March 27, 2014
Having your own car eliminates the need for those creepy taxi drivers and saves you money but at what emotional and psychological cost? Palestine-U.S. talks losing steam; drones are getting bigger and deadlier; and Anne Rice has shared AndFarAway.
March 26, 2014
An innocent wife left an old photo of herself on a phone she sold. That pic was quickly posted onto Facebook and went viral; Oman is nothing like the UK; springtime in Libya is confusing; and Egyptian clerics and sheikhs should shut up.
For tourists looking for true Lebanon or locals who want to enjoy themselves in their own country, these seven spots are sure to please; new Israeli health laws still discriminate against Palestinians; and Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion.
March 25, 2014
Want to travel back in time thousands of years to the era of the great warriors? Director Naom Murro takes viewers just there with '300: Rise of an Empire'; Egyptian Capital Punishment in numbers; Spiderman and UAE Ambassadors call everyone to Earth Hour.
Juan Cole takes Romney to task for his recent accusations that Obama's weak approach to Syria is the reason Putin is feeling so emboldened as of late; Omar Sulieman returns! Condoms delivered to your front door; and Iran still on its won.
March 24, 2014
The Middle Easts' equivalent to Amazon has just made their total worth over 500 million dollars with a massive investment from Nasper; Egyptian blogger released; Lebanese teens get it right; and amazing photos from around the world.
Remember that cool ice palace Anna lived in after her self-imposed exile in Frozen? A Canadian hotel has replicated it... entirely out of ice! Christian Zionism is fading; 'Denial' is also a river in Turkey; and Saudi women not behaving badly.
March 23, 2014
On the tenth anniversary of his murder, Hamas sends all sort of threats to Israel and their ilk to remind them that they're still upset about Sheik Yassen's death; 'Nymphomaniac' worth watching; and slaves being held in Lebanon.
A law has no inherent power to make it be obeyed. The best evidence of this is the ban on smoking in lebanese restaurants that is being completely ignored; Syria abandoning Jordan border; Amman this week; and life after forty.
March 22, 2014
One Lebanese blogger was so thrilled with Sister Cristina Scuccia that she challenged religious figures in her country to step up to the mike; no net is a good thing; Dubai killing creative outlets; and stopping Twitter by a dictator never really works.
March 20, 2014
Soon many Starbucks will have their baristas serving booze along with the coffee. Will this trend catch on in conservative Lebanon? Order over freedom in the Arab world; #lebaneselfie goes viral; and Bibi plays his cards well.
Mahmoud Abdou's book 'The Middle East Peace Process and U.S. Special Interest Groups' says the Jewish special interests and Evangelicals are in bed together; three years of revolt in Syria; and Movie Review: Dabba (The Lunchbox).
March 19, 2014
Popstar Pharell's hit song 'Happy' has inspired remakes and videos of Arabs smiling and laughing from all over the Middle East. Ammanis made a few, Kuwaitis came from all around, Lebanese bloggers joined together, and Saudis even made their own version of 'Happy'.
Politically, things are going very well for Russian President Vladimir Putin, having won over the Crimeans and now, the Syrian regime is gaining strides; maps of countries made out of their indigenous foods; and Liam Neeson returns in 'Non-Stop'.
March 18, 2014
The real reason for several Gulf countries kicking out the Qatari ambassadors? This is all about wanting to get back in the good graces of Obama; rape is never a laughing matter; and Brazilians try to smuggle cocaine in their tummies.