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October 29, 2014

Yemen has been dogged by political turmoil since 2011. (AFP/File)
15:21 GMT
Shiite Houthi militants managed on Wednesday to seize control of the central Yemeni city of Radmah following fierce clashes with local armed tribesmen.
Has bibi got the guts or not? According to a US official he doesn't! (Image: Press TV)
06:41 GMT
An unnamed Obama official described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" following US frustration at the leader. Ouch!

October 28, 2014

Youssef has been cast to play the role of Wentworth Miller in the Arabic version of the US TV show "Prison Break." (Image: Cairo Scene)
12:39 GMT
Egyptian heartthrob Amro Youssef is preparing himself for the role of a lifetime as the Middle East sees Prison Break adapted into Arabic.

October 26, 2014

The 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari defends herself in an Iranian court during the first hearing of her trail (File/AFP)
05:27 GMT
The US and Amnesty International slammed Tehran for the execution of a 26-year-old Iranian woman who killed a man for sexually assaulting her.

October 25, 2014

Kobani and its surroundings have been under attack since mid-September, with the IS militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (File/AFP)
08:02 GMT
Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region has decided to send reinforcement troops to the Syrian city of Kobani next week to aid Kurds fighting against the IS militants.

October 23, 2014

King Tut's autopsy also revealed that his parents were brother and sister! (Photo courtesy of BBC)
10:19 GMT
A new "virtual autopsy" of King Tut has revealed that the famous Egyptian king was horribly malformed.
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. [AFP]
10:12 GMT
Billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal has admitted to the kingdom’s support for the IS terrorists who fight against the Iraqi and Syrian governments.
Miss Somalia is only 15! Yusra Hussein fled Britain for Syria saying, “I yearn to be the wife of a mujahid and support him and khalifa (the caliphate) all the way.” Did she miss the part about IS militants massacring, beheading, and crucifying innocent civilians by the hundreds? Cops think she made her love connection on “Jihad Matchmaker”.
09:57 GMT
In the wake of Wednesday’s Ottawa Parliament shooting, it might be time to show that it’s not just the men who go to extremes, but the women too - here’s a look at the Girls of IS: the teen runaways signing up as IS brides in far away lands.

October 22, 2014

A Malaysian mother holds her baby while petting a dog for the first time, October 19, 2014 (Image: Facebook)
10:25 GMT
A Malaysian dog lover decided to tackle the cultural taboo surrounding pretty pooches by organizing an "I want to touch a dog" event, where hundreds of Muslims petted dogs for the first time.

October 21, 2014

Then and now: Amr Diab's still got the same cute face he had in 1961. (Images: Facebook)
09:38 GMT
Count those candles! Amr Diab made quite the cute 8-year-old birthday boy. Do you think his looks have carried on 45 years later?
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas sits with the Egyptian premier Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, July 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:51 GMT
Israeli and Hamas officials are due to resume indirect talks in Cairo next week following an invitation from Egypt to restart negotiations.

October 20, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling Islamic State militants since they began taking over large areas of Iraq and Syria in June. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Turkey announced Monday that it is now helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross its border with Syria.
Two Palestinian girls were hit by a car of Jewish settler in West Bank, leaving one of them dead.
07:25 GMT
A young Palestinian girl who was struck by an Israeli settler vehicle earlier Sunday has succumbed to her wounds, medics told Ma'an.

October 19, 2014

Libya has been in a state of upheaval since its former leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed three years ago. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT
In a joint statement issued late Saturday by the governments of the US, UK, Germany, France and Italy, the group threatened sanctions against violent parties in Libya if a ceasefire and negotiation process is not implemented.
Saudi Arabia will make sure it will sell its oil first, regardless of the state of the oil markets.
12:31 GMT
If Saudi Arabia no longer has the same influence on the markets it once had, what can explain the slumping prices observed today, at a rate that exceeds the relative downturn in the oil markets felt usually in autumn?
“The main terminal is fairly lackluster. It isn’t overly clean, crowds can be a problem, and the services for travelers are in short supply."
12:02 GMT
An international website specializing in airport services has ranked King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah among the worst airports in the world with regard to services
An alleged IS fighter totes an RPG in Kobani in a screen grab taken from a video by Aamaq News Agency, a Youtube channel that posts videos from areas under IS control (AFP).
11:11 GMT
Professor Peter Neumann said that people returning from Syria broadly fell into one of three categories: the dangerous, the disturbed and the disillusioned.
Malala Yousafzai, the world’s most recognized schoolgirl, won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize (shared with an Indian activist who battled child labor). The survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, Malala advocates for education. She is the second Pakistani to be awarded the prize, and - at 17-years-old - the youngest.
11:00 GMT
Take that Maher! Malala's Nobel Peace Prize helps to prove how wrong Bill Maher's comments about Islam were. Here are more Muslim Nobel Laureates that prove him wrong!
Haditha, home to a strategic dam, has been under assault for months, Iraqi forces say.
08:28 GMT
By controlling Hīt, ISIS has effectively severed the main road linking Haditha to Ramadi. Supplies have been cut off completely from Haditha, with local officials warning foodstuffs could run out soon.
Yemeni protesters demonstrate outside the Saudi embassy in Sana'a against the death sentence of Shi'a cleric and anti-government protest leader Nimr al-Nimr on Oct. 18. (AFP/ Mohammed Huwais)
08:04 GMT
Sheikh Nimr, who has repeatedly criticized the lack of basic freedoms in Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to death last week.
Combining faith and fashion by challenging what it means to dress conservatively, women wearing the hijab are challenging the traditional notions of conservative Islamic attire. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Muslim women worldwide that wear the Islamic headscarf, also known as a hijab, who want to be fashion-conscious, had to get creative.

October 18, 2014

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have taken place frequently in Al-Aqsa (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT
Israeli authorities continued to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, prompting anger from Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal.
Kurdish demonstrators clash with Turkey's security forces outside a university in Ankara, October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Kurdish protests across Ankara over Turkey's inaction against the Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani has hit 40.