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July 20, 2014

In Syria´s searing summer heat, one man´s bomb crater is another man´s swimming pool! (AFP/File).
08:42 GMT
Against the odds, Syrian children are making the best of being bombed

July 19, 2014

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14:06 GMT
Crouching in a corner and flinching at every wave of the stick, a young boy’s abuse at the hands of an even younger Lebanese child was taped, and widely shared online Saturday,spreading waves of controversy across social media platforms.
(AFP)
09:15 GMT
A family consultant questioned the reliability of statistics released by the Justice Ministry that showed about 90 percent of marriages between Saudi women and foreign men were successful.
Photo used for illustrative purposes. (Nick Leonard/Wikimedia Commons)
08:34 GMT
A video showing a large number of men harassing two girls on a street, said to be in the northern city of Irbid earlier this week, has hit a raw nerve among many Jordanians.

July 18, 2014

Ayman Mohyeldin was ordered by a top NBC executive to leave Gaza immediately after reporting the airstrike on the beach that killed four children. NBC did not provide any reason publicly regarding his dismissal (Courtesy of Al Jazeera America)
15:12 GMT
U.S. TV network NBC yanked its leading correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin from covering Gaza after he reported the Israeli airstrike on the Gaza beach that left four Palestinian children dead.
Diana Magnay, pictured reporting live for CNN while Israeli bystanders cheer as IDF bombs hit Gaza in the background (Image: Screenshot)
13:27 GMT
Israeli crowds cheered in the midst of a CNN report, while the IDF pounded Gaza in the background. Diana Magnay, the correspondent reporting live at the time, branded the group "scum", on Twitter shortly after.
Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia (AFP)
08:40 GMT
The salaries of expatriates in the private sector rose by 25 percent while those of Saudis declined by 1 percent during 2013
At least 888,978 Egyptians have visited Mecca this year thus far (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Egyptians make up the largest group of religious pilgrims that have visited Mecca so far in 2014.

July 17, 2014

The probe is expected to reach Mars by 2021 (File Archive)
18:05 GMT
The UAE is planning to send a probe to Mars by 2021 in the country's latest out-of-this-world feat attempt.
Detainees in Guantanamo Bay have been on hunger strike to protest over conditions in the prison (File/AFP)
13:51 GMT
A U.S. nurse has bravely refused to force-feed Guantanamo Bay detainees on hunger strike in protest to the barbaric methods used by medical teams at the prison.
A new report shows that 48 percent of Syrian refugee girls were forced to marry men at least 10 years their senior. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Child marriages among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan has doubled since the onset of the war.

July 16, 2014

The practice has been condemned by Amnesty International. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
14:07 GMT
Israel's practice of "roof knocking" was caught on camera for the first time.
Ayelet Shaked called for the genocide of all Palestinians (Image: Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A right-wing Israeli parliament member said "mothers of all Palestinians should be killed" on her Facebook page. It's not the first time she's been caught in the act with bigoted comments!
Homosexuality is a criminal offense in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
An invasive anal homosexuality test that was deemed to constitute torture is still being used by Lebanese doctors despite a ban.
Get free wifi and support an Iftar charity drive? Yes please! (Shutterstock)
08:38 GMT
Get free wifi and support an Iftar charity drive? Yes please!