An Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.


Etihad Airways unveils its first Airbus A380

"Herbert C" has refashioned himself from being the head of feared bank robbery gang that killed dozens into a musical icon -- and now also a Youtube senstation.


Bank robber turns into a jailhouse rock star

A picture shows Christmas lights during the "Luci d'Artista" (Artist's Lights of Salerno) event in Salerno, southern Italy.


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People of peace Child rights activists Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousufzai (Pakistan) shared the 2014 Nobel Prize for peace

Nobel-winning ideas that changed the world

An exhibition aims to educate people about how prize winners have contributed to society

Loujain Hathloul drove her car from the UAE to the Saudi Arabian border in early December to protest the ban on women drivers and released a video of it, but she was detained for six days by Saudi authorities for defying the ban

Saudi women gear up to fight driving ban

Many more Saudi women are finding novel ways to persuade authorities to allow them to drive

A man clears the snow from his vehicle following heavy snowfall at Kufri, some 17 Kmls from Shimla.

Fog and snow affect life in northern India

Seasonal heavy fog and cold weather is taking hold in northern India.

Shaikh Ahmad Al Gamdi, former head of the religious police in Makkah, pictured with his wife (left) and an unidentified woman.

Saudi niqab issue kicks up social storm

'Embarassing' picture leaked as scholars call for rational debate over hot-button issue

Etisalat page compromised

Etisalat website 'hacked', service now restored

Service was temporarily disrupted on Thursday morning when browsers were redirected to Chinese site

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