Blogs Roundup

November 1, 2011

King Abdullah II of Jordan is not shying away from discussing his region's changes.
10:13 GMT
Is it a bout of insomnia brought about by a highly caffeinated diet, or is it financial concerns... for his Hashemite Kingdom? Happy Halloween you Middle Eastern partakers in this heathen festival!; Consider your identity in light of the Middle East transitions and tectonic shifts.

October 31, 2011

14:31 GMT
UNESCO is the first body of the 'UN' to independently take on Palestine and recognize its bid for UNESCO membership -- who has Palestine got to thank for this (or who not to thank); Kuwait commits to sunny sustainable energy sources; Lebanon Syrian kidnappings point to the Party of God, HizbAllah; And the Sunni Tribal connection provides the missing link in the region.
Muslim 'fundamentalists' have a sense of humor too. Egypt's new 'light' party provides comic relief to the face of Salafis everywhere.
11:52 GMT
Salafis have a sense of humor and a comedic self-perception to share: A conference to announce female membership to the party involves all male audience; Egypt, Libya, and Israel-Palestine- something from the hot-spots of the region.
Muslim 'fundamentalists' have a sense of humor too. Egypt's new 'light' party provides comic relief to the face of Salafis everywhere.
11:52 GMT
Salafis have a sense of humor and a comedic self-perception to share: A conference to announce female membership to the party involves all male audience; Egypt, Libya, and Israel-Palestine- something from the hot-spots of the region.

October 30, 2011

Two fundraising fashion shows were held, one in Beirut and one in Dubai to support breast cancer awareness as well as
 local and international organizations.
15:00 GMT
Local lingerie outfits take an active charity role in the Bras for A Cause campaign in Beirut and Dubai- bringing together the public's general fascination in bras with an innovation so you can customize your bra (on FB!); American's poorest cities compared to our chic Beirut; 3-eyed fish and psycho bloggers?
Jeita Grotto, Lebanon's cave attraction, is a contender for the new list of 7 Wonders of the World, together with Jordan's Dead Sea.
09:53 GMT
The 6 Wonders in Lebanon after Jeita Grotto; Middle East cultural debates; and looking into a crystal ball at Tunisia's Future.

October 29, 2011

New Tunisia, Islami and progressive, will be tolerant of gay rights as a point of dignity.
16:58 GMT
The New Tunisian government, as an Islamic state, is not mutually exclusive of gay rights; New 7 wonders of the world competition hots up - Lebanon in the running; A woman gives birth in a gallery as a form of art; Israeli army would rather kill own soldiers than risk more kidnappings; And a 'disciplined' Arab shares his routine, giving the Germans a run for their money.

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.