Blogs Roundup

March 4, 2014

Sex workers in Israel are often the victims of sex trafficking .
05:00 GMT
The Knesset and human rights group are trying to bring this multi-million dollar sleazefest in Israel to extinction; Karl reMarks goes off on British culture; and Maya Saloon helps us escape for a moment from the harsh realities of life.

March 3, 2014

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy looks to impress with its first trailer. (YouTube)
15:16 GMT
Comic book geeks or even a fair-weather film goer won't be able to resist watching this Marvel action thriller after they see the epic trailer; Iran and the world powers to meet Wednesday; Iran wins in the Crimean crisis; and Lebanese woman are powerful.
During this year's Academy Awards, some came dressed to kill and others just killed their dress.
12:42 GMT
A self proclaimed Oscar dunce, 'And Far Away' blogger is not afraid to call out actors, not matter who they are, on their choice of Academy Award attire; the list of all Oscar winners; and a funny look at how to drive in Lebanon.

March 2, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave his generals a quick tutorial in diplomacy.
22:37 GMT
The new President of Iran Hassan Rouhani has warned his generals against making hostile statements that the West could interpret as fightin' words; Ben & Jerry's just raised the bar; get outta Lebanon, Palestinians! and this week in Amman.
The Egyptian Army says they have found a cure for AIDS but many are in doubt.
05:33 GMT
Referred to by a blogger as Dr. Strangelove, Major General Ibrahim Abdel Atti uses electro-magnetic waves to magically whisk away AIDS; predictions for the Oscars; Aline Lahoud Is out of The Voice; and drought the real cause of the Syrian War.

March 1, 2014

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' has gotten some in the Islamic community all worked up.
12:24 GMT
"Yarmouk continues to endure severe life-threatening shortages of food, water, and medication, yet we focus our attention on a Katy Perry video"; Movie Review: "Non Stop”; a letter to the Lebanese first lady; and the Muslim-Christian divide in Israel.

February 27, 2014

Having an office with a view like this in Doha, Qatar will cost you dearly.
05:00 GMT
With the boom of business in cities like Dubai and Doha comes the rising costs of office spaces. But why then is Beirut's still so high? Hezbollah will not retaliate; Obama leaving Afghanistan for good; and Iranians long for a revolution like Ukraine's

February 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Gear Fit .
07:43 GMT
Heart rates, sleep patterns and how far you've walked in one day are all actions logged by the upcoming Samsung Fitness bracelet: what exactly is a moderate Syrian fighter? Leftist Egyptian politician emerges; and "About Last Night' worth a look.

February 25, 2014

Al Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri speaks to his followers in Bangladesh.
05:00 GMT
Al Qaeda's spokesman went to the airwaves to declare that Bangladesh is the latest frontier for Western aggression towards Muslims; 'Three Days to Kill' not worth two hours; suicide bombing in Peshawar; and Lebanese people are nosey.

February 24, 2014

Swedish home retail store IKEA is set to open its doors in Amman this March.
15:17 GMT
Finally, the amazing Swedish home retail store IKEA will be opening its doors in Amman next month; Meanwhile a group of tweeps held their first get together in Lebanon; Some Lebanese Art got featured in Oslo.
Myriam Klink is known for her out-of-the-ordinary music videos and lyrics. (Image: Facebook)
12:25 GMT
The controversial singer Myriam Klink is smarter than we thought; there are some hidden symbols behind those cheesy/provocative music videos of hers; If you're thinking of making a movie in the ME, there are 4 essential rules you need to know; Sexual harassment in Yemen is a serious problem, you need to watch this short film on it.
Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste is one of many now standing trial in Egypt.
23:12 GMT
With foreign reporters being tried without translators to all sorts of other members of Egyptian media being treated horrendously, this trial is not starting well; Samsung Gear 2; Lessons for Kyiv from Arabs; and Belgium cozies to Iran.

February 20, 2014

Robot Turtles is a new board game has been attracting a lot of attention for its solid promise to teach children as young as 3 years how to develop coding skills.
14:04 GMT
Robot Turtles is a new board game has been attracting a lot of attention for its solid promise to teach children as young as 3 years how to develop coding skills.
WhatsApp creators are set to become billionaires if Facebook goes ahead with purchasing the mobile app.
12:22 GMT
Facebook to buy messaging app WhatsApp in a deal worth a total of $19bn (£11.4bn) in cash and shares. Meanwhile, if you're a Beiruti, check out the best nifty apps to download.

February 19, 2014

One of the cars used in the bombings Wednesday morning in Beirut. (image courtesy of @Iran on Twitter)
16:39 GMT
Iranian interests were once again targeted this morning as two coordinated blasts went off within fifteen minutes of each other; Iranian TV show causing clashes; U.S. presses Iran on ballistic missiles; and the Israeli boycott is working!