Blogs Roundup

December 9, 2010

It's lonely at the top... but one blogger asks who's really in control?
09:31 GMT
Life on the compound in Saudi, a faux paux by President Sarkozy in Rabat, absurd advertising in Beirut, and who really controls the Oval Office? This and more in todays blog roundup.

December 8, 2010

American Bedu shares some melancholy memories of Christmas past.
09:06 GMT
Blogs today: The 15 year old blogger, spelling problems in Jordan, the Qatar world cup and memories of Christmas past.

December 7, 2010

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, in 1998. Recently, the monarch's health has been in decline.
13:48 GMT
A law professor in Suadi Arabia is detained for writing about the royal succession and possible power struggles.
A Jordanian project called "ObjecDefy" hopes to make men more respectful towards women.
10:26 GMT
Jordanian blogger Roba Assi writes about the street harassment of women in Jordan, and a program called “ObjecDefy,” which is hoping to air documentaries on the issue and change attitudes.
According to Palordina you can tell a lot about a country by its parking systems.
07:48 GMT
In this blog Palordina writes about something that’s different in every country: Parking. Meanwhile KABOBfest explains why the US lost the World Cup bid in a few simple pictures.

December 6, 2010

A picture taken 17 March 2006 shows a general view of the Syrian city of Aleppo, 350 kms north of Damascus, with satellite dishes dominating the roofs of its houses and buildings.
08:48 GMT
Maya's Amalgam compares adult humor in Lebanon to the schoolyard, a normal daily bike ride turns into an odyssey around "a rural highway in the midst of Aleppo's highways.

December 5, 2010

The temple of Luxor: no place for Naomi Campbell.
13:30 GMT
Naomi Campbell has been forbidden by the Eqyptian Antiquities Organization from holding her wedding ceremony in the ancient pharaonic temple of Luxor next Tuesday.
Birds fly away from flames in the village of Ussafiya in Haifa's Carmel Forest on December 4, 2010
10:22 GMT
Israeli fire officials say they hope to stop the worst wildfire in the country's history by today, three days after the blaze began in a forest in Israel's north.
The organizers of the poll suggested that Germans may have this lower rate due to less contact with Muslims.
06:51 GMT
A poll published yesterday said that only third of German people has a positive opinion toward Muslims. This percentage is far below other west European nations

December 3, 2010

Jordan's Prime Minister Samir Rifai (R) shaking hands with Jordan's King Abdullah after taking the oath of office in Amman on November 24, 2010. King Abdullah once described Jordan as between "Iraq and a hard place."
18:31 GMT
How has a small nation, like Jordan, survived in the face of so many obstacles?

December 2, 2010

Edward VIII:  King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936
12:32 GMT
The King's desire to marry a woman with two living ex-husbands caused a constitutional crisis in the UK, which ultimately led to the King's abdication in December 1936 to marry the woman he loved.
Ferrari Brazilian driver Felipe Massa drives a vintage Ferrari during the second annual Ferrari World Finals festival at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, on November 28, 2010
09:56 GMT
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince last night officially inaugurated Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's first Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
An undated handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace shows retired Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, the British grandfather of Jordan's King Abdullah II. Gardiner died on December 1, 2010 at his Amman home, a family friend said
07:09 GMT
The Royal Court on Wednesday issued a statement announcing the passing away of the maternal grandfather of His Majesty King Abdullah, Major General Walter Gardiner, in Amman at dawn yesterday

December 1, 2010

Ezzat Abou Ouf during the press conference yesterday. Courtesy of CIFF photos
11:00 GMT
The 34th Cairo International Film Festival opened on Tuesday, with the theme "Egypt in the Eyes of the World's Cinemas."
This September 12, 2010 file photo shows Lady Gaga as she arrives on the red carpet for the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles
08:03 GMT
A medicine which “Ka-Fashto”, has become widespread in Kuwait. It’s made up of Aromatic herb oils which interact with drink - and the husband – to give off a special scent which reveals the betrayer.