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October 5, 2013

With a population of just 3,500, Kaweishra many Lebanese had no idea it existed (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
The recently discovered Turkmen village of Kaweishra will make any Lebanese feel like a tourist with streets filled with red and white Turkish flags and folks exchanging greetings in Turkish.
Caught kissing in Morocco: even on Facebook, individuals can be arrested for violating public decency (Courtesy of Superstock)
10:00 GMT
Moroccan police arrested two teenagers for posting a picture of themselves kissing on Facebook and now more teens are "kissing" in protest.
The high incidence of obesity in Dubai has prompted authorities to launch a "supersize" ambulance service. (Image for illustrative purposes - Credit: Shutterstock)
05:23 GMT
A "supersize" ambulance to cope with the growing number of obese patients in the emirate has been unveiled by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

October 4, 2013

U.S. House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy walks to the House Chamber for a vote October 3, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Democrats and the Republicans have come together to extend a measure granting visas to Iraqi interpreters. (Image credit: AFP)
11:34 GMT
U.S. lawmakers from both parties came together to extend a program granting special visas to Iraqi interpreters.
A Lebanese policeman has been arrested for smuggling sandwiches laced with a chemical used in making explosives. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
08:47 GMT
Prison wardens arrested a Lebanese police officer Thursday for trying to smuggle sandwiches filled with a chemical substance.
An Egyptian man in Dubai has claimed that his wife misused his sperm (Image for illustrative purposes: Credit: Shutterstock)
07:02 GMT
An Egyptian man has taken his Kiwi wife to court after their Filipino maid delivered a baby with his frozen sperm.
A student wearing a hijab takes notes in her exercise book (Image for illustrative purposes - Credit: AFP)
05:32 GMT
A controversial Islamic school in eastern England was shut down on Wednesday after complaints were reported that Muslim and non-Muslim female staff members were being forced to wear headscarves.

October 3, 2013

Jail time for nude, dancing Saudi men. [dailymail]
13:40 GMT
Three men sentenced to jail time, lashings and fines for dancing nude on a car in Saudi.
Photo from a birthday shoot during free reign cupcake coolness. [ilsul6ana]
08:53 GMT
Pink Pepper Photography offers a unique package for your mess-free birthday celebration.
A screenshot of the tweets sent between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. (Twitter)
08:38 GMT
Iranian President and Twitter chairperson Jack Dorsey have exchanged tweets about internet censorship in the Islamic republic on the social media site.
The female police officers patrol the female-only metro cars, on the look out for beggars, pickpockets and sexual harassers. (Photo courtesy of Al Ahram)
07:44 GMT
Egypt has been deploying female police officers to patrol Cairo's busy metro stations to safeguard women from sexual harrassment.
Who fine is your feathered friend? Saudi farmers will decide this Friday in Riyadh's chicken beauty pageant (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
Saudi farmers are preparing for what is believed to be the first chicken beauty pageant in the region Friday.

October 2, 2013

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal was scheduled to deliver the speech on Tuesday (Courtesy of Al Arabiya)
18:45 GMT
Saudi Arabia canceled its UN speech for the first time in history expressing its frustration the international body's decision-making processes and response to the Syrian conflict.
A domestic structure, with at least two rooms, that may date to relatively late in the life of the newfound ancient city, perhaps around 2,000 years ago when the Parthian Empire controlled the area in Iraq. (Photo courtesy Cinzia Pappi/The Huffington Post)
12:56 GMT
An ancient city called Idu has been found hidden beneath Kurdistan in Iraq.
Iraqi, Palestinian and Lebanese passports are amongst the worst in the world, according to a new index. (AFP/File)
08:46 GMT
A recent study shows that the passports of seven Arab/Muslim states are amongst the worst in the world in terms of free access to other countries.