Blogs Roundup

October 27, 2014

Algerian police march in the capital
08:04 GMT
The police themselves are protesting in Algeria; a UN refugee official takes on an anti-Palestinian activist on Fox News; and Egypt's avant-garde theater.

October 26, 2014

A camel smiles.
13:40 GMT
Costa Coffee is having all drinks made with camel's milk for their new store launch in Kuwait. It's a one day only chance so live a little and try it; time for U.S. Jews to face the music; and UAE is promoting drones for good and not evil.
A group of young Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem.
06:15 GMT
The Israeli Army is not at all pleased with what they perceive as the free loading antics of Ultra-Orthodox men choosing to not serve their country militarily; a Lebanese sheikh is causing a whole lot of trouble; and Tunisians encouraged to rock the vote.

October 25, 2014

This is Lebanon's 'Overly Confident Man'
10:31 GMT
One picture of a hairy man with a moustache and a smug radiance has given birth to some of the funniest memes of 2014; immigrants love the Arab world; metalheads from Egypt pushing their cause online; and "Share Play" feature for Playstation is awesome.

October 23, 2014

Tunisian-French street artist eL Seed paints in Amman, Jordan. (7iber)
09:07 GMT
How classy is el Seed's caligrafitti? He painted a mural on the minaret of a Tunisian mosque. This globetrotting Arab Banksy showed his stuff recently in Amman; is the White Shroud Syria's answer to ISIS; and which GoPro Hero is better?
A Yazidi refugee camp in Khanek (photo: Saad al-Avdal)
06:08 GMT
One rainfall made the Yazidi camps in Iraqi Kurdistan into a massive mud pit. If they don't receive legitimate housing soon, lives may be lost to ices, not ISIS; the Iranian Axis against ISIL; Five times a Lebanese was proud; and acid attacks on women in Iran.

October 22, 2014

England's vote for recognizing a Palestinian State build the push for statehood.
09:35 GMT
With an overwhelming yes, England continued the push for a Palestinian State and as Juan Cole sees it, the momentum is now unstoppable; blowing up the ideas of ISIL; Iran smells something fishy with oil prices; and Palestinian blogs hacked.
A man's fist punches a table.
06:05 GMT
Lebanese MP Nicolas Fattouche wanted his files bumped to the top of the pile, the secretary said no because of rules, so he cold-cocked her right in the neck; his website was hacked and it is funny; and the blame falls on the Minister of Justice.

October 21, 2014

IS in Iraq has lost the support of some Sunni tribal groups.
20:10 GMT
Many Sunni tribal groups have had enough of their IS neighbors and since they are definitely not going to side with America, they are opting to fight alone; Jew on Jew violence.. kind of; Kuwait is ebola free; and Barbados Muslims stuck between Iraq and a hard place.
A man prepares the coals on his water-pipe.
09:39 GMT
Time and time again media rpeorts have told thew world the same message. Now, a blogger in Lebanon makes it even clearer: hookah kills; Lebanese-American Journalist Serena Shim killed; and Chocolate Walnut Roll with Coffee Butter Cream Filling.

October 20, 2014

The Jerusalem artichoke plant.
13:22 GMT
You'd think hummus would take care of the IDF's vegan regiment's regime but you'd be very wrong. The lettuce lovers of the Israeli army are not satisfied; an IDF vegan's blog; Queen Rania says extremism is everyone's problem; and review of Gone Girl.
Al Ahram has accused the New York Times of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.
08:00 GMT
Al Ahram admits they misquoted NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick but they then focused mainly on his newspaper's ulterior motives; democracy in the Middle East must include Islamic parties; and an ode to Bahraini activist Zainab Al Khawaja.

October 19, 2014

The aftermath of a suicide bombing in Iraq.
10:09 GMT
Startling numbers have come out of Iraq showing that the Muslims killing other Muslims through the use of self-detonation are primarily Saudi; an acid attack in Yemen leaves a government employee clinging to life; and the parliament extension in Lebanon is just wrong.
Ahmed El-Darawi was beloved by the Egyptian media before he killed himself in Syria.
06:14 GMT
Ahmed El-Darawi did not win his parliamentary bid but he did successfully blow himself up as an IS suicide bomber in Syria; Palestinians only given 5 days to harvest their olives; Iranian official sees the end in sight; and some people are lust plain stupid.

October 18, 2014

Two young Arab babies.
07:48 GMT
You might want to sit down for this statistic: 31,000 Syrian babies were born between March 2011 and September 2014 in Lebanon; some Kurds in business with ISIS; the Levante to get the the Note 4; and what could possibly go wrong in Iraq and Syria?