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Drones are on sale for Christmas in the US this year, and they're flying off the shelves! (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT
US stores are selling drones as Christmas gifts this year.
The forty coldest days of winter start Monday (Image: Shutterstock)
11:29 GMT
Monday marks the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the start of marbaniyeh in Jordan — the 40 coldest days of winter, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said on Saturday.
Settler attacks against Palestinians are common in the West Bank (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Palestinian man from the northern West Bank has said that a group of Jewish settlers attempted to kidnap his four-year-old son from a parked car on Friday evening.
There's a reason wild animals can't be kept as pets in Kuwait. This domesticated king-of-the-jungle made that reason pretty clear when he killed his owner's housemaid. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Filipino maid working in Kuwait was killed by her employer's pet lion as she hung the laundry to dry. The Philippines government is now taking legal action.

December 20, 2014

A marketing company has sparked uproar in Saudi Arabia over the use of the Prophets name on date labels. (Shutterstock)
12:39 GMT
Much of the Saudi public is infuriated over the misuse of the Prophet's name to market date products.
Ajnad Misr is a splinter group of Ansar Bayt al Maqdis. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Ajnad Misr, a Salafist militant group in Egypt, was designated a "global terrorist" by the U.S. Department of State Thursday, eliciting an unexpected expression of gratitude from the extremist group.

December 19, 2014

Thousands will be visiting Dubai for the festive period this year. (Shutterstock)
12:58 GMT
There's nothing worse than being an expat who is unable to go home for Christmas. If you don't get holidays however, there will still be plenty to do in Dubai!
Sophocles’ 2,500-year-old play was produced by Aperta Productions, a charity that aims to give refugees a safe place to express their trauma and try to feel mentally and physically stronger. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Syrian refugee women performed the Greek tragedy “Antigone” in the Lebanese capital of Beirut this week, weaving their own stories of loss and defiance into the ancient tale of a rebel woman.

December 18, 2014

Queen Rania wrote the opinion piece for The Huffington Post Wednesday. (Image: Facebook)
11:46 GMT
While all of Pakistan mourns the killing of 132 children in the Peshawar school siege, Jordan's Queen Rania has a message for Taliban terrorists: Islam condemns killing innocents.
The new Israeli branch was opened by a veteran NYPD officer in Kfar Saba. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
It doesn't get more random than this. American police officers may not be so popular amid the Ferguson incident, but they're loved in Israel. The New York Police Department has now opened a branch in Kfar Saba.
Time to celebrate Christmas Lebanese style! (Shutterstock)
09:16 GMT
The countdown to Christmas has begun in Lebanon. Despite a tough year and ongoing conflict, there's no ba humbug among the Lebanese as the lights go up for the festive time.
The Sheikh recently appeared on television with his wife who had her face uncovered. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Sheikh Ahmed bin Qassim al-Ghamdi believes gender segregation is unnecessary.

December 17, 2014

Mohamed and Jennifer have been together for four years.
14:52 GMT
Mohamed and Jennifer are the first gay couple to be interviewed on Lebanese television.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant made headlines a lot in 2014. (Image: Twitter)
11:38 GMT
The Middle East has been in news headlines a lot this year. With the escalation of fighting in Iraq and Syria, of course ISIL made Google's most searched list for 2014.
While the veil debate in Saudi rages on, a Muslim scholar appeared on TV with his wife baring her face. (Shutterstock)
08:25 GMT
Is it a case of now you see her, now you don't? Things are stirring up in Saudi Arabia after a Muslim scholar appeared on TV with his wife not wearing a veil. Oh the controversy!