Blogs Roundup

October 5, 2014

Google is developing an instant messaging app to be released in India.
08:45 GMT
So even though Google Plus has not taken down the Goliath called Facebook, this has not stopped them from trying to take out WattsApp; Kurdish troops need more help; the many ways to prepare dates; and VP Biden starts something with Turkey.

October 4, 2014

Palestinians celebrate the Eid by making sweet pastries.
09:45 GMT
Many of our Arab bloggers have taken the time to wish a holiday blessing to the many readers who are celebrating the Islamic holiday 'Eid al Adha'. One gives some suggestions on how to spend the time and another shares what to buy in Medina for those on the Haj.

October 3, 2014

A Palestinian man stands in front of al Aqsa Mosque..
21:07 GMT
Arabs living among Jews have had 33 years to prepare for this showdown yet they know that on their Eid, they will be persecuted by some Kippur celebrants; 13 million dollars for Clooney's wedding; and the rules set by ISIS for teaching are insane.

October 2, 2014

Members of the U.S. Congress gather for a session.
08:00 GMT
In 2014, Congress cut over 8 billion dollars of the food stamp budget yet they have no problem with the war on ISIL in Iraq and Syria, which could cost up to $22 bn a year; going nuts in the airport; Israeli settlers always win; and Amal Alamuddin is amazing.

October 1, 2014

Dr. Farid Fata plead guilty to charges of Medicare fraud.
14:10 GMT
Dr. Farid Fata pleads guilty to knowingly giving terminally ill and healthy patients unnecessary chemotherapy in order to con Medicare; Sisi still really dislikes gays; and after forming a new government in Afghanistan, U.S. troops to stay.
The Djosser Pyramid is the oldest in Egypt is is reportedly deteriorating fast.
07:39 GMT
Al-Masry Al-Youm published a report showing tons of rocks falling off of the Djosser Pyramid, the oldest in Egypt but Sisi says it's just Brotherhood propaganda; drones are Obamas legacy, not health care; and Lebanese singer Tania Saleh sending mixed political messages.

September 30, 2014

Palestinians rally in support of Hamas.
11:20 GMT
Benjamin Netanyahu recently told those gathered at the UN that any "Islamic Militant' group is the same. Here's why Hamas is nothing like ISIL; there are some things that only work in Beirut; and what's hot in Amman this week.
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in "Gone Girl".
04:38 GMT
After David Fincher's successful run with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” , the director chose to remake a novel casting Ben Affleck in the main role. Ballsy; the greatest Lebanese achievement- snagging Clooney; and even Gaza's technology is occupied by Israel.

September 29, 2014

Dr. Charles El Achi is a Lebanese-American who  is a rocket scientist with NASA. (Blog Baladi)
10:29 GMT
Dr. Achi, who led the recent Mars exploration, argues that the United States is a land of freedom and opportunity, where anything is possible and dreams can and do come true; a man falls in the water on camera; and Egyptians hate America on Twitter.
A beautiful Arab woman drinks a cup of coffee.
06:27 GMT
To all the early morning warriors and midnight procrastinators, your lifeblood, the coffee bean. has earned its due respect and today is when we give our thanks; two guys, six tires and one motorcycle; and more pics from Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney’s Wedding.

September 28, 2014

A thumb extender for larger cell phone users. (YouTube)
10:00 GMT
Japanese people aren't blessed with the largest of fingers but they make up for it with ingenuity. Check out this fake thumb that helps anyone navigate a large cellphone screen; Lebanese Army crushes IS motorcycles; and Michelle Bachmann rallies the troops.
Protestors at the Oakland Port. (Charlotte Silver)
06:21 GMT
All sorts of American have joined together to support the humans of Gaza. Labor and Palestine solidarity activists are blocking an Israeli ship in the San Francisco Bay; Maroon 5 is back; which countries like IS? and some Egyptian politicians support the strikes buy the coalition.

September 27, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to a reporter.
15:24 GMT
The military brass in Syria are tickled pink with the air strikes done by the U.S. military and the government owned TV stations are praising Obama; Beirut's last public beach in danger; Clooney's pre-wedding shots; and a pro-Gaza exhibit in Amman.

September 25, 2014

Denzel Washington stars in the action thriller, "The Equalizer".
10:00 GMT
From Branson to Neeson and now Denzel, somehow the story of a regular guy with with a shady past saving the day still makes for a great movie; the most powerful man in Iraq is from Iran; and illegal bird hunting still flourishing in Lebanon.
The Afghanistan President Elect Ashraf Ghani is in a power share with Abdulla Abdullah.
09:00 GMT
Ashraf Ghani is the new president elect after voting in Afghanistan but the reality on the ground is that nothing has really changed; how to access banned websites in Lebanon; which is worse- oppressed or undressed women? And a new festival is coming to Kuwait.