Blogs Roundup

July 31, 2012

Destruction in Aleppo
10:41 GMT
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.

July 30, 2012


Edward Maalouf
18:59 GMT
Have fun with our set of Arab countries described by a leading British broadsheet in six words; Truly scrumptious: an ode to a favorite Ramadan sweet!; Lebanon's Olympics for fun and for real.
Mustache for two
10:05 GMT
Find out 'how' Syria is Iraq and where midwifery fits in a blogger's spoof of New York Time's Thomas Friedman; Getting arts and crafty in Amman; to be romantic or not to be; and start climbing the stairway to success!

July 29, 2012

Ramadan Nights
13:36 GMT
Keeping up with Ramadan TV, here's a tale from the Qaran featuring Hagar, Sahar and Egrama; the 'blessings' of unemployment; and staying with Ramadan, a look into the fascinating Taraweeh or night time prayer -what is it all about?
Hijab woman
07:40 GMT
Al Azhar confirms HIJAB is not a part of the religion; Aleppo battle as Turkey’s gateway to Syria; Israel Replicates the Nazi Attitude to ‘Enemy’ Children.

July 28, 2012

Team Saudi enters the Olympic Opening Flag Ceremony: Behind every man...a woman!
11:07 GMT
For the Saudi Olympic contingent at London, it looks all male at first, but straggling at the rear are those much buzzed (and even maligned as prostitutes) first females, flanked by men. Men lead, women follow! A scan of Arab world entries looks at Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt: false hopes or renewed national pride?

July 26, 2012

Syrian Christians are feeling not wanted in their own country.
12:28 GMT
Thousands of Syrians Christians have fled from their homes, especially in the Homs and Hama governorates; Egyptians wearing NIke fakes at the Olympics; Aston Martin V12 Zagato not selling as well; and watching Olympics on your cell.
Towel on head? Check. Strong Accent? Check. All Arab stereotypes covered? Check.
07:20 GMT
Some young Arabs make a parody video about the Iftar meal but does it go too far in embracing stereotypes about themselves? Kurds fly their own flag in Allepo; Romance in Lebanon; and a parody of Thomas Friedman;

July 25, 2012

Rest in Peace along with your many secrets Omar Suleiman
14:28 GMT
With reported no signs of foul play in his death, this former intelligence chief went to the grave with many secrets from his time with Mubarak; Assad names four new Security Chiefs; and problems with the Lebanese passport.
Tlass and Assad during better days.
07:15 GMT
Tlass says that he is speaking to the people as a member of the Syrian Arab army that refuses the practices of that corrupted regime; a Ramadan craft for the whole family; and a former Egyptian MP shares his plight and hopes.

July 24, 2012

The face of a terrorist?
12:15 GMT
He's not a Muslim nor did he have any political or religious agenda so does this mean he is not terrorizing people? Why are there so many abandoned cars in Syria? The new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion; and why Amman’s public space stops at 4th Circle.
No workplace snoozing in Saudi this year
08:30 GMT
No falling asleep on the job this Ramadan in Saudi. They have police assigned to check government offices for dozers; Saudi Prince looking ahead after Assad; political unrest in Saudi; and Indian food in Kuwait for Iftar.

July 23, 2012

Ramadan has its share of great TV commercials
11:50 GMT
The advertisers during Ramdan 2012 have delivered with some amazing new commercials; Kuwait has a gaming tournament during Ramadan; Lebanese lads caught on camera taking it easy; and Ink on the Side splits our sides.
Syrian rebels on the aggressive.
07:11 GMT
Aleppo is still up for grabs, part sof Damascus still part of the regime, and Kurds in Iraq are armed and ready to fight; Can Syrian opposition groups see eye to eye on a new government, its political program and lineup? and the Free Syrian Army engaged in guerrilla warfare.

July 22, 2012

Shortly after these protests for equal rights, the orphans were beaten
10:54 GMT
Many are up in arms over the ruthless beating the police gave a group of orphans doing a peaceful protest for equal rights in Jordan; a Kuwait beat boxer; the hard reality after Assad leaves; and an Alawite state in Syria?