May 28, 2014
Sometimes the best response to a stupid question is no answer at all. To many Egyptians, being asked to vote is just plain dumb; Petra by Night is an event never to be missed; and Iran's Ayatollah has harsh words for detractors.
Five twenty-somethings from five different perspectives of faith chose to travel the world together and, thankfully, document their journey for the rest of us; Sisi and Assad in the same room; and Syrians flood Lebanese streets to vote.
May 27, 2014
For most people following the crisis in Syria, President Assad running for another term should come as no surprise; graffiti speaks louder than Popes; Turkey wants justice, Israel yawns; and dressing sexy does not mean a woman is a slut.
Imagine using old shipping containers as hotel rooms that can be removed and replaced at any time. Now watch it become a reality; the ants go marching and the politicians stand in awe; and Kuwait is about to get the Wayans Brothers.
May 26, 2014
With his stop at the separation wall for a prayer and his invitation to the Vatican for peace talks to Abbas and Netanyahu, the Pope has shown he wants Palestine to work; ten ways to prep for the beach; and go viral without using 'boobs'.
'Egyptian Chronicles' has set up all the live feeds from Twitter and Facebook. Follow the reactions of the people and the on the ground activity; never, ever ask this question to a woman, men! and a Saudi activist in jail for getting beat by her father.
May 25, 2014
“In The Presence of the Holy See” is a Palestinian work that predominantly shows Catholic imagery contrasted with Palestinian suffering; Lebanese with the Pope; Yemen gets happy in their own way; and Hebrew textbooks are Zionist, even in Arabic.
During his pilgrimage to Jordan, Pope Francis thanked the King for taking in so many refugees and for seeking peace in the region; Palestinian journalists should have rights too; and one blogger gives up on humanity.
May 23, 2014
The country of Jordan is preparing for the arrival of Pope Francis this Saturday and Sunday with great hopes and high expectations; a sunroof or a tanning roof? Syria is still very unsafe for reporters; and photos from Gaza's coast.
May 21, 2014
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.