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Some young women in Oman discovered just how bad cyber revenge could be after they were the victims of online blackmail. (Shutterstock)
January 20, 2017 - 15:31 GMT
Victims of online blackmail are working to raise awareness.
In this January 8, 2017 photo, Negina Khpalwak (19), the first female orchestra conductor in Afghanistan, is seen during a rehearsal at the National Institute of Music in Kabul. (AFP/File)
January 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The group of 40 - known as Zohra - is Afghanistan's first all-girl orchestra and it's led by Negin Khapalwak, a 19-year-old woman from the restive eastern Kunar province.
Facebook users are shocked by a Saudi man playing with lions and tigers. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Facebook user Abu Zaid shared some of El Degheiry’s wild videos supposedly taming lions and tigers.
Egypt suspects ex-footballer Mohamed Aboutrika of financing the banned Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Under the law, Aboutrika faces a travel ban and having his passport and assets frozen.
Hands off! A Filipina hairdresser took a student to court after he molested her and then ran away. (Shutterstock)
January 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The student pleaded innocent, saying he touched her 'by mistake.'
The restaurant in Al Barsha has been doing it for at least one year while the Karama branch has been doing it since it opened in June — in quiet and in the absence of major spotlight or fanfare, long before the Year of Giving was announced. (File photo)
January 19, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Jobseekers who can't afford their lunch can drop by Nom Nom Asia Restaurant in Karama and Al Barsha any day of the week to get a combo lunch for free. They can choose a main dish plus noodles or rice, and water.
As a teenager, Ghadeer Ahmed sent a video of herself dancing to her boyfriend. He then posted it online, exposing her to cyber bullying. (Instagram)
January 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
“Fighting against this in solidarity requires a sensitive conversation that supports our rights and does not accept violations as part of non-Western culture,” she writes.
The policewoman's mother had wished to meet the ruler for many years. (Twitter)
January 18, 2017 - 08:19 GMT
The UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid meet with a policewoman’s mother during an award ceremony.
Beheading by sword is the most common form of execution in Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
January 18, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
After executing over 150 people last year, the Kingdom wasted no time getting started with the death penalty in 2017.
The young girl placed an ad online requesting $45,448, offering herself for sale. Image for illustrative purposes only. (Shutterstock)
January 18, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
She apparently placed the ad online without her parents' knowledge.
Architect Zaha Hadid died suddenly of a heart attack in March 2016. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 11:46 GMT
The majority of Hadid's holdings will go to her family, while she bequeathed a lump sum to her business partner.
Six tourists were seriously injured after their hot air balloon crashed to the ground in Sharjah. (Courtesy of Sharjah Police)
January 17, 2017 - 09:06 GMT
The police operations room received a call on Saturday 9am saying that six foreign tourists were injured when a balloon suddenly went down.
Hadir is bearing the brunt of the blame on social media, however few people have commented on the father's responsibility in the affair. (Twitter)
January 17, 2017 - 08:59 GMT
While some have come out in support, others have labelled it as adultery and indecency, calling her derogatory names.
Hunting of the Houbara Boustard by Arab sheikhs has become increasingly controversial due to the already rare bird's declining population. (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Villagers went after the Qatari royals with guns and knives.
The two men died en route to the hospital after being mauled by lions at a wildlife center in Jordan's Balqa governorate. (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2017 - 14:49 GMT
All three lions were killed in the aftermath of the accident.
A file photo of a Palestinian child drinking water from a working faucet in Gaza Strip amid a severe water shortage in the besieged territory. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 12:51 GMT
The new agreement aims to improve infrastructure and better access to water for Palestinian villages.