August 18, 2014
A 53-year-old German who has 453 body piercings was denied entry without reason in Dubai. Perhaps he set off too many metal detectors at the airport!
From petty criminal and feckless father to jihadist: Briton's journey from London estate to an Isis fighter - and how it ensnared 'jihottie' who smuggled cash in her knickers
August 17, 2014
This preacher thinks voyeurism is OK! Egyptian cleric issues fatwa stating men can watch potential wives shower
One of the most bizarre fatwas yet! An Egyptian preacher issued a decree stating that men could watch women shower, but only if their intention was "pure" to marry.
A Saudi man was found dead by police after being killed by a donkey that he tried to rape.
A slick PR move or just another ISIS hoax? Images have begun circulating online of alleged ISIS passports being issued to give the so-called Islamic State further legitimacy.
A gigantic dead turtle is not what Sidon beachgoers were expecting Saturday morning, but the recurrence of such a disturbing sight is raising concerns for the migrant population of turtles in south Lebanon.
August 16, 2014
Education Minister Elias Bou Saab issued passing statements to all Grade 12, 9, and the technical schools students, who took official exams, after the Syndicate Coordination Committee refused to correct the exams.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) extremist group has banned the study of philosophy and chemistry in schools in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa and established an “Islamic curriculum” for students.
Many families suffer from domestic labor problems, either because salaries of domestic servants are somewhat high or because most servants run away from their sponsors shortly after arriving in the Kingdom.
Rebuilding and restyling? Palestinian-American entrepreneur Farouk Shami plans Farouk Systems hair care factory in Gaza
After Gaza's infrastructure is hit hard by war, Palestinian-American businessman Farouk Shami looks to rebuild Gaza with a university, mosque and hair-care factory.
August 15, 2014
'Jihadism is not the [Syrian] war's only wider threat': New York heath expert says Syria's polio will spread to Iraq
New York Health expert Annie Sparrow says Syria's terrifying polio reemergence is one of the infectious diseases threatening to cross into Iraq.
For weeks XPRESS has been on the heels of a suspicious middle-aged Arab beggar who targets worshippers attending Friday afternoon prayers at the Abdullah Ibn Abbas Mosque in Sharjah’s Al Majaz 1 area.
August 14, 2014
Thousands of Gazans no longer have a home to return to as Israel's assault continues. Palestinian Christians however, united with their fellow Muslims in the Strip and opened their church doors to host displaced families.
An Iranian mathematician has become the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal, or the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."
On the third day of a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, a Palestinian couple is getting married in a UN shelter in Gaza City Wednesday, the groom told Ma'an.