Blogs Roundup

September 3, 2013

US President Barack Obama and his French counterpart Francois Hollande are both convinced the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on its own people last week, an aide to Hollande said. (Image: AFP/SAM SKAINE)
12:34 GMT
The myths of the Syrian war have fallen following the Assad nuclear incident; Which 50 members are revising the 2012 Egyptian Constitution; What does Chomsky really know about Syria.

September 2, 2013

The Israeli Army has ordered 1,200 of the blue pills. But what for? (Image: Shutterstock/CreaPicTures)
16:00 GMT
What's the Israeli Army going to do with 1,200 Viagra pills?; Lebanese beauty pageants a joke; Italian teens take Pope's first "selfie."
Asma Al Assad is described as "heartless" with only one thing in mind: Luxury shopping. (Image: Facebook)
12:59 GMT
How could Asma Al Assad be consumed by shopping while the Syrian people are dying; One Lebanese wonders where the airstrikes are; Lebanese living on edge due to Syrian crisis.

September 1, 2013

Women can wear anything they like underneath their Abayas. (Image: Shutterstock)
15:00 GMT
What do women wear under their Abayas in Saudi Arabia?; Things you should read before getting married; Don't mess with Haifa Wehbe on Twitter!
Will the West end up stepping into Syria following Assad's latest nuclear attack? (Image: AFP/JIM WATSON)
12:17 GMT
Will there be a dramatic turn in events in Syria following Obama's decision to step in?; Will Obama actually interfere with Syria; The truth behind the Tripoli bombings.

August 29, 2013

Israeli soldiers on patrol dance at a Palestinian couple's wedding. (Image: Snapshot)
12:00 GMT
Two Israeli soldiers were suspended for dancing the night away at a Palestinian couple's wedding while on duty; the art of dumping someone; how do you eat your cupcake?

August 28, 2013

How can you not buy Garnier's hair products after seeing this creative ad? (Image: Google)
13:22 GMT
Garnier have come up with the coolest ad to promote their hair products; why are Lebanese stars copying Western celebs? Have a look at the yummiest video game-inspired cakes.
PhD student John Beieler visualized the data collected from The Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT)  to produce an amazing image of what the Arab Spring protests look like.
09:51 GMT
How the Arab Spring looked to a graphic designer; an extravagant wedding proposal in a Beirut souk; and one Egyptian weighs in on the Syrian strike and its impact on the wider region.

August 27, 2013

Miley Cyrus shocked celebs and viewers alike with her trashy fashion choices and un-ladylike behavior. (Image: Facebook)
14:00 GMT
The MTV Video Music Awards were the talk of the town this week, but who dressed well for the occasion, and who looked oh-so-trashy?; Jack Daniels launch own chocolate collection; world's most expensive cupcake is in Las Vegas.
US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks on Syria at the State Department in Washington, DC, on August 26, 2013. (AFP)
08:53 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry had some stern words for Syrian President Assad; All the questions to ask during Jordan's municipal elections; and GAP shoots a sea-side spread on the Beirut beaches.

August 26, 2013

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster star in 'Elysium'.
20:00 GMT
According to one Arab reviewer, Matt Damon does a stellar job but the story of 'Elysium' is lacking; Lebanese reporter unfairly deemed vain; and the numbers from the deaths in Egypt from just one week are staggering.
Depression is seen as weakness and 'just a phase' to many in the Arab world.
11:10 GMT
Depression is still largely stigmatized in the Arab world, including Palestine, as a sign of weakness and lack of faith; why a newspaper is better than online news; and the top 10 MENA startups according to Forbes.

August 25, 2013

One brave girl keeps her faith but removed her head covering and shares her experience ot others.
16:41 GMT
A girl who grew up in America shares how after seeing that the hijab does not represent who she actually is, she ripped it off; nowhere in the world is a safe haven; and testimonies from bombing survivors in Lebanon.
The UN is concerned about their lack of resources for the growing number of Syrian refugees.
10:44 GMT
Over one million Syrians are stranded without anything but the outside support of others and it seems the others are losing interest; prayers for Egypt; Saudis and their hookah; no silver chemical bullet yet; and Saudis be smoking.

August 24, 2013

Arabs are not too impressed by the new Batman
13:48 GMT
In the midst of regional war, some Arabs find themselves heartbroken by Ben Affleck becoming their new hero; how to stop bombings in Lebanon; a cartoon for the bombings; and understanding the Muslim Brotherhood.