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Kuwait first placed a blanket ban on new visas for Syrians in 2011, but those already in the country were allowed to remain. (AFP/File)
February 01, 2017 - 09:17 GMT
See Albawaba's statement issued 7 Feb. Kuwait has passed a number of laws targeting foreigners in recent years, and was named the worst place in the world for expatriates in 2015.
Popular Mobilization Unit fighters removing explosives from a booby-trapped kitten. (Twitter)
February 26, 2017 - 08:21 GMT
Popular Mobilization Unit fighters managed to free the kitten and remove the explosives.
Muhammad Ali Jr. was interrogated for nearly two hours as he flew back to Florida from Jamaica earlier this month. (File photo)
February 26, 2017 - 06:30 GMT
US border officials detained the boxing legend's son for nearly two hours, the latest in a string of complaints about religious profiling.
Jeddah and Makkah registered the highest number of runaway girls followed by Riyadh and Eastern Province. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) received last year over 2,000 complaints from victims of domestic violence filed by young women. When a girl lives with parents who fight all the time and do not pay attention to her, she will eventually run away from this life of discord and acrimony.
A file photo of an Iranian poultry farm. (File photo)
February 25, 2017 - 11:54 GMT
Iran’s Ministry of Health has detected flu in birds in 15 Iranian provinces and has prohibited the use of local poultry products nationwide.
After the incident, the Emirati suspect walked into a police station and claimed he was attacked at the traffic signal and that he had been hurt. (File photo)
February 24, 2017 - 08:35 GMT
Road rage incident on Al Maktoum Street sees driver attacking three occupants of car with sword.
Dubai announces launch of first hovering bike.(AFP/FILE)
February 23, 2017 - 15:50 GMT
Only recently, Dubai announced that it will be adding 200 driverless flying (hovering) cars to the streets.
Paramilitary police stand guard outside a mall in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 11:27 GMT
It comes as authorities in the province have vowed to be tougher and crack down on terrorist activities in the region.
A 63-year-old woman in Dubai has given birth to a healthy baby girl in Dubai. (File)
February 23, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
She gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Thumbay Hospital on February 19, 2017.
As Saudi authorities remain vigilant to eradicate drug peddling, smugglers are adopting new methods to carry drugs into the country. (File)
February 23, 2017 - 09:17 GMT
Drug peddlers around the world are coming up with innovative methods for smuggling
A group of women holds a banner as Pro-Erdogan protesters wave Turkish flags. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Turkish Defense Ministry states female members of the armed forces can wear headscarves for the first time.
25-year-old British daredevil, James Kingston, climbs Dubai tower. (Screengrab)
February 22, 2017 - 12:48 GMT
After being arrested by the Dubai Police for his daring climb in 2014, he has gone ahead and sneaked into a construction site.
This file photo taken on October 7, 2011 shows Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev (R) posing beside first lady Mehriban Aliyeva after she was awarded with the Legion d'Honneur medal by the French president in Baku. (AFP/Philippe Wojazer)
February 22, 2017 - 10:02 GMT
The first vice president post, created during 2016 constitutional amendments, also carries immunity from prosecution.
British Muslim teacher Juhel Miah was barred from flying to the US. (Twitter)
February 22, 2017 - 08:14 GMT
Maths teacher Juhel Miah was escorted off a US-bound flight by security staff while he was on a school trip with students traveling from Iceland's capital Reykjavik to New York.
Israeli interior Minister Aryeh Deri. (AFP/File)
February 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Deri, of the ultra-orthodox Shas party, resorted to the Hollywood trick when he was unable to naturally weep on camera.
The Grand Mufti Ahmed Mohammed al-Tayeb. (AFP/File)
February 22, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The head of the Arab Women Organization Mervat al-Talawy proposed the idea in 2012 to the grand imam of al-Azhar who welcomed it and assigned six al-Azhar scholars, along with one of her colleagues at the National Women's Council, to work on it; but it was suspended during the Muslim Brotherhood's reign in 2013.