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June 21, 2014

Battir received an emergency nomination to be added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites (Courtesy of Times of Israel)
15:08 GMT
The cultural arm of the UN added the name of a Palestinian village in the West Bank to its list of world heritage sites Friday.
Iranian demonstrators in Berlin protest against Tehran's human rights policies (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
A young woman faces the death penalty in Iran. Her crime? Married aged 14 and then killed her abusive husband a few years later.

June 20, 2014

Shaheen the Camel provides a prediction for the World Cup matches in Brazil daily in a video recording (File Archive/Shutterstock)
15:11 GMT
Forget the World Cup-predicting octopus!The Middle East has their own rendition of the infamous cup creature predictor for the 2014 games in Brazil.
The crown prince met Said while working on a charity project last year in one of Dubai's shantytowns (Courtesy of World News Daily Report)
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Folks, this is a happily ever after story that is sure to make waves on UAE's shores! The 28-year-old crown prince of Dubai is tying the knot with his love, former street girl Kalila Said.

June 19, 2014

The three Israeli teens were kidnapped in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
13:58 GMT
A General Director of the Israeli Knesset fired an employee for comparing the three missing Israeli teens to Palestinian prisoners on his Facebook page.
A U.N. report revealed that 99.3% of Egyptian women have been exposed to harassment in some form. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has ordered a new department formed to combat crimes against women.
Saudi's first female lawyer was registered earlier this year (File Archive)
08:00 GMT
They may not be allowed to drive, but the "law" may now be on their side: Saudi's Justice Ministry has granted licenses to 20 women lawyers to practice their profession and represent their clients in court.
Islam forbids practicing black magic. (Shutterstock)
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In just 7 months, Saudi Arabia saw a total of 191 legal cases filed against black magicians.

June 18, 2014

Authorities quickly figured out who the man was from his online video and arrested him promptly. (Shutterstock)
12:56 GMT
A Kuwaiti man was arrested after posting a video of himself printing counterfeit money.
One of the men said he has been dressing like a woman since he was eight years old. (Shutterstock)
10:56 GMT
A fashion designer and a tailor have been jailed in Dubai for cross dressing in public.
King Croc is a 40-year-old saltwater crocodile. (Shutterstock)
09:50 GMT
Crocodiles at the Dubai mall have sparked both interest and fear.
Airbus has sold more than 170 of these jumbo personalized aircrafts since 1997 (Courtesy of The Daily Mail)
05:00 GMT
Forget the days of private jets! Saudi billionaires have a new way in mind to soar the skies: their own jumbo A380s and Boeing 737s.

June 17, 2014

The new rule prohibits all stickers and signs on cars. (Shutterstock)
11:24 GMT
Egypt police will now be enforcing a new rule that prohibits drivers from placing religious signs in their car windows.
It is not known what made the glasses so offensive, as they were removed from the store (Shutterstock/AFP)
10:27 GMT
Police in the UAE seized 20 glasses from a store after an Emirati woman complained they were "anti-Islamic".
The baggage handler reportedly stole the candy bars because he was hungry. (Shutterstock)
09:05 GMT
A baggage handler at Dubai International Airport has been jailed for stealing candy bars from passengers' suitcases.