Blogs Roundup

August 13, 2014

A bride in Kuwait got the man of her dreams.. but it was not easy.
07:44 GMT
A Pakistani engineer asked a Kuwaiti girl's family for her hand in marriage and the parents said no. She insisted she was in love and went to court to prove it; Israel once again given a free pass to kill; and not all ISIS pictures are really them.

August 12, 2014

U.S. Army soldiers control a drone from a remote office.
12:12 GMT
The winds of change have affected the anti-Americans, "how embarrassing it must be for the “anti-imperialists” to suddenly find the Empire fighting on their side."; US Media finally sees the other side of Gaza; and Sisi on the HRW's bad side.
The blogpsphere mourns the loss of Robin Williams.
10:58 GMT
Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jack, Mork, and Peter Pan are just a few of the characters played by comedic legend Robin Williams; horrible stories of Yazidi children dying in the mountains; and Kyrgyz Pres. schmoozes with Erdogan.

August 11, 2014

The All-Star cast of Expendables 3.
18:50 GMT
With the likes of Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the stage, anyone who likes action film will love this film; Bahrain hacking it's own fact finding commission; and Israel has used Palestinians as shields multiple times.
Syrian children at the Zatari refugee camp in Jordan.
14:54 GMT
Where you aware that currently, more than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan do not live in a refugee camp? Find out more factoids here; the four stages of whining in Lebanon are hilarious; and ZZ Top is teaming up with uber-DJ David Guetta.

August 10, 2014

This high end area of Tripoli offers a facade of Western comforts. (Arabglot)
20:05 GMT
While not a terrorised wasteland like much of Iraq and Syria, Libya offers many perks and perils for an expat; Amman has weekly offerings for those who want a taste of classical music; and the truth behind the 'kidnapped' Israeli soldier.
Lebanese pianist Maan Hamadeh wows the crowds at the Prague Airport  (YouTube)
16:47 GMT
While weary travellers were waiting for their flights in a Prague airpot Terminal, Maan Hamadeh decided to use the available piano and completely stun them all; some Yazidis safe in Northern Iraq, but not all; and Mubarak crony says the Arab Spring was anti-Islam.

August 9, 2014

Lebanese billionaire Carlos Slim calls for a three day work week.
12:08 GMT
As arguably the second richest man in the world, Carlos Slim knows a thing or two about work efficiency. His idea- work less, retire later; Syrians are welcomed into Jordan but Palestinians from Syria are not; and the Turkish press deemed penguins.

August 8, 2014

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
23:25 GMT
Bringing with him one billion dollars in aid to the Lebanese military, former PM Saad Hariri appeared suddenly on state TV this Friday morning; a new blog speaks for the Gazan people; and the plight of Yazidis and Christians is only getting worse.

August 7, 2014

A judge recently convicted two Egyptian men of rape and attempted murder and gave them life in prison.
14:18 GMT
Two life sentences and more were handed down to the low-lifes who raped and attempted to murder ladies in Tahrir square during Sisi's Inauguration; things Arab kids only see in the movies; and 30 thoughts every Arab married couple has before the big day.

August 6, 2014

Arab women pray at church.
17:26 GMT
A Lebanese writer pleads with the Christian leaders to unite and face the coming threat of ISIS and the overall Islamist threat; a comic that shows the lunacy of Netanyahu's logic; and what happens if a Lebanese joins ISIS.
The Egyptian/Libyan border has been packed with everyone leaving Libya to go back to Egypt.
14:51 GMT
The heat from rebel forces in Libya has been turned up substantially and this is causing around 4000 Egyptians a day to leave; Cops and Robbers, ISIS style; Facebook helping and hurting the Gaza conflict; and Jordan releases hardliner from prison.

August 5, 2014

Lenovo Middle East proudly announces  the Lenovo VIBE Z2 Pro.
23:41 GMT
Lenovo Middle East proudly announces that the Lenovo VIBE Z2 Pro, the latest flagship Vibe series smartphone, is on its way; Hamas received their rocket technology from Iran; and a Syrian family escapes to Scotland, and loves it there.
John  Stewart continues to rail against America's blind support for Israel.
13:21 GMT
Funny man and social commentarian John Stewart says America is like a drug dealer who sells to Israel and then says, "Don't do drugs!"; throwing rice at weddings can be harmful; and Syrian musician Hello Psychaleppo is turning heads.

August 4, 2014

17:47 GMT
Rachel Weinstein is an Israeli blogger for the Times of Israel who is gaining weight because of the stress of the Gaza conflict. The responses to her 'dilemma' have been overwhelmingly words of rebuke, sighs of disbelief and overall disgust.