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March 26, 2014

Halal meat is an important requirement for the Islamic faith. (File/AFP)
11:48 GMT
The debate of religious freedom continues in France after a prison was ordered to provide Muslims with halal meals.
The peacock's body was found devoured by a stray cat. (File/AFP)
10:03 GMT
Three police officers in Lahore were suspended for alleged negligence, when they failed to notice a cat killed a peacock, residing at Nawaz Sharif's compound.
The dowry issue and increasing costs of getting married are also "putting young Saudi men off" from marrying early, according to KSA's statistics (Shutterstock)
07:19 GMT
Saudi Arabia is home to more than 1.5 million single women over the age of 30, according to newly released statistics.

March 25, 2014

Kurds celebrate Newroz in Akra, Iraq (Safin Hamed/AFP)
18:29 GMT
Despite ongoing war in Syria, Kurdish refugees are still celebrating Newroz on the Iraqi border.
Saudi Arabia is often criticized for its beheading track record. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
Capital punishment on the rise: Saudi Arabia beheads convicted murderer
Simin Behbahani is one of the greatest Iranian poets of this century and has been nominated for a Nobel Prize numerous times. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT
Female poets find solace in using their art to critique Iranian society.
Lawrence, who was born in north Wales in 1888 and learnt Arabic on an archaelogical dig in Syria, had his exploits in the region were immortalised by Peter O'Toole in the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia”. (Image courtesy of The Telegraph)
09:00 GMT
The remains of Lawrence of Arabia’s secret desert camp parties have been found perfectly preserved 100 years later in Jordan.

March 24, 2014

FEMEN protests around the world and commonly uses nudity to promote their feminist message. (AFP/File)
17:21 GMT
A conference for Berlin Islam Week was interrupted after three topless FEMEN activists stormed the stage.
The replica U.S. warship spotted in Iranian waters has recently aroused suspicion. (AFP/File)
13:13 GMT
Iranian media says the fake U.S. warship is part of a movie set.
This mummy, found in Sudan in 2005, has the first known evidence of tattoos from Ancient Egypt. (Image courtesy of the British Museum)
07:43 GMT
A new exhibition at the British Museum has put mummies under CAT scans - and there have been some surprising results!
The new solar-powered park is set to open in nine months (Shutterstock)
07:12 GMT
Satwa Reservoir Park in Dubai is set to become the first solar-powered park in the emirate by the end of this year.

March 23, 2014

Haredi Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss described Israel as a "purely illegitimate entity" (Shutterstock)
15:00 GMT
A U.S. rabbi released a statement this week condemning Israel's expansionist policies, saying it is "counter to Judaism."
Amman Sharia Court based their ruling on a fatwa that describes women who do not wear a hijab as a "slut" and therefore unfit to testify in court (Shutterstock)
10:46 GMT
Jordan's Sharia Court of Appeal in Amman ruled last week that women will not be allowed to testify in court if they are not wearing a hijab.
An Iraqi man smokes in Baghdad near the wreckage of a car bomb. The capital has been voted the worst place to live in the world. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
According to a recent study by the Mercer consulting group, Baghdad placed last when it comes to quality of life. This is no small loss – Mercer looks at 239 cities, taking into account factors such as political stability, crime and pollution, Agence France Presse (AFP) reported.
Due to the UAE's lifestyle and social norms, not enough people are getting the proper amount of Vitamin D. (Shutterstock)
07:24 GMT
According to a recent study, 78 per cent of the UAE's population has a deficiency in vitamin D.