Blogs Roundup

September 17, 2014

Bono, the lead singer for Irish rock band U2 , sings to the crowd.
16:33 GMT
Apparently Apple dropped 100 million bucks on the new U2 album so they can give it away for free to their customers but some don't want it; how is a closet sized bathroom at all useful? and twelve things to do in Beirut before October.
Yazidi women from Iraq mourn the losses caused by ISIL.
07:29 GMT
Foreign journalists all confirm that thousands of Yazidi women are being used a sex slaves by ISIL but if Obama keeps his word, help is on the way; Kurds may decide to annex Northern Iraq; and Sisi commands people to give charity to his government.

September 16, 2014

A block of swiss cheese. (Wikipedia)
10:41 GMT
To get Egypt and Saudi's support, the U.S. must condemn the Muslim Brotherhood, even though most rebel groups support the MB, except Iran, whom America loathes; Egyptian blogger a free man; Kuwait bans another book; and an Israel protest in Amsterdam.
The iOS 8 is the newest operating system for Apple's media devices.
05:02 GMT
The new iOS 8 upgrade coming to Apple devices links activity from the phones to the iPad and the desktop for continual usage and priceless family sharing; the pictures of the week are memorable; and does the "Giver' live up to its name?

September 15, 2014

The flag belonging to the Gulf state Qatar.
11:42 GMT
"The worst that can then be said of Qatar is that it is supporting regional groups to augment its own regional influence", just like every other country; marriage advice from dad falls on deaf ears; do they really count steps? and the anti-Israel hit list.
A scuba diver in the Mediterranean sea. (Shutterstock)
07:08 GMT
Ahmed Gabr has been training for 4 years to beat the record with a 15 hour dive that will 'break the frontiers of our knowledge of how the human body can survive at such depths'; 'Let’s Be Cops' or let's not; and 15 Palestinians drown fleeing Israeli siege of Gaza.

September 14, 2014

An ISIL fighter carries a flag.
10:27 GMT
Balint Szlanko for Syria Comment showed how that when the ISIL fighters face any kind of organized and balanced opposition, they can't hold their own; Syrians experiencing increasing racism in Lebanon; and Jabhat al-Nusra is the newest Savior in Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
07:53 GMT
Egypt won't send soldiers, Jordan is staying quiet, and Turkey has practically boarded up their airport so the US can't use it; Lebanon has their share of ISIL militants; war crimes by Israel? Not according to the PA; and Osama is not a popular name in America.

September 13, 2014

Two college girls tell their parents they are atheists with a sign.
09:13 GMT
Despite laws against apostasy and the general Arabic idea that atheists are infidels, the trend is changing and more non-believers are finding a voice; Cheney is back at it again; really Humanity, really? Have you seen Gaza? and unfortunately, watches are back.

September 11, 2014

The excessive use of makeup is just one of the ways some Arab women take fashion a little too far. (YouTube)
12:00 GMT
Ivy the blogger brings a second addition of the female fashion faux pas that she sees among her Arabian friends; Israel admits killing their own soldier who was taken hostage by Hamas; and censorship in Lebanon has begun.
A child being murdered in America is just as likely in Iraq.
07:40 GMT
According to a new report by UNICEF, the chances of a child being killed in cold blood is just as likely to happen in America as in Iraq; orphanage director gets three years for beating kids; and Syrians in Lebanon are being randomly beaten for being Syrian.

September 10, 2014

President Obama pauses to think while giving a speech.
10:00 GMT
What is already clear about Obama's approach to ISIS is that it will not involve ground troops and will take time. What else will be revealed today? Surviving incest; Kuwait holding auditions for theater productions; and the people you'll see at the Beirut Airport.
Along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple revealed their new Apple Watch.
06:15 GMT
One Arab techie blogger says the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are amazing but the real Apple Watch is something that is truly out-of-this world great! For IS to be stopped, Iran must be controlled as well; and the reason Arabs 'hate' each other is multi-faceted.

September 9, 2014

On the show The Luck of the Draw, Sefer Çalınak explained calmly that he “accidentally” killed his first wife. (Global Voices)
12:00 GMT
After a dating show contestant 'mentioned' he killed his wives, Seda Sayan hosted the murderer on her morning show and controversy ensued; Lebanese MP spends the evening with dozens of supermodels; and no land for Palestinians says Sisi.
Protestors burn a mock copy of the ISIS flag (Photo: AFP-Anwar Amro)
07:07 GMT
Lebanese Christians and Muslims have shown their hate for IS by burning its flag but all the government cares about is the desecration of 'Allah's' name'; the eight responses every parent gives their children; and Sara El Khatib's final words.