April 29, 2013
“Some things can’t be covered,” reads the slogan of Saudi Arabia’s anti-domestic violence advert.
April 28, 2013
#ShkMohdJournal was set up by the UAE's Vice-President in a bid to share his experiences and serve up some classic wisdom-nuggets
Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri said his movie "The Attack" was banned from being screened in cinemas in Lebanon for being partly shot in Tel Aviv and using Israeli actors.
Gossip about the death of Saudi Foreign Minister thrives after his blunt statements on regional issues. But according to the Prince himself, the news of his death should not be exaggerated.
A turtle considered to be the world’s second-oldest animal has died in Egypt’s Giza Zoo aged 270.
April 27, 2013
12 years on, NYPD find a five foot long fragment of metal that belonged to one of the airplanes from September 11 2001 between two Manhattan buildings
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, the mother of the men who planted the bombs at the Boston Marathon, is being investigated by US federal authorities to see if she played a role in 'radicalising her sons'
Despite being held captive by the Taliban when in Afghanistan, Somen Debnath vows to continue his journey cycling around the world, biking 191 countries in 16 years
April 26, 2013
Lovers against all odds: Lebanese government approves first ever civil marriage administered in Lebanon
Lebanese Interior Minister signs first ever civil marriage conducted in Lebanon after the the Lebanese Supreme Council in the Ministry of Justice took an unanimous decision in February to consider legal all civil marriages conducted in Lebanon by people that do not have any religious affiliation.
April 25, 2013
Bolting the stable door after the drugged up horse has bolted? Godolphin on "lock down" after doping scandal
The UK stables of Dubai-owned horse racing giants Godolphin are on "lock down" after a doping scandal that could be the worse in British horse racing history.
A 62 year old man went against the grain of usual drug hiding places when he hid his 25kg stash in a sand dune.
While Saudi remains the only Gulf country to have a Thursday-Friday weekend, it might be about to leave its isolation to join neighbors, as well as the global community by sharing Saturday off. Saudi Arabia’s consultative Shura Council this 'week' voted to change the weekend from Thursday-Friday to Friday-Saturday.
Iranian men from the country’s Kurdish community are championing women’s rights in a rather peculiar fashion, by dressing in women’s clothes.
April 24, 2013
Antoine Shakhtoura defended decision to shut down the Ghost nightclub, despite criticism from the club's management
Two naked Grecian statues have proved too much of an eyeful for Qatar, who have returned them during an ongoing nudity dispute.