May 27, 2013
The ancient city of Cairo was once only accesible through its gates. Now these same gates are being destroyed by corrupt contractors; Who fired the rockets? Tripoli girl learns to kill; and rebuilding trust better than building anew.
A Hezbollah area of Beirut was targeted by two missles and the country is on high alert. Tripoli is bombed daily but the government does nothing; Karabala, Iraq needs help with new hospital; and a haunted house in Kuwait is still haunted.
May 26, 2013
Kuwait has decided to take keeping their roads seriously but mant predict over-crowded prisons after this jay walking judiciary kicks in; Syrians using YouTube in camps; Egyptian Gold rush; and the difference between a Boss and a Leader.
"Mom my most beloved one, please don’t cry. Today is a Holiday.Mom be proud of me, be happy, cause your son is a martyr"; an Iraqi gets beaten for being Iraqi; Saudi Arabia’s beautiful ancient architecture; and for 30 years, the West appeases Iran.
May 25, 2013
For many in the Hashemite Kingdom, remembering the late King Hussein is part and parcel to reflecting on Jordan's continued independence; a steady flow of electricity is fading in Egypt; and Tripoli is three very different cities in one.
May 23, 2013
A Sufi bloc within the opposition would be an alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood, one that would represent many more Syrians; why Sinai is still a problem; Geneva-2 kicks off in Amman; and the Golan Hights heat up.
You may have heard about Micky Mouse being haraam but check out this Top Ten list of random issuances from Islamic leaders for the worst; ex-pats and goodbyes; American Bedu is worse; and horrific, untold stories of rape in Lebanon.
May 22, 2013
In any lawsuit, there are damages. Kuwait has a complete price list for each body part if it is damaged or, ahem, removed in an accident; summer movie sequels are comin'; review: Samsung Galaxy S4; and Saudi hangs five Yemeni men.
In what sounds like a Mel Gibson movie, the Egyptian Army had refused to pay the ransom and are instead attacking the kidnappers. Turns out-- it worked!; Lebanese prof accused of rape; 'Xbox One revealed; and opposition to a Saudi 'White Ribbon' campaign.
May 21, 2013
May has proven to be a great month for Saudi women's achievements and seeing the Kingdom inch closer towards women's equality; defacing history in Alexandria; 'The Office' has shut its doors after nine seasons; and the ancient church may be saved.
The daily news of bodies found floating in rivers or funeral processions attacked has become so normal, it is a sure sign of the Middle East's demise; problems with the Jordanian press; rich, spoiled brats; and Lebanon is less French, more American.
May 20, 2013
One blogger wondered how far a fiver would stretch in Lebanon and was pleasantly surprised; a funny look at Arabs trying American styles; disgruntled Egyptians express their frustation with a music video; and this week in Jordan's 'Art Scene'.
A video was posted supposedly by the cyber hackers "Anonymous" speaking out against America, Zionism and other Muslim grievances; The Unlucky Seven - Egyptian soliders appear in video; and Assad not going anywhere.
May 19, 2013
Reporters have been beaten trying to cover the scandal, but it seems a construction company has the go ahead to build on an ancient church in Lebanon; In-N-Out sighting in Dubai; and in the 50's, there was a large community of Italians in Egypt.
The Arab Spring showed that Yemeni women care deeply about their countries and want to be part of making it succeed; human rights suppression in KSA; update on soldier hostages in Sinai; and a visit to Assad's torture chambers