Blogs Roundup

August 14, 2014

'They Have Not Returned" is a film remembering those abducted by their own government in Yemen. (YouTube)
08:54 GMT
Dating back to the bloodshed of 1978, many perceived dissidents against the government simply disappeared, most likely killed by the regime; Hariri already making strong changes in Lebanon; and Bahrain strips nine activists of their citizenship.
The greeting sign at the University of Illinois.
08:33 GMT
Steven Salaita is a Palestinian-American soon-to-be professor at UOI at Urbana who blogged negatively about Israel and got fired- therein lies the rub; HTC to make apps usable by all Android users; and the case of the Lebanese solider hiding in America.

August 13, 2014

Sisi and Putin are meeting to enhance the relationship between the two countries.
08:43 GMT
Egypt's President Sisi is in Russia to discuss trade ties, along with over of five million tons of wheat promised to Egypt; Iranian-American first woman to win Fields Medal in Mathematics; and the earth is so rotten, Satan himself weeps.
A bride in Kuwait got the man of her dreams.. but it was not easy.
07:44 GMT
A Pakistani engineer asked a Kuwaiti girl's family for her hand in marriage and the parents said no. She insisted she was in love and went to court to prove it; Israel once again given a free pass to kill; and not all ISIS pictures are really them.

August 12, 2014

U.S. Army soldiers control a drone from a remote office.
12:12 GMT
The winds of change have affected the anti-Americans, "how embarrassing it must be for the “anti-imperialists” to suddenly find the Empire fighting on their side."; US Media finally sees the other side of Gaza; and Sisi on the HRW's bad side.
The blogpsphere mourns the loss of Robin Williams.
10:58 GMT
Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jack, Mork, and Peter Pan are just a few of the characters played by comedic legend Robin Williams; horrible stories of Yazidi children dying in the mountains; and Kyrgyz Pres. schmoozes with Erdogan.

August 11, 2014

The All-Star cast of Expendables 3.
18:50 GMT
With the likes of Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the stage, anyone who likes action film will love this film; Bahrain hacking it's own fact finding commission; and Israel has used Palestinians as shields multiple times.
Syrian children at the Zatari refugee camp in Jordan.
14:54 GMT
Where you aware that currently, more than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan do not live in a refugee camp? Find out more factoids here; the four stages of whining in Lebanon are hilarious; and ZZ Top is teaming up with uber-DJ David Guetta.

August 10, 2014

This high end area of Tripoli offers a facade of Western comforts. (Arabglot)
20:05 GMT
While not a terrorised wasteland like much of Iraq and Syria, Libya offers many perks and perils for an expat; Amman has weekly offerings for those who want a taste of classical music; and the truth behind the 'kidnapped' Israeli soldier.
Lebanese pianist Maan Hamadeh wows the crowds at the Prague Airport  (YouTube)
16:47 GMT
While weary travellers were waiting for their flights in a Prague airpot Terminal, Maan Hamadeh decided to use the available piano and completely stun them all; some Yazidis safe in Northern Iraq, but not all; and Mubarak crony says the Arab Spring was anti-Islam.

August 9, 2014

Lebanese billionaire Carlos Slim calls for a three day work week.
12:08 GMT
As arguably the second richest man in the world, Carlos Slim knows a thing or two about work efficiency. His idea- work less, retire later; Syrians are welcomed into Jordan but Palestinians from Syria are not; and the Turkish press deemed penguins.

August 8, 2014

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
23:25 GMT
Bringing with him one billion dollars in aid to the Lebanese military, former PM Saad Hariri appeared suddenly on state TV this Friday morning; a new blog speaks for the Gazan people; and the plight of Yazidis and Christians is only getting worse.

August 7, 2014

A judge recently convicted two Egyptian men of rape and attempted murder and gave them life in prison.
14:18 GMT
Two life sentences and more were handed down to the low-lifes who raped and attempted to murder ladies in Tahrir square during Sisi's Inauguration; things Arab kids only see in the movies; and 30 thoughts every Arab married couple has before the big day.

August 6, 2014

Arab women pray at church.
17:26 GMT
A Lebanese writer pleads with the Christian leaders to unite and face the coming threat of ISIS and the overall Islamist threat; a comic that shows the lunacy of Netanyahu's logic; and what happens if a Lebanese joins ISIS.
The Egyptian/Libyan border has been packed with everyone leaving Libya to go back to Egypt.
14:51 GMT
The heat from rebel forces in Libya has been turned up substantially and this is causing around 4000 Egyptians a day to leave; Cops and Robbers, ISIS style; Facebook helping and hurting the Gaza conflict; and Jordan releases hardliner from prison.