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April 10, 2014

Saudi women face severe restrictions in the Kingdom due to a strict interpretation of sharia. (photo courtesy: www.todayszaman.com)
05:00 GMT
Riyadh is considering lifting a ban on girls taking part in sports in state-run schools.

April 9, 2014

In the Mokhtar game, players can target pro-reform figure, Mir Hossein Mousavi (File Archive/AFP)
14:29 GMT
Online users in Iran can now download a free computer game that allows players to "confront symbols of sedition," also known as Iran's most prominent opposition figures.
Dubai commuting may now be the best thing yet! Anyone that is considered "preoccupied with something other than driving" will be fined under the new law. C'est la vie 99% of Dubai!! (File Archive)
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Dubai has recently passed a law that allow authorities to fine drivers who are "careless" and "distracted."
The hired women shoppers are allegedly supposed to help the Sheikh's family find appropriate clothing for their time in Europe (Shutterstock)
08:42 GMT
A Dubai sheikh is looking to hire 60 young "attractive" ladies to shop for him during his trip to Europe.
The new procedures is set to expedite the backlog of divorce procedures in KSA (File Archive)
07:50 GMT
Saudi Arabia will now force husbands who refuse to divorce their estranged wives to appear in court as part of a new set of judicial rules.

April 8, 2014

Rebekah Dawson refused to take off her niqab in an English court earlier this year (Courtesy of the Telegraph)
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You heard about the initial commotion over whether or not UK courts should accommodate a woman who "hid her face" under her veil for religious reasons, but did you hear what happened after that?
Participants in the Marathon of the Sands run at least one marathon every day (AFP)
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The Marathon of the Sands, considered as the "toughest footrace on earth" began this week in southern Morocco. Participants will run 251 kilometers in less than six days.
The husband and wife who are in their forties and have three children are impoverished, their lawyer said. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A Christian couple in Pakistan have been sentenced to death for texting about the Prophet Muhammed.
Anonymous is a decentralized international group of hackers who have attacked government, corporate, and religious websites. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Hacktivists from the group Anonymous have attacked hundreds of Israeli government websites.

April 7, 2014

The three Emirati women were attacked in London's four-star Cumberland Hotel (Courtesy of TripAdvisor)
12:28 GMT
Three Emirati women were hospitalized in London after a man attacked them in their luxury hotel room...with a hammer
The average weight of an Egyptian woman is 78 kilograms, or 172 pounds (Shutterstock)
08:11 GMT
Here is one "big" issue that some MENA countries will need to consider in the future: Egypt and Jordan rank top two for having the most obese women in the world.
German rapper Deso Dogg was also believed to have been fighting in Syria before he was killed in a regime airstrike last year (File Archive/AFP)
06:57 GMT
A former Arsenal football player is allegedly fighting in Syria with the Al Qaeda-linked ISIL according to the latter's reports.

April 6, 2014

Syrian refugee children pose for a picture with their director Nawwar Bulbul (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP)
11:52 GMT
King Lear is not usually the character who brings smiles and laughter, but for Syrian children in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp, Shakespeare's tragic character may not be so tragic after all.
The April 6 movement is considered the group who spearheaded the country's 2011 revolution (File Archive/AFP)
11:09 GMT
Six years have passed since the establishment of the youth movement that helped to spur Egypt's revolution.
Would you throw a divorce party? (Image courtesy of The Daily Mail)
08:21 GMT
Women hosting parties to celebrate their divorce are becoming more popular than ever before in Saudi Arabia.