March 1, 2012
If you didn't, you should have. In a time where men did all the asking, Leap Day was the only day where women got down on one knee. Could this tradition be exported to the Middle East? ; Is gender discourse in the Arab Spring being misused? ; Honesty is the only path to true creativity; Lit fans- Some literary events to look forward to.
February 29, 2012
Syria's constitutional referendum invites great participation. Is this leap year the start of something new for Syria? ; Canadian comedian Russel Peters is coming to Lebanon! ; Lebanon- not where the heart is? ; Nablusi Knafa vs. Gazan Knafa- the ultimate showdown!
There are growing demands to release hunger striker Hana Shalabi as her strike reaches the two-week mark; A third Intifada is a growing possibility; Saudi and Qatar relations- it's complicated? ; Spanish media's patriarchal representation of Islam.
February 28, 2012
Israel and the U.S. should keep their finger off the proverbial red button, as an attack on Iran's nuclear reactors could prompt another Chernobyl situation in the Middle East and west Asia; A recap of the situation Syria; A human rights tax should be implemented for using cheap foreign labor; Lebanon in pictures, summed in two different blogs.
People of the Middle East love watching the Academy Awards as much as anybody. So, the Arab blogosphere has been tingling with excitement. From fashion to Academy Award bigotry, here is some of what the Middle East blogging community had to say.
February 27, 2012
11 Lebanese LGBT blogs that are on the rise right now; Tunisia and Egypt have very separate takes on how pornography censorship should be handled; Sukayna- a forgotten Islamic feminist icon.
In light of racist comments from Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols, a blogger highlights Punks Against Apartheid, a group of punks against racism; Saudi Arabia's ban of female sports involvement is doing more damage than good; Insider video of what's going on in Homs! ; Your survival guide to Lent.
February 26, 2012
In today's difficult job market, the size of an organization could play a big role in its methods of job recruitment; The 18-year anniversary of the Hebron Massacre; A diplomat's love affair with calligraphy moves onto Chinese writing; The importance of teaching children to love books.
Google wished Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta a Happy 707th Birthday with a Google Doodle; Has the "Friends of Syria" conference turned into a fiasco? ; Libya's frozen assets raise more than a few questions; Entrapment scandal- involving a sign; A Swiss Army Knife USB!
February 25, 2012
Some of Saudi Arabia's top religious clerics are claiming that protesting in itself as an act goes against Islam; Is there a feminist political party in the pipeline in Lebanon? ; Advertising in Lebanon: hilarious case study or cautionary tale; A Lebanese blogger asked and 39- and counting- answered: what is the Lebanese expat experience?
February 23, 2012
In spite of reports that the Mubarak trial is turning into a complete fiasco, here are some updates on this year's most scrutinized trial; The Syrian dilemma- Why no one is intervening? ; On the other side of the coin: What the international community can do to help Syria.
Saleh's long-standing Vice President remains uncontested in Yemen's elections? Surprise surprise; Is Israel taking advantage of the Arab Spring to destroy Al-Aqsa and surround areas? ; Iranian food- enough said; 10 Survival tips for Arab brides-to-be.
February 22, 2012
Sabotage is one way to get what you want, but should the Syrian resistance be using such tactics? ; Sometimes leaving is the only way to keep loving your homeland; Two Jordanian bloggers reflects on that heartbreaking subject, coming of age; Are the standards around monogamy too high?
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
“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?