Blogs Roundup

October 10, 2013

For some, Eid al Adha means boarding a plane and getting away.
14:13 GMT
For some, holiday means getting away from it all. Fortunately, there are actually still some great deals for those last minute Eid participants; Pakistani men's fantasies are her nightmare; and 'Arabs Got (no) Talent!
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan who was kidnapped by armed men this morning.
11:05 GMT
Libyan radicals have never liked Zeidan and now that the U.S. has performed multiple covert operations on Libyan soil, perhaps it is payback time; Samsung has a new flip phone; 2013 and the Illuminati in Hollywood; and do Saudi women flirt?

October 9, 2013

Without a little lamb meat, Eid al Adha just isn't the same.
16:05 GMT
For the upcoming Eid al Adha, it's takes more than making a nice stew. One blogger offers up some pointers to make your whole evening a success; #IranJeans: Yes, they wear them; and 'Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East'.
A Syrian mother and her child wait for food and help.
10:40 GMT
One blogger is left speechless by the image of a dead, completely malnourished Syrian teenager being carried by his mother; the Lebanese Bassem Youssef- Adel Karam; and 'the people want to bring down the regime'.

October 8, 2013

The offcial flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran
13:45 GMT
After his epic phone call to Obama, Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, seems to be cozying up to the West. What do the people say? 7iber now has a real cafe; stealing Palestinian land at night; and photos from the October 6th protests.
A recent car bombing in Iraq.
07:37 GMT
The frightful escalation of violence in Iraq could well lead to pitting AQI and the Sunni militants against Shia militias and Shia-controlled security forces in the country; R.I.P.D. was actually a great movie; and that red stuff ain't blood.

October 7, 2013

Al Qaeda fighters in Syria.
15:35 GMT
Many lump the newly formed Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) together in with Al Qaeda. This couldn't be further from the truth; Syrian TV pushes the envelope; 'Fries King', really? and everything is bigger in UAE, even the burgers.
Before some people eat their food, they feel the need to take a pic and send it to everyone. (image courtesy of Fine Dining Lovers)
10:22 GMT
Believe it or not, Bedivere Eatery & Tavern is a restaurant located in Beirut which offers 10% off the bill if your clam up your cell; Miley showing skin and bones; can time travel exist? and what do Saudi women think of masturbation?

October 6, 2013

A postcard view of downtown Beirut.
14:25 GMT
That Lebanese pride can grow or shrink, depending on how one interprets the fact that it's cheaper living in Dubai than Beirut; ever wonder what's in a chicken nugget? The average global female look; and plenty of horsepower in the rear.
A Saudi woman shows her scars from domestic abuse.
08:42 GMT
Countries all over the world are keeping our eyes focused on the the abuse of women in their own homes. One blogger in Lebanon highlights her experiences; a review of the new Cayman; and would a Saudi marry a Jew.

October 5, 2013

Qatar has a statue of French soccer player Zidane's headbutt to an Italian player. (image courtesy of Big Soccer)
12:18 GMT
Everybody who's anybody that supports soccer will remember Zinedine Zidane's infamous World Cup headbutt. Now Qatar's bronze statue will remind us of his chutzpah; Czech tourist dead in Lebanon; and the 45 dollar Palestinian computers

October 3, 2013

Among the Syrian revolution leaders, there are five that stand out.
13:00 GMT
Now that independent groups are joining forces, leadership positions have become even more important. An elect five have risen to the top; 16 year old Saudi boy joins the fight; new iPhone can track keystrokes; and Tirksih anit-facists speak out.
You are what you drink- study shows coffee speaks of users' personalities.
09:15 GMT
Do you like your cappuccino perfect? You're probably a diva. What and how your drink your morning Joe speaks volumes; Lebanese village finally gets electricity; and American Jews not at all in line with Netanyahu's opinions.

October 2, 2013

A Jordanian man prepares hummus to be served with falafel.
13:18 GMT
In a region divided, there's one thing Arabs can agree on- falafel. In Jordan alone, the masses pound away millions a day; the horoscope for Syrians; the most scarce resource in Yemen; and 10 years after Edward Said's death, his legacy grows.
Is this the image all Saudi men have of American women?
08:39 GMT
"If I dated an American woman, I would not tell my family about this relationship because I fear God!' Is this the popular opinion among KSA men? Is Lebanon loving its refugees? and Gazans are hurting because of the Rafah crossing closure.