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October 9, 2018

Gerard Butler is coming to the Saudi Kingdom for the screening of his film "Hunter Killer" today the 9th of October. (Source: Movieclips Trailers - Youtube)
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Lebanese Producer Jamal Sanan travelled to Saudi Arabia to meet universal actor Gerard Butler that is coming to the Saudi Kingdom for the screening of his film "Hunter Killer" today the 9th of October.
Monaghan is also known for his work on the Batman prequel series, Gotham (Source : cameronmonaghan / Instagram )
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Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher on Shameless, has announced he is leaving the Showtime comedy after nine seasons
The Weeknd Wishes Bella Hadid a Happy Birthday (Source: theweeknd/Instagram )
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Three-time Grammy winner The Weeknd was the first to wish his on-again 'angel' Bella Hadid a happy 22nd birthday at midnight EST on Tuesday with a PDA-filled tribute.
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A 42-year-old Indian was charged and sent to the public prosecution for practicing medicine without a license and stealing drugs.
Nancy talked about her relationship with Fadi her husband during the interview (Source: nancyajram - Instagram)
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Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram was Wafaa Al Kilany's guest in talkshow "Takhareef" (Scrapbooking).
Nadia Murad (AFP File Photo)
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Yazidi Nadia Murad together with Denis Mukwege have just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 for their work in fighting sexual violence. This essay first focuses on Murad as a once 'sexual slave' captured by ISIS in northern Iraq, managed to escape and later became an activist against sexual violence. Murad's story is also contextualized within the sexual violence against women in the Middle East and the world.
Amir got in touch with Talulah-Eve over Instagram (source: amirkingkhan / Instagram )
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Amir Khan reportedly sent flirty messages to transgender model Talulah-Eve and told her he's getting a divorce from Faryal Makhdoom.
Dog owners and their pets gather before participating in a pro-EU, anti-Brexit march, calling for a "People's Vote on Brexit", in central London on October 7, 2018. (Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
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Hundreds of dogs and their owners hits streets of London calling for 'wooferendum march'.
US senator Lindsey Graham (AFP)
10:21 GMT
Saudi Arabia will pay a "heavy price" if allegations that the kingdom killed a prominent journalist prove true, said a senior Republican senator on Monday.
PM Binyamin Netanyahu (Twitter)
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Israel’s prime minister warned top-level politicians that Israel is preparing for the possibility of a military campaign in the Gaza Strip should the situation in the besieged enclave escalate further.
The 41-year-old rapper deactivated both his Twitter and Instagram accounts over the weekend (Source: kanyewestt_official - Instagram)
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Kanye West deleted his social media profiles because he "realised his rants were becoming unhealthy".
Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (Twitter)
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The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a spotlight on Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's relentless crackdown on dissent, with civil society activism brutally suppressed to stifle all criticism.
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Taken away from their children, dozens of Palestinian women are suffering abuse in Israeli prisons, according to Palestinian activists.
Kate Welcomed Her first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawka (Source: katehudson / Instagram )
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Kate Hudson "can't stop smiling" following the birth of her daughter, and first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
Bloomberg's Twitter
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Bloomberg still thinks MbS is a swell dude, even though he has killed literally thousands of people at this point.
Two Israelis killed by Palestinian shooter in West Bank (Twitter)
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Israeli forces on Tuesday arrested the mother and two sisters of a suspected Palestinian shooter, who shot dead two Israelis in the occupied West Bank this weekend, according to local residents.
Egypt’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Poster
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The Egyptian version of the play “Alice in Wonderland”, currently showing at Balon Theater, neared LE 1 million in revenue after only 40 showings, a number that has never been paralleled in Egyptian theater history.
The loved up pair are both keen to stay fit and healthy (Source: jlo - Instagram)
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Superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez "never miss a workout", and the loved up pair are both keen to stay fit and healthy.
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A new company that seeks to encourage global recognition of Arab cinema and to support the media and entertainment industry in the GCC has been launched.
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09:29 GMT
The Court of Cassation upheld a May Criminal Court ruling sentencing a taxi driver to 22 years in prison after convicting him of murdering a man who refused the fair in Amman in October 2015.
