Blogs Roundup

April 23, 2014

The headquarters for The New York Times. (image from Wikipedia)
14:11 GMT
The Times's public editor, Margaret Sullivan admitted that it complies with Israeli media blackouts as a matter of policy; Lebanon's new president: a stapler; the real truth of law enforcement in the West Bank; and a British boy stuck in Syria for three years.
This photo of a 2 year old Syrian boy being held hostage has shocked the world.
09:44 GMT
Yet to be totally confirmed as true, this shocking photo of three guns pointed at the head of a toddler shows that Syria is getting worse; Arab women protest; a Protestant Islam by the Brotherhood; and cartoon characters come to life.

April 22, 2014

A grandmother with her granddaughter.
14:47 GMT
So Teta (Grandma) heard about your new boyfriend and let's just say she has some concerns. One Arab blogger tells us what they are; a glimpse into the life of Egyptians farming in Jordan, and will the 2022 World Cup actually happen in Qatar?
Saudi young men change wheels while the car is still driving.
08:48 GMT
When there isn't much to do, Saudi young men get creative with their time and this stunt has to be seen to be believed; hashtag abuse is hurting you and your victims; and a funny guide to being a successful politician in Lebanon.

April 21, 2014

Arab Christians in Jerusalem claim not to have freedom of worship.
10:09 GMT
Welcome to the Holy Land where celebrating Christian holidays is made as difficult as possible by the checkpoints and gunpoints of the Israeli police; Syrian in-fighting makes civilian life risky; Egypt filling antiquities with sand; and Lebanon doesn't suck that much.
Painting eggs is a traditional Easter activity. (Image: Moyea Media)
08:48 GMT
More Easter eggs, recipes and fun activities this holiday.

April 20, 2014

Pope Francis I meets with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan in the Vatican. (Image: Jordan Times)
12:38 GMT
Pope Francis I is going to Jordan this May; meanwhile, discover the most gorgeous Easter eggs this holidays!
A beautiful egg Easter egg creation by Artisan du Chocolat. (Image: The Telegraph)
08:13 GMT
Today is all about Easter, and this Blogs Roundup has a collection of the prettiest Easter egg creations this year!

April 19, 2014

Facebook's newest mobile app, "Nearby Friends'. (image from Tech-Ticker)
20:32 GMT
Now, at any time and in any place, you can see if anyone you know is close by. Amazing- Facebook is finally helping people meet face to face; Lebanon's government finally opens an environmental protection office; and Kuwait Airways has a new first class.

April 18, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad.
14:02 GMT
Every chlorine bomb, every aerial attack, every starved city and any other move by the Assad administration is with one purpose in mind- re-election; guessing a hijabi's beauty in Saudi; the windows of KSA mosques; and the people demonstrate in Yemen of fuel prices.

April 17, 2014

A photographer who looks ready to call it a day.
13:28 GMT
For all the photo junkies, these are the absolutes must for any photographer heading to Lebanon to beef up their portfolio; the EU's lift of the Oil Ban in Syria may come back and bite them; and an Easter craft that takes just a few buttons.

April 16, 2014

Marijuana plants like those found in Lebanon.
22:31 GMT
For many Lebanese, they figure since weed and prostitution are so rampant, why not legalize it? The powers that be stand in the way; Palestinians mourn woman who died after inhaling tear gas; and Assad is not as permanent as people may think.
The new Sony Xperia Gaming phone.
12:27 GMT
More and more, users are going to their mobiles for gaming as well. Sony has just put out a cell that will revolutionize playing on your phone; Lebanese politicians using Tinder; and an Egyptian girl's perspective on hasrassment.

April 15, 2014

A yet confirmed video of a chlorine bomb used by Assad's forces in Syria. (YouTube)
23:11 GMT
Among the chemical weapons, chlorine is considered the least lethal. So, despite five people now dead, Assad seems to be getting a free pass to use them; blogger rights; rich Arabs unite! and how the Salafis supported the constitution in Egypt.
Photographer Khaled Hussein from Youm 7 was shot by the Egyptian government at today's rally.
08:22 GMT
As a sign of things going from bad to worse in Egypt, live ammunition was used against students and now reporters at Cairo University; Lebanon was once really cool; a Syrian inventor reduced to selling water; and a daily look at Jeddah