Blogs Roundup

October 29, 2012

Madinah Haram Mosque will be the biggest mosque in the world-- but at what cost to historical sites?
06:42 GMT
Medina`s authorities are building a mosque so big it will hold 1.6m people – but demolishing irreplaceable monuments to do it; spooked cow tramples Palestinian at Muslim feast; Arab customer service vs. American; Shiite Iraqis defending Bashar Assad; and Skyfall fails for women.

October 28, 2012

Lebanon's celebrities are soon to be shaking the night away!
06:49 GMT
The United States’ most watched competition TV Show is coming to Lebanon thanks to MTV. The show’s presenter will be Carla Haddad; politics in the U.S. trump any real help to Syria; Fireworks filled the streets of Lebanon (for better or for worse); and a tough Eid in Yemen.

October 27, 2012

The mini Ipad from Apple is turning heads in the Arab world.
09:43 GMT
The iPad Mini is here and in a nutshell, it has better specs and it’s thinner and lighter than the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7; how much freedom of religion is there in Jordan? Wikileaks detainee policie revealed; and Friday Prayers for Egypt.

October 25, 2012

As long as Israel is safe, the U.S. is basically saying, 'Sharia for all!'
13:00 GMT
As long as regimes don't mess with Israel, it seems the United States and other western powers are fine with women losing their rights and minorities oppressed; a faked Taliban attack in Lebanon; and the Jordanian government just canceled daylight savings time.
Was this Michel Samaha set up and was it done by Wissam al-Hassan?
08:32 GMT
The connection between Michel Samaha's arrest and Wissam al Hassan's role in the shakedown are primary ingredients for the conspiracy tales; Jordanians love their tourists; bombings in Sudan; and a look back at Red Bull's car drifting competition in Jordan

October 24, 2012

One can't help but wonder if Hosni Mubarak is dreaming about all the money he has that he can't spend.
13:00 GMT
This Eid Holiday, we learn that while still filthy rich with who knows whose money, Mubarak's cash money is only around 300 million, and not billions; Martians on Sinaii? What's your favorite verse, or poem, or philosophy? and foreign workers in Lebanon still getting abused.
These 11 men may have cost Jordanians their right to free speech.
06:22 GMT
The Black Iris pleads his case for not allowing the bomb threats in Amman to be an excuse to squelch the push for reform in the Hashemite Kingdom; Ideas for Eid in Qatar; Professor Landis takes heat for his Syria theories; and a glimpse at Iron Man 3.

October 23, 2012

Four wives and one husband-- what could possibly go wrong?
13:00 GMT
Does polygamy make both sides of the equation content? The hidden facets of having multiple wives that can make things awkward and difficult; MP in Kuwait arrested for leading protests; and more thoughts about the assassination of Wissam al Hassan.
Is it possible to steal the attention of a tragedy for one's own gain? Some celebrities in Lebanon may have done just that.
07:43 GMT
So they are tweeting about how mad and sad they are about the car bomb in Achrafieh but how many Lebanese actors are actually helping the families? makes job hunting easier; Movie Review: I Served the King of England; and turning a funeral into a spectacle.

October 22, 2012

Read on to learn how to reach out to the victims of the bombing in Lebanon.
13:00 GMT
With the PM already stepping it up to help those families victimized by the Achrafieh bombing, many are following his lead to extend a helping hand. So can you; Egypt's Viral Gangnam video; an amazing and terrifying story of survival in Syria; and the grapes of Lebanon.
Naturall, the night time is much cooler in Kuwait for staging a protest.
07:45 GMT
In a sight that seems extremely rare, streams of Kuwaitis filled their streets to come out in unified protest against a new electoral law; sad photos and videos from El Hassan's funeral; and is it time for America to bring in the big guns?

October 21, 2012

Will these MEA planes soon be landing in the United States?
13:00 GMT
There has been an American ban on MEA since the hijacking of a plane at Beirut Airport in 1985. Will this soon be lifted? Even a quick look at the new constitution Egypt looks scary; a look at the aftermath in Lebanon ; and a proper sandwich.
Some Turks see the blame for Middle Eastern unrest, particularly Syria, directly lies on the U.S. of A.
08:20 GMT
Both the US and Israel want to weaken Iran and strengthen their own position in the ME. But to do this, first they must weaken Syria; Fascinating Documentary About Anwar Al-Awlaki; Bahrain still committing injustice; and Wissam Al-Hassan joins 'The Assassination Saga'.

October 20, 2012

This was the target of the bombing in Lebanon, but who killed Wissam al-Hassan?
11:35 GMT
There was a lot of talk in Lebanon linking today’s explosion to the aborted plan by Michel Samaha. One author thinks they are not linked; a cartoon to show how deep the hurt is for Lebanese; Raw footage of the second explosion; and who is Wissam al-Hassan?

October 18, 2012

A year later, the passing of Steve Jobs still carries a sting to many.
13:00 GMT
It has already been one year since Apple's founder and CEO Steve Jobs passed away and some Arabs are still in shock; Gamal Abdel Rahim fired aseditor in chief of Al Gomhouria newspaper; and the 2013 Nissan Juke-R production model finally revealed!