November 25, 2013
The UN has released on this day a report that sheds light on the increased use of rape, torture and other forms of violence against women in Syria; fisherman in Lebanon ousted from their own piers; and humans and environmental rights in Jordan.
Now that America and Iran seem to be getting along, there's a possible domino effect that could ripple through the region; love hurts; American Music Award winners; a message for the fellas; and Anonymous strikes again.
November 24, 2013
YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan for over a year now and the new hug campaign aims to show that this is not a citizen led ban; UK Ambassador to Lebanon has some fun; war averted in Iran; and Israelis take Bedouin land without their input.
Big phones are all the the rage and HTC is coming into the race a little late with the OneMax. Does it compete or is it still lagging behind? Top Ten antique signs in Amman; and available online, the new Egyptian Constitution.
November 23, 2013
After the the first bomb went off in Lebanon, many gathered near the site only to be hit again by another. Following this guide will help prevent such casualties; Iran aiding relief in Syria; great MENA airline food; and Assad gaining upper hand.
November 22, 2013
Though often the woman is somehow implicated in the sad cases of rape, the reality is that men have not been brought up to know it's all on them; Happy B-day Fairouz; Apple bests Samsung; and the Tahrir Revolution is about the youth.
November 21, 2013
Europeans love the Eighties and when they brought Enya and Van Damme back for a video, I don't think Volvo even knew it would be this awesome, dude; Saudi justice questioned; and Turkish airlines giving startups a fighting chance.
November 20, 2013
Though China and Russia voted against, the UN Draft Resolution focuses on the abuse of human rights. Who wrote the draft? Saudi Arabia; fearful in Libya; quick change artists on KSA flights; and Iran has its own awesome drone.
A group called 'She Wants A Bicycle Now' is challenging Syrians to break with traditional thinking and do something practical to fight traffic; Adults Only in Yemeni theaters; and a Canadian web-hosting company ditchings anyone who's Arab.
November 19, 2013
Just when things couldn't get any sweeter for the tech world, Toshiba busts out a laptop that can be used for a whole 22 hours! the Mohamed Mahmoud protests remembered; and why the Middle East needs France right now.
After a bumpy start to his second season and being taken off the air, Bassem has officially ended his contract with the CBC Network; 3 months for beating a maid; Saudi flooded by heavy rains; and in Gaza, children walk through sewage to get to school.
November 18, 2013
One former member of a left-wing group in Israel shares his story of humiliation and frustration after being profiled as a potential terrorist; there are places for women worse than Egypt; nose jobs at a car show in Dubai; and a pacifist returns to Syria.
Almost one out of every two Saudis who is on the net is also using twitter in one way or another; can you celebrate the Arab way? Russia claiming that U.S ruined the Iran deal; and what you missed last week on Egyptian T.V.
November 17, 2013
Many extremist groups in Syria, Iraq and Iran receive money from wealthy supporters who make their money from selling oil to the West; governments cannot override the will of the people; polio rampant in Syria; and Dubai goes wireless.
The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said the best way to end the growing sectarian violence in the region is for Assad and Maliki to step down; down home Palestinian recipes; no Egypt for Banksy; and one year anniversary of Israel's attack on Gaza.