Born in the US to immigrants from Pakistan, Syed first learned and tried out the call to the prayer when he was 11 years old. (Image: Courtesy of
April 26, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
American muslim Jameel Syed began his journey on April 3rd, 2015, to be the first muaddhin in history to recite the call to prayer in all 50 states across the US. He aims to reclaim the American Muslim narrative and give mosques the opportunity to deliver a positive message, to tell the world what being a Muslim is really all about.
Aouragh merely said he was willing to open a sex shop in the holy Saudi Arabian city and never actually was given the authority to do so. (Image: Pixabay)
April 26, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
A report alleging the opening of a 'Sharia- compliant' sex shop in Saudi Arabia, covered widely by media outlets around the world, turns out to be a hoax.
A total of 460 artifacts were recovered by Egyptian authorities since Hosni Mubarak's fall in 2011. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Thieves no more after Egyptian authorities recovered 239 stolen artifacts, which had been smuggled into France.
“A woman can take more than the man in her spirit, men may be able to handle more physically but women can handle more mentally,
April 26, 2015 - 04:41 GMT
Lebanese women are taking on the sport of mixed martial arts, and some have achieved great success.
Syrians sell Zaatar at the 'Made in Syria' exhibition in Damascus. (AFP/File)
April 25, 2015 - 15:36 GMT
Syria's entrepreneurs, suffering from crippling losses after four years of civil war, have launched a drive to encourage consumers hit by burgeoning inflation and a shortage of imports to "buy Syrian."
The new health service appears to be very similar to Britain's. (Shutterstock)
April 25, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Islamic State have reportedly launched their own 'health service', bearing remarkable similarities to the publicly funded British health service, the National Health Service (NHS).
World Happiness Report ranks UAE 20th happiest country, above Oman (22nd), Qatar (28th), Saudi Arabia (35th). (AFP/File)
April 24, 2015 - 13:49 GMT
World Happiness Report ranks UAE 20th happiest country, above Oman (22nd), Qatar (28th), Saudi Arabia (35th).
Cabbies in Dubai will be getting a tailgating alert, helping them avoid accidents, the RTA said Thursday. (Pixabay)
April 24, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Who needs mom when you've got this new safety feature?
The service will offer park visitors free WiFi and charging points for smart gadgets. (Shutterstock)
April 23, 2015 - 12:14 GMT
Visitors to major public parks in Dubai need no longer get disappointed if they do not have enough charge or data in their smartphones or tablets, as the 'Smart Palm' project has just been launched.
The new online index ranks more than 100 passports from around the world. (Shutterstock)
April 23, 2015 - 09:01 GMT
UAE nationals have the “most powerful” passport in the Arab world as they enjoy the widest range of visa-free entry compared to their peers.
Muslim clerics and Saudi sheikhs have reportedly been consulted about the plans. (Shutterstock)
April 23, 2015 - 08:45 GMT
A “Sharia compliant” sex shop is reportedly set to open in Mecca selling halal products and toys.