Blogs Roundup

October 17, 2013

The Jordan Valley
10:46 GMT
For some, living in adverse conditions will not stop them from celebrating the faith of Abraham and the mercy of God; Turkey's wall with Syria opposed; Lebanon's border is packed with refugees; and so Saudi men satisfy their wives?

October 16, 2013

Traffic like this in Beirut is one of the five things to avoid while visiting there.
10:01 GMT
Even for all of its drama, Lebanon is definitely worth a visit. To make the time as fun as possible, one blogger tells you what to avoid; Yemen's sheep dealer; missing Balochs in Pakistan; and some Israelis might get in big trouble.

October 15, 2013

Eid al Adha is celebrated by slaughtering a lamb.
10:02 GMT
Have multiple images of lambs being slaughtered outside someone's home confused you? Read here about what's going on during Eid al Adha; starving Syrians rescued; cinemas are haraam in KSA; and the truth behind Iranian sanctions.

October 14, 2013

Loving others should be the response to God during Eid al Adha.
20:34 GMT
One Sufi blogger sources the life of Abraham, Jesus and Mohammed to point everyone to the demands of the Eid: obey love; teacher orders student to be beaten; curved phones are coming back! and the EU is making the Mediterranean a graveyard.
One of the man made, illegal tunnels between Egypt and Gaza.
10:08 GMT
As if it isn't hard enough living in Gaza these days, now the Israeli government is clamping down even more after finding a supply tunnel from Egypt; marks of success in Lebanon; and Saudi's Human Rights watch celebrates four years.

October 13, 2013

Jesus cleared the temple of vendors selling animals for sacrifice at insane prices.
09:01 GMT
Just like the Jesus chastising the thieves in the temple, this blogger berates the vendors selling livestock at exorbitant prices; Yemeni film Oscar worthy; and following Iraq's 10 years of violence chronologically.
Sex talk is igniting in Egypt over the new 'Libido' documentary.
07:33 GMT
What was once and still is taboo has been given some attention by a daring new documentary on Egyptian sexuality called Libido; Sudanese at it again; Iran's missiles can't go that far; and Syria's chemical weapons are getting systematically destroyed.

October 12, 2013

Wadih el Safi bid this world farewell at the age of 92.
09:27 GMT
Wadih el Safi, one of the three remaining giants of Lebanese music, bid this world farewell today at the age of 92. To many, he was the "Voice of Lebanon'; and in Jordan, one Syrian girl is the Arab version of Malala.

October 10, 2013

For some, Eid al Adha means boarding a plane and getting away.
14:13 GMT
For some, holiday means getting away from it all. Fortunately, there are actually still some great deals for those last minute Eid participants; Pakistani men's fantasies are her nightmare; and 'Arabs Got (no) Talent!
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan who was kidnapped by armed men this morning.
11:05 GMT
Libyan radicals have never liked Zeidan and now that the U.S. has performed multiple covert operations on Libyan soil, perhaps it is payback time; Samsung has a new flip phone; 2013 and the Illuminati in Hollywood; and do Saudi women flirt?

October 9, 2013

Without a little lamb meat, Eid al Adha just isn't the same.
16:05 GMT
For the upcoming Eid al Adha, it's takes more than making a nice stew. One blogger offers up some pointers to make your whole evening a success; #IranJeans: Yes, they wear them; and 'Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East'.
A Syrian mother and her child wait for food and help.
10:40 GMT
One blogger is left speechless by the image of a dead, completely malnourished Syrian teenager being carried by his mother; the Lebanese Bassem Youssef- Adel Karam; and 'the people want to bring down the regime'.

October 8, 2013

The offcial flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran
13:45 GMT
After his epic phone call to Obama, Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, seems to be cozying up to the West. What do the people say? 7iber now has a real cafe; stealing Palestinian land at night; and photos from the October 6th protests.
A recent car bombing in Iraq.
07:37 GMT
The frightful escalation of violence in Iraq could well lead to pitting AQI and the Sunni militants against Shia militias and Shia-controlled security forces in the country; R.I.P.D. was actually a great movie; and that red stuff ain't blood.

October 7, 2013

Al Qaeda fighters in Syria.
15:35 GMT
Many lump the newly formed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) together in with Al Qaeda. This couldn't be further from the truth; Syrian TV pushes the envelope; 'Fries King', really? and everything is bigger in UAE, even the burgers.