Blogs Roundup

April 9, 2014

Secretary of State Kerry sits with Palestinian PM Abbas
12:41 GMT
Ne'er has an administration been so blatant in pointing fingers at the settlement buildings and break of the Oslo Treaty as ruining the peace talks; a lot of money from America goes to Lebanon; and Twitter is about to pop!
Ten reasons men over forty are a great catch for the ladies.
09:49 GMT
Any single men over forty looking for a defense of your awesomeness? Jaraad lays out ten reasons, and even backs them up with the Quran! Anonymous strikes Israeli sites again; and little children eating lemons in slow motion.

April 8, 2014

Lebanese singer Maya Diab turns heads in her outfits, for better or worse.
15:45 GMT
While she's no sight for sore eyes, some Lebanese do not like the amount of skin singer Maya Diab chooses to show; seven things parents are doing all wrong; and a female reporter visits Tripoli without a veil and gets accosted by a five year old.
Tunisians are proud of their new state but the economy is still lagging.
08:40 GMT
One visit to Tunisia and the lighter mood and hopeful strides of the people is evident. Now this theme needs to be transferred to the new economy; terror attack in Bulgaria traced to Lebanon; and 100 days since Al Jazeera Staff imprisoned.

April 7, 2014

Samsung is winning the big screen smartphone wars but Apple might soon be a threat.
15:46 GMT
The people have spoken and Apple has heard their cries. Those who like the bigger screen are in store for a real treat with the newest iPhone; a woman's worst nightmare; 75 year old priest killed in Syria; and Ethiopian worker dead in Lebanon.
Afghani women vote in the recent election. (YouTube)
06:00 GMT
Believe it or not, despite the threat from the Taliban, the Afghanis came out in droves and it seems that a fair democratic election took place; Pope says 'Nope' to Son of God movie; and beauty tips every girl must know.

April 6, 2014

Michael “Mike” Harari was the best there ever was in the original Israeli Special forces.
13:07 GMT
Michael “Mike” Harari was given the highest honor by the Israeli Special Forces and his stories, like the car chase in Italy, are unbelievable; a tribal massacre in Egypt; Bahrain's U.S. Embassy fiasco; and Israeli forces shoot a Jewish cameraman.
An IDF soldier guards Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
06:00 GMT
Extremist groups that were once on the fringes of society have attained a respectable position within the mainstream political and religious right; MEA does not like Lion King; memories of a martyred Syrian mother; and the female side of a Saudi wedding.

April 5, 2014

A British tourist claims she was raped in Egypt.
13:14 GMT
As if being raped by a security guard at her hotel were not enough, a British tourist's story is being called a 'comedy' by a liberal, female Egyptian professor; stealth tanks are the new rage; the latest ME Tech news; and refugees in Syria top 1 million.

April 3, 2014

Soldiers in Fallujah, Iraq.
16:28 GMT
The longterm pain of the Iraqi war is felt even stronger after a soldier loses his mind and goes on a rampage. How dangerous is this PTSD threat? Abbas moving forwards, alone; 'Seven Girls You'll Date in Lebanon'; and April Fool's for Muslims.
A son hits his mother on live TV (YouTube).
06:00 GMT
Many Arabs believe heaven is under the feet of their mothers. One spoiled brat decided his mother needed his foot in her face on live TV: Movie Review: Son of God; Maysoon Zayid makes everyone proud; and women in Egypt have no space of their own.

April 2, 2014

A bartender pours wine into a wine glass.
10:12 GMT
The writers of this list have nailed down the likes that frequent the watering holes of the Middle East. Don't worry Europeans- you made the list; baby dies in hot car; U.S. and Israel call Iran a threat; and the perspective of Saudis on American women.
According to President Suleiman, Lebanon will never be safe as long as people don't believe in God.
06:00 GMT
The so-called President of the most “open and free” country in the Arab World just equated terrorists to atheists; an April Fool's to remember; a week in 'Turkish Politics 101'; and Saudi victim of Boston Marathon bombing sues Glenn Beck.

April 1, 2014

A beggar in Saudi Arabia pleads for more money.
15:52 GMT
Apparently life on the streets can't be that rough, at least for one Lebanese beggar. This guy is living the dream and makes no apologies; film review: 'The Bag Man"; and the Lebanese parliament proves once again that they're morons.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signs an autograph for a war veteran. (Facebook)
07:00 GMT
Recently, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Gaza and West Bank occupied. He quickly backtracked but the facts remain- he was right; Assad bringing in family from Iran; Daddy's in an Israeli jail-cell; and why Syria is not trending.