Goodbye Sabah, and hello Black Friday. Check out what's new in the Middle East in this week's week in review:

Sabah dead at 87

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With about 3,000 songs and more than 80 Arab films, it was virtually impossible to turn on the radio in the morning without stumbling upon one of her songs. Sabah - one of the Arab world's most prolific entertainers with a career spanning more than six decades - died on Wednesday. She was 87-years-old.

"Lebanon and the Arab world lost a valuable artist with the demise of the great diva Sabah, whose departure from this world turned a page on our bright cultural heritage," Prime Minister Tammam Salam was quoted as saying.

Diner in Libya Bombed After Employee Jizzed in the Food

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I don't really know how to feel about this. On the one hand, a diner was bombed and an employee shot several times while trying to escape. On the other hand, the employee was MASTURBATING IN THE FOOD (and he's HIV+).

Read more on this bizarre story here.

Yemen About to Become a Failed State

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According to one officer's account: General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar arrived in a motorcade at the general staff headquarters and entered the building shouting, “Treason! Treason!” He grabbed some documents from a desk and left in a hurry. Half an hour later, the commander of the 4th Brigade Presidential Security turned up, collected his car and sped away.

Yemen's army has reached a critical position where the country's tribal, sectarian and regional splits are fueling the army to split. Yemen’s capital was already surrendered by 100,000 Republican Guards to some 5,000 Houthi fighters on September 21 and it doesn't look like it's getting better any time soon.

Read more here.

Black Friday Coming to Lebanon

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While it's true that Khoury Home's campaign isn't anywhere near that of the US' Black Friday spectacle, something has been set in motion, and I have a feeling that everyone will love the outcome. Black Friday is happening from November 28 to 30 at Khoury Home with discounts of up to 50 percent. Let's hope other retailers follow the example.

Security Forces Reopen Saifi Road by Force

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The families of the abducted soldiers raised the bar on Friday as they packed and closed Saifi Road near downtown Beirut. Security Forces stepped in and forced them out of the protest using force and high pressure water hoses. Security tried to stop the press from taping anything, and a woman was transferred to a hospital after she passed out.

Read more here.

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