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April 14, 2013

The 100-pound Palestinian note, issued in 1929, is extremely rare and has attracted great attention at the auction. (Al Arabiya)
06:12 GMT
An Arab buyer in London has paid £65,000 (almost $100,000) for a rare Palestinian banknote that was auctioned this week in the British capital.

April 13, 2013

The pictures allegedly taken by a British tourist in Dubai turned out to be a hoax.
08:00 GMT
The pictures were really created as part of an imaginary wildlife series.
Daryl Hannah is no fan of Dubai.
06:00 GMT
Actress Daryl Hannah hits out at the glitzy emirate for comparing its top hotels to junk food.

April 12, 2013

Back to the Future could be a reality in Iran.
05:00 GMT
According to one scientist from the Persian state's capital, time travel is a real possibility, as is looking in to the future.

April 11, 2013

Malaga player slumps after the controversial Champions League defeat (AFP/John MacDougall)
13:21 GMT
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani makes extraordinary claim of "racism" after his Malaga side crash out of Europe's premier competition
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.
11:40 GMT
Arwa Al-Hujaili is to become the first Saudi female lawyer in the ultra-conservative kingdom's history.
Dick Corbit with his family in Dubai at SkyDive Dubai.
10:46 GMT
Yesterday, Dick Corbit, a father of four and grandad of six wrote himself into the record books when he became SkyDive Dubai’s oldest ever jumper.
A coffee shop named after Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe in a Saudi city was shut down and its owner asked to change its name following a successful online campaign by the residents.
06:00 GMT
A coffee shop named after Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe in a Saudi city was shut down and its owner asked to change its name following a successful online campaign by the residents.

April 10, 2013

Bershka T-shirt graphic depicting Santa Muerte was confused with a picture of the Virgin Mary (Daily Star)
12:12 GMT
Anger at the design on a spring/summer t-shirt has gone viral, provoking a debate on social media
Lebanese football referees get Singapore's red card for charges of sexual favors (image used for illustrative purposes)
10:11 GMT
It was foul-play when three Lebanese soccer officials were caught out last week with their trousers down off-side. The refs were charged by a Singapore-strict bureau with receiving sexual bribes to fix an AFC Cup match in the South East Asian country.
Airport cleaner Mohammad Ashraf has been rewarded for returning bag of gold and cash to its owner (Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News)
09:56 GMT
Mohammed Ashraf found a bad containing 23 grams of gold and 10,000 rupees ($185) at Dubai airport
 The group was told that their “Stop Islamization of America” campaign makes no literal sense. (Al Arabiya)
03:12 GMT
The founders of a campaign geared at preventing “Islamization” in America are pressing on this week with a court battle after their campaign trademark was rejected by U.S. authorities.

April 9, 2013

Iraqis surround the head of a Saddam Hussein statue after it was toppled on April 9, 2003 (Getty)
12:59 GMT
10 years after statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled in Baghdad, a former British soldier is hoping to sell
Egyptian runs through tear gas during the 2011 uprising
10:53 GMT
A large shipment of teargas has arrived in Egypt for use by the government
Iran has notified the Saudi mission that their diplomat is banned from leaving the country.
09:02 GMT
After allegedly drunk driving himself into a fatal car accident in Tehran, Saudi's representative in Iran is given a travel ban.