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July 2, 2014

Uighurs in China have been persecuted for their religious beliefs for years (AFP)
14:27 GMT
In China, Muslims will not be allowed to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, at least not legally.
Those who photocopy or tamper with original documents could also face up to five years in jail (File/Shutterstock)
10:36 GMT
Anyone caught using fake certificates to get a visa or job could face up to ten years in jail, so make sure you're up front about your grades in the UAE!
Fancy a new friend at home? You can buy crocodiles in Lebanese pet shops for less than 100 U.S. dollars (File Archive)
05:00 GMT
Beirut's infamous crocodile who has been living in a polluted river for years near a company plant was moved to a crocodile zoo in the UK this week.

July 1, 2014

Pakistani women's rights campaigners in Lahore march during a rally against violence (File/AFP)
13:22 GMT
In another horrific case involving a man's so-called "honor", a Pakistani woman's eyes were gouged out by her ex-husband because he claimed he "wanted to send a message through her to all women with loose morals.”
Many believe eating locusts cures many diseases including diabetes and high blood pressure. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT
Saudi Arabian men are consuming locusts by the hundreds because they believe it will help their libido.
The woman was arrested in her apartment after a tip off. (Shutterstock)
09:08 GMT
A British woman was sentenced to four years in jail for consuming hashish.
Superbugs pose a serious health risk. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A 29-year-old Saudi scientist developed a test to immediately recognize superbugs.

June 30, 2014

The water programs will help provide fresh water to various cities world wide. (AFP/File)
14:14 GMT
The UAE Water Aid campaign has raised millions for their clean water initiative.
Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun disappeared ten years ago but is now in custody of the U.S. military (File/AFP)
12:09 GMT
A U.S. "mysterious marine" is back in the hands of America's military after disappearing ten years ago, allegedly faking his own kidnapping, then disappearing again.
No moon in sight? Muslim clerics monitor the sky through binoculars to determine the first day of Ramadan (File/AFP)
11:13 GMT
Every year in Pakistan, there seems to be a huge disagreement over moon sightings to determine the beginning of Ramadan and 2014 is no different! There will be some grumpy Muslims out there.
Israeli forces also recently dropped match boxes into the streets that read "Beware! Hamas is inflaming the West Bank." (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Israel dropped hundreds of anti-Hamas lollipops in two of the West Bank's largest cities in an effort to turn public opinion against Hamas.

June 29, 2014

Algerian players will receive a tailored schedule from a traveling imam to ensure they follow Ramadan. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT
Algerian players observing Ramadan will be exempt from fasting as they prepare for a big game against Germany.
The study notes that Muslim women are easily identified because of their dress and therefore are frequently targeted. (Shutterstock)
12:26 GMT
A new study revealed that women are more likely to be the targets of Islamophobic hate crimes than men.
The Egyptian army has supposedly created a machine that can cure HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and cancer! (Shutterstock)
08:24 GMT
The Egyptian army announced that it will postpone the public use of a device that they say can cure hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS.
The Jerusalem District Electricity Company has pledged to keep the lights on throughout the month, despite an ongoing dispute over past debts with Israeli authorities that has led to threats to cut the power across the West Bank.
06:57 GMT
Palestinians of the Muslim faith welcomed the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday evening, as millions prepared for 30 days of fasting beginning Sunday morning.