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July 9, 2014

116 Cannabis pills were stuffed into the pizzas delivered to Zahle prison (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Lebanese pizza delivery man was arrested and imprisoned for delivering pizza pies stuffed with cannabis to inmates in Zahle prison Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

The grant is part of the EU-funded Agriculture and Rural Development Program. (File)
12:49 GMT
The EU along with the Agriculture Ministry is donating $2 million to support reforestation in Lebanon.
Millions of Syrians are now refugees. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Syrian women who have fled the civil war often must face their struggles alone.
One Palestinian entrepreneur raised thousands of dollars to pursue his masters degree. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT
Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way to pursue venture capital in Palestine.
Dubai is known for its flashy architecture, but this takes the cake! (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Developers in Dubai have announced plans to build a 48 million square-foot climate-controlled city.

July 7, 2014

Cross-dressing is banned in Bahrain's ultra-conservative society (File/Shutterstock)
12:07 GMT
A cross-dressing man was jailed for one month in Bahrain for wearing women's accessories and "walking in a feminine way".
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

(AFP)
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

(AFP)
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.