Blogs Roundup

November 11, 2013

Syrian President Bashar Assad
07:04 GMT
Many believe the United States is trying to oust Bashar Assad but rebel leader Col Abdul Jabbar al-Okaidi says that quite opposite is in fact true; Syrian journalist kidnapped in Aleppo; Israel kicking out Bedouins; and not-so-free speech in Jordan.

November 10, 2013

Israel is strengthening their relationship with Russia over Iranian fears. (AFP/Getty)
09:29 GMT
The Israeli government feels betrayed by the U.S.A's dealings with the Iranian nuclear disarmament and so their looking for some new friends; Russian church promotes Israel; and what a rising Russian influence in the ME means to Israel.
Some in Israel are denied nationality based on their race.
07:52 GMT
Israeli Jews are starting a campaign for awareness to promote equality in citizenship among the Muslim and minorities members of their communities; Geneva productive but no finished product; and living it up in Amman.

November 9, 2013

A cat sits in a microwave. (image for illustrative purposes only)
07:18 GMT
'So the cat was only in the microwave for ten seconds' they say but that is enough to fry organs and permanently mess up this kitty for life; Kerry surrenders Syria; China to join Geneva; Palestinian kindergarten defaced; and a 13 year-old phenom emerges.

November 8, 2013

Egyptian soldier set up a barricade with barbed wire.
06:43 GMT
Apparently you can't teach an old dog new tricks when it comes to the military rule in Egypt; Iran and West to draft nuclear deal in Geneva; and the IDF uses a Muslim cemetery for training.

November 7, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry visits Bethlehem.
08:23 GMT
As U.S. Secretary of State was in Israel, Palestinian protesters surprised him with pleas to stop giving money to the occupiers; Iran executing a lot of Sunnis; Egypt first to be last place to visit; and Iraq has been long forgotten.

November 6, 2013

Ms. Marvel is Muslim, Pakistani, and ready to kick some ass.
09:04 GMT
Whether fighting crime or dealing with her overprotective brother or strict muslim parents, Kamal has her work cut out for her; virginity soap in Egypt; a wifi coffee maker; and Yemen to ban child marriages (so they say).
It is not at all rare to see the Ford emblem while driving in Iran.
08:01 GMT
After the Iran-Iraq War, many families who lost loved ones are going to hold onto their hate for America until the day they die. This won't top them however, from jumping behind a 2012 Ford Mustang and cruising in Tehran.

November 5, 2013

Two lovers hold hands.
19:30 GMT
A recent Twitter hashtag for Ramallah's Romeos and Jenin's Juliets helped the occupied Arabs have a little fun in light of their situation; 7iber joins Storymaker; Arab wedding photos made easy online; and Israeli soldiers use Palestinians as props.
Someone smoking a marijuana joint.
10:36 GMT
A sponsored Facebook page is pushing for the legalization of marijuana in Lebanon and one blogger thinks it's not a bad idea; get a celeb to tweet you; abortion in Egypt, and a Bashar Assad has a pen pal.

November 4, 2013

An Israeli settlement being built in Jerusalem.
07:25 GMT
Israel and Palestine are trying to establish a Palestine state together in talks based on good faith. At the same time, more Jewish settlements are being approved; running for peace; Morsi to be judged; and PhoneIslam Managing Director killed.
An Indian girl walks with her mother
05:00 GMT
An Indian proverb says raising a daughter is like watering your neighbour's garden and thus millions are killed at birth; 1956 is not a distant memory for Palestinians; women empowered in Palestine; and a look at families in Pakistan after drone killings.

November 3, 2013

Workers put the finishing touches on erecting a statue of Jesus atop the Cherubim mountain in Syria.
09:34 GMT
Why put up a giant statue of Christ in the midst of such setbacks and so much danger? Because "Jesus would have done it,"; DarebniTV providing jobs and making bank; meet the new Taliban leader; and MTV insulted over nothing.
A child suffering from polio.
05:00 GMT
It is sad that polio is back and could spread throughout the region due to the large amount of movement by Syrians fleeing their country; Israelis attack sheep; Bassem done with CBC..or not; and more Arabic over coffee.

November 2, 2013

Where in the world is the Ayatollah Khomeini?
11:54 GMT
The absence of the Ayatollah Khomeini from the public eye has led some to assume he's sick but the government says not to jump to conclusions; Assad wants some guarantees; Saudi beating video; and Starbucks taking on teas.