December 11, 2011
A review of "Asmaa", an Egyptian film that shows the human face of AIDS in contemporary Egypt; See Tahrir for yourself via dynamic panorama; Israel is threatening to cut the water supply in Gaza; Google's voice search goes Arabic; One health blogger suggests health books as viable Christmas presents.
Newt Gingrich gets the Dr. Seuss treatment; the winners of the first phase of the Egyptian elections listed; the future of Wikileaks analyzed; 10 tips to improve your reading skills; DIY your Christmas gift cards this holiday season.
December 10, 2011
Amongst all the bad news are a few gems of good news, and 2011 can deliver both good and bad it turns out; When food gets politically destructive; Simplifying the still alien Twitter; Digital Arab Women's Rights; And Palestine's Speed Sisters are Road-Runners!
December 8, 2011
In remembrance, we look back on the First Intifada from today's protesting times; Al-Assad is not a "crazy person" in interview; The Guardian goes Arabic; Oath to Zionism is deemed unacceptable; How about a New Month resolution instead?
Joseph and Mary's Facebook nativity story; Bethlehem, the Home of Christmas: Top Destinations; A Palestinian and an Israeli call for having those difficult conversations; A Jordanian blogger voices his opinion on transparency.
December 7, 2011
One Jordanian blogger states that what defines Jordan as "different" is its Royals' approachability and openness; Google promotes entrepreneurship in Egypt; Creativity and knowledge: a marriage made in marketing heaven.
Further criticisms of al-Subhi's controversial study on the effects of female drivers on Saudi Arabian society; Was the bombing near the British embassy in Bahrain just a coincidence? ; A Syrian blogger questions the benefits of the current regime; If we live longer, does religion get harder?
December 6, 2011
What started out as a robbery ends up becoming a good deed; Is Beirut losing its architectural heritage? ; Nokia pairs designers and journalists for a spot of app innovation; Academic Joshua Landis gives run down of Syria's more detailed reports and interviews.
Sawt, a new web app, makes finding Arab indie music easier; Razan Ghazzawi didn't know the political significance of her blog; "The Syrian Dream" gives 21 steps to help the revolution; One academic and writer says that revolution's history is beyond the headlines.
December 5, 2011
Lebanon has less electricity than ever before with some regions reporting 8 minutes per day; Honor killings in the UK get attention; One Israeli prisoner's hunger strike was more effective than thousands of counterpart Palestinian prisoners' cries for help; And a Lebanese designer shares all with learning tips.
As a Tunisian actress reveals some of her assets, we ask Is female nudity becoming a new habit in the Middle East? ; A female blogger arrested on Jordan's borders; Is removing Amman's public benches going to far? ; An American academic questions the U.S.'s arrogance.
December 4, 2011
Women driving in Saudi Arabia is feared internally to lead to all manner of debauchery such as de-flowering, homosexuality and pornography and by keeping female drivers from taking to the roads, KSA is preserving virginity; Zionism turns against American Jews; Saudi scholarship students under the spotlight; On a Syrian state within a state; And 'I am happiest when....'
Are their no human rights for people living in Qatar with AIDs: deporting HIV positive expatriate workers; 2011 renders 45 most powerful images at least; First stage Egyptian election results; Teenagers write their own eulogies and sharing their presentiments for how they will be 'lost' as blogging adults; Boycotting Israeli products to take Apartheid off the menu.
December 3, 2011
Syrians add a newly imposed iPhone ban to their list of grievances by the Syrian Regime; and the UAE celebrates its young age of 40 with a show of national unity; Another 40th for a world-helping hand, MSF; Lebanon's gets added corrupt credentials; And Palestinians from Jaffa live in cramped degraded way; Jordan says its sorry.
December 1, 2011
Lebanese soldiers get competitively macho and blood flows; Circassian heritage is in the details; Palestinian woman inspires to break down walls of desperation.