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh (Twitter)
09:16 GMT
Ministers are refusing to let seven captured Islamic State fanatics back into the UK.
Russian President Vladimir Putin  (AFP)
09:07 GMT
Russian president Vladimir Putin is planting troops and weapons in Libya to establish a strategic stronghold against the west, intelligence chiefs say.
PM Saad Hariri (Twitter)
09:03 GMT
Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Monday appeared to be in a race against time in his attempts to form an all-embracing government during the 10-day deadline he had set to break the monthslong Cabinet deadlock.
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Hashtag: رجل يضرب فتاة بلا رحمة [Man fiercely hits a girl] has been trending among Saudi users on Twitter for the last 24 hours.
An eclectic array of things to fill your day (Shutterstock)
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An eclectic array of things to fill your day
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)
08:32 GMT
Saudi Arabia must provide evidence that a missing journalist left Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey's president has said.
US President Donald Trump (R) pats Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh (L)  (AFP)
08:28 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump has apologized on behalf of the country to his new conservative Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh – who was accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several women – over his highly contentious confirmation process.
View of the Ad Deir Monastery of Petra from a desert cave, Jordan, 2018. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
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Goethe Institute in Amman on Monday opened an exhibition where school students showcased the history of Amman and Jordan, through photographs they took as part of the Heritage Days in Jordan.
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A 36-year-old woman was having her meal when a big fishbone blocked her breathing upper airway.
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08:09 GMT
Facebook launched the devices in 10-inch and 12-inch variants.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman (AFP)
08:05 GMT
The winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Monday called for the international community to pressure Saudi officials about a journalist's disappearance after he entered its Istanbul consulate.
US President Donald Trump (AFP)
07:59 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern Monday over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen visiting the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.
Mr Jones, who bought the jail from an insurance company, said: 'This collection is all sourced by me personally, my family have no interest at all - they lead a different life (dailymail)
07:30 GMT
The owner of an attraction dubbed 'the world's sickest museum' has revealed how he obtained Rose West's underwear and visits Britain's scariest prisons in his hunt for macabre mementos.
Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV) of the US marines emit white smoke during an amphibious landing exercise at the beach of the Philippine. (AFP/File)
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A Pentagon review ordered by President Donald Trump has found that the US military is overdependent on critical technologies on components coming from foreign countries, specially China, a report has revealed.
The US oil drilling rig count fell for a third consecutive week, as rising costs and pipeline bottlenecks have hindered new drilling since June. (Shutterstock)
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A US government official said on Friday that the country could consider exemptions for nations that have already shown efforts to reduce their imports of Iranian oil.
India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer, will buy nine million barrels of Iranian oil in November. (Shutterstock)
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India’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that two Indian companies have placed orders to buy Iranian oil in November.
The two sides stressed cooperation in technology transfer and exchanging the know-how in the field, as well as the possibility of investment by Omani companies in the Islamic Republic’s upstream oil and gas sector. (Shutterstock)
06:53 GMT
Iran and Oman have started new talks on energy cooperation during a visit by the head of North Drilling Company, a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company, to Muscat on Monday.
The Iranian president says the US will never be able to stop Iran's oil exports. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT
Top officials in the US Treasury Department are reportedly pushing for Iran to remain connected to the SWIFT global payment network ahead of the implementation of new economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic in November.
Legislation and Opinion Bureau President Nofan Ajarmeh said that the bill did not criminalise any new actions, but it criminalised some deeds that are perpetrated through technological means that do not accord with the values and morals of the society. (Shutterstock)
06:47 GMT
New amendments to the Cybercrime Law do not aim at curbing press freedoms but rather at addressing hate speech and character assassination spread on social media outlets, Justice Minister Awad Abu Jarad said on Monday.
The ministry also announced the continuation of its joint labour inspection campaigns in all industrial, commercial, service and agricultural establishments across the Kingdom. (Shutterstock)
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The Labour Ministry said on Sunday it is considering taking further measures to regulate the labour market, including the intensification of night labour inspections at commercial establishments.
Lebanon, where winemaking dates back to the ancient Phoenicians, lies further south than most northern hemisphere wine-producing nations. (Shutterstock)
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Lured by Lebanon’s winemaking potential and nostalgia for his homeland, Maher Harb left a Paris consultancy job in 2010 and dug vines into the soil of family land unused since the country’s Civil War.
