September 3, 2011
Turkey's move to evict their Israeli ambassador signifying a freeze on diplomatic relations between the two once firm friends shows that 'sorry' can save a lot of summits and round-table talks; Good Dictators, Bad Dictators- about as complex as US cops; A Drive to clean the Dead Sea in Jordan; wounds over Eid; And Aisha Gaddafi strikes a pose...
September 1, 2011
A flawed understanding of Western motivations leaks across the Arab world: Iraq and Libya have both suffered sanctions by the West and have both got wells of oil; A Palestinian protest set to disrupt settler plans to party; "Think-Driving is still better than Drink-Driving"; Steve Jobs gets a tribute apple; And Boxing your memories.
August 29, 2011
Steve Jobs’ biological Syrian immigrant father, Abdulfattah John Jandali speaks to public of his guilt at giving son up for adoption; From paperback to iMac!- a bookworm shares her satisfaction with Apple; in other Syrian smart-phone news, detained Android service (or 'Ardroid') for Arabic users-Ar-droid- founder released; Does your lover 'like' you on Facebook?
Queen Rania comes in at a proud 53 in the Forbes' Power List: World's 100 Most Powerful Women; as Lebanon can celebrate having its first ever Olympic swimmer, Katya Bachrouche, in London 2012; 10 Reasons to Quit Pornography and why it porn addiction is dangerous; Palestinian body parts trafficked by Israel; And find out what Syria's only hope is.
August 28, 2011
Palestine's 'green' olive revolution; and a series of Lebanon bloggers back to their posts: reporting on the longest bar in the world - hosted of course by Beirut, and thoughts on August; and TED Beirut lessons shared. Have you ever really imagined being alone this 21st century, i.e. phone-free, computer free and solitary just for a while; And Egypt is still chronicled.
Anna Hazare wins for the people, and breaks 13- day long power- fast, saying "No" to corruption in Indian government; If you didn't know yet and don't want to wait til his official biography's release next year, more low down on Steve Jobs' Arab American identity; People in photos of Tripoli, Lebanon (not Libya); Couch surf the Middle East; Hired help in old-time US & maids in Jordan today.
August 27, 2011
Gaddafi's secret stash of Condaleeza Rice photos reveals a crush or phot-album's worth of admiration; Homosexuals and Islam- a word from Kugle on coming out twice; Learning Islam independently of family; 27th August and those last holy nights of Ramadan; a look at the pro-Assad side; And Metrosexual or Gay?
August 25, 2011
Who is Steve Jobs? Get to know the MAN beyond the MAC; He's a Jolly Good Tyrant - rendition of the classic- jolly good fellow; Vienna's the choice Mecca for Muslims; Google plus is hotting up jump now on the bandwagon and see for yourself says Roba; and the Syrian struggle battled out in United States policy; Holiest night for Ramadan...
Resigning from the Apple spotlight as CEO but stepping over to chairman on the Apple board: biologically half Syrian Muslim, Steve Jobs' demise saddens the world and our region; Lebanon's Internet Revolution is better later than never; Measuring Lebanon's internet against Kuwait's; Where on earth is Gaddafi; And the Arab internet uprising.
August 24, 2011
Too many ladies, not enough bachelors: In some Lebanon circles, apparently, the ring on the left hand is 'in'- rather than married men 'out'; Can you tell the age of a shirt like a tree?; Americans on the world; Arab Art in Time!; 7 Mideast tech personalities to 'circle' on G +; The Norwegian is not a terrorist! Saving Mother Earth; And Spending millions on 'free' celebrities' wedding.
Just when you thought Lebanon had nothing to do with this Middle East drama, 'Tripoli' drags it into the frame!; Renaming of squares is the revolutionary habit and Googlemap re-writes Libya; Finding the right mosque for you is like house-hunting; Saudi Arabia belly-dances; An American fasts Ramadan in Jordan; And 'Shower Crisis' steals attention from the region.
August 23, 2011
A Libyan rebel shares his fancy-dress play with Gaddafi's wardrobe; Libya V. Iraq- let it not be the same as the Iraqi invasion this time; Internet returns to Libya; And that superhero in Egypt "Flagman" is appearing everywhere.
August 22, 2011
Goodbye Gaddafi, it's been memorable- traumatic for those involved, and cruelly entertaining for the rest; Keeping the Ramadan mood alive; and not forgetting that Somalia's hardships are not over just cause the media's covered them or Saudi is reaching out to them; Social Media's awakening backtracked; and Spiderman, aka Flagman, of Egypt is the people's hero
Ladies, he's just not that into you! How to recognize if your man wants you; An Israeli voice and solution on Gaza; Dubai the New York of Arabia; It might be Ramadan 'n' all, but should we forgive reckless behavior and public damage; and know your real rose water from diluted versions.
August 21, 2011
All Lebanon and a touch of Egypt (via Palestine): How I became a maid, tells a Madagascar woman of her trap into servant-hood in Lebanon; Admitting to being anti-social and still Lebanese; Swimming and beach tips for Lebanon (not that the Lebanese need help at tanning and keeping cool beach side); Transport Do's and Don't's for Lebanon's traffic conundrum.