Blogs Roundup

September 29, 2013

A soldier tries on a gas mask.
13:20 GMT
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was asked where Syria got their weapons and he quickly answered, "Russia". Was he right? Qatar has some human rights hurdles to climb; and Lebanon's Omar Sulieman stands tall.
The poster for Bullock and Clooney's October blockbuster, "Gravity".
08:10 GMT
One Arab reviewer begs, "Please don’t wait to watch this at home. Find the best theater near you, put on those 3-D glasses, and prepare to be dazzled"; the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant is tweeting; and see 'Prayer of Fear'.

September 28, 2013

Don't drop one of these in water- its the same old phone.
05:00 GMT
Somehow the rumor made traction that had iPhone users putting their devices in and near water. Guess what? It isn't true; Lebanon now RefugeeStan; 17 Lebanese drowned in Indonesian ferry accident; a cake stuffed with cheesecake.

September 26, 2013

'Turn it off! Turn it off! It's corrupting my mind!' (image courtesy of Middle Mojo)
11:14 GMT
Some diehard Muslims are joining the ranks of some conservative Christians and calling music the tool of Satan and his muggy minions; iPhones are over 1k; happiness leads to intense sadness; and Sudanese government crosses the line.
Burger King have launched a new fry with 20 percent fewer calories than their regular french fries. (Image: Facebook)
07:45 GMT
Love junk food but worried about high calories? Burger King introduces low-calorie fries, oh yes!; An Italian illustrator stuns with real-life drawings; LG come up with yet another prank to promote their new mobile phone release.

September 25, 2013

Security officials decided not to grant Polish Ania Lisewska entry into Lebanon. (Image: Facebook)
14:05 GMT
Too bad for Polish sex-adventurer Ania Lisewska as she was denied entry into Lebanon; Would you give up your phone for a 10% meal discount?; Al Zaatari Camp, a real tragedy.
It's been reported that Tunisian female warriors have been traveling to Syria for "sex jihad" with rebels. (Image: Youtube snapshot)
08:15 GMT
Have Tunisian female sex-warriors really been engaging in "sexual jihad" in Syria?; Why has Assad suddenly decided to give up his chemical weapons?; Syrian Islamist bloc 'Tawhid Brigade' declares opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy.

September 24, 2013

12:37 GMT
In her quest to sleep with 100,000 men, Polish Ania Lisewska is on her way to Lebanon to have her some of those hunky Lebanese men; Luxury brand Hermes launches new cool app which allows you to play around with their products; The Jewelled Kitchen cookbook has finally been launched in Beirut.
Saudi women activists have called for a new day of defiance next month of the longstanding ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom. (Image: AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
07:50 GMT
They're back, and they want to drive! Saudi women activists have called for a new day of defiance next month of the longstanding ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom; Yemen's ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is using FB to update his "fans" on what he's been up to; On a lighter note, one blogger gives us this year's Emmys best-dressed list.

September 23, 2013

Hilarious artist Sareen exposes Western stereotypes over Muslim women in one simple comic. (2/3 of comic - courtesy of Ink on the side)
13:00 GMT
One blogger challenges Western stereotypes about women who wear the veil; a movie review of the gritty 'Prisoners'; attention fashionistas! Here's what one Lebanese blogger had to say about Fausto Puglisi's new collection.
Henry Kissinger, heart-throb of many a politics student, had big plans for the Middle East in the 70s. (Image courtesy of lebanonspring.com)
08:24 GMT
Celebrated US diplomat Henry Kissinger was bosom buddies with Hafez Assad and asked him to invade Lebanon; Surfs up! Lebanese expats in Paris surf for peace; and take a look at how stunning Tel Aviv's street art is.

September 22, 2013

Ex Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was papped enjoying his post-dictatorship life. (Image via Buzzfeed)
14:59 GMT
Ex Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh seems to be enjoying his life, post Arab Spring; Agent Provocateur sexes up Beirut; Fancy some ancient Egyptian artifacts? Get on eBay!
The newly launched Dubai cola. Would you try it? (Image courtesy of No Garlic, No Onions)
11:01 GMT
A date and honey flavored Dubai cola has hit shelves in the UAE; An inside look into why Israel attacked EU diplomats in the West Bank this weekend; Thought Amman was boring? Its budding culture scene will make you think twice.

September 19, 2013

Iran's President Rouhani has a change of heart and vows to never develop nuclear weapons again. (Image: Getty Images)
14:58 GMT
Is it time to let our guard down, as Iran's President has a change of heart and vows to never develop nuclear weapons again?; Activist Afrah Nasser holds a group discussion on the US/UN role in Syria; How will Oman be affected if it were to sign a gas deal with Iran?
UAE bank launches Co-branded MasterCard Credit and Prepaid cards in the UAE in partnership with Manchester United Football Club. (Image: Jazarah.net)
08:51 GMT
UAE bank launches Co-branded MasterCard Credit and Prepaid cards in the UAE in partnership with Manchester United Football Club; If you're heading to Lebanon, check out the top 10 most dangerous spots in the country; Lebanon has a new escorting agency being promoted on FB.