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July 29, 2012

An upstream battle: the fight against fake tickets for London 2012
09:47 GMT
The Saudi Interpol has publicly outed websites selling fake Olympics tickets to potential customers.
One woman stands in the wreckage of her home in Nablus
09:34 GMT
Not since the Second Intifada have Israeli troops made such incursions into Palestinian territories, in a move condemned by activists.
Zain in action
06:24 GMT
Zain Shaito, who's father is Lebanese, plans to represent the Middle Eastern country to send a message to the world about unity.

July 28, 2012

London 2012 receives the world into Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford
11:39 GMT
A shopping centre in the UK, namely Westfields at Stratford, printed a garbled welcome message for Arabic athletes visiting for the Olympics. The signs in their native language read backwards.

July 27, 2012

Lebanon's Walid Jumblatt's with Saudi friend King Abdullah
02:17 GMT
For Walid Jumblatt, Druze sect Chief in Lebanon, Saudi King Abdullah is a big friend. This particular Lebanon-Saudi alliance has served the sometimes fickle politician well, and Jumblatt looks forward to his pending visit to see HM King Abdullah.

July 26, 2012

Khalil Al Sallami is the lucky groom, at 90
14:07 GMT
A 90-year-old Saudi groom will always remember his wedding night, that fell during Ramadan, after a long life of celibacy. He hopes to have children.
The IDF hard at work
06:29 GMT
Ancient Palestinian cave dwellers have been turfed out of their homes to make way for more training facilities for Israel.

July 25, 2012

Israelis gaze at the vistas of the nearby Syrian village of Jebata al-Khashabn from an Israeli army post near the village of Buqaata at the Israeli side of the Golan border.
17:36 GMT
Golan border-watch: A voyeuristic past-time maybe, but Israelis have been observed partaking in the peculiar activity of watching Syrians under fire from 'their' Golan backyard border, in the battleground that is Syria. Children get a better vantage of the 'protests' by scrambling over tanks.
An undated photo showing a young Manaf Tlas (right) next to President Assad
12:27 GMT
Defected Syrian Brigadier-General Manaf Tlas called on Syrians to unite and look towards a post-revolutionary Syria, in a statement broadcast exclusively on Al Arabiya late Tuesday. “I speak to
Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah
09:34 GMT
The European Union yesterday turned down a request by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist group.
These violent delights have violent ends: Shakespeare meets the Middle East
06:07 GMT
As part of the 2012 Summer Olympics hosted in London, theater groups from around the world portray the bard in a different light.

July 24, 2012

Sofyan El Gadi hopes his challenge at the London Olympics goes swimmingly!
11:31 GMT
Libyan swimmer Sofyan El Gadi, chosen by the Libyan Olympic Committee to represent the country in the London 2012 Olympic Games, is getting underway to dive in for an attempted personal record best. Buoyed-up by a country past a revolution, he hopes to get past the post in record time.
Sherry Jaafari, Assad's media adviser
09:30 GMT
Sheherazad Jaafari, the lady who caused a scandal with her links to both Assad and US TV presenter, Barbara Walters, is at it again...
Deadliest day in Iraq for almost two years
07:02 GMT
Yesterday was one of the bloodiest days in Iraq's history with over 100 dead and 216 injured in a series of coordinated attacks.

July 23, 2012

[Used for illustrative purposes]: Is sex education the answer?
12:51 GMT
Contrary to the stereotype, most Saudi parents approve of sex education in schools, according to a recent survey.