Blogs Roundup

August 19, 2014

IDF soldiers fire teargas at Palestinians.
08:50 GMT
Aside from the gas choking Ferguson and Gaza's residents alike, there’s another connection: Police Chief Timothy Fitch received “counter-terrorism” training in Israel; WTF in Lebanon; Being Arab in the US; and a red carpet protest in Sarajevo.

August 18, 2014

Thousands protested at the ports of San Francisco to prevent  an Israeli ship from docking. (Charlotte Silver)
09:59 GMT
Thousands of Palestinian activists marched on a California port to prevent an Israeli ship from being able to dock; a farther teaches his son how to be a violent racist; ten things that Lebanon should ban; and Egypt kills 3 suspected terrorists.
This Arab teenager was so obese, he had to be cut out of his own house.
08:48 GMT
One Lebanese blogger delves into the touchy area of childhood obesity. Do the kids need a diet or more so, an active, responsible lifestyle? Artists always approached to do free gigs; and a Syrian martyr tells his mom, 'Don't be sad."

August 17, 2014

For conspiracy theorists, ISIS is an American made money machine.
15:08 GMT
One blogger is convinced that the eventual establishment of ISIS is all part of the West's fuller agenda to get oil from someone other than Saudi; Motorola revealing big things in September; and see vintage photos of Lebanon colorized.
The all new, limited edition Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster. (Z District)
11:16 GMT
The modern Confederate Hellcat will only be made sixty five times so this bike already has a waiting list and it'll cost 10K to just get your name on it; a male belly dancer? The Jordan-Syria Border Crossings are a mess; and Sisi not loving the NGOs.

August 16, 2014

Mobile phones are being used by many NGOs in Egypt to raise awareness.
17:34 GMT
In the past three years, NGOs and other causes have tapped into the power of social media and using the cell phone to promote and raise support for their causes; the Muslims who are condemning ISIS; and the children of Gaza have a website.

August 14, 2014

'They Have Not Returned" is a film remembering those abducted by their own government in Yemen. (YouTube)
08:54 GMT
Dating back to the bloodshed of 1978, many perceived dissidents against the government simply disappeared, most likely killed by the regime; Hariri already making strong changes in Lebanon; and Bahrain strips nine activists of their citizenship.
The greeting sign at the University of Illinois.
08:33 GMT
Steven Salaita is a Palestinian-American soon-to-be professor at UOI at Urbana who blogged negatively about Israel and got fired- therein lies the rub; HTC to make apps usable by all Android users; and the case of the Lebanese solider hiding in America.

August 13, 2014

Sisi and Putin are meeting to enhance the relationship between the two countries.
08:43 GMT
Egypt's President Sisi is in Russia to discuss trade ties, along with over of five million tons of wheat promised to Egypt; Iranian-American first woman to win Fields Medal in Mathematics; and the earth is so rotten, Satan himself weeps.
A bride in Kuwait got the man of her dreams.. but it was not easy.
07:44 GMT
A Pakistani engineer asked a Kuwaiti girl's family for her hand in marriage and the parents said no. She insisted she was in love and went to court to prove it; Israel once again given a free pass to kill; and not all ISIS pictures are really them.

August 12, 2014

U.S. Army soldiers control a drone from a remote office.
12:12 GMT
The winds of change have affected the anti-Americans, "how embarrassing it must be for the “anti-imperialists” to suddenly find the Empire fighting on their side."; US Media finally sees the other side of Gaza; and Sisi on the HRW's bad side.
The blogpsphere mourns the loss of Robin Williams.
10:58 GMT
Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jack, Mork, and Peter Pan are just a few of the characters played by comedic legend Robin Williams; horrible stories of Yazidi children dying in the mountains; and Kyrgyz Pres. schmoozes with Erdogan.

August 11, 2014

The All-Star cast of Expendables 3.
18:50 GMT
With the likes of Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the stage, anyone who likes action film will love this film; Bahrain hacking it's own fact finding commission; and Israel has used Palestinians as shields multiple times.
Syrian children at the Zatari refugee camp in Jordan.
14:54 GMT
Where you aware that currently, more than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan do not live in a refugee camp? Find out more factoids here; the four stages of whining in Lebanon are hilarious; and ZZ Top is teaming up with uber-DJ David Guetta.

August 10, 2014

This high end area of Tripoli offers a facade of Western comforts. (Arabglot)
20:05 GMT
While not a terrorised wasteland like much of Iraq and Syria, Libya offers many perks and perils for an expat; Amman has weekly offerings for those who want a taste of classical music; and the truth behind the 'kidnapped' Israeli soldier.