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November 12, 2014

Yemeni soldiers guard the courthouse during Huda al-Niran's 2013 trial. (AFP file photo)
09:27 GMT
Houthi members allegedly stormed the Dar Al-Amal in Sanaa on Thursday and kidnapped Al-Niran.
ISIS apparently wants to introduce its own currency and plans to bring back gold and silver dinar coins.
04:00 GMT
Now ISIL wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques

November 11, 2014

If you're carrying $1 million in cash, try not to leave it in a taxi cab. Just a thought.
09:27 GMT
Police on Monday said they were searching for a taxi driver who reportedly stole $1 million from a passenger who entered Jordan from the West Bank via the King Hussein Bridge a day earlier.
The dramatic video shows a little boy running through sniper fire to rescue a little girl. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
09:24 GMT
It is unclear where the dramatic scene took place.
The husband will reportedly receive a stiff punishment from the court. (Shutterstock)
08:42 GMT
An Iranian man attempted to buy his wife's silence after taking a second wife, only to have his check bounce.
Roughly five percent of Saudi citizens ages 15-34 have not received any education.
08:01 GMT
A total of 524,435 Saudis aged 15-34 have not received any education, according to the Central Department of Statistics.
Bang: A chemistry teacher in Egypt has become a laughing stock after an explosive video of him bungling an experiment and causing a classroom explosion became a worldwide internet hit. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
04:00 GMT
Egyptian teacher becomes internet hit after hilarious footage of his chemistry experiment going horribly wrong goes viral.

November 10, 2014

Jordan's skateboarding community is currently raising funds to build a park in central Amman. (Shutterstock)
08:44 GMT
Put your helmets and kneepads on because Jordan's skateboarding community will build a new park in central Amman.
The privileges, according to Majali, include free high school education and health services in government schools and institutes for “Jordanian women’s offspring who did not benefit from such privileges if their mothers have resided in Jordan for a minimum of five years”.
08:37 GMT
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Sunday announced the government’s approval to grant children of Jordanian women married to foreigners certain privileges and facilities to ease their lives.
"I'm not the poorest president. The poorest is the one who needs a lot to live," President Mujica said. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
The “poorest president on earth” has received a million-dollar offer to buy his run-down blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle.
The military has been ordered to cease watching the show as part of a new measure to "protect" the soldiers.
05:00 GMT
The Turkish government has officially forbidden its army officers from watching the popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

November 9, 2014

Smugglers attempted to sneak potatoes stuffed with hash into a Lebanon prison (File/Shutterstock)
09:58 GMT
Police in Lebanon uncovered a unique drug smuggling attempt in the form of potatoes stuffed with hash. Time to get baked!
Peekaboo! Palestinian youths look through a hole dug in Israel's separation wall between Jerusalem and Ramallah, November 8, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:08 GMT
To mark 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, Palestinian activists made a hole in the Israeli wall between Ramallah and Jerusalem.
Sorry ladies - Saudi Arabia's Shoura council says changing the country's restrictive ban is a non-starter.
08:27 GMT
The Shoura Council on Saturday said it has not made any recommendation to lift the ban on female drivers in the Kingdom, contrary to a foreign press report.
An Omani man was charged with trying to bring a woman, who was deported earlier from the UAE. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
An Omani man was charged with trying to bring a woman into the UAE who was previously deported.