his country's consulate in Istanbul this week, while other Saudi journalists have mocked the dissident.
Motorists who had tickets issued 81 days ago for overspeeding or vehicle impoundment will be considered eligible for the discount. (Shutterstock)
08:40 GMT
Good news for motorists as Ras Al Khaimah police announced a 30% discount in traffic fines starting from next week.
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08:38 GMT
Various embassies showcased their most famous traditional food and goods their countries are known for and cultural folklore shows at the Annual Diplomatic Bazaar.
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08:36 GMT
The Court of Cassation sentences man to five years in prison after convicting him of attempting to murder two brothers.
Prince Mohammed visited Washington in March where the president hailed the links between the two allies. (AFP)
08:34 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said relations with the US are still strong despite comments by Donald Trump that the Kingdom must pay for American military support.
Hodeidah port (Twitter)
08:31 GMT
The Houthi militia has detained 10 cargo ships and oil tankers in Hodeidah port, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported, citing the Yemeni government.
An effective video cover letter is a great way to stand out from the crowd of other job seekers also applying for the same job as you.  (Shutterstock)
08:29 GMT
Did you know that you can now record a video cover letter instead of typing one out? What a great way to add your personal touch and send a convincing message to your prospect employer.
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08:28 GMT
'Never give up on what you want,' the young sheikha said.
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08:21 GMT
Abu Dhabi Police has released a video of reckless driving that could have hit a school bus under a campaign warning motorists to take extra care around school zones.
Erdogan urged Turks on Tuesday to report stores that had imposed unusual price hikes during the currency crisis, and said authorities would raid those businesses if necessary. (AFP)
08:20 GMT
Turkey will impose fines on “opportunists” who use volatility in the foreign exchange rate to raise prices, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
Idlib Militants  (Twitter)
08:17 GMT
Opposition groups in Syria's northwestern Idlib announced on Saturday that they had begun withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontlines, conforming to the Turkey-Russia deal.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi  (Twitter)
08:13 GMT
An official at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul has dismissed a Reuters report which cited Turkish officials claiming that Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.
Gulf Arab allies will pledge $10 billion in aid to Bahrain and finalise $2.5 billion in assistance for Jordan on Thursday, in an effort to stabilise their fragile finances through years of planned economic reforms. (Shutterstock)
08:12 GMT
Gulf Arab allies will pledge $10 billion in aid to Bahrain and finalise $2.5 billion in assistance for Jordan on Thursday, in an effort to stabilise their fragile finances through years of planned economic reforms.
Jerusalem (Shutterstock)
08:10 GMT
A Saudi cleric with close ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has called on faith leaders to travel to Jerusalem al-Quds in a bid to promote "peace" with Israel.
The Aramco IPO would be a seismic event for financial markets. Prince Mohammed said he hoped to raise a record $100 billion by selling a five per cent stake. (Shutterstock)
08:05 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince insisted the stalled plan to sell shares in oil giant Aramco will go ahead, promising an initial public offering by 2021 and sticking to his ambitious view the state-run company is worth $2 trillion or more.
Experts say the pipeline would allow the kingdom not to be constrained to the Strait of Hormuz or the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, both strategic choke points that affect its current oil shipping routes. (Shutterstock)
07:09 GMT
Yemen’s Oil and Mineral Ministry has denounced the looting of the country’s oil resources by Saudi Arabia, saying the move is a blatant violation of international law.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (AFP/File Photo)
06:37 GMT
Under pressure from the US to lower oil prices, Saudi Arabia says it has already replaced Iranian crude lost to US sanctions.
During the meeting, the two sides conferd on the use of national currencies in bilateral trade, the use of financial messaging systems, the increase of the level of brokerage relationships, and the funding of civil and development projects. (Shutterstock)
06:25 GMT
Heads of Iran and Russia central banks met in Moscow Thursday, and discussed various issues related to banking cooperation, particularity the use of national currencies in trade transactions.
Wind turbines on the hill of the Alborz mountain range of northwestern Iran (Shutterstock)
06:19 GMT
The head of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran – a state-owned entity also known as Satba – announced the Energy Ministry’s readiness for attracting foreign investors in the country’s renewable sector.
When the price of wheat or cooking oil or milk in local markets increases, even by the smallest amount, the impact is catastrophic and immediate. (Shutterstock)
06:10 GMT
The currency crisis in Yemen is driving millions of people to additional step toward famine, said Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.
Some 94 per cent of all the people voted in favour of the idea to either cancel the NOC permanently or at least drop it after an expat completes two years with his/her sponsor. (Shutterstock)
06:01 GMT
Everyone living in Oman can have their say on employment issues, thanks to a Ministry of Manpower online initiative.
