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Members of Iraqi metal band Acrassicauda, who used music to cope with violence in their home country.  (AFP/Don Emmert)
May 25, 2015 - 13:38 GMT
"We didn't want to carry weapons and go shoot people. Violence was never the solution," says the band's drummer and lyricist.
People aren't the only casualties of war - three extremely rare ibis birds kept in Palmyra face extinction after their caretakers were forced to flee Daesh militants.  (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
People aren't the only casualties of war - three extremely rare ibis birds kept in Palmyra face extinction after their caretakers were forced to flee Daesh militants.
Not keen on a $66 traffic fine? Neither are these Lebanese taxi drivers. (Shutterstock/File)
May 25, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
A group of taxi drivers in northern Lebanon weren't happy about the government's new, strict traffic fines.
The groom said he had been cheated into marrying a woman who wasn't a virgin. (Shutterstock/File)
May 25, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Who said Saudis don't have a sense of humor? A groom who forced his wife to take a virginity test has been ridiculed across the kingdom for his ridiculous behavior.
The programme is designed to increase school enrolment and attendance.(www.tablefor2.org)
May 25, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Table For Two (TFT), a non-profit committed to simultaneously tackling malnutrition and obesity, is launching a fundraising drive to support the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals initiative for 16,000 Syrian children in refugee camps in Jordan.
Ladies are still permitted to wear the burqa on the street. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
It will be illegal to wear the burqa in schools, hospitals and on public transport.
Germany has the second-largest Muslim population in western Europe after France. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 08:27 GMT
The Imam will support Germany's Muslim soldiers serving in the military.
While wearing a kippah, sidecurls, a beard, and a hat, the man asked people passing by for directions to a synagogue. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 08:14 GMT
An Egyptian journalist walked the streets of Cairo wearing ultra-Orthodox Jewish garb to test attitudes- and apparently it wasn't all bad.
The UAE hopes to send an unmanned spacecraft to Mars by 2021. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 24, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The UAE Space Agency is launching its official strategy and operation plan in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
“The officer who called in the order seemed cool — plus he told me to add whatever toppings I wanted,
May 23, 2015 - 12:55 GMT
The owner of a Holon pizzeria was arrested this week after police discovered that the pizza they ordered was sprinkled with synthetic marijuana instead of oregano.
Before Abdifatah Ahmed left to join Daesh, he was paying $700 monthly to three separate women.  (AFP/Younis al-Bayati)
May 23, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Before this secular Muslim American man left to join Daesh, he was paying $700 monthly to three separate women - yikes.