January 6, 2013
Leaked speech notes to the Russian press show us what Assad is going to say, and it does no include any talk of leaving; the influx of Syrian refugees to Lebanon must stop; and active North Sinai journalist and blogger Mohamed Sabry in prison.
A fun cartoon and an explanation of why Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6th instead of December 25th; 10 Top Trending Arabic Hashtags on Twitter This Week; and a prayer for Egypt as Egyptian Jews and Salafists split.
January 5, 2013
If you are somehow related to every other Libyan or are threatened by your parents to get sent back to Libya, you'll appreciate this list; Israelis give their votes to Palestinians in Facebook campaign; and Canada clamps down on criticism of Israel.
January 3, 2013
The fact remains that Jordan is definitely not Tunisia, or Egypt for that matter. But nonetheless, many still feel stuck; Movie Review: Jack Reacher: start the New Year off right with a cleaning schedule; and bin Laden banned from facebook.
An exhaustive analysis carried out by the UN Human Rights Office reports of a list of 59,648 individuals reported killed in Syria; Syria is not America's fault; Libya’s slapstick democracy explained; and spoiled Arabs and their sports cars.
January 2, 2013
Her passport says 1890, but Lebanese Maimouna al-Amin claims she was born even before then. If so, she could be the oldest living person in the world; New Year wishes from Saudi; and remembering Gaza in 2013.
A Syrian author gives an eloquent but dreary glimpse into how those who have remained in Damascus celebrated their New Year; Revolution leader begs Christians to stay in Syria; and India ranks higher than Jordan in standard of living.
January 1, 2013
One Arab blogger gives her top ten movies from 2012 and you'll be surprised at her number one; gangs of Santas roam Kuwaiti streets! The rise of the Sunnis and the decline of Iran, Iraq and Hizbollah in 2013 and has Lebanon gone crazy?
For a knock out, top notch, drop-jawed fireworks display during New Year's Eve, Dubai is the place for it all; Libya becoming an Islamic State; and the ever increasing Shiite/Sunni tension in Iraq
December 31, 2012
Nada and many other Syrian medics now face an uphill struggle to attend to the mounting casualties of the war; a Syrian admires Oscar Wilde; Review: The Man With The Iron Fist; and the year's most annoying noises.
An amazing look back at the daily lives of Arabs in 2012 through the lens of Amer Sweidan; Libya offers the first Coptic Martyrs outside Egypt in the modern era; Inside the Saudi Kingdom - A BBC Documentary; and stop killing hyenas in Lebanon.
December 30, 2012
Look back at a jam-packed year of risk, drama and passion for the masses in the Middle East, looking for change and demanding justice; too much attention to fatwas? and no one wants Russia's help in Syria.
December 29, 2012
Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki’s drive to sideline the country’s Arab Sunnites risks fragmenting Iraq and embroiling Jordan; a powerful poem of by a 'kafir; Asda Story 2: Evolution coming soon; and party guide to Lebanon's New Year.
Saudi clerics declare that if Saudi Minister of Labor does not stop allowing women from working in retail, they are going to pray that God gives him cancer and updates about minorities in Syria and Egypt.
December 27, 2012
If you want to understand what all the hubbub is about, read this fair look at Egypt's new modus operandi for the government; fed up with the cut and pasting of the Quran; and foreign organizations banned in the KSA.