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July 24, 2014

Homosexuality is banned in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
A man in Saudi Arabia was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison and 450 lashes for using his Twitter account to find gay men.

July 23, 2014

Hamas using human-shields: Israel’s most overplayed card! Using civilians and human-shields, hiding rockets in mosques and schools is Israel's first response when confronted with horrendous crimes against the Palestinians, never offering any proof.
13:15 GMT
Gaza Under Fire 2014
Palestinians sleep in the yard of a UN school, north of Gaza, July 16, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:43 GMT
Rockets have been discovered in a school for the second time in a week, strengthening Israeli claims that Hamas is using Palestinians as human shields.
Over 300 investors from across the globe visited Damac venues across the UAE (File)
08:38 GMT
Leading housing developer Damac Properties announced that all units from the luxury Loretto project sold out in one evening.
Relatives of killed Palestinian Mahmud al-Hamamra, 32, mourn over his body at a hospital in Hebron on July 22, 2014 after he was shot to death by israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. [AFP]
08:35 GMT
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man and injured two across the West Bank early Wednesday, as protests against the ongoing Israeli military assault in Gaza that has left more than 600 Palestinians dead intensified.

July 22, 2014

Damascus has tried to reclaim the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area repeatedly over the past year (File Archive/AFP)
16:55 GMT
Syria's capital of Damascus witnessed what has been described as some of the "fiercest fighting in months."
Seventy percent of Israel's exports to Turkey are chemical products, while rubber products and electrical equipment accounted for another 15.5 percent.
16:00 GMT
While calls increase on the government to review Turkey's trade relations with Israel in response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Hadi al-Bahra was supposed to succeed Ahmad Jarba in the role of president of the coalition (File Archive/AFP)
15:16 GMT
Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.
Still from Mohammed Assaf's song video clip Raise Your Head High. (Image: YouTube)
11:50 GMT
Mohammed Assaf sings 'Raise Your Head High' in solidarity with his home country of Palestine under attack. The song reached almost half a million views on YouTube only two days after its release.
Palestinian medics from Gaza City's al-Shifa hospital react while body bags with the remain of ten children arrive on July 21, 2014 after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City killed 11 people, including five children. [AFP]
06:31 GMT
Israeli artillery shelling and airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed 23 Palestinians over only two hours late Monday, bringing the day's death toll to over 100.

July 21, 2014

The U.S. State Department confirmed two American citizens fighting for the IDF were killed in Gaza (File/AFP)
13:04 GMT
Two American-Israelis were killed during the Jewish state's ground offensive in Gaza, bringing the IDF death toll up to 18.
France's government banned pro-Palestine protests earlier in the week, sparking outrage across the country (File/AFP)
11:41 GMT
Concern is mounting in France after pro-Gaza demonstrations turned violent and Jewish owned businesses were burned and looted overnight.
Fear is growing of a mass humanitarian crisis if ISIS militants cut water supplies across Iraq (File/AFP)
10:02 GMT
Militants from radical group ISIS have taken control of key facilities along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in Iraq, with the threat of cutting water supplies to the Shia population, south of the country.

July 20, 2014

Activists held demonstrations across the world to boycott Israeli products (File/AFP)
09:22 GMT
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has cost Israel's economy millions of dollars each year. With the ongoing assault on Gaza, pro-Palestine activists have stepped up their game.
Iraqi Christian children gather inside the Church of the Virgin Mary for prayers in the town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea condemned on Saturday the Islamic State's attacks against Christians and minorities in the Iraqi city of Mosul, calling for peace and for eradicating ISIS and other “oppressive” regimes.

July 19, 2014

Israeli soldiers Photo: Israeli soldiers in an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. (AFP)
14:42 GMT
Over 100 British teens have been signed up to fight “shoulder to shoulder” with Israeli forces in brutal attacks on the Gaza Strip, a human rights group warns.
LAF forces in Arsal. (AFP)
07:59 GMT
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.

July 18, 2014

Turkish protesters held a massive prayer Friday afternoon in solidarity with the people of Gaza affected by the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Strip (Adem Altan/AFP)
18:46 GMT
Israel announced Friday that it would reduce its diplomatic presence in Turkey saying that Ankara's leadership was inciting protests against Tel Aviv's operations in Gaza.
Pope Francis visited the Baptismal site earlier this year during his Middle East tour where he invited Abbas and Peres to attend a joint prayer for peace (File Archive/AFP)
15:41 GMT
The Vatican called on Palestinian and Israeli leadership to implement an immediate ceasefire Friday to end the Gaza conflict.
Migrant workers in Saudi Arabia (AFP)
08:40 GMT
The salaries of expatriates in the private sector rose by 25 percent while those of Saudis declined by 1 percent during 2013
Exhausted after a long day of work under the blazing desert sun, the migrants spend the afternoon searching for a place to sleep on the streets of Doha.
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Exhausted after a long day of work under the blazing desert sun, the migrants spend the afternoon searching for a place to sleep on the streets of Doha.

July 17, 2014

Piers has offended millions with his "#FreePalestineAndIsrael" tweets. (Image: The Independent)
09:20 GMT
Piers Morgan managed to offend every Pro-Palestine person on his Twitter feed... again!

July 16, 2014

Death tolls: Every war in Gaza has been bloody. In the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, 174 Palestinians were killed in what Israeli human rights org B’Tselem said was not “justified”. Here’s a roundup of the death toll figures: 2009 - 1,017, in 2012 - 174 and now, 2014 - 205.
14:39 GMT
Does Israel bombing Gaza, Hamas firing rockets into Israel sound familiar? Are we experiencing deja vu for the third time round?
Ayelet Shaked called for the genocide of all Palestinians (Image: Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A right-wing Israeli parliament member said "mothers of all Palestinians should be killed" on her Facebook page. It's not the first time she's been caught in the act with bigoted comments!

July 15, 2014

Emirates has 208 Boeing 777s pending delivery.
16:03 GMT
The $13 billion (Dh47.7 billion) OnPoint contract is for the engines that will power the airline’s 150 Boeing 777X aircraft that it is buying from Boeing for $56 billion.

July 14, 2014

Kuwait called for the urgent meeting on Gaza to be held in Cairo Monday (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Arab Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo today to discuss the ongoing Israeli military campaign on Gaza that has left over 1,000 wounded in days.

July 13, 2014

Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
19:29 GMT
Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday.
14:36 GMT
The image of Israelis in Sderot watching the Gaza strikes as if they were at the cinema has created an unprecedented social media storm and international outrage.
Mmmm, creamy…. milkshake? Nope- you’ve got your Ramadan glasses on! As @ThatBeardedChap says: “Saw this on Instagram and thought ‘That looks delicious’. Then read the caption- Mixing Paint”.
12:40 GMT
Forget #FirstWorldProblems, let's talk #RamadanProblems! If getting past the fast is hard for you, then here's a light-hearted look at the situations you face to help you make it through to Iftar. Ramadan Kareem!
If Gaza's residents used bomb shelters, would it make a difference? (Shutterstock).
08:38 GMT
When missiles are launched into Israel, Israelis got to bomb shelters. The same cannot be said in Gaza however. Why don't Palestinians use bomb shelters?