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Man arrested in Mekkah for seeking to marry Jewish woman
Friday, 04 January 2013
Police at the Grand Mosque in Mekkah arrested on Thursday a man found carrying papers that show he is looking for a Jewish woman to marry, according to a report by the daily al-Hayat Read More
Yemen cyclists complain of lack of support in the country
Friday, 04 January 2013
Dressed in their cycling gear members of Yemen’s National Cycle Foundation hit the road as part of a training session. But navigating through the traffic in the country’s capital, Sana’a, isn’t their only worry; the cyclists say they often face a barrage of abuse from passersby who object to what they’re wearing. The ... Read More
Good cop, ‘fat’ cop? Iraq cracks down on pudgy police
Friday, 04 January 2013
Ihsan Ghaidan, a policeman in one of Iraq's most volatile provinces, admits he stands little chance of promotion and notes his performance is increasingly under the microscope, for one simple reason. He is overweight, and Iraq's security leaders are not happy. In fact, he is not just ... Read More
Morocco clamps down on owners of ‘dangerous’ dogs
Thursday, 03 January 2013
A new law in Morocco seeks to clamp down on dangerous dogs and their owners who now face up to five years in jail in a country where more than 50,000 dog bite cases are recorded every year. The text aiming to “protect people against the danger of dogs” was passed unanimously late on Wednesday by a parliamentary ... Read More
Geneva displays 60 centuries of Lebanese history
Thursday, 03 January 2013
The Rath museum in Geneva is exhibiting 60 centuries worth of Lebanese history regarding its art, religions and showcasing the country’s archeological treasures, The Daily Star reported on Wednesday. The show is the culmination of efforts by Lebanon’s Directorate-General of Antiquities, the National Museum of Beirut, the ... Read More
Millionaire Arab racers clash with London residents
Thursday, 03 January 2013
Residents in London’s affluent Knightsbridge area are voicing their frustration with young men from the Gulf States who arrive each summer to drive their premium cars recklessly around the capital’s streets. Bugattis, Ferraris and Lamborghinis are just a few of the big brand names on show in the vicinity of the famous ... Read More
Dubai shopping fest 2013: ‘Dubai at its Best’
Wednesday, 02 January 2013
The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is hitting the shopping hub’s malls from Thursday Jan 3- Feb 3, 2013. The month-long spending spree offers tax-free discounted shopping which encourages a boost in tourism. Last year’s figures, estimated at 4.36 million visitors, were recorded by the event’s organizers – the Dubai Events ... Read More
Snoop Dogg wears Emirati dress in Dubai debut concert
Wednesday, 02 January 2013
American music icon Snoop Dogg made his Dubai debut as he welcomed the New Year 2013 with his Atelier Festival performance at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The “Beautiful” artist, Dogg, grabbed crowd’s attention the moment he stepped on the platform wearing the Emirati-style “kandoura,” traditional male Emirati ... Read More
Red Hot ‘Israeli’ Peppers: Lebanese army combat supermarket veg
Wednesday, 02 January 2013
On Tuesday, a distress call was made to the Lebanese army, the urgent message was related to an Israeli presence in Lebanon. But no; it wasn’t about members of the Israeli Mossad or the Israeli Defense Force being caught red-handed, but in fact about a red pepper. Members of the Lebanese military intelligence were called ... Read More
Jordan rejects ‘Saddam’ electoral list
Tuesday, 01 January 2013
Jordan’s electoral commission has refused to register an independent list of candidates calling itself "Saddam Hussein" after the executed Iraqi dictator, the group’s leader said on Sunday. “We have filed an appeal against the electoral commission’s rejection of our Saddam Hussein list,” Faiz Ziyadneh ... Read More
New Year fireworks illuminate world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa
Monday, 31 December 2012
Spectacular fireworks exploded over the world's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, in a blaze of light and color, illuminating the Gulf city state's sky as the huge expatriate and tourist hub celebrated the New Year. Fireworks engulfed the 828-metre (2,716-foot) tower, synchronized and choreographed to a ... Read More
What lies beneath: 2000 BC tomb in Oman discovered
Monday, 31 December 2012
While building a new border check post in the northern coastal Aswad province of Oman, the squad of Royal Oman Police (ROP) discovered ancient artifacts, settlements and tombs dating back to 2000 BC. Once the ROP team reported the discovery of the ancient graves in Aswad’s Shinas town, the crew of Sultan Qaboos University ... Read More
Nicki Minaj’s ‘moment for life’ in Dubai debut
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Award winning rapper, singer and song writer Nicki Minaj said this week she will never forget Dubai, the city where she performed last week in her debut concert in the UAE. Playing on the name of her songs, she said the Dubai performance to be one of her “moments for life.” Nicki performed at the Dubai Meydan Racecourse, ... Read More
Janet Jackson engaged to Qatari billionaire, plans lavish wedding
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Janet Jackson has more to celebrate than just the New Year. The singer is engaged to a Qatari billionaire Wissam al-Man who is almost a decade younger than her, according to reports. Janet, 46, and Wissam, 37, will celebrate their wedding this Spring in Qatar, Us Weekly reported. He singer has recently tweeted a ... Read More
Osama bin Laden’s daughter-in-law joins British legion
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Daughter-in-law of the slain Al-Qaeda’s chief Osama Bin Laden is now a member of the Royal British Legion, a local newspaper reported on Friday. The 56-year old Zaina, wife of Bin Laden’s son, Omar, has supported the services charity with cash donations for at least five years, the Sun newspaper said. “Whoever my ... Read More
‘Hairy’ business: Turkey’s implant industry grows
Friday, 28 December 2012
Istanbul’s health and beauty industry is becoming ‘hairier’ as facial hair transplants rise in popularity amongst follicle-challenged men, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday. For many men, the measure of status, strength and manliness is a thick moustache. Cosmetic surgeons in Turkey have responded accordingly as ... Read More
Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders campaign for ‘love’ in Colorado
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders stood united when they launched “Love Thy Neighbor” campaign in Colorado, a newspaper reported Tuesday. “Love Thy Neighbor” campaign is to group people of the three Abrahamic religions to counter anti-Muslim ads that have been placed on Colorado’s RTD (Regional Transportation District) ... Read More
No Role-Model? Lebanese glamour girl backtracks on bid to enter politics
Thursday, 27 December 2012
A controversial Lebanese model has retreated from her decision to run in the country’s parliamentary elections set to be held on June 2013, local media reported Wednesday. Miriam Klink decided not to enter politics after many people persuaded her to pull out and to save herself a “big headache,” Cedar News reported her as ... Read More
Falconers hunting on outskirts of Dubai
Thursday, 27 December 2012
Like his ancestors, Iraqi-born falcon trainer Abu Badr al-Anazi swings the carcass of a pigeon to attract a falcon released a few hundred meters (yards) away. The bird of prey arcs over the desert outskirts of Dubai before sinking its talons into the lure. While the methods to develop top-quality hunting ... Read More
Afghan juice empire brought down by suicide bomber
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
When a Taliban suicide bomber killed two people on the edge of the Afghan capital this month, there was another casualty - a global fruit juice business optimistically called “Spring Wish” which provided work for thousands of farmers across the country. Mustafa Sadiq’s empire had been expanding healthily, bringing in badly ... Read More
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