Blogs Roundup

November 14, 2013

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.

November 8, 2013

Egyptian soldier set up a barricade with barbed wire.
06:43 GMT
Apparently you can't teach an old dog new tricks when it comes to the military rule in Egypt; Iran and West to draft nuclear deal in Geneva; and the IDF uses a Muslim cemetery for training.

November 7, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Bethlehem.
08:23 GMT
As U.S. Secretary of State was in Israel, Palestinian protesters surprised him with pleas to stop giving money to the occupiers; Iran executing a lot of Sunnis; Egypt first to be last place to visit; and Iraq has been long forgotten.

November 6, 2013

Ms. Marvel is Muslim, Pakistani, and ready to kick some ass.
09:04 GMT
Whether fighting crime or dealing with her overprotective brother or strict muslim parents, Kamal has her work cut out for her; virginity soap in Egypt; a wifi coffee maker; and Yemen to ban child marriages (so they say).
It is not at all rare to see the Ford emblem while driving in Iran.
08:01 GMT
After the Iran-Iraq War, many families who lost loved ones are going to hold onto their hate for America until the day they die. This won't top them however, from jumping behind a 2012 Ford Mustang and cruising in Tehran.

November 5, 2013

Two lovers hold hands.
19:30 GMT
A recent Twitter hashtag for Ramallah's Romeos and Jenin's Juliets helped the occupied Arabs have a little fun in light of their situation; 7iber joins Storymaker; Arab wedding photos made easy online; and Israeli soldiers use Palestinians as props.