August 15, 2012
The only solution to finding work for all these educated Saudi women and maintaining the strict separation of sexes is to build an entire city for just the ladies; video of bank robbery in Lebanon; village justice is largely peaceful in Egypt; and a roundup within a roundup.
August 14, 2012
The final days of the Blackberry may be upon us, as the ping and the ding die out; Cause for concern: is there something off in Libya? Robbers stick-up Lebanon's Blom-Bank.
Out with the old and in with the new in Egypt --the new military brass step into their new positions; is the new Libya the same old Libya for woman? and the new Nokia Lumia 900 is a sweet little phone.
August 13, 2012
Viva Forever - the Spice Girls proved that even as 30-something-year-old women, they still have enough heat to light up a stadium as they rocked the Olympic closing ceremony last night. Elsewhere, westerners get a skewed idea of the babes of Beirut. One blogger takes a look at Michel Samaha's legal troubles, while another wonders what to do in Cairo when the lights go down.
A suitcase of cash and explosives? A pen with a camera in it? This stuff sounds like a movie but it is sadly very real in Lebanon; awaiting Ramadan’s Laylat al-Qadr; and a fun idea for a box to collect Zakat money.
August 12, 2012
Will we see Arab cab drivers stealing a sneaky spiked puff for their coffee breaks? It may soon be a possibility if the public has their druthers; Who are the highest earners in wealthy Kuwait; and dip into a pre-Libyan Spring read and connect to the story of life under dictatorship through a boy's eye.
An aggregate of some of the funniest, most intriguing and wildest videos from Lebanon. Some you're not going to believe! Another look at Samaha's Syrian detainment; The 23rd installment in the Ramadan Arab Nights series and a review of Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter .
August 11, 2012
A virus that is invading Iranian bank accounts look to be the work of a government and not some random computer hacker; a Quranic manuscripts exhibition in Dubai; and the next Egyptian Pope is emerging
August 10, 2012
Ignore being bumped by another car? This is only one crazy way to get by on the roads of Beirut; the arrest of ex Lebanese minister Michel Samaha bring many questions; and what really happened with Gretta Taslakian?
August 9, 2012
Spend an evening in downtown Amman after breaking the Ramadan fast through the lens of a local photographer; Syria's descent into darkness; and Ramadan Orphans Iftar Tent 2012.
August 8, 2012
Today for the first time since 1967 the Egyptian Air Forces sent thier planes, air fighters F16s and helicopters, into Sinai; Iran has a duty in Syria but is stuck in limbo; a craft for Eid and the Quran explained and illuminated.
Lebanon's government only enacted 19 laws last year. Averaging that with the total budget of the MPs and other superflous government spending, the results are shocking; a 3D tour of Jerusalem and an abused Arab speaks out.
August 7, 2012
It's the hottest Ramadan for more than 30 years and your chance to either whine or commend the fasting holy month; instead of complaining about the traffic noise - turn your car parts into musical instruments; or turn your frustration into anger for a good cause - fighting off criminals; or just soak up the beauty of your location and take some time for contemplation.
Did Morsi skip Mourning Etiquette 101? His personal decor and decoram where on display and some were not at all impressed; Ever seen a talking humus bowl? Is college helping Jordanian graduates? and good reads from a fiery blogger.
When Ukrainians protest they do things a little differently from the Arab Spring - for a start there's no hijabs (or much other garments) in sight! Topless women say no to Olympic Islamic entries; Assad's Twitter death rumors; Egypt's new Sinai crisis.