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October 20, 2013

Little girl takes the wheel after father leaves car running. [blogspot]
07:42 GMT
Saudi girl takes the driving challenge and takes out some innocent bystanders in the process.
Jewish leaders have approved a law banning Israeli women from working night shifts so they can minimise their contact with Arabs. (File)
07:29 GMT
The Israeli government succumbs to pressure by racist and anti-miscegenation organizations, banning Jewish women from volunteering in hospitals at night, when they might be more likely to encounter Arab workers and doctors.
Attention and research to domestic abuse in the Arab world has largely been anecdotal, with little work done to track the number and frequency of cases (Courtesy of the Guardian)
05:00 GMT
Lebanese doctor Lubna Abdul-Husn is leading a team of medical researchers in Beirut that is investigating why women in Lebanon stay in abusive relationships. While most work on domestic abuse in the Arab world has been anecdotal, the Lebanese medical team's unprecedented initiative tracks the frequency of abuse in Lebanon.

October 19, 2013

After hearing about chemical attacks in Syria, Nada Al Assaad Kivela decided to spend her Eid holiday climbing the 4,167-meter Mt Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains (Courtesy of Gulf News)
18:20 GMT
UAE's Nada Al Assaad Kivela climbed a 4,000-meter mountain in Morocco to raise funds for victims of the Syrian conflict.
Yemenis hope that reducing the dowry standard will encourage more people to marry in times when high levels of poverty and unemployment compete with traditional tribal marriage traditions (Shutterstock)
10:57 GMT
Young Yemenis launched a campaign to reduce marriage dowries to 200,000 riyals in reaction to efforts to try to raise dowry standards to 500,000 riyals in the central part of the country where marriage is becoming increasingly unaffordable in the poverty-stricken area.

October 18, 2013

Muslim schoolchildren in New York might soon have the day off for Eid. (Image for illustrative purposes - Credit: Shutterstock)
19:51 GMT
New York mayoral candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties have expressed support for children getting school days off during Eid.
The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) has released its International Human Rights Indicator. (Image for illustrative purposes - Credit: Shutterstock)
18:23 GMT
The United Arab Emirates has earned top marks from a Norway-based human rights group for its work to improve its society across a wide range of quality-of-life categories.
Syrian children ride on a merry-go-round as families celebrate the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha. (Image credit: AFP)
09:43 GMT
A public space in the Lebanese city of Sidon was converted into a playground for children during Eid.
Security guards have been accused of stealing nearly a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of diamonds in Dubai. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
09:10 GMT
Two security guards have been accused of stealing diamonds worth nearly $245,000 from a $1 million consignment that was bound for Belgium.

October 17, 2013

The new rap union will meet with police officials in upcoming days to discuss and correct the tense relationship between the artists and security personnel (Getty Images)
19:58 GMT
Tunisian rapper Klay BBJ, accused of defaming public officials with his lyrics, is aquitted Thursday days after Tunisian rap artists announce that they had launched a labour union to defend their interests and promote their art.
Beirut ranked 20th in the world's best cities in this year's Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards (Courtesy of Skyscraperlife.com)
12:52 GMT
Beirut was ranked the 20th best city in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards.

October 15, 2013

Ol' Bibi has been following some sexy Persian accounts on Twitter... (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT
He might not like Iran's nukes, but it seems Netanyahu has a penchant for sexy Persian babes.
Thousands of pilgrims engage in the devil stoning ritual at Hajj. (Photo courtesy of Al Arabiya)
13:01 GMT
Devil stoning is a symbolic ritual in the Hajj pilgrimage.
Lina Mitlik and Patricia Philippe Arab are boosting Lebanese-Canadian relations with their recent election to the Nova Scotian parliament. (Photo courtesy of fanoos.com)
08:00 GMT
Two Canadians of Lebanese origins won seats in the parliament of the Nova Scotia province in Canada.
Bashar Assad - tyrant and prankster. The Syrian president told a Lebanese newspaper he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Syrian President Bashar Assad might be terrorising the Syrian population and perpetrating unimaginable warcrimes, but it seems he has another talent - being a joker.