Blogs Roundup

August 11, 2013

The all new 2014 Hennessy Corvette C7 Stingray.
14:12 GMT
With four power options, the Corvette C7 Stingray has been enhanced to handle like a sports car not a muscle car; Latakia gains may be lost by the FSA; Arab atheism a cover; and returning to normal after the Eid.
Who knew that some Saudi young men see Mecca as a place to pick up women?
10:34 GMT
With a resurgence of religiosity in Turkey, there comes an influx of beautiful women coming to Mecca and that means KSA's men have a field day for flirting; Movie Review: Elysium; and the looming food crisis in Egypt.

August 10, 2013

"Our drone program is based on amazing intel." Really?
12:04 GMT
The President of the USA is trying to assure everyone that the drone surveillance program is under control. Many were not convinced; Arabic is fading in Lebanon; and a look at Beirut 50 years ago through the lens of a stewardess.

August 8, 2013

Happy Eid from all the Arab bloggers!
10:25 GMT
No fasting today, it is time for cheer! The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 dawn-to-sunset fasting. It has been a time of prayer, reflection, soul-searching and generosity. Happy Eid to all!

August 7, 2013

Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are heading to Egypt. (Getty)
15:22 GMT
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were sent by Obama to fix it all in Egypt. Juan Cole says they are just not the right picks for the job; movie review- Red 2; the perfect tabbouleh; and Libyans rob foreign wives of everything.
Will the moon tell Muslims Thursday or Friday for the end of this year's Ramadan?
09:07 GMT
So it is fairly certain that Muslims can break their fast tomorrow but there is not yet a religious scholar who has given the Thursday thumbs up; Dabke from the Jews? As if! ElBaredei accused as pro regime; and Syria Opposition takes Mengh Airbase.

August 6, 2013

Al Qaeda's big cheese has American embassies shuttering like a Kansas window store before a twister.
16:04 GMT
Apparently America's reaction to a piece of intel by closing almost 20 embassies has been perceived as something to laugh about. Check out this satirical transcript of the supposed intel and a comic that gives Tony Blair a kick in the pants.
Maxime Chaaya has crossed the Indian Ocean in record time.
07:38 GMT
Maxime Chaaya finished rowing the Indian Ocean today and while it has not been officially announced, he is a new world record holder! females director empowers other females; tanks for the rebels; and Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis.

August 5, 2013

This Eid, Riyadh has all of your celebration needs.
13:00 GMT
Life in hot Riyadh just got a whole lot cooler with a list of top ten activities for those celebrating Eid al Fitr this 2013; moderates in Iran rise; reporting news in Egypt is not easy; and Embassy closures show American weakness.
In what Messi seemed as harmless and pious may have alienated many of his fanbase.
09:30 GMT
Football phenom Lionel Messi is perhaps the best in the world but even he must face the scrutiny of appearing Jewish, if even for only a few minutes; Assad and his foes at a stalemate; Arab men at the beach; and never lose your keys again.

August 4, 2013

The Eid holiday date is soon to be announce. Is your kitchen stocked and ready?
14:33 GMT
So the Islamic celebration is nigh and some may have not made a menu yet for the parties. No worries because we have all the best recipes here; one month after Morsi left; Lebanon’s first sexologist; and a door hanger for prayer interrupters.
Of course smoking the hubbly-bubbly made the list of reasons why the Arab world is amazing.
09:03 GMT
One blogger lays out close to 30 reasons why living in the Middle East is indeed the cat's meow; a scooter that becomes a suitcase; Ariel Sharon not dead, yet; and Shawerma in London is not that great.

August 3, 2013

Is the burning Davidian compound in Waco a glimpse of what is to come in Egypt?
08:49 GMT
The two sit-ins Cairo and Giza have some scary parallels to the sit-in protests in by the Branch Davidians in Texas; Hezbollah tells president to fly away; more bad news from Syria; and Stonehenge & the Ancient Phoenicians connected?

August 1, 2013

A video game acted out, Assasin's Creed meets Parkour is amazing. (YouTube screengrab)
11:53 GMT
If ever a video game was played out in reality, it is Assassin’s Creed. Watch as this amazing acrobat jumps from building to building; Eid Al Fitr Holidays are close; the Kuwait Invasion Anniversary and treating Lebanese politicians like employees.
Kurdish people have made several tributes such as this photo for slain Kurd Isa Huso.
08:14 GMT
The assassination of Isa Huso, a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician, in Syria’s northeastern town of Qamishli leaves everyone wondering who killed who; Windows 8.1 Enterprise gives a sneak peak; 'Sex and the Medina' and Cooper's legacy.