Editor's Choice

July 7, 2014

Farzana Parveen's husband holds up her photo shortly after her death (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT
A father who stoned his pregnant daughter to death outside a Lahore courthouse has been found guilty of murder along with four other men from the victim's family.
05:00 GMT
The Syrian opposition National Coalition says Hezbollah is selling refugees' organs to cope with its current financial hardship due to its involvement in Syria's civil war.

July 6, 2014

Iran's birth rate has fallen from 3.22 percent in 1986 to a 1.22 percent rate today (File Archive)
19:50 GMT
Iran's got a thing for babies--and Tehran is ready to go to new limits to encourage Persian pregnancy.
British citizens Reyaad Khan (left) and Nasser Muthana, both 20, appeared in an ISIS propaganda video, appealing for foreigners to join the group (Image: Twitter)
12:35 GMT
A pair of 16-year-old British twins snuck out of their bedrooms and flew to Turkey, where it is believed they crossed into Syria from to join ISIS.
Chandra Shekhar, 51, said fasting strengthened his relationship with his Muslim colleagues (Image: Gulf News)
10:09 GMT
A warm and fuzzy tale of coexistence in the UAE: Non-Muslims fast for Ramadan to be spiritually closer to their Muslim colleagues. There is hope in humanity once again!
The man allegedly wore these "medieval-looking" clothes to the mosque, causing congestion as worshipers stopped to snap pictures of the man (Courtesy of Arab News)
05:00 GMT
Authorities at the Grand Mosque in Mecca arrested a 40-year-old man for wearing what has been described as "unusual attire" that distracted fellow worshipers "trying to pray."

July 5, 2014

12:13 GMT
Twenty-three Saudi women sued their parents last year for not letting them get married, a source at the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) said.
Algeria was the only team from the MENA region to make it to the World Cup this year (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Some Salafi clerics have issued fatwas banning-gasp!-watching the World Cup football matches this year.

July 4, 2014

08:17 GMT
Dubai: A taxi driver has been jailed for nine months for peeing in public and assaulting the roommates of a woman who hurled her shoe at him when she saw him from her balcony urinating.
Al-Asiri's sinister creations have also been used on two high-profile terror attempts in the US, including the underwear bomb carried by Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in his attempt to blow up a plane carrying 300 passengers over America on Christmas Day 2009
08:09 GMT
He is al Qaeda’s most valued bombmaker and the creator of explosives so dangerous only an ‘evil genius’ could have come up with them.
Around 14.4 percent of Jordan's population lived in poverty in 2010 (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
In Jordan, at least 33 percent of the population lives under the poverty line at least once annually.

July 3, 2014

Although Iraq didn't qualify for this year's World Cup, there are still many other teams supported across the country (File/AFP)
11:41 GMT
Iraq might be on the brink of destruction right now with a fierce battle between ISIS and the country's armed forces, but that won't stop football fans from watching the latest game.
The new DKNY collection is available across the Middle East (Image: DKNY/Styleblazer)
08:54 GMT
Who said Muslim women are all about the burka? In the same week that france upheld the burka ban, DKNY released a Ramadan collection, so add it to your list of Eid presents!
The team returned home to a heroes' welcome after they managed to push Germany into extra-time, before conceding 2-1.
08:12 GMT
Forward Islam Slimani says, "They need it more than us"; underdog Algeria nearly beat favorite Germany in quarterfinal game this week.
Salafism is on the rise in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Salafist comedian and Sheikh Maher Mawas isn't known in Lebanon for his sermons, but rather for cracking jokes and humorous posts on social media.