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November 11, 2013

Participants start the 5km run during the 2013 Beirut Marathon on November 10, 2013 (AFP)
05:30 GMT
A Kenyan runner by the name of William Kipsang snatched up the gold medal at the Beirut 2013 International Marathon on Sunday.
Death toll in the upwards of 10,000 after typhoon Haiyan. [atlanticwire]
05:12 GMT
UAE announced its support with $10 million in offerings to the Philippines in efforts to assist in the recent typhoon damage.
Malala Yousafzai waves during the official opening of Birmingham's library. [gaurdian]
04:24 GMT
Chief of all Pakistan Private Schools has announced a ban on Malala Yousafzai's book claiming it to be anti-Islamic in nature.

November 10, 2013

Martin Weekes, the father of three triplets who died in a fire in a Qatari mall last year, has slammed drinks mega-giant Coca Cola for a new "Burn on" ad campaign erected near the site of the blaze. (Coca Cola)
09:08 GMT
Martin Weekes, the father of three triplets who died in a fire in a Qatari mall last year, has slammed drinks mega-giant Coca Cola for a new "Burn on" ad campaign erected near the site of the blaze.
The Legatum Prosperity Index's profile of Jordan. (Via Prosperity.com)
06:29 GMT
Jordan was recently ranked 88 out of 142 global countries in the 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index.
No dancing at this disco wedding. ISIL wants Quran verses only. [israelnationalnews]
04:57 GMT
After halting a wedding party in the Syrian town of Aleppo, Al Qaeda leader asks man in charge of wedding to only cite Qur'an verses at future events.

November 9, 2013

Sami Anan juxtaposed with Adolf Hitler as part of a series of Facebook jokes on the general. (Photo courtesy: Facebook)
11:58 GMT
Social media users in Egypt have been making the usual rounds of poking fun at the country’s top political figures.

November 8, 2013

Coachella Valley High School’s mascot dances to the band during a pep rally at the school in Thermal, Calif. [Associated Press]
14:38 GMT
California High School Under Fire for 'Arab' Mascot and Team Name.

November 7, 2013

16:57 GMT
A Gulfi ride divorced her husband shortly after honeymoon for secretly filming her wedding night.
During the 1980's mastery of the bicycle was a metaphor for women’s mastery over their own lives, today women in Egypt take to the wheel as a way to voice their dissatisfaction with the seemingly natural place of women. [harkavagrant.com]
16:26 GMT
Women in Egypt today echo the voices of women during the Victorian era who sought emancipation in a society which firmly believed that machinery and athletic activity should remain part of a man’s world and that a woman’s world should remain distinct and separate.
Even the blind can enjoy a Quarter Pounder with the newly launched Braille menu in McDonalds Amman. (Getty/File)
06:45 GMT
McDonalds in Amman has launched a new Braille menu for those suffering from visual impairment.
Twenty-four percent of boys in the UAE aged between 13 and 15 are smokers. [madampickwick]
06:29 GMT
Dubai takes the lead again in another first in the region by raising the smoking age to 21 years old.
An elderly Saudi shepherdess was killed on Wednesday after a 19 year-old hunter mistook her for a monkey. (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
An elderly Saudi shepherdess was killed on Wednesday after a 19 year-old hunter mistook her for a monkey.

November 6, 2013

Rough draft of Kamala Khan, Marvel Comics newest Ms. Marvel. [comicbookmovie]
09:12 GMT
Marvel has announced its newest female heroine and she hails from Pakistan. She is also ready to kick some serious villain butt...unless the Azan calls.
An expat teacher working in Kuwait was fired from her job after she stuck gum in a student's hair as a means of disciplining the child. (Shutterstock)
08:31 GMT
An expat teacher in Kuwait was sacked after it transpired she stick chewing gum in a student's hair.