An Ailing Ayatollah? Iran's Supreme Leader may be gravely ill
Where in the world is the Ayatollah Khomeini?
Reports indicate Khamenei may be chronically ill
Iran's Supreme Leader may be suffering from a serious illness- he's not showing his face and didn't even offer his customary greeting to Iranian pilgrims as they set off for Mecca for the Shiite religious festival of Ghadeer.
Source: Uskowi on Iran
Assad needs personal safety guarantees – Russia
Who's got Assad's back? Medvedev said Assad might be worried by the fates suffered by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak - who was overthrown and put on trial - and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, who met a grisly death after being ousted from power.
Source: Arab Saga
VIDEO: Saudi Man Beats Worker for “Talking to his Wife”
Twitterers chime in on a the video. "That video of Saudi beating the foreign worker is just so so so horrifying. Countries shouldn't allow their citizens to go there..."
Source: Global Voices Online
In Translation: Egypt heading outside history
Egypt’s current problem is that it is moving along a path leading outside of history, and one fears that Egypt will drag the Arab world along with it in the end.
Source: The Arabist
Can Starbucks Do for Tea What it Did for Coffee?
Ever had a White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos or a Strawberry Blush Rosé Oolong tea? Starbucks hope that you will in the near future.
Source: No Garlic No Onions