Blogs Roundup

April 15, 2013

Looking to be the true romantic in the MENA? Go to Lebanon for a class.
04:00 GMT
Advertised as the first ever in Lebanon, so most likely the whole Middle East, this seminar teaches how to "Become the Man Every Women Wants"; Saudi to fund Syrian university students; and an Islamic State Declared in Syria.

April 14, 2013

Citizens toking weed apparently isn't a large concern right now for the Egyptian Government. (image for illustrative purposes only)
10:47 GMT
If you want cheap hash in Egypt, it ain't hard to find. Now, it gets even easier with an online guide to finding the best rates; Palestinians building museum; theft of the Arab world’s heritage; Palestine PM Fayyad Resigns; and even the rich litter in Lebanon.
Lebanese Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui had a close encounter with the rhino kind. (image for illustrative purposes only)
04:00 GMT
Caretaker State Minister Marwan Kheireddine saved Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui from a sure gorging by the snout of a a rhino; Saudi blogs unite! Arabs are waiting for help but should just help themselves; and cathedral violence in Egypt.

April 13, 2013

Israel knows chemical weapons and they're worried Assad might use his soon.
04:00 GMT
Israeli sources expressed a growing concern over the use of chemical weapons on the part of the Syrian regime; rare pictures from the Lebanese Civil War; honk if you hate the Muslim Brotherhood; and Lebanon ranks third in world for wealth inequality.

April 11, 2013

An Iranian scientist promises to take you to your future. Do you believe him?
14:09 GMT
Ali Razeghi, an Iranian scientist actually invented a machine that can take people into the future. See how it works; looking at Egyptian sectarianism through a lens; Tony Blair inventing new religion? and Lebanese students blocked at U.S. border.
Some Arabs are fed up with their fellow countrymen's lack of humility.
04:00 GMT
One Arab blogger had a minor problem with a product but the company would not accept her claims, even though they were dead on; women the key to Egyptian liberalism; and making one's home halal.

April 10, 2013

Netanyahu and Erdogan rule with a stability that could allow their countries to expand.
15:43 GMT
Who's poised for growth? The Turks are expanding economically, the Iranian politically and the Israelis through land grabs to build settlements; staying conservatine in Tunisian universities; and Syrian economy is imploding.
On the catwalk, yes, but donning Google's new glassess in a strip club wil get you kicked to the curb.
08:48 GMT
Sorry, but when you have your Google Glasses on, you will not be able to, to enter to a local cinema or to your favorite strip club; ideas should not be shielded from criticism; more quake in Iran; and divorce in Saudi- who's to blame?

April 9, 2013

Christian women are filmed being assaulted and stripped in the streets of Egypt.
14:01 GMT
A video has been making the rounds on social media of Muslim men stripping Christian women in Egypt under the guise of Islam; more on the attack of the Cathedral; energy waste in Lebanon; and the importance of knowing history.

April 8, 2013

Arabs from all over the world reflect on the life and career of Margaret Thatcher.
20:41 GMT
The great former British PM Margaret Thatcher passed away today and many in the Middle East are reflecting on her career. Those of Kurdish heritage have praised her but other Arabs are still greatly disappointed in her perceived Zionism.
Comic Con Dubai was an amazing success and we got the pics to prove it! (image from theirplanet.com )
10:53 GMT
See all the pics and video from Dubai's stellar Comic Con and follow the post festival chatter in the comments sections; a fortune teller predicted Messi’s injury; flirting gone awry; and what to do after and if Assad falls.
Lebanon's oil fields may be their ticket to an independent future.
04:00 GMT
The oil in Lebanon gives many hopes for a bright future but the infrastructure and politics may leave these resources untapped; FEMEN should shut up; keep calm and drive in Amman; Bashar Assad at the end of his rope; and Yemen meets the press.

April 7, 2013

Syrian refugees have another crisis looming-- no more aid money.
12:46 GMT
The United Nations is warning that the vast scale of the Syrian refugee crisis is straining the resources of the UN, Jordan and Lebanon; History of emigration in Lebanon; rappers go underground in Kuwait, and a Facebook OS, sorta kinda.
Prince Michael Jackson just may have found his princess in Kuwait. (Getty Images)
04:00 GMT
Prince Michael Jackson was photographed going bowling with a Kuwaiti Princess. Let the rumor mill start to churn! Coptics being kidnapped in Egypt; Saudi about to be the Lebanese 'Master of Puppets'; and three Lebanese referees sell out.

April 6, 2013

The Lebanese have been, for better or for worse, stigmatized with an elitist pride of their heritage.
04:00 GMT
It seems the superiority complex many Lebanese feel and exude actually has some merit since one of their own proved they are the axis of all life; Where is Syrian humanitarian aid money going? and Syrian, Iraqi jihadi groups said to be cooperating.