Blogs Roundup

December 9, 2013

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
11:13 GMT
Most prominent Israeli politicians can discuss Iran without invoking various forms of apocalypse or foaming at the mouth. Not Bibi; Lebanon vs Dubai; how UAE residents can recycle their old laptops; and a racist Israeli meets an Arab soccer player.
How much money would shaving Sam Elliot's moustache off bring?
06:12 GMT
Every man is looking for an excuse not to shave. One group spearheaded a facial hair fundraiser to support the children of Syria this winter; did Iran give the U.S. Hassane Laqees? Israel wins again; and Samsung's Note 3 just got more colorful.

December 8, 2013

Spiderman 2 is going to hit theaters soon.
12:19 GMT
Gradly is head over heels for the new Spiderman 2 trailer. With phrases like ' freakin’ spectacular' and 'totally awesome', he's hooked; visit Saudi, be detained indefinitely; old Yemen through new lenses; and Israelis hypocritically eulogize Mandela.
A CIA drone like the ones used in Pakistan.
07:46 GMT
Lawyers are attempting to get English courts to examine whether UK officials at GCHQ share information about targets in Pakistan with the CIA; Obama hopeful about Iranian deal; and Saudi and Iran meeting behind closed doors.

December 7, 2013

Arabs say farewell to an ally and a hero, Nelson Mandela.
09:07 GMT
“If one has to refer to any of the parties as a terrorist state, one might refer to the Israeli government, because they are the people who are slaughtering defenseless and innocent Arabs in the occupied territories"; Snipers go nuts in Bethlehem; and a tribute to yasser.

December 5, 2013

Hackers can do almost anything these days. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Dear God, if there are viruses that can live in our computers and memorize all our passwords, then surely the sky is falling! the Arab Spring in Egypt makes itself illegal; tech reviewers arrested in Iran; and Fox in a frenzy over female only swimming.
This Eritrean man was badly abused while being held in Sinai.
06:27 GMT
One of the victims said, "They left the bodies of my two dead friends in the store with us for two days, then fed the bodies to the dogs."; Druze refuses to work for IDF; face it, you're addicted to travel! and Iran's FM going Gulfing.

December 4, 2013

Counting cash.
13:00 GMT
The hits just keep coming for the Middle East and Northern Africa. Where there is corruption rotting away a country, there's a large chance it is an Arab state; Saudi official in Moscow for talks; and poking fun at catching a terrorist rabbit.
Linkedin now has over ten million users in the MIddle East.
08:25 GMT
Arabs and others residing in the MENA are finding Linkedin to be a great resource to get their names out there on the job market; Hamas is the new policeman in Gaza; ana amazing photo from Yemen; and the Top Ten most expensive engagement rings.

December 3, 2013

Much of the corruption in America is found in its military dealings.
11:31 GMT
A pillar of freedom and bastion of justice it may be, but what's for certain is that the governmental workings of the States is rotten to the core; an activist's view on Egypt's Anti-Terror law; and a Lebanese man playing for Manchester United?
Images from video of man being shot by the IDF. (YouTube)
06:48 GMT
This amazing footage could have very well been a man filming his own death at the hands of Israeli soldiers. Fortunately, his wounds were not fatal; Iran is not out of the woods yet; and a place for transgenders in Lebanon to feel safe.

December 2, 2013

Ink on the Side has a little fun with men and women in the morning. (Ink on the Side)
19:57 GMT
Online cartooning blogger Sareen Archalajian shows that sometimes, women have a distinct advantage over men when it comes to waking up; Yemen's South wants out; Lebanese Tourism Minister responds to the UK; and our place in this world.
Iranians may soon have a much bigger variety of cars to choose from.
07:23 GMT
With the hope of lifting of sanctions on the car industry “by the end of December”, Iran may soon be flooded with auto merchants; Bedouins have long been persecuted by Israelis; and the origins of foods named after people.

December 1, 2013

What do young Egyptians have to cheer about these days? Not much.
11:22 GMT
In case someone says as an aside," Yea, I think things are getting better in Egypt", drop these four recent events on their warped lap; cold forecast for refugees; Dr Abdullah al-Hamid for the Nobel; and one nun in Syria who is making peace happen.
Paul Walker dead at 40.  (Getty)
07:09 GMT
On an innocent ride at a celebrity car show, Paul Walker lost his life to the flames of a car accident. Needless to say, millions of fans are in shock; Bibi to boot the Bedouins; lessons in daily blogging; and Egyptians abuse their Syrian refugees.