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December 12, 2014

American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIL militants in October. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
Just when you think ISIL militants couldn't sink lower, allegations emerged of the radical jihadists trying to sell James Foley's body for £1 million. Definitely not Islamic.
Many Saudi men have paid ransom to their blackmailers. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
There is an increasing number of cases involving citizens from the African continent blackmailing young Saudi men for large sums of money by threatening to post footage of them performing cybersex.

December 11, 2014

Abbas Alizada does a famous Bruce Lee pose in front of the destroyed Darul Aman Palace in Kabul. (Image: Facebook)
13:35 GMT
Ever wonder where a Bruce Lee lookalike would emerge from? The martial arts legend randomly has a lookalike fan in Afghanistan.
Joint Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi hold up their awards during the ceremony in Oslo, December 10, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT
This teen is taking on the world! The 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and said she hoped to become the prime minister of Pakistan one day.
Some 84 per cent of Oman’s elected consultative council members voted on Tuesday for a ban in the trade and consumption of alcohol. (Photo: Shutterstock)
09:13 GMT
Amendment expected to be shelved as residents and economists warn of economic consequences.
The women now reside in shelters. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Forty Saudi women released from prison recently have been rejected by their families and now live in a shelter run by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

December 10, 2014

Scandalous! Several salons in Dubai have faced fines for asking female specialists to take male clients.
14:44 GMT
Dubai is cracking down on laws preventing female masseuses from working in massage parlors for men.
Maids protest mistreatment and abuse in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
A Filipino maid's tragic video details her mistreatment at the hands of her Saudi Arabian employers and has received over 500,000 views.
Tainted burger? Vacationing mother and son reportedly fell ill after eating burgers at the hotel's restaurant. (Shuttershock)
10:40 GMT
Several members of administration at Jordan's Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea are facing charges in Amman after a Saudi Arabian mother and her son died of food poisoning at the hotel in October.
Jordan faces grave water scarcity issues as the fourth driest country in the world. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Through using satellite remote sensing techniques in collaboration with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), authorities have uncovered a major case of water theft, Ministry of Water and Irrigation announced Monday.

December 9, 2014

Homosexuality is legal in Egypt, but many are charged for debauchery instead. (AFP/photo)
14:05 GMT
Thirty-three men were arrested on Sunday night in an Egyptian bathhouse for "debauchery."
Google's Street View launched in Dubai, just in time for Christmas. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Navigating in Dubai isn't easy but perhaps the roads will be less stressed after Google launched Street View in the Emirate.
The massive purchase will become the UK's first £200 million home. (Image: Daily Mail)
09:05 GMT
More money than sense or just a taste for extravagance? Qatar's royal family decided to combine three London properties into a £200 million mega-mansion.
President Barzani of Iraqi Kurdistan was nominated for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT
President of Iraqi Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani is on Time Magazine's 2014 Person of the Year shortlist, along with Taylor Swift, Vladimir Putin, and others.
The murderous man is now behind bars. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A man in Egypt killed his wife and daughters so that he could start a new family.