Blogs Roundup

September 10, 2014

President Obama pauses to think while giving a speech.
10:00 GMT
What is already clear about Obama's approach to ISIS is that it will not involve ground troops and will take time. What else will be revealed today? Surviving incest; Kuwait holding auditions for theater productions; and the people you'll see at the Beirut Airport.
Along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple revealed their new Apple Watch.
06:15 GMT
One Arab techie blogger says the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are amazing but the real Apple Watch is something that is truly out-of-this world great! For IS to be stopped, Iran must be controlled as well; and the reason Arabs 'hate' each other is multi-faceted.

September 9, 2014

On the show The Luck of the Draw, Sefer Çalınak explained calmly that he “accidentally” killed his first wife. (Global Voices)
12:00 GMT
After a dating show contestant 'mentioned' he killed his wives, Seda Sayan hosted the murderer on her morning show and controversy ensued; Lebanese MP spends the evening with dozens of supermodels; and no land for Palestinians says Sisi.
Protestors burn a mock copy of the ISIS flag (Photo: AFP-Anwar Amro)
07:07 GMT
Lebanese Christians and Muslims have shown their hate for IS by burning its flag but all the government cares about is the desecration of 'Allah's' name'; the eight responses every parent gives their children; and Sara El Khatib's final words.

September 8, 2014

"Begin Again' is a romantic comedy which features Maroon Five's Adam Levine and Kiera Knightly.
12:00 GMT
For a movie with singing, romance, and Maroon Five's Adam Levine, "Begin Again" has not received its just deserts in terms of acclamation; Lebanon has its own unique phobias; and Al Jazeera has hired some new anchors. Will they help change AJ's image?
Russia is to host the World Cup in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, but will these rights be revoked by FIFA?
07:08 GMT
The Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 World Cups might be moved away from one, or both, or none of the nations. We'll know after FIFA executives meet this month; contentment or happiness, or both; Arab regimes to fight IS; and the power of graffiti in Amman.

September 7, 2014

Long before there was the present occupation of Israel, there were Palestinian Christians.
12:00 GMT
A Palestinian Christian wrote during the midst of the Gaza onslaught the truth on what it means to be Palestinian as opposed to the lies that say Palestine never existed; the Ayatollah Khomeini ain't laughing; and Syrians have to look at their family's killers daily.
Abbad Medlej is the second Lebanese soldier beheaded by ISIS. (Blog Baladi)
06:42 GMT
Islamic State fighters on Saturday claimed to have beheaded Abbas Medlej, being decapitated after he attempted to escape; how to help refugees in Saudi; a Saudi tweep calls ISIS his daughter; and Israel has their own set of terror tunnels.

September 6, 2014

Egyptian soldiers stand at attention.
09:17 GMT
A young Egyptian soldier goes on vacation and returns feeling a bit under the weather, so his commanding officer beats him to death with a stick; more, more, more emoticons! Lebanese people have funny food habits; and Iranians sympathize with Americans.

September 4, 2014

The Islamic State members in Iraq march in video grab.
15:08 GMT
The exactors of Sharia law in the new Islamic State are those of the IS movement so they publicly stoned a young man for all to see; Lebanese Christians are ready to fight IS, but they need to chill; and Egypt is randomly banning stuff.
This photo is a prime example of how not to take a selfie.
07:11 GMT
One Lebanese blogger has meticulously scoured the internet to find the absolute worst pictures one could take of themselves; Karl reMarks loses his mind ranking single digit numbers; and the IDF obliterates a dairy that funds an orphanage.

September 3, 2014

A man whose father was shot right before his eyes tells how the IDF then used him as a shield. (YouTube)
09:25 GMT
According to the UN and many rights organizations, during Israel's bombing of Gaza, on more than one occasion they used Palestinians as shields; updated boycott list; the West turning a blind eye on injustice in Bahrain; and Libya lacks everything.
Chadwick Boseman plays the Godfather of Soul James Brown in 'Get on Up!'.
07:22 GMT
In what has been deemed by one Arab reviewer as 'one of the year’s strongest performances', the biopic on James Brown is not to be missed; Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris calls for justice; and two state or one state, justice still needs to prevail.

September 2, 2014

Angelina Jolie-Pitt featured her wedding dress on Hello Magazine's cover.
11:55 GMT
As an apparent ode to her children, Angelina Jolie-Pitt wore a wedding dress adorned with various sketches all done by her own brood; don't mix God and business, please; and Jordan's Oasis500 is still going strong and pumping out businesses.
In Kuwait, scammers are targeting the ATM machines.
09:45 GMT
In Kuwait, a thief attached a small scanning device to the money machine, stole the users' info, and then sent it to the Dominican Republic; Tikrit is coveted by the Iraqi army; answering childish questions; and a Lebanese soldier is beheaded.