August 13, 2013
The raw, musings of a girl who grew up in exile from Bahrain and returned to see what was being done to the once beautiful country; kidnapped Turkish pilots; and Saudi families send their mentally handicapped children away.
August 12, 2013
For those children born out of wedlock in Lebanon, there is no system set up for them to have anything but a miserable life; Kuwait is highly employed; Iran-Iraq pushing for Syria's balkanization and the suffering Sudanese.
The “peace talks” with John Kerry are supposed to lead to a Palestinian state with sovereignty, not more settlements; harassing and killing Christians in Egypt; killing dogs in Kuwait by the dozens and the real reason Lebanese are nationalistic.
August 11, 2013
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.
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
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
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 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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.