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October 29, 2013

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef has been causing waves since his return to TV on Friday - one disgruntled journalist Farida Shobashi, who accused Bassem of thinking with his penis! (AFP/File)
11:40 GMT
Egyptian journalist Farida Shobashi has accused satirist Bassem Youssef of thinking with his penis after his most recent TV episode.
Young Saudi girls runaway often due to family stresses around beating, rape and incest at home. [allwritingsaudi]
08:31 GMT
Three year old still in intensive care after gang-raping by several Saudi men.
The world's tallest man Sultan Kosen (L) and his wife pose on October 27, 2013, in Mardin during their wedding ceremony. (Image credit: AFP)
06:00 GMT
The world's tallest man married his true love today.

October 28, 2013

Since 2000, Iran's judiciary has shut down more than 120 pro-reform media outlets (Courtesy of CNN)
12:59 GMT
The Iranian government imposed a ban on reformist newspaper Bahar Monday after it published an article considered anti-Islamic.
Jordan's first lady, the beautiful Queen Rania, has been tackling the region's issues in an interview with Al Arabiya.
07:45 GMT
Jordan's Queen Rania did an interview with Al Arabiya in which she discussed Jordan's reform, the political trouble in Egypt and global education.
Lebanese singing legend Fairuz has been a dedicated advocate of the Palestinian cause, even lamenting the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem in her song "Flower of the Cities" (Courtesy of Beirut Nightlife)
07:37 GMT
Israeli forces Arab public relations Spokesman Avichay Adraee posted a video of Lebanese singer Fairuz 's "I loved you in summer," sparking outrage among fans.
A car cover that looks like an Afghani burkah.
07:36 GMT
In light of the recent hype surrounding the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia, our resident Yankee decides to have a satirical look at KSA's law against 'Girls Driving Solo'. Women drivers? Now there's the joke! At least we hope it's satire.

October 27, 2013

Hisham Fageeh making fun of drive ban in the Saudi Kingdom [francetvinfo.fr]
15:57 GMT
Hisham fageeh, a global internet sensation, sings a cheeky a capella version titled “No Woman No Drive.
15:12 GMT
Saudi women beat up and overpower harasser.
Different cities throughout the Kingdom are issuing different statements to foreign workers attempting to secure their legal status before the November amnesty deadline (Reuters)
12:30 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced in September that it will not extend amnesty deadlines that expire in November to workers in the Kingdom without legal status. As a result, thousands of expat workers are scrambling to legalize their status ahead of the looming deadline, but KSA and news sources are not making the process easy. With different parties issuing mixed statements each day, illegal workers trying to secure status countrywide are left in a standstill.
According to a new study from Abu Dhabi, smoking shisha can be more addictive than taking cocaine. (Getty/File)
06:55 GMT
A recent Abu Dhabi-based report has proved that smoking shisha is more addictive than cocaine.
The Palestinian Authority is set to plant 750,000 olive trees across the West Bank to replace those destroyed by Israeli settlers. (Shutterstock)
06:26 GMT
The Palestinian Authority is set to plant some 750,000 olive trees across the West Bank to compensate Palestinians who had their groves destroyed by Israeli settlers.

October 26, 2013

Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono X's fourth daughter Princess Hayu, 29, is carried by her groom Prince Notonegoro (R) and uncle Suryodiningrat (L) during the royal wedding ceremony at the sultan's palace. (Image credit: AFP)
18:39 GMT
The youngest daughter of Indonesia's Sultan married her groom this morning in a lavish wedding ceremony.
A Palestinian woman is in danger of losing her citizenship for lying about a bombing conviction on her U.S. Citizenship application. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
18:05 GMT
A woman from the West Bank was charged Tuesday with failing to report her conviction for a terrorist bombing when she became a U.S. citizen.
Zalabi is one of Lebanon's most delicious and traditional desserts. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
09:44 GMT
Every day, Mohammad Nasab makes zalabi, mushabbak and maakaroun. Yet despite the popularity of the nation’s beloved desserts, he is among the last in Sidon who specialize in these sticky delights.