Editor's Choice

January 6, 2015

The future is green! Beirut lacks public parks and recycling projects. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
One of Lebanon's best eco-friendly NGOs, the Beirut Green Project, has launched a campaign to increase urban landscapes and parks in Beirut. Time to recycle some ideas!
Saudi's national airline allegedly planned to introduce gender segregation on flights. (Image: Saudia)
07:00 GMT
Can Saudi Arabia become stricter if it tries? Apparently so after the kingdom's national airline allegedly announced it planned to separate males and females on flights.
The televised beheading of American photojournalist James Foley was a sobering reminder of the dangers faced by international media workers, but his harrowing story was neither the first or the last for the profession in 2014. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
In the second deadliest year for the profession since 2012, an annual report from Geneva-based Press Emblem reported at least 138 journalists in 32 countries were killed in 2014.

January 5, 2015

Gilad Atzmon said voting against Palestinian statehood was "very dangerous for America." (Image: Israellycool)
12:45 GMT
Jazz is so cool! Especially when British-Israeli musician Gilad Atzmon lashed out at the US for voting against the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN.
Cross-dressing is illegal in Kuwait. Authorities went as far to allocate remote places where "soft men" can wear make-up. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Three men were arrested in Kuwait for cross-dressing and dancing to songs in their car. What's wrong with that?
The UK's Home Office drew up the new plans as part of an anti-terrorism strategy. (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
Kindergarten staff in the UK will now have report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists to the British authorities - no, really.
In 2012, 70 crocs escaped from the park and caused widespread panic in the public, prompting park's closure. (Image:Shuttershock)
06:00 GMT
An Israeli crocodile farm is looking for a new home for 1,000 crocodiles after the Nature and Parks Authority ordered the park's closure in 2012.

January 4, 2015

One of the few images from her Instagram that we can show here.
14:39 GMT
Reports say that her tattoos are provoking comment back home - one is of the Lebanese Forces cross, a symbol of the Christian political party.
The controversy erupted anew in October when daylight savings went into effect. (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
In a letter sent to the two politicians, the students argued that public transportation on Shabbat "does not represent the true spirit of Israel."
Toward the end of the video, Cantlie yells at a plane flying above, begging to be picked up. (YouTube)
10:32 GMT
Cantlie was kidnapped over two years ago, and this is the eighth Islamic State video he has been featured in. The video shows him visiting various parts of Mosul and refuting the claim the city has limited electricity and life.
The Potocari Memorial (Wikimedia Commons)
09:13 GMT
At least 250 artists will perform a musical in July across five continents for the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.
Syrians from the abandoned "Ezadeen" arrive in Italy Friday after being towed to safety, marking the second  migrant-carrying vessel to be abandoned within days. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A ship carrying hundreds of Syrian refugees was abandoned by its crew, leaving hopeful-migrants stranded until the vessel was towed to safety by the Italian coastguard.

January 3, 2015

Medical specialists say the rise will play a role in the spread of viral diseases in the KSA. (AFP/File)
20:16 GMT
The onset of warmer weather in the KSA is giving way to a rise in mosquitos and the fear of deadly disease spread.
The "Arab Security Team" decided to take on the West by hacking a small-scale English travel website. (Image: The Independent)
05:00 GMT
A group of extremist hackers took down a small-scale English travel website, allegedly mistaking it for being bigger than it was.

January 2, 2015

The handbook recommends that children listen to Daesh bedtime stories and play with toy guns. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Daesh parenting guide teaches mothers how to raise jihadi babies.