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One restaurant owner said he felt the need to ban women from the premises as a strict policy in order to avoid possible problems following a series of harassment cases. (Twitter image)
10:59 GMT
A move by some restaurants in Saudi Arabia to ban women from their premises has drawn praise and criticism on social networks.
10:54 GMT
Police arrived on scene and found the charred body of an unidentified man near the blast site. According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, inspecting officers concluded he had killed himself in error while laying the explosive. Efforts to identify the body are underway.
Up to eight ISIL militants are killed each day in quad-bike ambushes, according to British defence sources. (Image: MoD)
09:37 GMT
British special forces have found an alternative way to kill ISIL militants in Iraq. By using quad bikes, these badass troops have managed to kill at least eight jihadists a day.
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavemi was jailed for watching a volleyball match. (Image: Free Ghoncheh campaign)
07:52 GMT
A British-Iranian woman who was jailed while trying to watch a volleyball match in Tehran has been released from prison, her family said.

November 23, 2014

The fairground attracted thousands of visitors since opening in October. (Shutterstock)
10:14 GMT
Afghanistan has opened its first amusement park in Kabul, bringing a tiny bit of happiness to the war-torn country.
Mohammad Malek is on a mission for peace. (Image courtesy Gulf News)
09:38 GMT
Malek said he had got blisters on his feet last time and had to get new shoes to finish the journey. He also had to dump a 10kg bag of supplies he was carrying in the previous attempt.
Israeli forces reportedly raided the family home of a man they planned to bring in for questioning only to find he was actually already in custody. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT
Israeli forces raided a home in the town of Yatta, just south of Hebron, Friday looking for a man who turned out to already be in Israeli custody, where he's been for the last three years.
A Yemeni father tossed two grenades at his disobedient sons.
05:00 GMT
A Yemeni father tossed two grenades at his sons after running out of patience for his sons' disobedience.

November 22, 2014

A growing number of European teen girls have traveled to Syria and Iraq recently in hopes of marrying or joining the fighting. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A Dutch teenager who traveled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter is being tried for joining a terrorist organization.
Dr. Mads Gilbert said he wanted to help people at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza. (Getty file photo)
05:00 GMT
Mads Gilbert said he was permanently banned from the occupied territory last month. Gilbert said that, although he had all the documents required, Israeli police did not allow him to cross into Gaza.

November 21, 2014

The text, in Coptic, contains a variety of ritual instructions. (Image courtesy Macquarie University)
09:37 GMT
Researchers in Australia have successfully translated a 1,300 year old Egyptian text, revealing it to be an ancient codex of spells and invocations.
Disney denied a statement by Egypt’s Investment Minister that the company is considering building its famous amusement park in Egypt. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A Disney spokesperson denies any plans to build an amusement park in Egypt amid rumors that Disney was considering an amusement park in Egypt.

November 20, 2014

Tourism dropped in Egypt due to unrest but Disney World could be what the country needs to boost numbers. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT
Disney is pondering whether or not to build a Middle East branch of its famous amusement park in Egypt. Mickey Mouse could have a good view of the pyramids.
Faces of missing children will now be printed out on grocery shopping bags. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
A Turkish supermarket chain started printing images of missing children on millions of plastic grocery bags to help find the kids.
Tripoli's port was covered in red juice after the crash. (Shutterstock)
06:08 GMT
It's not something you'd see everyday, but when a truck full of juice in Lebanon's Tripoli port crashed, it left a sweet taste across the streets.