Blogs Roundup

August 26, 2012

"The delicious smell of pine trees on a rainy day at Jordan university" [Image credit: And far away blog]
13:06 GMT
Don't get depressed, winter is coming but there are so many things to look forward to; is there anything to fear in the new Libya?; What can Turkey do about its Syrian problem? and what will Egypt's Islamist government turn into?
Arab girls loooove their mamas! See what other stuff Arabs like.
07:58 GMT
A light look a the return of "Things Arab's Love" is to cushion the blow of several sober blog entires that follow: another Massacre in Syria, Syrian news roundup, Iran to hold a big, global party; and Jordanians are shamed by their own Olympians.

August 25, 2012

Egypt's revolution: the return of the counter-revolution?
21:15 GMT
Egypt's counter-revolution unveiled as our wise Egyptian chronicle predicts the riot and gives us the low-down on the morning-after protest; Syrian state TV leaks! Location of FSA fighters disclosed on Twitter; Humoring the legitimate rape debate between states-men; Microsoft's makeover.

August 23, 2012

The ancient Christian painting that was destroyed
17:12 GMT
In an attempt to be helpful, an 80 year old Spanish woman single-handedly ruins a classic painting of Jesus Christ; Egypt makes its own Android Smartphone; and new films to premiere at Lebanese film festival.
A romp in the backseat can lead to more than just a fine if you're in Lebanon and gay.
11:27 GMT
Being busted for lewd acts in public apparently means more than a fine in Lebanon-- Is broadcasting the full names and addressees of the two men going too far? Not all Egyptians want the IMF loan; and falafel in Amman is getting new flavors!

August 22, 2012

Japanese reporter Mika Yamamoto gave her life to reporting the tragedy in Syria and sadly that life was taken.
07:49 GMT
In this roundup the focus is on Syria, headlining with a painfully sad story of a Japanese woman shot and murdered by Syrian troops. Also featured is an examination of Assad's strategy with the Kurds and more fresh blogs focusing on Syrian news.

August 21, 2012

Nile, Egypt. Year 1911
12:33 GMT
Be transported back more than a century to the ports of Egypt through this camera footage enhanced by color; Obama says rape is rape; beautiful shots of the natural splendor in Lebanon and nauseating shots of rich kids at play.
The presence of these men doesn't make for a happy Eid holiday in Lebanon.
08:03 GMT
The crazy kidnapping spree that took place this holiday week in Lebanon is scary on all levels, with two guilty parties to carry the blame; advice for single women travelers in Saudi; borders tightening in Syria; and two comics for a good laugh on this third day of Eid.

August 20, 2012

Egyptian president Mahmoud Morsi
08:31 GMT
The Muslim Brotherhood got their choice of mosque this year for the Eid and Morsi did not disappoint – doing prayers in front, unlike back-row Mubarrak; one angle on the kidnappings in Lebanon; a special painting by special kids; and a final craft idea for Eid.

August 18, 2012

Would an Israeli solider be considered a fanatic by declaring his selfless love for a non-Jewish state?(picture used for illustrative purposes only)
22:35 GMT
For the love of Israel - US recruits pledge their military service to Israel in a show of love and commitment; young Bahraini shot dead in the back for protesting; and Lebanon serves as an example of how to do war and peace well.
Strida Geagea sets the bar a little higher for hottest MP with this photo shoot.
10:54 GMT
Appearing on the cover of Gala magazine in a tight white dress is one way a Lebanese MP keeps her stunning edge; the fine print if a Saudi has a child with a foreigner; and hypocrisy shown towards a disability in Egypt.

August 16, 2012

The hill of Ajloun, Jordan. Photo courtesy of "Out Of Hadhramout" blog
19:21 GMT
Enjoy nature and lush greenery by going to Ajloun, Jordan via an amazing set of pictures by a blogger; clan clashes in Lebanon change the stability of the country; and forced abortions in China.
A nip and tuck in Beirut is common, but expected to land a job? Maybe so.
06:46 GMT
No one would deny its presence, but many would differ as to the degree of importance surgically enhanced body parts play into getting hired in Lebanon. Also, a long, painful farewell to the Blackberry. Finally, a brisk walk through the beauty of Ajloun, Jordan.

August 15, 2012

Does a city for just ladies solve any of the deeper issues of women's equality in Saudi?
07:34 GMT
The only solution to finding work for all these educated Saudi women and maintaining the strict separation of sexes is to build an entire city for just the ladies; video of bank robbery in Lebanon; village justice is largely peaceful in Egypt; and a roundup within a roundup.

August 14, 2012

Is it the end of Blackberry?
13:53 GMT
The final days of the Blackberry may be upon us, as the ping and the ding die out; Cause for concern: is there something off in Libya? Robbers stick-up Lebanon's Blom-Bank.