Editor's Choice

August 4, 2014

Yazan Hillis poses for the camera in his journalist outfit (Image: Twitter)
13:09 GMT
Growing up in a war zone can't be easy but one six-year-old boy said he dressed up as a journalist "to survive".
UAE authorities implement strict penalties for possession of drugs (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
05:00 GMT
A nurse has been jailed for life for possessing a tiny quantity of methamphetamine that was discovered in her underwear.

August 3, 2014

The UAE has strict laws to combat cyber crimes, which oddly includes "rumor-mongering" (File/Shutterstock)
11:55 GMT
Be careful what you tweet! Spreading wrong information or even a dodgy conspiracy theory online could result in a jail term or $272 million fine according to UAE laws.
Islam's ability to bring communities together through mosques that provide family services and youth activities restores core British values according to the Archbishop (Shutterstock).
09:09 GMT
Amid Britain's ongoing debate about "British values", the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams has announced that Islam not only restores British values, but that the values need to be more universal.
The four babies are healthy and in good condition (Image: Twitter)
08:29 GMT
When a Palestinian woman who spent five years having unsuccessful IVF treatment gave birth to quadruplets before the Israel-Hamas ceasefire crumbled, it was a moment of happiness during a catastrophic war.
What a fantastic place for a cool, blue, (possibly radioactive) dip
07:00 GMT
Unsuspecting shepherds came across the newly appeared "Gafsa Beach" three weeks ago in the middle of the Tunisian desert. But while Tunisians are cannon-balling in, experts warn its quick-growing algae may mean bad news ahead.

August 2, 2014

The National Library Department has confiscated more than 200,000 pirated items, including software, video games, movies and music DVDs since the beginning of 2014 (File photo).
07:58 GMT
The National Library Department (NLD) said Sunday it fined 28 coffee shops during Ramadan for buying family subscriptions instead of commercial subscriptions to show 2014 World Cup matches at their venues.
A body is pulled out of the ruble of a home targeted by the Israeli military. (AFP)
07:27 GMT
Yochanan Gordon, the author of the article suggested that "rooting out" the territory is the best way to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

August 1, 2014

What's so offensive about makeup and pants? (Shutterstock)
08:26 GMT
A Coptic Orthodox Bishop in Egypt recently stated that he doesn't want women wearing makeup, pants, or blouses inside his church.
Some passages of the book suggest the death penalty for converts to Christianity. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
Controversial books on jihad are for sale in French bookstores and supermarkets

July 31, 2014

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the Gaza offensive. (Image: Screenshot)
14:35 GMT
UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness broke down crying during an interview about the current Gaza offensive.
They switch their horses for cars, but the Knights of the Road are knights nonetheless! (Shutterstock)
13:44 GMT
Saudi youth are shining bright as they lead the way in demonstrating the spirit of Eid.
The Backstreet Boys confused the Gaza conflict with MH17 during a recent interview (File/AFP)
10:34 GMT
The Backstreet Boys might want to brush up on their knowledge of current affairs after a band member confused the ongoing Gaza conflict with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, which was shot down by Russian separatists. Whoops.
Sarah Palin launched a video entitled 'The Truth About the War in Israel’ on Tuesday (Image: Screenshot)
09:47 GMT
Former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, offered her bizarre thoughts on the Israel-Palestine conflict via her new television network, citing Hollywood fashion critic, Joan Rivers (no joke), as 'source of foreign policy wisdom'.

July 30, 2014

Good husband material? IS fighters are known for their extreme views on women. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT
Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al-Qaeda offshoot.