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January 20, 2015

An ad placed in the Hebrew edition of a Haaretz newspaper by the poet caused a ruckus across Israel. (Image: Times of Israel)
10:35 GMT
Israel's award winning poet, Natan Zach, gave Palestine his blessings "on the way to the Hague court", by placing an ad in Haaretz. We think that's pretty badass!
It is hoped that the dating site will produce 100,000 marriages using this "correct method", potentially decreasing a divorce rate that has reached 22 percent. (Shutterstock)
07:48 GMT
Iran has announced plans to combat what it says are "immoral" online dating websites by launching an official site for young people seeking marriage.
Saudi Arabia encourages mass marriages to combat the growing trend of spinsterhood. (Photo: AFP)
06:00 GMT
The number of unmarried Saudi women over 30 reached 33.45 percent in the last 10 years, or 1.52 million of the total population of 4.57 million women, local media reported on Sunday.

January 19, 2015

By the time people realized he was just snapping a "selfie", there was a 50-car traffic jam. (Shutterstock)
16:00 GMT
Man took a "selfie" on a bridge, causing a 50-car traffic jam between Jerash and Amman.
The accused claimed he was merely trying to catch the ball when he "accidentally" groped the woman. (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
A driver has been accused of groping a woman swimmer in the sea while he was playing with his friends at Jumeirah Beach.
Hamdi says her move has prodded young women of her age into coming forward, rethinking marriage stereotypes of women, and speaking out against them. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Defying traditional stereotypes shunning unmarried women, Samah Hamdi threw the spotlight back on social norms in an award-winning video, but to little avail in her personal life
Harder drugs are now allegedly reaching the Palestinian Territories (Shutterstock)
06:57 GMT
Drugs op in Palestine? Not to the same capacity as Breaking Bad, but Israeli police arrested a man traveling to the West Bank for possessing a large quantity of drugs.
Saddam Hussein Al Hawamdeh intends to sue the customs official who so rudely rejected him based on his name. (AFP/Getty/Bob Strong)
06:00 GMT
A Jordanian man was rejected at the US border in Chicago and forced to return to Amman for sharing the same name as Saddam Hussein.

January 18, 2015

While you were resting on your day off, more than 1,000 Jordanians braved freezing temperatures to march from Al Husseini Mosque to the French Embassy. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:30 GMT
More than 1,000 protesters took to the streets of Amman on Friday in protest against a new cartoon depicting Prophet Mohammad published by French weekly satirical Charlie Hebdo.
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird leaves the Palestinian ministry in Ramallah, January 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird was pelted with eggs and shoes by angry protesters while on a visit to the West Bank Sunday.
Angry Saudis expressed outrage online, calling the dancing "sexual exploitation". (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT
A group of conservative Saudis got their knickers in a twist over young girls performing a dance routine during a spring festival.
Camels can identify people by their scent, making them protective over their owners. (Shutterstock)
07:59 GMT
Dogs were always traditionally known as a man's best friend. But for Bedouins across the Middle East, that love will only be shared with a big, brown eyed camel.

January 17, 2015

A video of the beheading was removed from YouTube due to its "shocking and disgusting content." (Shutterstock)
22:22 GMT
A Burmese woman was publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia for murdering her seven-year-old step-daughter. She was executed by sword as she shouted, "I did not kill! I did not kill!"
Saudi Arabia's rates of obesity and diabetes are among the highest in the world. (Shutterstock)
14:51 GMT
Doctors expect half the KSA population to be diabetic by 2030 if Saudis don't change their lifestyle.
The 25-year-old mother from Birmingham, Britain has reportedly fled for the border of Turkey after Daesh militants reportedly attempted to force her to marry a fighter. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Feeling disillusioned and aware of her mistake, British woman begged for her life at the Turkish after traveling to Daesh-held territory in Syria with her toddler.