Blogs Roundup

May 21, 2014

This is the Facebook page that markets Syrian women for marriage. (Facebook)
22:02 GMT
A disgusting page has been set up for actually finding a bride from the displaced, war-torn widows suffering in refugee camps; Saudis loves their camels - SARS be damned! and the Economic Forum’s 2013 Global Information ranks Lebanese education as 10th best.
CCTV footage of the two Palestinian teens being shot dead. (YouTube)
12:13 GMT
Though very difficult to watch, the security video of the teens shot by IDL sniper bullets clearly shows them waking calmly without anything in their hands; there are peaceful places in Lebanon; and Obama's dialogue with Iran seems to be bearing fruit.

May 20, 2014

An Iraqi woman casts her vote.
23:45 GMT
The Sunnis of Iraq did not rally around one particular candidate so now Maliki, despite his low numbers in parliament, continues his fruitless reign; women to reign at Cannes; and Egyptian activist Mahienour El-Masr sentenced to two years in prison.
This marijuana plant has landed thousands into Tunisian jails.
15:06 GMT
A campaign is afoot to change laws and release thousands of Tunisians in jail for smoking or buying some of that wacky tobaccy; is your boyfriend a momma's boy? and everything you need to know about men that you don't know now.

May 19, 2014

A militia leader in Libya.
22:10 GMT
Gen. Muhammad Hijazi of the “Libyan National Army” is taking out the extremist militias and the people of Libya are relieved; what is anti-antisemitism according to the ADL? and Queen Rania presents Edraak.
For some, it is easy and degrading to get some quick likes on Facebook.
08:32 GMT
Ink on the Side takes some shots at all those desperate women who bare it all just to get some random creep to like their pictures; man in critical condition after being hit by a gas can; and Egyptian inventor defects to America.

May 18, 2014

This year, the LGBT community looks to change attitudes in Lebanon.
19:06 GMT
The ongoing stigma against anyone who isn't straight in Lebanon is something the LGBT is looking to change this 2014; there is sugar in everything.. everything! and America Ferrera gets a surprise visitor on the red carpet.

May 17, 2014

Boko Haram's leader rambling about his 'Islamic' ideologies.
21:26 GMT
'Boko Haram, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the alike terrorists groups are not the non-Muslims’ problem. They are ours'; Sisi speaks of invading Libya; and Qatar tries to redeem its wrongs against foreign workers.
Amina is renowned for her activism done in Tunisia.
13:45 GMT
The BBC wanted to do an interview with the courageous Tunisian female activist Amina. Lebanon said, 'Not in our country, you won't!"; a Dummy's Guide to Science Fiction Novels; and Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014.

May 15, 2014

Jordanian King Abdullah met with Google chairman Eric Schmidt.
13:10 GMT
King Abdullah of Jordan had a one on one with Eric Schmidt of Google and told him of all the opportunities that exist in his kingdom; a Lebanese mom gets pranked, hard; the pressure to be anorexic; and 6 million Palestinians returning to Palestine is feasible;

May 14, 2014

The first picture of Ben Affleck as Batman. (Twitter)
23:02 GMT
For some, it is like an early peek at a Christmas present. Even one Arab blogger, who is vehemently opposed to Batfleck, enjoyed the teaser; maps that explain the White Savior Complex; and the best job ever in Dubai awaits applicants.
Lanes made for bikes are all over European and Western cities.
15:12 GMT
The people of Lebanon were excited and proud that their city would soon be like those of Europe, equipped with bike lanes. Well, now it ain't happening; Google Glass is available! and the Yemeni anti-Al-Qaeda Campaign is gaining momentum.

May 13, 2014

The new Godzilla is amazing.
21:46 GMT
After being inundated with trailers and commercials, one blogger was skeptical if Godzilla could live up to the hype. To his surprise, it crushed it! The New Samsung Galaxy S5 is nothing new; and getting gas in Libya is no walk in the park.
American Secretary of State John Kerry with Afghani President Karzai.
13:26 GMT
American military brass thought they could hep the impoverished and dire situation in Afghanistan by throwing money at it. Wrong; Lebanon's refugee problem; Abdullah Assem freed but still a prisoner and it's Lebanon, not Libya!

May 12, 2014

Yemeni-Scottish filmmaker Sarah Ishaq (All Voices)
21:57 GMT
Yemen is usually only in the news for drone strikes or child brides? These eight amazing directors, artists and activists are changing the norms; Iran claims to have copied an American drone; and Christians in Israel at great risk.