Blogs Roundup

September 22, 2013

Ex Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was papped enjoying his post-dictatorship life. (Image via Buzzfeed)
14:59 GMT
Ex Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh seems to be enjoying his life, post Arab Spring; Agent Provocateur sexes up Beirut; Fancy some ancient Egyptian artifacts? Get on eBay!
The newly launched Dubai cola. Would you try it? (Image courtesy of No Garlic, No Onions)
11:01 GMT
A date and honey flavored Dubai cola has hit shelves in the UAE; An inside look into why Israel attacked EU diplomats in the West Bank this weekend; Thought Amman was boring? Its budding culture scene will make you think twice.

September 19, 2013

Iran's President Rouhani has a change of heart and vows to never develop nuclear weapons again. (Image: Getty Images)
14:58 GMT
Is it time to let our guard down, as Iran's President has a change of heart and vows to never develop nuclear weapons again?; Activist Afrah Nasser holds a group discussion on the US/UN role in Syria; How will Oman be affected if it were to sign a gas deal with Iran?
UAE bank launches Co-branded MasterCard Credit and Prepaid cards in the UAE in partnership with Manchester United Football Club. (Image: Jazarah.net)
08:51 GMT
UAE bank launches Co-branded MasterCard Credit and Prepaid cards in the UAE in partnership with Manchester United Football Club; If you're heading to Lebanon, check out the top 10 most dangerous spots in the country; Lebanon has a new escorting agency being promoted on FB.

September 18, 2013

Habbet Loulou will be released this fall. (Image: Youtube screenshot)
14:30 GMT
Check out four Lebanese movies that are coming out this fall; Now you can shop online with RAGHUNTER; Meet the creators of ChouChic.
Autistic 14-year-old Alex didn't survive his mother's stabs to his chest. (Image: Model, not actual child. Shutterstock/Cheryl Casey)
09:02 GMT
The murder of two autistic children by their mothers made major headlines yesterday, but can the killings be justified?; The sad truth behind Syrian refugees attempting to flee Egypt to Italy; What's Bahrain's policy on fighting terror the "legal" way?

September 17, 2013

Iran has unblocked Twitter and Facebook. (Image: Facebook)
13:20 GMT
Since the protests following presidential election in 2009, Iran has blocked Twitter and Facebook. Now, they're back on; Find out how Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani became pen pals; Syria in desperate need of foreign medical aid.
One of the daring looks at this year's NYFW. (Image: NYDailyNews)
07:39 GMT
NYFW has been nothing short of fabulous this year and the street fashion has been equally as stunning too; The amazing Hermes have a new furniture line; Why you need a full skirt in your closet this autumn; Like sailors? check out this sailor-inspired outfit.

September 16, 2013

Human Rights Watch have published a report on the arbitrary detention of children and their ill-treatment in Bahrain. (Image: Wikipedia)
11:44 GMT
Human Rights Watch have revealed a shocking report: Bahrain security forces routinely detain children without cause and subject them to ill-treatment that may rise to the level of torture; A new website helps Kuwaiti children find their parents who left them when they were young; Syria's supernatural love story: Ladder to Damascus.

September 15, 2013

Will it be possible for Arabs to unite as one nation and rise up again? (Image: Shutterstock/Bahri Altay)
13:00 GMT
An inspiration to Saudi and Arab women, Haifaa Al Mansour directs the first film to ever be shot in Saudi Arabia; Once upon a time Lebanon used to manufacture trains; Will Arabs ever go back to their glory and rise up again?
One of the men executed by Syrian rebels in a location outside of Aleppo. (Image: Youtube screenshot)
10:47 GMT
One photojournalist was an eyewitness to four public executions by Syrian rebels in a location outside of Aleppo in August; U.S. Senator John McCain terribly concerned by the US-Syria agreement; What does Israel make of Syria's chemical weapons and Iran?
Chef Gordon Ramsay can land in your kitchen any time you like with a newly-invented hologram system. (Image: Facebook)
07:40 GMT
Wouldn't it be fabulous to get cooking tips from the world's top chefs? Now you can project holograms of world-famous chefs right into your kitchen; 17 talented Lebanese women cook for 600 top world foodies & chefs; The yummy Shake Shack finally opens in Beirut.

September 12, 2013

Cinderella: One of children's most-beloved fairy tales. (Image: Facebook)
12:36 GMT
Are fairy tales good or bad for our children, do they represent reality?; Lebanon's latest fabulous all-honey products store; Get ready for Halloween next month with a cool set of skull-shaped cake pans.
The US have decided against the strike on Syria. (Image: Facebook)
08:11 GMT
Although the Syria strike is happening no more, Assad is still in power and more innocent lives are taken away daily; Obama and Putin have different pleas on the Syria topic; Why the UN should step in and interfere in Syria.

September 11, 2013

Foreign women in Saudi have been granted the same rights as Saudi citizens if their children are Saudi. (Shutterstock/Rahhal)
13:54 GMT
Foreign women in Saudi have something to celebrate this week as they're granted the same rights as Saudi citizens, on one condition of course; Curious to understand the difference between Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus the Christ?; Learn about Putin's secret KGB chess tactics to outwit the US.