Blogs Roundup

October 9, 2013

Without a little lamb meat, Eid al Adha just isn't the same.
16:05 GMT
For the upcoming Eid al Adha, it's takes more than making a nice stew. One blogger offers up some pointers to make your whole evening a success; #IranJeans: Yes, they wear them; and 'Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East'.
A Syrian mother and her child wait for food and help.
10:40 GMT
One blogger is left speechless by the image of a dead, completely malnourished Syrian teenager being carried by his mother; the Lebanese Bassem Youssef- Adel Karam; and 'the people want to bring down the regime'.

October 8, 2013

The offcial flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran
13:45 GMT
After his epic phone call to Obama, Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, seems to be cozying up to the West. What do the people say? 7iber now has a real cafe; stealing Palestinian land at night; and photos from the October 6th protests.
A recent car bombing in Iraq.
07:37 GMT
The frightful escalation of violence in Iraq could well lead to pitting AQI and the Sunni militants against Shia militias and Shia-controlled security forces in the country; R.I.P.D. was actually a great movie; and that red stuff ain't blood.

October 7, 2013

Al Qaeda fighters in Syria.
15:35 GMT
Many lump the newly formed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) together in with Al Qaeda. This couldn't be further from the truth; Syrian TV pushes the envelope; 'Fries King', really? and everything is bigger in UAE, even the burgers.
Before some people eat their food, they feel the need to take a pic and send it to everyone. (image courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers)
10:22 GMT
Believe it or not, Bedivere Eatery & Tavern is a restaurant located in Beirut which offers 10% off the bill if your clam up your cell; Miley showing skin and bones; can time travel exist? and what do Saudi women think of masturbation?

October 6, 2013

A postcard view of downtown Beirut.
14:25 GMT
That Lebanese pride can grow or shrink, depending on how one interprets the fact that it's cheaper living in Dubai than Beirut; ever wonder what's in a chicken nugget? The average global female look; and plenty of horsepower in the rear.
A Saudi woman shows her scars from domestic abuse.
08:42 GMT
Countries all over the world are keeping our eyes focused on the the abuse of women in their own homes. One blogger in Lebanon highlights her experiences; a review of the new Cayman; and would a Saudi marry a Jew.

October 5, 2013

Qatar has a statue of French soccer player Zidane's headbutt to an Italian player. (image courtesy of Big Soccer)
12:18 GMT
Everybody who's anybody that supports soccer will remember Zinedine Zidane's infamous World Cup headbutt. Now Qatar's bronze statue will remind us of his chutzpah; Czech tourist dead in Lebanon; and the 45 dollar Palestinian computers

October 3, 2013

Among the Syrian revolution leaders, there are five that stand out.
13:00 GMT
Now that independent groups are joining forces, leadership positions have become even more important. An elect five have risen to the top; 16 year old Saudi boy joins the fight; new iPhone can track keystrokes; and Tirksih anit-facists speak out.
You are what you drink- study shows coffee speaks of users' personalities.
09:15 GMT
Do you like your cappuccino perfect? You're probably a diva. What and how your drink your morning Joe speaks volumes; Lebanese village finally gets electricity; and American Jews not at all in line with Netanyahu's opinions.

October 2, 2013

A Jordanian man prepares hummus to be served with falafel.
13:18 GMT
In a region divided, there's one thing Arabs can agree on- falafel. In Jordan alone, the masses pound away millions a day; the horoscope for Syrians; the most scarce resource in Yemen; and 10 years after Edward Said's death, his legacy grows.
Is this the image all Saudi men have of American women?
08:39 GMT
"If I dated an American woman, I would not tell my family about this relationship because I fear God!' Is this the popular opinion among KSA men? Is Lebanon loving its refugees? and Gazans are hurting because of the Rafah crossing closure.

October 1, 2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to members of the press.
20:01 GMT
Who has started wars with their neighbors, armed themselves with untold amounts of nukes and refused UN inspectors into their country? Israel, not Iran; Syria's weapons deal could end war; and Facebook bans the Shahada.
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.