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Saudis gather to light lanterns and mark Earth Hour. (Twitter/Arab News)
March 27, 2017 - 08:25 GMT
Many areas in Medina and Jeddah were plunged into darkness to shine light on climate change.
Algerian MP vote during a parliamentary session at the National Assembly in Algiers on October 1, 2012, to adopted an action plan for the new government, focusing on further political reforms in Algeria. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)
March 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
More and more Algerian women are challenging traditional norms by getting jobs, but many see their salaries confiscated by their husbands despite a law against the practice.
Ahmad and Mohammad Malas perform their play at the French Institute. (French Embassy in Jordan)
March 26, 2017 - 11:59 GMT
The play discusses issues immigrants around the world can relate to - communication, receiving assistance, and adapting to a new culture.
Lula the bear stands in her cage before receiving treatment from members of the international animal welfare charity
March 26, 2017 - 11:09 GMT
Only an emaciated lion and bear - Simba and Lula - remain, and vets hope to transport them to an animal sanctuary in Jordan.
Uber was ordered to remove the ads on grounds that it violated Egyptian society's customs and traditions. (Twitter)
March 26, 2017 - 08:24 GMT
The ad read, 'Thanks to Uber, I was spared 64 times from driving my mother-in-law home,' and has been slammed as 'disrespectful.'
Three people on the bridge died after being hit by the speeding car, then the attacker leapt out and fatally stabbed a police officer just inside the gates of the Houses of Parliament before being shot dead. (AFP)
March 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The Muslims for London campaign began on Thursday, by Friday afternoon had already reached its goal of £20,000.
A driver with the women-only Pakistan taxi company, March 2017. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
A new taxi service that aims to protect female passengers from sexual harassment was launched in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi on Thursday.
Egyptian women walk with containers filled with water in al-Rahawe Village, outside Cairo, May 27, 2010. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahd, Minister of State has stressed that the UAE is constantly striving to achieve the highest standards of sustainability in water security and balance the demand between water sources water sources, reduced average rainfall and high temperatures.
Activists from the
March 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The activists commemorated the 25th anniversary of the siege of Sarajevo, while protesting ongoing sieges in Syria.
A malnourished child is fed a special formula by her mother at a hospital in Baidoa town in southwestern Somalia that has been hit by severe cases of malnourishment and cholera on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Tony Karumba)
March 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
In Somalia, 25 people starved to death on Wednesday, while in Pakistan, a grenade was thrown at a girls' school.
Asma al-Assad greets a Syrian mother, 21 March 2017. (Syrian Presidency)
March 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Syrian first lady's Mothers' Day message has drawn derision from angry Syrians on social media.
Pyramids in Sudan. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The Sudanese Minister of Information, Ahmed Bilal Othman, claimed on Sunday that the Meroë Pyramids of Sudan are 2,000 years older than Egypt's pyramids.
Banan, whose mother is the former Iraqi dictator's eldest daughter, Raghad, enjoyed a traditional henna party before her wedding, 2014. (File photo)
March 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Saddam Hussein’s granddaughter was named the best young fashion designer at a Kurdish cultural festival held in Amman, Jordan on Monday, Asharq Al Awsat newspaper reported.
Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai ordered the driver of an SUV and his two friends to perform community service after they performed stunts at City Walk, Dubai. (YouTube)
March 22, 2017 - 12:16 GMT
Driving through a sandstorm in an SUV - don't try it at home!
March 22, 2017 - 11:21 GMT
Yesterday, the airline had announced that electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smartphone, excluding medical devices, will not be allowed in the cabin of flights to the US.
The Aedicule at the heart of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 09:18 GMT
The restoration team removed hundreds of years of candle soot, as well as marble slabs encasing a stone bench where believers say Jesus' body was placed after his crucifixion and death.