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September 27, 2014

The group of ultra-orthodox men refused to sit next to women on the plane, believing they should be segregated (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
In what should have been a peaceful flight to Israel, some orthodox Jewish passengers turned a journey from New York to Tel Aviv into an "11-hour long nightmare" after refusing to sit next to women.

September 26, 2014

How can you have any A-levels if you don't take off your veil !?!? asks a UK school for girls … (our apologies to Pink Floyd). (Image: Shutterstock.)
10:00 GMT
How can you take your A-levels if you don't take off your veil !?!?

September 25, 2014

Major Mariam Al Mansouri could probably lay a serious beating on most TV hosts … just saying …  (AFP Photo/WAM).
15:52 GMT
Host Eric Bolling on Fox News' "The Five" deemed the UAE's first female fighter pilot Major Mariam Al Mansouri "boobs on the ground" in a tone-deaf joke.
The Qatari women's team sits on a bench during the Arab Games, December 19, 2011 (File/AFP)
12:51 GMT
Qatar's female basketball team forfeited the Asian Games after refusing to remove their hijabs while playing the sport.
Human rights activist Mikhlif Al-Shammari hasn't been in the good books of Saudi authorities for a long time (File/Shutterstock)
12:32 GMT
Prominent human rights activist Mikhlif Al-Shammari was ordered to shut down his Twitter account in Saudi Arabia.
Education is Freedom: A Jordanian student sits beside his message for the captured Nigerian girls (Image: Tumblr)
11:59 GMT
A group of Jordanian students have launched a campaign via social media to raise awareness for the kidnapped Nigerian girls who were captured by extremists.
Saudi Prince Khaled bin Salman sits in a F15 fighter jet after after striking IS targets in Syria (File/Getty/AFP)
11:36 GMT
Who do you think is air striking Islamic State targets in Syria? Not your average American hawk pilot anyway! A Saudi prince and Emirati daughter of eight are among the blitzing group against terrorists.
A Moroccan woman lost her hair in a Dubai salon disaster (Image: Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
A woman who went to a Dubai beauty salon to dye her hair ended up losing it instead.

September 24, 2014

The doctor's advice undermines the strong leadership and contributions Arab women have made to the Middle East. Image for illustrative purposes only (Shutterstock).
12:10 GMT
Forget saving lives and helping others, this dubious doc is out to destroy women in leadership!
The new traffic laws will gradually be enforced across the kingdom (File/Shutterstock)
08:36 GMT
We all know how strict Saudi Arabia is with laws, but anyone in Jeddah caught driving through a red light will now spend 24 hours in jail.
A giant Saudi flag hoisted onto the world's tallest flagpole that entered the Guinness Book of Records during celebrations to mark the 84th Saudi Arabian National Day (STR/ AFP).
07:45 GMT
On it's national day, KSA celebrates by unveiling the Burj Khalifa of flag poles!
“He said he would divorce me for such a trivial thing and this means that he does not appreciate our marriage,” the wife reportedly said. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Saudi man divorced his wife because she told him that he should close the car door.

September 23, 2014

Messaging services Tango, WhatsApp and Viber are facing a ban in Iran (Image courtesy Tango).
12:23 GMT
Iran's judiciary has issued a one-month deadline to cut off popular messaging services WhatsApp, Viber and Tango.
The remains of a 3,300-year-old woman who wore a complex hairstyle with 70 hair extensions was discovered in the ancient city of Armana.
11:35 GMT
Archaeologists excavating an ancient Egyptian city of Amarna have discovered a woman with more than 70 elaborate and lengthy hair extensions.
It's an embarrassing day to be  Saudi teacher. (Shuttershock/File)
08:59 GMT
Hey it's Saudi National Day. Also — this video clip of a Saudi teacher went viral and it should probably embarrass the country