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August 16, 2014

Photo used for illustrative purposes. (AFP)
14:39 GMT
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.
ISIL on Thursday killed nine members of rival Islamic groups in the Syrian town of Akhtarin in northern Aleppo province. (AFP)
08:37 GMT
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.
Saudi Arabia does not have a specific set of laws designed to protect migrant domestic workers, who are not covered under the nation’s general labor laws. (AFP)
08:25 GMT
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.
In addition to wanting to bui;f university and mosque, Farouk Shami also hopes to open a Farouk Systems hair-care branch in Gaza. (Photo via Texas Tribune)
06:00 GMT
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

New York public health expert Annie Sparrow says Syrian children infected with Polio also face an isolating stigma. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT
New York Health expert Annie Sparrow says Syria's terrifying polio reemergence is one of the infectious diseases threatening to cross into Iraq.
It is illegal to beg in the UAE, but that law is usually not enforced outside of mosques. (Basil D Soufi/Wikimedia Commons)
05:00 GMT
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

Displaced Palestinian women walk through a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza City where they are taking shelter, July 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:00 GMT
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.
Mirzakhani said she will be pleased if her work "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians." (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
An Iranian mathematician has become the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal, or the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."
Love persists in Gaza as couple get married in UN shelter on third day of 72-hour ceasefire [APA]
07:19 GMT
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.
The recent death of Williams shocked the entertainment industry. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
In a strange twitter exchange, Isis fighters talk about their favorite Robin Williams films and assert that 'they are human," too.

August 13, 2014

The law was passed in an effort to boost Iran's population. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Iran passes a law banning all surgeries that permanently prevent pregnancy.
Before they fled: Jihadists Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana (circled) hand out food to the needy in Cardiff last year. Both have been tweeting about their involvement with IS while on the front line. [Daily Mail]
06:53 GMT
British jihadists fighting with terror squads in Iraq are using social networking sites to lure young Muslim teenagers from the UK into joining the Islamic State fanatics.
Over 450 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza (File/AFP)
06:38 GMT
Ten UAE cyclists will bike across the U.S. in September to raise money for injured and displaced Palestinian children with a goal to raise at least $250,000.
The Crown Prince debuted a 12-minute long time lapse video of Dubai's airport. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Dubai Crown Prince recently announced a project set to showcase 360 degree virtual tours of Dubai.

August 12, 2014

Reyaad Khan, a 20 year-old Cardiff student. [Screenshot]
11:36 GMT
A British jihadist fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq has boasted of preparing for ‘martyrdom’.