December 15, 2011
The Florida Family Association's petition against TLC's "All-American Muslim" hits home with some advertisers, who yanked their adverts off the air; One picture maintains anti-Palestinian stereotypes; Legal action against a murderous mom and four minors; Sexism plagues citizenship laws in Lebanon- again; "Loyalists" blast foreign press, instead of facing the truth.
December 14, 2011
Marking the Arab Spring's first anniversary, "The Protester" is named Time's Person of the Year for 2011; Your simplified guide to the second phase of the Egyptian elections; One blogger says "no" to neo-conservatism; Who "invented" who, wonders a blogger about Gingrich's comments; What you never knew about the music industry.
Tunisia paves the path to Democracy- again; Women can offer a fresh perspective on fatwa interpretation; Lebanese expatriates are given opportunity to claim citizenship; The topsy-turvy state of Middle Eastern technology.
December 13, 2011
Flagship newspaper Ha'aretz mysteriously if not shamefully removes article on a hate racist rally in Tel Aviv that calls for 'Blacks' to leave Israel; What crimes can a blogger commit; Dubai airshow captured; Money can't buy prestige for well-endowed Arabian universities; Expression 'without' borders from a Blogging 'Bedoun'.
The Arab Spring turns 1 today, but has it had results for all Arab countries? ; One Jordanian blogger campaigns that a change in Jordan's public schools is a change for everybody; A Lebanese blogger treads carefully on a very awkward social situation; Jordan causes a stir over a footbridge.
December 12, 2011
5 misconceptions on Islam you never knew existed- and why they're all wrong! ; Top 10 American stars to keep on your radar in 2012; Does the Arab Spring spell out change for Arab Islam? ; "Stop stamping money," exclaims one Lebanese blogger.
One blogger campaigns for the acceptance of the stateless, or 'bidun', in modern Kuwait; In spite of western outcry , the Islamists are considered legitimate; a young medic finds his clarity of mind in blogging; Instagram named "iPhone App of the Year".
December 11, 2011
A review of "Asmaa", an Egyptian film that shows the human face of AIDS in contemporary Egypt; See Tahrir for yourself via dynamic panorama; Israel is threatening to cut the water supply in Gaza; Google's voice search goes Arabic; One health blogger suggests health books as viable Christmas presents.
Newt Gingrich gets the Dr. Seuss treatment; the winners of the first phase of the Egyptian elections listed; the future of Wikileaks analyzed; 10 tips to improve your reading skills; DIY your Christmas gift cards this holiday season.
December 10, 2011
Amongst all the bad news are a few gems of good news, and 2011 can deliver both good and bad it turns out; When food gets politically destructive; Simplifying the still alien Twitter; Digital Arab Women's Rights; And Palestine's Speed Sisters are Road-Runners!
December 8, 2011
In remembrance, we look back on the First Intifada from today's protesting times; Al-Assad is not a "crazy person" in interview; The Guardian goes Arabic; Oath to Zionism is deemed unacceptable; How about a New Month resolution instead?
Joseph and Mary's Facebook nativity story; Bethlehem, the Home of Christmas: Top Destinations; A Palestinian and an Israeli call for having those difficult conversations; A Jordanian blogger voices his opinion on transparency.
December 7, 2011
One Jordanian blogger states that what defines Jordan as "different" is its Royals' approachability and openness; Google promotes entrepreneurship in Egypt; Creativity and knowledge: a marriage made in marketing heaven.
Further criticisms of al-Subhi's controversial study on the effects of female drivers on Saudi Arabian society; Was the bombing near the British embassy in Bahrain just a coincidence? ; A Syrian blogger questions the benefits of the current regime; If we live longer, does religion get harder?
December 6, 2011
What started out as a robbery ends up becoming a good deed; Is Beirut losing its architectural heritage? ; Nokia pairs designers and journalists for a spot of app innovation; Academic Joshua Landis gives run down of Syria's more detailed reports and interviews.