Blogs Roundup

June 17, 2012

The UN and the Assads are parting ways.. for now.
15:35 GMT
The escalation on both sides of the Syrian conflict is too much for the UN even to observe; Starbucks in Kuwait raises their prices; a review of the Samsung Galaxy 3; and a young man sings about the Mall of Dubai
Prometheus got mixed reviews but don't tell this lady that.
07:09 GMT
A Three Hour Bore? Prometheus pushes the line between epic and lethargic; A look at the Copts and their fear of the Muslim Brotherhood; Move over Instagram, here comes Filter Mania; and the death of Saudi Prince Nayef.

June 14, 2012

Can you Insha Allah a post on Facebook? One news site thought you could.
14:33 GMT
Attending, Maybe (Inshallah), Not Attending: A funny joke turned into codified news in the click of a like button; the most expensive place to live in the entire Middle East is not Gulf Country: and a movie review for The Flowers of War
With African roots, should President Obama be more supportive of polygamous marriages?
08:56 GMT
Obama said 'Yes, We Can' but to Africans and Muslims, he says things a little more vague; Lebanese and their football are a funny thing; Who are the Muslim Brotherhood; and a plea to Saudi King Abdullah to let the wives drive.

June 13, 2012

Support for Palestine is paramount to being psychologically unstable?!
13:13 GMT
When It's 'gay' to love Palestine: Apparently, the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland does not find justice a manly pursuit; a Salafi walks in to a club, with a drink in hand? So much to do in Lebanon this weekend; and earn points while sitting on the couch and watching football.
Are the sheikhs and other clergy in Beirut helpful int he political processes of the country?
11:44 GMT
Instead of censoring them, perhaps the best way to limit the influence from clergy in Lebanon is to ignore them; Marrakech bread made right; Palestinian Beauty; and the myth of a new regime in Egypt

June 12, 2012

Is Egypt living up to its fairy tales of old or creating a disturbing  next chapter?
14:09 GMT
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, there used to be a planet called Earth, and on this planet there was a country called Egypt.."; the world's most expensive billboard include a jetpack! and Syria exposes a pathetic cosmos.
Do you know what a retina display is and why it is so exciting?  Read on about this new technology.
08:15 GMT
The new MacBook Pro, with its new retina display and a starting price tag over 2k American dollars, is what has Arab bloggers buzzing; and Kuwait has an amazing amount of Tweeters and texters compared to other ME countries

June 11, 2012

On their way to a better life?
11:35 GMT
Where the polling booth ends and the mosque begins in Egypt; can women ever really understand Arab men?; sounds about as likely as resolving the Israel/Palestine crisis and lastly, just a small name drop for Al Bawaba!

June 10, 2012

Beirut: a hedonist's dream
11:14 GMT
The comic side of the Beirut dating scene; how to escape the occupation with an oud; Kuwait women's beach volleyball team heads to China and what happens when the FBI won't leave you alone
Ray Bradbury
07:12 GMT
The words of Ray Bradbury remembered; how Saudi women get pushed out of the workplace; the silence is deafening in Damascus; are Mursi and Shafiq really aliens?

June 7, 2012

Is it a good idea to send these guys into Syria?
13:41 GMT
Foreign intervention to topple Bashar al-Assad’s bloody regime risks a fiasco on par with Iraq and Afghanistan; Exposed: A Secret Menu at Starbucks; jobs for women in Saudi; the pain of staying beautiful; and a new God of War
08:36 GMT
The horrible beating death 2 years ago of Khaled Saeed led to change not only in Egypt, but the whole region; video messages from Lebanese to their loved ones outside the country; Where is Said Gaddafi; and Deep Thoughts from 100 AD.

June 6, 2012

Are Arab woman subject to whistling and harassment like they were (and are)  in America
11:36 GMT
One woman has had enough of the sexism in the Arab world and she's got some incriminating evidence on video; this writer see things out of control in Syria; and the regime is coming back in Egypt with force and pomp
Madonna shakes things up in Abu Dhabi but may have lost some fans
07:54 GMT
Apparently all the Twitter complaining about Madonna was no more than a few tweets and the media blowing it out of proportion; 'No Soup for You' chided the Soup Nazi; and has Jordan made any real changes since the BBC report on child abuse?