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Great unveiling: Iranian women ditching their head scarves on Facebook

Great unveiling: Iranian women ditching their head scarves on Facebook

In some ways, the social police in Iran have become less suffocating in recent decades. Unmarried men and women now date, and sometimes even live together. Meanwhile, Facebook may be illegal, but the government generally ignores the 4 million Iranians who ...

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Kadhafi son Saadi asks Libyans for forgiveness in prison video

Kadhafi son Saadi asks Libyans for forgiveness in prison video

TRIPOLI: Slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi’s son Saadi has asked Libyans for forgiveness in an interview released by prison authorities three weeks after his extradition from neighbouring Niger. The videotaped interview, which was aired by state television late Thursday, was filmed by ...

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Saudi doctor wins International Women of Courage Award

Saudi doctor wins International Women of Courage Award

ISLAMABAD: A Saudi doctor has been chosen as one of 10 winners of the International Women of Courage Award, according to local media. Maha Al-Muneef is a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases and the executive director of the National Family ...

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Syrian girl stoned to death for using Facebook

Syrian girl stoned to death for using Facebook

Rakka, Syria: A young girl was stoned to death by sunni-militant groups in Syria for operating Facebook account. Fatoum Al-Jassem was taken to a Sharia court after she was caught using the social networking website, in Rakka, Syria. The Sharia ...

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300,000-year-old fire-pit found in Israel

300,000-year-old fire-pit found in Israel

Humans may have used fire as a social focus 300,000 years ago. Full of ash and charred bones, the 6.5 feet wide hearth discovered in the Qesem Cave, 11 miles east of Tel Aviv, could help archaeologists learn more about ...

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$1m aid sent to Pakistani families hit by cold snap

$1m aid sent to Pakistani families hit by cold snap

Under directives from UAE President, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE is providing humanitarian aid to Pakistani families suffering from a severe cold snap. The UAE Project to Assist Pakistan (UAEPAP) has begun distribution of 1,600 tonnes of ...

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UAE President suffers stroke, has surgery

UAE President suffers stroke, has surgery

AP The state news agency of the United Arab Emirates says the country’s president has suffered a stroke and undergone surgery. The official WAM news agency reported Saturday that Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan is now “stable,” citing a ...

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State memorial for Israel former PM Sharon begins

State memorial for Israel former PM Sharon begins

AFP JERUSALEM: A state memorial for the late Israeli premier Ariel Sharon got under way at the parliament in Jerusalem on Monday in the presence of Israeli and foreign dignitaries. The ceremony, which was being held in the plaza outside the Knesset, began with ...

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Khalifa heads to Pakistan on private visit

Khalifa heads to Pakistan on private visit

Shaikh Khalifa seen off by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Ain: His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, ...

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Former Palestinian PM, driver pulled over for speeding; detained

Former Palestinian PM, driver pulled over for speeding; detained

West Bank police stopped vehicle carrying Ahmed Qurei after it was measured driving at a speed of 145 kilometers per hour. West Bank police and IDF troops on Saturday pulled over the vehicle carrying former Palestinian Authority prime minister Ahmed ...

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