According to Dubai FDI Monitor, 56 of total investment went into strategic projects while 43 percent of projects were using high and medium technology. (Shutterstock)
05:52 GMT
Dubai remains magnet for global foreign investors, especially in a new age sectors such as e-commerce, AI, blockchain and fintech as the emirate recorded 26 per cent increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first-half of 2018, reaching Dh17.7 billion.

October 6, 2018

Iran national football team
21:46 GMT
Iran national football team will face Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly match in November, IRNA reported.
Malek Jaziri
21:43 GMT
Tunisian tennis player Malek Jaziri was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the China Beijing (hard-surface tournament...
 A former Reds icon believes a star of the current side will etch his name into Anfield folklore if he can help the club to land major silverware
20:37 GMT
A former Reds icon believes a star of the current side will etch his name into Anfield folklore if he can help the club to land major silverware
Turki Al-Sheikh
20:28 GMT
The winners of an Arab club competition will take home $7.5 million as the head of the Union of Arab Football Associations...
Stephen Spielberg got into the Oxford English Dictionary as "Spielbergian" (AFP File Photo)
20:00 GMT
The Oxford English Dictionary has added more than 1,400 new words to its vocabulary. Dozens of the new words relate to Hollywood filmmakers -- like "Spielbergian" for things related to director Stephen Spielberg, "Bergmanesque" for Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and "Keatonesque" for silent filmmaker Buster Keaton. "Tarantinoesque" was also added for Quentin Tarantino.
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18:00 GMT
He was charged at the court with premeditated murder of his colleague for a small amount.
Deposed former president Mohamed Morsi in court (AFP/File Photo)
15:00 GMT
The Egyptian authorities have recently allowed the family of jailed former president Mohamed Morsi to visit him, a lawyer for the latter said Friday.
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14:00 GMT
A Connecticut man cleaning out his wallet discovered a 4-month-old Powerball ticket that turned out to be a $1 million winner.
Israel has escalated targeting and arresting children in occupied East Jerusalem  [AFP]
13:00 GMT
The Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners' Affairs Committee said that Israel detained 35 Palestinian minors during September and imposed on them fines exceeding $12,600.
The national disaster agency put the official death toll so far at 384. (AFP)
11:00 GMT
The UN on Friday announced a $50 million response plan for disaster relief efforts in Indonesia.
King Abdullah II and Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei attend the annual Flag Parade in the Royal Hashemite Court. (@RHCJO/ Twitter)
10:08 GMT
King Abdullah II and Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei attend the annual Flag Parade.
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09:02 GMT
Drivers in Saudi were greeted with a macabre sight in the middle of a road in Abha area.
Tunisian President and Nidaa Tounes party leader Beji Caid Essebsi. (AFP)
09:00 GMT
President Beji Caid Essebsi on Friday announced the extension of Tunisia’s countrywide state of emergency for another month.
Gisele Bündchen, Tom Brady. (Gisele Bundchen/ Instagram)
09:00 GMT
Gisele Bundchen says she "fell in love" with husband Tom Brady during their first date.
(Kim Kardashian/ Instagram)
08:06 GMT
After posing for selfies in a tiny vintage Chanel bikini, Kim Kardashian was obviously pleased with the results.
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07:53 GMT
But Rowan Atkinson, 63, admitted that he probably wouldn't return to the role of Mr Bean as he feels like he's done all that he can with the character.
(Demi Rose/ Instagram)
07:46 GMT
And Demi Rose continued to display her killer curves on the social media site on Friday as she channeled her inner Catwoman.
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07:31 GMT
Ariana Grande surprised fans by releasing a snippet of a new song on Twitter with the cryptic caption, "tell me how good it feels to be needed."
(Tom Felton/ Instagram)
07:24 GMT
Felton shared a photo with Radcliffe after seeing The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 54 Theatre. He praised his former co-star in the caption.
Zac Brown, wife Shelly Brown. (Twitter)
07:20 GMT
Zac Brown and his wife are calling it quits after 12 years of marriage.

October 5, 2018

The Blaugrana legend urged patience on his progress as a coach following comparisons to Pep Guardiola
22:50 GMT
The Blaugrana legend urged patience on his progress as a coach following comparisons to Pep Guardiola
Special Olympics World Games 2019 logo
22:41 GMT
As Abu Dhabi will welcome more than 7,000 athletes to compete in 24 sports at the Special Olympics World Games 2019, the...
Mohamed Salah has made a slow start to the season, netting only three goals in the first 10 games in all competitions
22:35 GMT
There is no reason to worry about Mohamed Salah's goal-scoring rate, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said, as question marks...
International Olympic Committee logo
22:24 GMT
Boxing risks being thrown out of the Olympics unless the sport's ruling body addresses "grave" concerns regarding its governance...
