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July 18, 2014

Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia (AFP)
08:40 GMT
The salaries of expatriates in the private sector rose by 25 percent while those of Saudis declined by 1 percent during 2013
At least 888,978 Egyptians have visited Mecca this year thus far (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Egyptians make up the largest group of religious pilgrims that have visited Mecca so far in 2014.

July 17, 2014

The probe is expected to reach Mars by 2021 (File Archive)
18:05 GMT
The UAE is planning to send a probe to Mars by 2021 in the country's latest out-of-this-world feat attempt.
Detainees in Guantanamo Bay have been on hunger strike to protest over conditions in the prison (File/AFP)
13:51 GMT
A U.S. nurse has bravely refused to force-feed Guantanamo Bay detainees on hunger strike in protest to the barbaric methods used by medical teams at the prison.
A new report shows that 48 percent of Syrian refugee girls were forced to marry men at least 10 years their senior. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Child marriages among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan has doubled since the onset of the war.

July 16, 2014

The practice has been condemned by Amnesty International. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
14:07 GMT
Israel's practice of "roof knocking" was caught on camera for the first time.
Ayelet Shaked called for the genocide of all Palestinians (Image: Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A right-wing Israeli parliament member said "mothers of all Palestinians should be killed" on her Facebook page. It's not the first time she's been caught in the act with bigoted comments!
Homosexuality is a criminal offense in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
An invasive anal homosexuality test that was deemed to constitute torture is still being used by Lebanese doctors despite a ban.
Get free wifi and support an Iftar charity drive? Yes please! (Shutterstock)
08:38 GMT
Get free wifi and support an Iftar charity drive? Yes please!
A group of friends snap their #bombshelterselfie (Image: Globalpost.com)
05:00 GMT
If stoned, naked IDF soldiers instagram photos were not enough for you, we now bring you the latest social media trend: bomb shelter selfies.

July 15, 2014

IDF soldier Osher Maman uploaded distasteful images onto Instagram (File/AFP)
10:19 GMT
Controversial photos and postings have emerged from another IDF soldier acting inappropriately on social networking sites, causing further embarrassment to the country's army.
The 25-year-old wants to study for a masters and doctorate despite his injuries (Image: Gulf News)
09:06 GMT
Al Salibi lost his arm during Israel's 2009 attacks in the Gaza Strip and has 30 pieces of aluminium shrapnel in his body. Despite his mental and physical scars, he still thrives to be the best!
The supermoon was recently visible over the UAE. (Photo courtesy of Gulf News)
08:22 GMT
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum recently filmed himself climbing to the top of the Burj Khalifa with the supermoon as his background. The results are stunning!
The footage is disturbing to watch. Thankfully, most comments deplore the woman's actions and describe her as a monster (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
Footage of an Iranian woman in a kindergarten caught abusing children.

July 14, 2014

HIV in Saudi Arabia has increased by 19 percent annually according to the Saudi Charity Association for AIDS Patients (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT
HIV/AIDS cases are on the rise in Saudi Arabia. Like many countries, there is a cultural stigma that surrounds those living with the virus.