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March 5, 2014

The Lebanese judge presiding over the case ruled that Article 534 that criminalizes unnatural sexual intercourse does not provide clear interpretation of what is considered unnatural (File Archive)
07:28 GMT
A Lebanese judge ruling over a case prosecuting homosexuality ruled that a piece of legislation that criminalizes gay sex is not valid.

March 4, 2014

While Emiratis surf the web for leisure for more than 6 hours a day, Saudi Arabia is topping tweet charts in the region for their use of social media sites like Twitter (Shutterstock)
18:37 GMT
Facebook has released data this week tracking social media use in the Middle East. In Egypt, over a third of the adult population is gaming, and in the UAE, Emiratis are spending an average of six hours on the web through their mobiles.
The scene of the crime - the Pope shortly before he made a rude mistake in a papal address. (AFP)
11:25 GMT
Pope Francis may need to wash his mouth out with soap before he visits the Middle East in May - the head of the Catholic Church accidentally dropped an F-bomb when speaking in the Vatican.
Khadija Ahmed will soon open her second sex shop in Manama due to high demand. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
The Gulf is gagging for it. The first sex shop in Bahrain is set to open a second branch after increased demand.
The UAE is home to numerous Filipino expats. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A Filipino man was trapped in the UAE for 14 years because he defaulted on a loan.

March 3, 2014

Saudi Arabia outlawed energy drinks due to adverse health effects associated with the sugary drinks. (AFP/File)
16:06 GMT
On Monday, the Saudi government passed a ban on the sale of energy drinks at government, health, and education facilities. The ban also prohibits advertising for the drinks.
Will "The Son of God" be accepted by Middle Eastern audiences? (Via www.sonofgodmovie.com)
13:19 GMT
Move aside "The Passion of the Christ"! There's a new Christian movie that's set to shake things up in the Middle East.
The majority of accidents take place in the Makkah region, according to the statistics. (Shutterstock)
10:13 GMT
According to the latest statistics, a car crash happens in the KSA every second and 17 people die every day from car-related accidents.
Al Aqsa Mosque was stormed by Jewish extremists earlier this week (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Jerusalem authorities are planning to require mosques to "lower the volume" of the Muslim call to prayer in the city, according to statements released Sunday.

March 2, 2014

Ten female activists signed and submitted the petition that demands the end to the absolute authority of men over women (File Archive)
14:29 GMT
Saudi women activists are petitioning the country's top consultative council to limit male guardians' "absolute authority" over women.
Camels are usually docile creatures. (AFP/File)
11:54 GMT
A pet camel in heat kills an Australian woman while reportedly attempting to have sex with her.
Claudia Schiffer says the the Arab prince's date offer was the strangest moment in her career (Courtesy of The Telegraph)
10:01 GMT
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer shared in an interview this week that the strangest moments in her career was when an Arab prince offered her £1 million to go on a date. The supermodel's answer: it's not all about the money.
Egypt's new Prime Minister has banned bottled water.
08:26 GMT
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb recently banned bottled water from government headquarters.

March 1, 2014

Camel's milk has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. (AFP/File)
12:03 GMT
An Emirati company is bringing camel's milk to the western masses.

February 27, 2014

According to Al Fenaisan, the abuser should consider this option if he cannot control himself (Shutterstock)
10:59 GMT
Sexual predators with prior criminal records who fear they might assault women and children again can opt for chemical castration if they really wished to repent, said a former professor of Shariah.