Blogs Roundup

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.
This protest in Israel may just be a preview of what is to come.
06:05 GMT
The economy is weakening and the promises from elected officials are being broken. It won't be long until a revolution begins in Israel; IKEA for refugees; Chocolate Cheesecake Bars to die for; and another look at Alexa in Jordan.

December 18, 2013

The yet to be revealed LG Chromebase. (The Big Sam)
10:33 GMT
In one month, the world will see LG's attempt to run a computer using Google as its operating system- Chromebase; Arab Spring or Arab Sprung? Syria and the lessons from Iraq; and would you all finish the constitution already?!
The verdict is in and bribery is not all that bad in Bahrain.
07:20 GMT
Aluminum Bahrain's lawyers have successfully argued that bribery is the norm in a London court, ending the trial of one Victor Dahdaleh; the Levante's refugee crisis; Libya has a serious gas problem; and Dutch hostage's treated nicely.

December 17, 2013

NASA took some photos from space of the Alexa storm that show the vastness of the blizzard.
17:04 GMT
The storm that froze parts of the Middle East directly in their tracks for days was captured by NASA's satellite cameras; Jordan's hit new comedy Zain; Peter O'Toole saved the Arabs; and 13 years ago, thirteen Arab Israelis were killed.
Syrian President Bashar Assad (Getty).
07:58 GMT
Now any Shiite who was sitting on the fence about helping their fellow minorities in Syria now has a stronger reason to go- God said it's ok; why the Arab Spring fell short; Syrian Cartoonist Akram Raslan reportedly killed; and no reform in Saudi is legal.