Blogs Roundup

September 23, 2012

Abdelkareem al-Oqda gave his life filming to atrocities of the Syrian conflict.
12:37 GMT
Syrian blogger and citizen journalist Abdelkareem al-Oqda is yet another victim of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s war on truth, freedom and the Syrian people; young boy missing in Jenin found dead; leader of the Free Patriotic Movement targeted... or not?

September 22, 2012

Are Arabs known to be quite a nosey bunch?
22:09 GMT
Find out why Arabs are nosy; Syrian ladies take food action; how to make a ginger cardamon jam; and a Jordanian blogger defines "a real woman".

September 20, 2012

Stephane Charbonnier is the French artist who caricatured the Muslim Prophet Mohammed in a cartoon.
12:07 GMT
New cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed are sure to provide ammunition for Islamists to fire up people and provoke attacks on more embassies; West Bank protests highlight failing economy; Arab women and tattoos; and a review of the new Ford Focus.
There may not be a Syrian contingent among the Muslim faithful making the Hajj this year.
08:01 GMT
Many Syrians need this trip to Mecca now more than ever but the Saudi government seems to be saying no; the latest news from Syria; the Islamist Theology of Protesting; and keeping interfaith bridges from being burned down.

September 19, 2012

A piece of papyrus has Jesus speaking about his wife.
13:00 GMT
If he was tempted in every way, did that include the trappings of married life? Some new evidence might support a married Messiah; the search for a traffic app in Cairo; Jordan's expansion will lead to water problems; and the new Lamborghini in China.
Find a guy with a beard and a turban, take a photo of him mid-scream and wa-la!  A cover photo is born!
08:47 GMT
Newsweek tried to get attention with it's new magazine cover but being mocked on Twitter was probably not what they had in mind; Many Syrian Christians head for Tartus; Assad now targeting bread lines and hospitals; and the responsibilities of an expatriate.

September 18, 2012

The Kuwaiti women's soccer team did not prove to be a great investment.
12:46 GMT
Apparently the woman's soccer team went to the Czech Republic more for seeing the sites than working on their skills and team cohesion; Newsweek puts on its cover "Muslim Rage" and bearded men raging; and in the grand scheme of things, these protests are rather tame.
The law is official now in Jordan to restrict speech on their internet
04:47 GMT
A sad day for the remaining few who were holding out hope that the Press and Publication Law in Jordan was going to be vetoed; a Syrian Christian thinker makes an appeal to the Pope; gaining favor in Egypt by blaming Israel; and Lebanon and Iran have a chat.

September 17, 2012

The massacre of over 3000 Palestinians is painfully remembered 30 years on.
13:00 GMT
That massacre is engraved in the memory of a whole generation, with the hysterical screams of a Palestinian woman shouting “Where are the Arabs ?”, a question that remains unanswered till this day; Be amazed at the annual salaries of Lebanese politicians; Pope mass in Beirut and the new Nikon D600.
What is the real reason this guy is always ticked off?
06:30 GMT
"A vast chasm separates the poor standing of Arabs in the world today from their history of greatness. In this context, their injured pride is easy to understand"; 'Re-Building the burnt KFC is a must' says one ashamed resident; and some in Lebanon can't take a joke.

September 16, 2012

Smoking a cig and surrounded by smoking trash- an emerging scenario in Amman.
13:00 GMT
In Amman, waking up to the sweet smell of chai and bread is now being replaced with the smell of garbage and burning filth; National Geographic features Abu Dhabi’s ‘Megafactories’; Is there a food revolution going down in Saudi? and some people need to leave Lebanon.
This Guilt of Syria's Army video is deemed far more blasphemous than Innocence of Muslims.
08:14 GMT
If anything should cause protests and embassies to be stormed, it is this horrific video of blasphemy and torture from Syria's own army; Egypt and Tunisia are about to feel the financial backlash of their over the top protests over the infamous Innocence of Muslims video.

September 15, 2012

iPhone 5
15:57 GMT
Unlocking the secrets of the iPhone 5; Friday prayers for Egypt in the wake of last week's chaos; trains, planes and missile launches; one female blogger grapples with democracy in Saudi.
We know you're upset but is this the best way to express your anger Egyptians?
10:29 GMT
One Egyptian blogger asks what is the problem with the protesters and why are they storming the American embassy for one movie by one guy who isn't even American; Top 10 realities of working in Jordan; and where to buy the new IPhone 5.

September 13, 2012

Do these two really not like each other or is latest fall out just another rumor?
14:46 GMT
Is it becoming clearer that Obama and Netanyahu just don't care for each other? This latest snub could be true or could be just part of the rumor mill; Libyan humiliation a driving force for Anti-Americanism; the Samsung WB150F Review; Bahrain's monitoring their internet now too.