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October 15, 2013

Thousands of pilgrims engage in the devil stoning ritual at Hajj. (Photo courtesy of Al Arabiya)
13:01 GMT
Devil stoning is a symbolic ritual in the Hajj pilgrimage.
Lina Mitlik and Patricia Philippe Arab are boosting Lebanese-Canadian relations with their recent election to the Nova Scotian parliament. (Photo courtesy of fanoos.com)
08:00 GMT
Two Canadians of Lebanese origins won seats in the parliament of the Nova Scotia province in Canada.
Bashar Assad - tyrant and prankster. The Syrian president told a Lebanese newspaper he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Syrian President Bashar Assad might be terrorising the Syrian population and perpetrating unimaginable warcrimes, but it seems he has another talent - being a joker.
Harvesting tasty truffles. (Photo courtesy of Your Middle East)
06:00 GMT
Did you think that truffles were only found in Italy and France? Think again! In Qatar, researchers are seeking for ideal locations to cultivate truffles in the desert.

October 14, 2013

Conflict between Palestinians and Israelis continues via transit routes. [stanic]
12:17 GMT
In efforts to counter recent anti-Israel advertisement, StandWithUs is launching a pro-Israel campaign to counter efforts made by the Palestine Awareness Coalition.
A picture taken on October 27, 2010 shows Lebanese singer Wadih al-Safi acknowledging the audience during a concert at the Opera House in the Syrian capital, Damascus. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
The late and great Lebanese singer Wadih al-Safi will be laid to rest in his Lebanese hometown of Niha on Monday.
Hundreds of Muslim supporters gathering outside the Palace of Justice in Malaysia while the ban on the use of Allah was discussed. [stasiareport]
08:31 GMT
Muslims take "Allah" to court in efforts to pass laws that give rights for usage of the term by Muslims only.
Hajj crowds short by one million due to MERS. [timeinc]
05:40 GMT
While masses will still make the pilgrimage, numbers are down by almost a third due to virus concerns.

October 13, 2013

Couple caught in "obscene act" in Saudi cemetery surprised by religious police. [100frescura]
19:39 GMT
Saudi religious police find more than they bargained for in a local cemetery when they catch a couple in the "act".
The costs of Hajj for this year is expected to increase by 14 percent. [ansar]
19:17 GMT
Hajj is officially underway as Muslims begin their journey.
Mishka Ben-David, Mossad agent turned novelist. (Image via The Guardian)
11:45 GMT
After 12 years working as a spy for the Israeli Intelligence Agency Mossad, Mishka Ben-David quit his secret job and turned into a bestselling thriller novelist.
A Saudi woman has filed for divorce after catching her husband lighting up a crafty fag near their home in Jeddah. We can't imagine there was this much smiling involved! (Shutterstock)
10:55 GMT
A Saudi woman has filed for divorce after catching her husband lighting up a crafty fag near their home in Jeddah.
Kharlzada walks for peace. [facebook]
08:16 GMT
A long time peace walker makes his way to Hajj on foot.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and director of Chatham House Robin Niblett (R) arrive for a discussuion session at Chatham House in central London on October 11, 2013. (Image credit: AFP)
04:55 GMT
Saudi women who defied the driving ban last week received support from one of the world’s most powerful women: Former U.S. Presidential candidate and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

October 12, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is turning to walls to make new statements. (Image for illutsrative purposes - Credit: Shutterstock)
16:43 GMT
Egyptian Islamists have turned to graffiti as a new weapon in feud with the military.