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November 24, 2013

We don't think Pope Francis will forgive Bibi if the Israeli PM pulls out of their planned meet a second time! (Image courtesy of Vanity Fair)
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is due to meet the Pope on December 2 in the Vatican despite having snubbed the Catholic leader previously.
Approximately 60,000 Palestinians from the West Bank enter Israel every day for work. [electronicintifada.net]
04:30 GMT
Over 100,000 Palestinians work in Israel with around 20,000 working exclusively in Israeli settlements, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

November 23, 2013

Foreign workers protect themselves from the rain while crossing a flooded street in the Saudi capital Riyadh on November 19, 2013. [AFP]
04:00 GMT
Saudi resident thought of a creative way to move on flooded streets in Saudi Arabia

November 22, 2013

John Fitzgerald Kennedy giving a speech during the election campaign. Boston, 1960. [Getty Images]
13:20 GMT
John F. Kennedy reportedly had close ties with Morocco and Saudi Arabia but a troubled relationship with Egypt.

November 21, 2013

The all new Niqab with a handy Face Zipper. (YouTube)
09:43 GMT
Ever the people watcher, our resident foreigner gives his thumbs down on the latest niqabi necessitates -- of women covering not just their heads but their faces as well, complete with zipper to seal the deal. These chicks rocking the zip-lock face veil should zip-it!
A snapshot of the "Free Hugs" campaign taking over the Riyadh streets. (Via YouTube)
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A young Saudi man -- Bandr Al Swed -- has been roaming the streets of Riyadh, offering free hugs.
A seemingly innocent WhatsApp conversation in the UAE quickly turned tragic after a young girl was raped. The man responsible for the crime has been transferred to a Dubai criminal court. (Image courtesy of softpedia.com)
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A seemingly innocent WhatsApp conversation in the UAE quickly turned tragic after a young girl was raped.
According to a recent study in the UAE, 15% of children in the Emirates are obese. Better start swapping the Big Mac for a jog! (Getty/File)
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According to a recent study, 40% of children living in the UAE are overweight.

November 20, 2013

All together now: awwwwwwwwwwwww! The twin cubs, Fajr and Sijil, at the zoo in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahia. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
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Two lion cubs born in the Gaza Strip have been named after missiles Hamas fired at Israel last year. The two furry felines have been named Fajr and Sijil -- Arabic for "dawn" and "clay".
A Dubai court has posthumously blamed a nine-year-old boy for drowning at a pool party. (Shutterstock)
15:13 GMT
A Dubai court has acquitted an Indian housewife of charges that she wrongly caused the death of a nine-year-old boy who was attending a swimming party at her house.
Nure Alam has been driving his taxi in UAE for five years (Courtesy of Emirates 24/7)
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Nure Alam has been a taxi driver in the UAE for five years with cab-riders often leaving their bags or phones behind by mistake. However, one of Alam's passengers left something else in the cab: almost $25,000...in cash.
Ansari came to Lebanon to assume his post in October this year (Courtesy of the Daily Star)
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Following Beirut's twin suicide bombing, Iran's cultural attaché Sheikh Ibrahim al-Ansari -- the most prominent victim of the blasts -- is remembered.

November 19, 2013

A Facebook event started by two young men shows a page where people can sign up for a bus trip to the peace talks in Geneva. [yourmiddleeast.com]
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Syrians vent their frustration over delayed Geneva 2 talks on a popular Facebook page, where they upload self made memes making fun of the failed attempts at peace.
A female pimp has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for luring four young Russian women to become prostitutes in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of SabtoageTimes.com)
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A female pimp who lured Russian women to Bahrain to work as prostitutes has had her 10-year-long jail term upheld.
Saoud bin Abdulrahman Stadium or 'Al Wakrah', inspired by the traditional dhow (Arabian fishing boat) is a shiny new football stadium for Qatar's 2022 World Cup. Equipped with a cooling system, the stadium is at the centre of a design stink, accused of resembling a vagina! (Image of Construction Week online)
07:43 GMT
Another day, another architectural vagina Freudian Slip on the Arabian Peninsular? Finger pointing that suggests that Arabs may be obsessed with the female form and sex organs leaves one of Qatar's shiny and new World Cup stadiums accused of resembling a vagina - not by Arab Sheikhs lambasting it with a fatwa this time though, but by the cheeky British press.