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May 22, 2012

Did a Bangladeshi man watch a woman cleaning herself as he cleaned her windows?
08:23 GMT
A cleaner claimed that he was washing a window at the time he was accused of peeping in on a woman taking a shower in her apartment. Prosecutors accused the Bangladeshi cleaner of violating the privacy of the Filipina interior designer by watching her in a state of undress.

May 21, 2012

Where the expat magic could have happened: a Dubai taxi
14:20 GMT
After an alleged taxi romp in Dubai, British expat Becky Blake has hired PR guru, Max Clifford to help sort out her image.
Israeli policemen arrest a Palestinian demonstrator
09:26 GMT
30,000 Israeli teenagers celebrate "liberation" of Jerusalem shouting "death to Arabs" in the Old City. Palestinians move in to protect Al Aqsa Mosque from the rampage and rain on their foe's parade.
Lebanon's North faces a huge challenge to maintain calm after the slaughter of a sheikh
07:52 GMT
Fears grew over the stability of north Lebanon Sunday after soldiers shot dead a prominent anti-Assad Muslim preacher and a companion at a Lebanese Army checkpoint in Akkar.

May 20, 2012

"Good Doctor, if I go, leave my boat with Waylan in London. He'll know what to do with it."
12:35 GMT
Police in London have failed to see the funny side of a vessel called ‘Bin Laden 1'. They have asked the owner to change the name before the Olympics
Many would say not to let the smile of Sheikh Nasser fool you
08:43 GMT
Human rights activists have launched an international petition on Avaaz community petitions website to prevent Bahrain's Prince Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa from attending this summer's Olympics Games in London, reports said.
The word of Warda's death left many listening to her songs all over again
06:10 GMT
Artists and fans alike used their Twitter accounts and other social media to pay tribute to Algerian singer and diva, the fabled Warda Al Jazairia, or fondly referred to by all as the Algerian Rose.

May 19, 2012

Did they or didn't they commit any sexual activity in the back seat of the Dubai taxi?
06:00 GMT
A man is being questioned over allegedly having sex with his fiancée in the back of a taxi while they were both drunk.

May 17, 2012

France's new Prime Minister Ayrault is likely unaware of the dirty jokes his name is causing in Arabic
17:38 GMT
France's new Prime Minister elect has an unfortunate name for the Arab world - where he is considered linguistically speaking ['Ayro'] to be the 'dick-head' of cabinet.
Angelina: "I loved being on the other side of the camera".
15:00 GMT
If any of Angelina Jolie's films was going to open her up to criticism, it's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey', her directorial debut, in which she pulled no punches, showing war, rape and inter-religious relationships.
Behind every great man, there stands a great woman. Egyptians see the opposite as holding true as well.
10:04 GMT
Blaming Egypt’s former first lady, Suzan, for the fall of her husband, former president Hosni Mubarak, all the 13 candidates vying for the country’s top job have vowed not to allow their spouses to keep a high profile in state affairs.
"Black henna often contains the chemical p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), which gives the natural reddish-brown dye a black tint. It is also the main component in most hair dyes".
08:34 GMT
A severe reaction to the PPD chemical in black henna as suffered by a 16-year-old Bangladeshi girl. Banned black-henna tattoos are still on offer at desert safaris and weddings despite renewed warnings that using hair dye afterwards can cause a severe allergic reaction.

May 16, 2012

Is cooking with aluminum foil hazardous to our health?
13:00 GMT
Cooking with aluminum foil can have serious health risks, according to a new UAE study.
"Being a little older now, I think I'm more certain of what I want in a partner than I would have been if I was younger".
08:50 GMT
For the fashion designer Homa Qamar, a hectic work life and few opportunities to socialise with fellow Pakistanis make it difficult to meet Mr Right.
“A human being is free in his movements and where he wants to belong, and convictions are what move people, and not force...”
04:00 GMT
A prominent Kuwaiti scholar and popular TV talk show host reiterated his belief that freedom must come before Sharia.