August 16, 2011
A smart way to inspire kids into learning the events of the Koran- using lego figures and settings - tents and towns to depict Koranic history; A walk down Ramadan lane or Row; a teenage American girl sells her soul for a burger- clearly still to learn about self-restraint and denial from material pleasures.
August 15, 2011
Just how different UK riots were from anything resembling the Arab Spring; It's Mary Day - a national holiday in Lebanon, or the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary to Heaven; A tale of two school girls (in a Coptic school); Remembering the Pakistani floods last year; Facebook as marketing tool can encourage entry to prize-draws- the benefits of 'like'.
How to do Ramadan - enjoying the month in style but without getting carried away by the extra cover charges or Ramadan deals; Ferraris for Enzo RIP; What do Saudi employers seek in a CV that's any different from the norm; Squabbling over left-over food.
August 14, 2011
How to flirt when separated by doors, walls and veils; The Wasta or Friendly Connection to a Job is not the preserve of the Middle East-here's looking at you, UK ; the new Lebanese movie by the maker of Caramel; Yoga while fasting; Paying respects to a pioneer woman minister in changing Egypt; And a pregnant Palestinian chocolate-craving woman is expecting a girl.
HIV has not gone away in the Middle East just because we now have the far more media-trending people-power-flu virus spreading like wildfire; Procrastinating with work?- here's why, or indeed how!; Twitter facilitates Arabic right to left; how to read, and solve a problem like Syria; Are Saudi women exempt from the Mid-east pressure to look great?
August 13, 2011
Nowadays with a lot of our confidential security information locked into email accounts, people may need access once (God forbid) you are gone- unless you can log in from the heavens of course; What was with that Lebanon East Beirut explosion exactly; A girlfriend deals with her sexually abused boyfriend's dark past; Pedophilia in Hollywood; And more Beirut Spring tid-bits.
August 11, 2011
Ramadan delivers a mosque for Dubai; a glimpse at Stephen Hawking's universe devoid of faith, at this month of focusing on faith; the merits of the fruits salad; and what's in an iPhone 5, you may ask?
While Britain burnt, Turks behaved well, Brits wished for (Arab) Dictator or Army to crush rioting mobs
While London was burning, the Turks were fending their stores, and others', from ruin, and meanwhile many white Brits called for the army to quell the chaos through military force- but David Cameron was not Dictator enough; looking back at destruction of a bigger scale than fire can unleash- Hiroshima in pictures; and Jordan's King Abdullah is keeping his youth happy by talks.
August 10, 2011
The Do's and Don't's of meeting your boyfriend's Arab parents; A blogger commemorates own 10-year milestone of Ramadans fasted; Egyptians are old hands at protests- the Egyptian perspective on London riots; When you hold up Al Jazeera International against AJ Arabic; an Islamophobia plugs her latest anti-Islam offering; Surveying Ramadan through international images.
In Lebanon, still living at home and eating Mom's cooking- what about when you become a parent? The digital community gets political with 'Mayor of the Internet'; Using sand to depict cultural heritage in Palestine; Pop tragedies of 2011; and recalling major events of 1981.
August 9, 2011
While London rioters are trashing up their high streets, raiding phone and computer stores, the world remembers images of Egyptian protestors cleaning up after themselves! Tips for first-time divers; a tale of a salty Suhoor (or midnight snack); and finding Gays in Amman.
The London Riots which made London's count as the Big Smoke, particularly last night, as people exclaimed: "London's Burning" and how they measure up to the Arab Spring; Back to musing on the Arab Uprisings; Somalia is still starving; and the Syrian regime is facing external Arab Opposition in the anti-Assad Arabian coalition.
August 8, 2011
The anniversary of Iran/ Iraq; On the counter revolution to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egyptian power led internally by the man who Twitter mocked Islam; Syrian sources are far and few between but a soldier speaks out- whether he speaks truth or not; Traveling around the world in a minute; and Palestine is going back to basics.
World's first website celebrates its 20th birthday- 20 years today since the internet struck a 'revolutionary' chord in the Middle East; not losing sight of the bigger picture that is Palestine; What's the difference between a film and a movie? Mubarak was pro-Revolution Jan 25!
August 7, 2011
Israeli protests both claim to be more slick and professional than neighbors at Tahrir, but also do concede that the Palestine question needs to be addressed within these issue holistically; Whose Feminism is it anyway? The return of a food chain for 'hungry' Ramadan fasters, 'Clamping' down on VIP road users in the Gulf; and Mr. Bean's Back with more hair-raising escapades.