September 22, 2014
McDonalds is permissible and Starbucks is a must, but some American edible exports are not compatible with the Lebanese palette; how to be happy in the Middle East or anywhere in the world; Israel illegally kicking out Africans; and an apology to Egypt.
Organized resistance by locals against the IS group is a present reality in the Ninawa province where the IS stronghold, the city of Mosul, is also located; Lebanon is addressing the Ebola threat; and the media is trying to make Al Nusra Front nice.
September 21, 2014
Over half of Saudi university students were asked if music should be banned in any form from public forums and a surprising amount said yes; a funny look at the range of 'craziness' among Muslims; and when Israel bombs Gaza, so does America.
"Whether a Palestinian is of a certain sexual orientation, cheating on his wife, or in need of treatment in Israel or the West Bank – he is a target for blackmail.”; Attention Americans, we are on the edge of a huge war; and mixed reviews of Sisi.
September 20, 2014
This young man had one job, i.e. open the box of his new iPhone 6 but fate or chance or perhaps God is an Android fan, but whatever the reason, he failed his job; Saddam nostalgia is not at all realistic. Just ask the Kurds; and the troops are already in Jordan.
September 18, 2014
Human Rights groups in Lebanon are claiming that migrant workers are 'being denied their livelihoods simply because they’ve had children in Lebanon'; a new radar gun will catch drivers texting; and is Twitter working with the CIA against IS?
When an activist gets thrown in the paddy wagon during a demonstration, it can be hours or days before they can call home. Panic Button to the rescue! Iran is going to take out IS on their own; and the 10 types of hunks at university.
September 17, 2014
Apparently Apple dropped 100 million bucks on the new U2 album so they can give it away for free to their customers but some don't want it; how is a closet sized bathroom at all useful? and twelve things to do in Beirut before October.
Foreign journalists all confirm that thousands of Yazidi women are being used a sex slaves by ISIL but if Obama keeps his word, help is on the way; Kurds may decide to annex Northern Iraq; and Sisi commands people to give charity to his government.
September 16, 2014
To get Egypt and Saudi's support, the U.S. must condemn the Muslim Brotherhood, even though most rebel groups support the MB, except Iran, whom America loathes; Egyptian blogger a free man; Kuwait bans another book; and an Israel protest in Amsterdam.
The new iOS 8 upgrade coming to Apple devices links activity from the phones to the iPad and the desktop for continual usage and priceless family sharing; the pictures of the week are memorable; and does the "Giver' live up to its name?
September 15, 2014
"The worst that can then be said of Qatar is that it is supporting regional groups to augment its own regional influence", just like every other country; marriage advice from dad falls on deaf ears; do they really count steps? and the anti-Israel hit list.
Ahmed Gabr has been training for 4 years to beat the record with a 15 hour dive that will 'break the frontiers of our knowledge of how the human body can survive at such depths'; 'Let’s Be Cops' or let's not; and 15 Palestinians drown fleeing Israeli siege of Gaza.
September 14, 2014
Balint Szlanko for Syria Comment showed how that when the ISIL fighters face any kind of organized and balanced opposition, they can't hold their own; Syrians experiencing increasing racism in Lebanon; and Jabhat al-Nusra is the newest Savior in Syria.
Egypt won't send soldiers, Jordan is staying quiet, and Turkey has practically boarded up their airport so the US can't use it; Lebanon has their share of ISIL militants; war crimes by Israel? Not according to the PA; and Osama is not a popular name in America.