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January 10, 2014

View from within a tent at the Marjayoun "welcome center".
04:00 GMT
A Syrian worker was arrested in the southern town of Marjayoun for sexually assaulting a four-year-old Syrian refugee.

January 9, 2014

Egemberdiev is in hot water for a sex tape he says he made with his wife. (Photo courtesy of Radio Free Europe)
10:41 GMT
The Grand Mufti of Kyrgyzstan has stepped down from his role after a sex tape of him "with his wife" went viral.
Jordan came out on top on the number of male smokers in the region - but with its growing refugee population, is this that surprising? (Shutterstock)
08:44 GMT
According to a recent study, Jordan leads the Middle East in having the most number of male smokers. So if you're in Amman, get your lighters out!
Some have called France's burqa ban "hostile to freedom". (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT
A French court has rejected a challenge to the controversial law banning face-covering clothing, and has fined a Muslim convert over $200 for wearing a veil.
Afzal Haq (left) with his son Adeel, who went missing on New Year’s Eve and was found near Baniyas Metro Station. (Image courtesy of Gulf News)
04:00 GMT
People across Dubai helped 30-year-old Adeel Afzal, a diagnosed schizophrenic, become reunited with his family after they were separated on New Year's eve. That's community spirit!

January 8, 2014

The 17-year-old boy jumped to his death after being dumped by his Afghan girlfriend, police said. (Shutterstock)
14:37 GMT
A heartbroken 17-year-old boy jumped to his death after being told by his girlfriend she didn't want to see him anymore, Sharjah police said Wednesday.
A camel identified its previous owner during a parade in Saudi Arabia this week, embracing the man by wrapping its neck around him. [Al Arabiya]
08:44 GMT
A camel identified its previous owner during a parade in Saudi Arabia this week, embracing the man by wrapping its neck around him and restfully closing its eyes.
08:32 GMT
The Knesset turned its attention to what is being called, ‘revenge porn,’ or a situation in which someone is turned into a porn star against their will, according MK Yifat Kariv, reported the Israeli-based Ynet News on Monday.
Ephraim/Taybeh checkpoint, West Bank, Occupied Palestine [photo:David Heap/EAPPI]
04:00 GMT
A Palestinian man died inside of an Israeli checkpoint in the northern West Bank while en route to his place of work in Israel on Sunday.

January 7, 2014

Was King Tut rising to the challenge of a religious revolution implemented by his father? Or was it just a very penis-focused case of rigor mortis? (Shuttershock)
13:24 GMT
What can King Tutankhamun's mummified erect penis tell us about the Ancient Egyptians? A new theory suggests that the boy King's boner was formulated as part of a religious struggle against the pharaoh believed to be his gather.
This is the 10-year-old-girl who was rescued by police in Khan Nasheen (Noor Mohammad/AFP)
09:35 GMT
Police in southern Afghanistan rescued a girl wearing a suicide vest that was given to her from her brother.
Coptic Christians gather for midnight mass in Cairo (Mohamed Al Shahed/AFP)
09:10 GMT
Egyptian Copts celebrated Orthodox Christmas Tuesday despite amidst growing turmoil in the country.
King Hussein mosque, Amman.
04:00 GMT
Jordan has launched a campaign to attract sightseers from Muslim countries to boost the domestic tourism sector, reported al-Hayat newspaper.

January 6, 2014

A young girl holds a candle outside Saint Gregory the Illuminator church in the Armenian capital of Yerevan during an Armenian Orthodox Christmas Eve church service on January 5, 2014. (AFP)
13:22 GMT
With Armenians scattered all over the globe, preserving their traditional Christmas feast in Lebanon is of utmost importance in 2014.
Sharon is said to be in a deteriorating condition. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT
Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon is still "fighting for his life" in hospital, a doctor at Sheba Medical Centre said Sunday.