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'She wants to return home so she can have control of her own life and make her own choices.' (File photo)
July 30, 2016 - 09:11 GMT
Amina Al-Jeffery was born in Swansea but then taken to Saudi Arabia, aged 16, because her father, an academic, disapproved of her 'un-Islamic' western lifestyle.
Over 100 requests to travel were filed with the Family Court by women in Jeddah alone. (Photo used for illustrative purposes)
July 30, 2016 - 04:38 GMT
More than 350 Saudi women had applied for travel permission in cases where they have custody of children or no longer have guardians.
The presidential campaign has proven to be highly divisive this term. (File photo)
July 29, 2016 - 12:34 GMT
Sides are taken in the 2016 US presidential elections, while cornflakes beat out settlements in the tabloids.
Nurse Front fighters on patrol. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Al-Nusra Front, designated a "terrorist" organization by the US and UN, has broken with al-Qaeda and changed its name, but many doubt if this move will alter the group's hardline jihadist nature.
Factors like health, sanitation, and nutrition are more likely to impact height over a short period of time than genetics. (Shutterstock)
July 28, 2016 - 11:31 GMT
Dutch men and Latvian women were discovered to be the tallest on average, while Middle Easterners have gotten steadily shorter over the last century.
Saudi men play with the Pokemon Go application on their mobiles in the capital Riyadh on July 17, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
July 28, 2016 - 10:07 GMT
Some say the game has violated the sanctity of the site, but others say Pokemon Go simply uses a data bank to determine important locations in cities that many people can reach.
A Saudi woman looks at wedding dresses in a shop. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 08:56 GMT
The Saudi Minister of Justice reiterated that brides - not another familial representative - must give consent to sign the marriage contract.
In an attempt to stop child marriages, Egypt issued a law in 2008, setting marriage at 18 years for both sexes. (Image used for illustrative purposes only)
July 28, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Families of the bride and the groom — aged 12 and 10 respectively — allegedly held a lavish party to celebrate their unlawful marriage in the village of Al Ma'sara in Dakahlia province, around 120km north of Cairo.
Tunisian lawmakers proposed changes to legislation to provide groundbreaking support the country's women. (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 12:45 GMT
Tunisia is taking giant steps to punish sexual assault and harassment in multiple forms.
Reporting violations in the IT sector can earn Saudis a percentage of the fine. (Shutterstock)
July 27, 2016 - 06:39 GMT
Reporting Saudization violations, especially in the tech sector, could earn the reporter 25% of the fine.
Over 20,000 PSD personnel are working across Jordan to ensure public security and to prevent dangerous celebrations. (Courtesy photo)
July 26, 2016 - 08:13 GMT
The Central Traffic Department issued 2,220 tickets for reckless driving, celebratory gunfire, car processions, hanging dangerously out of car windows and beeping horns, as students celebrated their results.
Thailand is an international hub for medical tourism. (Shutterstock)
July 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Omanis are flocking to Thailand for medical tourism - and both countries are benefiting!
Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric blamed for the failed coup in Turkey, has been accused of using genies to
July 25, 2016 - 13:48 GMT
The mayor of Turkey's capital claims Fethullah Gulen uses genies to 'enslave' his followers.
An angry monkey. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 11:19 GMT
A man in Kuwait was feeding his pet monkey drugs so they could get high together.
Iraq's Meteorological Department said the 54 degree Celsius weather recorded in Kuwait the hottest reliable temperature ever recorded. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 09:12 GMT
In Iraq, scorching temperatures and power outages have forced residents to swim in the river to survive the heat.
Books are displayed on Nancy, the vintage Mercedes that Ghaith Bahdoosh drives around Amman to bring the joy of reading to the people. (Lindsey Leger)
July 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Ghaith Bahdoosh and his classic Mercedes have become known for bringing books to the people as he drives around the city.