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October 3, 2014

Yas Mall will host over 400 international brands. (Photo courtesy of Aldar Properties)
05:00 GMT
Spanish racing champ Carolos Sainz Jr. takes a spin through Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall.

October 2, 2014

This general view shows Muslim pilgrims arriving for a prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque, home of the cube-shaped Kaaba or "House of God" that Muslims believe was built by Abraham 4,000 years ago, on September 30, 2014 . [AFP]
09:55 GMT
Pilgrims march to Mina as journey of faith begins.
Muslim men are allowed to have up to four wives, while women are banned from polyandry (File/AFP)
09:22 GMT
A Somali woman was stoned to death earlier this week for polyandry. Radical group Al Shabab didn't like the idea of her having more than one hubby so they had to kill her.
The old lady was touched by her robber's story and gave him the “extra” money to treat his mother. [Shutterstock]
08:53 GMT
An elderly Saudi woman catches her thief as he was trying to make a getaway from her home with 3 thousand Saudi Riyals, and offers him 5 thousand extra Riyals for his attempted crime!
Palestinian woman in Gaza.
07:31 GMT
With the exception of Japan, the top 10 countries were all in Western Europe, North America and Australasia, with Afghanistan, Mozambique, Jordan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories coming bottom.
Iraqi Air Force. [AFP]
06:58 GMT
Air drop blunder sees water, food and ammunition intended for besieged Iraqi soldiers delivered to ISIS militants by mistake.
Scholars and other pilgrims are not pleased with the "touristy behavior." (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Selfie lovers are swarming to the Two Holy Mosques and angering some fellow Hajj goers.

October 1, 2014

A cover story Austin Powers would approve of …
10:03 GMT
Jordan's army tries to quell rumors of lost gold with tale of Israeli espionage.
Twenty-six Syrian Civil Defense members have died while working, making it one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT
The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, are a group of brave volunteer rescue workers in war-torn Syria.
Apple fans are going gaga over the new iPhone 6. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
Counterfeit iPhones are flooding UAE markets as demand for the new iPhone 6 reaches a frenzy.
Netanyahu breaks it down like Beyonce (Image: Twitter)
06:00 GMT
U.S. advocacy group J Street made this sweet, trolly graphic of Ben Netanyahu breaking out "Single Ladies" dance to promote a two-state solution in the West Bank and Gaza, Beyonce style.

September 30, 2014

Government officials say the excavations were top secret military operations. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Rumors of gold in Jordan surfaced when excavations began in Ajloun. However, the Jordanian government insists the excavations were a military operation.
Abdullah prostrated - and was flagged - after his pick-six against the New England Patriots. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT
Husain Abdullah of the Kansas City Chiefs was penalized for praying after a touchdown during a game Monday night.
A Syrian girl pets her cat in the previously rebel-held city of Homs (File/AFP)
08:44 GMT
As the war ravages on in Syria, a very kind Syrian ambulance driver spends around $4 every day to feed abandoned cats in the besieged city of Aleppo.
The goal of the show is to make Iraqis less fearful of Islamic State militants. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A new quirky Iraqi comedy series aims to make Iraqis laugh about the Islamic State.