Blogs Roundup

November 8, 2013

Egyptian soldier set up a barricade with barbed wire.
06:43 GMT
Apparently you can't teach an old dog new tricks when it comes to the military rule in Egypt; Iran and West to draft nuclear deal in Geneva; and the IDF uses a Muslim cemetery for training.

November 7, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Bethlehem.
08:23 GMT
As U.S. Secretary of State was in Israel, Palestinian protesters surprised him with pleas to stop giving money to the occupiers; Iran executing a lot of Sunnis; Egypt first to be last place to visit; and Iraq has been long forgotten.

November 6, 2013

Ms. Marvel is Muslim, Pakistani, and ready to kick some ass.
09:04 GMT
Whether fighting crime or dealing with her overprotective brother or strict muslim parents, Kamal has her work cut out for her; virginity soap in Egypt; a wifi coffee maker; and Yemen to ban child marriages (so they say).
It is not at all rare to see the Ford emblem while driving in Iran.
08:01 GMT
After the Iran-Iraq War, many families who lost loved ones are going to hold onto their hate for America until the day they die. This won't top them however, from jumping behind a 2012 Ford Mustang and cruising in Tehran.

November 5, 2013

Two lovers hold hands.
19:30 GMT
A recent Twitter hashtag for Ramallah's Romeos and Jenin's Juliets helped the occupied Arabs have a little fun in light of their situation; 7iber joins Storymaker; Arab wedding photos made easy online; and Israeli soldiers use Palestinians as props.
Someone smoking a marijuana joint.
10:36 GMT
A sponsored Facebook page is pushing for the legalization of marijuana in Lebanon and one blogger thinks it's not a bad idea; get a celeb to tweet you; abortion in Egypt, and a Bashar Assad has a pen pal.

November 4, 2013

An Israeli settlement being built in Jerusalem.
07:25 GMT
Israel and Palestine are trying to establish a Palestine state together in talks based on good faith. At the same time, more Jewish settlements are being approved; running for peace; Morsi to be judged; and PhoneIslam Managing Director killed.
An Indian girl walks with her mother
05:00 GMT
An Indian proverb says raising a daughter is like watering your neighbour's garden and thus millions are killed at birth; 1956 is not a distant memory for Palestinians; women empowered in Palestine; and a look at families in Pakistan after drone killings.

November 3, 2013

Workers put the finishing touches on erecting a statue of Jesus atop the Cherubim mountain in Syria.
09:34 GMT
Why put up a giant statue of Christ in the midst of such setbacks and so much danger? Because "Jesus would have done it,"; DarebniTV providing jobs and making bank; meet the new Taliban leader; and MTV insulted over nothing.
A child suffering from polio.
05:00 GMT
It is sad that polio is back and could spread throughout the region due to the large amount of movement by Syrians fleeing their country; Israelis attack sheep; Bassem done with CBC..or not; and more Arabic over coffee.

November 2, 2013

Where in the world is the Ayatollah Khomeini?
11:54 GMT
The absence of the Ayatollah Khomeini from the public eye has led some to assume he's sick but the government says not to jump to conclusions; Assad wants some guarantees; Saudi beating video; and Starbucks taking on teas.

October 31, 2013

The money and other assets belonging to Iran have been blocked globally.
12:01 GMT
Over 60 billion dollars of Iranian assets have been blocked by governments across the globe. China alone has frozen over 20 billion; Bassem's back; Zidane is za-done; photos of Palestinian prisoners' release; and Yemeni women fight for education.
Victoria’s Secret Angel 23-year-old South African model Candice Swanepoe sports the Fantasy Bra.
08:10 GMT
The Lebanese Jewelers Mouawad have created a $10M Royal Fantasy Bra for Victoria’s Secret and the region's millions in poverty just shake their heads; a call to Carpe Diem; and Pakistani family gets the cold shoulder from U.S. Congressman.

October 30, 2013

Yemenis protest the US drone attacks in their country.
11:40 GMT
One blogger is furious over the lack of attention given to the attacks in Yemen and even worse, the cold shoulder most Arab news outlets are giving to the topic; the reality of burnt olive groves; and options other than WhatsApp.
Promotional pic from  the new Battlefield 4.
06:59 GMT
Imagine playing a first person shooter game with and against sixty-four other people. Now go buy Battlefield 4 because all your dreams have now come true! Arabic over coffee; Iran's night flights to Syria; and Syria, it's complicated.