In an attempt to stop child marriages, Egypt issued a law in 2008, setting marriage at 18 years for both sexes. (Image used for illustrative purposes only)
July 28, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Families of the bride and the groom — aged 12 and 10 respectively — allegedly held a lavish party to celebrate their unlawful marriage in the village of Al Ma'sara in Dakahlia province, around 120km north of Cairo.
Tunisian lawmakers proposed changes to legislation to provide groundbreaking support the country's women. (AFP/File)
July 27, 2016 - 12:45 GMT
Tunisia is taking giant steps to punish sexual assault and harassment in multiple forms.
Reporting violations in the IT sector can earn Saudis a percentage of the fine. (Shutterstock)
July 27, 2016 - 06:39 GMT
Reporting Saudization violations, especially in the tech sector, could earn the reporter 25% of the fine.
Over 20,000 PSD personnel are working across Jordan to ensure public security and to prevent dangerous celebrations. (Courtesy photo)
July 26, 2016 - 08:13 GMT
The Central Traffic Department issued 2,220 tickets for reckless driving, celebratory gunfire, car processions, hanging dangerously out of car windows and beeping horns, as students celebrated their results.
Thailand is an international hub for medical tourism. (Shutterstock)
July 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Omanis are flocking to Thailand for medical tourism - and both countries are benefiting!
Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric blamed for the failed coup in Turkey, has been accused of using genies to
July 25, 2016 - 13:48 GMT
The mayor of Turkey's capital claims Fethullah Gulen uses genies to 'enslave' his followers.
An angry monkey. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 11:19 GMT
A man in Kuwait was feeding his pet monkey drugs so they could get high together.
Iraq's Meteorological Department said the 54 degree Celsius weather recorded in Kuwait the hottest reliable temperature ever recorded. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 09:12 GMT
In Iraq, scorching temperatures and power outages have forced residents to swim in the river to survive the heat.
Books are displayed on Nancy, the vintage Mercedes that Ghaith Bahdoosh drives around Amman to bring the joy of reading to the people. (Lindsey Leger)
July 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Ghaith Bahdoosh and his classic Mercedes have become known for bringing books to the people as he drives around the city.
A government worker speculated that Saudi men marry maids because his wife is ill or he feels neglected. (File photo)
July 24, 2016 - 19:23 GMT
A Saudi psychologist speculated that other women might not look after their husbands, while the maids are always there to take care of them.
Israeli police cracked down on several nightclubs after it was discovered they were forbidding patrons of Ethiopian origin from entering. (Shutterstock)
July 24, 2016 - 13:07 GMT
Suspicions of racism were confirmed when clubs refused entry to undercover cops of Ethiopian origin, but let in officers who weren't of Ethiopian descent.
The minarets of a mosque. (File)
July 24, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The US Department of Justice filed a suit against the Bensalem Township over a denial of zoning permissions for a local mosque.
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
July 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
US Presidential candidate Donald Trump blamed all of the issues in the Middle East on his rival candidate, Hillary Clinton.
While polygamy is common in Al-Ahsa village, its rare to find a first wife who is happy about it. (AFP/File)
July 23, 2016 - 12:19 GMT
Polygamy is quite common among the villagers of Al-Ahsa but they could not believe women taking the initiative.
A recruitment picture to hire nurses for Saudi Arabia. (File)
July 23, 2016 - 09:50 GMT
Saudi women workings as doctors and nurses face discrimination in the search for husbands - because their job requires them to interact with men!
The Sulafa Tower on fire in Dubai. (Dubai Media Office)
July 22, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Rescue workers took special care to remove residents' pets from the Sulafa Tower during a recent fire.