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November 19, 2014

The Prince will be given a guided tour of Oman's sites. (AFP/File)
08:48 GMT
Prince Harry has arrived in Oman.
Human Rights Watch has urged Indonesia's national police to halt "discriminatory" virginity tests for women applying to join the force. (AFP/file)
04:00 GMT
Human rights group condemns 'virginity tests' for women police recruits who are forced to strip naked and undergo internal examinations in Indonesia.

November 18, 2014

The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the man of trespassing, molesting, attempting to steal and consuming liquor. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
A tourist, who was drunk when he mistakenly walked into the wrong flat and kissed a sleeping housewife, was sentenced to three months in jail.
The new colonialism … same as the old colonialism?
07:35 GMT
Authorities in Tanzania have ordered the eviction of 40,000 Masai people so their ancestral home can be turned into a hunting ground for Middle Eastern royals.
Two of the Australian brothers reportedly weigh over 140 kilograms. (Shutterstock)
06:52 GMT
Two out of the four Aussie brothers who traveled to Syria to apparently join ISIL are too obese to join the group, according to family and friends.
The death is the second in the country this year from the deadly virus.
04:00 GMT
A woman in Egypt has died after contracting the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus.

November 17, 2014

The granny-of-ten has pleaded to the British prime minister and even the Queen to let her young Tunisian toy boy into the UK. (Shutterstock)
09:04 GMT
A grandmother-of-ten is putting up quite a fight with the UK government over her Tunisian toy boy husband who was refused a British visa.
A guard watches over a marijuana farm in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT
For the second year in a row, cannabis farmers in the Bekaa Valley have been able to reap their harvests without being harassed or prosecuted by the security forces. But now farmers are facing a new problem: a flooded market and falling prices.
The poor bride had a nervous breakdown after the incident. (Shutterstock)
07:04 GMT
A Saudi groom was branded "irresponsible" by his family when he divorced his wife after seeing her face for the first time.
Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria, has reportedly been murdered by Isis militants.
04:00 GMT
Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria, has reportedly been murdered by Isis militants.

November 16, 2014

Human Rights Watch has denounced the video for being misleading. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
10:00 GMT
A video of a Syrian boy braving sniper fire to save a young girl swept the web last week, and Norwegian filmmakers have claimed credit for the film's creation.
Tears but no tiaras after Saudi's morality cops broke up a pageant in the making. (Shutterstock)
08:38 GMT
Investigative authorities in Mecca summoned several women for their alleged involvement in organizing a beauty pageant in the holy city.
During the war, Dr. Gilbert charged that Israel was committing “state terrorism at the highest levels." (Getty file photo)
08:00 GMT
Israel has barred a Norwegian doctor from entering the Gaza Strip through its territory after he severely criticised its military campaign while volunteering at a Gaza hospital during the devastating conflict over the summer.
The situation deteriorated when the husband tried to get in touch with his wife and called her from his office, but she didn't answer the phone. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Saudi man divorced his wife of two years after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite being an avid smartphone user.

November 15, 2014

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste could be released from a 7-year sentence under Egypt's new extradition laws. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's new extradition laws could pave the way for Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to be released from prison in Egypt, but certainties remain elusive.