Blogs Roundup

May 16, 2013

Though the data should be faster on phones in Lebanon, does that mean people will spend less time on them?
04:00 GMT
Now Lebanon has the fastest and fourth generation of mobile phone communication technology standards i.e. 4G. But is it anything to write home about? and Obama slammed by Arab writers for abandoning the Syrian people.

May 15, 2013

This old woman is the leader in the community and still holds hope to return to Palestine. (image from Egyptian Chronicles)
14:00 GMT
On the anniversay of the Nakba, an entire village in Egypt of Palestinians, who fled the crisis in 1948, still suffers; will the occupation ever end? Most Palestinians live outside of their homeland; and a reporter assaulted in Lebanon.
A video has surfaced of an attack on an Egyptian bishop by Israeli police. (image for illustrative purposes only)
04:00 GMT
A video captures an attack on an Egyptian Bishop while in Ramallah-- an act for which the Israeli government had to later apologize; Lebanese singer turned jihadist; KSA to block social media? and Israel has a problem with Russia helping Syria.

May 14, 2013

A Syrian rebel eats the heart of a dead Syrian solider.( YouTube screen-grab)
10:04 GMT
An apocalyptic image of how far the Syria conflict has mutated- a rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into it; Turkey's Erdogan remains a calm voice; and the controversial words of an Egyptian general.
This Lebanese singer rocked The Voice in France and showed the world that Lebanon has talent.
04:00 GMT
Anthony was just an average Lebanese young man and that's why his amazing run in The Voice in France left many feeling deep pride; Turkish bombings linked to Banias suspect; American Bedu is gravely ill; and Thomas Friedman misses the mark on Yemen.

May 13, 2013

Does the Quran really promote restricting women inside the home to remain holy?
15:16 GMT
"Detaining women inside their houses will not make a better community, but instead it will sanctify its mistakes"; Education requires teacher involvement; for women, every pound and kilo counts! and making Arabic font cool again.
Ziad Doueiri  receives an award for a film that has been banned from his own homeland Lebanon.
04:00 GMT
Ziad Doueiri had his award-winning film "The Attack" banned in Lebanon,and he believes the culprit is the Arab League; witches in the Kingdom of Saudi? ex-coalition Leader in Syria speaks; and love for mothers on this day.

May 12, 2013

Maradona returns the love to the millions from Palestine who adore him. ( image from Figo 29 )
15:43 GMT
Maradona again showed his love and support to the Palestinian people by raising high the flag over his head as the ambassador of the Dubai Sports Council; Yemen remembers "Massacre of the Cabinet", and drones may be done in Pakistan.
Soon it may be a whole easier for Saudi women to exercise outside of their homes. (image courtesy of Blottr)
04:00 GMT
The KSA government to allow a woman's gym to open and finally the ladies of Saudi can get their aerobics on! Certain unspoken rules for bloggers; Syria takes its war to Turkey; and will the next batch of MPs in Egypt be burnt too?

May 11, 2013

Some have contended that the next Iranian president will be just another puppet for the Supreme Ruler. (image courtesy of Turbo Squid )
04:00 GMT
After looking at all the criteria involved in becoming a candiate for Iranian president, one writer sees it more as finding the best mouthpiece for the Ayatollah: America's motives in Syria; and technology is ruining the finer things in life.

May 9, 2013

The reality of a tired baby on the lap of a beggar is harsh and depressing. (AP)
18:49 GMT
When you decide again to open your wallet to throw a coin to a beggar, remember that this charity could cost another child’s life; in memory of Helmi Habbab; Obama's “red line” changes to “white flag”; and the safest app with your information is Twitter.
A Syrian man identifies the bodies from the massacre in the mountains outside the coastal city of Banias. (AP Image)
01:29 GMT
From eye witness accounts, Ali at-Kayyali is responsible for the slaughter of entire neighborhoods, both young and old; Yemeni protestors and the nature of the emerging political transition; and a campaign for a domestic abuse campaign in Egypt.

May 8, 2013

An old Palestinian man still holds the key to his old house taken from him in 1948.
16:19 GMT
This month (15th May) marks the 65th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba - 'Catastrophe'. Will Israelis empathize with Palestinians this year? A good use of a horn in Jordan; some Western journalists in Syria fail; and more on the 'Homophobic Raid' in Dekwaneh.
Chocolate is precious but for some thieves in Lebanon, it is black gold.
04:00 GMT
Be on the alert in Lebanon for anyone selling boxes of chocolate out of their car- those sweets are hot! More MB ministers in the government; Viper goes to the desktop; political basketball; and a somber Easter in Egypt.

May 7, 2013

Unlike the Lebanese airport, Jordan's has an internet connection that allows everyone to surf in style.
12:58 GMT
One blogger is in shock over the difference between their slow service compared to the crazy-fast service at Jordan's new airport; Dubai police and their super cars; Freedom of press not quite yet; and Lebanese football becomes political.