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October 18, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Shadia Bseiso is making history as the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Ms. Freeman, 44, said her experience on the show changed her outlook on Islam entirely (Youtube/Channel 4)
October 18, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
A white British woman was peppered with racist abuse when she went undercover as a Muslim for a Channel 4 documentary - but the show has sparked a race row over "brownface."
Malala acquired her A-levels in Birmingham after moving there following an attempt on her life Oct. 9, 2012, by a Taliban gunman who shot her in the head (AFP/File)
October 18, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Malala Yousafzai has begun life at Oxford - but has been targeted by trolls for apparently wearing jeans, heeled boots, and a bomber jacket during her first weeks at the university.
In the absence of a will, the distribution of assets of a non-Muslim deceased is guided by Sharia (Shutterstock/File)
October 18, 2017 - 15:33 GMT
The wills come for as little as 500 dirhams ($136) and can be made at the Non-Muslims Wills Office, a special unit set up in the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to look into inheritance matters.
The hashtag was sparked by a video of a teacher in Saudi Arabia telling school children that they will never find a job regardless of how hard they study (AFP/File)
October 18, 2017 - 15:03 GMT
With prospects of employment getting ever dimmer for Saudi youth, many students have taken to social media to express apathy and frustration about their supposed non-existent career prospects.
Criminal Court Prosecutor Issam Haddidi had asked the court to inflict the maximum punishment on the defendant (Shutterstock/File)
October 18, 2017 - 12:54 GMT
A 27-year-old man was sentenced to death on Tuesday by the Criminal Court after being convicted of sexually assaulting and murdering a Syrian child in an Amman neighbourhood in July.
The victim bled profusely and was rushed to hospital after which police were alerted about the assault (Shutterstock/File)
October 17, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
A shepherd, who bit off a chunk of the ear of his wife’s former boss following a hearing of a labor-related case in Dubai, has been jailed for six months.
D'melo has one wish before he does so – to meet Sheikh Mohammed and personally gift him an album that he has made with 375 photos (Youtube/KT)
October 17, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, is deeply loved and looked up to all over the world, but Filipe D’melo takes things to a whole other level.
The incident that shocked the nation is being treated as a human trafficking case (Shutterstock/File)
October 16, 2017 - 07:39 GMT
Security authorities in Kuwait have arrested four people for forcing 26 Asian men to work in massage parlors, wear women’s clothes and provide “special services.”
(AFP/File)
October 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Jordanians are having a truly critical debate in order to understand why Jordan — and therefore themselves — is now facing an uphill and arduous journey to address some serious economic challenges.
The man is placed under police custody and authorities are now investigating the incident (Shutterstock/File)
October 15, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
A young Arab man tried to end his life by overdosing on anti-epileptic drugs after he allegedly saw his girlfriend with another guy, an official at Sharjah Police said on Sunday.
The exact age of old people in most Arab countries cannot be easily verified due to the absence of formal birth records at that time (Shutterstock/File)
October 15, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
“I eat dates and drink camel milk,” 111-year-old Khunaifar Al Dhiyabi, a Saudi national, said when asked about the secret of his long life.
The UAE currently ranks 25th internationally for the efficiency of its judicial system and 33rd on the Rule of Law Index (Shutterstock/File)
October 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
By 2021, the UAE judicial system will see a smart leap as it plans to provide electronic trials without courtrooms; video-conferencing during court hearings; and real-time translations in court proceedings via a screen.
Courtesy: Dubai Police
October 14, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Brigadier Ali Al Shamali, Director of Correctional and Punitive Establishments Department, Dubai Police, said they were keen to give a chance for inmates to develop their ideas and suggestion on how to spend their time inside the jail.
US President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2017.
Brendan Smialowski / AFP
October 14, 2017 - 11:29 GMT
"UAE has announced its full support to the US President Donald Trump’s strategy of dealing with Iran’s policies."
The defendant had “liked” the text and wanted to send it to a friend for humour, but he mistakenly sent it to another person who reported him to the security bodies, which resulted in his arrest. /Shutterstock
October 14, 2017 - 11:13 GMT
A State Security Court (SSC) in Jordan on Wednesday acquitted a defendant who was charged with recruiting people to fight with armed groups in Syria by sending messages over social media.