Blogs Roundup

October 16, 2012

And then there were five. Which of these men is the next Pope for the Coptic church?
08:26 GMT
The final five candidates have been revealed for the Egyptian church's highest position- Pope; evading an Arab mom can now be easier than ever! Rainbow street is used as a gym by one cool cat; and a movie review of Premium Rush

October 15, 2012

Many Egyptians believe they're jets took out almost a dozen Israeli jets during the Yom Kippur war.
13:00 GMT
On the national day of the Egyptian air forces, one Egyptian remembers the air battle between Egyptian and Israeli jets; Syrian regime killing its people with cluster bombs; and why one blogger thinks Facebook is more important than Google now.
Is this new Google phone as fast as they say it is?
08:04 GMT
For all the Google phone lovers, there is soon coming a bigger, better and faster LG Nexus phone to sink your virtual teeth into! Tahrir protesters turned on each other, but why? The latest on Turkey and Syria; and today is Blog Action Day.

October 14, 2012

The Grim Reaper has found a dance partner in Syria
13:00 GMT
A dance of death is occurring in Syria with the Assad regime to soon be extinct and the rebels fighting for their lives; an in-depth look at what makes Salafi politics tick; Lebanese food to be featured in Portland; and the books of Max Brooks.
Is there a chance one could bump into the Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri shopping for veggies in downtown Cairo? An Egyptian mag says yes!
07:21 GMT
Egypt's famous tabloid "El khamis" (Thursday) claims the Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri is currently hiding in Egypt; The Flying Start Triathlon is taking place in Kuwait; an Arab reads Freud; and Lebanese women can now have 60 days of Maternity Leave.

October 13, 2012

With fears of an epidemic spreading through Mecca, Saudi steps up efforts to keep the Hajj healthy.
13:20 GMT
The Department of Health is pulling out all the stops to ensure as much as possible that no disease will be spread during the upcoming Hajj; Injustice remains for those killed in Tahrir; and a book review of Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, by David W Lesch.

October 11, 2012

Clockwise: Razan Zaitouneh, Ibn Rushd, Samar Yazbek and her book. Image source: Mich Cafe.
14:05 GMT
The international community honors two Syrian free-thinking women; One blogger remembers the blues of TV sitcom 'Becker'; A look at the latest news from the Syrian rebels.
"Camel Battle" during the Egyptian revolution.
08:56 GMT
No justice for those killed in the revolution as defendants from a key battle are acquitted; can Kuwait and Iraq handle their snake border issues?And no more excuses, now is the time to eat healthily.

October 10, 2012

I am An Educator. Image source: Woman Unveiled Blog
14:46 GMT
A panel of inspiring Saudi women hand-picked by the discerning eyes of this cosmopolitan blogger; Size may not matter but for Kuwaits there's Big meets Bigger; and Lebanon's United Colors of Benetton really care.
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.