UN chief Ban Ki-moon watches as Bruna Gabriella holds the 2016 Olympic flame during a ceremony at the UN offices in Geneva, on April 29, 2016. (UN/AFP)
April 30, 2016 - 11:24 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for solidarity with refugees, who will compete on a special team this year.
April 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A new study published in the Astronomical Notes journal suggests Ibn Sina's writings may include an account of the Supernova 1006.
Palestinian farmers inspect destroyed olive trees near the West Bank city of Hebron, which were allegedly uprooted by Jewish settlers. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 12:35 GMT
A new initiative aims to preserve traditional Palestinian agriculture and the culture that comes with it.
Good booze is bad news in Oman. (Flickr)
April 29, 2016 - 09:36 GMT
A group of frequent partiers were apprehended after police grew suspicious.
Give blood, get a thank-you. (Shuttestock)
April 28, 2016 - 15:17 GMT
A new text-message program thanks and encourages Omani blood donors!
Who knew that covering a check could lead to death? (Shutterstock)
April 28, 2016 - 13:12 GMT
A man shot and killed his friend who picked up the tab for their lunch!
Palestinian and South African officials pose in front of a giant statue of Nelson Mandela during its inauguration ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 26, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
April 28, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Ramallah's mayor described the gift from Johannesburg as symbol of the 'struggle against racism.'
A file photo of Whatsapp messenger. (Creative commons)
April 28, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Woman found guilty of inciting sectarian strife by messages to uncle.
Mosquitos are the carrier of malaria plasmodium. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2016 - 12:03 GMT
Over 95 percent of malaria cases in Saudi Arabia were from foreigners traveling outside the country.
A screenshot of the women listening to the Islamic sermon. (Youtube)
April 27, 2016 - 11:07 GMT
An Islamic preacher is reaching out to Turkish dancers and models to spread Islam.
Well, well, well what have we dug here? (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2016 - 08:58 GMT
An Emirati man was discovered to be digging an illegal well - after waking up neighbors with his late-night digging!
Palestinian bride Marwa Mousa and her groom Ahmed Abu Salama take part in a mass wedding ceremony in Gaza City, on April 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Divorces in the strip have partly been attributed to overuse of social media.
Is grilling killing the natural environment? (Shutterstock)
April 26, 2016 - 14:18 GMT
Kuwaiti environmentalists worry barbecuing may damage the natural beauty of local islands.
Alcohol and driving are an awful combination. (Shutterstock)
April 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
A school bus driver crashed a bus full of children in Muscat, while driving under the influence of alcohol.
Pit bulls are deemed too dangerous for UAE. (Shutterstock)
April 26, 2016 - 10:52 GMT
Pit bills, mastiffs, and wolf-hybrids are officially banned from entering UAE.
No means no! (Shutterstock)
April 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A potential rapist tried to attack a karate professional who fought back!