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July 27, 2014

None of the players were hurt in the attack. (Photo courtesy of Daily Mail)
08:10 GMT
Pro-Palestinian protesters of Turkish origin stormed the field and attacked Israeli football players during a recent match.

July 26, 2014

13:56 GMT
A large percentage of Saudis support the idea of women driving their cars. You ask people around, whether in your community or family, and you will see that the majority of them are for allowing women to drive.
(AFP file photo)
13:31 GMT
For several years, Maha Abbas, a female medical student, has avoided going to central Cairo at national festivities when mass sexual harassment usually peaks.
Resistance icon Leila Khaled (File)
07:40 GMT
Israel, reputedly the only democracy in the Middle East, is willing to arrest its own citizens for communicating on the Internet.

July 25, 2014

The students making the posts will not reveal online that they are funded by the Israeli government, according to correspondence about the plan revealed in the Haaretz newspaper.
20:39 GMT
In a campaign to improve its image abroad, the Israeli government plans to provide scholarships to hundreds of students at its seven universities in exchange for their making pro-Israel Facebook posts and tweets to foreign audiences.
Palestinian children stand in the back of a truck as families leave their neighborhoods to safer locations amid continuing Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 24, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT
Tel Aviv has banned a radio clip by the Israeli B’Tselem human rights organization about the killing of Palestinian children by Israeli forces in the besieged Gaza Strip.

July 24, 2014

Translation of above text: “Out of fear for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and our Islamic society, as a result of the spread of immorality and vice between sons and daughters of Allah. For the honour of our lord and for the faithful…“A resolution is issued to all states that female circumcision is honourable in itself and for the Caliphate, emir of the believers…”
17:46 GMT
A United Nations representative has claimed the Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), but i100 understands the story to be false.
The three Lebanese referees were offered free sex in exchange for awarding penalties to fix a football match (Shutterstock).
10:26 GMT
Three Lebanese football referees were jailed for match fixing after falling prey to a penchant for "tall Asian girls" and a wealthy Singaporean businessman who used an alias name and YouTube videos to teach match fixing.
The group Turkguvenligi claimed responsibility for the hacking. (Shutterstock)
10:14 GMT
A Turkish hacking group hacked the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia homepage, posting a pro-Palestinian message.
Homosexuality is banned in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
A man in Saudi Arabia was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to find gay men.

July 23, 2014

ISIS follows a strict interpretation of Sharia law. (Shutterstock)
16:07 GMT
The Islamic State has ordered shopkeepers in Iraq to put veils over the faces of their mannequins.
Ward's political party said it "utterly condemned" his remarks. (AFP/File)
14:03 GMT
A British MP faces investigation after controversial tweets about Hamas and Israel.
With your help, this scarlet letter can become a symbol of hope for thousands (Al Bawaba edit).
09:18 GMT
The little-known story of how one small letter is being used to persecute innocent Iraqis and how they are fighting back to use it as a symbol of hope.
Palestine's UN Ambassador Royad Mansour holds up a picture of a Palestinian killed in Gaza from the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip that is now entering its third week (Kena Betancur/AFP)
05:00 GMT
More than 50 mosques have been destroyed in Gaza during the holy month of Ramadan this year.

July 22, 2014

The four women were shopping when they were attacked with acid by two men on a motorcycle (File/AFP)
11:51 GMT
Four women are in critical condition after being attacked with acid in Quetta. The motive is unclear and no suspects have been arrested.