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April 3, 2014

Syrian refugees now make up a quarter of Lebanon's population. (AFP/File)
09:03 GMT
The tiny country of Lebanon now supports over one million Syrian refugees.
Saudi Arabia is already oil rich, and now they might have diamond resources as well. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Saudi Geological Survey says diamonds are likely to be found in the volcanic lava fields in the Kingdom.

April 2, 2014

In the first two weeks of operations, Yalla Condom has already received 30 orders from all over Lebanon (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Two Lebanese entrepreneurs have started a new business in their MENA locale: takeaway condom delivery services.
Camel racing attracts hundreds of visitors to the Gulf every year (File Archive)
11:00 GMT
It may be one of the oldest sports in the world, but in this unlikely UK locale, camel racing is the latest "new trend" that are making heads turn and residents gear up for the races.
Glenn Beck said Alharbi was the "money man" who funded the Boston bombing last year (Courtesy of Politico)
08:20 GMT
Glenn Beck's description of a Saudi man who was at the scene of last year's Boston Marathon as "the money man" behind the attack is about to cost the U.S. commentator one heave price, with the latter party filing a lawsuit against Beck for his slanderous words.
Sisi resigned from his military post last week in order to run for the presidency (Courtesy of Al Ahram Online)
05:00 GMT
A rare picture of former military chief and presidential candidate Abdel Fatteh Sisi on a bike in Egypt is covering social media websites.

April 1, 2014

The man reportedly draped a poster of Sisi over the donkey's body and placed a military-style cap on its head. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT
An Egyptian man has been arrested for naming his donkey after Abdel Fattah al Sisi.
The mural adorns a wall near a school and took six months to complete. (AFP/File)
10:31 GMT
A new mural in Damascus has set a world record for largest mural made out of recycled materials.
Chemical castration is preformed through injection or tablets that aim to dampen a person's sex drive. (Shutterstock)
08:45 GMT
A religious scholar in Saudi Arabia has called for chemical castration to punish sex offenders.
Egyptians have turned to Twitter to voice their frustration with the current political climate. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A controversial and unflattering hashtag about presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah al Sisi is circulating on Twitter.

March 31, 2014

Iran has witnessed some of its heaviest snowfalls on record over the past year (File Archive)
12:00 GMT
An unexpected winter wonderland hit Iran Monday leaving many visitors who came to see family during the Nowruz holidays stranded in the northern part of the country.
The wife allegedly used her spicy torture tactics after her husband refused to help her open her own beauty shop (Shutterstock)
10:43 GMT
Here is one spicy story from Morocco: A woman was caught of torturing her husband by chaining him at home, and then poking his eyes with hot red chili peppers.
No more lingerie for Saudi men-at least not selling it! Riyadh is banning all men from work in "women accesory" stories, including lingerie, perfumes, women's bags, shoes, clothes and even mother-care products (File Archive)
07:45 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor is banning men from working in women's accessories shops.
Zughaibi's campaign poster is hotly contested. (photo courtesy of Facebook)
05:00 GMT
An Iraqi female politician has recently come under fire for her unusual campaign poster.

March 30, 2014

A man handles snakes in church.
12:27 GMT
Our American in Arabia is shocked by the people in the U.S. dancing with snakes to prove their 'superhero faith'. With a message to all extremists, Brett tries to get to the bottom of why some take religion to extremes.