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April 23, 2014

Saudi Arabia reports that 81 people have died from MERS. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
17 new MERS cases have been reported in Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number of Saudi infections up to 261.
Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal has donated approximately $2.4 million to UN agencies to address the Syrian refugee crisis (File Archive)
11:00 GMT
Saudi billionaire Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal visited Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan this week.
Saudi's religious authority removed the three involved officers from their posts in Mecca and merely relocated them to other branches following the beating of the woman in the park (Courtesy of the Government of Saudi Arabia)
08:28 GMT
Three members of KSA's Committee for the Promotion of Virture and the Prevention of Vice were dismissed from their posts after reports came out last week that the three were involved in beating an Aghan woman in a park in Mecca.
A fruit and vegetable vendor throws his crate in the coastal city of Sidon (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Frustrated vegetable sellers cut themselves with knives in protest to the Sidon Municipality moving their stalls to another area.

April 22, 2014

The Houbara Bustard is classified as a vulnerable species because of hunting and habitat degradation. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT
Prince Fahad Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud reportedly hunted close to 2,000 birds in Pakistan.
There are nearly one million Syrian refugees in Turkey. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have escaped the ongoing violence in their homeland has reached "almost one million.”
Xaniar Khosravi is one of Iran's most popular singers. (Photo courtesy of Xaniar.com)
09:30 GMT
Iranian Pop signer Xaniar Khosravi will hold a concert in Tehan on April 24.
More than 7,000 patients in Saudi Arabia need kidney transplants.
06:48 GMT
Many Saudis are turning to the illegal black market for organ transplants.

April 21, 2014

President Bouteflika was recently re-elected at age 77. (AFP/File)
17:31 GMT
Oman News Agency was hacked Sunday. Hackers mocked Algerian President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika in a fake article calling him a "handicapped dictator."
The naked woman walked around Karaj in nothing but red underwear for three hours before religious police arrested her (File Archive)
13:05 GMT
Seeing some skin in Iran's streets may be a rarity, but an entire woman naked strutting up and down the avenues of the metropolis?
The winner will take a seat onboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, once it begins running commercial space trips. (Shutterstock)
11:56 GMT
One lucky Emirati will be given the chance to fly into space, thanks to a competition launched by Aabar Investments and Virgin Galactic.
Hanadi Al-Hindi is flying high! (Image courtesy of Saudi Gazette)
07:48 GMT
A Saudi woman has become the first licensed female pilot in the Kingdom.

April 20, 2014

Turkey exported nearly 6,800 tons of pistachios last year alone (Shutterstock)
13:44 GMT
Turkey is now in the process of figuring out a new way to use pistachios in its new eco-city project in the Gaziantep province...and it is not for the latest rendition of baklava.
23-year-old Isra Al Modallal is the "new face of the Hamas government" (Courtesy of The Week UK)
11:09 GMT
Hamas is reforming their image and their first
Bassem Youssef is one of Egypt's most popular satirists. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
Bassem Youssef's show is on hold until the end of Egyptian presidential elections.