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July 10, 2014

A Palestinian child stands by her home, which was destroyed by an Israeli air strike (File/AFP)
12:28 GMT
Health officials in Gaza have confirmed that a pre-dawn air raid by Israeli forces killed five Palestinian children from the same family in Khan Younis.
An Israeli Merkava tank rolls along the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip following Israeli air strikes in the Palestinian coastal enclave, on July 10, 2014. [AFP]
10:16 GMT
A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory

July 9, 2014

Netanyahu says the attacks on Gaza will increase to punish Hamas "and other terror organizations in Gaza" (File Archive/AFP)
14:58 GMT
Israel's premier told reporters Wednesday that Tel Aviv will intensify its airstrike campaign on the Gaza strip that has left at least 43 dead and over 300 wounded thus far.
Palestinian mourners gather at the funeral of murdered youth, Mohammed Abu Kheir in Shuafat, July 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:32 GMT
With the help of America, Israel has persecuted an indigenous people, annexed even more land and now launched yet another war in Gaza. Was peace ever on the table?
ISIL rapidly seized control of several major Iraqi cities and has vowed to capture Baghdad. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT
ISIL militants have reportedly taken control of a former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad.

July 7, 2014

It’s beginning “to look a lot like Christmas” (or a Beirut disco!), with trees and houses wrapped in blinking colorful lights in crescents, lanterns & stars. Electricity prices across the region are rising, but with Ramadan, caution goes out (or in this case, on) the window! See it through a child’s eyes and enjoy the jolly vibe!
13:36 GMT
Ramadan survival guide 2014: Ramadan survival guide - what to expect if you're new to the fasting month, besides the obvious do's and don't's. This is our guide to the cultural habits and atmosphere you can expect to participate in or enjoy this holy month.

July 6, 2014

Tarek Abu Khdeir was filmed being beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem this week (Courtesy of Ma'an News Agency)
18:42 GMT
The Palestinian-American teenager who was brutally beaten by Israeli police and arrested without charges in Jerusalem was sentenced to house arrest for nine days ahead of his trial.
British citizens Reyaad Khan (left) and Nasser Muthana, both 20, appeared in an ISIS propaganda video, appealing for foreigners to join the group (Image: Twitter)
12:35 GMT
A pair of 16-year-old British twins snuck out of their bedrooms and flew to Turkey, where it is believed they crossed into Syria from to join ISIS.
Chandra Shekhar, 51, said fasting strengthened his relationship with his Muslim colleagues (Image: Gulf News)
10:09 GMT
A warm and fuzzy tale of coexistence in the UAE: Non-Muslims fast for Ramadan to be spiritually closer to their Muslim colleagues. There is hope in humanity once again!

July 3, 2014

The rebel groups singled out recent military gains by ISIS in northern Aleppo province, calling them a “threat to the Syrian revolution.”
08:32 GMT
Rebels in the north and east of Syria have vowed to lay down their arms if they don’t receive help to fight Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS, as an offensive by a leading Islamist faction targets the militants in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus.

July 1, 2014

The fee for this aviation adventure starts from Dh270 ($73 USD). The first realistic A380 simulator landed in April at the Dubai Mall, where a 30-minute experience costs Dh350
16:19 GMT
Budding pilots and curious daredevils can fly the prestigious Airbus A380 in Dubai, within a realistic flight simulator, at a second location in Dubai.
The advertisement targets Saudi investors and invites them to apply for Canadian and Greek citizenship through an investment program.
14:11 GMT
A Canadian immigration company has, in violation of Saudi citizenship laws, posted an advertisement on the newspapers encouraging Saudi citizens to apply for Greek and Canadian citizenship, Makkah daily reported.
Activity in Qatar's construction sector soared 19.6 per cent from a year ago in January-March, faster than a 13.6 per cent rise in the whole last year,
04:55 GMT
An expansion of Qatar's gas facilities helped fuel breakneck GDP growth averaging 17 per cent a year between 2006 and 2011.

June 30, 2014

President Assad is currently battling the opposition for control of Syria. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday that ISIL sells oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
ISIS dropped “Iraq and the Levant” from its name after announcing the establishment of a caliphate (File/AFP)
10:28 GMT
There hasn't been an Islamic caliphate since the Ottoman Empire. Radical militant group ISIS announced the "restoration of the caliphate", but what does this mean?
Head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was appointed as "the caliph" of "Muslims everywhere" during an audio recording (File/AFP)
08:43 GMT
Extremist militant group ISIS declared the formation of an Islamic "caliphate", citing the group's head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the "leader of Muslims everywhere".

June 29, 2014

Algerian players will receive a tailored schedule from a traveling imam to ensure they follow Ramadan. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT
Algerian players observing Ramadan will be exempt from fasting as they prepare for a big game against Germany.