Blogs Roundup

February 22, 2012

Like a tattoo, Khader Adnan is marked onto the pages of Palestinian history. (Image source: "")
11:15 GMT
In light of Palestinian hunger striker, Khader Adnan's release date, supporters, activists and family are rejoicing; Sorrow spills over over the death of Syrian online activist Rami Ahmad Al Sayid; Tunisian journalists have a big responsibility towards change.

February 21, 2012

Intestines- Mightier than the pen and the sword.
19:01 GMT
“The Battle of empty Intestines"- In light of Khader Adnan's struggle, here's a history of hunger strikers in Palestine; Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh bids adieu, but have we seen the last of him? ; The Foreign Guide to the Maneuvering Beirut's city streets; Does the Arab Spring have room for an Algerian revolution?
Twitter censorship: Kuwaiti Mohammad al-Mulaifi is not the first and won't be the last to be arrested for 'controversial' tweets. (image source: "")
09:06 GMT
Due to a remark deemed anti-Shia, Kuwaiti Mohammad al-Mulaifi has been detained. He's not the first or the last to be arrested due to Twitter's censorship minefield; The Arab Spring was a secularist failure; Lebanese menus get pescatarian for Lent; Lebanese celebrity weddings.

February 20, 2012

The sands of time may rip at this flag, but the resolve of the Libyan people remains.
13:34 GMT
With one of the most bizarre dictators, Libya can celebrate its freedom one year on from the revolution; Morocco's main telecom provider blocks Skype; Egypt's NGO controversy- Has the U.S. gone too far? ; More of that Middle Eastern "flowery behavior".
The Syrian flag hangs hight, but is still surrounded by unrest- on- and offline.
09:06 GMT
Syria's ordeals is going on beyond its ravaged streets and hidden shelters. These battles are extended to the intangible online world. From arrested bloggers to pro-regime trolls, these bloggers lament, contemplate and discuss all things Syria.

February 19, 2012

Even FBI agents do a "whoopsie". Luckily, Obama made it safe and sound to the G20 Summit in France.
14:03 GMT
A Lebanese man working in a French cafe managed to save Obama's France visit security dossier from getting into the wrong hands; Arming the Syrian Free Army- yay or nay? ; Playing the dumb foreigner won't get you out of domestic abuse charges- who knew! ; Books- a love story; Are smart women just settling?
A special 'massage' device in 1960's Lebanon uncovered- shown for illustrative purposes.
09:59 GMT
A rare find on the streets of Lebanon gives good vibrations; The new child custody laws of Jordan; Is Islamic hegemony overwhelming Egypt's non-Muslim community? ; The awkward moment when Microsoft's new logo is made on a Mac- one blogger discovers; Kuwait shows its love of vintage cars.

February 18, 2012

Razan Ghazzawi was arrested at work, according to her sister Nadine. (Image source: "")
06:30 GMT
As the Syrian regime clutches at straws, iconic Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi is arrested again; Revered and beloved journalist Anthony Shadid passed away in Syria; The Lebanese Civil War is over and the electricity still isn't back; Fashion Recessionista Arab-style.

February 16, 2012

Hosni Mubarak on a gurney, Suzanne Mubarak possibly under house arrest- these two have probably seen better Valentine's Days.
14:54 GMT
Egyptian Valentine's Day jokes from the heart of the revolution; Israelis make inappropriate comments about Palestinian children deaths on Facebook; Saudi humor T-shirts, ranging from cool to laugh out loud funny; Beirut's night time activities revealed; Friendship- that everlasting love.
Khader Adnan was not the first and will not be the last to be imprisoned for reasons unknown- shown for illustrative purposes.
09:58 GMT
Self-sacrifice is nothing new to the Holy Land. Palestinian Prisoner, Khader Adnan, is on Day 61- and counting- of his hunger strike, wasting away for unjust imprisonment; Syrian smartphones can't outsmart censoring software; The CIA Country Infiltration Guide- unofficially.

February 15, 2012

This isn't the first time that Google has found itself in a less than savory position in the complex world of international relations.
14:29 GMT
Adding to its banning wish list, Iran has blocked more of Google's products, including YouTube and Gmail; Caricatures via banners should be the next big thing; Breakfast dessert could help you lose weight, studies say; Lost your passport in Jordan? Here's a how-to-guide on dealing with this monumentally irritating situation.
Passion. Strife. Separation. Tragedy. Just another day in Middle Eastern Romantic folklore. (Image source: "")
11:48 GMT
Shakespeare isn't the only one to master romantic tragedy. It has been the bread and olive oil of Arab folklore for centuries; What you didn't know about female genital mutilation; The Lebanese are ranked #6 on the list of most romantic around the world; Feb 14 or Hariri Day? ; Palestine Press Photos from across history.

February 14, 2012

One year on: Bahrain is still the least fiery of the revolutions.
14:37 GMT
It is one year today since the 'Bahraini' Spring. Activists and citizens alike wonder, will this undercooked revolution reach full ignition? ; Playing the Valentine's Day blame game: Blame it on yourself, not religion; Battered, but unshaken: The Syrian resistance keeps powering through; Interview with an Egyptian Presidential Candidate.
Even Israeli apartheid will not put a damper on Valentine's Day in Palestine.
10:30 GMT
Israeli apartheid may stand in the way of love geographically, but not in spirit; Lebanese February 14th memes; Palestinian refugees are not getting any more love from UNRWA this year; Demonstrations Jordanian-style; Kuwait implements public smoking ban- maybe.

February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day or Single Awareness Day? Depends on what side of the crumpled wrapping paper you're looking at.
13:58 GMT
Your guide to surviving the glare and stigma of Single Awareness Day, the one day of the year dedicated to making singles feel worthless; One woman's experience marrying a closeted gay man; Your guide to writing about Salfis; 10 Photos that represent the Arab Spring.