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April 19, 2015

Haifa didn't care much for her ferocious critics. (Image: Facebook)
09:47 GMT
Haifa Wehbe's new music video did not exactly impress everyone!
Experts say Morsi could face the death penalty in his upcoming trial this Tuesday in the latest of a series of harsh sentences handed down to Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.

April 17, 2015

It is the second time this week that an Indonesian domestic worker has been executed. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian female domestic worker, just two days after executing another woman from the Southeast Asian country.

April 16, 2015

beIN Sports set to launch in Spain
17:10 GMT
Qatar-based television network Al Jazeera and Spanish broadcaster Mediapro have partnered to launch beIN Sports channel.
UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.

April 15, 2015

Fresh recruits are reportedly told to rip up and burn their passports upon arriving in Daesh-held territory in Syria to ensure they don't try to defect from the group's ranks. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT
Some 40 foreign fighters in Daesh-held Syria are being arrested by the group's leaders for trying to escape or being suspected of wanting to as some say larger defection numbers reflect weakening Daesh capacity.

April 13, 2015

Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil, the Iranian photographer behind these images, told Al Bawaba, “Many locals believe that this is the most exquisite mosque in the world, and I have never seen anything like it." Located in the southern city of Shiraz, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is a hidden treasure in the Islamic Republic.
20:35 GMT
Stained glass and sunlight create a daily magic show inside a 19th century Iranian mosque.

April 12, 2015

Ten of those taken, including six women, are Ismailis, a minority sect that is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. The remaining 40 are Sunni Muslims, including at least 15 women. (Images: AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Daesh seizes civilians in central Syrian village, with almost half of the victims women feared as having been taken as slaves.

April 9, 2015

Reports of the fatwa have led to shock on social media sites. (Shutterstock)
13:25 GMT
Rumors of Saudi Arabia's religious authority issuing a fatwa allowing a starving man to eat his wife have circulated local papers.

April 8, 2015

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has agreed to represent former President Mohamed Nasheed. (Image: Twitter)
08:03 GMT
Taking time off from looking stylish, high-profile lawyer Amal Clooney will be representing jailed former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.