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April 25, 2016

Israel's representative to Eurovision stopped in Russia reportedly for 'being gay.' (
07:59 GMT
Russian passport control destroy Israeli Eurovision representative's passport 'because he's gay.'
US President Barack Obama. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Obama called on NATO and EU members to increase the fight against Daesh.
Saudi border guards look out across the Yemen border in April 2015. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Houthi rebels attacked two Saudi watchtowers on the border, killing three Saudi guards.
Palestinian 12-year-old Dima al-Wawi, imprisoned by Israel for allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack, is greeted by her mother Sabha al-Wawi and her father Ismail al-Wawi after her release from an Israeli prison, at Jabara checkpoint near the West Bank town of Tulkarem on April 24, 2016. (Twitter/Press TV)
07:37 GMT
Believed to have been the youngest female Palestinian to be incarcerated by Israel, al-Wawi's parent filed requests for her release and Israel agreed to release the child two months early, alongside an 8,000 shekel ($2,100) plea deal payment.
Ms Gadot's pro-IDF stance means she's not their kind of Gal. (Movie Pilot)
11:03 GMT
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Lebanon has called for a ban on 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' because it stars the Israeli actress.

April 17, 2016

Plaque and memorial for victims of the 9/11 tragedy. New Providence, New Jersey. (WIkimedia Commons)
06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has warned that it will divest US assets of $750B if Congress passes a bill that holds the Saudis responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks.
Asked during last week's heated Democratic presidential debate if he thought Israel’s 2014 attacks on Gaza, which killed 1,500 civilians and wounded 10,000, were disproportionate, Sanders said he believed they were. Clinton answered, “I don’t know how you run a country when you are under constant threat,” referring to Israel.
17:28 GMT
The most successful Jewish candidate in US presidential primary history has rewritten the classic stump script on foreign policy: Bernie Sanders supports a Palestinian sovereign state. Will the Democratic party change its tune?
George and Amal Clooney held a fundraiser event for US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday. (AFP)
08:37 GMT
George and Amal Clooney held a fundraiser event for US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday.
American President Barack Obama. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Release of the letter comes as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to present a draft resolution condemning Israeli settlements to the UN Security Council in New York from April 21 to 23.

April 21, 2016

A Jewish-Muslim wedding. (File photo)
15:07 GMT
Growing numbers in mixed marriages could eventually affect the UAE's identity as a whole.

April 19, 2016

All the way from the Philippines and Britain's Got Talent, girl group '4th Impact' is headed for a performance in Dubai this month. (Facebook)
07:44 GMT
All the way from the Philippines and X Factor UK, girl group '4th Impact' is headed for a performance in Dubai this month.
Some Twitter users compared the image used in wSieci for an article referring to the Cologne sexual assaults, to Nazi propaganda. The words translate as "The Islamic rape of Europe". (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)
11:49 GMT
Dr. Farid Hafez from the University of Salzburg and Dr. Enes Bayraklı analyze Islamophobia in Europe vis-a-vis their new annual report, 'European Islamophobia Report 2015'.
A screenshot from the video filmed in Daraya, Syria. (credit: YouTube/Amnesty International)
11:40 GMT
Amnesty International released the video Tuesday, showing life under siege in the small city of Daraya. (Warning: graphic content)

April 28, 2016

According to the report, Amman is more expensive than Beijing, Luxembourg, Berlin, and others primarily due to the low average income. (Twitter)
10:18 GMT
The Jordanian capital's place at the top of a report by the Economist Intelligent Unit is dividing opinion.

April 27, 2016

A file photo of Big Ben in London. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Sharif Adel Mikhail, 21, died on Monday in a fire that broke out in a building in the district of Southall in London, state-run news agency MENA reported on Tuesday citing British police.
Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila has been banned from performing in Jordan for "political reasons." (
09:45 GMT
Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila has been banned from performing in Jordan for "political reasons."

April 26, 2016

Is grilling killing the natural environment? (Shutterstock)
14:18 GMT
Kuwaiti environmentalists worry barbecuing may damage the natural beauty of local islands.

April 24, 2016

Israeli soldiers check the ID of a Palestinian at a checkpoint (Menahem Kahana / AFP)
14:30 GMT
Dima Al Wawy was twelve years old when she was arrested at the entrance to an Israeli settlement.
Amal with Dallas TV anchor Shelly Slater. (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
The human rights lawyer was in Dallas on her first US public speaking engagement, and gave some advice to aspiring law students.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the bus bombing in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:51 GMT
The international rights group said in a statement that "deliberate attacks on civilians" could never be justified, calling on Hamas to reject rather than support such attacks.
People visiting the Armenian 'Genocide' Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT
A day earlier, around 200 Armenian-Lebanese youths protested outside the Turkish embassy near Beirut to demand Ankara recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide.
A photo of the slain professor. (AFP/Abdullah Iqbal)
05:00 GMT
Daesh claimed the murder of a Bangladeshi professor who "promoted atheism."

April 23, 2016

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21:45 GMT
Milan and other European clubs are following Ahly's youngster according to Italian reports
Do you think Haifa abused the veil? (Facebook/Haifa Wehbe)
14:00 GMT
Some of Haifa's fans think she's gone too far with her latest outfit which she posted on her Facebook page!

April 22, 2016

Rio Olympics logo
19:21 GMT
The Olympic Games have yet to really fire the imagination in Rio de Janeiro as the host city faces a number of challenges in a country mired in political and economic crises. On Wednesday there are 100 days to go.

April 18, 2016

Anti-refugee, anti-immigration movement demonstrates against refugees coming to Germany which has, to date, been the most welcoming of EU states to asylum seekers. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT
In an interview with state broadcaster NDR, the chairman of the Central Council of Muslims, Aiman Mazyek, said that for "the first time since Hitler's Germany there is a party that again seeks to discredit an entire religious community and threatens its existence."
Free Syrian Army members raise their weapons and a revolutionary flag during a training session on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
'We're not here to share power, but to establish a transitional government with full authority', said top opposition negotiator.

April 16, 2016

The history of bagpipes travels across the Middle East! (Shutterstock)
07:00 GMT
Research reveals that bagpipes have a surprising origin - the Gulf!