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Selfies with cats, dogs, wolves, Snapchat filters, photography in general, and Pokemon cards, are all among things banned by Saudi religious figures. (Shutterstock)
May 27, 2016 - 10:55 GMT
Cats weren't singled out, though - cleric Saleh al-Fawzan also banned selfies with dogs and wolves, along with any other kind of photography.
Would-be camel abusers beware: An overheated ruminant can be motivated to literally take your head off if provoked. (Shutterstock)
May 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
It seems the animal's owner, Urjaram, was a repeat offender and had previously invoked the camel's wrath.
Stolen photos of glamorous hotels in Dubai add to the scam. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 11:42 GMT
A well-crafted fake convention at a nonexistent hotel has international scholars paying hundreds to Senegalese conmen!
A children's cancer ward started Ramadan celebrations early! (Shutterstock)
May 26, 2016 - 07:24 GMT
A Muscat charity hosted a special pre-Ramadan celebration for children with cancer at the Royal Hospital.
Social media users posted an overhead view of the massive cake mosaic. (Facebook)
May 26, 2016 - 06:19 GMT
A mosaic of over 18,000 cakes in the shape of the Jordanian flag broke the Guinness world record!
Young Palestinian Mohammed al-Sheikh, 12, shows his skills in Gaza city on April 28, 2016. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
May 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Mohammed al-Sheikh first grabbed attention on 'Arabs Got Talent' in 2014, and now he's trying for a Guinness world record.
Jordan's Queen Rania is a major supporter of women's education in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 16:05 GMT
Queen Rania met with students and teachers in Safout to commemorate Jordan Independence Day.
Saudi women outside of a mall. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A mixed-gender graduation celebration in Saudi Arabia raised some concerns about modesty - that were quickly resolved!
A Jeddah doctor's angry outburst had lasting repercussions! (Shutterstock)
May 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A nurse prevented a doctor from wiping his shoes with medical towels, so he attacked her in the hospital.
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.