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December 14, 2014

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.

December 10, 2014

Scandalous! Several salons in Dubai have faced fines for asking female specialists to take male clients.
14:44 GMT
Dubai is cracking down on laws preventing female masseuses from working in massage parlors for men.
Maids protest mistreatment and abuse in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
A Filipino maid's tragic video details her mistreatment at the hands of her Saudi Arabian employers and has received over 500,000 views.
Tainted burger? Vacationing mother and son reportedly fell ill after eating burgers at the hotel's restaurant. (Shuttershock)
10:40 GMT
Several members of administration at Jordan's Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea are facing charges in Amman after a Saudi Arabian mother and her son died of food poisoning at the hotel in October.
Jordan faces grave water scarcity issues as the fourth driest country in the world. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Through using satellite remote sensing techniques in collaboration with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), authorities have uncovered a major case of water theft, Ministry of Water and Irrigation announced Monday.

December 9, 2014

Homosexuality is legal in Egypt, but many are charged for debauchery instead. (AFP/photo)
14:05 GMT
Thirty-three men were arrested on Sunday night in an Egyptian bathhouse for "debauchery."
Google's Street View launched in Dubai, just in time for Christmas. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Navigating in Dubai isn't easy but perhaps the roads will be less stressed after Google launched Street View in the Emirate.