August 8, 2012
Today for the first time since 1967 the Egyptian Air Forces sent thier planes, air fighters F16s and helicopters, into Sinai; Iran has a duty in Syria but is stuck in limbo; a craft for Eid and the Quran explained and illuminated.
Lebanon's government only enacted 19 laws last year. Averaging that with the total budget of the MPs and other superflous government spending, the results are shocking; a 3D tour of Jerusalem and an abused Arab speaks out.
August 7, 2012
It's the hottest Ramadan for more than 30 years and your chance to either whine or commend the fasting holy month; instead of complaining about the traffic noise - turn your car parts into musical instruments; or turn your frustration into anger for a good cause - fighting off criminals; or just soak up the beauty of your location and take some time for contemplation.
Did Morsi skip Mourning Etiquette 101? His personal decor and decoram where on display and some were not at all impressed; Ever seen a talking humus bowl? Is college helping Jordanian graduates? and good reads from a fiery blogger.
When Ukrainians protest they do things a little differently from the Arab Spring - for a start there's no hijabs (or much other garments) in sight! Topless women say no to Olympic Islamic entries; Assad's Twitter death rumors; Egypt's new Sinai crisis.
August 6, 2012
It's not international terror a more homey kind - and the target is not Arab or Muslim but Sikh, reminding us of the 9/11 'confused' aftermath that targeted at least one Sikh Indian (for his 'turban-head'); A Saudi advises foreign girls: Leave our boys alone! Movies to pass your Ramadan fasts; My daughter will not play with Barbie!
Honor killing from England to the Middle East is a sickness; Another defector from Syria bites the dust; Food in an 'instant' on Instagram!
August 5, 2012
In with the old, out with the new: Junkfood in a new light - check out Lebanon's junkyard eaterie; satire on Lebanon called "Power of the tire"; And the high school exams in Jordan that got traffic stuck and fireworks ablaze, criticized.
Arabs suck at London 2012, says one blogger asking the question 'why'; Lebanese filmmaker offers Arabs something to celebrate; Syria - the less news we're hearing the more concerned we should be; and keep up to speed with Arab progress at the Olympics - catching up with last week.
August 2, 2012
Kuwait shake-up in the a.m.; Some sweet recipes for Summer and Ramadan; Celebrating Saudis athletic women, from Olympics to beyond.
Christian minorities in the new Brotherhood state of Egypt rally around boycotting Clinton -- suspicious of the US; Sudan blows up but noone's that interested; How a female quota for the Lebanese cabinet is actually a Lebanese philosophy; And welcome to manhood academy.
August 1, 2012
After a sting operation on 36 men in a Lebanon porn cinema known for gay cruising, police apply anal probe tests. TV presenter Joe Maalouf accused of homophobia, closet homosexuality and moral misconduct in outing Arab men. Is this institutional rape akin to unlawful virginity tests in Egypt?
Back to the '90s for a blast from the past; Saudi Arabia's 'naming' rules - why it's complicated from Maiden names to family names; Blessed is the time 'off' work when jobless; Freedom of internet in Jordan - what's the story?
July 31, 2012
Ramadan as an unemployed hermit is not so bad, says our Muslim in Canada; A cautionary tale against rocking the boat! Jordan's film buffs are a common breed in the Kingdom - how come?
While our minds are on Aleppo "the mother of all battles", we shouldn't forget the whole of Syria where people are suffering; Catching up with Sudan's protest, electricity and music; You've heard of memorable opening lines of books, now try end-lines.