August 16, 2014
Rebuilding and restyling? Palestinian-American entrepreneur Farouk Shami plans Farouk Systems hair care factory in Gaza
After Gaza's infrastructure is hit hard by war, Palestinian-American businessman Farouk Shami looks to rebuild Gaza with a university, mosque and hair-care factory.
August 15, 2014
'Jihadism is not the [Syrian] war's only wider threat': New York heath expert says Syria's polio will spread to Iraq
New York Health expert Annie Sparrow says Syria's terrifying polio reemergence is one of the infectious diseases threatening to cross into Iraq.
For weeks XPRESS has been on the heels of a suspicious middle-aged Arab beggar who targets worshippers attending Friday afternoon prayers at the Abdullah Ibn Abbas Mosque in Sharjah’s Al Majaz 1 area.
August 14, 2014
Thousands of Gazans no longer have a home to return to as Israel's assault continues. Palestinian Christians however, united with their fellow Muslims in the Strip and opened their church doors to host displaced families.
An Iranian mathematician has become the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal, or the "Nobel Prize of mathematics."
On the third day of a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, a Palestinian couple is getting married in a UN shelter in Gaza City Wednesday, the groom told Ma'an.
In a strange twitter exchange, Isis fighters talk about their favorite Robin Williams films and assert that 'they are human," too.
August 13, 2014
Iran passes a law banning all surgeries that permanently prevent pregnancy.
You’re not too young to die: British jihadists in bid to recruit boys as young as 15 on social media sites
British jihadists fighting with terror squads in Iraq are using social networking sites to lure young Muslim teenagers from the UK into joining the Islamic State fanatics.
Ten UAE cyclists will bike across the U.S. in September to raise money for injured and displaced Palestinian children with a goal to raise at least $250,000.
The Dubai Crown Prince recently announced a project set to showcase 360 degree virtual tours of Dubai.
August 12, 2014
A British jihadist fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq has boasted of preparing for ‘martyrdom’.
Truce time: Israelis head back to beaches as Gazans return to the rubble to pick up the pieces of their lives
Two very different responses to the ceasefire: Israelis sunbathe on the beach as life attempts to get back to normal... but in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians return to see what remains of their homes
You can now see hundreds of torture devices used throughout the ages in Egypt's newly opened "torture museum". Might be a bit PG13 for the kids though!
The first Western journalist to reach the Sinjar mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis have taken refuge from ISIS describes what he saw.