Blogs Roundup

August 14, 2013

Dr. Fata is going to be spending a lot of time away from his wife is he stands convicted.
09:27 GMT
According to nurses who worked with him, Dr. Fata put thousands on chemo who did not need to be; PhD students have far too much time on their hands; this week in Amman; and Eid away from home is always difficult.

August 13, 2013

Jordan's refugees- strangers in a strange land as far as the eye can see.
21:31 GMT
Over 270 teachers work daily in the camps and approximately 10 babies a day are born; to be Muslim is to be inherently violent? Baghdad is bombed, again; and a royal prince defects from Saudi and spills the beans on his family.
Writer Maryam Al-Khawaja remembers the Bahrain of her dreams and her youth.
11:52 GMT
The raw, musings of a girl who grew up in exile from Bahrain and returned to see what was being done to the once beautiful country; kidnapped Turkish pilots; and Saudi families send their mentally handicapped children away.

August 12, 2013

Many children are abandoned in Lebanon by their ashamed mothers. (image for illustrative purposes only)
23:33 GMT
For those children born out of wedlock in Lebanon, there is no system set up for them to have anything but a miserable life; Kuwait is highly employed; Iran-Iraq pushing for Syria's balkanization and the suffering Sudanese.
Peace talks with John Kerry only resulted in more Palestinian territory being developed for Jewish settlements.
09:53 GMT
The “peace talks” with John Kerry are supposed to lead to a Palestinian state with sovereignty, not more settlements; harassing and killing Christians in Egypt; killing dogs in Kuwait by the dozens and the real reason Lebanese are nationalistic.

August 11, 2013

The all new 2014 Hennessy Corvette C7 Stingray.
14:12 GMT
With four power options, the Corvette C7 Stingray has been enhanced to handle like a sports car not a muscle car; Latakia gains may be lost by the FSA; Arab atheism a cover; and returning to normal after the Eid.
Who knew that some Saudi young men see Mecca as a place to pick up women?
10:34 GMT
With a resurgence of religiosity in Turkey, there comes an influx of beautiful women coming to Mecca and that means KSA's men have a field day for flirting; Movie Review: Elysium; and the looming food crisis in Egypt.

August 10, 2013

"Our drone program is based on amazing intel." Really?
12:04 GMT
The President of the USA is trying to assure everyone that the drone surveillance program is under control. Many were not convinced; Arabic is fading in Lebanon; and a look at Beirut 50 years ago through the lens of a stewardess.

August 8, 2013

Happy Eid from all the Arab bloggers!
10:25 GMT
No fasting today, it is time for cheer! The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 dawn-to-sunset fasting. It has been a time of prayer, reflection, soul-searching and generosity. Happy Eid to all!

August 7, 2013

Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are heading to Egypt. (Getty)
15:22 GMT
Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were sent by Obama to fix it all in Egypt. Juan Cole says they are just not the right picks for the job; movie review- Red 2; the perfect tabbouleh; and Libyans rob foreign wives of everything.
Will the moon tell Muslims Thursday or Friday for the end of this year's Ramadan?
09:07 GMT
So it is fairly certain that Muslims can break their fast tomorrow but there is not yet a religious scholar who has given the Thursday thumbs up; Dabke from the Jews? As if! ElBaredei accused as pro regime; and Syria Opposition takes Mengh Airbase.

August 6, 2013

Al Qaeda's big cheese has American embassies shuttering like a Kansas window store before a twister.
16:04 GMT
Apparently America's reaction to a piece of intel by closing almost 20 embassies has been perceived as something to laugh about. Check out this satirical transcript of the supposed intel and a comic that gives Tony Blair a kick in the pants.
Maxime Chaaya has crossed the Indian Ocean in record time.
07:38 GMT
Maxime Chaaya finished rowing the Indian Ocean today and while it has not been officially announced, he is a new world record holder! females director empowers other females; tanks for the rebels; and Egypt’s Salafi-Jihadis.

August 5, 2013

This Eid, Riyadh has all of your celebration needs.
13:00 GMT
Life in hot Riyadh just got a whole lot cooler with a list of top ten activities for those celebrating Eid al Fitr this 2013; moderates in Iran rise; reporting news in Egypt is not easy; and Embassy closures show American weakness.
In what Messi seemed as harmless and pious may have alienated many of his fanbase.
09:30 GMT
Football phenom Lionel Messi is perhaps the best in the world but even he must face the scrutiny of appearing Jewish, if even for only a few minutes; Assad and his foes at a stalemate; Arab men at the beach; and never lose your keys again.