Blogs Roundup

November 6, 2011

Eid Mubarak, 2011; Happy Eid al-Adha, Sacrificial Festival of 2011.
09:28 GMT
Hajj photos from history to get you into the mood and essence of Eid Adha; Holiday 'to-do' lists should be more fun and achievable than any other kind of check-list; Are bloggers journalists-- a comparison debate: bloggers versus Journalists; Saudi and new to America? Read on; Beirut bids goodbye to the summer in a stormy fashion; And something for the comic-Mideast minded....

November 4, 2011

Fighting depression can be a very lonely experience-- so why not spend more time with those friends and family that add the happiness factor?
08:41 GMT
Ways for beating depression that can be recycled all your life, whenever a spot of the blues arises; Lebanon still has internet issues to protest; Egypt's prestigious Al-Ahram journal makes peace with the Muslim Brotherhood (on page 5); Steve Jobs knew a thing or two about Arabs and the Middle East; and Lebanon's latest 'scandal'.

November 3, 2011

Tired of being lumbered with the dishes cause you're 'good' at it? Or you once misguidedly confessed to finding it therapeutic?
12:24 GMT
Just cause you're good at something does not have to pigeon hole your career or function in society; Has Syria been saved from the fate of other Arab nations? 7 Wonders of Nature - whether real or fictional- can only encourage national pride in heritage; And why does the (hypocritical) United Nations not operate on more 'equal' values a disgruntled observer asks.

November 2, 2011

Jordan and Canada - is one like the other?
14:40 GMT
Jordan is the friendly and polite nation in the Middle East that doesn't like to rock the boat or upset its neighbors; Eid el -Adha and Hajj from Dubai's perspective; Living in a Facebook 'bubble'; Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter (must be quite deserted really); and a friendly Lebanese warning of scams.
Are tents a sign of an Arab wedding?
10:23 GMT
A sure sign, or 18, for spotting an Arab wedding from the rest; Palestinian internet networks being intercepted and hacked-- the hallmarks of state disruption, Mossad, or simply accidental; And Revamping basements feeds a fictional sharing.

November 1, 2011

North Korea's Kim Jong Il does not want to receive ex-pat North Koreans abroad in Libya back home, as they might spread ideas on ousting dictators.
20:19 GMT
Paranoid that North Koreans who lived in Libya will come back home with ideas, Kim Jong Il says stay away!....; 5 Reasons to visit Lebanon for tourists turns to 5 Reasons To Not Visit Lebanon by a Lebanon Lover; Palestine's UNESCO Membership makes history and a reporter puts the US in a less than flattering light; Free air-tickets for staff ago too far as do oil workers' free oil perks; Lebanon's Blogs at Risk.
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?