October 23, 2011
Love and marriage may go hand in hand - but consider the merits of arrangements & convenience in this computer analogy; When 'Marry me' does not disclose the first wife; Is Libya a job well done? Who is next in line to the Saudi throne; 'Foreign' plots to expose Saudi poverty come undone but this blogger is not convinced; And Tunisia's first Arab Spring election.
October 22, 2011
The trials and tribulations of being the daughter or wife of the former dead and now refrigerated dictator of Libya; Tracking down the rest of the Gaddafi clan; Gaddafi's very last words; and avoiding an awkward show-down pantomime trial.
October 19, 2011
Perhaps Saudi ladies driving with the face-veil might be less likely to commit the offense of applying facial make-up while driving; Counting the costs of the prisoner-Shalit ransom exchange and the whiff of racism it exposed everywhere; Cheap and cheerful tablets; And Apple reviews its finances.
How speaking of poverty in Saudi Arabia hits a raw nerve; Hebron greets its own 'hostage' prisoners and gives them a Palestinian welcoming; While Israel is not happy with the Egyptian interview of their returned 'son'; Very enlightening 'inside' exclusive religious survey of Egypt; and how to say NO.
October 18, 2011
As Israel appeases hunger strikers by agreeing to an end to solitary confinement internment; Palestinian prisoners take 'first supper' as hunger strike is suspended; Feeling unworthy of love; Social Media like Journalism has rules of engagement - 5 Ws, 1 H; Having writer's block, read on; Tunisia's upcoming elections could teach Lebanon a lesson; & Beautiful old city Damascus.
Jordan's King has let the Prime Minister go together with the cabinet which he is reinstating with new members. And find out what happened when a girl went missing in the Kingdom.
October 17, 2011
Palestine prisoners 'released' on a name list by the Israelis ahead of the exchange- the first batch of half; Israel & Palestine position themselves for the swap in good faith; Eco-friendly Hajj by our soul Sister; Why the Palestine UN bid does not do the Palestine cause any favors: the very-unfinished UN debate; Syria - a 'graphic' image; Inside Israel unseen info on the Shalit deal.
In photos, Gastronomical Injustice of food glorious food and what the world is eating; On the historically damaged and recovered Arab ego; And Unfolding the (foiled) plot of the Iranian killing the Saudi.
October 16, 2011
The Gulf states of Arabia vie over Kim Kardashian; When Mecca Mall is no longer just a mall in Amman but threatens the reality of Islam's holiest site; Wash your hands for hand-washing day! A Kids park with bank-friendly operating hours? Beirut-scape mixes less old and more new; And how to de-seed pomegranate gracefully.
October 15, 2011
Brave reporters go undercover to tell of the horror of hiding out with wanted dissidents in Syria from the Syrian militia, shabiha, as they came for them; Also undercover, a report from the Kuwaiti party scene; The obsession with resisting aging gracefully; Syrian bloggers' kudos, but is online activism all its cut out to be? Downtown Amman holds mouthwatering & ancient treasures.
October 13, 2011
Also known as John, Steve Jobs' father Abdulfattah Jandali is a sad man left with dreams of a relationship with his estranged son, and perhaps haunted by an Arab pride that forbade him to push a meeting even on pain of 'death'; Keeping Joshua Landis' Syrian commentary going; And what are the consequences of a successful prisoner exchange deal for Israel & Palestine?
Find out why so much of a negative response has arisen to a raised minimum wage in Lebanon; Lessons at the Checkpoint when teachers were held up by Israeli checkpoint police; The Middle East is home to much wonder--Vote For Jeita Grotto for the New 7 Wonders of Nature; The Gilda-Prisoner Deal is suspect; And a British Jew cries antisemitism at his own parliament.
October 12, 2011
Angelina the do-gooder half of Bradelina is visiting Libya to "see a country in transition" & express support; At home with the Assad's- an exclusive glimpse into the Assad lives, including Asma's school days; Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike- the low-down; 6-ways to avoid Lebanese Wedding Drama (Drama plus); Back to Libya a personal account of reunion.
Is this a good trade-of? The price of one Israeli: Over a thousand deaths in Gaza and and now the government has agreed to part with a thousand more Palestinians in exchange for this prize - Gilad Shalit; The reality of what happened to 'Christian' Cairo hits Egyptians hard; And Israel sneaks in a settler land-gain in while the attention's on one Israeli freed lad.
October 11, 2011
Iran's censorship pen- of film in Lebanon and communications at home; Tunis tidings in blog form from a blog tourist; Bashar-lovers are not few and far between; A word from Egypt's third sect: (part) Arab Jewry, near to extinct; A word of advice, breathe!