Microsoft will create over 63,400 jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Shutterstock)
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Microsoft's technology ecosystem and cloud services will create over 63,400 jobs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the end of 2022, a study by International Data Corporation (IDC) found.
"At the beginning of the blockade, Qatar Airways predicted huge loss of over $1 billion, but we worked hard to exploit opportunities on new routes and the company's financial loss amounted to only $69 million," Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar al Baker said. (AFP)
06:28 GMT
The network of Qatar Airways will exceed 250 destinations by 2020, the airline's top official said on Monday.
Struggling social network gets a minus for security. (Shutterstock)
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Google has announced that it’s kicking its floundering social media platform Google+ to the curb, some seven years after it was first introduced.
The unemployment is now over 50 percent – and over 70 percent among Gaza's youth. (Shutterstock)
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Dozens of Palestinians demonstrated high unemployment rates in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, which has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007.
We all know how competitive the job market can be, job seekers need to distinguish themselves from other candidates. (Shutterstock)
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If you want to talk about ghosting, let’s talk about jobs you applied for and never got accepted nor rejected by the employer…not cool. You’re putting in so much effort in your quest to find a job, where’s your Return on Investment?
Erdogan added Turkey is “far from needing” a loan or technical assistance from the IMF. (Shutterstock)
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled out any assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Sunday.
The prince said the figure he’s watching is the share of wages in the budget. He said it’s down from 50 per cent in 2015 to 42 per cent today, and “in 2020, I believe it will be below 40 per cent.” (Shutterstock)
06:02 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s ambitious attempt to overhaul its oil-dependent economy is on track and indicators that suggest otherwise—like a surge in unemployment and a slump in foreign investment—will soon change direction, the Kingdom’s crown prince said.
The challenges that Turkey faces will require a comprehensive policy package comprising monetary, fiscal, quasi-fiscal, and financial sector policies. (Shutterstock)
05:55 GMT
The International Monetary Fund slashed its growth outlook for Turkey and called for a sweeping mix of measures to shield the economy after recent market turmoil and declines in the currency.
04:00 GMT
A British man was convicted of manipulating other men into having sex with him by posing as a woman, London police said.
Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. (AFP/File)
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Nicola Sturgeon says her country will decide on a fresh drive for independence from the United Kingdom as soon as it is known on what bases and rules Britain will leave the European Union.
2018 Nobel in Economics Awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer (Twitter)
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The Royal Academy of Sciences on Monday awarded Nobel Prizes in Economic Sciences to two American university professors.
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Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat announced the Egypt’s first smartphone application for trains, set to launch on Saturday, October 6.

October 8, 2018

Brexit ... no laughing matter (AFP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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The U.K. would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “with open arms” after Brexit, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
Yury Zhokhov (Twitter)
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A man has 'miraculously' survived after plunging a sharp knife deep into his skull without sustaining brain damage.
It includes rules such as not taking longer than 10 minutes to text her back and if she catches him hanging around other girls she will 'kill' him (dailymail)
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A woman's list supposedly showing the strict rules she has enforced for her boyfriend has sparked condemnation online.
Pole-Dance (Shutterstock)
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A couple who have taught their seven-year-old daughter to pole-dance love the 'sport' so much, they now all practice together on a daily basis.
A child in the Syrian town of Douma in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus carries blankets distributed by relief workers and the United Nations on July 26, 2018 (AFP/File)
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Tens of thousands of Syrians in areas recaptured by government troops this year remain starved of humanitarian aid, with the relief agencies helping them for years now unable to reach them.
 The Selecao return to Brasil Global Tour action vs Saudi Arabia and Argentina - and here's where to find the five-time world champions this month
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The Selecao return to Brasil Global Tour action vs Saudi Arabia and Argentina - and here's where to find the five-time world champions this month
The former West Ham playmaker could make his first appearance for his country in over a year after the Lyon star sustained an injury
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The former West Ham playmaker could make his first appearance for his country in over a year after the Lyon star sustained an injury
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (AFP Photo)
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited "progress on agreements" after meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday.
