April 8, 2012
How to frame the Arab Spring- from an insider perspective looking back upon Moorish Spain; Roba from Jordan waxes lyrical about Boing Boing the news-blog forum; Powerful Women-- men tread with caution; And 'read' about Lebanon.
On the occasion of Palm Sunday we recall and celebrate that Lebanon - popular at any time of the year- scores 3rd in a top ten places to spend Easter- hallelujah!; The return of the reader: back to reading; 12 positives that follow a mistake - a dozen lessons to keep!
April 7, 2012
If these latest Google Glasses become the fashion, Lebanon's fashion parades or streets will be crammed with them; Pulling that marathon all nighter - the night plotted out for a chuckle; Art reviews on the Middle East unveil liberal arts from conservative nations.
April 6, 2012
In light of the Ethiopian maid suicide, a horrifying story of a Lebanese officer raping a maid on the international day of love surfaces; Kuwait ranks at 31 on the happiness scale; An Egyptian magazine blast from the past- 'Daughters of the Nile'; Baby-style alcohol bottles.
April 5, 2012
In light of recent social networking snafus, Dubai police is putting all its efforts into watching websites like Twitter and Facebook on a 24-hour basis to prevent anti-UAE sentiments; More information on the Muslim Brotherhood's surprising presidential candidate; Samir Geagea's almost assassination; Jordan in the springtime; In the land of coffee and donuts.
April 4, 2012
International law is an essential part of international relations, but sometimes it creates loopholes where faulty state behavior goes overlooked; Lebanon news via Internet memes; Was being a Muslim Shaima Al-Awadi's only crime?
One of Lebanon's few remaining synagogues opens for prayer for the first time in decades in light of a tour sponsored by the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta International movement; Mohamed Merah is a French problem, not a Muslim one; Is the Muslim Brotherhood homogenizing Egypt? Sidon Synagogue Opens for Prayers: First Time in Decades
April 3, 2012
There is no denying the role of social media in the Arab Spring, so here is a look at one of the pioneers, Sultan Al Qassemi; Women put in a box- literally and discursively; Lebanon's graffiti- a sign of the times? ; A book about love, Peanuts-style; Eat after reading!
In some exciting sports news, two Lebanese female athletes qualify for the Olympics- one for table tennis, the other taekwondo; Jordan's Lifetime diplomatic passport fiasco! ; U.S. withdrawal from Iraq is hardly a situation changer in the region; In the context of Palestine, there is no divorcing politics and economics.
April 2, 2012
For better or worse, there is talk that Lebanon is in the preparation stages of opening a nuclear power plant in an attempt to resolve the electricity crisis; Haifa Wehbe and Elissa- Bosom buddies? ; Right on the heels of April's Fools Day is World Autism Awareness Day!
Although there are 280 languages on Wikipedia, Arabic ranks as 27 in terms of content volume; What do grassroots movements and startups mean for Egypt's future; Naguib Mahfouz- A man of literature and cinema; Female hunger striker Hana Shalabi urged against deportation deal.
April 1, 2012
Famed American rapper Snoop Dogg is joining forces with Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny for 'Si L Sayed'; A belated Valentine's Day lament- Love is not a P. Diddy song; All the single ladies, you don't need to put a ring on it! ; Lebanon gets Marilyn fever; Cats doing funny stuff- enough said.
As Syria's condition gets more critical, it seems that the 'Friends of Syria' need a Plan B; Reactions to El-Shater's candidacy; Egypt's Porn conundrum; Land Day highlights the age-old fundamental problems; Photo essay of life in the Palestinian territories.
March 30, 2012
As we remember Palestine's unsung commemoration day and the martyrs it represents, Land Day still resonates with Palestinians and Arabs alike, illuminated with the resounding passion of its activists. Here is what the blogosphere had to offer on this special day!
March 29, 2012
U.S. troops proudly label themselves as 'pork-eaters' and 'infidels'? ; The 10 Commandments of being Lebanese; Part of Tahrir Square's magic is its expressive, revolutionary murals; Jordanian Reform - a personal story.