Blogs Roundup

July 1, 2014

Saint Hoax uses cartoons to show the horrors of incest.
21:57 GMT
What better way to bring the awareness of the massive percentage of sexual abuse happening within the family tree than using Disney characters to drive home the point; Maliki lingers on; and Wikileaks and the 2008 Lebanese Elections

June 30, 2014

What's hot during Ramadan on Twitter?
23:42 GMT
Just as Ramadan is the biggest holiday of the year in the MIddle East, so is the the activity on social media. These charts show the best time to tweet; these old homes in Kuwait still sparkle; and having a little fun with wedding season in Lebanon.

June 29, 2014

Turkish President Tayyib Erdogan is clamping down on internet control in his own country.
23:58 GMT
The Turkish government is going to introduce new Internet controls with the hope of busting child pornographers. Some believe it's just a guise; Maliki is trying to step it up against the ISIS; and the newest worry for the ISIS is a Twitter whistleblower.
The 2014 World Cup trophy. (Blog Baladi)
22:06 GMT
beIN sports is the official broadcaster of the World Cup in the MIddle East and they don't take too kindly to the Lebanese government airing the games without their permission; free clothes for the naked; and chips that are completely innocent.

June 28, 2014

The moon has  made it official that Ramadan begins on Sunday, June 29th.
23:11 GMT
One of many bloggers hopes the best for those fasting this Islamic holy month; the ISIS are featured in a new VICE video dishing out religion as they see it; and there are so many reasons why helping Syrian moderates is not a good idea for the U.S.

June 27, 2014

See the Top Five goals from the first round of the 2014 World Cup.
23:00 GMT
Who would have thought that the United States and Korea would be among those with the top five goals in the first round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! Norway has failed miserably with Syria; and drone-delivered pizzas in Russia.

June 26, 2014

The new Nikon D810 with 32 megapixel capacities. (YouTube)
15:59 GMT
Just when we thought the celling has been reached in term of megapixels and quality from DSLR cameras, the new D810 proved us wrong; French and Saudi bombers in Beirut; can we talk about sex in Saudi? and Bahrain and Iraq not that different.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a promise to support Iraq.
01:50 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pulled no punches in declaring complete support for Iraq's fight against jihadists in all forms; the ISIS threat is secondary to the oil; and nuclear talks with Iran are about to enter a marathon.

June 25, 2014

The PCUSA has chosen to protest the Israeli settlements.
12:08 GMT
In a close vote, the council of the PCUSA Churches has decided to remove their investments from three companies in the Israeli settlements; focus on the World Cup, not the lies such as aliens speaking to the world through the World Cup broadcast.

June 24, 2014

Arabs need to put their products online with ShopBuilder.
22:19 GMT
So many great artists and merchants in the Middle East have wares the world needs to see and will truly want. Put them online easily! An Egyptian broadcaster's bra slips and the people go nuts; and three books that explain jihadism is not Salafism.
Mohamed Hegazy converted to Christianity and was reporting on the persecution of Christians in Egypt when he was arrested..
13:57 GMT
Apparently, new Egyptian President Sisi doesn't have the best interests of the Coptic Christians in mind. He arrested the man reporting on their persecution; Israel using kidnappings to wreak havoc; and Lebanon is not at all secure.

June 23, 2014

"Think Like a Man Too"  is out in theaters now. (YouTube)
22:48 GMT
One Arab movie reviewer was not at all impressed by the follow-up to the Kevin Hart’s 'Think Like a Man' and suggests that movie-goers should sit this one out; the sham in Egyptian courts; Kerry in Baghdad; and ISIS may already be in Lebanon.
Ink on the Side has a look at the different types of World Cup fans.
14:17 GMT
'Ink on the Side' has a go at the characters she sees around her in Lebanon who have taken this World Cup thing to the next level of craziness; did the U.S. really just imagine a conflict in Afghanistan? and see the Kuwaiti beaches left untouched.

June 22, 2014

Lebanon now has some of the largest men and women in the Arab region.
16:12 GMT
Among the Arab countries, Qatar still reigns as having the chubbiest citizens. Not far behind, however, are the lads from Lebanon; Diego Maradona gives the finger to Julio Grondona; and 14 Azhar students to serve 7 years in prison.
 Akram Abu al-Fawz turns bombs into artwork (from his Facebook page)
10:22 GMT
Syrian artist Akram Abu al-Fawz finds old weapons and bombs that were used for the purpose of death and gives them all new life; ISIL keeps on moving towards an Islamic state; and FoxNews using athletes to promote their bias.