Blogs Roundup

November 26, 2013

A flag flies in front of Israel's nulcear facility.
12:37 GMT
Apparently not all Israelis are against the brokered nuclear deal the Western superpowers made with Iran. Really, ask any of the Israeli brass; Iran deal will help oil production; and after the deal, many expect Israel to feel the pressure to dismantle their nuclear weapons.
A box for a pool toy has been censored in order to be sold in Saudi Arabia. (Sex and Beyond: Saudi Arabia)
08:35 GMT
The establishment in Saudi loves American products, but what of those cursed models with their elbows and knees all exposed? Israel to be a lone wolf and attack Iran; and children celebrate a country that they will never belong to.

November 25, 2013

An Arab woman veils her face.
20:03 GMT
The UN has released on this day a report that sheds light on the increased use of rape, torture and other forms of violence against women in Syria; fisherman in Lebanon ousted from their own piers; and humans and environmental rights in Jordan.
An Iranian Nuclear plant.
14:27 GMT
Now that America and Iran seem to be getting along, there's a possible domino effect that could ripple through the region; love hurts; American Music Award winners; a message for the fellas; and Anonymous strikes again.

November 24, 2013

A Pakistani YouTube Hug campaign is afoot. (YouTube)
19:30 GMT
YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan for over a year now and the new hug campaign aims to show that this is not a citizen led ban; UK Ambassador to Lebanon has some fun; war averted in Iran; and Israelis take Bedouin land without their input.
The HTC OneMax (image courtesy of The Big Sam)
11:12 GMT
Big phones are all the the rage and HTC is coming into the race a little late with the OneMax. Does it compete or is it still lagging behind? Top Ten antique signs in Amman; and available online, the new Egyptian Constitution.

November 23, 2013

There are many easy steps to take once one hears a bomb go off.
19:44 GMT
After the the first bomb went off in Lebanon, many gathered near the site only to be hit again by another. Following this guide will help prevent such casualties; Iran aiding relief in Syria; great MENA airline food; and Assad gaining upper hand.

November 22, 2013

A woman hides his her face in shame.
08:11 GMT
Though often the woman is somehow implicated in the sad cases of rape, the reality is that men have not been brought up to know it's all on them; Happy B-day Fairouz; Apple bests Samsung; and the Tahrir Revolution is about the youth.

November 21, 2013

Jean Claude van Damme does an Epic Split for Volvo.
05:59 GMT
Europeans love the Eighties and when they brought Enya and Van Damme back for a video, I don't think Volvo even knew it would be this awesome, dude; Saudi justice questioned; and Turkish airlines giving startups a fighting chance.

November 20, 2013

The United Nations Assembly.
17:38 GMT
Though China and Russia voted against, the UN Draft Resolution focuses on the abuse of human rights. Who wrote the draft? Saudi Arabia; fearful in Libya; quick change artists on KSA flights; and Iran has its own awesome drone.
A woman bucks the establishment and rides a bike in Syria. (Syria Untold)
06:19 GMT
A group called 'She Wants A Bicycle Now' is challenging Syrians to break with traditional thinking and do something practical to fight traffic; Adults Only in Yemeni theaters; and a Canadian web-hosting company ditchings anyone who's Arab.

November 19, 2013

The Toshiba KIRA Ultrabook just made forgetting your charger a minor problem.
17:59 GMT
Just when things couldn't get any sweeter for the tech world, Toshiba busts out a laptop that can be used for a whole 22 hours! the Mohamed Mahmoud protests remembered; and why the Middle East needs France right now.
Egyptian funnyman Bassem Youssef.
05:00 GMT
After a bumpy start to his second season and being taken off the air, Bassem has officially ended his contract with the CBC Network; 3 months for beating a maid; Saudi flooded by heavy rains; and in Gaza, children walk through sewage to get to school.

November 18, 2013

A woman being scanned at an airport.
09:16 GMT
One former member of a left-wing group in Israel shares his story of humiliation and frustration after being profiled as a potential terrorist; there are places for women worse than Egypt; nose jobs at a car show in Dubai; and a pacifist returns to Syria.
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.