Blogs Roundup

December 11, 2013

The late Nelson Mandela.
08:48 GMT
Non-violence and peaceful reconciliation could have gone a long way, instead of the deadly posturing by Egypt's government; Dutch journalist freed in Yemen; the truth about Viber; and removing Bedouins without consulting them.

December 10, 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
11:24 GMT
After months of closed door meetings and public gatherings, the West finally made an agreement with Iran. And now it might all go up in smoke; Bibi and Peres skipping Mandela's funeral; famous Egyptian activist arrested; and Syria and journalists don't mix.
Imagine reading tweets from the likes of this guy!
06:47 GMT
Of the few remaining groups not yet on twitter, including your nana's knitting club, Al Qaeda is no longer one of them. They are back and tweeting furiously! Art in Egypt; Oman is Iran's meal ticket; and soccer hooligans trash Messi's fan page.

December 9, 2013

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
11:13 GMT
Most prominent Israeli politicians can discuss Iran without invoking various forms of apocalypse or foaming at the mouth. Not Bibi; Lebanon vs Dubai; how UAE residents can recycle their old laptops; and a racist Israeli meets an Arab soccer player.
How much money would shaving Sam Elliot's moustache off bring?
06:12 GMT
Every man is looking for an excuse not to shave. One group spearheaded a facial hair fundraiser to support the children of Syria this winter; did Iran give the U.S. Hassane Laqees? Israel wins again; and Samsung's Note 3 just got more colorful.

December 8, 2013

Spiderman 2 is going to hit theaters soon.
12:19 GMT
Gradly is head over heels for the new Spiderman 2 trailer. With phrases like ' freakin’ spectacular' and 'totally awesome', he's hooked; visit Saudi, be detained indefinitely; old Yemen through new lenses; and Israelis hypocritically eulogize Mandela.
A CIA drone like the ones used in Pakistan.
07:46 GMT
Lawyers are attempting to get English courts to examine whether UK officials at GCHQ share information about targets in Pakistan with the CIA; Obama hopeful about Iranian deal; and Saudi and Iran meeting behind closed doors.

December 7, 2013

Arabs say farewell to an ally and a hero, Nelson Mandela.
09:07 GMT
“If one has to refer to any of the parties as a terrorist state, one might refer to the Israeli government, because they are the people who are slaughtering defenseless and innocent Arabs in the occupied territories"; Snipers go nuts in Bethlehem; and a tribute to yasser.

December 5, 2013

Hackers can do almost anything these days. (Shutterstock)
11:00 GMT
Dear God, if there are viruses that can live in our computers and memorize all our passwords, then surely the sky is falling! the Arab Spring in Egypt makes itself illegal; tech reviewers arrested in Iran; and Fox in a frenzy over female only swimming.
This Eritrean man was badly abused while being held in Sinai.
06:27 GMT
One of the victims said, "They left the bodies of my two dead friends in the store with us for two days, then fed the bodies to the dogs."; Druze refuses to work for IDF; face it, you're addicted to travel! and Iran's FM going Gulfing.

December 4, 2013

Counting cash.
13:00 GMT
The hits just keep coming for the Middle East and Northern Africa. Where there is corruption rotting away a country, there's a large chance it is an Arab state; Saudi official in Moscow for talks; and poking fun at catching a terrorist rabbit.
Linkedin now has over ten million users in the MIddle East.
08:25 GMT
Arabs and others residing in the MENA are finding Linkedin to be a great resource to get their names out there on the job market; Hamas is the new policeman in Gaza; ana amazing photo from Yemen; and the Top Ten most expensive engagement rings.

December 3, 2013

Much of the corruption in America is found in its military dealings.
11:31 GMT
A pillar of freedom and bastion of justice it may be, but what's for certain is that the governmental workings of the States is rotten to the core; an activist's view on Egypt's Anti-Terror law; and a Lebanese man playing for Manchester United?
Images from video of man being shot by the IDF. (YouTube)
06:48 GMT
This amazing footage could have very well been a man filming his own death at the hands of Israeli soldiers. Fortunately, his wounds were not fatal; Iran is not out of the woods yet; and a place for transgenders in Lebanon to feel safe.

December 2, 2013

Ink on the Side has a little fun with men and women in the morning. (Ink on the Side)
19:57 GMT
Online cartooning blogger Sareen Archalajian shows that sometimes, women have a distinct advantage over men when it comes to waking up; Yemen's South wants out; Lebanese Tourism Minister responds to the UK; and our place in this world.