Blogs Roundup

October 1, 2013

Giving Alawites in Syria their own country might be the first step in smoothing things out in the Levante.
09:47 GMT
NY Times suggests splitting 5 Arab countries into 14 and more than a few Arabs have taken a liking to the idea; drunk driver gets 30 days for killing cyclist; a world of all men; and breaking down Breaking Bad's death toll.

September 30, 2013

The Unifold shoes are made cheap and could save many a foot from going bare.
12:42 GMT
Could shoes soon be a 'Control + P' away? The Unifold looks to solve many a crisis with a brand new design that will do just that; Wahhabism creeping into Oman; nine years blogging; and movie nights or being robbed blind!
Anonymous has attacked the website of Jordan's Prime Minister.
02:52 GMT
With cell phone taxes doubled along with more goods and services in line to be taxed more, the hacking group Anonymous briefly hacked to show their disapproval; Bahrainis not happy about Iran-America partnership; and racism in ME advertising.

September 29, 2013

A soldier tries on a gas mask.
13:20 GMT
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was asked where Syria got their weapons and he quickly answered, "Russia". Was he right? Qatar has some human rights hurdles to climb; and Lebanon's Omar Sulieman stands tall.
The poster for Bullock and Clooney's October blockbuster, "Gravity".
08:10 GMT
One Arab reviewer begs, "Please don’t wait to watch this at home. Find the best theater near you, put on those 3-D glasses, and prepare to be dazzled"; the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant is tweeting; and see 'Prayer of Fear'.

September 28, 2013

Don't drop one of these in water- its the same old phone.
05:00 GMT
Somehow the rumor made traction that had iPhone users putting their devices in and near water. Guess what? It isn't true; Lebanon now RefugeeStan; 17 Lebanese drowned in Indonesian ferry accident; a cake stuffed with cheesecake.

September 26, 2013

'Turn it off! Turn it off! It's corrupting my mind!' (image courtesy of Middle Mojo)
11:14 GMT
Some diehard Muslims are joining the ranks of some conservative Christians and calling music the tool of Satan and his muggy minions; iPhones are over 1k; happiness leads to intense sadness; and Sudanese government crosses the line.
Burger King have launched a new fry with 20 percent fewer calories than their regular french fries. (Image: Facebook)
07:45 GMT
Love junk food but worried about high calories? Burger King introduces low-calorie fries, oh yes!; An Italian illustrator stuns with real-life drawings; LG come up with yet another prank to promote their new mobile phone release.

September 25, 2013

Security officials decided not to grant Polish Ania Lisewska entry into Lebanon. (Image: Facebook)
14:05 GMT
Too bad for Polish sex-adventurer Ania Lisewska as she was denied entry into Lebanon; Would you give up your phone for a 10% meal discount?; Al Zaatari Camp, a real tragedy.
It's been reported that Tunisian female warriors have been traveling to Syria for "sex jihad" with rebels. (Image: Youtube snapshot)
08:15 GMT
Have Tunisian female sex-warriors really been engaging in "sexual jihad" in Syria?; Why has Assad suddenly decided to give up his chemical weapons?; Syrian Islamist bloc 'Tawhid Brigade' declares opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy.

September 24, 2013

12:37 GMT
In her quest to sleep with 100,000 men, Polish Ania Lisewska is on her way to Lebanon to have her some of those hunky Lebanese men; Luxury brand Hermes launches new cool app which allows you to play around with their products; The Jewelled Kitchen cookbook has finally been launched in Beirut.
Saudi women activists have called for a new day of defiance next month of the longstanding ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom. (Image: AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
07:50 GMT
They're back, and they want to drive! Saudi women activists have called for a new day of defiance next month of the longstanding ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom; Yemen's ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is using FB to update his "fans" on what he's been up to; On a lighter note, one blogger gives us this year's Emmys best-dressed list.

September 23, 2013

Hilarious artist Sareen exposes Western stereotypes over Muslim women in one simple comic. (2/3 of comic - courtesy of Ink on the side)
13:00 GMT
One blogger challenges Western stereotypes about women who wear the veil; a movie review of the gritty 'Prisoners'; attention fashionistas! Here's what one Lebanese blogger had to say about Fausto Puglisi's new collection.
Henry Kissinger, heart-throb of many a politics student, had big plans for the Middle East in the 70s. (Image courtesy of lebanonspring.com)
08:24 GMT
Celebrated US diplomat Henry Kissinger was bosom buddies with Hafez Assad and asked him to invade Lebanon; Surfs up! Lebanese expats in Paris surf for peace; and take a look at how stunning Tel Aviv's street art is.

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!