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The flag is the size of 19 football pitches.(AFP Photo/Saif Trabelsi)
May 03, 2015 - 15:53 GMT
Tunisians have exhibited a national flag the size of 19 football pitches in a bid to set a Guinness world record and promote patriotism in the face of Islamist extremism.
King Sahure was the second ruler of the fifth dynasty (2494 to 2345 BC). (Shutterstock)
May 03, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Belgian archaeologists unearthed a piece of a statue of King Sahure, a 25th century BC ruler.
Salah a-Din Mohameed, 25, posted a picture of his newborn son along with loaded weapons. (Shutterstock)
May 03, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
A 25-year-old Daesh militant posted a picture of his newborn son lying on a couch with loaded guns and grenades. What is wrong with these people?!
Mandeep Dhaliwal was honored for his bravery by the Canadian ambassador to the UAE, Arif Z Lalani. (Gulf News)
May 03, 2015 - 06:29 GMT
A Dubai resident has been honored by the Canadian government for saving six people from a burning plane in British Colombia.
The fee would apply to certain cities in the West Bank, including Bethlehem.(AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Tourists visiting Palestine may be charged a "tourism fee" when they visit certain cities in the West Bank including Bethlehem and Ramallah, Deputy Mayor of Bethlehem Issam Juha told Ma'an late Friday.
The scheme was inaugurated by France’s Ambassador to Jordan, Caroline Dumas, and President of Libraries without Borders, Patrick Weil at an opening ceremony in Azraq camp this week. (BSF)
May 02, 2015 - 15:51 GMT
An innovative new scheme has been launched by an international charity to bring culture and technology to the thousands of Syrian refugees living in Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.
Church steeples and a minaret mosque seen in Beirut.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 02, 2015 - 11:21 GMT
Sidon man caught stealing from church that gave him monthly cash assistance.
As political analyst James M. Dorsey says, 'terrorism' is a term with a lot more political influences than we'd like to think. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Most would agree that one of Daesh's main motives is to terrorize the rest of the world. But what about the other groups fighting in the Middle East? As is the case with Hezbollah or the PKK, one nation's 'terrorist' is another group's 'fighter,' and the term is not as simple as we think.
A Gallup Institute study in 2012 said 30 percent of Egyptians are atheists. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The founders aim to collect 5,000 signatures from ten different governorates to submit an appeal.
The pastry was put in a helium balloon that traveled 24 miles high into the stratosphere. (Twitter)
May 01, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The pastry was put in a helium balloon that traveled 24 miles high into the stratosphere.
The Iron Man Hulkbuster, center. (YouTube Screenshot)
April 30, 2015 - 15:07 GMT
The Hulkbuster for the new Avengers movie was created in partnership with the Dubai-based Al Ahli Holding Group.