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September 24, 2014

The new traffic laws will gradually be enforced across the kingdom (File/Shutterstock)
08:36 GMT
We all know how strict Saudi Arabia is with laws, but anyone in Jeddah caught driving through a red light will now spend 24 hours in jail.
A giant Saudi flag hoisted onto the world's tallest flagpole that entered the Guinness Book of Records during celebrations to mark the 84th Saudi Arabian National Day (STR/ AFP).
07:45 GMT
On it's national day, KSA celebrates by unveiling the Burj Khalifa of flag poles!
“He said he would divorce me for such a trivial thing and this means that he does not appreciate our marriage,” the wife reportedly said. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Saudi man divorced his wife because she told him that he should close the car door.

September 23, 2014

Messaging services Tango, WhatsApp and Viber are facing a ban in Iran (Image courtesy Tango).
12:23 GMT
Iran's judiciary has issued a one-month deadline to cut off popular messaging services WhatsApp, Viber and Tango.
The remains of a 3,300-year-old woman who wore a complex hairstyle with 70 hair extensions was discovered in the ancient city of Armana.
11:35 GMT
Archaeologists excavating an ancient Egyptian city of Amarna have discovered a woman with more than 70 elaborate and lengthy hair extensions.
It's an embarrassing day to be  Saudi teacher. (Shuttershock/File)
08:59 GMT
Hey it's Saudi National Day. Also — this video clip of a Saudi teacher went viral and it should probably embarrass the country
This case proves you can never be too careful in shared bathrooms (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT
You can never be too careful with your privacy, as this Dubai case shows.

September 22, 2014

The poor chicken died halfway through being raped (File/Shutterstock)
15:11 GMT
A teenager in Yemen was in a lot of trouble after his father walked in on him raping a chicken. This was all caught on film by the way.
Posters of men imitating IS beheading propaganda videos caused outrage (Image: The Independent)
11:44 GMT
An Israeli gay club night promoter has come under scrutiny for imitating an Islamic State style beheading video for a photo shoot.
Rabbi Ahron Cohen has frequently been targeted for his outspoken views on Gaza (Image: Manchester Evening News/Joel Goodman)
10:36 GMT
A British rabbi who spoke out against Israeli actions in Gaza has been targeted again in a hate crime after his car was set ablaze.
The suspect said she apparently stabbed her victim in the back "not to kill her", but just to cause harm (File/Shutterstock)
09:18 GMT
A housemaid in the UAE was charged with attempted murder after stabbing her colleague in the back and shoulder.
Government-funded fat reduction surgery in the works for this 600 kg Saudi (Shuttershock)
06:00 GMT
A 610 kg Saudi man was forklifted to the hospital on Monday for a weight reduction treatment provided by the Saudi government

September 21, 2014

The domestic helper, a 32-year-old Indonesian, reportedly shared a room with the boy as the family did not have a private space for her. [Shutter Stock]
08:24 GMT
Indonesian domestic helper shared a room with the boy in Bahrain
Lana Slezic says Britain First and Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie, who shared the picture, have desecrated the memory of Malalai Kakar. [the Independent]
08:14 GMT
A photographer has described her horror after being alerted to a picture she said she took of Afghanistan’s first female police officer being used to promote banning the burka by Britain First.
Would-be groom asked to offer iPhone 6 as dowry.
07:58 GMT
A Saudi man has asked a man who proposed to his sister to offer her an iPhone 6 as a dowry.