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June 28, 2015

It’s beginning “to look a lot like Christmas” (or a Beirut disco!), with trees and houses wrapped in blinking colorful lights in crescents, lanterns & stars. Electricity prices across the region are rising, but with Ramadan, caution goes out (or in this case, on) the window! See it through a child’s eyes and enjoy the jolly vibe!
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Ramadan survival guide 2015: what to expect if you're new to the fasting month, besides the obvious do's and don't's. This is our guide to the cultural habits and atmosphere you can expect to participate in or enjoy this holy month.
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
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North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.
Michel Salgado
04:29 GMT
Head of the Iranian Celebrities Club Hossein Yaryar announced an Iran All-Star team will play a charity match against World All-Star at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on August 28.
Daesh killed over 60 people after attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday. (AFP/File)
04:06 GMT
Recent Daesh attacks may leave non-Muslims perceiving the religion in an unfair light.

June 19, 2015

Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 18, 2015. (Al Bawaba/File)
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In an unprecedented move, Russia and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

June 30, 2015

Walmart issued an apology after the retail giant designed a cake with a Daesh flag. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
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Walmart may want to look into some cultural sensitivity training.
A Muslim grave is graffitied with a swastika following the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in England. (Daily Star)
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Police in the English town of Nottingham have increased patrols in a Muslim cemetery after graves were vandalized in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack.

June 29, 2015

The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
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The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
"The Jewish Quarter" has also faced criticism from Egyptian Jews. (MBC)
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Egyptian soap opera 'The Jewish Quarter' starring Menna Shalabi shows Muslims, Christians and Jews living alongside each other in a Cairo district.

June 24, 2015

First off you have to deal with the hunger pangs that strike during the day. The best way to do this is to make sure you eat foods that will release energy slowly. You want to be eating complex carbs, so load up on whole grain bread and cereals for Suhoor.
20:35 GMT
From the most nutritious Suhoors to exercising after Iftar - take a look at the best tricks for having a healthy Holy Month.

June 23, 2015

The latest video is one of the most brutal yet to be released by Daesh (Screenshot)
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A new video released by Daesh shows the brutal murders of 16 prisoners in what is thought to be one of the group's cruelest videos to date.
A Palestinian woman cries after her olive trees were destroyed by Israeli settlers near Nablus, January 7, 2010. (AFP/File)
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Israeli settlers on Monday chopped down more than 70 olive trees in the West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus.

June 18, 2015

Najwa Karam, Mohammed Assaf, and Haifa Wehbe are among the star studded guests on board. (Facebook)
14:30 GMT
Emirates is offering the experience to cruise around Europe with some of MBC's biggest stars.
That not-so-funny moment Ramez got beaten up by Ramadan! (YouTube)
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Actor Mohammed Ramadan seriously lost his temper after being pranked by Ramez Galal!

June 17, 2015

An Amnesty International activist holds a picture of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi during a protest against his flogging punishment in front of Saudi Arabia's embassy in Berlin, Germany, January 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
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When asked about the flogging and jailing of secular Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, a UK spokeswoman excused Saudi Arabia's actions as the right to practice "freedom of religion." So what does she have to say about Daesh's decapitations?
Nassau, Bahamas is a popular location for offshore accounts with UAE expats. (Shutterstock)
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Despite seedy connotations, offshore bank accounts are completely legal, and popular with UAE expats.