January 29, 2013
Mufti Rashid Kabbani claims that anyone 'who supports the legalization of civil marriage, even if it is optional, is an apostate and outside the Islamic religion.'; life in a bubble is scientifically futile; Canal provinces defy Morsi, weakening his authority; and Dire Straits sings about the Arab Spring.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Curved OLED TV, breaking the barrier of innovation in home entertainment; Israel admits Ethiopian women were given birth control shots; Saudi Men Making a New Fashion Statement and mor eon Egypt's clashes.
January 28, 2013
The idea of dividing Iraq in three for each ethno-religious group -- Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab- has gained momentum; Is it possible For Hezbollah to trade its weapons? Obama on Syria; rape in Tahrir and Myriam Klink running for election.
Jordanoholic calculated that less than 20% of Jordanians are represented in the new parliament and this has got to change! Brick in the Head has designed new slogans for the candidates and the good news is that 19 women were voted into the Jordanian parliament for 2013.
January 27, 2013
While some think toddlers are only to be taught, one cartoonist shows us the Zen wisdom of simplifying life like a child; fresh blood in Syria's Azaz; Levante borders becoming unglued; Ahmad Al-Assir’s visit to Faraya; and a review of Lincoln the movie.
On the two-year anniversary of the Arab Spring, Egyptians were not so much commemorating the fall of the Mubarak regime as protesting its successor; trial of the month ends with capital punishment; and civil marriage is a majority opinion in Lebanon!
January 25, 2013
Syria’s farming sector now in “tatters,” the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned Wednesday; Iranians make a motion sickness gum; a call for aspiring writers and film lovers of the Arab Spring! and debating the Saudi exception.
January 24, 2013
John Hawkes plays a poet who is paralyzed neck down by polio since his childhood and asks the church to grant him one wish-- coitus; to beat or not beat one's spouse? Who are the Salafi-Jihadis? and Israeli products in Lebanon.
Relive Jordan's election day as this live blog 'sought to curate and document Election Day, including the good, the bad, and the interesting.'; Syria is beyond repair and here's why; and who do the Circassians vote for?
January 23, 2013
Nathaly Fadlallah, owner of a modelling agency in Lebanon, lately announced she’s going to be a candidate in the next Lebanese elections; Obama’s Inaugural and the Danger of an Iran War; and letters from Syrians outside of Syria.
Many of the parliamentary seats in Jordan will be won by ‘independents’ who support Jordan’s monarchy and not the Muslim Brotherhood; the making of the Kuwait Fireworks Guinness World Record; and a documentary about America's covert wars.
January 22, 2013
Finding consensus in Palestine's fractious politics is often difficult, but there is one thing virtually all Palestinians agree on - it doesn't matter who wins Israel's election; Egypt's sinking schools; and Obama's failure in Syria.
Yemeni blogger Afrah Nasser offers a warm serving of congratulations dripping in sarcasm to President Obama; Is Lebanon a Federal or Unitary Republic? Have you tried horsemeat? and Qatar buying up Egyptian land.
January 21, 2013
“Not Quite the Taliban” poses an interesting and different perspective on the ability to mix culture and religion with the impact of Western influence; Christian center opens in Iraq; Facebook likes are like votes; and fashion police make an arrest.
While the system looks much like the elections from last decade, significant reforms makes Jordan's 2013 elections hopeful; thriving startups in Jordan; more parodies on the Orthodox law video and the Brotherhood may have gotten something right.