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April 21, 2014

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.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled across the border to Jordan due to the Syrian conflict. (photo courtesy: unicef.ca)
04:00 GMT
Bloom serves as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has advocated for children's rights in other countries in the past.

April 19, 2014

Mr Cameron was vacationing with his family when he was stung in the water (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
David Cameron was reportedly seen running out of the water and shouting "Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!"

April 18, 2014

British Muslims dance to Pharrell Williams' hit single "Happy" (Photo: Honesty Policy Facebook page)
13:06 GMT
A video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell's song has went viral, but not all Muslims are happy about it.
The film represents the "danger to the ethics of young children," according to the National Council for Children and Mothers (Image: Courtesy of Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Haifa Wehbi's latest film Halawet Ruh has caused somewhat of an uproar in Egypt. Politicians and talk show hosts have criticized the sexually explicit content

April 17, 2014

Victim's families are allowed to take part in the execution ceremony in Iran. (Photo courtesy of Arash Khamooshi/Isna)
12:22 GMT
A man who was about to be executed got the surprise of his life when the mother of the man he killed decided to pardon him last minute.
Paying their respects: Christian worshippers carry a large wooden cross in the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT
Hundreds of Christians in the Gaza Strip left the coastal territory on Thursday to celebrate Easter in the occupied West Bank and Israel.
This is a part of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's push towards a stricter interpretation of Shariah law. (AFP/File)
06:49 GMT
Brunei is about to pass a penal code that would allow people to be stoned to death for having gay sex.
Owners of the shelter have been accused of killing cats and dogs unlawfully (File/AFP
05:00 GMT
An animal shelter has been accused of letting cats and dogs starve and freeze to death while the owners scam people for donations.

April 16, 2014

"Miles of Smiles" is headed to the Gaza Strip in an effort to make Palestinians smile. (AFP/File)
15:15 GMT
An international humanitarian organization is heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver aid to Palestinians in need.
Tony has got himself into hot water over his charity's links to the Ikhwan...(AFP)
09:00 GMT
Tony Blair has been accused of an embarrassing hypocrisy after reports emerged that his high-profile multi-faith charity has links to an international Islamist group which he himself dismissed earlier this year.