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July 20, 2015

Land of the free? Not after a group of Texans threatened to pour pig blood on a proposed site for a Muslim graveyard. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Islamophobia at its peak! A group of bigoted Texans were very unhappy about a Muslim graveyard being built in their town so what did they do? Threaten to pour pig blood and throw pigs heads in the proposed site. Very mature, guys.
Nationalist demonstrators protest at a "Reclaim Australia" rally against Islamic extremism in Sydney on July 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Anti-Islam sentiment erupted on Australian streets for a second day Sunday.
Apple released a new iPod touch that boasted improved cameras, speedier graphics and better fitness tracking capabilities. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
This may be the best version yet.
A Saudi man looks over a new monorail connecting the holy sites of Mecca and Medina in 2010. (AFP/Amer Hilabi)
17:53 GMT
The Haramain High-Speed Railway network is expected to link King Abdullah Economic City and Medina by the end of this year.
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) take position in a classroom in the village of Maarouf in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah on July 16, 2015. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
17:14 GMT
A Syrian Kurdish militia on Monday said it was nearly in full control of the northeastern city of Hasakah, gaining territory at the expense of troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

July 26, 2015

The 26-year-old Brit appeared in many Daesh propaganda videos last year. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT
Self-styled executioner Mohammed Emwazi also known as "Jihadi John" reportedly fled Daesh territory in Syria, according to a British tabloid newspaper.
A Jordanian M113 armored ambulance is offloaded at King Hussein Airport, September 1987. (Wikimedia Commons/MSGT Scott Stewart)
18:11 GMT
The International Civil Aviation Organization is investigating a complaint Jordan submitted against Israel's construction of a new airport near Aqaba.
Far-right protesters from German party NPD shout racist slogans at refugees arriving in buses to Dresden, July 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Neo-Nazis in the German city of Dresden staged a violent protest against hundreds of asylum seekers arriving to a tent area in buses.

July 27, 2015

Amy Schumer claims being a celebrity is "quite embarrassing". (Facebook)
09:26 GMT
Amy Schumer claims being a celebrity is "quite embarrassing."
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119.

July 22, 2015

The PKK claimed the attack was a punitive measure in response to the suicide bombing of Kurdish activists in Suruc. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT
Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Turkish police officers, saying they were cooperating with Daesh, who recently killed over 30 people in a bomb attack in a Turkish border town.
A young Syrian boy cries as he sits on the rubble after a missile fired by Syrian government forces hit a residential area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 21, 2015. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
16:46 GMT
At least 12 civilians, including four children and a pregnant woman, were killed and dozens wounded Wednesday.
Mohammed Assaf's will be singing with an Egyptian accent on his new album! (Instagram)
16:39 GMT
It's been a two-year whirlwind for the Palestinian singer and it doesn't look like he's going to slow down any time soon!
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
13:07 GMT
Microsoft's CEO wants to ramp up the company's offering of apps for smartphones.
Turns out Saudi Arabia's religious police are still terrible, but at least Twitter had fun with rainbow jokes. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT
Turns out Saudi Arabia's religious police are still terrible, but at least Twitter had fun with rainbow jokes.
Gigi's Nazareth-born dad has had almost 100 lawsuits filed against him alleging issues as fraud, substandard construction and trademark infringement and at least 15 liens have been put on his property for unpaid debts. (Pinterest)
08:30 GMT
Gigi's dad Mohamed Hadid is being accused of stealing local land to build a mega-mansion he calls "The Modern House of Hadid"!

July 21, 2015

Israeli activists protest against the demolition of the West Bank village Khirbet Susiya, June 5, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
08:00 GMT
A group of Israeli activists staged a "sleep in" protest in the West bank village of Khirbet Susiya, days after their government announced plans to demolish it.
Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez spent several months in Jordan in 2014. (AFP/File)
19:51 GMT
An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and one sailor at two military sites in Tennessee has been in the custody of Jordanian authorities since a day after the attack. Reports say he is being barred from access to a lawyer.
Photos of girls walking with the grooms of Gaza mass weddings are often mistaken as brides by the media. (Twitter)
17:58 GMT
People are pretty quick to make assumptions when it comes to Arabs.
Mourners react over a coffin in Gaziantep on July 21, 2015, during a funeral ceremony for victims following a suicide bomb attack the day before which killed at least 31 in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
12:40 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday said authorities had identified a suspect involved in the suicide bombing near the Syrian border that killed 32 activists.
Yemeni workers gather around an Emirate relief ship that docked in Aden on May 24. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
A UN ship carrying humanitarian aid arrived in the southern port city for the first time in four months.
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with a local resident in the English city of Birmingham prior to delivering a speech on extremism, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
David Cameron unveiled a new five-year plan to eradicate home-grown extremism in the UK, blaming "failure of integration" for hundreds of British Muslims joining Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

