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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.
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.

October 16, 2014

Dounia's sudden hatred for Assaf remains unexplained... but it could be down to jealousy! (Image: Albawaba edit)
10:24 GMT
Dounia Batma messed with the wrong guy when she decided to b*tch about Palestinian Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf!

October 15, 2014

The man reports that he was not informed of his wife's "condition" before the marriage. (Shutterstock)
08:49 GMT
A man in Dubai was granted a divorce because his wife is supposedly possessed by an evil genie.

October 13, 2014

What is ebola? Of five recognized ebola viruses, four cause human disease.  Outbreaks typically trace to a single case where a human gets the bug from an infected animal, then passes to other people. The current outbreak began in 2013 in Guinea and is the most severe ever recorded in terms of infections and fatalities and it’s spreading.
16:27 GMT
The latest Islamic State rumor is that militants are threatening to spread the Ebola virus across the West. Another conspiracy theory, or should we be worried?
The signs are everywhere: US oil imports are shrinking much faster than expected while oil production climbs to a thirty-year high.
13:22 GMT
A long-anticipated fundamental shift in the market may now be under way, ending a four-year stretch when $100-plus prices were the norm

October 12, 2014

Libya has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and various militias since the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
At least 21 people have been killed and many others wounded after tribal clashes broke out in the western region of Libya's capital city, Tripoli.