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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!
The UAE is concerned about rising divorce rates across the country. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Council of Elders may be set up to offer counselling to families and couples in an effort to recognise, and better manage or reconcile, troublesome differences and repeating patterns of stress on relationships in Emirati society.

December 16, 2014

A hundred years ago troops from both sides laid down their arms in an unofficial Christmas Truce. (Photo: Goals of Peace)
14:49 GMT
A hundred years ago troops from both sides laid down their arms in an unofficial Christmas Truce. Legend grew that the opposing troops played football in no-man's zone.
Pilgrims walk past the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Medina. (File/AFP)
11:46 GMT
At least 6,000 workers are making efforts to expand the Prophet's Mosque in Saudi Arabia. Engineers and construction workers were in a race against time to get the job done.
The 17-year-old Palestinian from Jenin had surgery in Dubai to restore his facial structure. (Image: Gulf News)
08:06 GMT
Mamoon Qabha, 17, didn't have any confidence but after life changing surgery to restore his face, life is definitely looking up!
Saudi Arabia has a very strict policy regarding female attendance at football matches. Permissions are needed to allow foreign women to watch the matches in which their home teams play. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A Saudi woman is being investigated by police after attending a football game.

December 15, 2014

The bride and groom were even given a room outside the prison for their honeymoon. (Shutterstock)
14:52 GMT
A Saudi man was given a luxurious wedding in prison.
Aussies took to Twitter with the hashtag #IllRideWithYou to unite against Islamophobia. (Shutterstock)
10:35 GMT
Hundreds of Aussies took to Twitter with the hashtag #IllRideWithYou, offering help to Muslims concerned over their safety after the Sydney siege.
The 41-year-old Palestinian was jailed for 46 months after distributing gifts to children at the mosque. (Shutterstock)
09:53 GMT
Since when was handing out gifts and sweets to children a crime? For Israeli security forces, a Palestinian man distributing presents for children in Al Aqsa Mosque, it clearly was a threat to national security (sarcasm intended).