Blogs Roundup

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.

August 22, 2013

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) welcomes the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to China. (Photo by Getty Images)
12:50 GMT
Ever the global economic strategist, China is tapping into the Middle East and all her riches through the country of the UAE; 'If Syrian blood were oil,"; Saudi women be shoppin'; and what now in Syria, President Obama?
You guessed it- chicken noodle soup makes the list of foods that build the immune system.
09:18 GMT
Before anyone goes to pop another pill or get another injection, one Arab blogger opens her recipe book to the health section to help others; Kurds helping Kurds from Syria; was Dubya really sincere? and don't fart on a tile floor.

August 21, 2013

Al Jazeera is trying to reach an American audience with its new channel. (image from Facebook)
17:46 GMT
The English Al Jazeera is not what is crossing the Atlantic to America. The claim is that this is news catered to an American audience; do the Lebanese bounce back without healing? and a new mobile app to learn Arabic.