Blogs Roundup

November 4, 2013

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.

October 29, 2013

Some women have it really rough in the world. See if your country makes the scream or laugh.
11:16 GMT
The Global Gender Report Gap has declared 2013 to be a better year for women and one country in particular takes the cake; handwriting that will make you cry;don't kill the Syrian messenger; and Lebanese twitter is not for the faint of heart.
Orthodox Jews look at a Jewish settlement in Israel.
09:07 GMT
Six years following the SIx Days War in Palestine, Israel experienced their greatest economic boom. The reason-- building settlements; Lebanon has censored some really stupid stuff; and the Volgograd Suicide Bombing from a Muslim's eyes.

October 28, 2013

A child in Lebanon has no official religious or tribal affiliation. (image for illustrative purposes only)
13:00 GMT
After Lebanon's first ever sanctioned marriage between two people disavowing their sects, their child no has "none" on his ID; Bahrainis cry over teargas; Bedouin background to common Arab greeting; and British artist Banksy's latest statement.
A group of Yemeni women.
06:51 GMT
A female Yemeni blogger laments the injustice in her testimony being only half as legitimate as that of a man; despite tragedies, migrants still flock; seeing the Occupation in graph form; and Egyptian universities a hotbed for the MB?

October 27, 2013

The hill just got steeper for those Bahrainis fighting for justice.
08:53 GMT
Not much has changed for the persecuted Shiites in Bahrain and now that America has lost some of its pull in the region, things can only get worse; Bassem's back; Iraq orders more firepower; and the story behind Batman's slap.
A Saudi croons a Marley spoof , "No Woman, No Drive". (Youtube screenshot)
06:42 GMT
One Saudi student who spent time the in US picked up some American culture and made a Bob Marley song to support the driving damsels; handcuffed children in Lebanon; Jews against Separation; and can Obama escape the KSA discontent?

October 26, 2013

A statue illustrates a classic form of the #facepalm.
08:37 GMT
One blogger used to support the political process in Lebanon but now he has realized the whole system is heading down the drain; Iran may or may not be cooperating; photo roundup in Palestine; Yemenis still starving; and Saudi women still in the backseat.