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September 1, 2015

The Quran, which was found in the English town of Birmingham is believed to have been produced between 568AD and 645AD. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT
Historians believe the world's oldest Quran, which was found in England, could predate the Prophet Muhammed.
How do you dress up as "corruption"? Try on an exploding cash machine for size. We can't say why he went with US greenbacks - possible they weigh less than Lebanese 'pounds'? - nor verify whether jewelry is de rigeur for crooked pols, or if it's just this protester's usual 'bling'.
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Earlier today in Lebanon, You Stink protesters began a sit-in at Ministry of Environment, allegedly trapping the Minister inside his office, and promising to stay until he resigns. Some picketers are diffusing this powderkeg by posing in costumes and carrying funny placards. It’s a clever way to draw attention to their cause, because isn't comedy just a funny way to be serious?
The journalists were originally accused of filming a military base in Diyarbakir without permission. (AFP/File)
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Three journalists, two British and one Turkish, are accused of allegedly supporting Daesh and the PKK, as well as for filming a military base in Diyarbakir without permission.
The Middle East ice cream market is small but expanding. (Google)
07:21 GMT
Scientists in the UK have discovered a heat-resistant protein that can bind ice cream and slow the melting process.
Tony Blair reportedly arranged the infamous "deal in the desert" with Gaddafi back in 2004 to help extract Libya's oil reserves. (AFP/File)
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Tony Blair reportedly tried to save Colonel Gaddafi prior to the bombing of Libya in 2011 according to new memoirs. If true, what is next?
The Prime Minister's office released a statement saying Bibi did not indulge in "any food that can be defined as not kosher." (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Several Knesset member are threatening to withdraw from Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government after the prime minister dined at a non-kosher restaurant in Italy.

August 30, 2015

Taliban militants continue to hide in Pakistan's northern regions. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Fourteen militants were killed in an airstrike by Pakistan's air force Saturday in the country's North Waziristan tribal region.
The possible husband-to-be was told he would have to weigh 90 kilos in order to get approval for the marriage. (Shutterstock/File)
09:00 GMT
Fathers are always overprotective but this Saudi dad refused to let an overweight man wed his daughter.
The union's stance emerged after a meeting with Palestinian trade unionists at the World Social Forum in Tunisia. (File photo)
09:30 GMT
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America have reportedly become the first nationwide union to join the boycott against Israel.
The ancient Temple of Baal Shamin in Palmyra on March 14, 2014. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:56 GMT
Activists have recreated the Palmyra experience with digital tools.
Palestinians fight to free a young boy from the grips of an Israeli soldier in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, August 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Harrowing images of a 13-year-old Palestinian being held at gunpoint by an Israeli soldier have emerged. Luckily, the boy's family managed to free him from the grips of the coward soldier!

August 27, 2015

The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable.
Human Rights Watch said they have found unexploded remnants of cluster munitions at sites where they had reportedly been used. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Human Rights Watch urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen to end their use of cluster munitions inside the war-torn country.
A 26-year-old from the US, nicknamed Hewal Dilsad by Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria, displays a photograph of his wife and son.  (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
06:15 GMT
Meet the foreign fighters joining the ranks of Kurdish militias in Syria; why we still need to stop calling Daesh "Islamic"; and young Gazans tell their own stories a year after Operation Protective Edge.
Rescue workers assist struggling asylum seekers on an overcrowded boat headed for Europe. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The bodies of 40 asylum seekers were found in the hold of a troubled boat off the coast of the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

August 23, 2015

A bird is pictured flying in front of buildings in the polluted skyline of the Iranian capital Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
08:20 GMT
Scientists say that armed conflicts since the Arab Spring have contributed to the reduction of air pollution in the Middle East by almost half.
Members of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement stand next to the coffin of Mohamed al-Atrach, who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces near Zabadani, during his funeral procession in a southern suburb of Beirut on August 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT
Four Hezbollah fighters were killed in the Syrian border town of Zabadani as the group continued their slow advance to reclaim the city from opposition fighters.
Jackie Chan is set to film his new blockbuster in Dubai. (
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Jackie Chan is set to film his new blockbuster in Dubai.
Employers often make mistakes that may lead them to miss out on talent that would have been an asset to their company. (Shutterstock)
08:48 GMT
Sometimes finding talent isn't so cut and dry.
A Syrian woman holds her children upon landing in Kos. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:08 GMT
There are 16 newly or recently born children at the hospital in Bodrum, Turkey. They have been left behind, their mothers making a desperate choice. Who knows if the women made it across the five kilometres separating Turkey from Greece and the European Union.