July 19, 2015

A 10-year-old Syrian girl died from a diabetic coma after her traffickers allegedly threw her medicine in the ocean. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
A 10-year-old Syrian girl died from a diabetic coma after her traffickers allegedly threw her medicine in the ocean.
A family buy colorful party hats for their daughters in preparation for Eid-al-Fitr celebrations in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
15:00 GMT
A total of 6 deaths and 114 injuries occurred in 33 different incidents across Egypt during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.
Episode One features Tamer Nafar of DAM. (Screenshot)
07:49 GMT
British hip hop artist Mike Skinner releases six-part documentary exploring Israeli-Arab and Jewish rappers in Israel.
Reports of sexual harassment and assault in crowded areas in Egypt increase during the holiday. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT
Reports of sexual harassment and assault in crowded areas in Egypt increase during the holiday.

July 29, 2015

French social media users began blaming Islam and posting photos of themselves in bikinis following the attack. (Twitter)
08:00 GMT
A social media campaign blaming Islamic values for a French girl being beaten up while wearing a bikini had nothing to do with Muslims, according to police.

July 28, 2015

Marijuana will be made available to tens of thousands of people with 'chronic' symptoms. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A revolutionary decision by the Health Ministry will make it possible for patients licensed to receive medical cannabis to get it at a pharmacy with authorization from a medical expert instead of having to go to a handful of approved ministry physicians

July 25, 2015

Training employees efficiently to get the skills they need for the job can save valuable time and money. (Shutterstock)
23:41 GMT
Training employees efficiently to get the skills they need for the job can save valuable time and money.
Turkish F-16 fighter jets hit three Daesh targets in Syria on Friday morning. (Twitter)
07:29 GMT
Turkish fighter jets have conducted airstrikes on terrorist groups Daesh in Syria and the PKK in Iraq.
The opposition groups criticized the Assad regime's "horrific targeting of unarmed civilians" (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Two main Syrian opposition groups have agreed on a political roadmap to end the ongoing civil war in Syria.

July 24, 2015

08:00 GMT
A video has emerged of a female police officer slapping a man who reportedly molested a woman in Cairo.

July 23, 2015

Despite having recorded just one single record, Casey Kassem built a career on his voice that spanned nearly half a century.  Best known as a radio deejay, he was also the voice actor behind the lovable mutt Shaggy on cartoon series Scooby Doo.
15:20 GMT
Many American musical stars have deep Lebanese roots. Meet 11 giants who have changed the music industry in the USA and beyond.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported 33 civilian deaths at the hands of regime forces across Syria on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
At least 33 civilians, including eight children and two women, were killed on Wednesday, after Syrian regime forces shelled a number of towns and villages under the control of the opposition.
Fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Hadi said Thursday they had full control of Aden, despite Houthi claims to the contrary.
14:00 GMT
Despite Houthi claims earlier in the day to the contrary, forces loyal to exiled president Hadi said they have full claim over Aden.
Locals stand amidst the rubble following an alleged barrel bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, May 20, 2015.  The Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs, imprecise explosives often filled with shrapnel, has faced sharp criticism for taking civilian lives.  (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
12:00 GMT
The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura denounced Syria's use of imprecise, shrapnel-filled barrel bombs in the strategic Lebanese border town Zabadani, saying the bomb attacks took civilian lives.

July 18, 2015

Women walk down a street in Syria's embattled Aleppo,  a former economic hub and home to priceless UNESCO-listed historical sites.  (AFP/Miguel Medina)
17:00 GMT
Electricity and water supply have been restored to the northern city following a deal between government and rebel forces.
A man comforts a crying protestor during a violent demonstration in Cairo, October 2012.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
12:00 GMT
Opposition political movements say they strongly condemn Egyptian security forces' killing of protestors in Giza Friday, during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Benjamin Netanyahu called Mahmoud Abbas for the first time in two years to mark Eid al-Fitr. (Blaze.com)
08:00 GMT
A goodwill gesture or just plain awkward? Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called PA leader Mahmoud Abbas to say happy Eid.
The Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in Dubai. (Courtesy of Kenwood Travel)
05:30 GMT
A-five-star hotel in Dubai has issued a written apology to a black woman who was shocked and outraged when its staff refused to serve her and showed her the door.

July 17, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel was criticized Thursday for appearing indifferent to the Palestinian girl's story and trying to stroke her hair. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Chancellor Angela Merkel was criticized Thursday for appearing indifferent to the Palestinian girl's story and trying to stroke her hair.