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October 28, 2013

A car cover that looks like an Afghani burkah.
07:36 GMT
In light of the recent hype surrounding the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia, our resident Yankee decides to have a satirical look at KSA's law against 'Girls Driving Solo'. Women drivers? Now there's the joke! At least we hope it's satire.

October 27, 2013

Hisham Fageeh making fun of drive ban in the Saudi Kingdom [francetvinfo.fr]
15:57 GMT
Hisham fageeh, a global internet sensation, sings a cheeky a capella version titled “No Woman No Drive.
15:12 GMT
Saudi women beat up and overpower harasser.
Different cities throughout the Kingdom are issuing different statements to foreign workers attempting to secure their legal status before the November amnesty deadline (Reuters)
12:30 GMT
Saudi Arabia announced in September that it will not extend amnesty deadlines that expire in November to workers in the Kingdom without legal status. As a result, thousands of expat workers are scrambling to legalize their status ahead of the looming deadline, but KSA and news sources are not making the process easy. With different parties issuing mixed statements each day, illegal workers trying to secure status countrywide are left in a standstill.
According to a new study from Abu Dhabi, smoking shisha can be more addictive than taking cocaine. (Getty/File)
06:55 GMT
A recent Abu Dhabi-based report has proved that smoking shisha is more addictive than cocaine.
The Palestinian Authority is set to plant 750,000 olive trees across the West Bank to replace those destroyed by Israeli settlers. (Shutterstock)
06:26 GMT
The Palestinian Authority is set to plant some 750,000 olive trees across the West Bank to compensate Palestinians who had their groves destroyed by Israeli settlers.

October 26, 2013

Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengkubuwono X's fourth daughter Princess Hayu, 29, is carried by her groom Prince Notonegoro (R) and uncle Suryodiningrat (L) during the royal wedding ceremony at the sultan's palace. (Image credit: AFP)
18:39 GMT
The youngest daughter of Indonesia's Sultan married her groom this morning in a lavish wedding ceremony.
A Palestinian woman is in danger of losing her citizenship for lying about a bombing conviction on her U.S. Citizenship application. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
18:05 GMT
A woman from the West Bank was charged Tuesday with failing to report her conviction for a terrorist bombing when she became a U.S. citizen.
Zalabi is one of Lebanon's most delicious and traditional desserts. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
09:44 GMT
Every day, Mohammad Nasab makes zalabi, mushabbak and maakaroun. Yet despite the popularity of the nation’s beloved desserts, he is among the last in Sidon who specialize in these sticky delights.
A WEF report has said that Yemen is the worst place for women in the world. Iceland is the best. (image for illustrative purposes: Shutterstock)
08:02 GMT
WEF report says that Yemen is the worst place in the world for women.

October 25, 2013

Iraqi couple emulate Sidq's Statue of Love in protest against people who vandalized it. [alarabya.net]
10:00 GMT
An Iraqi photographer caused controversy when he posted a picture on Facebook showing him and his fiance kissing in a park near the recently vandalized Statue of Love.

October 24, 2013

Activists launched a campaign "Day of Female Driving" encouraging women to drive on Saturday.
19:31 GMT
Saudi women go for a spin in an attempt to flout Saudi Arabia's ban on female driving.
Bulgarian belly-dancers performing to raise funds for Syrian refugees
11:58 GMT
Bulgarian dancers perform at an Arabic resturant to allocate funds for Syrian refugees
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leave with their son Prince George of Cambridge following his Christening by the Archbishop of Canterbury (R) at Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace. Baby George was christened using holy water from the Jordan River. (AFP)
09:54 GMT
George, the bouncing baby prince of England and son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, was christened in London on Wednesday using water from the Jordan River.
Religion dictates that the Kingdom is dry country where booze-fueled shenanigans are "generally" unheard of. [polopoly]
07:32 GMT
Four women and six men arrested in Saudi for possible prostitution charges.