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March 12, 2014

Israel passport holders aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line were refused entry to Tunisia Monday (Courtesy of Haaretz)
08:43 GMT
The Tunisian government stopped Israeli tourists aboard a cruise ship from entering the country this week as part of their vacation tour.
Over a third of men in Saudi Arabia also reported that they do not engage in any form of physical activity (File Archive/Shutterstock)
06:55 GMT
Approximately half of the Saudi women population and a third of the male population do not engage in any form of physical activity, a KSA Health Ministry report recently revealed.

March 11, 2014

The convicted Saudi man killed someone with his car while practicing dangerous stunts. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
A Saudi man was sentenced to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes for reckless driving.
19-year-old Iranian Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad (L) and an unidentified man (R) at the airport, both boarded missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight using stolen European passports. (AFP)
11:10 GMT
The two men who boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with stolen passports were reportedly Iranian and their tickets were purchased by a man known only as Mr. Ali, Al Arabiya.net reported.
The Ja'fari bill would strip women of their rights. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT
A new bill recently passed by the Iraqi cabinet could legalize child marriage.
Sara speaks gibberish in Arabic, showing what it sounds like to the untrained ear. (Image courtesy of Smoukahontas Official/YouTube)
07:48 GMT
One woman has demonstrated how Arabs, Russians, Italians, Indians and many more languages sound like to foreigners in a video is on its way to 6.5 million YouTube views.
The Saudi government closely monitors twitter, a social media platform that is widely used in the Kingdom. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A Saudi man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his tweets.

March 10, 2014

Orthodox Jews gather on Water Street in lower Manhattan March 9, 2014 to pray and protest against the current effort by the Israeli government to pass a law to draft religious Jews into its army. (AFP/Al Bawaba edit)
13:29 GMT
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied in New York City on Sunday to protest new legislation proposed in Israel that would end military service exemptions granted to seminary students.
Who knew
Who knew? BDSM - or bondage, dominance, submission, sadism and masochism - has a dedicated band of followers in Lebanon. (Shutterstock/BDSM)
09:00 GMT
A fascinating look into the secretive and kinky world of BDSM in Lebanon!
Maha Al-Shammari knew she could prepare a higher standard of food than the usual dishes served in Jeddah. (Image courtesy of ksadriverdiaries.wordpress.com)
07:48 GMT
A Saudi woman has established a restaurant in Jeddah in which all the workers, chefs, waitresses and administrators are female nationals.
The new app is supposed to acquaint users with the "traditional history" of camel racing in the UAE (Courtesy of Dubai Calendar)
05:00 GMT
UAE Apple Store and Google Play launched a camel racing smartphone app this week.

March 9, 2014

Palestinian women peacefully demonstrated on International Women's Day, only to be met with tear gas from Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
15:01 GMT
Israeli soldiers forcefully dispersed women gathered to peacefully demonstrate for International Women's Day.
Egypt's Al Azhar issued a statement last week rejecting the screening of "any production that characterizes Allah's prophets and messengers" (Courtesy of NY Daily News)
14:00 GMT
Paramount Pictures "Noah" is continuing to spark heavy debate throughout the Middle East over its characterization of one of Allah's prophets on the big screen.
Saudi Arabia is not known for being tolerant of individuals who express a non-normative gender identity. (AFP/File)
10:51 GMT
A Saudi man shares his story of the difficulties he faces after undergoing sexual reassignment surgery.
Military service is mandatory in Israel. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT
A group of Israeli youth have written Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu telling him they are refusing military service because of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.