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May 18, 2014

FIFA reaffirmed the error was only based on technicalities of weather and not any other conditions - temperatures in Qatar can reach 122°F in the summer. (Image courtesy of FIFA)
07:00 GMT
FIFA President Sepp Blatter admitted to Swiss television channel RTS that the decision to have Qatar host the 2022 World Cup was a "mistake" due to summer heat.
Henri Bou Obeid, owner of leading organic food brand Bioland, is experimenting with a new eco-friendly eatery in Lebanon (Image: Bioland)
05:00 GMT
Green dining: Ever wanted to try a salad freshly picked from the garden? Now you can do in Lebanon's first eatery where everything is 100% organic including the geese roaming around the property!

May 17, 2014

Ibrahim's Twitter fans have now raised $130,000 for life-changing special treatment in Germany (Image via Ibrahim's Twitter page)
05:00 GMT
The most retweeted message in Saudi Arabia's social media history made hearts melt as it was from a lonely patient who hadn't been visited by family in months. In true kindness, thousands flocked to meet him.

May 16, 2014

Saudi Arabian women are banned from driving in the Kingdom (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
With a very odd justification, a Saudi man divorced his wife after she sent him a video of her driving - something that is banned in the Kingdom.

May 15, 2014

Danny Glover and his colleagues on the film "American Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" have  said that they stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people and that they called for a boycott of Israel. (Image courtesy of The Dirty Hand)
12:00 GMT
Danny Glover and other actors featured in a US documentary on a prominent social justice activist protested the film's screening at a Tel Aviv festival this week, announcing their support for the cultural boycott of Israel.
The Speed Sisters are raising money for their planned documentary through a crowd funding campaign (Courtesy of The Green Prophet)
10:00 GMT
Meet Speed Sisters: the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East!
This screenshot from Syrian TV shows the tent, which is apparently made out of UNHCR tents. (Image courtesy of The Daily Star)
07:44 GMT
A photo circulated online Wednesday appeared to show a pro-Bashar Assad election campaign tent built from UNCHR materials and possibly even tents.
 The highest levels of anti-Semitic views, according to the survey, were found in the Palestinian territories. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A survey commissioned by the Anti-Defamation League, based in New York, says one in four adults worldwide are "deeply infected with anti-Semitic attitudes."

May 14, 2014

The pots will definitely produce some high class coffee (Image: Flickr)
18:32 GMT
An auction in Saudi Arabia has been criticized online as "wasting money" after three Arabic coffee pots sold for $24,000 each.
The cycle lane is Beirut's first path, but won't be there for long according to the city's mayor (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT
When a bike path was painted by an eco-friendly NGO in Beirut, the city's municipality wasn't too thrilled and has ordered it to be removed. What's all the fuss about?
Abortion is illegal in Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock/File)
11:09 GMT
Women in Saudi Arabia can get access to pills that will lead to an abortion by sending a Twitter message to a female doctor.
A woman poses without her hijab in front of Iranian police cars (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT
A Facebook page started by journalist Masih Alinejad has started a trend across Iran of women posing for photos without their hijabs for what they say is liberation.

May 13, 2014

The study claims that Islamic rule may reduce barriers to female participation in education. (Shutterstock/File)
12:33 GMT
A new study by a professor at the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics suggests that Islamic political control can lead to an increase in female education and a decrease in child marriages.
Motlagh's book was banned by the Culture Ministry because it features a love triangle. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
After the Culture Ministry prohibited his book from being published, Iranian author turned to Facebook to share his work.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men hold placards calling on Pope Francis to stay in Rome, during a protest against his upcoming visit, on May 12, 2014 in the Old City of Jerusalem, near King David's tomb. (AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD GHARABLI)
07:07 GMT
Over 200 Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem Monday, objecting to Pope Francis' planned visit, later in May, to the Cenacle, the site believed to have been the location of Jesus Christ's Last Supper.