Blogs Roundup

August 10, 2012

Driving in Beirut is no walk in the park.
00:41 GMT
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

People are still active in Amman at 4 am? We have the pictures to prove it!
07:50 GMT
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

Egyptian jets over Sinai
11:46 GMT
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.
The staggering numbers of Lebanese government spending may leave many with nothing to cheer about.
06:05 GMT
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

13:58 GMT
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.
Ever the fan of gray suits and ties, no one told Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that perhaps a funeral was a time to go black.
08:13 GMT
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.
Arresting members of FEMEN during the protest
06:57 GMT
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.

August 6, 2012

A woman wipes away a tear in front of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire August, 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
12:10 GMT
It's not international terror a more homey kind - and the target is not Arab or Muslim but Sikh, reminding us of the 9/11 'confused' aftermath that targeted at least one Sikh Indian (for his 'turban-head'); A Saudi advises foreign girls: Leave our boys alone! Movies to pass your Ramadan fasts; My daughter will not play with Barbie!
Oussama Mellouli
06:59 GMT
Honor killing from England to the Middle East is a sickness; Another defector from Syria bites the dust; Food in an 'instant' on Instagram!

August 5, 2012

The Junkyard
10:22 GMT
In with the old, out with the new: Junkfood in a new light - check out Lebanon's junkyard eaterie; satire on Lebanon called "Power of the tire"; And the high school exams in Jordan that got traffic stuck and fireworks ablaze, criticized.
Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar picks up the Bronze for Skeet - but Arabs want more, says Mahmood
06:35 GMT
Arabs suck at London 2012, says one blogger asking the question 'why'; Lebanese filmmaker offers Arabs something to celebrate; Syria - the less news we're hearing the more concerned we should be; and keep up to speed with Arab progress at the Olympics - catching up with last week.

August 2, 2012

Mount Lebanon
13:10 GMT
Kuwait shake-up in the a.m.; Some sweet recipes for Summer and Ramadan; Celebrating Saudis athletic women, from Olympics to beyond.
Hillary Clinton: You're not welcome in Egypt
08:27 GMT
Christian minorities in the new Brotherhood state of Egypt rally around boycotting Clinton -- suspicious of the US; Sudan blows up but noone's that interested; How a female quota for the Lebanese cabinet is actually a Lebanese philosophy; And welcome to manhood academy.

August 1, 2012

Joe Maalouf
13:05 GMT
After a sting operation on 36 men in a Lebanon porn cinema known for gay cruising, police apply anal probe tests. TV presenter Joe Maalouf accused of homophobia, closet homosexuality and moral misconduct in outing Arab men. Is this institutional rape akin to unlawful virginity tests in Egypt?
The ultimate 90's room!
08:42 GMT
Back to the '90s for a blast from the past; Saudi Arabia's 'naming' rules - why it's complicated from Maiden names to family names; Blessed is the time 'off' work when jobless; Freedom of internet in Jordan - what's the story?