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April 11, 2014

Impoverished students study in the Syrian town of Azaz (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Four young and inspirational Syrians talk about why earning a degree in the UAE is important to them.

April 10, 2014

A new hope: Star Wars set is a Tunisian tourist hotspot (file/AFP)
14:26 GMT
The Tunisian tourism ministry is seeking funds to repair the damaged Star Wars set in Ong Jmel, southern Tunisia.
Home made: London Evening Standard reporter Anna Dubuis samples some of Sami Khoueiry's delectable Lebanese dishes (Picture courtesy of the London Evening Standard)
08:25 GMT
Forget bacon sandwiches, bangers and mash and fish and chips – Britain’s new favorite food is Lebanese!
Two American mothers credit camel milk with helping their autistic children. (Shutterstock)
07:28 GMT
Two American mothers who sourced camel milk from the Middle East say it definitely can, citing circumstantial evidence of their children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) responding positively after therapy that included camel milk.
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)
12:37 GMT
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)
14:00 GMT
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)
11:00 GMT
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.