May 30, 2013
Before Alicia Keys upcoming concert in Israel, African American poet Alice Walker and author of 'The Colour Purple' asks her to reconsider; McCain loves the drones; Saudi takes two steps back; Morsi's Nile crisis; and Burhan Ghalioun shames the Syria Coalition.
Apparently the Minster of Culture in Egypt is so bad, the Cairo Opera House was forced to do what it has never done- strike; casualties do not mean instituting martial law; LG Optimus G Review; and most Arabs don't like Hezbollah.
May 29, 2013
It seems it is only a matter of days before the Syrian Army tries to get back Aleppo and really have the upper hand; hilarious remake of a 2 year-old's conversation; Romainia crushes Lebanon's flag record; and Christian rights in Lebanon crushed.
Led by a boisterous veiled woman, a group of Islamists raided a police station and tried to mimic the chants of the Arab Spring; blogger American Bedu passes; Ammanis blame those darn Syrians for everything; and Armenian food in Beirut.
May 28, 2013
Syria and Libya were extremely oppressive under Assad and Gaddafi yet somehow people managed to overcome their fears and revolt; Lebanon feels the Syrian heat; whistleblower on CIA is still in jail yet no one is prosecuted for the torture itself.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah effectively outlined the nature of the dawning Sunni-Shiite struggle that he vowed to win – win against Sunnis, of course; understanding the beginning to the present of Hezbollah; and places to avoid this 2013 in Lebanon.
May 27, 2013
The ancient city of Cairo was once only accesible through its gates. Now these same gates are being destroyed by corrupt contractors; Who fired the rockets? Tripoli girl learns to kill; and rebuilding trust better than building anew.
A Hezbollah area of Beirut was targeted by two missles and the country is on high alert. Tripoli is bombed daily but the government does nothing; Karabala, Iraq needs help with new hospital; and a haunted house in Kuwait is still haunted.
May 26, 2013
Kuwait has decided to take keeping their roads seriously but mant predict over-crowded prisons after this jay walking judiciary kicks in; Syrians using YouTube in camps; Egyptian Gold rush; and the difference between a Boss and a Leader.
"Mom my most beloved one, please don’t cry. Today is a Holiday.Mom be proud of me, be happy, cause your son is a martyr"; an Iraqi gets beaten for being Iraqi; Saudi Arabia’s beautiful ancient architecture; and for 30 years, the West appeases Iran.
May 25, 2013
For many in the Hashemite Kingdom, remembering the late King Hussein is part and parcel to reflecting on Jordan's continued independence; a steady flow of electricity is fading in Egypt; and Tripoli is three very different cities in one.
May 23, 2013
A Sufi bloc within the opposition would be an alternative to the Muslim Brotherhood, one that would represent many more Syrians; why Sinai is still a problem; Geneva-2 kicks off in Amman; and the Golan Hights heat up.
You may have heard about Micky Mouse being haraam but check out this Top Ten list of random issuances from Islamic leaders for the worst; ex-pats and goodbyes; American Bedu is worse; and horrific, untold stories of rape in Lebanon.
May 22, 2013
In any lawsuit, there are damages. Kuwait has a complete price list for each body part if it is damaged or, ahem, removed in an accident; summer movie sequels are comin'; review: Samsung Galaxy S4; and Saudi hangs five Yemeni men.
In what sounds like a Mel Gibson movie, the Egyptian Army had refused to pay the ransom and are instead attacking the kidnappers. Turns out-- it worked!; Lebanese prof accused of rape; 'Xbox One revealed; and opposition to a Saudi 'White Ribbon' campaign.