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January 25, 2015

The lawsuit claims that the woman's First Amendment right to freedom of religious expression was violated. (Shutterstock)
09:16 GMT
According to the lawsuit filed in a Detroit federal court, an officer taking Kazan's booking photograph made her remove her hijab.
The late King Abdullah, who died early Friday morning at the age of 90, was an integral part of Saudi Arabian politics over the last decade, now Western powers wonder what's in store with successor King Salman. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
As a new age Saudi monarchy is ushered in with the placement of former Crown Prince Salman, world leaders arrived in Saudi capital Riyadh to offer condolences.

January 24, 2015

Women are so far banned from driving in Saudi Arabia — is it time to take notes from the British Queen herself? (We're looking at you, King Salman) (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT
Amid international debate on what, exactly, the late King Abdullah's legacy represents, this is a story about a Queen, a King and a Land Rover, and it's gonna make today better.
Bahrain and Jordan have both declared 40 days of mourning for Saudi's late King Abdullah. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
05:00 GMT
As tributes flooded in for the passing of the Saudi's King Abdullah, so too did the announcements of official days of mourning from Arab and Middle Eastern leaders.

January 23, 2015

Former British politician Louise Mensch expressed her outrage on twitter at the messages of condolence for King Abdullah. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
17:49 GMT
Louise Mensch tweeted her fury at Saudi human rights abuses, and at the politicians and heads of state who issued condolences at the death of King Abdullah.
Miss Lebanon received criticism after she was snapped with Miss Israel. (Photo: AFP/Anwar Amro)
15:02 GMT
A Lebanese minister has slammed the campaign against Miss Lebanon and said that she will not be stripped of her title.
The second-in-line to the Saudi throne is reportedly a fan of Hollywood films and guns. (Photo: AFP/Robyn Beck)
13:53 GMT
He’s the nephew of the new King of Saudi Arabia and now he’s been named as next in line to the Saudi throne, AFP has reported, after Crown Prince Muqrin.
King Salman's son flew abroard the Space Shuttle Discover in 1985. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
12:13 GMT
Salman bin Abdulaziz will ascend to the throne of Saudi Arabia after a single year as its crown prince. But are reports true that he raised funds for the Mujahideen and has a son who went into space?
You guys remember Old Yeller? Well, there's a new one in town, and he's a little bit taller. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Six days after his burial, a Yemeni man's loyal camel is still standing by his grave. Happy Thursday!

January 22, 2015

"The wolf has finally lost his sheep's clothing," said Ulla Jelpke, a member of Germany's Left party in the Bundestag. (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
The far-right anti-Islam PEGIDA movement’s founder has quit as the group’s leader following public outrage over a picture of him posing as Adolf Hitler.
As of press time, the video featuring the "drunken" prankster had more than 46,000 views on Youtube. (Shutterstock)
08:52 GMT
A man pretending to be a "drunk tourist" drew attention for pretending to consume alcohol in public areas through Dubai.
A Malaysian woman stands outside the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya near Kuala Lumpur, awaiting a verdict to ban Christians using the word "Allah", March 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Are Christians not entitled to say the Arabic word for God, Allah? According to a Malaysian court, the country's Catholic Church has been banned from using the word.
Mother and baby are said to be doing well. (Photo: AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a flight bound to New York from Jordan. A doctor and a nurse on the flight helped deliver the baby.

January 21, 2015

“We can work...to save the environment, species, to protect them [but] if the new generations are not going to be better stewards than we’ve been, we might as well all give up,” said Dr. Jane Goodall.
10:20 GMT
Rising numbers of exotic pets in the UAE have raised alarm for animal conservationists, including the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall.
The teen tweeted, "how to join [Daesh]? Does anyone know? I want to join [Daesh]." (Shutterstock)
08:01 GMT
An 18-year-old Korean male went missing in Turkey and is likely to have joined Daesh after tweeting about his interest in joining the militant group.