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March 19, 2014

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.
Saudi authorities confiscated more than 10,000 publications during the fair this month (Courtesy of Middle East Monitor)
10:00 GMT
Saudi recently hosted a book fair in Riyadh, but there was a catch: there were no books….well, at least in part.
Will you be celebrating St Paddy's Day in the Middle East? (Image courtesy of epochtimes.com)
07:44 GMT
There’s more to celebrating all things Irish than simply raising a glass on St Patrick’s Day. With a growing expatriate presence in the UAE, there are close and historic ties between Dublin and Dubai.
Tel Aviv ranks sixth globally and Doha tops the Arab world in number of "selfie enthusiasts" (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Qataris and Israelis may seem like odd bedfellows, but they definitely have one thing in common: they love themselves…in pictures, that is!

March 16, 2014

The Saudi woman named Ayesha allegedly begged for fifty years (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Beggar what? A Saudi woman - who shows that beggars can be choosers - described as a "blind female beggar" left behind a nearly $800,000 fortune that is now going to the needy as stipulated in her will.
The holy pilgrimage to Mecca is known as Haaj. (AFP/File)
12:42 GMT
Development in Mecca threatens to destroy important historical and religious sites.
Some western names made the list of banned names, including Alice and Linda. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT
The Saudi government has banned 50 names that are considered to blasphemous.
Sting is among the list of celebrities who are appealing to the U.N. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Celebrities sent a letter to the U.N. demanding it act to protect civilians in Syria.

March 15, 2014

Syria continues to be flooded with foreign fighters. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
A 15 year old girl recently traveled from her home in France to Syria to join rebel forces.