Photo: Asharq Alawsat
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Inside Jerusalem's walled Old City, a month-long football tournament takes place in which the largest Palestinian families...
Rodolfo Arruabarrena
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Former Al Wasl coach set to return to UAE to replace Jose Luis Sierra
Al Ain team
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Ribeiro and Doumbia join after foreign allocation raises to six
Egyptian police guard street in North Sinai provincial capital of al-Arish last month (AFP/file photo)
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Three military personnel and dozens of militants were killed as part of a major security offensive in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to the Egyptian military on Monday.
Newly elected parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi heads a meeting at the local government headquarters in Basra on September 18, 2018. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbulsi has expressed support for Prime Minister-designate Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who is currently in the process of drawing up a new government.
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, clash with jihadists in Benghazi. (AFP/File)
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The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces captured on Monday an Egyptian terrorist wanted back in his country.
the United States, by far the biggest contributor to UNRWA, announced it was halting its funding to the organisation, which it labelled "irredeemably flawed". (AFP/File)
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Jerusalem's outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is "no such thing" as a refugee in the city.
Protesters gather in Istanbul to demand the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi (Al Bawaba)
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The missing Saudi journalist and government critic, Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared last Tuesday has exploded across Middle Eastern news outlets, with decidedly different coverage being followed by Saudi, Watari and Turkish publications.
The 18-year-old had gone against her family's wishes by pursuing a relationship with a Hindu, and was beaten for bringing shame on their village (Twitter)
13:48 GMT
A Muslim teenager who was found tied to a tree, having been beaten up by members of her own family in north-eastern India, had been punished for running away with her Hindu boyfriend.
The women of the al-Quds Brigades holding Kalashnikov rifles and poised for action during the exercise at Khan Yunis on the southern section of the Gaza Strip (Shutterstock)
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Palestine female guerilla fighters who are members of the al-Quds Brigades group showed off their combat skills in a military display on the Gaza Strip.
Spitting on Customer's Food (Twitter)
13:26 GMT
A pizza delivery boy faces 18 years in jail after he was caught on camera apparently spitting on a customer's food in Turkey.
13:08 GMT
Israeli politicians no longer have to peppers their speeches with the English phrase "fake news." Now, they can do it in Hebrew.
Egyptian FA logo
12:58 GMT
The Egyptian Minister Ashraf Sobhi expressed that Egypt is ready and fully equipped to have the tournaments on its land, during the 12th CAF Extraordinary General Assembly.
The National Liberation Front said the withdrawal of heavy arms from the Idlib buffer zone will take several days. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT
The Syrian opposition is set to complete on Monday the withdrawal of all its heavy weapons from Idlib frontlines in northwestern Syria, according to opposition sources.
Saudi officials gather outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul today. (AFP/File)
12:53 GMT
The Turkish government has asked to search the Saudi embassy in Istanbul after claiming a missing Saudi journalist was assassinated in the building.
Israeli airforce Dassault Mirage III fighters fly over the Sinai peninsula at the Israeli-Egyptian border. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
An Israeli warplane carried out an airstrike, on Monday morning, targeting east of Rafah City in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/ File Photo)
12:26 GMT
Amnesty International said on Sunday that reports of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey would set an "abysmal new low" for Saudi Authorities.
Dr Haddad has been criticised for his chilling opinions on punishments for adultery and leaving the Muslim faith (dailymail)
12:22 GMT
Amazon is funding an ‘extremist’ charity whose founder supports child marriage and stoning people to death as punishment for adultery, it emerged last night.
Lebanese wine at Vinifest  (Twitter)
12:16 GMT
Under the towering pine trees scattered across the fields of the Beirut Hippodrome, wine lovers are gathering from all over the country to taste their way through the many varieties of Lebanese wine at Vinifest.
12:13 GMT
Minors in Oman can now donate organs to relatives if they meet certain criteria, according to a new ruling from the Ministry of Health.
Adolf Hitler, giving Nazi salute (Shutterstock)
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One of the oldest descendants of Adolf Hitler has broken a decades-long silence – saying he doesn’t like Donald Trump, but would vote for Angela Merkel.
Egyptian actress Amina Khalil does not only celebrate her natural beauty, but also has a unique elegance attached to her especially in her clothing choices.
