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June 28, 2015

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!
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Ramadan survival guide 2015: 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.
Munsaf Mayyel shouted at the gunman, "terrorist" and "dog" after hitting him with tiles. (Channel 4 News)
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A Tunisian builder has been hailed a local hero after he hit gunman Seifeddine Rezgui with tiles from a rooftop following the deadly beach attack.
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
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North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.
Michel Salgado
04:29 GMT
Head of the Iranian Celebrities Club Hossein Yaryar announced an Iran All-Star team will play a charity match against World All-Star at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on August 28.
Daesh killed over 60 people after attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday. (AFP/File)
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Recent Daesh attacks may leave non-Muslims perceiving the religion in an unfair light.

July 5, 2015

Hezbollah-affiliated news network Al Manar started covering the events in Zabadani Saturday, although security sources and eye witnesses had revealed that the offensive was launched Thursday. (AFP/File)
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Hezbollah fighters allied with the Syrian regime entered the Syrian town of Zabadani, eight kilometers from the border with Lebanon, in a bid to seize the town from opposition forces.
(Image: Facebook)
06:00 GMT
I provocative new ad campaign posts photos of terror attacks in the West's best cities and asks: would you still visit those cities? Why should Tunisia be any different?

July 4, 2015

"We have never been closer to a lasting outcome," said Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in a recent YouTube video.  As Tuesday's deadline looms ahead, senior diplomats in Vienna race to reach an Iran nuclear accord.  (AFP/Maxim Malinovsky)
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As Tuesday's deadline looms ahead, senior diplomats in Vienna race to reach an Iran nuclear accord.
Militants from Daesh's Sinai affiliate, known as Sinai Province, published an online statement Friday claiming responsibility for rockets fired into southern Israel earlier that day.  (AFP/File)
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Daesh's Egypt affiliate, known as Sinai Province, published an online statement Friday claiming responsibility for rockets fired into southern Israel earlier that day.

July 3, 2015

A crowd surveys the damage by a bombing of a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia in February. (AFP/File)
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A new resolution adopted by the UN states that any act of terrorism cannot be associated with any religion, nationality, or civilization.

July 2, 2015

Majid Bougherra
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Fujairah’s Algerian defender Majid Bougherra said the dream of ending his career at Glasgow Rangers is still alive despite reports on the contrary.
Facebook made a subtle change to its logo this week.
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Facebook made a subtle change to its logo this week.

July 1, 2015

A woman walks past a banner of President Bashar Assad hanging from a Central Bank building in Damascus, Syria. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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The Central Bank of Syria put the redesigned currency into circulation Tuesday, but media reports fail to mention the reason behind the image change.

June 30, 2015

US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank. (YouTube)
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US socialite Paris Hilton is suing Egyptian TV host Ramez Galal for putting her through a terrifying plane crash prank.
Walmart issued an apology after the retail giant designed a cake with a Daesh flag. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
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Walmart may want to look into some cultural sensitivity training.
A Muslim grave is graffitied with a swastika following the killing of British soldier Lee Rigby in England. (Daily Star)
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Police in the English town of Nottingham have increased patrols in a Muslim cemetery after graves were vandalized in the wake of the Tunisia terror attack.

June 29, 2015

The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
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The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
"The Jewish Quarter" has also faced criticism from Egyptian Jews. (MBC)
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Egyptian soap opera 'The Jewish Quarter' starring Menna Shalabi shows Muslims, Christians and Jews living alongside each other in a Cairo district.

June 24, 2015

First off you have to deal with the hunger pangs that strike during the day. The best way to do this is to make sure you eat foods that will release energy slowly. You want to be eating complex carbs, so load up on whole grain bread and cereals for Suhoor.
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From the most nutritious Suhoors to exercising after Iftar - take a look at the best tricks for having a healthy Holy Month.

June 23, 2015

The latest video is one of the most brutal yet to be released by Daesh (Screenshot)
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A new video released by Daesh shows the brutal murders of 16 prisoners in what is thought to be one of the group's cruelest videos to date.
A Palestinian woman cries after her olive trees were destroyed by Israeli settlers near Nablus, January 7, 2010. (AFP/File)
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Israeli settlers on Monday chopped down more than 70 olive trees in the West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus.