Styling your hair, putting on make-up and of course, smoking shisha behind the wheel (asides stating the obvious of being very dangerous) are now banned in Dubai under new traffic plans.
December 25, 2014
It's been a tough year for Christians in the Middle East. Jordan's King Abdullah offered warm wishes to the Christian communities across Jordan, urging for peace and reconciliation.
An Israeli woman was thrown off a bus for having blue hair by the driver who accused the woman of having the same hair colour of the country's flag.
December 24, 2014
The family of Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh who was captured by Daesh militants in Syria after his warplane was shot down have made a heartfelt plea for his release.
A group of Palestinian activists in Bethlehem decided to decorate a Christmas tree with leftover Israeli tear gas canisters and stun grenades. Talk about making a political point!
The Pope published a letter to Arab Christians encouraging them to be proud of their heritage in light of recent terror across the Middle East by Daesh militants.
Bit of war zone reporting light relief! This fuming mad BBC journalist got giggly high, filming live from Afghanistan opium fire
Standing in front of 8.5 tonnes of burning heroin, opium, hash and other narcotics was probably not a good idea for the BBC’s Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville who got high while covering the story.
In an operation code-named Prince, Dubai Police arrested three Romanian men who worked with accomplices in France to dupe a jeweler in Dubai into giving up Dh12 million worth of diamonds, gold, certificates and bills.
December 23, 2014
Saudi Arabia's Board of Senior Scholars dismissed petitions to set a minimum marrying age for girls.
The king of controversy has spoken again. This time, it's not about gender equality for Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Instead, he is now insisting that women should not use birth control, but have more babies.
Lebanese officials published a "social lexicon" to try and help improve gender equality in the country.
Cyclists of all ages and religions rode from a Sydney mosque to a memorial near the site of a recent siege on a cafe, in a moving tribute to two hostages who lost their lives.
December 22, 2014
Prisoners accused by Iraq's government of aiding Daesh are now being broadcast on a reality TV where they face the relatives of their victims.
We've all heard of how petty people get over tiny things but shooting each other after an argument for a poster? C'mon!
Seriously? Indian school bans girls from wearing jeans or using mobile phones because they "misguide women"
The head of a village in India banned school girls from wearing jeans or having mobile phones because both apparently are the "prime cause" of sexual harassment.