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March 22, 2014

Millions of devout Muslims visit the Grand Mosque each year. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT
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)
10:00 GMT
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)
09:40 GMT
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.
Shawarma Time will offer a different type of meat special every Thursday (File Archive)
07:35 GMT
Abu Dhabi eatery Shawarma Time is now offering deer shawarma as a Thursday special.

March 19, 2014

The woman was dressed in pink, with her long blonde hair down. (Image courtesy of YouTube)
16:30 GMT
The mob sexual harassment of a female student at Cairo University has caused outrage across Egyptian society.
14:18 GMT
Four Saudi government agencies are struggling to censor pornographic material popping up on social media in the Kingdom.
Colin Phillips will try to jump 200 times in 24 hours (Shutterstock)
08:32 GMT
Coach Colin Phillips will try to break the Guinness World Record for most bungee jumps in 24 hours in Dubai Thursday.
Construction workers in Doha prepare for 2022 international sporting event (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Qatar is known for its dough (and Doha), and its notorious reputation may have just got the best of the Gulf state once again.

March 18, 2014

Syria's government approved the bill to form the country's proposed space agency Tuesday (Shutterstock)
17:05 GMT
Forget the war, Assad has his eyes on something else these days: building a space agency.
According to the survey, Ethiopians suffer from more racism than Palestinians. (Image courtesy of zimbio.com)
13:07 GMT
Ninety-five percent of Israeli respondents to a survey say at least one population group in Israel is subject to forms of racism.
Sabria Khalaf (C), 107 years old Syrian refugee, is pictured at her family house in Holdorf, Germany, on March 17, 2014. Khalaf was welcomed by family members who are already living in Germany. (AFP)
09:20 GMT
A 107-year-old woman who was forced from her home in Syria due to the civil war was reunited in Germany with her family, including her newborn great-great-granddaughter, officials reported Monday.
The fate of the 239 passengers onboard the MH370 is still unknown. (AFP)
07:39 GMT
The UAE Armed Forces has joined the search team for the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft which vanished on March 8, the state news agency WAM news agency said Monday.

March 17, 2014

The Jabsheh family proudly display their good 'sister' Myriam Jabsheh's "Distinguished Woman of Jerusalem" plaque. (image courtesy of the Al Mortaqa Foundation for Women)
15:31 GMT
Myriam Jabsheh was named the "Distinguished Woman of Jerusalem" by the Al Mortaqa Foundation at the annual celebration of women.
The pro-Palestinian student group was banned shortly after they handed out information on campus regarding Israeli demolitions of Palestinians' homes (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Northeastern University, located in the Boston area, banned a pro-Palestinian student group from continuing campus activism for the remainder of the year.