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June 29, 2015

Recent cases include busting a fake recruitment agency, money fraud, and manipulation of university degree certificates. (Shutterstock)
10:23 GMT
Dubai Police are increasingly tackling sophisticated technology-assisted crimes.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prepared to head home Monday. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT
A US official said the Iran nuclear talks would miss their June 30 target, while the Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed home.
Mourners pray over the bodies of victims killed by Friday's deadly mosque attack in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
An audio recording has emerged purporting to be the voice of the Daesh militant who carried out a deadly mosque bombing in Kuwait.
Sorry, Safinaz, you can't be an Egyptian citizen just yet! (Aladdwaa.com)
09:52 GMT
Armenian belly dancer Safinaz married an Egyptian man in the hopes of granting herself the Egyptian residency.
The Nabatean site of Madain Saleh in Tabuk became Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage site. (The Culture Trip)
09:39 GMT
The Umrah Plus program will allow foreign pilgrims to visit Saudi's tourist destinations beyond Mecca, Madinah and Jeddah.
Syrian soldiers and local pro-government fighters patrol the Handarat region, located in northwestern Syria. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
One map shows the extent of the government's concerns.
In Saudi Arabia, PepsiCo will be helping to feed the needy by donating 10%. (YouTube screenshot)
09:30 GMT
The new ad also features Saudi football player Jamal Bajandouh and Haitham Zaki, son of Ahmad Zaki.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on June 28, 2015. /(AFP/Atef Safadi)
09:30 GMT
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to flotilla as "nothing but a display of hypocrisy."
Research costs before hand, and set a budget. (Wikimedia Commons)
09:15 GMT
Curb your duty-free spending on overpriced items with these tips.
Diana is in good health after undergoing surgery this week. (Facebook)
09:08 GMT
Diana Karazon thanked everyone who asked about her before and after she underwent surgery.
Lebanon and Israel are disputing a maritime zone of 854 square km with suspected energy reserves potentially worth billions of dollars. (Shutterstock)
08:51 GMT
US Dept of State official to mediate talks between Lebanon and Israel over disputed maritime zone and exploration of lucrative energy reserves.
Palestinian protesters wave their national flag and banners during a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on June 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:30 GMT
Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike after 55 days upon reaching a deal with Israel for his release. According to his lawyer, he will be a free man in two weeks.
Glasgow-born Aqsa Mahmood praised the attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. (Twitter)
08:22 GMT
Aqsa Mahmood, who left Glasgow to join Daesh in Syria, wrote a chilling poem in support of the attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait.
"The Jewish Quarter" has also faced criticism from Egyptian Jews. (MBC)
08:22 GMT
Egyptian soap opera 'The Jewish Quarter' starring Menna Shalabi shows Muslims, Christians and Jews living alongside each other in a Cairo district.
Saudi seeks to finance slaughterhouses and access to Hungary's $130B food market. (Pixabay)
08:04 GMT
Prince Al Waleed bin Talal has visited Hungary to strengthen partnership and investments between the two countries.
Mourners carry the body of a victim from the Imam Al Sadeq mosque attack at funeral processions in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
There's no point in watering down what caused the horrific massacre in the Imam Al Sadeq mosque on Friday. Sectarianism tensions in Kuwait have paved way for radicalism and a bigger gap between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
Tourists and journalists take pictures of flowers placed at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
07:59 GMT
Labour parliamentary candidate Amran Hussain posed for a selfie where gunman slaughtered 38 tourists just 48 hours after the incident. Hussain claims he did not do anything wrong.
A civil war has ravaged parts of Libya since the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
A group of envoys and ambassadors from the EU, Turkey, the US and UK urged warring Libyan factions to back a UN peace deal.
One of the few times that Neshan was not cool and collected! (Screenshot)
07:30 GMT
Grace under pressure? Here are the best clips of pranked celebs getting their revenge on Ramez Galal, the old fashioned way.
Palestinians in Gaza rally on boats in support of a freedom flotilla. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Israel's navy reportedly captured a peace flotilla en route from Sweden to Gaza, organizers said Monday.
Indonesian officials are encouraging mosque caretakers to turn the volume down on their loudspeakers to reach a more "harmonious" sound. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Vice president of the world's most populous Muslim nation initiates new team to tackle mosque loudspeaker volume,
Francis Ford Coppola has previously been honored at the festival. (Flickr)
05:15 GMT
The Oscar-winning American director will be heading the jury at the 15th annual festival in Morocco.
Egyptians walk at the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
The reported arrest of 25 individuals for eating in public during Ramadan fasting hours has rekindled the argument in Egypt about Ramadan fasting laws.
