June 28, 2014
One of many bloggers hopes the best for those fasting this Islamic holy month; the ISIS are featured in a new VICE video dishing out religion as they see it; and there are so many reasons why helping Syrian moderates is not a good idea for the U.S.
June 27, 2014
Who would have thought that the United States and Korea would be among those with the top five goals in the first round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! Norway has failed miserably with Syria; and drone-delivered pizzas in Russia.
June 26, 2014
Just when we thought the celling has been reached in term of megapixels and quality from DSLR cameras, the new D810 proved us wrong; French and Saudi bombers in Beirut; can we talk about sex in Saudi? and Bahrain and Iraq not that different.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pulled no punches in declaring complete support for Iraq's fight against jihadists in all forms; the ISIS threat is secondary to the oil; and nuclear talks with Iran are about to enter a marathon.
June 25, 2014
In a close vote, the council of the PCUSA Churches has decided to remove their investments from three companies in the Israeli settlements; focus on the World Cup, not the lies such as aliens speaking to the world through the World Cup broadcast.
June 24, 2014
So many great artists and merchants in the Middle East have wares the world needs to see and will truly want. Put them online easily! An Egyptian broadcaster's bra slips and the people go nuts; and three books that explain jihadism is not Salafism.
Apparently, new Egyptian President Sisi doesn't have the best interests of the Coptic Christians in mind. He arrested the man reporting on their persecution; Israel using kidnappings to wreak havoc; and Lebanon is not at all secure.
June 23, 2014
One Arab movie reviewer was not at all impressed by the follow-up to the Kevin Hart’s 'Think Like a Man' and suggests that movie-goers should sit this one out; the sham in Egyptian courts; Kerry in Baghdad; and ISIS may already be in Lebanon.
'Ink on the Side' has a go at the characters she sees around her in Lebanon who have taken this World Cup thing to the next level of craziness; did the U.S. really just imagine a conflict in Afghanistan? and see the Kuwaiti beaches left untouched.
June 22, 2014
Among the Arab countries, Qatar still reigns as having the chubbiest citizens. Not far behind, however, are the lads from Lebanon; Diego Maradona gives the finger to Julio Grondona; and 14 Azhar students to serve 7 years in prison.
Syrian artist Akram Abu al-Fawz finds old weapons and bombs that were used for the purpose of death and gives them all new life; ISIL keeps on moving towards an Islamic state; and FoxNews using athletes to promote their bias.
June 20, 2014
Another day, another shocking video coming out of Lebanon of men horrifically beating a dog for seemingly no purpose; the US Senate is looking to cut aid to Egypt; and acupuncture is one of the safest, most natural ways to ease pain.
June 19, 2014
A survey over 500 Saudis showed that the opinion is fairly split on whether dancing is from the heart or from the depths of hell; Amazon announces the Fire Phone; and Brazilians starve while their government burns millions on the World Cup.
June 18, 2014
Slingshot, the new iOS and Android app from the Facebook Creative Labs, puts a new twist on ephemeral photo and video sharing; the ISIS boys have a secret playbook; and understanding fully the history of Iraq's Sunnis.
Lebanon fell short of making it to the World Cup, but Mexico has on their team Miguel Layun, a Mexican player of Lebanese heritage; Obama thinking about dropping some bombs; and Kuwait Airways is downsizing so employees are 'quitting'.