Editor's Choice

December 15, 2014

Aussies took to Twitter with the hashtag #IllRideWithYou to unite against Islamophobia. (Shutterstock)
10:35 GMT
Hundreds of Aussies took to Twitter with the hashtag #IllRideWithYou, offering help to Muslims concerned over their safety after the Sydney siege.
The 41-year-old Palestinian was jailed for 46 months after distributing gifts to children at the mosque. (Shutterstock)
09:53 GMT
Since when was handing out gifts and sweets to children a crime? For Israeli security forces, a Palestinian man distributing presents for children in Al Aqsa Mosque, it clearly was a threat to national security (sarcasm intended).
A doctored photo released on Friday shows Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji checking on work at the Sinaa Intersection (Photo: GAM)
04:00 GMT
A doctored photo of Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji released by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Friday sparked sarcastic comments in the local social media sphere over the weekend.

December 14, 2014

The booklet reportedly consists of a 27-question/answer guideline to the group's policy on sex slaves. (File/AFP)
11:53 GMT
Pamphlets distributed by ISIL militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul reportedly detailed guidelines associated with taking on female sex slaves, confirming reports of the group's abhorrent sexual abuses of female captives.
Jumblatt argues the legal cultivation and sale of cannabis could help struggling farmers, who he says were making profits off the cultivation before international authorities cracked down. (AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)
09:40 GMT
Prominent Duze MP Walid Jumblatt renewed a call for Lebanon to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana to help struggling farmers collect better profits.
Can we get a MENA Superbowl? (Shuttershock)
08:57 GMT
Egypt held Africa's first-ever competitive game of American football to be recognized by the International Federation of American Football. There are now three recognized federations on the continent — Egypt, Nigeria and Morocco.
The Gaza Surf Club, consisting of a small group of surfers, provides a small getaway in the waves of the Mediterranean. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Amid numerous conflicts, the Gaza Surf Club takes to the waves for a temporary escape from the hardships of Gaza.

December 13, 2014

According to a report released by food industry trend-trackers Baum and Whiteman, hummus will emerge as America’s “it” food in 2015. (Shutterstock)
15:11 GMT
According to a report released by food industry trend-trackers Baum and Whiteman, hummus will emerge as America’s “it” food in 2015.
Rossy was joined by aerobatics champ Zoltan Veres. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
'Jetman' Yves Rossy, a Swiss ex-fighter pilot, took to Dubai's skies to perform stunning aerial aerobatics with his custom wing suit.

December 12, 2014

American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIL militants in October. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
Just when you think ISIL militants couldn't sink lower, allegations emerged of the radical jihadists trying to sell James Foley's body for £1 million. Definitely not Islamic.
Many Saudi men have paid ransom to their blackmailers. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
There is an increasing number of cases involving citizens from the African continent blackmailing young Saudi men for large sums of money by threatening to post footage of them performing cybersex.

December 11, 2014

Abbas Alizada does a famous Bruce Lee pose in front of the destroyed Darul Aman Palace in Kabul. (Image: Facebook)
13:35 GMT
Ever wonder where a Bruce Lee lookalike would emerge from? The martial arts legend randomly has a lookalike fan in Afghanistan.
Joint Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi hold up their awards during the ceremony in Oslo, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT
This teen is taking on the world! The 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and said she hoped to become the prime minister of Pakistan one day.
Some 84 per cent of Oman’s elected consultative council members voted on Tuesday for a ban in the trade and consumption of alcohol. (Photo: Shutterstock)
09:13 GMT
Amendment expected to be shelved as residents and economists warn of economic consequences.
The women now reside in shelters. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Forty Saudi women released from prison recently have been rejected by their families and now live in a shelter run by the Ministry of Social Affairs.