Technology can help bring family members together from near and far. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Are you Instagramming over Iftar? Saudis weigh in on the use of social media during Ramadan.

June 28, 2015

Sepp Blatter
22:39 GMT
Sepp Blatter has been asked to stand by his decision to step down as president of FIFA, the world football's governing body.
Palestinians walking through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
18:43 GMT
Palestinian ambassador to Qatar confirms that up to 20,000 Palestinians are expected to take up more specialised jobs in Qatar, such as in education.
The traditional Silk Route extended 4000km across an extensive transcontinental network. (Wikimedia Commons)
18:42 GMT
Egypt officially joins the trade union as part of comprehensive strategic partnership agreement that includes some $500M of Chinese investment in Egypt.
Estimates put the number of foreign fighters in Daesh as high as 20,000. (AFP/File)
18:41 GMT
A group of 12 medical students with Western passports are feared to have left their school in Sudan to join the ranks of Daesh fighting in Syria.
Israeli forces detain Palestinian children on a nearly-regular basis. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
Nine-year-old Ahmad Jasim al-Shweiki was detained by Israeli forces on Sunday. No immediate information on his detention has been given.
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march.
Only a small percentage of the executions documented were recorded in the group's highly-stylized propaganda videos.
16:49 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented 3,027 executions by Daesh in the year since establishing their 'caliphate.'
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini addresses the media in front of the Palais Coburg Hotel, the venue of the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Christian Bruna)
15:09 GMT
A nuclear deal with Iran is still possible by the deadline if both sides demonstrate “strong political will,” European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says.
And now Miss Seeb Eidy she's behind bars for a year! (File photo)
14:38 GMT
Salma al-Fouly, who shot to fame as the "Seeb Eidy" singer, is now behind bars. How will prison treat her?
Canoes are seen stationed on dry, cracked earth in the Chibayish marshes near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Marsh areas in southern Iraq have been affected since the Islamic State group started closing the gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in the central city of Ramadi. (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
13:45 GMT
Canoes are seen stationed on dry, cracked earth in the Chibayish marshes near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Marsh areas in southern Iraq have been affected since the Islamic State group started closing the gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in the central city of Ramadi. (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
Sepp Blatter
13:36 GMT
Sepp Blatter has clarified his position as Fifa president and says he will definitely be leaving.
Hezbollah has been strengthening their positions near the northeastern Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek with rockets and heavy artillery in preparation for an upcoming offensive against Daesh. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT
The outskirts of the northeastern town of Ras Baalbek are expected to see a series of fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Daesh in the upcoming weeks.
George and Amal Clooney's new £10million home has been undergoing renovations for almost a year. (Eonline/Paris Match edit)
13:00 GMT
George and Amal Clooney have been called 'the worst neighbours you could have'. And they haven't even moved in!
Thirty-nine people -- most of them British tourists but also including Germans, Belgians and French -- were shot dead at the packed Tunisian Mediterranean resort of Port el Kantaoui after a man pulled out a gun hidden inside a beach umbrella. (AFP/Loic Venance)
12:30 GMT
A 23-year-old student killed 39 people on a touristic beach in western Tunisia on Friday; however, despite media claims, none of the victims were Tunisian citizens.
Ryan Babel
11:58 GMT
Former Liverpool and Ajax forward Ryan Babel’s agent Winnie Haatrecht has revealed that the former is set to make his move to the Arabian Gulf League Champions Al Ain on a two-year-deal.
Australian authorities are still verifying if Khaled Sharrouf was killed by a US-led airstrike in Syria last week. (Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A Daesh militant from Australia could still be alive following reports last week of him being killed by a US-led drone strike in Syria.
A checkpoint in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Security forces raided the towns of Rafah of Sheikh Zuweid on Saturday, killing eleven militants and seizing their military assets.
When will Lebanon become more progressive on LGBTQ rights?  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:03 GMT
LGBTQ rights may have a chance in Lebanon; the magic of 3-D animation debuts in Gaza; and Egyptian soap Haret al-Yahood follows Arabic literature's example in its sympathetic portrayal of Jews.
The reasons for quitting the jobs ranged from resignation, firing or dismissal to voluntary retirement. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Nearly 14,000 employees resigned in the last seven months, of which over 5,000 were teachers.
Haifa and Ghada - unwholesome entertainment for Ramadan? (Albawaba edit/file)
11:00 GMT
Judging by what's on our screens this Ramadan, Egyptian TV considers blasphemy a sport!
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!
10:32 GMT
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.
