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The domestic helper, a 32-year-old Indonesian, reportedly shared a room with the boy as the family did not have a private space for her. [Shutter Stock]
08:24 GMT
Indonesian domestic helper shared a room with the boy in Bahrain
Lana Slezic says Britain First and Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie, who shared the picture, have desecrated the memory of Malalai Kakar. [the Independent]
08:14 GMT
A photographer has described her horror after being alerted to a picture she said she took of Afghanistan’s first female police officer being used to promote banning the burka by Britain First.
Would-be groom asked to offer iPhone 6 as dowry.
07:58 GMT
A Saudi man has asked a man who proposed to his sister to offer her an iPhone 6 as a dowry.
Iranian dancers sentenced to prison time and 91 lashes, suspended... for now, (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Seven Iranians behind the creation of a video version of Pharell Williams; 'Happy' face 91 lashes and jail time.

September 20, 2014

Twenty-two years after disappearing in Pakistan, turns out Saudi national Abdullah Al-Tuwaijri was hanging out in a home for senior citizens most of the time. (Image: Arab news)
10:41 GMT
After disappearing 22 years ago in Pakistan, Abdullah al-Tuwaijri was found by Saudi officials in Pakistan's Sindh province. Doing what? Turns out, mostly just being retired.
Lights, camera, action for Saudis?
05:00 GMT
Long regarded as taboo in the deeply conservative Kingdom, the cinema industry in Saudi Arabia is looking to recruit personal and ramp up film production after getting the green light from the Labor Ministry.

September 19, 2014

No love for lipstick in the Saudi Shoura Council (Shuttershock)
11:28 GMT
After getting slammed by a Shoura Council member for their make-up, Saudi TV anchors condemn the criticism as unacceptable and degrading.
The comic tackles tough topics like sexism and women's roles in Jordanian society. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The comic strip "Majida's Diaries" features a young, female protagonist.

September 18, 2014

Rabie Shehada, also known as “the Palestinian slayer,” claimed the organization is filled with vampires. [Youtube]
08:51 GMT
A shocking new video of an Islamic State terrorist claiming his group loves to drink blood — vampire style — is making the rounds on YouTube.
More than 600,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia so far (File/AFP)
08:39 GMT
It's looking like Hajj pilgrims will be free from disease or quarantine this year, according to Saudi Arabia's health minister.
Aid worker Alan Henning was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in December 2013 (File/AFP)
08:04 GMT
British Muslim leaders united on Thursday and made a joint statement and appeal for the release of kidnapped aid worker, Alan Henning.
The new mosque will also allow women to enter through the same door as men. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A gay-friendly mosque will open in Cape Town, South Africa later this week.

September 17, 2014

Saudi businesswoman and member of a human rights group fined for driving herself to hospital. [Reuters]
10:49 GMT
In Saudi Arabia, it is not illegal for women to drive but, rather illegal for them to be granted a driver’s license.
The driver's father was killed after being serially injured in the crash (File/AFP)
10:46 GMT
It's a good idea to get some kip before you drive, which a 20-year-old found out the hard way after he crashed his car due to tiredness, killing his father.
Palestinian bagpipers back the big vote for Scottish independence (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT
While the Scottish independence debate continues, Palestinian bagpipers have put their musical instruments and their support behind the big Yes vote.