Blogs Roundup

September 9, 2012

The battle at Jordan's pumps is the latest glitch in their struggling decision-making process.
07:45 GMT
People have been worrying more about decision making in Jordan, and the Prime Minister finds himself at the present crux of the debate; a funny contrast of laws in the U.S. and Lebanon; Fascist state of California; and Movie Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting

September 8, 2012

It may not be by these troops per-say  but America is still causing havoc all over the world.
17:29 GMT
From the drug war to the war on terror, the United States is wreaking havoc around the globe; BBC acknowledges misstatement on Rachel Corrie but refuses correction; a cute Egyptian spokesman who says nothing; and Saudi to run out of oil soon.

September 6, 2012

13-year-old Majed Jaradat was abused by Israeli soldiers.
18:34 GMT
Many incidents of abuse are reported in a new publication ," Breaking The Silence" with shocking admissions from Israeli soldiers about the maltreatment of Palestinian children; Is the Jordanian Parliament designed to fail? Artistic suicide and video from the 1962 Jordanian graduation.
The density of Alawites in Latakia has led to armed Alawi militas.
08:51 GMT
Reports of armed groups of Alawite in the Latakia region reveal all the more the sectarian struggle between Sunna and non-Sunna; Review of the movie "Ted"; Are Kings getting a free pass this Arab Spring; and Arabs in the Iron Man.

September 5, 2012

According to Kuwait Times 88% of Kuwaitis have weight problems.
14:49 GMT
Kuwait could be carrying more than it can bite off: Do 88% of Kuwaitis have a serious weight problem? Egypt's keeping Satan at bay by banning the devil in his metal music disguise; Saudi women fantasize...about cars (but man-free!); And a chuckle-inducing 3 minute short story.
Tunisia may soon find these cakes being back in demand for weddings.
09:02 GMT
One Tunisian Islamist says it is all or nothing with Sharia law and that includes legalizing multiple wives; Satanism in Egypt or just loud music? and cafe owners in Lebanon are protesting for their arguileh. Do they have a point?

September 4, 2012

Kuwait’s Paralympic Athletes
15:17 GMT
Kuwait's secret Paralympic wins; The low-down on Lebanese smoking laws; Why elections matter; Mubarak's frozen British assets.
Fatima Nabil is the first ever covered new anchor for Egyptian TV.
07:45 GMT
A covered woman fills Egyptians in on the latest news and to most outsiders would not know that this is a first for Egypt; Can the Syrian rebels get their act together? A movie review of J-Lo's The Cell; and in support of the Lebanese smoking ban.

September 3, 2012

Preparing hookah for customers.
14:45 GMT
Lebanon smoking ban starts today: Not everyone is welcoming it with open arms; Cafe owners are expected to protest for an arguileh loophole; Others offer-up mixed reviews on the ban; Is confidence in Tunisia's Islamist Ennahada party shaking?; A glimpse at Jordan's latest art craze; Marriage proposal with a twist.
09:23 GMT
Under the line of fire from Human Rights groups and international press,Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari has stepped in to protect the rights of the young girl accused of burning the Qur'an. Lebanon's Future Movement are criticised for praising Nabih Berri's latest speach. Elsewhere, a blogger argues that Syrian refugee camps are not a free-for-all for men in search of cheap brides, and another muses over the benefits of being a freelancer.
What many see as Syrian women fleeing war, some men see as an opportunity.
07:27 GMT
Aid workers and those close to the refugees are receiving marriage queries from strangers, looking to 'rescue' Syrian woman by marrying them; a new genreration of TV's is here; Movie Review: What To Expect When You’re Expecting and marrying a non-Saudi.

September 2, 2012

Protests are planned against the Pope during his visit to Lebanon.
07:48 GMT
Of all the things to protest in the Middle East, one blogger sees that the Catholic Church is not one of them. An Anti-Pope protests seems out of place and frivolous; mocking a satire from America; learning from the Nabataeans; and Kuwaiti blogs suck.
Ahmadinejad and Morsi
07:21 GMT
The weekend's Morsi speech at the NAM summit in Tehran is still causing Twitter-echoes - a celebration of the Islamist leader's Persian slam; What it is to sleep easy; It's a small world after all; Driving ban, the school run in Saudi and the mothers who can't drive.

August 31, 2012

A map of Syria. Written on each city (in Arabic), its name and the number of martyrs from it.
15:34 GMT
A little morbid, but reality bites: If you'd like to view a spread of the killings around Syria, here's a map region by region of the dead; Progress resistant cultures - where do Arabs stand? Kuwaiti films in the making and apple pies - find out what's cooking; and Grand Prix Abu Dhabi.

August 30, 2012

As Syrians flee the dangers, the closing of the borders of Jordan and Turkey is a possibility.
07:36 GMT
The swell of Syrians fleeing the conflict is so great in the past days that Jordan andTurkey have threatened to close their borders; a letter to King Abdullah from a blogger; Review: Sony Personal 3D Viewer; and a crisis avoided in Egypt.