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Breast cancer is detected late in 50-70 percent of cases in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
June 27, 2016 - 16:51 GMT
Two Saudi malls are hosting innovative breast cancer screening clinics during Ramadan.
Saudis examine water samples from the Zamzam Well to check for contamination. (AFP/File)
June 27, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Illegal vendors selling questionably-sourced Zamzam water have been arrested and their stockpiles of illegally obtain holy water have been confiscated.
In Pakistan, over 50 clerics have issued religious decrees allowing transgender marriage, so long as the person does not have 'visible signs of both genders.' (Shutterstock)
June 27, 2016 - 10:59 GMT
A transgender person bearing 'signs of both genders' still may not marry anyone.
There are many health benefits to the consumption of dates. However, dates apparently are ineffective when attempting to conceal and smuggle weapons. (Courtesy photo)
June 27, 2016 - 08:37 GMT
The woman was travelling on a Jordanian passport and with a gun hidden in a bag of dates.
 Saudi police in Nasif district, north of Riyadh. (AFP/file)
June 26, 2016 - 17:12 GMT
The arresting officers noticed a number of offences like strange haircuts, chains that are hung upon the chest or arms, head wraps and short clothes and immodest ones.
Most spiteful wedding ceremony ever, or social media prank? (Facebook)
June 26, 2016 - 13:19 GMT
Photos showing a Kuwaiti man marrying four women at the same time went viral online.
Despite media stories of Omar Mateen frequenting gay nightclubs and using gay dating apps, the FBI have found no evidence of gay lovers. (File photo)
June 26, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
The FBI has begun an investigation into Mateen's alleged subscription to and use of popular gay-dating apps like the one he used to meet Miguel, Grindr, and others such as Adam4Adam and Jack'd, which may confirm the speculation over the gunman's sexuality.
The official urged people who go into the desert to carry enough food and water. (Creative commons)
June 25, 2016 - 21:44 GMT
Police called on people to take advantage of the "SOS" service from Dubai Police.
A monastery carved into the stone at Petra. (Albawaba)
June 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Jordanian National Orchestra, in collaboration with an Italian trumpeter and composer, is producing a concert in Petra.
Bottles of olive oil cause trouble at the Dubai Airport. (Shutterstock)
June 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A passenger trying to fly out of Dubai Airport with bottles of olive oil got pulled for extra security - and missed his flight!
No husband, no problem: Saudi women can now travel as a legal guardian for their children without their husbands. (Shutterstock)
June 23, 2016 - 14:23 GMT
If a husband denies his wife the ability to act as legal guardian for their children, she can sue him for the right to travel with her kids.
Most of Dubai's new construction meets the high standards to qualify as
June 23, 2016 - 14:08 GMT
Dubai ranks eighth in the world and top in the Middle East for green building and construction.
Mandi, a traditional rice dish popular in the Gulf, is served with chicken or lamb and topped with cashews and dried fruit. (Shutterstock)
June 23, 2016 - 08:28 GMT
The rice dish was auctioned off to raise money for charity during Ramadan.
Education and entertainment is only a touch away for childhood cancer patients in treatment in Oman. (Shutterstock)
June 23, 2016 - 05:31 GMT
Thirty children undergoing chemotherapy and cancer treatment received tablets with educational and health apps for entertainment.
Pilgrims on Hajj. (AFP/File)
June 22, 2016 - 15:43 GMT
There are millions of Indonesians waiting to go on Hajj - and the wait list is now almost four decades long!
You can never know what lies beneath. (File photo)
June 22, 2016 - 12:15 GMT
Al Bahsani maintains that some of the hiding militants have resorted to covering their bodies from head to toe with a black abaya so as to slip under government forces' radar.