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March 25, 2014

Simin Behbahani is one of the greatest Iranian poets of this century and has been nominated for a Nobel Prize numerous times. (AFP/File)
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Female poets find solace in using their art to critique Iranian society.
Lawrence, who was born in north Wales in 1888 and learnt Arabic on an archaelogical dig in Syria, had his exploits in the region were immortalised by Peter O'Toole in the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia”. (Image courtesy of The Telegraph)
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The remains of Lawrence of Arabia’s secret desert camp parties have been found perfectly preserved 100 years later in Jordan.

March 24, 2014

FEMEN protests around the world and commonly uses nudity to promote their feminist message. (AFP/File)
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A conference for Berlin Islam Week was interrupted after three topless FEMEN activists stormed the stage.
The replica U.S. warship spotted in Iranian waters has recently aroused suspicion. (AFP/File)
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Iranian media says the fake U.S. warship is part of a movie set.
This mummy, found in Sudan in 2005, has the first known evidence of tattoos from Ancient Egypt. (Image courtesy of the British Museum)
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A new exhibition at the British Museum has put mummies under CAT scans - and there have been some surprising results!
The new solar-powered park is set to open in nine months (Shutterstock)
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Satwa Reservoir Park in Dubai is set to become the first solar-powered park in the emirate by the end of this year.

March 23, 2014

Haredi Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss described Israel as a "purely illegitimate entity" (Shutterstock)
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A U.S. rabbi released a statement this week condemning Israel's expansionist policies, saying it is "counter to Judaism."
Amman Sharia Court based their ruling on a fatwa that describes women who do not wear a hijab as a "slut" and therefore unfit to testify in court (Shutterstock)
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Jordan's Sharia Court of Appeal in Amman ruled last week that women will not be allowed to testify in court if they are not wearing a hijab.
An Iraqi man smokes in Baghdad near the wreckage of a car bomb. The capital has been voted the worst place to live in the world. (AFP/File)
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According to a recent study by the Mercer consulting group, Baghdad placed last when it comes to quality of life. This is no small loss – Mercer looks at 239 cities, taking into account factors such as political stability, crime and pollution, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported.
Due to the UAE's lifestyle and social norms, not enough people are getting the proper amount of Vitamin D. (Shutterstock)
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According to a recent study, 78 per cent of the UAE's population has a deficiency in vitamin D.

March 22, 2014

The new book has been purchased by many Dubai schools so it can be integrated into their education system. (Shutterstock/File)
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The book Expi Elephant Travels to Dubai focuses on the importance of doing well and trying your best in school.
Millions of devout Muslims visit the Grand Mosque each year. (AFP/File)
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Muslims visiting the Grand Mosque can now enjoy refreshing water during the tawaf of the Kaaba, thanks to a new water service.

March 21, 2014

The question of how to include gay and lesbian Muslims within Islam has been a contentious topic in recent years. (photo courtesy: bilerico.com)
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Dr. Mohammad Naseem, chairman of the Birmingham Central Mosque, compared the need of gay Muslims to control themselves to 'compulsive' murderers, gamblers, and pedophiles.

March 20, 2014

“Grendizer” followed the adventures of a giant robot from the planet Veda, as he battled against ruthless aliens seeking to invade planet earth.(Image courtesy of animevice.com)
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Tracking the rise of Japanese cartoons in Lebanon.
The young hacker calls himself "Dr. DarknesS." (AFP/File)
08:48 GMT
A 14-year-old hacked five Omani websites including the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority website.