June 5, 2013
The 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index is out and Kuwait is no longer in the top 50; Hizballah supporters are passing out flyers celebrating victory in Syria; the 'Rebel' campaign in Egypt gains momentum; and bigotry in menus.
After almost two years of training, Raha became the frist Saudi woman and youngest arab female to scale Everest; NGO trail in Egypt finishes, bad news results; less than 4 million Lebs in Lebanon; and Turks arguing well.
June 4, 2013
All week, a seasoned Lebanese pro offers a plan to make your time in Lebanon the best ever; if Kuwait slogans told the truth; Facebook's hidden message in its notification sound; and Israel is riding the bench while the U.S. shows up late to the game.
June 3, 2013
Are political freedoms, mutual respect, a civil state, an independent judiciary, and the rejection of state hegemony or violence coming to Tunisia? Morsi blames Ethiopia for Nile dam; taking Aleppo not the silver bullet; and things that may you go numb.
Turkey finds itself at the top of the headlines with multiple stories brewing. Along with the strain at and beyond its borders caused by Syria, internally the people have taken to the streets and are calling out the prime minster's abuse of power.
Mystery surrounds the story of an American women who converted to Islam and years later ended up dead in Syria; Jordan has made their media laws official by blocking unregistered sites, and looking at the Turkey-Syria border from the past.
June 2, 2013
Apparently the map of the 'Islamic' world on the Uncle Sam's website was the same one being used in the 1500s; Saudi supports harassing cashiers; Lebanese phones more expensive now; and God plus politics in Egypt.
Being accused by bloggers as not being the sharpest knife in the drawer, Sami Samir Hassoun is now doing time for a fake bomb; Yemen has Syrian women begging in their cities; Geneva 2 is all about 'ceasefire'; and Israel to keep building settlements.
June 1, 2013
Lebanese parliament officially votes to extend its term by 18 months! Unconstitutional, undemocratic, and unnecessary; Egypt's rising young athletes; the Syrian Coalition reunited and grew; and look who's second in the world in cigarette consumption!
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.