August 31, 2015

Daesh militants claimed one 21-carat coin was worth $139 due to its weight in gold. (Screenshot)
08:00 GMT
Militant group Daesh is trying to rub it in the world's face about how much wealth it has accumulated. What better way than releasing an hour-long video? Ok, we get it, they have a lot of gold coins.
About 2,500 asylum seekers have died crossing the Mediterranean and trying to reach Europe this year. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
It is still unclear when the executions took place. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Four Iraqi Shia fighters believed to be from the Popular Mobilization forces were chained up and burned alive in a new video released by Daesh extremists.
Latin ex-Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabah speaks to the media during a protest against the separation wall in Beit Jala, August 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Palestinian protesters in the West Bank town of Beit Jala clashed with the IDF following Israel's decision to renew work on a controversial separation wall.
News emerges of an Iraqi army official's lay time when Mosul needed him most. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
News emerges of an Iraqi army official's lay time when Mosul needed him most.

August 26, 2015

A child rides a bicycle through rubble buildings that were destroyed during the 52-day war between Israel and Hamas. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
At least 35 aid groups from around the world on Wednesday launched a call for Israel to put an end to its blockade of Gaza in order to accommodate reconstruction of the 19,000 houses that have been destroyed.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands in the middle of clashes between demonstrators and police in central Beirut, August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Violence continued in Beirut after Lebanon's cabinet failed to reach an agreement on how to resolve the country's rubbish crisis.
The PKK has accused Turkish police of collaborating with Islamist militants along the border with Syria. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
09:01 GMT
PKK militants attacked a police station in Bingol province, injuring two policemen.


The UAE soldiers died while fighting for the Saudi-led military campaign against the Houthi group. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:02 GMT
Twenty-two UAE soldiers were killed while taking part in fighting in Yemen, according to the official news agency WAM on Friday.
Israeli authorities blacklisted the women and said they "cause trouble and damage" at the site. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Israeli authorities blacklisted the women and said they "cause trouble and damage" at the site.

September 3, 2015

Thirty-two percent of voters said they were unsure of the President's religious affiliate, while just 14 percent believe that he is Christian. (Photo: modernheretic3000.blogspot)
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According to a recent poll, 54 percent of Republicans in America think Obama is a Muslim...

September 2, 2015

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said the country will boost oil production by over 1.5 million barrels a day. (AFP/File)
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Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said the country will boost oil production by over 1.5 million barrels a day.
The GITEX Technology Week runs on October 18-22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. (Twitter)
11:00 GMT
Report ahead of Dubai's GITEX Technology Week forecasts 24 percent growth since 2011 to $551M, and pushes for further healthcare innovations.
A German policeman in Munich lets a child wear his hat while food and water is distributed, September 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
While there's not much positive about the refugee crisis across Europe, Germany did a good deed for humanity. The public donated so many toys and items of clothes that the police had to ask them to stop!
Qatar is spending $1 BILLION on making a movie about the Prophet Muhammad. (IFC)
07:38 GMT
Qatar spends $1 BILLION on making movie about Prophet Muhammad.
Saudi landmarks on the planes include the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque. (Photo courtesy of The Saudi Gazette)
06:32 GMT
Four decorated Saudia planes debuted a new look for National Day.

August 28, 2015

Beirut's trash crisis began in July when Lebanon's Environment Ministry closed its largest Naameh landfill site. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:56 GMT
A large crowd of demonstrators has once again taken to the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to express anger over the worsening garbage crisis in the Arab country.

August 25, 2015

Haifa Wehbe in her music video "Kiss It Better." (YouTube)
11:26 GMT
We've hand-picked 5 of the worst Arabic songs/music videos ever made for your eyes only!
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem.

August 24, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 16, 2015. (AFP/Abir Sultan)
18:00 GMT
The petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu is gaining momentum. The British government will have to debate the issue if the petition reaches 100,000 signatures.
In this file photo, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants are seen gathering to listen to the speech of the PKK leader on April 25, 2013 in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Turkish security sources claim that suspected members of PKK have kidnapped 316 children, 88 of whom were girls, over the past two years.
Young Palestinians take part in the Festival of Colors in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT
Young Palestinian artists in the West Bank arranged their own version of the Hindu celebration of Holi by organising the Festival of Colors in Ramallah.
The mother-of-five reportedly said she regretted joining the militant group in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A woman who took five of her children to Syria and married a Daesh fighter has reportedly said she wants to return back to England.

August 22, 2015

Officials inspect the train following the attack. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
13:16 GMT
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is believed to be a "radical Islamist" from Morocco, though his identity is not yet confirmed, reported The Daily Star.

August 21, 2015

Images circulated on social media show the Daesh militants destroying the Saint Elian Monstery near al-Qaryatain in a Christian neighborhood in Homs. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT
The structure was founded more than 1,500 years ago in a Syrian Christian neighborhood.