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August 23, 2014

American journalist James Foley was beheaded an ISIS jihadi believed to be a British national who experts now think may have also been a rapper in the UK.  (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn, a former British rapper who left London for Syria last year is currently believed to be under investigation in relation to American journalist James Foley's beheading earlier this week.
'I Can Haz Islamic State Plz'  Isis propaganda on Twitter turns to kittens and lolspeak - Gadgets and Tech - Life and Style. [Twitter]
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Twitter may be cracking down on graphic imagery shared by Islamic State fighters, but a more mundane and insidious type of propaganda is also being spread online: pictures of jihadists playing with kittens.

August 22, 2014

Khadijah Dare, 22, was born a non-Muslim in south London but has urged others to follow her in jihad. [Press TV]
12:11 GMT
The British girl, 22, vowing to be the first woman to kill Westerners.
Lebanese basketball players were at the forefront of starting this trend in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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The Ice Bucket challenge phenomenon has come to Lebanon.

August 21, 2014

Syrian activists in Kafranbel pay tribute to murdered American war journalist
11:54 GMT
James Foley 'beheaded': Syrian activists in Kafranbel pay tribute to murdered American war journalist
The burger is made of 680 grams of beef. (Shutterstock)
08:10 GMT
A burger joint in Abu Dhabi will give you your meal for free if you can finish their ginormous burger in less than 25 minutes.
Picture taken September 29, 2011 shows US freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. [AFP]
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The beheading of an American journalist by ISIS militants sparked worldwide revulsion Wednesday and drew pledges by outraged Western governments to aid those battling the jihadists.
French MEP Nadine Morano, called a Muslim woman sitting on the beach with a headscarf an 'attack on our culture' (Image: Screenshot)
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A French MEP caused a stir in Europe's largest Muslim community by posting a picture of a veiled woman on a beach accompanied by a famous photo of Brigitte Bardot wearing a bikini, calling the former an 'attack on our culture'.

August 20, 2014

The campaign claims that kicking bachelors out will ensure a superior life for other residents. (Shutterstock)
14:30 GMT
In an effort to flush out bachelors from shared and crammed apartments in the city, the Abu Dhabi Municipality has started a "Say No to Bachelors" campaign.
Behbahani was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
Simin Behbahani passed away at age 87.
Dubai is home to multiple record-breaking feats. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT
Dubai has been ranked seventh on the list of the world's most influential cities.
The new beer at the brewery is called Colonel. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A new microbrewery in a small Lebanese town is built of recycled materials.

August 19, 2014

Mahmoud Mansour and Morel Malka didn't let the racist protesters dampen their spirits (File/AFP)
11:09 GMT
Who says love can't conquer all? Hardline extremists chanting "death to Arabs" protested outside the wedding of an Israeli woman and Palestinian man, but the happy couple didn't let it ruin the day!
The Arab woman was eventually evicted from the hotel after two months (File/Shutterstock)
08:44 GMT
An elderly woman in Dubai was evicted from a hotel after she didn't let staff in to clean her room during her two-month stay.
These raunchy massage parlour cards are common in Dubai (Image: Gulf News)
07:21 GMT
Residents in Dubai have been complaining about leaflets being placed on their cars. Not just any leaflets though; raunchy massage parlour ones!