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December 8, 2013

Lebanon's national day of mourning for Mandela coincides with South Africa's mass for the late former president in Johannesburg Tuesday (Reuters)
08:20 GMT
While South Africa remembers Mandela's legacy Tuesday in Johannesburg, Lebanese citizens will also be remembering the global icon as part of a country-wide designated day of mourning for the late former South African president.
No Shawarma was injured in the making of this photograph. [photobucket]
07:57 GMT
After a tip from locals, inspectors find this shawarma shack in violation in a big and disturbing way.
Gaza comedians spoof Van Damme's viral ad for Volvo [electronicintifada.com]
04:00 GMT
A group of young Palestinian parodied the new Volvo ad with Jean Claude Van Damme in an attempt to shed light on the misery Gazans have faced for seven years

December 7, 2013

Palestinian online sex shop seeks to encourage marital intimacy.
11:27 GMT
A Ramallah-based entrepreneur has launched an online sex store last week, and hopes to attract customers from across the Arab world to what he described as “a social project,” theGuardian reported on Friday.

December 6, 2013

Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Miley Cyrus acheived 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place respectively in a online poll to nominate the “Person of the Year.” [AlAarabiya.net]
09:14 GMT
The Egyptian General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won Time's Person of the Year popular poll, beating both Miley Cyrus and Erdogan.

December 5, 2013

Moroccan farmers, many who are impoverished and under the mercy of drug lords, rely on profits from cannabis cultivation as their main source of income due to poor soil conditions that make growing other crops in the area nearly impossible (File Archive)
07:49 GMT
One of the notorious hashish capitals of the region-and the world-is considering going "green" officially-and legally.
Wakey wakey, rise and shine! Would you like to be woken up with a taser? (Shutterstock)
07:11 GMT
A YouTube video from Saudi Arabia showing a man waking up his mates for the morning call to prayer with a taser has gone viral.
The festive display over The Palm and World Islands is set to last over an hour in attempt to beat previous fireworks record held by Kuwait. (Getty/File)
06:06 GMT
The festive display over The Palm and World Islands is set to last over an hour in attempt to beat previous fireworks record held by Kuwait.

December 4, 2013

The brother reportedly raped his sister and impregnated her two times within two years. She has already delivered the first and the second is on its way (Shutterstock)
11:03 GMT
An Egyptian man has allegedly raped and impregnated his mentally ill sister..twice.
This Yemeni son must have been sounding the alarm a little too loudly for his mother's liking on her illict affair (Shutterstock)
10:20 GMT
This Yemeni baby must have let the word out just a little too loudly about his mother's love affair.

In the Middle East, sharing the same mama (or her milk!), makes two individuals' relationship a brother-sister one (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
Finding out that your fiancé was breast-fed by your mom at birth IS pretty weird, and definitely a deal-breaker for marriage in the Middle East, but worth killing over? A Saudi man, who learned that his soon-to-be wife could be considered his sister because she was breast-fed by his mother, committed suicide upon hearing the news.
A 12-year-old Emirati boy was acquitted for impregnating his 28-year-old maid this week after his advocate argued that "he is a small boy [and should be tried as a juvenile, not an adult" (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
A 12-year-old boy was acquitted this week in UAE's Ajman courts after he was charged for having consensual sex and impregnating his family's house maid.

December 3, 2013

Surprise! Man meets his bride to be...and finds out she is his daughter. (photo for illustrative purposes only)  [huffpost]
08:31 GMT
Man finds out, upon meeting his new bride, that she is actually his daughter.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Pope Francis at the Vatican. [jewishjournal]
07:33 GMT
During a meeting at the Vatican, Israeli Prime Minister and Pope Francis exchange thoughtful gifts.
Halal reindeer is "the tastiest meat in the world!" according to the man who heads up the slaughterhouse in charge of the halal operation. (Shutterstock)
06:25 GMT
A Norweigan slaughterhouse has killed more than 100 reindeers in accordance with Islamic law so that Muslims can enjoy tasty (and religiously correct) reindeer meat!