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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.
An Iraqi worker cleans up the archaeological site of Nimrud, south of Mosul in northern Iraq, 21 April 2001. (AFP/File)
February 21, 2017 - 07:54 GMT
The British Museum's six-month training scheme sees Iraqi archaeologists spend three months in London and three months in Iraq.
The one-of-a-kind carnival dubbed Wonderland Riyadh launched for the first time and seeks to fill a gap in the entertainment scene in Saudi Arabia. (File photo)
February 21, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
"We realized most Saudi families' fun memories are abroad," said Mishael Alrasheed, president of the organizing committee at Benya. You don't say!
Dutch-born pilot Eser Aksan Erdogan flies for the Turkish budget airline Pegasus. (Instagram)
February 20, 2017 - 11:37 GMT
In addition to having the best #OfficeViews in the world, Eser Aksan Erdogan hopes to inspire more women to get into the industry.
The White Helmet's group has attracted over 3,000 volunteers and says it has saved more than 78,000 lives. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 09:24 GMT
For weeks, the rescuers and the film's staff had been nervously watching the fallout from US President Donald Trump's now-suspended travel ban for seven countries.
Egyptian parents are facing massive hikes in tuition fees in addition to the other economic problems facing the country. (Shutterstock)
February 20, 2017 - 07:43 GMT
Fees for both national and international schools have skyrocketed in the past few months in Egypt.
Iranian women attend a volleyball tournament on the resort Kish Island. (Twitter)
February 20, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The move came after Human Rights Watch called on the international volleyball authority to ban tournaments in Iran until women were allowed to attend.
Mahmoud El Sayed's illustration of the Arabic word for
February 19, 2017 - 13:20 GMT
This calligraphy project is both adorable and educational!
The model and her assistants had not sought permission or approval, and had expertly breached security to perform the stunt. (Instagram)
February 19, 2017 - 08:32 GMT
Viki Odintcova risked her life for an Instagram photoshoot off Dubai's Cayan Tower.
Fahire Kara was critically injured and separated from her husband during the incident in Mecca, pictured, in July 1990 and has spent the past 27 years being held by her new Yemeni husband. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Fahire Kara, trapped in a Catch-22 of Saudi Arabian law, faces being stoned to death for adultery or see the father of her children executed.
Comic Con began in 1970 as a convention of a few dozen geeks who swapped superhero magazines in the US. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia which bans alcohol, public cinemas and theatre.
Young Kurdish contestants for the new
February 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The show is open to any young Kurds, and the contestants hailed from Turkey, Syria, and various parts of Iraq.
Iran argues that its ban on women attending sporting events in the same stadiums as men is necessary to protect them from rude language that might emanate from the stands. One would wonder why they don't ban the men instead?   (AFP/File)
February 17, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Iran argues that its ban on women attending sporting events in the same stadiums as men is necessary to protect them from rude language that might emanate from the stands. One would wonder why they don't ban the men instead?
The average dowry in Oman costs about $7,800 and often drives young couples into debt to pay for the wedding. (Shutterstock)
February 16, 2017 - 13:52 GMT
'Women are not commodities. They are human beings. They are not sold or bought,' said Saud al-Farsi
The Instagram queen, who has more than three million followers on social media, admitted that she was a bit nervous before the stunt. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 11:48 GMT
The Russian woman stunned many when she posed for a death-defying photo-shoot on top of the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai, one of the world's tallest skyscrapers.
It was a close shave for striker Omar
February 16, 2017 - 07:32 GMT
The perm purge has already seen midfielder Suhail al-Mansoori being told to lose his locks.