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March 18, 2013

The cashier admitted pinching around Dhs 100,000
06:27 GMT
A woman admits that she stole Dhs 100,000 to care for her father in the Philippines

March 17, 2013

Khaled Al Natour is to be released from Saudi custody in the coming days
12:23 GMT
27 year-old Khaled Al Natour has been held in Saudi Arabia since he arrived on a business trip in January.
A picture shows one of the three Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx (foreground) lit in green on the occasion of St. Patrick's Day. (AFP PHOTO/IRISH EMBASSY/HO)
09:46 GMT
For the first time the famous monuments will glow green in honor of Ireland's saint's day.
Men fighting with pillows in Israel
09:19 GMT
International pillow-fight-day will see Emeratis creating pillow designs before doing battle with their creations.
Two men wait to cross the road in a country where red lights are routinely ignored (Getty)
05:00 GMT
The UAE government has issued a stark warning to motorists who continue to flout basic road etiquette.

March 16, 2013

The gang used the social networking site to lure victims.
07:00 GMT
A gang of Filipinos who used the social networking site to lure women to Dubai have been found guilty of human trafficking.
A man walks past an advertising billboard displaying the front page of Sydney's tabloid newspaper the Daily Telegraph with picture of Pope Francis, Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio. (AFP PHOTO/ Saeed KHAN)
05:00 GMT
Christians across the region look to Pope Francis as a new beginning for them and the Muslims of the Middle East.

March 15, 2013

The nightclub closed after a series of complaints from worried parents.
05:00 GMT
Police have shut down a club in the glitzy emirate designed for under 21s after complaints from parents.

March 14, 2013

Barack Obama will face the pressure to please all parties in his tour of the Holy Land
15:30 GMT
With Obama's visit to the Middle East just round the corner, the Holy Land awaits with baited breath. And its warring inhabitants have got a show for Mr. President.
Two and a half tonnes of raw marijuana was found at the Jordan drug farm (Getty Photo)
08:58 GMT
Biggest drug bust in Jordan for years also reveals illegal weapons and ammo.
The president is using a Mont Blanc pen, which commemorates the life of Charlie Chaplin, to fund homes for the country’s war veterans and single mothers. (Image courtesy: Iran State News Agency)
08:53 GMT
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using a Mont Blanc pen, which commemorates the life of Charlie Chaplin, to fund homes for the country’s war veterans and single mothers.
Faithful react after the announcement that Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis I, at Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. (AFP PHOTO/JUAN MABROMATA)
05:00 GMT
The new pope is announced as Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first ever from Latin America.

March 13, 2013

Researchers have found that long before the Western diet of red meat, fat and salt, ancient hunter-gatherers also suffered from clogged arteries.
10:42 GMT
Long before the Western diet of red meat, fat and salt, ancient hunter-gatherers from Egypt to Alaska also suffered from clogged arteries, according to US researchers.
Iran is planning to sue Hollywood over 'Iranophobia', including in the the Oscar-winning film Argo
10:25 GMT
Iran has hired a controversial French lawyer to file a lawsuit against Hollywood over a series of films, including Ben Affleck's controversial Oscar-winning Argo.
Tunisians are fighting for the right to rap  (File Photo)
08:18 GMT
Tunisian authorities have detained two people and charged them with insulting security forces in a rap video uploaded to the Internet, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.