May 14, 2013
An apocalyptic image of how far the Syria conflict has mutated- a rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into it; Turkey's Erdogan remains a calm voice; and the controversial words of an Egyptian general.
Anthony was just an average Lebanese young man and that's why his amazing run in The Voice in France left many feeling deep pride; Turkish bombings linked to Banias suspect; American Bedu is gravely ill; and Thomas Friedman misses the mark on Yemen.
May 13, 2013
"Detaining women inside their houses will not make a better community, but instead it will sanctify its mistakes"; Education requires teacher involvement; for women, every pound and kilo counts! and making Arabic font cool again.
Ziad Doueiri had his award-winning film "The Attack" banned in Lebanon,and he believes the culprit is the Arab League; witches in the Kingdom of Saudi? ex-coalition Leader in Syria speaks; and love for mothers on this day.
May 12, 2013
Maradona again showed his love and support to the Palestinian people by raising high the flag over his head as the ambassador of the Dubai Sports Council; Yemen remembers "Massacre of the Cabinet", and drones may be done in Pakistan.
The KSA government to allow a woman's gym to open and finally the ladies of Saudi can get their aerobics on! Certain unspoken rules for bloggers; Syria takes its war to Turkey; and will the next batch of MPs in Egypt be burnt too?
May 11, 2013
After looking at all the criteria involved in becoming a candiate for Iranian president, one writer sees it more as finding the best mouthpiece for the Ayatollah: America's motives in Syria; and technology is ruining the finer things in life.
May 9, 2013
When you decide again to open your wallet to throw a coin to a beggar, remember that this charity could cost another child’s life; in memory of Helmi Habbab; Obama's “red line” changes to “white flag”; and the safest app with your information is Twitter.
From eye witness accounts, Ali at-Kayyali is responsible for the slaughter of entire neighborhoods, both young and old; Yemeni protestors and the nature of the emerging political transition; and a campaign for a domestic abuse campaign in Egypt.
May 8, 2013
This month (15th May) marks the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba - 'Catastrophe'. Will Israelis empathize with Palestinians this year? A good use of a horn in Jordan; some Western journalists in Syria fail; and more on the 'Homophobic Raid' in Dekwaneh.
Be on the alert in Lebanon for anyone selling boxes of chocolate out of their car- those sweets are hot! More MB ministers in the government; Viper goes to the desktop; political basketball; and a somber Easter in Egypt.
May 7, 2013
One blogger is in shock over the difference between their slow service compared to the crazy-fast service at Jordan's new airport; Dubai police and their super cars; Freedom of press not quite yet; and Lebanese football becomes political.
The present U.S. administration claims to be focusing on improving its image in the MIddle East. So far, it is not working; most phones to be illegal in Lebanon; ten Free Android apps; and who are you with, Israel or Assad?
May 6, 2013
Bakdash is a landmark in the Syrian capital, serving the Arab world's most famous ice cream since 1895. And now they've fled the violence; Yemen youth take action; Israel strikes Syria twice; and how to help Americans can help the Syrian refugees.
"Ink on the Side" is a blog by Lebanese cartooninst Sareen Akharjalian who finds humor in her cultures own idiosyncrasies; the numbers on drone stikes for April; blowhards on Syria; and a major salafi faction criticizes Jabhat al-Nosra.