Blogs Roundup

March 20, 2013

Did Jordan's King Abdullah stick his foot in his mouth or stick it to the establishment?
04:00 GMT
King Abdullah gets real with The Atlantic Magazine, some say he went too far and Jordan's social media is buzzing. See it all streamed live here; Iraq proves there are no good interventions; and HP launches the ElitePad 900 in Dubai.
Did Jordan's King Abdullah stick his foot in his mouth or stick it to the establishment?
04:00 GMT
King Abdullah gets real with The Atlantic Magazine, some say he went too far and Jordan's social media is buzzing. See it all streamed live here; Iraq proves there are no good interventions; and HP launches the ElitePad 900 in Dubai.

March 19, 2013

All of these influential Iranians agree that the U.S. sanctions are too sweeping.
12:21 GMT
Iranian expatriates don’t agree on much but they all agree that the very severe US sanctions are harming ordinary Iranians and not the regime; Camel fight on Kuwait’s King Fahd highway; Guy strips naked at NDU; and racist incitement by public officials in Israel.
While Westerners are not used to someone sleeping in their home, Arabs are accustomed to having live-in maids.
04:00 GMT
Many Westerners struggle with the idea of a live-in maid at their house. Here are some helpful realities when deciding; Yemen's National Dialogue Conference kicks off; Nokia debuts free music in UAE; and homeless in Dubai.

March 18, 2013

Can America rule the world after the fiasco in Iraq?
11:00 GMT
At the 10 year mark of the invasion of Iraq, the anniversary begs the question-- are the States competent as global leaders? 2013 Riyadh book fair shows progress in KSA; Jeddah Sculpture: The Sword; and the differences between men and women.
The most advanced phone in the world? Some would say the Samsung S4 is just that. (image coutresy of hindustantimes)
04:00 GMT
Finally the new Galaxy phone is out and it hasn’t changed much in appearance but the guts of the phone are groundbreaking; Iraq’s teens drowning in hopelessness; Osama Kadi, Syria’s likely interim premier; and Green Pyramids on St. Patrick's Day.

March 17, 2013

Rachel Corrie fought for the Palestinians and lost her life to the metal of an Israeli bulldozer. (GETTY Image)
12:34 GMT
Time does not bring back lives, only the painful memories of when those lives were taken. This week marks 10 years after the United Sates invaded Iraq with now almost 200k dead. In the same week of the same year, Israeli bulldozers crushed the life of protestor Rachel Corrie.
When it comes to kinky web searches, the Lebanese have quite a top ten list.
05:00 GMT
After careful observation, the Porn MD has observed the Lebanese like their porn kinky and messy; Yemenese women are not who you think they are; Syria is about to get worse; and over one fourth of drone strikes on Pakistanis kill innocent bystanders.

March 16, 2013

Diego Maradona suits up for his club team in Dubai. (image courtesy of Figo 29)
04:00 GMT
Argentinian football icon Diego Maradona is in Dubai and recently participated in the “7 Up Dubai Government Entities Football League”; did the Muslim Brotherhood hijack Syria's revolution? Morsi and the police; and why must religion be patriarchal?

March 14, 2013

Kerry will meet with Assad to see if it is even possible to have a reasonable dialogue.
21:07 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will first sit with al-Assad to test the water before asking the Syrian opposition to come to the table to negotiate a transition; and a look back at the last time America tried to help in the Middle East.
If the Duchess of Cornwall is thinking about slipping over to Israel for some sight-seeing after her Jordan visit, she better think again.
08:29 GMT
Britain's Prince Charles is on a visit to Jordan, Oman and Qatar. But stepping foot in nearby Israel by any member of the British royal family is officially banned by the British Foreign Office; a funny look at Lebanese plumbing; and the beauty of

March 13, 2013

One ticket to paradise- fight for Assad, jihad is your right! -- Mufti of Syria chimes. (image thanks to magharebia.com )
10:30 GMT
The national news in Syria used to take the revolution uprings lightly. Now, two years in, they show their desperation by lauding the mufti's Jihad declaration; Saudi Arabia is running a little behind; and the MB is dragging the culture of Egypt back daily.
First they crashed a wedding and now it seems Wilson and Vaughn will be interning at Google.
04:00 GMT
Vince Vaughn, known among Arabs for his Lebanese heritage, returns with Owen Wilson as two interns at Google; closing windows for peace in Palestine; Saudi students flock to U.S. universities; and an Egyptian politician admits lying, keeps his job.

March 12, 2013

The Syrian embassy in Lebanon must be experiencing fatigue after 2 years of refugee influx.
10:00 GMT
One the upcoming two-year anniversary of the Syrian revolution, Lebanon must face the fact of their long term Syrian guests; lessons from Egypt's student elections; finding a Dr. in Dubai just got easier; and Iraq has 10 years of Arab on Arab abuse.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits KSA without addressing human rights abuses. (picture used for illustrative purposes only)
04:00 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State visits Saudi Arabian brass but ignores the human rights activists given lengthy jail sentences; Egyptian army opens fire on protesters; Kuwait's first ever base jump; and the best breakfast in the world is in Lebanon.