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September 14, 2014

Mike Haines described his brother as "just another bloke" in his statement (AFP/HO/Site Intelligence Group)
11:02 GMT
In the words of David Haines' brother, the aid worker was "just another bloke". Mike Haines paid tribute to his sibling who was beheaded my Islamic State militants in a heartbreaking statement, released after his death.
Israeli band Turquoise is due to perform songs by Arab legend Fairouz, stirring controversy (Image: Screenshot)
09:02 GMT
The Israeli band Turquoise has been accused of a "Zionist plot" to steal songs from the famous Arabic singer Fairouz.
08:48 GMT
Retired US general compares air strikes to casual sex (really)
Lawrence of Arabia's map is expected to fetch up to £100,000 when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby's in London. [Daily Mail]
07:28 GMT
Hand-drawn map that guided Lawrence of Arabia to victory in revolt against the Ottomans set to fetch £100,000 at auction.
Apparently, the Islamic Front's video project was meant to show that it's fighters are better trained than militants in rival group, Islamic State. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
In a professionally-made video released on YouTube, militants from the extremist group Islamic Front are shown completing what the call, "Black War Training Camp."

September 13, 2014

David Haines, 44, is the most recent IS-held Westerner threatened with execution. (AFP/File)
13:43 GMT
Amid international IS attention, the family of Briton David Haines makes a public plea with his captors, asking them to respond to their repeated attempts at contact.

September 12, 2014

Welp, phone records don't lie.
19:40 GMT
This Saudi woman used spy software to get into her husband's phone and uncover his cheating ways, getting herself a divorce and some peace of mind!
The tour begins at Cairo's Great Sphinx of Giza. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Google has launched a project that allows internet users to tour Egyptian monuments virtually using the company's street view service.

September 11, 2014

The message came after a 10-day workshop to discuss peace building. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
Youth from Europe and the Middle East gathered to voice a united call for global peace. Their message is inspiring.
Lady Gaga's pet dog Asia dressed in heavy costume jewelry. [the Independent]
08:31 GMT
Lady Gaga’s favourite French bulldog, had her celebrity owner splurge over Dh1,000 in just about 30 minutes - on his food and bed - two days before the American pop star’s performance at the Meydan Race Course.
Under Iranian law, women are not permitted to watch male sports because men are not considered fully dressed. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A British woman was jailed in an Iranian prison for over two months for trying to watch a volleyball game.

September 10, 2014

The cat is called Abu Hureyra after an ancient settlement by the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Islamic State stronghold where the girls are thought to be living.
09:22 GMT
The British jihadi bride hell-bent on murder - and whining about her lost cat: 'Terror twin' tweets fears for missing kitten - before posting pictures of her holding an AK47.
The ice cream truck company was banned without explanation. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Residents of one UAE neighborhood are planning to launch a social media campaign to voice their anger after popular ice cream trucks were banned from entering their community.
The Yazidi girl was captured during an offensive on Mount Sinjar. She remains with her captors. [Pamela Geller]
07:03 GMT
A Yazidi girl captured by Islamic State (IS) has revealed the extreme abuse she suffers as a sex slave at the hands of IS extremists.
Steven Sotloff pictured in Egypt. [Supplied]
04:00 GMT
The family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff believe his location was sold to Islamic State (Isis) militants for up to $50,000 (£30,000) by a moderate rebel group in Syria.