Blogs Roundup

July 23, 2013

Here's what the British Embassy in Lebanon will be handing out to celebrate the birth of the British Royal baby.
05:00 GMT
The British Embassy is passing out badges and Meghlé , a sweet the Queen herself couldn't keep her hands off of; Knafeh and Nutella- seriously? The West's deadly love for the Alawites; and a sad Ramadan story from Syria.

July 22, 2013

Weddings like this one in Saudi never take place during Ramadan.
12:00 GMT
Ramadan is a Holy Month for Muslims and one of the regulations, at least in Saudi, is no getting hitched! Barbie's message to little girls; Yemeni love story goes viral; and the battered life of a Lebanese woman.
Practice 'Ladies First' gentlemen and soon you'll see why.
05:00 GMT
A Lebanese blogger writes about his 'selfless sexuality' and promotes monogamy and humility for the best sex in your life; will a Saudi ever marry a Westerner? Women sacrificed by the MB in Egypt? and Kerry shoots blanks in Israel.

July 21, 2013

The colors and sights of Ramadan vary from country to country.
18:44 GMT
One blogger harvested pictures from all over the world showing how different cultures celebrate Ramadan; Dubai official in trouble for attack; and the Red Sea to Dead Sea project may be cancelled.
An Ethiopian girl speaks of her rape and torture by men dressed as Yemeni soldiers. (screenshot from YouTube)
08:05 GMT
Many Ethiopians share of their ordeals of kidnapping and abuse. One girl was raped daily for three months and one man is paralyzed; Syrian artist arrested in Lebanon; swimming in a burka; and prayers for Egypt.

July 20, 2013

The EU will not send aid that supports Israeli settlements.
13:05 GMT
The EU declares the Israelis are contravening the Hague Convention of 1907 and the Geneva Convention of 1949 on the treatment of populations in militarily occupied territories; Kick Ass 2 trailer; and 70 things to make you go hmmm.
This is Lebanon's Roumieh jail- a place of squalor and misery.
09:55 GMT
According to Former Interior Minister Marwan Charbel, the jails are so rough that criminals should either be freed or killed; journalist blogs about her attack; getting a raise for women- sex or wasta; and Egypt's two sides standing fast.

July 19, 2013

New Egyptian Interm President Adly Mansour speaks to the nation (AFP PHOTO / EGYPTIAN TV)
22:17 GMT
Mansour spoke with confidence and precision during his first ever speech to the Egyptian nation; Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of Stone; veiled women showing love; and a new trend in wrapping paper.
This Haifa Wehbe moments before she got the scare of her life. (screen grab from YouTube)
05:00 GMT
After finding out her near death experience was a prank, Haifa proceeded to kick and curse anyone in sight; giving to poor during Ramadan; rural northern Syria Islamicised; Syria worse than Rwanda and abortion in Lebanon.

July 18, 2013

America and Egypt seems like an odd couple but they are forever inextricably linked. (photo for illustrative purposes only)
13:20 GMT
Americans don't like that their government sends so much money to Egypt. Here are ten reasons why Obama loves Egypt; Four year suspension from FIBA; oil spill near Yemen; a picture of segregation and why gays love Lebanon.
Women in Lebanon are not protected from being harassed at work.
09:14 GMT
Lebanon may pride itself for being cultured but women are still living in hell. Read about the workplace prison they face, the heart-wrenching story of a mother beat to death, and the follow-up on a man who lost his manhood.

July 17, 2013

This Dutch couple is being held hostage in Yemen.
13:05 GMT
Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her husband have been abducted since last month and have released a plea for help; domestic murder a problem in Lebanon; Saudis flock to chat rooms; and a Dexter sized cake
That has gotta hurt! (image for illustrative purposes only)
05:00 GMT
As the story goes, a man forces a girl to marry him and her parents resolved the conflict with some down home castration; Superman Unbound; FSA paralyzed to Al Qaeda's advance and the best commercial in Ramadan so far.

July 16, 2013

Post your Ramdan pic on Fujifilm's facebook page and win.
11:00 GMT
Anyone can join this celebration of the Islamic month of Ramadan- just submit your holiday pictures and maybe, win a camera! Political Islam is not trending; a look at the Jaguar F-Type; and this week in Amman's nightlife.
The remains of the Umayyad mosque. a World Heritage site destroyed by Assad's missiles.
05:00 GMT
Since the uprising, the regime of Bashar Assad has destroyed nearly 10 mosques a week. Coincidence? Hardly; senseless violence in Egypt's Sinai province; Lebanese #fail; and Egyptian Christian killed for having an opinion.