Australians grapple with new ID rule for takeaway booze

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australians love a beer, but sometimes it crosses the line into problem drinking Citizens in Australia’s Northern Territory now need to produce photographic ID if they want to buy takeaway alcohol, it’s reported. This means that more than 1,000 people living in the country’s northernmost state will be unable [...]

The most sacred site in Islam is tweeting

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright AFP An account named after Islam’s most sacred site has joined Twitter and it has its own emoji. The Kaaba, which means “cube” in English, is a stone building located in the centre of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It serves as the “qibla”, the direction that all Muslims across the [...]

Swedish security guard Abu Kevin delights Arab world

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright SE plus عربي Image caption Security guard Abu Kevin was filmed speaking fluent Arabic at a checkpoint in Sweden We all know the feeling – you’re abroad, people are speaking a foreign language, and out of the blue something reminds you of home. For one Iraqi man in Sweden that encounter was with [...]