Blogs Roundup

June 3, 2014

Syrian rebels
22:36 GMT
A 102-year-old Alawite man was shot dead in his sleep, along with his son, his grandson, his great-granddaughter and her mother; have you ridden the color wheel? and Lebanon bans a 10 minute film because of boobies.
Angelina Jolie shines in 'Maleficent'.
13:44 GMT
According to one Arab blogger, 'Maleficent' was far from a hit and despite Angelina Jolie's amazing performance, the script was weak; Cruise is back with 'Edge of Tomorrow'; and the real names of our your favorite Lebanese singers.
Famous Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef has been kicked off the air.
02:00 GMT
Bassem Youssef announced the sad news today from his Radio Theater studio that here will be no more “ElBernmag” TV show; Palestinians form unity gov't, Israeli sanctions be damned; and Syrians still need your help.

June 2, 2014

A female victim of honor killing.
11:28 GMT
A family in Pakistan has already killed three family members and it appears that the main culprit will remain free to do it again; a watermelon without seeds in Kuwait; Game of Thrones in comic form; and Instadocs in Kuwait.

June 1, 2014

It was cherries like these that put four little Palestinian girls in the slammer.
22:03 GMT
Four elementary school girls, one eleven and another with disabilities, were handcuffed and taken to the police because of a cherry picking rumor; Mubarak is now wearing his official prison garb; and autism awareness in Lebanon.
Don't blame the Qatari Emir for the new dress code in his country! (AFP)
16:00 GMT
The Qatari dress code has been causing quite the stir on social media but guess who's behind the whole process? A little old lady; Sin City 2 is already controversial in America; and the drone attacks in Pakistan continue to kill innocent civilians.

May 31, 2014

The Lebanese pot laws are changing and it is important to be kept up to date.
21:57 GMT
Know your rights Lebanese lovers of Mary Jane! A quick two minute video could save your bud-loving butt from going to jail! The dangerous curves of Barbie are seriously harmful; and Maya Angelou's time in the Arab world.
A Million Ways to Die in the West
01:02 GMT
Seth MacFarlane tried with movies by making 'Ted', but now there is a new sheriff in town, created by Seth and is indeed a lot funnier; Lebanon is about to have its own 'Floating Island'; and the reality behind Sisi's presidential victory.

May 29, 2014

With homes like this in Lebanon, one resident thinks it is best to leave sooner than later.
19:25 GMT
One blogger and actor from Lebanon speaks candidly and frankly on why he has chosen to take his family out of the country for their own good; Hey Qatar, get a grip on your rules before the World Cup. Please! and Jerusalem to always be divided.

May 28, 2014

A pair of underwear with Egyptian Presidential Candidate General Sisi emblazoned on the front.
22:18 GMT
Sometimes the best response to a stupid question is no answer at all. To many Egyptians, being asked to vote is just plain dumb; Petra by Night is an event never to be missed; and Iran's Ayatollah has harsh words for detractors.
This group of five young adults don't share religions but they do share adventures, together. (YouTube)
21:58 GMT
Five twenty-somethings from five different perspectives of faith chose to travel the world together and, thankfully, document their journey for the rest of us; Sisi and Assad in the same room; and Syrians flood Lebanese streets to vote.

May 27, 2014

Syrian President Bashar Assad
23:25 GMT
For most people following the crisis in Syria, President Assad running for another term should come as no surprise; graffiti speaks louder than Popes; Turkey wants justice, Israel yawns; and dressing sexy does not mean a woman is a slut.
Designers from Hong Kong have developed a Jenga-type hotel design.
23:23 GMT
Imagine using old shipping containers as hotel rooms that can be removed and replaced at any time. Now watch it become a reality; the ants go marching and the politicians stand in awe; and Kuwait is about to get the Wayans Brothers.

May 26, 2014

Pope Francis leads a mass during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
13:00 GMT
With his stop at the separation wall for a prayer and his invitation to the Vatican for peace talks to Abbas and Netanyahu, the Pope has shown he wants Palestine to work; ten ways to prep for the beach; and go viral without using 'boobs'.
The band readies for election day activities in Egypt. (@jahdkhalil )
10:03 GMT
'Egyptian Chronicles' has set up all the live feeds from Twitter and Facebook. Follow the reactions of the people and the on the ground activity; never, ever ask this question to a woman, men! and a Saudi activist in jail for getting beat by her father.