Blogs Roundup

December 2, 2013

Iranians may soon have a much bigger variety of cars to choose from.
07:23 GMT
With the hope of lifting of sanctions on the car industry “by the end of December”, Iran may soon be flooded with auto merchants; Bedouins have long been persecuted by Israelis; and the origins of foods named after people.

December 1, 2013

What do young Egyptians have to cheer about these days? Not much.
11:22 GMT
In case someone says as an aside," Yea, I think things are getting better in Egypt", drop these four recent events on their warped lap; cold forecast for refugees; Dr Abdullah al-Hamid for the Nobel; and one nun in Syria who is making peace happen.
Paul Walker dead at 40.  (Getty)
07:09 GMT
On an innocent ride at a celebrity car show, Paul Walker lost his life to the flames of a car accident. Needless to say, millions of fans are in shock; Bibi to boot the Bedouins; lessons in daily blogging; and Egyptians abuse their Syrian refugees.

November 30, 2013

This Syrian girl and her brother found refuge in Turkey.
09:26 GMT
The United Nations High Commission on Refugees has issued a new report on the plight of Syrian refugee children and the numbers are shocking; fourth Israeli-US conflict looming; Palestinian talks stalled; and Saudi, France and Israel doubt Iran.

November 28, 2013

An Anti-MB hacker stands up for their women.
19:33 GMT
Even though this hacker can't stand the Muslim Brotherhood, he couldn't just sit back and watch 14 conservative girls get thrown in the slammer; Turkey and Iran buttering up; "Iran, yea, that's cool, dude." and Israeli attitudes toward the Nakba.
Egypt's Interim President Adley Mansour is laying down the law.
05:00 GMT
Adley Mansour taught those from the No Military Trial campaign that the new anti-protest law is for real and that class was in session; like Dubai? Ehh, not so much; surviving without a can opener; and order food online in Jordan now.

November 27, 2013

Saudi girl Huda and her Yemeni lover Arafat are being called Romeo and Juliet.
08:04 GMT
The Saudi Juliet and her Yemeni Romeo have spawned a following; there's even a Facebook page, entitled “We are all Huda and Arafat”; Saudi not too pleased with Iranian deal; the real news on Yemen; and picking up chicks in KSA.
A Lebanese customs official attacks a reporter with his own bullhorn. (YouTube)
05:00 GMT
Al Jadeed went to the airport to get an interview with the head of customs Shafiq Merhi to investigate corruption allegations. Instead of the interview, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Shamseddine sent customs agents to go and beat up the reporter and the cameraman.

November 26, 2013

A flag flies in front of Israel's nulcear facility.
12:37 GMT
Apparently not all Israelis are against the brokered nuclear deal the Western superpowers made with Iran. Really, ask any of the Israeli brass; Iran deal will help oil production; and after the deal, many expect Israel to feel the pressure to dismantle their nuclear weapons.
A box for a pool toy has been censored in order to be sold in Saudi Arabia. (Sex and Beyond: Saudi Arabia)
08:35 GMT
The establishment in Saudi loves American products, but what of those cursed models with their elbows and knees all exposed? Israel to be a lone wolf and attack Iran; and children celebrate a country that they will never belong to.

November 25, 2013

An Arab woman veils her face.
20:03 GMT
The UN has released on this day a report that sheds light on the increased use of rape, torture and other forms of violence against women in Syria; fisherman in Lebanon ousted from their own piers; and humans and environmental rights in Jordan.
An Iranian Nuclear plant.
14:27 GMT
Now that America and Iran seem to be getting along, there's a possible domino effect that could ripple through the region; love hurts; American Music Award winners; a message for the fellas; and Anonymous strikes again.

November 24, 2013

A Pakistani YouTube Hug campaign is afoot. (YouTube)
19:30 GMT
YouTube has been blocked in Pakistan for over a year now and the new hug campaign aims to show that this is not a citizen led ban; UK Ambassador to Lebanon has some fun; war averted in Iran; and Israelis take Bedouin land without their input.
The HTC OneMax (image courtesy of The Big Sam)
11:12 GMT
Big phones are all the the rage and HTC is coming into the race a little late with the OneMax. Does it compete or is it still lagging behind? Top Ten antique signs in Amman; and available online, the new Egyptian Constitution.

November 23, 2013

There are many easy steps to take once one hears a bomb go off.
19:44 GMT
After the the first bomb went off in Lebanon, many gathered near the site only to be hit again by another. Following this guide will help prevent such casualties; Iran aiding relief in Syria; great MENA airline food; and Assad gaining upper hand.