May 1, 2013
In Tripoli, militia leaders are arming boys as young as nine. VICE recently posted a piece highlighting the fractured cultural allowance for giving guns to boys who are still in elementary school. Bloggers stand appalled and let their annoyances be known.
April 30, 2013
A senator in America suggests that the US attack Syria so that the revolutionaries the U.S. are funding don't access chemical weapons; Review: Pain & Gain; a feminist perspective on female clergy censored; and police abuse transgendered clubbers.
April 29, 2013
Many in the Muslim world have been pining for a comic book hero but, for decades, they have been here all along; Gaza police still shaving heads; the forbidden kissing couple in Amman; and in KSA, a maid often becomes a friend.
A Yemeni villager, who spent a year in the US, speaks to Congress about the realities of random drone strikes on villages; Emeratis arrive in droves to buy the new Samsung S4; and one Jordanian blogger submerses herself in Marrakech.
While no excuse ever for murdering spectators at a marathon, the reason random Muslims commit terror is frustration with global policies; Obama keeping his distance from Syria; the MB loves being hated; and who is Syria anyway?
April 28, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama found there is no better way to silence the conspiracy theories than to joke about them; EU to support Al Queda through oil? Gritting through live in KSA; and Lebanon's matrix of bribes and favors.
One blogger has a go at some Lebanese politicians who recently dined with Syrian Leader Assad by sending them to North Korea; Iraq and its Shia led government; UNICEF gives the numbers on Egypt's employment; and Obama watches Syria form a distance..
April 27, 2013
Mars One has officially begun its worldwide search for astronauts who will fly to Mars in 2023 and populate it with your own space babies; Iran’s Shiite counterattack from Syria to Iraq; Arabic's fading appeal; and Arab Media Use Statistics for 2013.
April 25, 2013
After marrying a Yemeni man, Katherine lived and breathed life in the country and says it is an Arab state like none other; Qatar and its crazy democracy; never forget the Armenian Genocide; and Jesus, Mohammed and their modern day relevancy.
Prime Minster Netanyahu's recent declaration that Syria is using chemical weapons hints at Israel's desire to support the Sunni revolt; Palestinian Christians at odds with Israel; Lebanon found oil! and despair clouds first post-US Iraq vote.
April 24, 2013
Think tanks in the West are pushing for “buffer zones” to ensure that the “Las Vegas rules” apply to Syria; an amazing BBC documentary on Iran; topless protestors in Beirut; Kuwaiti writer wins International award; and a message to JIhadis.
A new documentary strives to put on film the stories and legends of the supernatural within Middle Eastern communities; virginity for a price; 'motivated by religion' card played in Boston; and the new Thor trailer is released.
April 23, 2013
Professor Juan Cole says it is naive to think that the political violence in Europe can be separated from the religious culture; Jordan' borders are bursting at the seams; Lebanese Sunni cleric losing his touch; and the secrets of a Kuwaiti football tycoon.
Only a week since the bombings and already some news analysts are calling for a total sweeping ban on Muslims to study in the U.S.; bomber to be charged as citizen, not enemy combatant; Obama's reaction too soft; and look in the mirror America.
April 22, 2013
Send ricin to the President and be tried as U.S. citizen but being a naturalized citizen seems to deny the Boston bomber these rights; Spring is here! Oops; a plea for help from a cancer patient; Nutella pie; and Egyptian Minister of Justice resigns, but why?