Malala Yousafzai (Twitter)
20:00 GMT
She holds the honour of being the youngest ever Nobel laureate, but even Malala Yousafzai falls short of being the model student.
Mukwege (L), Murad get Nobel award for fighting against sexual violence
17:56 GMT
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in Oslo early Friday.
French president Emmanuel Macron (AFP)
14:00 GMT
Accusations in France that Iran was behind a foiled bomb plot near Paris on June 30 seem to have put paid to any hopes President Hassan Rouhani had to use Europe to beat crippling U.S. sanctions.
US President Donald Trump (AFP)
14:00 GMT
It happens to the best of us!
Nicole Scherzinger (Twitter)
13:32 GMT
She has one of the best physiques in the business.
Brad Pitt (Twitter)
13:25 GMT
Brad Pitt may have a new lady in his life.
Kylie shared a number of photos in her white robe to her Instagram (Instagram)
13:19 GMT
She's one of the most recognizable faces in the world.
Rita Ora bared all in an eye-popping naked photoshoot for the latest issue of Clash Magazine  (Twitter)
13:13 GMT
She is no stranger to flaunting her sensational figure.
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger (Twitter)
13:01 GMT
Chris Pratt and his new beau Katherine Schwarzenegger are "inseparable".
Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski (Twitter)
12:29 GMT
Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested by police at a demonstration in Washington D.C. on Thursday (04.10.18).
Keira Knightley  (Twitter)
12:13 GMT
Keira Knightley suffered a "mental breakdown" and was diagnosed with PTSD when she was 22.
Simon Cowell (Twitter)
12:07 GMT
Simon Cowell has admitted he was initially unsure about hiring Robbie Williams for 'The X Factor' because he feared he'd get bored quickly.
A woman walks on Red Square in front of the Kremlin in downtown Moscow (AFP)
12:00 GMT
Russia says it has spotted 21 foreign spy jets following close to its borders for surveillance purposes over the past week.
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12:00 GMT
Thousands of women are feared to have been falsely told they are pregnant after taking faulty tests sold on the high street.
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11:00 GMT
Tradition has long held that a bride takes her husband's surname.
A Yemeni child touches an art work at an art exhibition against war by Yemeni painters at the People's Development Foundation in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on October 1, 2018 (AFP)
10:00 GMT
The head of the United Nation’s investigation team on the Yemen war has accused Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of hindering its work on documenting evidence of “possible war crimes” they have committed throughout their military aggression against the impoverished country.
Jaffa Cake (Shutterstock)
08:54 GMT
The humble Jaffa Cake has been given a fruity new makeover - and it's dividing fans of the tea-time favourite.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE said they will help Bahrain via $10 billion aid package. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT
Bahrain is set to receive a $10 billion aid package from its Gulf neighbours to help with the country's finances, according to regional media.
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04:00 GMT
The largest crematorium in Switzerland has started selling precious metal nuggets that have been extracted from cremated bodies.
Ms Stickland revealed how she is bombarded by sexist and creepy messages from men on the employment networking site LinkedIn (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
A sales worker has revealed how she is bombarded by sexist and creepy messages from men on the employment networking site LinkedIn.
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02:00 GMT
The U.K. on Thursday accused Russian military intelligence agency GRU of staging “indiscriminate and reckless” cyberattacks on the Western countries.
Baby Orangutan (Shutterstock)
00:00 GMT
A baby Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) was born in Safari Lagoi Bintan, located in Indonesia’s Riau Islands province.

October 4, 2018

Iraq's powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr addresses the media. (AFP/File)
22:21 GMT
Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Thursday that his Sairoon coalition would refrain from nominating candidates for Iraq’s incoming government.
The mostly Arab Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. (AFP/File)
22:15 GMT
settlers acting under the protection of Israeli police stormed and took over a building owned by the Palestinian family Fatihah.
A Syrian man rides a motorcycle while carrying a gas cylinder as he drives past the Omari mosque in a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa on October 2, 2018. (Mohamad ABAZEED / AFP)
22:08 GMT
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Thursday called for a “balanced political solution” in Syria, saying establishing a constitutional committee is the “last window of opportunity” for peace.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (AFP PHOTO)
22:00 GMT
Turkey and the Netherlands were trying to resolve their diplomatic row that saw Ankara describe Dutch policies as “Nazi remnants.”
Paris, France (Shutterstock)
22:00 GMT
Paris is expanding its car-free zones to include most of the city-centre, in a move to combat air pollution and open up more space to pedestrians.
