Blogs Roundup

June 18, 2014

Facebook introduces Slingshot, a whole new way to look at media sharing with friends.
23:13 GMT
Slingshot, the new iOS and Android app from the Facebook Creative Labs, puts a new twist on ephemeral photo and video sharing; the ISIS boys have a secret playbook; and understanding fully the history of Iraq's Sunnis.
Miguel Layun is a Mexican player with Lebanese heritage playing in the World Cup. (GlamRoz)
15:30 GMT
Lebanon fell short of making it to the World Cup, but Mexico has on their team Miguel Layun, a Mexican player of Lebanese heritage; Obama thinking about dropping some bombs; and Kuwait Airways is downsizing so employees are 'quitting'.

June 17, 2014

Is being Jewish and living in Palestine something to expect in the near future?
21:55 GMT
Dorit Naaman is Jew who thinks Zionism is something that should remain in history and the trend should move towards inclusion of everyone into Palestine; Facebook page calls for hourly killings of Palestinians; and Israeli TV airs in Lebanon.
The brains behind the rise of ISIS may just be Bashar Assad himself.
17:41 GMT
Nothing could make Assad look better than his arch enemies raising Cain all over the Middle East. Perhaps that's why he's done nothing wiht the ISIS; the world's smallest earbuds and a US Iraq War veteran speaks out against his country's politicians.

June 16, 2014

Amal Alamuddin joined Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Anti-Rape Summit.
10:40 GMT
Human rights lawyer and Clooney fiancée Amal Alamuddin joined Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Anti-Rape Summit; Once again, it seems violence will prevail In Israel; and social media unblocked in Iraq.. for now.
Ink on the Side mocks the typical Lebanese guy and his life experience.
09:49 GMT
This comic is perhaps the most epic, shot-to-the-heart jab 'Ink on the Side' has ever taken at her community. Fellas, be warned- this one hurts; Lebanon to get most of population online in 2014; and some Iraqis are fine with the ISIS.

June 15, 2014

Dr. Iqbal El Asaad is the youngest doctor in the world.
23:39 GMT
Out of Lebanon comes Palestinian refugee Dr.Iqbal El Asaad, the youngest ever licensed doctor as confirmed by the Guinness World Records; Kuwait has a lot of rich people; and June 21st is the day to show solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners.
Sen. John McCain has spoken out recently about the Iraq situation.
07:50 GMT
Iraq is in shambles now more than ever so this serves as a platform for every blowhard to tell the world what's wrong. We'd prefer they just shut up; a 5 year-old Syrian boy raped and killed in Lebanon; and Saudi shows their ignorance once again.

June 14, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads the new Palestinian unity government. (AFP)
22:27 GMT
Three Israeli teens, who study in the West Bank, have even missing since Thursday night. How will the new Fatah-Hamas government respond? A couple falls off a balcony, dies while having sex and uber-feminists attack!

June 13, 2014

JLo on stage for 2014's opening World Cup Ceremonies (YouTube)
23:14 GMT
MIllions of fans from all over the world got to see JLo shaking it in a fantastic dress by a Lebanese designer. Get the full story here; Lord, what can be done about the harassment of women in Egypt; and judgement day could be confusing.

June 12, 2014

The official flag of the ISIS in Syria.
23:33 GMT
In little over a year, ISIS has managed to become the strongest faction fighting in Syria’s civil war and now they run a third of Iraq; Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah gets 15 years; and Lumia Windows phones now ion the Middle East.
The fellas from 22 Jump Street (flixist)
09:28 GMT
Just when we thought there couldn't be another comedy sequel that bombs, 22 Jump Street comes along and totally blows us away! A woman kills her maid in Kuwait and gets no punishment whatsoever; and a wedding proposal done right in an airport.

June 11, 2014

Anonymous plans to hack beIN Sports, the Qatari network broadcasting the World Cup.
22:44 GMT
In the Middle East, if people want to watch World Cup games, they have to pay for a subscription to beIN Sports. Anonymous thinks this is wrong so they're gonna attack; a place for Lebanese lovers of German football; and the World Cup whiners won in Beirut.

June 10, 2014

The World Cup could serve as a peace symbol for the Lebanese.
21:30 GMT
The Maronite Patriarch, Hezbollah's Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, and many more will gather together to watch football; a short film captures the temptation of being an Israeli informant; and laws won't fix Tahrir rapes.
Maha Bahnassy is the news anchor who laughed about women being assaulted. (Facebook)
20:55 GMT
Maha Bahnassy is a female anchor for Tahrir TV and she had a hearty laugh while reporting on the women assaulted in Tahrir square; is Viper really an Israeli spy tool? Right Said Fred burns Assad; and militants take over another Iraqi city.