Blogs Roundup

December 30, 2013

Iran's new Leader Rouhani made the list of 2013's most memorable people.
19:20 GMT
Dozens of bloggers from the Middle East were asked to pick who they thought made 2013 a year to remember. Here are their picks; Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak era torture videos being deleted; and Samsung’s new Ultra HDTV is massive.
Kaizer's latest work, "The City Lady". (image from his facebook page)
12:27 GMT
With his newest design "The City Lady', Kaizer has made his mark as an artist with talent and a message for the people of Egypt; a final Christmas Miracle; Israelis want Palestine taught in school and two poets arrested in Iran.
An exclusive letter obtained by the Wall Street Journal by slain Lebanese politician Mohamed Chatah has some wondering if it's dubious.
23:47 GMT
The Wall Street Journal posted posted a supposed letter to Tehran written by Chatah that never got published. One blogger calls the West's bluff; Saudi gives 3 billion dollars to the Lebanese Army and an 18 year old photographer dies in Syria.

December 29, 2013

Edward Snowden (Media Heavy)
08:26 GMT
When Snowden let the cat out of the bag about the U.S. government's vast spying and unchecked abuse of power, he changed the world; Iran and Turkey play 'Cash for Gold'; Ansar Beit Al Maqids jealous; and the Yemeni army bombs a funeral.

December 27, 2013

Former finance minister and adviser to former Prime Minister Saad Hariri Mohamed Chatah killed in blast.
13:15 GMT
A nation mourns the loss of Mohammed Chatah- a man loved by many, a father and a politician who strived to make his country safe and modern; Gino has pictures immediately following the blast; and Lebanese react to the explosion.

December 26, 2013

British metal band Iron Maiden beats the piracy system.
14:00 GMT
Instead of whining about getting their music stolen, Iron Maiden tracked where it was being pirated and held massive concerts there; Mandela trained by Mossad- probably not; 2K resolution on LG’s next smartphone; and a Hot Christmas pic.
Oil tanks line up in the Middle East.
07:21 GMT
Syrian King Bashar Assad has friends in low, hidden places in Iraq and they are sending him boatloads of oil; Yemen has not changed for women; a response to Karl reMarks; and an American tries to ship assault rifles to Lebanon.

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to all!
05:00 GMT
One Maronite Christian blogger laments how some of his mates are trying to monopolize Christmas for just their 'kind'; chemical weapons to be destroyed for the holidays? and Santa spotted on a crotch rocket and we have a picture to prove it!

December 24, 2013

All most Syrian kids want for Christmas is bread and peace. (Maya Saloon)
05:00 GMT
Though it may be a Merry Christmas for many, these Syrian children remind the world that not all bells jingle during the holidays; Al Azhar University in Egypt in flames; and the Top Ten most famous posts from a Liberal Israeli blog site.

December 23, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
13:00 GMT
The people of Turkey don't have much to be thankful for with their prime minster and they've hit the streets to protest his government's most recent corruption scandal; 'The Butler' review; and Iran versus Israel in 2013.
Ol' Saint Nick is alive and well in Lebanon this and every year.
07:37 GMT
Food comas and extending waist lines are just a few of the indicators that the holidays have indeed arrived; a woman caught on tape trying to stab a man while at a hair salon; and another laugh in the ongoing 'Ink on the Side' comic series.

December 22, 2013

Obama's second term  has proven to be much different than his first when it comes to Iran.
11:00 GMT
In the second term of his presidency, Obama has shown that dealing with Iran in a friendly way rather than through sanctions is his modus operandi; a super healthy, yummy breakfast; Sudanese protests in Israel; and a hard look at Syria's future.
On Christmas Day, DeNiro and Stallone go head to head in Grudge Match.
08:00 GMT
In what one Arab blogger expected to be a snoozer, Grudge Match shocks audiences with laughs and action from Rocky and Raging Bull; no one safe in Syria; a funny look at Lebanese police line-ups; and a group of women in Syria face the odds.

December 21, 2013

A 200-year old Cognac and a gold coin make this dessert the most expensive in the world. (No Garlic No Onion)
08:05 GMT
In a Blog Roundup featuring the suffering Gazans still with flooded streets, Bahrainis still fighting the injustice and Syrians dreaming of freedom, London provided a sickening contrast with a sweet that costs more than most of the world's annual wage.

December 19, 2013

Iranian Nuclear Talks (AFP)
11:29 GMT
After throwing a fit over America not lifting all of the sanctions, it seems things have been resolved and the historic talks have begun again; Young Women for Change in Afghanistan; the best of reMarks; and how to honor Mandela well.