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November 13, 2014

Thankfully, a court in Saudi ruled in favour of the 17-year-old girl who refused to marry. (Shutterstock)
07:58 GMT
It's not all about looks but when a father in Saudi tried to marry his daughter off to a 90-year-old who he pretended was in his twenties, there was a ruckus.
“Lebanon will keep on walking and the flame will always stay alive,” says Johnnie Walker. (Shutterstock)
07:35 GMT
Johnnie Walker has a new inspirational campaign in Lebanon.
The bags of drugs that Police confiscated after busting a man hiding them in his underwear. [The Daily Star]
04:00 GMT
Police have arrested a man they discovered with 116 small bags of drugs stuffed inside his underwear at a checkpoint in Dahr al-Baidar, the Internal Security Forces said Wednesday.

November 12, 2014

A school board's Grinch-like move has local Muslim leaders upset.
10:26 GMT
After repeated requests by Muslim leaders to add Eid al-Adha to school holidays, a Maryland school district has taken the nuclear option - it struck all references to religious holidays from its published calendar, The Washington Post reported.
With tensions running high in Jerusalem, Jewish residents are stocking up on pepper spray … and knives … and brass knuckles … and baseball bats ... (AFP/Thomas Coex)
09:51 GMT
“We’re sold out of everything!” exclaimed an employee of an IDF clothing and weapons shop on Jerusalem’s Ben-Yehuda Street Tuesday afternoon, when asked if he had any pepper spray in stock.
Yemeni soldiers guard the courthouse during Huda al-Niran's 2013 trial. (AFP file photo)
09:27 GMT
Houthi members allegedly stormed the Dar Al-Amal in Sanaa on Thursday and kidnapped Al-Niran.
ISIS apparently wants to introduce its own currency and plans to bring back gold and silver dinar coins.
04:00 GMT
Now ISIL wants to introduce its own currency: Plans to bring back solid gold and silver dinar coins announced in Iraqi mosques

November 11, 2014

If you're carrying $1 million in cash, try not to leave it in a taxi cab. Just a thought.
09:27 GMT
Police on Monday said they were searching for a taxi driver who reportedly stole $1 million from a passenger who entered Jordan from the West Bank via the King Hussein Bridge a day earlier.
The dramatic video shows a little boy running through sniper fire to rescue a little girl. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
09:24 GMT
It is unclear where the dramatic scene took place.
The husband will reportedly receive a stiff punishment from the court. (Shutterstock)
08:42 GMT
An Iranian man attempted to buy his wife's silence after taking a second wife, only to have his check bounce.
Roughly five percent of Saudi citizens ages 15-34 have not received any education.
08:01 GMT
A total of 524,435 Saudis aged 15-34 have not received any education, according to the Central Department of Statistics.
Bang: A chemistry teacher in Egypt has become a laughing stock after an explosive video of him bungling an experiment and causing a classroom explosion became a worldwide internet hit. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
04:00 GMT
Egyptian teacher becomes internet hit after hilarious footage of his chemistry experiment going horribly wrong goes viral.

November 10, 2014

Jordan's skateboarding community is currently raising funds to build a park in central Amman. (Shutterstock)
08:44 GMT
Put your helmets and kneepads on because Jordan's skateboarding community will build a new park in central Amman.
The privileges, according to Majali, include free high school education and health services in government schools and institutes for “Jordanian women’s offspring who did not benefit from such privileges if their mothers have resided in Jordan for a minimum of five years”.
08:37 GMT
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Sunday announced the government’s approval to grant children of Jordanian women married to foreigners certain privileges and facilities to ease their lives.
"I'm not the poorest president. The poorest is the one who needs a lot to live," President Mujica said. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
The “poorest president on earth” has received a million-dollar offer to buy his run-down blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle.