Blogs Roundup

October 10, 2012

The US Presidential election is on Tuesday, November 6th 2012.
08:26 GMT
Just because you're in the region doesn't mean you shouldn't cast your vote; is the earth about to tilt off its axis? And racism at Lebanon's airport - the follow-up;

October 9, 2012

The "Lion" is on fire!
14:54 GMT
Al Arabiya news sparks off conspiracy stories of Assad's regime stirring trouble in next door Jordan; And another rumor lands in the MIddle East - mega-legend Fairuz to release a new album?; 2Pac stuck in traffic; And what to do in Kuwait- a visitors to-do guide.
Mama Maggie.
07:54 GMT
A totally unknown Christian nun is in the running for this global prize for Egypt; making garbage beautiful with this modern kind of art crossing Arab borders; heads-up on a crash landing in Kuwait and what really happens to the Bibles in hotel rooms...

October 8, 2012

Israeli Settlements In East Jerusalem.
14:24 GMT
A former CIA man and commentator tells us why he really doesn't have that much time for Israel; Racism rages on in some Beirut and Lebanese quarters; and some Milky Way and universe big talk; And Gaza's refresher in violent times as sporadic violence breaks out.
Image source: joshualandis.com
07:56 GMT
With religious extremists joining the FSA, has individual freedom become a lost art?; Morsi's speech: dissected and how are the Saudis tackling breast cancer?

October 7, 2012

Saad El Shazly
09:08 GMT
The Arab world - arguably still in a state of war-- is awash with anniversaries of wars past and today new Egypt marks the auspicious 1973 war; Lebanon's phone networks get with the iPhone 5 agenda; and paying homage to the canon's literary brave new worlds.

October 4, 2012

Tunisinas are proud of their country but still have some major obstacles to cross.
17:18 GMT
The crux of Tunisian turmoil is the people not coming to terms with the role of their religion, drafting a constitution, and getting new jobs; the beauty of an Egyptian flea market; and video of Mad Max ins Saudi and it is for real!
Aleppo is burning and now car bombs are the culprit.
09:13 GMT
Car bombs and golden eggs in Syria-- trying to make sense of the most recent conflicts in Aleppo and how they fit into the bigger picture; deep thoughts on life and what matters; and the Lebanese are surprisingly happy people.

October 3, 2012

Apparently the average Kuwait man is not happy at all.
22:47 GMT
Even the people in impoverished South Africa have more to smile about than the wealthy country of Kuwait; why Lebanese politicians deserve higher wages; and how Syrian forces killed key Christian al-Qaeda leader.
Busted for Bad driving! This pic is going  online for all to see.
07:35 GMT
Thinking about double parking in Beirut? You might want to think again because you will be posted online for your bad driving! Saudi Arabia/Qatar: Dueling Monarchies; London sells human meat? and a Nutella cookie delight.

October 2, 2012

Is MIss Lebanon 2012 more than just a pretty face?
20:14 GMT
One blogger is not at all impressed at the question and answer portion done by the new Miss Lebanon, but he still sees her as an improvement; Intra-Alawite fighting in Qardaha and Five Simple Steps to Rob People in Jordan.
The new Ferrai has a glass roof and literally has owners seeing stars.
07:28 GMT
Ferrari debuted a FF model with a panoramic glass roof at the Paris Motor Show and many a jaw did drop; a little rain and already Lebanese electrical problems arise; honoring the late general Saad El Shazly; and a pervert on the loose!

October 1, 2012

"Keep our kids away from the Islamization of school lunches!"
18:28 GMT
A spoof on politician Michelle Bachmann's renowned over the top Arab fear-mongering that is so funny, Iranian newspaper took it seriously! Turkey bullying people to return their antiquities; and the Angry Arab rants on Jordan.
Gmail is back in Iran, but a greater storm is brewing
16:18 GMT
The ban has been lifted on Gmail in Iran but some feel it is so the government can apply even stronger measures; Ink on the Side nails politicians to the floor with her comic; and Coptic Egyptians prepare for papal election by fasting.

September 30, 2012

The historical souk in Aleppo burns and the people are in disbelief.
19:30 GMT
Someone from inside is blaming the resistance for the destruction of Aleppo, “Our hearts and minds have been burned in this fire,” Syria repeats threat to use chemical weapons; and L’Oreal ends contract with Najwa Karam for praising Hitler.