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December 4, 2014

Cast and crew of Speed Sisters on the Ajyal Youth Film Festival red carpet
04:00 GMT
The Ajyal Youth Film Festival opened in Doha’s Katara Village with the pulsating documentary Speed Sisters, about the first all-women rally-racing team in the Arab world.

December 3, 2014

Thirty-four is the lucky number! Dozens of couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony. (Shutterstock)
09:28 GMT
What a cool way to get married in Dubai! Thirty-four lucky couples were able to marry in a mass wedding ceremony during the Gulf country's National Day.
Video stills from the mall show the suspect wearing an abaya, black gloves and a niqab, police say they have not yet determined the suspect's identity and gender. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT
Abu Dhabi police are investigating an incident in an Abu Dhabi mall bathroom where an American woman was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant in a black abaya.
Fancy taking viagra in the form of honey? Saudi Arabia now banned it. (Shutterstock)
08:36 GMT
How about taking viagra in a sweeter way? Health officials in Saudi warned people over consuming a special honey which could increase your lovin' in the bedroom.
The gleeful father can be heard saying "If your mom were here she would never allow such an act." (YouTube)
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The gleeful father can be heard saying "If your mom were here she would never allow such an act."

December 2, 2014

The UAE was ranked as the 14th happiest country in the world in 2014. (Image: Emirates247)
11:00 GMT
The UAE marked its 43rd National Day with a series of celebrations across the Gulf nation.
Saudi Arabia has been condemned by women's rights groups for not allowing females to drive. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT
A Saudi activist was arrested at the UAE border for attempting to drive into the kingdom. Is it haram to drive or something?!
Yakin’s dramatic turn from muscleman to radical challenged the view of militants as poor and uneducated people. (Image: Gulf News)
07:28 GMT
Egyptian gym freak-turned-militant Islam Yakin was killed in fighting alongside the militant group ISIL in the Kurdish town of Kobani in northern Syria.
Disgruntled youth that volunteer for ISIL expressed disdain about their jobs. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The newspaper Le Figaro leaked a selection of messages sent home from young French ISIL volunteers.

December 1, 2014

Pictured are Matthew and Grace Huang of Los Angeles, the couple stranded in Doha's Hamad International Airport. (AFP/File)
15:47 GMT
A California couple recently acquitted from child-endangerment charges in Qatar were blocked from leaving the country.
The monumental edible will be up for two weeks. (Twitter)
09:19 GMT
The 44-foot replica of the city's Burj Khalifa tower was made out of 4,200 kg of Belgian chocolate, and took 1,050 hours to assemble.
Britain's Muslim women were up to 65 percent less likely to be employed than their white Christian counterparts. (Shutterstock)
06:30 GMT
Muslim men were up to 76 per cent less likely to have a job of any kind compared to white, male British Christians of the same age and with the same qualifications.
The restaurant also provides guests with an option to order from handheld devices. (Image: Roller Coaster Restaurant)
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The outlet will span 14,000 square feet and will have a network of 30 individual roller coaster tracks that loop, spiral and spin around diners to deliver the menu and food to tables.

November 30, 2014

T.E. Lawrence (left) in Carchemish in 1913. (Wikimedia Commons)
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As a recent graduate of Oxford University, Lawrence spent the years 1910-1914 unearthing the remains of the Hittite empire in the ancient city of Carchemish.
Umpire Hillel Oscar was a former member and captain of Israel's national team. (Shutterstock)
08:55 GMT
The umpire collapsed during the course of the game after being hit, prompting bystanders to call medics to the scene.