Editor's Choice

August 3, 2014

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.
The official also blamed television for turning teenagers into "sex addicts." (Shutterstock)
04:00 GMT
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says women shouldn't laugh in speech on "moral corruption."

July 29, 2014

Soldiers in Kirkuk, Iraq celebrating at an Eid lunch. Eid for these soldiers is likely to be very different from the Eid that their forefathers experienced (Marwan Ibrahim /AFP).
10:43 GMT
With Eid al-Fitr festivities going on everywhere in the Muslim world, it is nice to pause and reflect on how Eid has changed over the generations. Join us on a trip down memory lane into the Eid that was...

July 28, 2014

Roughly 430,000 people are dual citizens of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT
People with dual citizenship in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will be summoned and asked to choose only one citizenship.

July 27, 2014

Rescue workers remove the body of a Palestinian from under the rubble of his home following an Israeli airstrike on Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip (AFP).
18:59 GMT
Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, the Saudi ambassador to London, has blasted British journalist David Hearst for a spurious and unsubstantiated article in Huffington Post.
(AFP)
18:51 GMT
Security officers in the Eastern Province have arrested two young expatriate women who allegedly stole a car from Al-Khobar and drove off.