Blogs Roundup

July 17, 2013

This Dutch couple is being held hostage in Yemen.
13:05 GMT
Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her husband have been abducted since last month and have released a plea for help; domestic murder a problem in Lebanon; Saudis flock to chat rooms; and a Dexter sized cake
That has gotta hurt! (image for illustrative purposes only)
05:00 GMT
As the story goes, a man forces a girl to marry him and her parents resolved the conflict with some down home castration; Superman Unbound; FSA paralyzed to Al Qaeda's advance and the best commercial in Ramadan so far.

July 16, 2013

Post your Ramdan pic on Fujifilm's facebook page and win.
11:00 GMT
Anyone can join this celebration of the Islamic month of Ramadan- just submit your holiday pictures and maybe, win a camera! Political Islam is not trending; a look at the Jaguar F-Type; and this week in Amman's nightlife.
The remains of the Umayyad mosque. a World Heritage site destroyed by Assad's missiles.
05:00 GMT
Since the uprising, the regime of Bashar Assad has destroyed nearly 10 mosques a week. Coincidence? Hardly; senseless violence in Egypt's Sinai province; Lebanese #fail; and Egyptian Christian killed for having an opinion.

July 15, 2013

If you ever find yourself in one of these, be sure to follow the rules.
12:00 GMT
For those new to Islam or find themselves inside a mosque and have no idea what to do, here are some helpful tips; an assassinated philosopher nailed Egypt's problem; and the new Canon DSLR camera is a cannon!
Pacific Rim offers movie buffs a whole new look at  sci-fi action.
09:03 GMT
One Emirati blogger fears that a colossal movie is being ignored because of the horrible timing of its release; Assad bombs Chevaliers castle; ' I don't understand women'; and a Ramadan craft for children.

July 14, 2013

@sheeps_sell found the best way to share their wares is through twitter.
12:00 GMT
In Kuwait, the religious practice of slaughtering a sheep for Ramadan is expedited by perusing Instagram ; Smart watches starting to trend; Egypt receiving aid because it is more Arab and less Islamic; and an ingenious proposal.
Macedonian Muslims and Christians simultaneously seek God's mercy. (YouTube screengrab)
04:00 GMT
After years of religious conflict and death, two leaders in their respective religions brought their people side by side- in prayer- Muslim and Christian; Sri Lanka tops Lebanon is progress; and al-Qaeda killing FSA leaders in Syria.

July 13, 2013

Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai humbled the world yesterday by her speech at the United Nations headquarters in New York. (Getty)
10:26 GMT
Despite being shot in the head by the Taliban, Malala says she hates no one. The real problem lies in the lack of education; Zionism and Jon Stewart; Al-Qaeda turns against the FSA ; Saudi men be starin'; and an online argument about Syria.

July 11, 2013

Is Al Jazeera entitled to their style of reporting or was it over the line?
15:31 GMT
After several writers have quit out of protest, Al Jazeera is being held to account for their coverage of the Egyptian crisis; adopted girl searches for her Kuwaiti birth father; and a prayer for peace in Egypt during Ramadan.
This loser is moving on from PCs to the new loophole in Android phones. (image for illustrative purposes only)
08:39 GMT
Apparently almost every single Android phone has a little honey hole for wannabe techo thieves. Google says they have it under control. We'll see; Syria and Scotland kissing cousins; Sex and the Saudis; and al-Qaeda in Syria.

July 10, 2013

This is the man who killed Ahmed Samir Assem and this is taken from the video to prove it.
12:24 GMT
Ahmed Samir Assem was killed in the line of fire and he has the video of the sniper shooting him-- an Egyptian army sniper to be exact. Bloggers recount this sad story caught on tape and honor Ahmed by sharing his past photos.
Ready or not Lebanon, here comes Dr. Youssef.
08:56 GMT
Egypt's version of Jon Stewart is coming to Lebanon and the establishment should be warned- he's bringing his jokes with him; Kuwait girl gets egged in London; Lebanese beauty queens from the '30s; and Copts killed after Morsi leaves.

July 9, 2013

Raamdan is not at all against expressing love- just pick your moments well.
13:00 GMT
Our 'Sex in Saudi' expert gives the low down on getting your freak on during the coming Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan; Brotherhood planning uprisings; social media during the Egyptian Apocalypse; and the cost of love in Lebanon.
A church burns in Egypt. Will the new leadership in Egypt let this happen again?
07:30 GMT
The western church wants to do the right thing but the mess in Egypt has violence on both sides. Who should they root for? More horrifying news from Syria; Egypt will be based on Sharia law; and the perks of blogging during Ramadan.