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August 19, 2013

08:03 GMT
The Egyptian Cabinet has assigned competent authorities to assess the legal status of the Al Jazeera Mubasher satellite channel, accusing it of threatening stability and national security.
Ebrahim feeds stray cats every day after work. (EXPRESS/AHMED KUTTY)
06:00 GMT
Indian expat Ebrahim Ahmad, 48, feeds hundreds of cats with food bought from his own money. And he does it every day.

August 18, 2013

Violinst Nigel Kennedy is being censored by the BBC after likening the rule of the Israeli government to the apartheid in South Africa. (Image courtesy of the BBC)
11:59 GMT
The BBC has decided to edit out comments made by pro-Palestinian violinist Nigel Kennedy over the apartheid in Israel.
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10:31 GMT
Six Emirati motorcyclists will set out on a trip across eight countries in Europe to promote the UAE’s bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai.
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09:01 GMT
The king of Saudi Arabia ordered on Saturday the dispatch of three fully-equipped field hospitals to Egypt
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08:50 GMT
Abu Dhabi Police to use latest method to eliminate narcotics-related crimes
Saudi women arrive to attend the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer at Turki bin Abdullah grand mosque in Riyadh (AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
07:22 GMT
The Riyadh metro, due to be completed in 2019, could mean greater independence for Saudi women by allowing them to travel without male escorts, Businessweek reported on Friday.

August 17, 2013

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13:04 GMT
Religious figures are the most followed Arab personalities on Twitter.
Medicine Faculty of King Abdulaziz University (Wikimedia Commons/Ammar Shaker)
12:06 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz University has been ranked as the top university in the Gulf, according to the Times Higher Education guide.

August 16, 2013

As a result of Al-Sumait’s humanitarian activities millions of Africans embraced Islam (Photo courtesy of Arab News)
09:13 GMT
Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sumait, who helped thousands of Africans understand and embrace Islam, constructed 5,700 mosques and four universities in Africa, passed away on Thursday. He was 66. He was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in 1996 in recognition of his Islamic and humanitarian services.
Illustrative purposes (Wikimedia Commons/Daniel Ramirez)
08:44 GMT
A Syrian businessman has been languishing in a UAE prison for five months, despite completing a short jail sentence. He says he’d rather stay locked up and die in the Emirates than be forced to return home.

August 15, 2013

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11:07 GMT
The state of Israel is recruiting college students to use social media to bolster the country’s image through positive comments, without disclosing themselves as government-affiliated, officials told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
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08:48 GMT
Lebanon is facing the loss of the youth, who are supposed to be the hope for change.
Nina Siakhali Moradi (Photo courtesy: IranWire)
07:40 GMT
Despite promises made by Iran’s new President, Hassan Rowhani, that women’s civil rights will improve under his government, a city councilor has been barred from office for being “too sexy,” British daily The Times reported on Wednesday.
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07:19 GMT
An Emirati scientist who found a link between Type 2 diabetes and the UAE’s native population is widening her study to cover more Bedouin communities, creating the biggest DNA database of its kind.