Kuwaiti artist Abdel Hamid Al Rifai passed away in the mosque explosion on Friday. (Cairo Portal)
10:31 GMT
Kuwaiti artist Abdel Hamid Al Rifai passed away in the mosque explosion on Friday.
A woman lays flowers at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el-Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 27, 2015. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
10:30 GMT
Protesters chanted anti-terrorism slogans and paid their respects to those killed in the attack on a beach in the touristic city of Sousse.
Security forces stand outside the Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City after it was targeted by a suicide bomber, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:18 GMT
The suicide bomber who attacked a Shia mosque in Kuwait City was a Saudi national, Kuwait's national news agency KUNA said.
The new owners of La Maison Cannelle plan expansion into the US and the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Middle East consortium poised for majority stake acquisition in Canada's La Maison Cannelle, maker of gluten-free health food products.
The young Palestinians are booby-trapping places where IDF soldiers are based with snakes. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
Palestinian youths are using the past-time of snake catching as a new tactic to fight the Israeli occupation.
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins. (File photot)
09:56 GMT
Egyptian actress Zeina victorious in her legal battle to prove film star Ahmed Ezz as the father of her twins.
Will Dalia face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS? (Assawsana.com)
09:36 GMT
Will Dalia al Buhairi face the same consequences as Nasser al Qasabi for mocking ISIS?
Saudi guards monitor the border with Yemen from Ashiq Island, April 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Saudi soldier was killed by rocket fire from Yemen, according to a statement from the kingdom's interior ministry.
Mourners gather around the coffins of relatives killed in the bombing on the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The driver of a vehicle which took a bomber affiliated with Daesh to a Shia mosque was arrested by Kuwaiti security forces Saturday.
The scary moment Paris thought her plane was about to crash. (YouTube)
08:37 GMT
Ramez Galal's plane crash prank sends Paris Hilton crashing with fear!
Tiffany Tang, making a name for herself for the wrong reasons! (Photo Bucket)
08:16 GMT
Tiffany Tang, also known as Tang Yan, walked the red carpet at 18th Shanghai International Film Festival in a dress from Elie Saab's 2015 summer collection. Or so she thought!
Firefighters and security forces gather at the scene of the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT
Security forces in France quizzed a suspect involved in the decapitation of a man in Grenoble as reports emerged of the attacker allegedly taking a selfie with the head.
An exodus of tourists followed the attack on a beach resort Friday. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
An exodus of tourists followed the attack on a beach resort Friday.
CNN's Lucy Pawle reported on spotting a Daesh flag at a pride parade when in fact, it was dildos. (Screenshot)
08:00 GMT
Oops... CNN journalist Lucy Pawle couldn't tell the difference between a Daesh flag and sex toys when she reported on seeing one at a gay pride parade in London.
'Haq Mayet' depicts a war of words between the Interior Ministry and a TV program over a murder. (Al-Arab 24)
08:00 GMT
Art imitates life in 'Haq Mayet', which shows the struggle between the media and the Interior Ministry.
Witnesses said Seifeddine Rezgui, 23, reportedly laughed as he gunned down tourists in the holiday resort. (Twitter)
07:32 GMT
While holiday makers come to terms with the Sousse attack, mystery surrounds the gunman who carried out the deadly rampage, which left some 39 people dead. Previously unknown to authorities, who was Seifeddine Rezgui?
The Business Monitor International said Iran could see a major increase in car production if a nuclear deal with world powers is struck. (Shutterstock)
07:22 GMT
The Business Monitor International said Iran could see a major increase in car production if a nuclear deal with world powers is struck.
Protests are becoming increasingly frequent in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum after residents lost land to Israeli settlements, outposts, and a separation wall. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the thigh by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum.
Munsaf Mayyel shouted at the gunman, "terrorist" and "dog" after hitting him with tiles. (Channel 4 News)
07:00 GMT
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.
The new center will be managed by the Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, a Lebanese NGO. The Palace of Justice in Beirut. (IFPO)
06:28 GMT
New center to meet with every new detainee in Tripoli, collect forensic evidence of torture and provide support.
The World Investment Report 2014 reported a near-46 percent decline of foreign investments into Israel after an international boycott movement. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The World Investment Report 2014 reported a near-46 percent decline of foreign investments into Israel after an international boycott movement.
The table was over 4,300 meters long and broke a previous two-kilometer record set in Italy. (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The table was over 4,300 meters long and broke a previous two-kilometer record set in Italy.
A Tunisian security member stands next to a swimming pool at the resort town of Sousse. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
06:00 GMT
Friday's Sousse attack was condemned by a number of Arab countries who expressed their solidarity with Tunisia.
