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November 17, 2014

The poor bride had a nervous breakdown after the incident. (Shutterstock)
07:04 GMT
A Saudi groom was branded "irresponsible" by his family when he divorced his wife after seeing her face for the first time.
Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria, has reportedly been murdered by Isis militants.
04:00 GMT
Peter Kassig, an American aid worker in Syria, has reportedly been murdered by Isis militants.

November 16, 2014

Human Rights Watch has denounced the video for being misleading. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
10:00 GMT
A video of a Syrian boy braving sniper fire to save a young girl swept the web last week, and Norwegian filmmakers have claimed credit for the film's creation.
Tears but no tiaras after Saudi's morality cops broke up a pageant in the making. (Shutterstock)
08:38 GMT
Investigative authorities in Mecca summoned several women for their alleged involvement in organizing a beauty pageant in the holy city.
During the war, Dr. Gilbert charged that Israel was committing “state terrorism at the highest levels." (Getty file photo)
08:00 GMT
Israel has barred a Norwegian doctor from entering the Gaza Strip through its territory after he severely criticised its military campaign while volunteering at a Gaza hospital during the devastating conflict over the summer.
The situation deteriorated when the husband tried to get in touch with his wife and called her from his office, but she didn't answer the phone. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
A Saudi man divorced his wife of two years after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite being an avid smartphone user.

November 15, 2014

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste could be released from a 7-year sentence under Egypt's new extradition laws. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's new extradition laws could pave the way for Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to be released from prison in Egypt, but certainties remain elusive.

November 14, 2014

Experts said the militants are likely profiting from the Red Bull trade. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Mirror)
05:00 GMT
Red Bull shipping trucks cross the Turkish border into Syria via crossings controlled by Islamic State militants.

November 13, 2014

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami was jailed in Tehran for watching a men's volleyball match. (Image: Free Ghoncheh Campaign)
10:25 GMT
A bit OTT? A British-Iranian woman who was jailed for watching a men's volleyball match could potentially be facing another six years in prison.
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.