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July 6, 2014

The man allegedly wore these "medieval-looking" clothes to the mosque, causing congestion as worshipers stopped to snap pictures of the man (Courtesy of Arab News)
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Authorities at the Grand Mosque in Mecca arrested a 40-year-old man for wearing what has been described as "unusual attire" that distracted fellow worshipers "trying to pray."

July 5, 2014

(AFP)
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Twenty-three Saudi women sued their parents last year for not letting them get married, a source at the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) said.
Algeria was the only team from the MENA region to make it to the World Cup this year (File Archive)
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Some Salafi clerics have issued fatwas banning-gasp!-watching the World Cup football matches this year.

July 4, 2014

(AFP)
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Dubai: A taxi driver has been jailed for nine months for peeing in public and assaulting the roommates of a woman who hurled her shoe at him when she saw him from her balcony urinating.
Al-Asiri's sinister creations have also been used on two high-profile terror attempts in the US, including the underwear bomb carried by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in his attempt to blow up a plane carrying 300 passengers over America on Christmas Day 2009
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He is al Qaeda’s most valued bombmaker and the creator of explosives so dangerous only an ‘evil genius’ could have come up with them.
Around 14.4 percent of Jordan's population lived in poverty in 2010 (File Archive)
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In Jordan, at least 33 percent of the population lives under the poverty line at least once annually.

July 3, 2014

Although Iraq didn't qualify for this year's World Cup, there are still many other teams supported across the country (File/AFP)
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Iraq might be on the brink of destruction right now with a fierce battle between ISIS and the country's armed forces, but that won't stop football fans from watching the latest game.
The new DKNY collection is available across the Middle East (Image: DKNY/Styleblazer)
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Who said Muslim women are all about the burka? In the same week that france upheld the burka ban, DKNY released a Ramadan collection, so add it to your list of Eid presents!
The team returned home to a heroes' welcome after they managed to push Germany into extra-time, before conceding 2-1.
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Forward Islam Slimani says, "They need it more than us"; underdog Algeria nearly beat favorite Germany in quarterfinal game this week.
Salafism is on the rise in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan (File Archive)
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Salafist comedian and Sheikh Maher Mawas isn't known in Lebanon for his sermons, but rather for cracking jokes and humorous posts on social media.

July 2, 2014

Morsi's son will also have to pay nearly $1500 in fines for carrying the two hashish joints (File Archive)
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Egyptian courts have sentenced Mohammed Morsi's son, Abdallah Morsi, to jail with labour and fines for possession of two joints of hashish.
Uighurs in China have been persecuted for their religious beliefs for years (AFP)
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In China, Muslims will not be allowed to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at least not legally.
Those who photocopy or tamper with original documents could also face up to five years in jail (File/Shutterstock)
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Anyone caught using fake certificates to get a visa or job could face up to ten years in jail, so make sure you're up front about your grades in the UAE!
Fancy a new friend at home? You can buy crocodiles in Lebanese pet shops for less than 100 U.S. dollars (File Archive)
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Beirut's infamous crocodile who has been living in a polluted river for years near a company plant was moved to a crocodile zoo in the UK this week.

July 1, 2014

Pakistani women's rights campaigners in Lahore march during a rally against violence (File/AFP)
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In another horrific case involving a man's so-called "honor", a Pakistani woman's eyes were gouged out by her ex-husband because he claimed he "wanted to send a message through her to all women with loose morals.”