October 1, 2013
Who has started wars with their neighbors, armed themselves with untold amounts of nukes and refused UN inspectors into their country? Israel, not Iran; Syria's weapons deal could end war; and Facebook bans the Shahada.
NY Times suggests splitting 5 Arab countries into 14 and more than a few Arabs have taken a liking to the idea; drunk driver gets 30 days for killing cyclist; a world of all men; and breaking down Breaking Bad's death toll.
September 30, 2013
Could shoes soon be a 'Control + P' away? The Unifold looks to solve many a crisis with a brand new design that will do just that; Wahhabism creeping into Oman; nine years blogging; and movie nights or being robbed blind!
With cell phone taxes doubled along with more goods and services in line to be taxed more, the hacking group Anonymous briefly hacked to show their disapproval; Bahrainis not happy about Iran-America partnership; and racism in ME advertising.
September 29, 2013
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was asked where Syria got their weapons and he quickly answered, "Russia". Was he right? Qatar has some human rights hurdles to climb; and Lebanon's Omar Sulieman stands tall.
One Arab reviewer begs, "Please don’t wait to watch this at home. Find the best theater near you, put on those 3-D glasses, and prepare to be dazzled"; the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant is tweeting; and see 'Prayer of Fear'.
September 28, 2013
Somehow the rumor made traction that had iPhone users putting their devices in and near water. Guess what? It isn't true; Lebanon now RefugeeStan; 17 Lebanese drowned in Indonesian ferry accident; a cake stuffed with cheesecake.
September 26, 2013
Some diehard Muslims are joining the ranks of some conservative Christians and calling music the tool of Satan and his muggy minions; iPhones are over 1k; happiness leads to intense sadness; and Sudanese government crosses the line.
Love junk food but worried about high calories? Burger King introduces low-calorie fries, oh yes!; An Italian illustrator stuns with real-life drawings; LG come up with yet another prank to promote their new mobile phone release.
September 25, 2013
Too bad for Polish sex-adventurer Ania Lisewska as she was denied entry into Lebanon; Would you give up your phone for a 10% meal discount?; Al Zaatari Camp, a real tragedy.
Have Tunisian female sex-warriors really been engaging in "sexual jihad" in Syria?; Why has Assad suddenly decided to give up his chemical weapons?; Syrian Islamist bloc 'Tawhid Brigade' declares opposition to National Coalition and US Strategy.
September 24, 2013
In her quest to sleep with 100,000 men, Polish Ania Lisewska is on her way to Lebanon to have her some of those hunky Lebanese men; Luxury brand Hermes launches new cool app which allows you to play around with their products; The Jewelled Kitchen cookbook has finally been launched in Beirut.
They're back, and they want to drive! Saudi women activists have called for a new day of defiance next month of the longstanding ban on women driving in the ultra-conservative kingdom; Yemen's ex-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, is using FB to update his "fans" on what he's been up to; On a lighter note, one blogger gives us this year's Emmys best-dressed list.
September 23, 2013
One blogger challenges Western stereotypes about women who wear the veil; a movie review of the gritty 'Prisoners'; attention fashionistas! Here's what one Lebanese blogger had to say about Fausto Puglisi's new collection.
International busybodies: US diplomat superstar Henry Kissinger asked Syria to invade Lebanon in the 70s
Celebrated US diplomat Henry Kissinger was bosom buddies with Hafez Assad and asked him to invade Lebanon; Surfs up! Lebanese expats in Paris surf for peace; and take a look at how stunning Tel Aviv's street art is.