Blogs Roundup

July 11, 2013

Is Al Jazeera entitled to their style of reporting or was it over the line?
15:31 GMT
After several writers have quit out of protest, Al Jazeera is being held to account for their coverage of the Egyptian crisis; adopted girl searches for her Kuwaiti birth father; and a prayer for peace in Egypt during Ramadan.
This loser is moving on from PCs to the new loophole in Android phones. (image for illustrative purposes only)
08:39 GMT
Apparently almost every single Android phone has a little honey hole for wannabe techo thieves. Google says they have it under control. We'll see; Syria and Scotland kissing cousins; Sex and the Saudis; and al-Qaeda in Syria.

July 10, 2013

This is the man who killed Ahmed Samir Assem and this is taken from the video to prove it.
12:24 GMT
Ahmed Samir Assem was killed in the line of fire and he has the video of the sniper shooting him-- an Egyptian army sniper to be exact. Bloggers recount this sad story caught on tape and honor Ahmed by sharing his past photos.
Ready or not Lebanon, here comes Dr. Youssef.
08:56 GMT
Egypt's version of Jon Stewart is coming to Lebanon and the establishment should be warned- he's bringing his jokes with him; Kuwait girl gets egged in London; Lebanese beauty queens from the '30s; and Copts killed after Morsi leaves.

July 9, 2013

Raamdan is not at all against expressing love- just pick your moments well.
13:00 GMT
Our 'Sex in Saudi' expert gives the low down on getting your freak on during the coming Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan; Brotherhood planning uprisings; social media during the Egyptian Apocalypse; and the cost of love in Lebanon.
A church burns in Egypt. Will the new leadership in Egypt let this happen again?
07:30 GMT
The western church wants to do the right thing but the mess in Egypt has violence on both sides. Who should they root for? More horrifying news from Syria; Egypt will be based on Sharia law; and the perks of blogging during Ramadan.

July 8, 2013

Should mothers who breastfeed still fast during Ramadan?
18:08 GMT
Ramadan is a solid month of abstaining from food whenever the sun is out. Is this really what Allah expects nursing mothers to do? Apple vs Windows- an Arab perspective; Egypt bloody Egypt; Twitter etiquette; and bloody Mondays!
When the moon speaks, the Islamic world listens. Will July 8th be the first day of Ramadan?
02:00 GMT
American Bedu may have jumped the gun on calling the beginning of Ramdan for July 8th but this blog expresses what all of us feel: have a great and blessed Ramdan! Now back to the drama in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.

July 7, 2013

Kivanc Tatlitug is one of the top Turkish stars from their soap opera series. (image courtesy of zurna chat)
14:45 GMT
Since Latin American soaps are a bit too racy, Turkish dramas have filled that void and are the preferred watching for most Arab countries; Bose still the boss; Elbaradei's nomination leads to deaths; and Arabic Hip Hop from Britain to Gaza.
This is the Dubai International Airport. Did it crack the top ten?
08:51 GMT
Do a lot of traveling in the MENA region? Read this post and weigh in on which airports you think should be among the top ten; “The Muslims defeated the Islamists” in Egypt; Kuwait Airways' big #fail; and rampant cheating in Yemeni schools.

July 6, 2013

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me". Someone better tell Arab Idol this message from God.
08:52 GMT
Before Islam, people were bowing down to all sorts of rock faced, cold edifices. Is the same true today? No Lebanese Spring; political Islam isn't cutting it; Egyptians revolted with a lot of military help; and Kuwait uses a lot of gasoline.

July 5, 2013

Back in the late 70s, a UFO was spotted hovering over the oil fields of Kuwait. (image for illustrative purposes only)
08:48 GMT
According to eye witness accounts, a mysterious spaceship somehow shut down some Kuwaiti oil pumps at the end of the Eid; Adly Mansour sworn in as interim president; shame for not being 100% Saudi; and Syria dropping more than just bombs.

July 4, 2013

This is Fena- a symbol for feminists in the Middle East. (image courtesy of LBC Blog)
10:03 GMT
An Arab blogger rejects the notion that feminists are troublemakers and instead offer something the region desperately needs; a Lebanese minister's 1000 page autobiography; the perfect burger; and valet parking in Lebanon.

July 3, 2013

Morsi needs to decide today whether to step down on his own or be forced by the military.
14:54 GMT
Will he stay or will he go now? That is the ever-present question on this July 3rd- the day the army has set a mandate for resolution; Morsi to quit or be removed today; and movies soon to hit DVD and thus be downloaded.
It is now or never for the common, daily computer user to protect his or her privacy.
06:00 GMT
An Arab blogger gives extremely helpful tips on how to keep Google and everyone else from snooping around your web activity; Kerry to give Geneva another go; design the Kuwaiti National Assembly logo; and Obama backs Morsi- says Morsi.