A Kuwaiti man is consoled at the site of Friday's Daesh-perpetrated bombing on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City.  (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
05:31 GMT
How news media plays into the Daesh narrative; Palestinian photographer shares a happier side of life in Gaza; and torture abounds in Iran.
Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike to protest conditions of his imprisonment, is near death, his lawyer said. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike to protest conditions of his imprisonment, is near death, his lawyer said.
'He Named Me Malala'  will be out on 2 October. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Coming soon: Malala's new documentary co-produced in Abu Dhabi, and American filmmakers' story of Zaatari refugee camp
The barter shop is an cash-free exchange. (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT
EZHeights.com is a new website that allows UAE residents to trade items, products or services.
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.
Picture courtesy: Alarabiya.net
04:23 GMT
Fasting for 30 consecutive days is no excuse for laziness. While following your regular exercise routine might be more challenging during Ramadan, abandoning the gym and exercise all together can harm your body and reduce your muscle strength.
Embassies have rejected visit visa applications if UAE residency visas are valid for less than six months. (Shutterstock)
04:12 GMT
Embassies have rejected visit visa applications if UAE residency visas are valid for less than six months.
People can generally afford to commit to a mortgage two to two-and-a-half times their gross annual income.
04:11 GMT
Buying property is one of the biggest personal expenses people commit to in a lifetime — do it right.
Daesh killed over 60 people after attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday. (AFP/File)
04:06 GMT
Recent Daesh attacks may leave non-Muslims perceiving the religion in an unfair light.
Be careful about your technique or your ambition might backfire. (Shutterstock)
03:59 GMT
Be careful about your technique or your ambition might backfire.
Daesh's attack at a beach resort in Tunisia's city of Sousse killed 38 and injured dozens more. (AFP/File)
02:42 GMT
Here's what experts said about Daesh before the holy month began.

June 27, 2015

Roger Federer
23:05 GMT
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer believes that he is better prepared than ever to claim another title at Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.
JK Rowling had some sound advice for one Harry Potter fan on what to read while fasting for Ramadan.(Buzzlie.com)
19:17 GMT
The author of Harry Potter gave one of her magical books' fans advice on what to read during Ramadan.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province. (AFP/File)
19:06 GMT
At least 80 Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by Iraqi air forces Saturday.
Sepp Blatter
19:03 GMT
The president has dismissed suspicions he could stand stay in charge of football's governing body, insisting he will not be a candidate for the next election
Mohamed Salah
18:40 GMT
The Serie A side are hoping to retain the Egyptian's services and the director believes the player will agree to remain at the club
The earthquake hit most of Egypt's north and could be felt in Cairo. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An earthquake which hit most of Egypt's north on Saturday registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
The Ramadan series was produced with tech teams who worked on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. (Instagram)
17:00 GMT
The Lebanese actress is now contracted to the series that will run over the next four years!
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday.
An Egyptian riot policeman detains a female student of al-Azhar University during a protest by students who support the Muslim Brotherhood inside their campus in Cairo on December 30, 2013 (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
14:00 GMT
Egypt has lashed out at a U.S. report criticizing its human rights record, saying that the report included “misinformation and exaggerations.”
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Saturday a nuclear deal was possible if Western powers "accepted the realities." (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT
The foreign minister said Saturday a nuclear deal was possible if Western powers "accepted the realities."
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town.
A Palestinian village in the hills near Nablus, the city known to some as Palestine's "Little Damascus."  (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
11:10 GMT
Palestine's "Little Damascus"; a new strategy for Algeria's Islamists; and how big food companies are over-commercializing Ramadan.
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
09:59 GMT
Lebanon is the eighth most expensive destination for sending money from the US among 30 countries with available data, a report said.
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria.
The Gulf state's oil facilities will be protected by maximum security after increased fears of more extremist attacks. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
The Gulf state's oil facilities will be protected by maximum security after increased fears of more extremist attacks.
Tunisian medics carry a woman on a stretcher in the resort town of Sousse, south of the Tunisian capital. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT
The closings are part of a countermeasure for extremist attacks following Friday's deadly shooting at a beach resort.
Blood stains the ground at the Tunisian beach resort where Friday's deadly attack took place. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT
The attacks came only days after a Daesh spokesman posted a message that said Ramadan would be a "time of calamity for the infidels."
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
07:06 GMT
The movement to boycott the country's three mobile service providers for poor quality and high prices launched Thursday.
DJ Paul van Dyk closed Formula One in Bahrain with an electrifying stint earlier this year. (EDM Life)
07:02 GMT
Grammy-winning German DJ's "The Politics of Dancing 3" banned for including collaborations with Israeli DJs.