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November 27, 2014

Famed Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, whose seven-decade career made her one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, died on November 26, 2014 at the age of 87. (AFP/Patrick Baz)
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The death of Lebanon's legendary singer Sabah Wednesday drew eulogies from Lebanese officials who waxed nostalgic for Lebanon’s prewar golden age that was illustrated in Sabah’s rich music repertoire.

November 26, 2014

Since 1987, when the first Palestinian uprising began, Gaza's walls have been covered with political messages, calls to strike and details of upcoming demonstrations. (AFP/File)
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"What we want is to send a message to say that people here love life, that they have had enough of death and destruction."
The pilot's lawyer argued that the hotel’s balcony is not considered a public place. (Shutterstock)
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The hotel’s head of security told police interrogators that the defendant had been caught earlier for similar behavior.
Once the chain is completed, it will be put on display at the Gold Souq. (AFP/FIle)
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Dubai will make a bid for yet another Guinness World Record to its name with the world’s longest 22 carat gold chain measuring five kilometers and weighing 180kg.
Campaigners are urging people to ditch their cigarettes and take up eating hummus instead. (Shutterstock)
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Campaigners are urging people to ditch their cigarettes and take up eating hummus instead.

November 25, 2014

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said equality cannot be made between men and women. (AFP/File)
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Turkey's president is at it again. Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to think women don't deserve the same equal rights to men.
The project aims to increase forestation as the percentage of wooded areas in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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A campaign to plant a million trees in south Lebanon, the “Tree for Every Citizen” project, was launched Monday by numerous associations.
This isn’t the first time Pruzansky has made the news for his views. Earlier this month, he compared The New York Jewish Week to Der Sturmer, a Nazi newspaper. (AFP/File)
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The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”
Tensions between Israel and Jordan have been running high over the al-Aqsa mosque. (File photo)
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In a TV recent interview, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), one Jordanian MP provided an insight into just how hostile Jordanian parliamentarians are towards their country's "ally."

November 24, 2014

One restaurant owner said he felt the need to ban women from the premises as a strict policy in order to avoid possible problems following a series of harassment cases. (Twitter image)
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A move by some restaurants in Saudi Arabia to ban women from their premises has drawn praise and criticism on social networks.
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Police arrived on scene and found the charred body of an unidentified man near the blast site. According to a statement by the Ministry of Interior, inspecting officers concluded he had killed himself in error while laying the explosive. Efforts to identify the body are underway.
Up to eight ISIL militants are killed each day in quad-bike ambushes, according to British defence sources. (Image: MoD)
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British special forces have found an alternative way to kill ISIL militants in Iraq. By using quad bikes, these badass troops have managed to kill at least eight jihadists a day.
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavemi was jailed for watching a volleyball match. (Image: Free Ghoncheh campaign)
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A British-Iranian woman who was jailed while trying to watch a volleyball match in Tehran has been released from prison, her family said.

November 23, 2014

The fairground attracted thousands of visitors since opening in October. (Shutterstock)
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Afghanistan has opened its first amusement park in Kabul, bringing a tiny bit of happiness to the war-torn country.
Mohammad Malek is on a mission for peace. (Image courtesy Gulf News)
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Malek said he had got blisters on his feet last time and had to get new shoes to finish the journey. He also had to dump a 10kg bag of supplies he was carrying in the previous attempt.