A young woman with her face painted with the Syrian flag attends a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in front of the Syrian Consulate on December 16, 2011 in Istanbul. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
May 24, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
His upcoming son's name? Dimashq, the Arabic name for Damascus.
YouTube star Coby Persin took over a friend's Uber account for the day and picked up customers in a Bugatti. (Twitter/Coby Persin)
May 24, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
YouTube star Coby Persin captured the riders' reactions on video when he arrived in the luxurious sports car.
Pope Francis talks with Egyptian Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed al-Tayeb during a private audience at the Vatican on May 23, 2016. (AFP/Max Rossi)
May 24, 2016 - 10:23 GMT
It was the first meeting between the highest seat of Sunni Muslim learning and the Catholic church since talks with the Vatican were frozen five years ago over comments by then-Pope Benedict XVI.
CCTV footage showed a Pakistani man snatching the gold while another man waited at the entrance of the store. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
One of the men involved in the crime, a Pakistani, fled the country hours after the incident.
A young boy was murdered in Dubai after an older man attempted to sexually assault him. (Shutterstock)
May 23, 2016 - 09:58 GMT
The body of a missing eight-year-old boy was found in Dubai and a suspect has been arrested.
Iran's Mount Davamand in winter. (Wikimedia Commons)
May 23, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Extreme weather thwarted a group of Omani hikers from reaching the summit at the Middle East's most challenging mountains.
A large quantity of gold jewelry was stolen by a group of thieves in the UAE! (Shutterstock)
May 23, 2016 - 06:20 GMT
A two-person gang stole 7kg worth of gold and fine jewelry.
Queen Rania al-Abdullah and King Abdullah II of Jordan attend their son, Crown Prince Hussein's graduation from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (Facebook/Queen Rania)
May 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Prince Hussein graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in international history.
The underground false eyelash trade in Jordan is apparently booming. (Shutterstock)
May 22, 2016 - 12:06 GMT
Jordanian customs caught smugglers with massive quantities of false eyelashes in Aqaba.
Plainclothes Turkish police officers detain a passenger at an Istanbul airport, January, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
May 22, 2016 - 09:44 GMT
All passengers’ luggage was also checked after man ‘screamed his head off’.
Kuwaiti citizens were not monkeying around when they alerted authorities to a lone monkey wandering the streets. (Shutterstock)
May 22, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A monkey on the loose caused excitement and confusion in Kuwait!
The card circulating social media, from Jordan's King Abdullah to the girl who invited him to prom. (Facebook)
May 21, 2016 - 13:04 GMT
A Jordanian teenager invited King Abdullah to prom - and he sent his regards
A representational image of
May 21, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Eight people in Abu Dhabi were caught with almost 400 bags of 'spice' - a new drug that mimics marijuana.
Mount Everest. (AFP/File)
May 20, 2016 - 08:58 GMT
A group of soldiers became the first UAE climbers to reach the summit of Everest!
Far-right protesters in Belgium didn't know how to react when a young woman wearing a hijab approached them to take a selfie. (Twitter/Jurgen Augusteyns)
May 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Photos capturing a brave hijabi went viral when she turned an anti-Islam protest in Belgium into a photo opportunity.
A Dubai supermarket was shut down after a video showing a worker standing in peanuts with bare feet was sent to food inspection authorities. (Shutterstock)
May 19, 2016 - 14:21 GMT
The workers have been ordered to have food safety training after a video was sent to Dubai Municipality.