A Bonhams porter shows the bottle of Macallan Valerio Adamai 1926 whisky to packed auction house in Edinburgh today. The whisky was bottled in 1986 having been stored in a vat for 60 years previously (AFP)
21:42 GMT
The world's most expensive bottle of whisky - described by experts as the 'Holy Grail' - has been sold for nearly £850,000 ($1,103,660) at auction.
Eleanor Wilson (Twitter)
20:00 GMT
A physics teacher who allegedly became pregnant after having sex with a schoolboy on a plane told police it was a lie and compared it to the plot 'of a weird porn film'.
Ali Maaloul
19:12 GMT
Ahly’s Tunisian key left-back player Ali Maaloul will be out of action for two months after sustaining a muscle injury during the 2-0 win over Algerian ES Setif in the CAF Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.
Qatar national football team
18:30 GMT
Qatar will play Iceland and Switzerland in two international friendlies later this year, the Qatar Football Association announced on Wednesday.
Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, as senators prepare to view the results of the FBI's supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh Thursday morning.
Lorraine viewers were left divided on Thursday morning when a segment showed a model with her bare chest out to discuss how to check for breast cancer (dailymail)
18:00 GMT
Lorraine viewers were left divided on Thursday morning when a segment showed a model with her bare chest out to discuss how to check for breast cancer.
Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Irfan holds the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup trophy atop a bus during a parade event in Lahore on October 3, 2018. The 2019 Cricket World Cup is the scheduled to be hosted by England and Wales from May 30th to July 14th of 2019.
ARIF ALI / AFP
17:47 GMT
The 2019 World Cup Trophy arrived in Lahore on Wednesday as part of its world tour.
Losail Circuit
17:11 GMT
Another busy season of popular activities at Losail Circuit Sports Club (LCSC) has just now started. The next few months will see...
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16:10 GMT
A long-awaited law aimed at protecting thousands of young girls working as housemaids in Morocco took effect on Tuesday, the country's first such legislation.
Mercy Brewer (Twitter)
15:58 GMT
A 60-year-old model has starred in a stunning, unretouched lingerie campaign — making it clear that there truly is beauty in aging.
Ronaldo and Mayorga, his accuser of rape, met at Las Vegas' Rain nightclub in 2009. (Socialmedia)
14:51 GMT
Recently, a woman has publicly come forward to accuse Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the biggest soccer stars, of raping her in a Las Vega hotel room in 2009. Some people are wondering why the story is not being well-covered by the media.
Canakkale, Turkey (Shutterstock)
13:32 GMT
Seven social media influencers from seven countries on Wednesday visited Turkey's northwestern Canakkale province to mark the Year of Troy.
Egyptian actor Farouk El-Fishawy, sadly announced his current battle against cancer. Yet, his son steals the headlines. (Source: fishawyofficial - Instagram)
13:24 GMT
Egyptian actor Farouk El-Fishawy, sadly announced his current battle against cancer. Yet, his son steals the headlines after being caught on camera snapping at journalists on the red carpet.
A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard in front of the local government headquarters in the southern city of Basra, in Iraq, on September 18, 2018. (AFP/File Photo)
13:23 GMT
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed accusations by the United States that Iran is to blame for recent violence — including through alleged militant groups — in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where Washington recently closed its consulate.
Tafesh posted a video in which she is wearing a dress that reveals her back (Source: nesreentafesh - Instagram)
13:21 GMT
Algerian Syrian Actress Nesreen Tafesh seems to have let go of all customs and traditions and seems to be showing her body more in video and image posts to her social media accounts for reasons that are still unknown.
Saudi King Salman and Jordan's King Abdullah (r) attend Mecca Summit, June 11, 2018. (AFP/ Photo Yousef Allan)
13:19 GMT
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign in Amman several framework agreements related to the outcomes of the Makkah summit.
US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during a briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on October 3, 2018. (Mandel NGAN / AFP)
13:15 GMT
The United States has pulled out of the “optional protocol” under the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations to keep the Palestinians from suing the US government.
Will is a Father for Three Children (Source: willsmith / Instagram )
13:11 GMT
He's broken he internet this year with a number of death-defying stunts, most recently a plunge into the Grand Canyon with a bungee cord on.Will Smith, appearing at Advertising Week New York on Wednesday, said he goes with intuition over numbers when creating YouTube videos.
An Israeli border guard fires a teargas canister towards Palestinian protesters during clashes near the settlement of Beit El, near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/File)
13:10 GMT
Israeli forces detained at least 14 Palestinians, including a writer, across the occupied West Bank.
Shelton and Stefani confirmed their relationship in November 2015 (Source : gwenstefani / Instagram )
12:53 GMT
Blake Shelton is celebrating girlfriend Gwen Stefani's 49th birthday.The 42-year-old country star marked the occasion Wednesday by dedicating a sweet post to the singer on Instagram.