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Egyptian actress Amina Khalil does not only celebrate her natural beauty, but also has a unique elegance attached to her especially in her clothing choices. Here are 8 pictures that could explain why Egyptians already chose her as one of their most favorite current on screen faces.
Screenshot taken from the viral video of the brawl when Khabib attacked Dillon Danis, McGregor’s team-mate. (Social media)
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A huge brawl came up moments after Khabib Nurmagomedov's victory over Conor McGregor in the finale of the UFC lightweight championship on Saturday. The fight has sparked an endless debate about mixing sports and religion and ethics of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sport.
Egyptian actor Ahmed Falawks denied the rumors about his marriage from Hana Shiha (Source: ahmedfalawks - Instagram)
12:09 GMT
News spread on social media that actors Hana Shiha and Ahmed Falawks got married secretly, which pushed Hana Shiha to comment on the news through her official Instagram account.
After staying under water for two days and seven hours, Reem Ashraf, 14, broke the world record for the longest dive (Twitter)
10:41 GMT
For two days and 5 hours, 14-year-old Reem Ashraf stayed underwater, to break the world record of the longest open saltwater scuba dive, previously scored by a female American diver, Cristi Quill.
 local government headquarters in the southern city of Basra, in Iraq /AFP
10:39 GMT
Al-Shakarchi: What are your opinions on the shutting down of the consulate in Basrah last week and what were the specific threats that led to the closing?
A woman casts her ballot at a voting station, in Banja Luka, on October 7, 2018, as Bosnia and Herzegovina holds it's general elections. (MILAN RADULOVIC / AFP)
10:31 GMT
Some 43.4 percent of the votes have been counted from Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections in the Bosnia and Herzegovina -- the eighth in the country since the end of the Bosnian War nearly 20 years ago.
Speaker Nabih Berri. (AFP PHOTO)
10:29 GMT
Speaker Nabih Berri said the government formation process has returned to square one, after Free Patriotic Movement leader Gebran Bassil toughened his stance on the Lebanese Forces’ Cabinet share.
She's never spoken publicly before (Source: taylorswift / Instagram )
10:03 GMT
Taylor Swift took to Instagram to talk about how she plans to vote in the midterm elections on November 6.
Portraits of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas hang at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
The Egyptian authorities decided to open the Rafah crossing, on the Egyptian-Palestinian borders in the southern besieged Gaza Strip
Yazidis in northern Iraq celebrating the Festival of Assembly (Twitter)
09:57 GMT
Yazidis in northern Iraq began celebrating the Festival of Assembly, their main religious festival and pilgrimage that lasts for seven days.
2018 Invictus Games in Sydney (Twitter)
09:56 GMT
A Jordanian team will soon depart to participate in the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.
Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova (Twitter)
09:49 GMT
A Bulgarian television journalist who had presented a program about fraud and corruption in her country was found raped and murdered on Saturday, police said.
Robbie Williams has quit Twitter (Source: robbiewilliams / Instagram )
09:23 GMT
Robbie Williams has quit Twitter, and now has a team of people who update his account for him.
Riverdale returns to the CW on October 10 (Source: thecwriverdale / Instagram)
09:06 GMT
During a live interview with SYFY WIRE's Fangirls at New York ComicCon on Sunday, Riverdale stars Lili Reinhart, KJ Apa, Luke Perry and Madchen Amick teased some details about the upcoming season.
A shooting attack by a Palestinian at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement on Sunday killed two Israelis and wounded another, the army said. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)
09:04 GMT
Two Israelis were killed and another was injured in a shooting attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli media reported.
Logo of the well-known social network Twitter (Shutterstock)
09:00 GMT
The social media giant Twitter has called on Arabic speakers to take part in shaping a planned abuse-related policy, Arabian Business reported.
Poster for Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/File Photo)
09:00 GMT
The United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression calls for an investigation into the disappearance and alleged murder of a prominent Saudi journalist in Turkey.
UNRWA’s "Dignity is Priceless" (Twitter)
08:56 GMT
While children around the world impatiently await their annual birthday celebrations, mostly as an occasion to receive presents, three young Jordanian siblings have selflessly decided to dedicate their entourage's generosity to a cause.