November 18, 2012
Pope Tawadros II is off to a great start as a leader. Here's what he said about his relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party; the future of Islam in Arabia; Mourning the 50 dead children in Egypt; and Obama's War Machine.
November 17, 2012
Anonymous takes down over 650 Israeli sites, wipes databases, leaks email addresses and passwords; little hope for Aleppans amid besieged city; the people of Yemen stand with Palestine; guns at Lebanese funerals; and watch TEDxBeirut live today.
November 15, 2012
A stable government and a stable opposition show that any resolutions in Jordan will be peaceful, according to author Nicholas Seeley; Israel is the aggressor yet they come off as the victim in the West; and Rolls-Royce Middle East launches a Ghost.
Moaz al-Khatib is the head of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. He put out this open letter today in Arabic; remembering His Late Majesty King Hussein of Jordan; Israel stomps out human rights; and Project Pen has Amman Manga on E-Book.
November 14, 2012
Blogger Ali tweets while he and other Jordanians are being tear gassed. Follow him live here to see what happened: Israel killed Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari and now there's a full scale war; and Assad says the world will end if the West intervenes in Syria.
Alongside Morsi in the limbo of political transition is Samir Marcos, a Coptic intellectual serving as assistant president for democratic transition; no interest in the IMF loan by Egyptians; Argo-- a movie review; and what sort of a man reads Playboy?
November 13, 2012
The gates of online free speech seem to be shutting completely in the UAE after a new set of laws define anything that may cause offense as punishable; hopes are high to topple Bashar; Hezbollah has a twin in Lebanon; and Afghans grow weary.
"This illegal shisha café has consistently flouted the law by allowing shisha to be smoked and residents have complained about antisocial behavior"; foreign dignitaries always visit the girls' school in Saudi; and the new Syrian leadership electrifies the opposition.
November 12, 2012
Just when we thought all the uses for a camel had been achieved, it seems the camels may have saved their best for last! A first ever Yemeni wedding without Qat; remembering the olives of Palestine; a mountain of braziers; and Syria opposition meets in Doha.
One Arab reviewer says about Total Recall, "As the story's last 'twist' belly flopped onto the screen, the one wish that came to mind was for the film to end'; the politicians are not helping the freedom fighters in Syria; and Jordan jails ex-spy chief for corruption.
November 11, 2012
At some point in time, someone worshipped the Sphinx and Pyramids. Salafi logic suggests that to prevent this from happening again, the best plan is to remove them; being a chaperone for mother in Saudi; and decades of missing Libyans.
An Arab anthropologist who has long lived in the States tries to figure out why men shower together publicly and this crazy obsession Americans have with their mutts; a Tribute to Bahraini Freedom Fighters Maryam al-Khawaja and Razan Ghazzawi; and a Stem Cell research facility considered for Saudi Arabia.
November 10, 2012
One girl did not like being groped so she spit at her assailant. He shot her dead but started a movement by woman that will no longer tolerate sexual harassment; Palestinian farmers turn to organic farming; the Saudi Man's Bisht and a song to stop honor killings.
November 8, 2012
This decision to block all porn is based upon an old administrative court order issued in 2009 but will it extend to greater limits of free speech? Smokers should not have to freeze! Sexism In Lebanese Advertising; and what can be learned about the arrest of an atheist blogger in Egypt.
Many extensive interviews the once Bishop Tawadros gave before his nomination as Pope give a deep insight into who this man is; Clinton's efforts for Syria collapsing; the highs and lows of arranged marriages; and how Obama's foreign policies helped him win the election.