Blogs Roundup

October 13, 2014

An oil rig pumps oil.
08:00 GMT
If the Lebanese stumble upon some oil, will it change their lifestyles? A fellow countryman has some fun imagining his people 'living it up'; doctors using Google cameras to examine; Israeli settlers attack Palestinians.. again; and Egypt protects their relics.

October 12, 2014

Bahrainis protest against their own government.
16:32 GMT
On one hand, the Bahraini government is giving air support to fight ISIS and with the other they are slapping their own residents and torturing Americans; lawlessness in Libya; missing Iraqi cash found in Lebanon; and Kuwaitis fight in an airport.
A Chinese woman looks at her iPhone.
10:18 GMT
If you've never heard of OnePlus or Xiaomi then give yourself about a year- some of these could names be more in demand than Samsung or Apple; Arabs nixed for human rights awards; good news about Muslims.. finally; and lightening crashes in Jordan.

October 11, 2014

Yazidi girls from Iraq sit in shock.
09:22 GMT
The only Yazidi member of Iraq's parliament says, ""Only Yazidi women are kidnapped. We don't know, actually, why exactly the Yazidi women"; BBC maps need a rewrite; Congratulations, Malala! and a reviews of Frank.

October 9, 2014

The HTC Desire Eye.
08:50 GMT
Since everyone always looks at themselves first when viewing pictures, HTC thought why not ensure that all those selfies are perfectly centred around the sefle-ophile; Hezbollah is losing its reality; and the ten thoughts of a girl in heels.

October 8, 2014

The internet is the number one source for news for most people worldwide.
09:52 GMT
The Associate Press did a survey and found that in an even higher percentage than the West, most Arabs get their new from the Worldwide Web; Egypt gets their internet streamlined by satellite; and Turkish speaker on the Armenian Genocide cancels lectures.

October 7, 2014

Gaza Parkour And Free Running do parkour throughout Gaza. (Quds Network)
10:15 GMT
In a symbolic gesture of life and rebellion, the group 'Gaza Parkour And Free Running' showed that bombs will never slow them down; Egyptian steps in to help woman, gets stabbed to death; and Sweden's bold gesture could, in fact, hurt the Palestinians.

October 6, 2014

Will the latest cartoons about Islamic Prophet Mohammed bring riots like these?
09:40 GMT
Charlie Ebdo tries to condemn ISIS by drawing a cartoon of them about to behead the Muslim Prophet Mohammed. Will ironic violence ensue? The Yazidis in Iraq feel deserted; and what those questions really mean in Lebanon.

October 5, 2014

Google is developing an instant messaging app to be released in India.
08:45 GMT
So even though Google Plus has not taken down the Goliath called Facebook, this has not stopped them from trying to take out WattsApp; Kurdish troops need more help; the many ways to prepare dates; and VP Biden starts something with Turkey.

October 4, 2014

Palestinians celebrate the Eid by making sweet pastries.
09:45 GMT
Many of our Arab bloggers have taken the time to wish a holiday blessing to the many readers who are celebrating the Islamic holiday 'Eid al Adha'. One gives some suggestions on how to spend the time and another shares what to buy in Medina for those on the Haj.

October 3, 2014

A Palestinian man stands in front of al Aqsa Mosque..
21:07 GMT
Arabs living among Jews have had 33 years to prepare for this showdown yet they know that on their Eid, they will be persecuted by some Kippur celebrants; 13 million dollars for Clooney's wedding; and the rules set by ISIS for teaching are insane.

October 2, 2014

Members of the U.S. Congress gather for a session.
08:00 GMT
In 2014, Congress cut over 8 billion dollars of the food stamp budget yet they have no problem with the war on ISIL in Iraq and Syria, which could cost up to $22 bn a year; going nuts in the airport; Israeli settlers always win; and Amal Alamuddin is amazing.

October 1, 2014

Dr. Farid Fata plead guilty to charges of Medicare fraud.
14:10 GMT
Dr. Farid Fata pleads guilty to knowingly giving terminally ill and healthy patients unnecessary chemotherapy in order to con Medicare; Sisi still really dislikes gays; and after forming a new government in Afghanistan, U.S. troops to stay.
The Djosser Pyramid is the oldest in Egypt is is reportedly deteriorating fast.
07:39 GMT
Al-Masry Al-Youm published a report showing tons of rocks falling off of the Djosser Pyramid, the oldest in Egypt but Sisi says it's just Brotherhood propaganda; drones are Obamas legacy, not health care; and Lebanese singer Tania Saleh sending mixed political messages.

September 30, 2014

Palestinians rally in support of Hamas.
11:20 GMT
Benjamin Netanyahu recently told those gathered at the UN that any "Islamic Militant' group is the same. Here's why Hamas is nothing like ISIL; there are some things that only work in Beirut; and what's hot in Amman this week.