Blogs Roundup

July 20, 2013

The EU will not send aid that supports Israeli settlements.
13:05 GMT
The EU declares the Israelis are contravening the Hague Convention of 1907 and the Geneva Convention of 1949 on the treatment of populations in militarily occupied territories; Kick Ass 2 trailer; and 70 things to make you go hmmm.
This is Lebanon's Roumieh jail- a place of squalor and misery.
09:55 GMT
According to Former Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, the jails are so rough that criminals should either be freed or killed; journalist blogs about her attack; getting a raise for women- sex or wasta; and Egypt's two sides standing fast.

July 19, 2013

New Egyptian Interm President Adly Mansour speaks to the nation (AFP PHOTO / EGYPTIAN TV)
22:17 GMT
Mansour spoke with confidence and precision during his first ever speech to the Egyptian nation; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Stone; veiled women showing love; and a new trend in wrapping paper.
This Haifa Wehbe moments before she got the scare of her life. (screen grab from YouTube)
05:00 GMT
After finding out her near death experience was a prank, Haifa proceeded to kick and curse anyone in sight; giving to poor during Ramadan; rural northern Syria Islamicised; Syria worse than Rwanda and abortion in Lebanon.

July 18, 2013

America and Egypt seems like an odd couple but they are forever inextricably linked. (photo for illustrative purposes only)
13:20 GMT
Americans don't like that their government sends so much money to Egypt. Here are ten reasons why Obama loves Egypt; Four year suspension from FIBA; oil spill near Yemen; a picture of segregation and why gays love Lebanon.
Women in Lebanon are not protected from being harassed at work.
09:14 GMT
Lebanon may pride itself for being cultured but women are still living in hell. Read about the workplace prison they face, the heart-wrenching story of a mother beat to death, and the follow-up on a man who lost his manhood.

July 17, 2013

This Dutch couple is being held hostage in Yemen.
13:05 GMT
Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her husband have been abducted since last month and have released a plea for help; domestic murder a problem in Lebanon; Saudis flock to chat rooms; and a Dexter sized cake
That has gotta hurt! (image for illustrative purposes only)
05:00 GMT
As the story goes, a man forces a girl to marry him and her parents resolved the conflict with some down home castration; Superman Unbound; FSA paralyzed to Al Qaeda's advance and the best commercial in Ramadan so far.

July 16, 2013

Post your Ramdan pic on Fujifilm's facebook page and win.
11:00 GMT
Anyone can join this celebration of the Islamic month of Ramadan- just submit your holiday pictures and maybe, win a camera! Political Islam is not trending; a look at the Jaguar F-Type; and this week in Amman's nightlife.
The remains of the Umayyad mosque. a World Heritage site destroyed by Assad's missiles.
05:00 GMT
Since the uprising, the regime of Bashar Assad has destroyed nearly 10 mosques a week. Coincidence? Hardly; senseless violence in Egypt's Sinai province; Lebanese #fail; and Egyptian Christian killed for having an opinion.

July 15, 2013

If you ever find yourself in one of these, be sure to follow the rules.
12:00 GMT
For those new to Islam or find themselves inside a mosque and have no idea what to do, here are some helpful tips; an assassinated philosopher nailed Egypt's problem; and the new Canon DSLR camera is a cannon!
Pacific Rim offers movie buffs a whole new look at  sci-fi action.
09:03 GMT
One Emirati blogger fears that a colossal movie is being ignored because of the horrible timing of its release; Assad bombs Chevaliers castle; ' I don't understand women'; and a Ramadan craft for children.

July 14, 2013

@sheeps_sell found the best way to share their wares is through twitter.
12:00 GMT
In Kuwait, the religious practice of slaughtering a sheep for Ramadan is expedited by perusing Instagram ; Smart watches starting to trend; Egypt receiving aid because it is more Arab and less Islamic; and an ingenious proposal.
Macedonian Muslims and Christians simultaneously seek God's mercy. (YouTube screengrab)
04:00 GMT
After years of religious conflict and death, two leaders in their respective religions brought their people side by side- in prayer- Muslim and Christian; Sri Lanka tops Lebanon is progress; and al-Qaeda killing FSA leaders in Syria.

July 13, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai humbled the world yesterday by her speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Getty)
10:26 GMT
Despite being shot in the head by the Taliban, Malala says she hates no one. The real problem lies in the lack of education; Zionism and Jon Stewart; Al-Qaeda turns against the FSA ; Saudi men be starin'; and an online argument about Syria.