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“These people who harm, who dress in black to carry out attacks, destroy the property of others in the name of Islam, what they do has nothing to do with Islam. That is why I want to ban the niqab,” said Guinean President Alpha Conde. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
August 01, 2015 - 17:49 GMT
Congo, Chad, Cameroon, and Guinea have initiated a ban on wearing the niqab, the full-face veil "for security reasons," noting people wearing black, including women and girls wearing the niqab often carry out Boko Haram suicide attacks.
The group was sponsored by a foundation aiming to build harmony between disabled and non-disabled children. (Photo: Pixabay)
August 01, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
A foundation for the visually impaired arranged a trip for 40 kids to an entertainment park in Jeddah; however, they were denied entrance because of a policy prioritizing tourists.
Your taxi ride may cost more than you think if you're leaving valuables behind! (Image: Pixabay)
July 31, 2015 - 13:17 GMT
Forgetful taxi passengers left behind a small fortune gold, jewelry, cash, watches and other valuable items. But 98 percent of all reported cases were resolved.
The girls would solicit recruiters online claiming to want to join the group, and then disappear after money had been transferred. (Twitter)
July 31, 2015 - 05:30 GMT
Three female con-artists who swindled Islamic State (Daesh) operatives into forking over their cash in a crafty recruitment scheme have been detained by Chechen police and are currently awaiting arraignment.
The man threatened to murder the girl if she told anyone of the incident. (Photo: wireltern.ch)
July 30, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
A man in his 60s allegedly sexual harassed a seven-year-old girl at a cafeteria in one of Jeddah's public markets.
Reports said
July 30, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
The use of teenage suicide bombers and boy soldiers isn't exclusive to Daesh.
Bahraini female bodybuilder and personal trainer Haifa al-Musawi has several certificates from international fitness and bodybuilding associations. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
July 30, 2015 - 08:06 GMT
Haifa Musawi is breaking culture norms in the Gulf States as a bodybuilder and personal trainer.
The vehicle in question was owned by an American national, who was blissfully unaware of the commotion he had caused. (Twitter)
July 30, 2015 - 05:30 GMT
A Mercedes car with a Saudi number plate was spotted in Israel. The discovery led to intense discussion on social media websites on Tuesday.
Young couples struggle to tie the knot in Gaza due to the Israeli blockade and lack of opportunities. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
While unemployment is rife in Gaza, the Israeli blockade isn't helping young couples trying to tie the knot either. Marriage associations are changing this.
French social media users began blaming Islam and posting photos of themselves in bikinis following the attack. (Twitter)
July 29, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
A social media campaign blaming Islamic values for a French girl being beaten up while wearing a bikini had nothing to do with Muslims, according to police.
HuffPost Arabi launched on Tuesday. (Screenshot)
July 29, 2015 - 05:30 GMT
A new Arabic language edition of the Huffington Post will give a voice to bloggers from across the region - including those who might succumb to the message of Isis (Daesh) - the platform’s founder Arianna Huffington promised.