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Government officials say the excavations were top secret military operations. (AFP/File)
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Rumors of gold in Jordan surfaced when excavations began in Ajloun. However, the Jordanian government insists the excavations were a military operation.
Abdullah adopted a prayer-like position after his touchdown against the New England Patriots. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT
Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs was penalized for praying after a touchdown during a game Monday night.
A Syrian girl pets her cat in the previously rebel-held city of Homs (File/AFP)
08:44 GMT
As the war ravages on in Syria, a very kind Syrian ambulance driver spends around $4 every day to feed abandoned cats in the besieged city of Aleppo.
The goal of the show is to make Iraqis less fearful of Islamic State militants. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A new quirky Iraqi comedy series aims to make Iraqis laugh about the Islamic State.

September 29, 2014

Dorothy Sims, 70, met and married the young waiter while on holiday in Tunisia (Image: ITV)
11:51 GMT
When a British grandma married a 21-year-old Tunisian waiter, the oldie had "no regrets" after she was dumped when her hubby didn't get UK passport. Love hurts.
Harvey Weinstein visited Zaatari refugee camp during the summer (File/AFP)
10:43 GMT
Top Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein visited the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Here's what he thought of it.
Video of a Saudi father burning his son with a hot iron bar triggered a wave of condemnation (Image: Shutterstock).
10:24 GMT
A video clip of a Saudi father burning his son's foot with a hot iron bar despite his screams and pleas has triggered a wave of condemnation and calls for action.
The girl was criticized for wearing red lipstick. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
An 11-year-old Saudi girl caused a Twitter frenzy when she appeared onstage without a hijab.

September 28, 2014

Who knows, this kid might have a career ahead as an escape artist … (Image: Ma'an)
11:10 GMT
The wife of a Palestinian prisoner held in Israel gave birth to twins from her husband's smuggled sperm.
Harassment, chaos, pollution … nothing like a nice jog through Cairo. (Image: Cairo Runners Facebook page).
07:00 GMT
Sexual harassment, pollution and some of the world's worst traffic. Yep, that's running in Cairo.

September 27, 2014

No, really, it's not sinking … (Image: Shutterstock).
07:24 GMT
Police spoke out in response to unfounded claims circulating through social media that a portion of the iconic palm-shaped land reclamation project was submerged in seawater.
The group of ultra-orthodox men refused to sit next to women on the plane, believing they should be segregated (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
In what should have been a peaceful flight to Israel, some orthodox Jewish passengers turned a journey from New York to Tel Aviv into an "11-hour long nightmare" after refusing to sit next to women.

September 26, 2014

How can you have any A-levels if you don't take off your veil !?!? asks a UK school for girls … (our apologies to Pink Floyd). (Image: Shutterstock.)
10:00 GMT
How can you take your A-levels if you don't take off your veil !?!?

September 25, 2014

Major Mariam Al Mansouri could probably lay a serious beating on most TV hosts … just saying …  (AFP Photo/WAM).
15:52 GMT
Host Eric Bolling on Fox News' "The Five" deemed the UAE's first female fighter pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri "boobs on the ground" in a tone-deaf joke.
The Qatari women's team sits on a bench during the Arab Games, December 19, 2011 (File/AFP)
12:51 GMT
Qatar's female basketball team forfeited the Asian Games after refusing to remove their hijabs while playing the sport.