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Kuwait first placed a blanket ban on new visas for Syrians in 2011, but those already in the country were allowed to remain. (AFP/File)
February 01, 2017 - 09:17 GMT
See Albawaba's statement issued 7 Feb. Kuwait has passed a number of laws targeting foreigners in recent years, and was named the worst place in the world for expatriates in 2015.
Fahire Kara was critically injured and separated from her husband during the incident in Mecca, pictured, in July 1990 and has spent the past 27 years being held by her new Yemeni husband. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Fahire Kara, trapped in a Catch-22 of Saudi Arabian law, faces being stoned to death for adultery or see the father of her children executed.
Comic Con began in 1970 as a convention of a few dozen geeks who swapped superhero magazines in the US. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The three-day festival of anime, pop art, video gaming and film-related events is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to Saudi Arabia which bans alcohol, public cinemas and theatre.
Young Kurdish contestants for the new
February 18, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The show is open to any young Kurds, and the contestants hailed from Turkey, Syria, and various parts of Iraq.
Iran argues that its ban on women attending sporting events in the same stadiums as men is necessary to protect them from rude language that might emanate from the stands. One would wonder why they don't ban the men instead?   (AFP/File)
February 17, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Iran argues that its ban on women attending sporting events in the same stadiums as men is necessary to protect them from rude language that might emanate from the stands. One would wonder why they don't ban the men instead?
The average dowry in Oman costs about $7,800 and often drives young couples into debt to pay for the wedding. (Shutterstock)
February 16, 2017 - 13:52 GMT
'Women are not commodities. They are human beings. They are not sold or bought,' said Saud al-Farsi
The Instagram queen, who has more than three million followers on social media, admitted that she was a bit nervous before the stunt. (File photo)
February 16, 2017 - 11:48 GMT
The Russian woman stunned many when she posed for a death-defying photo-shoot on top of the 1,004-foot tall Cayan Tower in Dubai, one of the world's tallest skyscrapers.
It was a close shave for striker Omar
February 16, 2017 - 07:32 GMT
The perm purge has already seen midfielder Suhail al-Mansoori being told to lose his locks.
Winner of the World Press Photo 2016 photographer Burhan Ozbilici (R) speaks next to Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation (L) during the announcement of the World Press Photo prizes in Amsterdam, on February 13, 2017. (AFP/Jeroen Jumelet)
February 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Russian embassy in Ankara described the award as 'propaganda of the horror of terror.'
The glitzy silver and gold fashions of Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan. (Instagram)
February 15, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
Most of the models were also reportedly immigrants or second generation Americans.
Befitting the occasion, he shared a heartfelt poem, paying tribute to love and Valentine's Day on his Instagram page. (Instagram)
February 15, 2017 - 11:33 GMT
Earlier, Sheikh Mohammad surprised residents with his visit to Madinat Jumeirah.
Turkish rescue workers posed with the pup after he was removed from the well. (Twitter)
February 15, 2017 - 10:44 GMT
The puppy had been trapped in a 70 meter well for eleven days.
A new film is dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of cats that call Istanbul home. (Shutterstock)
February 14, 2017 - 11:26 GMT
'Kedi' is being premiered in the United States after its 2016 Turkish release.
A Yemeni man harvests Qat, a mild drug used daily by many Yemenis. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 10:47 GMT
While millions of Yemenis are suffering serious food and water shortages due to the ongoing conflict, the cultivation and sale of Khat is expanding. Consumers say chewing the mild narcotic plant is their only escape, but the increased demand is putting pressure on Yemen's agricultural production.
A Turkish woman and her grandson walk down the hill to their village near Bafa Lake. (Lindsey Leger)
February 14, 2017 - 10:17 GMT
Finally, babysitting grandmothers will be compensated with something more substantial than love and appreciation.
Saudi women will be allowed to run and swim but football is still on the banned list. (AFP/File)
February 14, 2017 - 08:32 GMT
Women are still be banned from competitive sports such as volleyball, basketball and football.