March 19, 2014
Popstar Pharell's hit song 'Happy' has inspired remakes and videos of Arabs smiling and laughing from all over the Middle East. Ammanis made a few, Kuwaitis came from all around, Lebanese bloggers joined together, and Saudis even made their own version of 'Happy'.
Politically, things are going very well for Russian President Vladimir Putin, having won over the Crimeans and now, the Syrian regime is gaining strides; maps of countries made out of their indigenous foods; and Liam Neeson returns in 'Non-Stop'.
March 18, 2014
The real reason for several Gulf countries kicking out the Qatari ambassadors? This is all about wanting to get back in the good graces of Obama; rape is never a laughing matter; and Brazilians try to smuggle cocaine in their tummies.
Despite a recent update, it seems WhatsApp has a gaping flaw in its system that allows any archived message to be accessed; two weeks without water in East Jerusalem; a camel beauty contest; and Bahrain's beef with Qatar.
March 17, 2014
Edogan's checklist of consolidating power and restricting criticism of himself seems to have a left out the weight carried by Turkish tweeters; Iran in Vienna again for talks; Are you that person on the plane everyone hates? and China's fake empathy.
"Why would I want a gynecologist? What would people think of me if they knew?" Apparently, this attitude is all to common in Lebanon; Iran photoshops out a martyred women; and if the West was involved, Yabroud would never have been lost.
March 16, 2014
One blogger from inside the turmoil of Gaza grieves that whenever there's any heat on the political front, Gaza is always the brunt of Israel's aggression; Ultraman and Allah don't mix; Ammani happenings this week; and the lessons of fairy tales stink.
"Much like the hotel’s design, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is like an exquisite wedding cake; beautiful, rich, and perfectly layered."; feeling the ME blues; "Worst Countries to Visit " article removed; and a female Syrian Christian activist opposes the Assad regime.
March 15, 2014
A Lebanese blogger lays out how the West's relationship with their cash-camel Saudi Arabia is so full of hypocrisy, it's about to give birth to lunacy; speaking of Saudis, why do they marry multiple times? and the EU to sanction Iran.
March 13, 2014
Say Happy Birthday to he Internet, it's 25 now!; Mashrou Leila's charity concert for Syria; Funny First Kiss video and SNOG parody; And what do the Lebanese think of the Syrian refugees in their country?
Thanks to five-time open golf champion Peter Thomson, you'll soon be able to play golf while enjoying the nearby sight of the Pyramids; What Google Glass can do for the Military; Pakistan releases inspirational cartoon "The Burka Avenger."
March 12, 2014
An Egyptian woman telling Obama to "shut his mouse" has become an internet hit; Look forward to a special Star Wars exhibition at Dubai's Comic Con; And meet the new 2014 Rolls Royce GHOST.
The Dubai Lynx International Festival has released the final shortlists ahead of tonight's awards; If you're a Matrix fan, then you've 3 new films to look forward to now; Finally, Fashion Forward Dubai dates announced.
March 11, 2014
Pizza Hut is changing the face of customer service through its latest interactive table technology; Meanwhile Disney saves an autistic boy.
The ME Film & Comic Con is back for a third season and is set to take Dubai by storm; Japan launches world's priciest tissues; Try the amazing Google Glasses in one Chicago hotel!