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October 15, 2014

The man reports that he was not informed of his wife's "condition" before the marriage. (Shutterstock)
08:49 GMT
A man in Dubai was granted a divorce because his wife is supposedly possessed by an evil genie.
Pricey monkey business: Each monkey was worth $14,429 according to the owner (File/Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
An 18-year-old has been tried in a UAE court for allegedly stealing six monkeys from a farm in Al Khawaneej, although the culprit denied all accusations. Have a banana.

October 14, 2014

“To Our Countries”, the video bringing ears and joy to Arabs across the globe. [Youtube]
13:00 GMT
If you have not seen this gut-wrenching video yet, YOU SHOULD. Drop everything, hit the play button and enjoy a rare combination of beauty, talent and power.
Her family has tried to dissuade their daughter but to no avail. (Shutterstock)
12:39 GMT
A girl in Saudi Arabia believes she can give birth to a son through a miracle.
A recent survey revealed that 99.3% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT
A new documentary aims to foster a discussion on the problem of sexual harassment.
The initiative will send daily reports to decision makers that will enable them to monitor the types of government services that people are most happy about. (Shutterstock)
08:57 GMT
Dubai launched on Saturday a unique initiative called the ‘Happiness Meter’ to measure the happiness and satisfaction of the public.
Investigations continue as the decomposed body of a pilgrim who was on Haj four years ago was found behind a mosque in Muzdalifah (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
A haji that had been missing for four years was discovered in Mecca on Saturday.

October 13, 2014

The Kuwaiti father, described to have a "low IQ", stabbed his daughter 13 times in the neck (Shutterstock).
18:38 GMT
A Kuwaiti father killed his daughter in the UK for using her cell phone, before stabbing himself in the stomach.
The new ambulances will be able to travel up to 300km/h (Image: Gulf News)
11:01 GMT
Ever want to go to the hospital in style? Well you can in Dubai after authorities have decided to introduce a Lotus and two Ford Mustangs to the ambulance collection.
Samra Kesinovic (left), and her friend Sabina Selimovic headed to Syria in April and joined IS (Image: Facebook)
09:14 GMT
Two teenage girls from Austria who married IS fighters upon their arrival to Syria now want to return home, but it won't be so easy.
There is no written law that explicitly states that women cannot drive yet women are unable to obtain drivers licenses in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT
A group of Saudi women have launched a new campaign to be allowed to drive their cars.
Too good to be true? Some on social media were skeptical. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Thousands of men responded to a wealthy Saudi woman's tweet for marriage!

October 12, 2014

Assaf also released a tribute song to Gaza during the Israeli offensive in July, which garnered more than 1.5 million hits on YouTube. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT
Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf released a video calling for the siege of Gaza to be lifted, garners more YouTube love.
The pictures show hot young Iranians lounging by their poolsides (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
13:47 GMT
A social media account documenting the lives of Iran's purported rich youth has been shut down
The 15-year-old girl was one of hundreds of Yazidi women who were kidnapped following the IS siege on Mount Sinjar. She's since escaped and been reunited with some surviving family members in n. Iraq. (AFP/FIle)
10:25 GMT
After being kidnapped by Islamic State militants following the siege of Mount SInjar, a 15-year-old Yazidi girl speaks out for the first time, tells of being sold to two different husbands and escaping each.