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December 24, 2014

The thieves worked simultaneously in Paris and Dubai to snatch the jewelry. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
In an operation code-named Prince, Dubai Police arrested three Romanian men who worked with accomplices in France to dupe a jeweler in Dubai into giving up Dh12 million worth of diamonds, gold, certificates and bills.

December 23, 2014

A minimum age for marriage will not be set in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Said Khatib)
12:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia's Board of Senior Scholars dismissed petitions to set a minimum marrying age for girls.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women should not use birth control. (Shutterstock)
10:07 GMT
The king of controversy has spoken again. This time, it's not about gender equality for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Instead, he is now insisting that women should not use birth control, but have more babies.
The lexicon is part of a campaign to get more women working in Lebanon's government. (Shutterstock)
09:57 GMT
Lebanese officials published a "social lexicon" to try and help improve gender equality in the country.
While the cyclists numbered around 54 when they pedaled off at 05.30 a.m. Sunday from the Lakemba Mosque, the group had almost doubled in size by the time it arrived at Martin Place, an 18 kilometer (more than 11 mile) ride. (Image: Anadolu News Agency)
05:00 GMT
Cyclists of all ages and religions rode from a Sydney mosque to a memorial near the site of a recent siege on a cafe, in a moving tribute to two hostages who lost their lives.

December 22, 2014

A prisoner gestures during reality TV show "In the Grip of the Law", which is broadcast across Iraq. (Image: Screenshot)
12:00 GMT
Prisoners accused by Iraq's government of aiding Daesh are now being broadcast on a reality TV where they face the relatives of their victims.
Both men were injured after a political poser was torn town in a the northern city of Tripoli. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
We've all heard of how petty people get over tiny things but shooting each other after an argument for a poster? C'mon!
Apparently wearing jeans causes sexual harassment? (Shutterstock)
08:27 GMT
The head of a village in India banned school girls from wearing jeans or having mobile phones because both apparently are the "prime cause" of sexual harassment.
Sydney's Muslim community lays flowers at the memorial spot of the cafe siege, which left two hostages dead, December 16, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
A young Australian Muslim bride won an applause after she left her wedding to lay flowers at the memorial spot for the Sydney cafe siege.

December 21, 2014

The forty coldest days of winter start Monday (Image: Shutterstock)
11:29 GMT
Monday marks the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the start of marbaniyeh in Jordan — the 40 coldest days of winter, the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD) said on Saturday.
Settler attacks against Palestinians are common in the West Bank (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Palestinian man from the northern West Bank has said that a group of Jewish settlers attempted to kidnap his four-year-old son from a parked car on Friday evening.
There's a reason wild animals can't be kept as pets in Kuwait. This domesticated king-of-the-jungle made that reason pretty clear when he killed his owner's housemaid. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Filipino maid working in Kuwait was killed by her employer's pet lion as she hung the laundry to dry. The Philippines government is now taking legal action.

December 20, 2014

A marketing company has sparked uproar in Saudi Arabia over the use of the Prophets name on date labels. (Shutterstock)
12:39 GMT
Much of the Saudi public is infuriated over the misuse of the Prophet's name to market date products.
Ajnad Misr is a splinter group of Ansar Bayt al Maqdis. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Ajnad Misr, a Salafist militant group in Egypt, was designated a "global terrorist" by the U.S. Department of State Thursday, eliciting an unexpected expression of gratitude from the extremist group.

December 19, 2014

Thousands will be visiting Dubai for the festive period this year. (Shutterstock)
12:58 GMT
There's nothing worse than being an expat who is unable to go home for Christmas. If you don't get holidays however, there will still be plenty to do in Dubai!