December 3, 2012
Why is Ali Abdullah Saleh still active in his media appearances? Why is Saleh (a dictator) still in Yemen after a relative popular uprising? a draft for a Syrian social contract; and Riyadh is not what it used to be.
Along with concerns over an unstable Middle East after Iran goes nuclear comes the rumor that America is working on a deal with Tehran; a poetic look at the politics of Egypt; and rare birds being hunted in Lebanon.
December 2, 2012
'All the incidents of harassment involved the use of vulgar language, various forms of grabbing, and several vile propositions'; Obama’s escape from the Middle to the Far East; a Syria news roundup; and dismantling the Muslim Brotherhood's revolutionary image.
Internet in Syria appears to be coming back after the whole country went offline on Thursday; Qat ban in Yemen is gaining popularity; and Saudi ladies-- beware of the escalators!
December 1, 2012
Speak2Tweet was first used in Egypt in February 2011 when Internet access was cut-of in the country and hopes to give Syrians their voices to the world; see Lebanon's new Dancing with the Stars celebrity contestants; and more on Syria.
November 29, 2012
This is Morsi's year and what better way to remember it than to put him on the cover of TIME and call him the most important man in the MIddle East; Syria is now off the internet grid; and Sting rocks Beirut!
The opposition in Syria is gaining ground with the downing of 4 jets and a helicopter but how does this make the religious minorities in the country feel? Some reports on Syria are suspect; art exhibit opens in Yemen; and a love note from Saudi.
November 28, 2012
Israel’s military operation in Gaza named “Pillar of Defense” was a part of its perennial goal to make Gaza a part of Egypt, not Palestine; Syria- a strategic country for Islamic fundamentalists; incitement for terrorism by Morsi's sheik; and the International Day for Solidarity with Palestine.
The government can't regulate everyone on YouTube and Twitter but this may be a good thing: Saudis are helping their image with their posts; the Lebanese have a case of Gangnam; Morsi's Mixed Moves; and why do Americans want to learn Arabic?
November 27, 2012
In Iraq, more than two million Shia Muslim pilgrims gathered in Karbala on Sunday without a single bombing! FSA forces are indeed increasingly gaining ground against Assad; large protests planned in Egypt today; and Samsung keeps amazing new customers!
November 26, 2012
A photo of the Palestinian BBC journalist holding his 11-month-old son’s body was featured on the front page of the Washington Post - controversy ensued; the Egytian city of Tanta is on fire; and policeman smoking inside Beirut’s airport.
Shroud in wedding gowns and walking through the souk with signs calling for peace is apparently enough to make the Assad regime remove you from public eye; double standards on Free Speech; and Google shuts down Motorola in MENA.
November 25, 2012
A very happy 60th birthday to Imran Khan from PTI supporters in Pakistan and around the world; the Annual Classic Cars Gathering in Kuwait; three killed during the commemoration of the Holy Ashoura Day in Yemen, and the first new Range Rovers delivered to the Ruler of Dubai.
From giving ammunition to Gazans to offering gasoline in Amman, Iran is really trying to gain influence in the MENA region; anger in Egypt; woman still on a short leash in Saudi; a look at a Shiite shrine; and the Rolling Stones of Morocco.
November 24, 2012
On Tuesday, a crowd of scientists, judges and investigators will gather in Ramallah to witness the opening of Yasser Arafat's tomb; introducing Arab Spring Chess; amazing shots of the Ammani protestors; and the MB accuses protesters of not praying.