April 4, 2012
International law is an essential part of international relations, but sometimes it creates loopholes where faulty state behavior goes overlooked; Lebanon news via Internet memes; Was being a Muslim Shaima Al-Awadi's only crime?
One of Lebanon's few remaining synagogues opens for prayer for the first time in decades in light of a tour sponsored by the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta International movement; Mohamed Merah is a French problem, not a Muslim one; Is the Muslim Brotherhood homogenizing Egypt? Sidon Synagogue Opens for Prayers: First Time in Decades
April 3, 2012
There is no denying the role of social media in the Arab Spring, so here is a look at one of the pioneers, Sultan Al Qassemi; Women put in a box- literally and discursively; Lebanon's graffiti- a sign of the times? ; A book about love, Peanuts-style; Eat after reading!
In some exciting sports news, two Lebanese female athletes qualify for the Olympics- one for table tennis, the other taekwondo; Jordan's Lifetime diplomatic passport fiasco! ; U.S. withdrawal from Iraq is hardly a situation changer in the region; In the context of Palestine, there is no divorcing politics and economics.
April 2, 2012
For better or worse, there is talk that Lebanon is in the preparation stages of opening a nuclear power plant in an attempt to resolve the electricity crisis; Haifa Wehbe and Elissa- Bosom buddies? ; Right on the heels of April's Fools Day is World Autism Awareness Day!
Although there are 280 languages on Wikipedia, Arabic ranks as 27 in terms of content volume; What do grassroots movements and startups mean for Egypt's future; Naguib Mahfouz- A man of literature and cinema; Female hunger striker Hana Shalabi urged against deportation deal.
April 1, 2012
Famed American rapper Snoop Dogg is joining forces with Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny for 'Si L Sayed'; A belated Valentine's Day lament- Love is not a P. Diddy song; All the single ladies, you don't need to put a ring on it! ; Lebanon gets Marilyn fever; Cats doing funny stuff- enough said.
As Syria's condition gets more critical, it seems that the 'Friends of Syria' need a Plan B; Reactions to El-Shater's candidacy; Egypt's Porn conundrum; Land Day highlights the age-old fundamental problems; Photo essay of life in the Palestinian territories.
March 30, 2012
As we remember Palestine's unsung commemoration day and the martyrs it represents, Land Day still resonates with Palestinians and Arabs alike, illuminated with the resounding passion of its activists. Here is what the blogosphere had to offer on this special day!
March 29, 2012
U.S. troops proudly label themselves as 'pork-eaters' and 'infidels'? ; The 10 Commandments of being Lebanese; Part of Tahrir Square's magic is its expressive, revolutionary murals; Jordanian Reform - a personal story.
One of the first eight female rabbis in the world, Lynn Gottleib is an active Palestine solidarity supporter; 13 Interesting Ads; What the Middle East can learn from Brazil; Saudi Arabia's growing fear of women; Coffee themed jewelery for caffeine addicts!
March 28, 2012
Although it has caused quite a stir in the Twittersphere, here are 40 of the top Lebanese blogs; One Lebanese blogger takes his blog ranking in stride; Lebanon Aggregator is now accepting Jordanian blogs! ; Is Lebanon trying too hard to model itself after the west?
A new research shows that arguing is better for innovation than brainstorming. If there is anything that Arabs love to do, it's arguing; 12 stressful ways of thinking you must banish; Misyar marriage- do it offer proper marital rights? ; Pockets of beauty on Lebanon's walls.
March 27, 2012
SCAF and the Muslim Brotherhood clash as accusations fly; The Lebanese have their power in numbers? ; 10 pitfalls to avoid when studying gender in the Middle East; Japanese retailer Muji comes to Kuwait!
Syrian First Lady Asma Al Assad has had a bit of a bad rep as of late, but an anonymous Syrian blogger comes to her defense; Hate crimes are on the rise in America; Whose voice are we hearing in the Arab Spring? ; Social Media Update: What's the latest; Mad Men YouTube Game revisited.