Blogs Roundup

November 18, 2013

Over 40% of internet users in Saudi Arabia also use twitter.
05:00 GMT
Almost one out of every two Saudis who is on the net is also using twitter in one way or another; can you celebrate the Arab way? Russia claiming that U.S ruined the Iran deal; and what you missed last week on Egyptian T.V.

November 17, 2013

An oil well is drilled, oil is sold to America and some of the money trickles down to extremist goals.
13:00 GMT
Many extremist groups in Syria, Iraq and Iran receive money from wealthy supporters who make their money from selling oil to the West; governments cannot override the will of the people; polio rampant in Syria; and Dubai goes wireless.
The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani
05:00 GMT
The Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said the best way to end the growing sectarian violence in the region is for Assad and Maliki to step down; down home Palestinian recipes; no Egypt for Banksy; and one year anniversary of Israel's attack on Gaza.

November 16, 2013

Recently, several Palestinians have proven the wall is not impenetrable.
05:00 GMT
Palestinians from two villages took sledgehammers and wire cutters and broke massive holes through random parts of the Israeli separation wall; Shiit's remember Imam Hussein's death; BAssem still muted; and Kurds not all in agreement over Syria.

November 14, 2013

He may be gone but Michael Jackson continues to inspire musicians, even in Yemen.
08:15 GMT
Just when you thought 'Smooth Criminal' could not be covered again, Yemeni musician Ahmed Al Shaiba comes along and kills it! Horrendous prisons and CIA in Egypt, still; more 'Arabic Over Coffee'; and Bahrainis not taking injustice lying down.
Northern Syria has long been the residence of mainly Kurdish people. (image from Ekurd.net)
04:30 GMT
Just as most suspected, the Kurds, long persecuted by the Assads, are fighting to secure the Northern part of Syria; kidnapping as a quick money-maker in Lebanon; a warning about an Iranian War; and EZStore for the MENA region only.

November 13, 2013

A group named “Demons of Hack" has struck.
11:42 GMT
The hackers claim, “Jews has caused destruction on earth and has bloodshed lots of blood.” Maybe they should just focus on their grammar; Shadowy anti-terrorism force in Iraq; Egypt worse than Yemen? and illegal eagle hunting in Lebanon.
Bad Grandpa has mixed reviews, despite it's box office success.
06:43 GMT
Bad Grandpa is like following one sick Jackass stunt for an hour and a half. One Arab reviewer says it was good but not great; #SomeoneTellSaudiArabia to stop; peacemakers can't ignore Nabka; and Scandinavian Prisoners in Bahrain.

November 12, 2013

The new Apple iPad with retina display. (image courtesy of Turbosquid)
13:17 GMT
Our Lebanese blogger has the inside scoop on where to get the new iPad with retina display before it is even announced; Kerry not innocent in failed talks; get a cold drink in 45 seconds flat! and Iranians have fun with the Geneva talks.
Depression a growing problem globally, especially in Jordan.
07:49 GMT
A Jordanian blogger laments the fact that their country is among the many Arabs nations that are down in the dumps; Russians working an arms deal with Saudi; and support for the martyrs of Egypt has backfired on two soccer stars.

November 11, 2013

Former PLO leader Yasser Arafat
11:54 GMT
On the anniversary of his death, the theory that Arafat was poisoned is tested again. This time, they look at his belongings the day of his death; Israel did it! Tamarrod is calling for the removal of Hamas; and Arab police brutality.
Syrian President Bashar Assad
07:04 GMT
Many believe the United States is trying to oust Bashar Assad but rebel leader Col Abdul Jabbar al-Okaidi says that quite opposite is in fact true; Syrian journalist kidnapped in Aleppo; Israel kicking out Bedouins; and not-so-free speech in Jordan.

November 10, 2013

Israel is strengthening their relationship with Russia over Iranian fears. (AFP/Getty)
09:29 GMT
The Israeli government feels betrayed by the U.S.A's dealings with the Iranian nuclear disarmament and so their looking for some new friends; Russian church promotes Israel; and what a rising Russian influence in the ME means to Israel.
Some in Israel are denied nationality based on their race.
07:52 GMT
Israeli Jews are starting a campaign for awareness to promote equality in citizenship among the Muslim and minorities members of their communities; Geneva productive but no finished product; and living it up in Amman.

November 9, 2013

A cat sits in a microwave. (image for illustrative purposes only)
07:18 GMT
'So the cat was only in the microwave for ten seconds' they say but that is enough to fry organs and permanently mess up this kitty for life; Kerry surrenders Syria; China to join Geneva; Palestinian kindergarten defaced; and a 13 year-old phenom emerges.