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September 18, 2014

More than 600,000 pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia so far (File/AFP)
08:39 GMT
It's looking like Hajj pilgrims will be free from disease or quarantine this year, according to Saudi Arabia's health minister.
Aid worker Alan Henning was kidnapped by Islamic State militants in December 2013 (File/AFP)
08:04 GMT
British Muslim leaders united on Thursday and made a joint statement and appeal for the release of kidnapped aid worker, Alan Henning.
The new mosque will also allow women to enter through the same door as men. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A gay-friendly mosque will open in Cape Town, South Africa later this week.

September 17, 2014

Saudi businesswoman and member of a human rights group fined for driving herself to hospital. [Reuters]
10:49 GMT
In Saudi Arabia, it is not illegal for women to drive but, rather illegal for them to be granted a driver’s license.
The driver's father was killed after being serially injured in the crash (File/AFP)
10:46 GMT
It's a good idea to get some kip before you drive, which a 20-year-old found out the hard way after he crashed his car due to tiredness, killing his father.
Palestinian bagpipers back the big vote for Scottish independence (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT
While the Scottish independence debate continues, Palestinian bagpipers have put their musical instruments and their support behind the big Yes vote.
Consuming raw meat and blood is haram! (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
While most school girls seek out sweet delights at their candy store, these Egyptian sisters can't get enough blood and offal from their local butchers!

September 16, 2014

David Haines was beheaded in a gruesome Islamic State propaganda video (Image: Facebook)
11:25 GMT
The teenage daughter of David Haines wrote a heartfelt Facebook post after her father's death, saying she was "touched and grateful" for the messages of support.
One dirham is roughly 28 American cents (Image: Google)
10:52 GMT
With the rise in housing costs and inflation, there's probably not much you can buy for 1 dirham (28 cents), but here are a few ideas; a pen, boat ride, or even some ice-cream if you're lucky!
Didier Francois was freed by IS terrorists earlier this year (File/Getty/AFP)
09:10 GMT
Didier Francois, the French journalist who was released by his Islamic State captors revealed that the likes of James Foley and David Haines had no idea they were about to be beheaded.
The room can be adjusted depending on the season and temperature. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Sharifi-ha House in Tehran has rooms that rotate up to 90 degrees.

September 15, 2014

A space sandwich, anyone? (File/Shutterstock)
10:19 GMT
Lebanese security staff foiled attempts to smuggle hash into a prison when the drug was discovered in sandwiches.
The Saudi woman had been married to a fraud for 18 years (File/Shutterstock)
09:27 GMT
A Saudi woman has been left devastated after her husband of 18 years turned out to be a fraud who faked his identity to stay in the Kingdom.
Chrys Columbine poses for a photo in Hamra, Beirut (Image: The Daily Star)
08:29 GMT
It's saucy, sexy and now in Beirut. The art form of burlesque may seem like just some eye candy but British performer Chrys Columbine wants to dance her way around the Middle East.
05:00 GMT
This guy takes it one step too far when he sets up a fake scheme to miss work.