July 8, 2013
American Bedu may have jumped the gun on calling the beginning of Ramdan for July 8th but this blog expresses what all of us feel: have a great and blessed Ramdan! Now back to the drama in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.
July 7, 2013
Since Latin American soaps are a bit too racy, Turkish dramas have filled that void and are the preferred watching for most Arab countries; Bose still the boss; Elbaradei's nomination leads to deaths; and Arabic Hip Hop from Britain to Gaza.
Do a lot of traveling in the MENA region? Read this post and weigh in on which airports you think should be among the top ten; “The Muslims defeated the Islamists” in Egypt; Kuwait Airways' big #fail; and rampant cheating in Yemeni schools.
July 6, 2013
Before Islam, people were bowing down to all sorts of rock faced, cold edifices. Is the same true today? No Lebanese Spring; political Islam isn't cutting it; Egyptians revolted with a lot of military help; and Kuwait uses a lot of gasoline.
July 5, 2013
According to eye witness accounts, a mysterious spaceship somehow shut down some Kuwaiti oil pumps at the end of the Eid; Adly Mansour sworn in as interim president; shame for not being 100% Saudi; and Syria dropping more than just bombs.
July 4, 2013
An Arab blogger rejects the notion that feminists are troublemakers and instead offer something the region desperately needs; a Lebanese minister's 1000 page autobiography; the perfect burger; and valet parking in Lebanon.
July 3, 2013
Will he stay or will he go now? That is the ever-present question on this July 3rd- the day the army has set a mandate for resolution; Morsi to quit or be removed today; and movies soon to hit DVD and thus be downloaded.
An Arab blogger gives extremely helpful tips on how to keep Google and everyone else from snooping around your web activity; Kerry to give Geneva another go; design the Kuwaiti National Assembly logo; and Obama backs Morsi- says Morsi.
July 2, 2013
According to Blog Baladi, Lebanon is not the country on the edge of war and chaos that it is being portrayed to be; 7iber blocked in Jordan; Arab Dictators: A National Geographic Special; and melting traffic lights in Kuwait.
The entire Middle Eastern region is having a refugee problem and Israel is not excluded; Day One after the #June30 Apocalypse; the threat of flying tomatoes; No shorts, no service; and the MB awakening the volcano.
July 1, 2013
Despite it's redone ending and bloated budget, Brad Pitt shines in the first installment of his zombie trilogy; alleged video of 30 Lebanese soldiers arrested by the FSA in Syria; Kuwaitis in Lamborghini's 50th Anniversary; and a summary of the Apocalypse in Egypt.
Millions dropped everything all over Egypt to basically say, "We don't like the job our president has done and he has to go!"; FIBA give Lebanon a warning; Ramadan's a comin'; and Samsung Galaxy and a DSLR camera become one.
June 30, 2013
Andrew Driscoll Pochter was taking pictures of the protests, Egyptians asked where he was from, and then fatally stabbed him; Anti-Morsi petition has over 22 million signatures; and Morsi and Fundamentalism duel .
There are ancient mosques of enormous significance to Muslims completely destroyed. They were world heritage. They survived the Mongols, but not Assad; countdown to the Apocalypse; Egyptian Christians ready; and the Syrian pound going down.
June 29, 2013
Some landlords in Lebanon see the flood of Syrians coming in as a great opportunity to raise the rent; Sunday is judgment day in Egypt; a scathing review of PF Chang's; how to help Syrians; and how the CIA vets rebels.