Blogs Roundup

November 5, 2014

09:42 GMT
ISIL fighters filmed preparing for the sex slave market day and wanting blue and green eyed girls; Facebook confesses to collaborating with Arab and “Muslim” governments to censor government critics; and is the simple yet charismatic Egyptian mother who famously said "shut your mouse, Obama" the future of Arabic news and entertainment?

November 4, 2014

10:52 GMT
It started last year with a blind tasting... 10 shawarma places and one clear winner: They said it's called Joseph; Kuwait is the fattest country in the world coming in first place; Two years after its launch, the Virtual Museum of Censorship in Lebanon is still documenting impediments in freedom of expression.
The tunes are used ‘as a way of achieving a simulated mood or experience using a technique that involves playing two different tones simultaneously in order to alter brainwaves,’ one online provider said. [Shutterstock]
07:17 GMT
First case of digital drugs detected in Lebanon; half of 52-strong “FSA” force leave Kobani fight after disputes with Kurds; criticism of Islamic fundamentalism is considered criticism of the entire religion of Islam and therefore treated as a red line that no one can fathom crossing.

November 3, 2014

wearable technology will dramatically increase the amount of data for the users to work with.(Image: businessnewsdaily)
14:43 GMT
The hidden aesthetic agenda of wearable technology for the internt users; The impact of SEO, Social Media, E Newsletter, Blogging on Digital Marketing; and Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro VS. MacBook Air.
The first episode of a new documentary series on HBO features an interview with Buddy Guy. (Image: Facebook)
08:23 GMT
New documentary on HBO features interviews and history on the 50's and 60's blues era, rock era; Samsung Electronics continues to set new records high; and Harry Zakour has all good reasons to run for a Ruling Party Chairmanship in Ghana.

November 2, 2014

Below self-proclaimed caliphate leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is a complex leadership tree split into the "Sharia Council" and "Shura Council." (AFPFile)
14:58 GMT
The Islamic State's brut force is the product of a complex power structure, and it's extent is pretty terrifying.
Earlier this year, American actress Scarlett Johansson came under fire with Oxfam after appearing as SodaStream's "brand ambassador."
11:20 GMT
Following a year of calls to boycott, a dip in international sales and the Scarlett Johansson and Oxfam incident everyone remembers best, Israel's SodaStream is moving operations out of the West Bank, but their reasons might be misunderstood.

October 30, 2014

If you're an attractive single lady, should you be picky about the guy's appearance? (Shutterstock).
12:27 GMT
As a single Arab lady, should you be picky about your date's appearance?; Egypt's first female aviator, Lotfia al-Nadi was recognized on Google's homepage yesterday; challenging activities for ladies in Kuwait this weekend - go Crossfit!
British-Lebanese composer Bushra Al-Turk is one of three Lebanese women mentioned in BBC's list. (Image courtesy of Bushra's website)
08:13 GMT
A female cat fight gone bad and caught on film now brings freelance photog under litigation for defamation; Amr Salama's "Made in Egypt" film leaves viewers unclear whether it's for adults or children.

October 29, 2014

Tense relations: Netanyahu and Obama go from bad to worse.
12:09 GMT
The Atlantic publishes an explosive article that says U.S. officials called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "chickensh*t"; Lebanese officials struggle with misogyny; and is racism really over in Israel?
Protesting runs in the blood: Maryam Al Khawaja shares her story through social media.
07:48 GMT
Two sisters in Bahrain followed in the footsteps of their now jailed father to protest against Bahrain's government; a British charity has launched a Twitter-scanning service to monitor suicidal tweets; caught on camera: Israeli forces brutally arrested an elderly Palestinian man in Jerusalem.

October 28, 2014

A halloween Jack-O-Lantern
13:58 GMT
Iranians divulge their greatest fears with surprising honesty; a Lebanese person divulges funny thoughts on why Beirut and Dubai are worlds apart; and a look at reasons why Qatar just isn't that evil.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin greets an Arab-Israeli elder during a memorial ceremony in honor of the Kafr Qassim massacre October 26, 2014, held in the Arab-Israeli town Kfar Qassem.
10:06 GMT
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attends a memorial ceremony in honor of the Kafr Qassim massacre on October 26th; heartbreaking last message of Reyhaneh Jabbari who was hanged for murdering the man who sexually assaulted her; and Palestinian Bedouins forced to live in graveyards by Israel.
Activist Sheikh Muhammad Khalaf al-Hadid condemned what he described as being the dispatch of Jordanian troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, hoping they had been sent to liberate Al-Aqsa and fight the Zionist army.
07:41 GMT
Elite force of Jordanian soldiers was currently fighting the Islamic State organization in N Iraq, Lebanese patient ordered his friends to fire at a Baalbeck hospital because doctor tried to shave hair on his body, photo exhibition highlights racism against Lebanese of African and Asian heritage

October 27, 2014

Manchester City players are celebrating the Premier League trophy at the end of last season.
14:22 GMT
Man City will display their trophies in Abu Dhabi; The UAE “Drones for Good Award” teams up with Microsoft; and Carole Babikian Kokoni helps needy children.