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July 3, 2014

Although Iraq didn't qualify for this year's World Cup, there are still many other teams supported across the country (File/AFP)
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Iraq might be on the brink of destruction right now with a fierce battle between ISIS and the country's armed forces, but that won't stop football fans from watching the latest game.
The new DKNY collection is available across the Middle East (Image: DKNY/Styleblazer)
08:54 GMT
Who said Muslim women are all about the burka? In the same week that france upheld the burka ban, DKNY released a Ramadan collection, so add it to your list of Eid presents!
The team returned home to a heroes' welcome after they managed to push Germany into extra-time, before conceding 2-1.
08:12 GMT
Forward Islam Slimani says, "They need it more than us"; underdog Algeria nearly beat favorite Germany in quarterfinal game this week.
Salafism is on the rise in countries such as Lebanon and Jordan (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Salafist comedian and Sheikh Maher Mawas isn't known in Lebanon for his sermons, but rather for cracking jokes and humorous posts on social media.

July 2, 2014

Morsi's son will also have to pay nearly $1500 in fines for carrying the two hashish joints (File Archive)
16:17 GMT
Egyptian courts have sentenced Mohammed Morsi's son, Abdallah Morsi, to jail with labour and fines for possession of two joints of hashish.
Uighurs in China have been persecuted for their religious beliefs for years (AFP)
14:27 GMT
In China, Muslims will not be allowed to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at least not legally.
Those who photocopy or tamper with original documents could also face up to five years in jail (File/Shutterstock)
10:36 GMT
Anyone caught using fake certificates to get a visa or job could face up to ten years in jail, so make sure you're up front about your grades in the UAE!
Fancy a new friend at home? You can buy crocodiles in Lebanese pet shops for less than 100 U.S. dollars (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Beirut's infamous crocodile who has been living in a polluted river for years near a company plant was moved to a crocodile zoo in the UK this week.

July 1, 2014

Pakistani women's rights campaigners in Lahore march during a rally against violence (File/AFP)
13:22 GMT
In another horrific case involving a man's so-called "honor", a Pakistani woman's eyes were gouged out by her ex-husband because he claimed he "wanted to send a message through her to all women with loose morals.”
Many believe eating locusts cures many diseases including diabetes and high blood pressure. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT
Saudi Arabian men are consuming locusts by the hundreds because they believe it will help their libido.
The woman was arrested in her apartment after a tip off. (Shutterstock)
09:08 GMT
A British woman was sentenced to four years in jail for consuming hashish.
Superbugs pose a serious health risk. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A 29-year-old Saudi scientist developed a test to immediately recognize superbugs.

June 30, 2014

The water programs will help provide fresh water to various cities world wide. (AFP/File)
14:14 GMT
The UAE Water Aid campaign has raised millions for their clean water initiative.
Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared ten years ago but is now in custody of the U.S. military (File/AFP)
12:09 GMT
A U.S. "mysterious marine" is back in the hands of America's military after disappearing ten years ago, allegedly faking his own kidnapping, then disappearing again.
No moon in sight? Muslim clerics monitor the sky through binoculars to determine the first day of Ramadan (File/AFP)
11:13 GMT
Every year in Pakistan, there seems to be a huge disagreement over moon sightings to determine the beginning of Ramadan and 2014 is no different! There will be some grumpy Muslims out there.