Palmyra's ancient Temple of Bel is still standing despite a bid by the Islamic State group to blow it up, Syria's antiquities chief says.
An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government forces in Yemen kills 31 people in the northern province of Hajjah.
A muezzin in Egypt faces disciplinary action for changing the traditional call to prayer to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook".
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One Egyptian's take on the traditional enemy
Peter Greste reacts to the al-Jazeera sentences
More Iranians speak out for disability rights
Debate rages on Twitter over Saudi women's vote
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