Blogs Roundup

October 27, 2011

The audio tape is one of the things that your kids, or successors of the coming generations, may not know about.
14:45 GMT
A lot of 'gadgets' of our time or commonplace surroundings are fast becoming alien to the successive generations and our own kids included; Not mature enough to vote; Detention of average Syrian Blogger does not generate headlines that 'Gay Damascus Blogger' attracted; And find the most relaxing spot in your world.
Diverse and free Lebanon, known for its melting pot of political opinion, might just be losing some of its freedoms online.
11:39 GMT
Online censorship is waving its censor's pen threateningly as Lebanon gears up to control online media; The fat of the land: America's richest grow richer; and is Egypt's 'state' responsible for bombing churches rather than securing the homeland?

October 26, 2011

Qatar has been the subject of celebration in the Middle East and wider world for some time, as a trail-blazer of economic prosperity. A closer look might reveal some less 'progressive' stances.
15:00 GMT
Qatar, best known for its successful projects and trailblazing and making ecological inroads on the world map, is a source of pride for the region, playing host to the World Cup 2022, but there may be a seedier underbelly; Video projects are the way forward; and Egyptians secure their rights post revolution.
Lebanese mating rituals seem to be a source of fascination for many in the Arab world.
10:28 GMT
Ivy says not: Some Lebanese single girls may not be considering every possible dating candidate a future husband- they are not (necessarily) husband obsessed predators; To 'Don't' List!; and try these 10 reasons not to honor Israel.

October 25, 2011

A legendary Egyptian film star of the 'Hollywood of the East': Omar El-Hariri 1925-2011
15:00 GMT
Marking the death of a great Egyptian classic film star; The Gaddafis are buried in secret location; Discover the preliminary Tunisian election results; And Lebanon's 'baby' Hariri weeps over Prince Sultan of KSA.
Two and a half men: is it hated or loved?
12:28 GMT
One Kuwaiti blogger lends us his navigator around the latest fads in American TV; When fishing from Gaza drags up something bigger and nastier than your average fish; And why Libya plumping for an Islamic state contravenes democracy in 'this' case.

October 24, 2011

Tunisia tastes first elections in the new post revolution era
14:04 GMT
Tunisia lays the foundation for a new Arab political system, forging the Arab Spring into its next phase, as it goes to the polls for the first time since the Revolution; Turkey tries to find its feet on shaken foundations post Eastern Earthquake; Palestinian prisoners take advantage of freedom with a romantic head-start; And Mrs. Assad perspective of her husband's crackdown.
Mahmoud Jibril, LIbya's interim ruler unveils a freed and Islamic plan for new Libya that embraces polygamy as an Islamic life-choice and re-embraces Islamic banking.
10:29 GMT
Will Islam be the Libyan way forward for the liberated and re-born Libya; Obesity is a world-wide killer; Rest in Peace Prince Sultan, while Saudi-aired TV soaps take three days off air as the Kingdom mourns its loss; And from Pharaohs to Arab Spring.

October 23, 2011

What Bush started, Obama is finishing off. The Iraq War pull-out, 2011.
22:33 GMT
The US is finally cutting the military chord with Iraq by pulling out its troops; While in the region Turkey has a devastating earthquake leaving at least a thousand dead; Prisoners escape in the chaos and Armenia expresses its sympathies for Turkey's calamity; Tunisia's revolutionary elections produce record women constituent results for the Middle East.
Ariel Sharon went into his coma in 2006. Many things have happened since then in the Middle Eastern landscape: 
The Lebanon Summer war for one, and more currently, the Arab Spring. Mubarak is ousted, Gaddafi is dead. His sworn enemy Palestine wants statehood.
14:41 GMT
On Ariel Sharon's weight loss while in coma, and finger reflexes showing signs of life; Syria should ban mirrors, suggests a blogger; Why 'we' write and why George Orwell 'wrote'; Facebook posting 'crimes' are still being punished in post-Mubarak Egypt; Whose side are they on anyway - Christian Arabs vilified & manipulated by the Western & Arab press; And Jordan's economy.
Celebrating newly-wedded bliss. Whether for love or convenience, the day of marriage does not always tell of the days ahead.
10:19 GMT
Love and marriage may go hand in hand - but consider the merits of arrangements & convenience in this computer analogy; When 'Marry me' does not disclose the first wife; Is Libya a job well done? Who is next in line to the Saudi throne; 'Foreign' plots to expose Saudi poverty come undone but this blogger is not convinced; And Tunisia's first Arab Spring election.

October 22, 2011

Mother and daughter, Aisha and Safia, share in their grief for father Gaddafi, and brother Muttassem. They witnessed,
together with the world-web-watching community, the last breaths their father and brother/ son took.
13:51 GMT
The trials and tribulations of being the daughter or wife of the former dead and now refrigerated dictator of Libya; Tracking down the rest of the Gaddafi clan; Gaddafi's very last words; and avoiding an awkward show-down pantomime trial.

October 19, 2011

Image source: the News Tribe. Fined for applying make-up mid-driving.
17:00 GMT
Perhaps Saudi ladies driving with the face-veil might be less likely to commit the offense of applying facial make-up while driving; Counting the costs of the prisoner-Shalit ransom exchange and the whiff of racism it exposed everywhere; Cheap and cheerful tablets; And Apple reviews its finances.
13:51 GMT
How speaking of poverty in Saudi Arabia hits a raw nerve; Hebron greets its own 'hostage' prisoners and gives them a Palestinian welcoming; While Israel is not happy with the Egyptian interview of their returned 'son'; Very enlightening 'inside' exclusive religious survey of Egypt; and how to say NO.

October 18, 2011

21:19 GMT
As Israel appeases hunger strikers by agreeing to an end to solitary confinement internment; Palestinian prisoners take 'first supper' as hunger strike is suspended; Feeling unworthy of love; Social Media like Journalism has rules of engagement - 5 Ws, 1 H; Having writer's block, read on; Tunisia's upcoming elections could teach Lebanon a lesson; & Beautiful old city Damascus.