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August 27, 2014

Lebanese players say having a successful game depends on a good dungeon master. (Shutterstock)
07:34 GMT
Live action role play games like Dungeons and Dragons are gaining popularity in Lebanon.
The Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals has filed a legal complaint against the club's management. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
An Egyptian club has poisoned a group of cats, sparking outrage in the Egyptian community.

August 26, 2014

The five-year-old baby was hit by a stray bullet from up to a kilometre away according to police officials (File/Shutterstock)
14:09 GMT
A baby girl died after being killed by a stray bullet believed to have been fired during a celebration ceremony in Saudi Arabia.
The 23-year-old activist says she is protesting the recent activity of militants in the Islamic State. (Shutterstock)
13:53 GMT
An Egyptian feminist, artist, and activist posted a photo on Facebook of herself and another woman desecrating the Islamic State flag.
Ice and water is old news, how about a bucket full of dirt and rocks?
09:32 GMT
Tired of the Ice Bucket craze? Meet #RubbleBucketChallenge: in water-starved Jordan, one activist challenges you to pour 'rubble' on yourself in solidarity with Gaza
The Sudanese black magic practitioner said he learnt his magic from his father (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
Two expatriates practised `black magic´ in Mecca using chickens and perfume.

August 25, 2014

The rehab staff will include psychiatrists, social workers, and preachers. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
The UAE will soon set up centers to counsel and rehabilitate people who may be lured into joining terror organizations.
Muhammad Hamidur Rahman, 25, Mashadur Choudhury, 31, Assad Uzzaman, 25, Mehdi Hassan, 19, and Mamunur Roshid had booked cheap tickets on a Thomas Cook flight to the Turkish resort of Antalya on October 8. [Thomas Cook]
07:21 GMT
Breezing through Gatwick, the five smiling Britons boarding a Thomas Cook flight to join the Islamic State jihad in Syria.
40 Jewish survivors of the Nazi Holocaust and 287 descendants of survivors and victims issued a letter this weekend condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza. [AP]
06:52 GMT
More than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants have condemned what they described as Israel’s 'genocide of Palestinian people' in an advert in the New York Times.
The woman's abaya had become wet after a day at the beach and so she hung it out the window to dry, causing confusion. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A policeman in Kuwait pulled over a car when someone reported an ISIS flag being waved from a car window. Turns out it was just a woman's abaya!

August 24, 2014

Good time to wear a burkini to protect your skin? Doctors have warned that there could be harmful bacteria in UAE waters (File/AFP)
12:52 GMT
A flesh eating bacteria that killed three people off the coast of Florida in July could also be in UAE waters, doctors have warned. Might be a good time to wear a burkini!
A French MEP and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach and criticising it as an 'attack on our culture'. [Mideast Post]
11:17 GMT
A French MEP and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach and criticising it as an 'attack on our culture'.
A spokesperson for Ann Summers said the name ISIS had been chosen before the terrorist organization came to light (File/AFP)
09:20 GMT
British underwear and sex toys retailer Ann Summers has apologized after it shamelessly named a raunchy lingerie collection 'ISIS'.
Hezbollah leaders frequently accuse other Arab nations of funding, backing and helping to create extremist groups like ISIS. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Hezbollah Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Saturday that the Arab world must understand that ISIS threatens to destroy the world's impression of Islam.

August 23, 2014

American journalist James Foley was beheaded an ISIS jihadi believed to be a British national who experts now think may have also been a rapper in the UK.  (AFP/Aris Messinis)
20:30 GMT
Known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn, a former British rapper who left London for Syria last year is currently believed to be under investigation in relation to American journalist James Foley's beheading earlier this week.