Editor's Choice

August 10, 2014

ISIS has its own gift shop in Istanbul now. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
There's now a place in Istanbul to buy ISIS-themed mugs, t-shirts and more.

August 9, 2014

Garnier's wartime beauty bags for the IDF went crazy on Twitter. (Shuttershock)
12:36 GMT
After donating care packages filled with soaps and scrubs to Israel's female soldiers, Garner issues an apology amid boycott threats and Twitter spats.

August 8, 2014

"Let your women chase their dreams," writes Abeer Al-Harbi. (AFP file photo).
09:17 GMT
Women represent solace and shelter. As mothers, sisters, wives, and sweethearts, they help men in their endeavors. Women are independent human beings with independent thought and soul.
Bahrain says Qatar's acquisition of its citizens is a bane for the country's strategic interests. (J. Zach Hollo for Albawaba)
08:56 GMT
Manama has expressed concern over Qatar naturalizing Bahraini citizens, an Al Arabiya report said. The official BNA reported the Interior Ministry as saying that it could affect Bahrain’s national interests and security.
Beneficiaries of the houses were selected based on their level of need for new housing. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Over 600 new homes will be distributed to Emirati families in need.

August 7, 2014

George Galloway is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his views (File/AFP)
14:06 GMT
Outspoken British politician, George Galloway, declared a small English town an "Israel-free zone", according to a leaked student video.
Egyptian bishop battles women in his congregation over their sexy look: ‘Leave your make-up, hot pants and tight tops at home’, he warns. [Flickr]
11:03 GMT
Egyptian bishop battles women in his congregation over their sexy look: ‘Leave your make-up, hot pants and tight tops at home’, he warns
Saudi tourist flies in to London and brings his 'gold' Range Rover along too - worth £150,000 and with a 666 number plate. [Daily Mail]
10:24 GMT
Saudi tourist flies in to London and brings his 'gold' Range Rover along too - worth £150,000 and with a 666 number plate.
The initiative was launched at the beginning of Ramadan. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Drivers of a private online chauffeur service in Dubai earned over Dh45,000 in tips thanks to a unique initiative launched during Ramadan.

August 6, 2014

The play was cancelled immediately because a member of the cast dressed as a woman (File/Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
A play in Saudi Arabia was suspended because a male character dressed up as a woman, which was deemed against Islam in the conservative kingdom. C'mon guys, lighten up!
Blurry but clear: Police raided the orphanage after the video went viral (Image: Gulf News screenshot)
11:27 GMT
A video posted on YouTube of a man severely beating a child in an Egyptian orphanage has caused worldwide outrage after it went viral.
The new law prohibits men from marrying expatriate women from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Chad and Myanmar.
05:00 GMT
Saudi men wishing to marry foreigners now face tougher regulations, as Saudi men wanting to marry foreign women should first obtain the consent of the government and submit marriage applications through official channels.
[Sabahi Online]
04:00 GMT
A new report has revealed that supporters and members of Jihadist groups, such as “ Al Qaida” and “ISIS,” prefer to use Androids to IOS!

August 5, 2014

Game users are encouraged to drop bombs on cartoon Hamas militants (Image: Screenshot)
13:09 GMT
Google faced a backlash for continuing to allow a game called "Bomb Gaza" to be downloaded by Android users. IDF wannabes definitely seem like the target audience!
The victim's money, credit cards and mobile phones were also stolen by the rapists (File/Shutterstock)
10:49 GMT
Two men were jailed for five years and faced a hefty fine for sexually assaulting a woman in Kuwait. The victim was raped in her apartment after holding a dinner party.