March 6, 2013
There's no better way to keep people from working out their differences and prejudice than to make them ride separate buses; the Shiites are coming to Egypt; Brotherhood gets trounced in student elections; and Porsche’s new GT3 has arrived.
An official gives a yellow card at the end of a match and the players respond by literally punching and kicking the referee in the head; Shmeisani, Amman is slowly dying; policy changes in Egypt; and Obama to receive Khatib and FSA chief of staff.
March 5, 2013
Lara Croft will be speaking in Arabic in the new Tomb Raider game series with Miss Lebanon 2007, Nadine Njeim, lending her voice to the character; the Birdman of Jeddah; Assad’s full interview with Hala Jaber; and the Lebanese lower class always get the shaft.
A family somehow went to Petra in Jordan expecting boring rocks and came home overwhelmed by its amazing beauty; Arabs make the list of richest men; Saudi marriage gone awry; and Israel lobbys for exceptions and permission.
March 4, 2013
Last year in Lebanon, groups were able to collect more than $16 million in ransom money out of 19 operations, and it does not look like the kidnapping will end soon; the most powerful Kuwaiti women; see the new Lamborghini; and Royal Jordanian avoids Syria.
Lebanese singer Myriam Klink has been working on her debating skills and gives one blogger a surprise; Bayt.com and Mjalati Partner for women; Moaz al-Khatib’s walkabout in Aleppo; and so far, Sec. of State Kerry's visit to Cairo does not impress.
March 3, 2013
The debut trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was leaked ahead of the game's release it and has left gamers in a cold, giddy sweat; Cairo raided by locusts; exploring the implications of a single National District in Lebanon; and trash removal a sure sign of elections.
Saudi clerics went to twitter to voice their opinons of the female council members, calling them ”the filth of society” and ”prostitutes”; more ME documentaries for Westerners are needed; Facebook blocks the Free Syrian Army; and MB of Egypt crave America's approval.
March 2, 2013
A young Syrian boy speaks from his heart after seeing most of his family destroyed from a nighttime shelling by Assad and his military hooligans; educating Syria's future 'rulers'; Manaf Tlass goes back to the grind in Moscow; and a funny spoof of the Lebanese finding America.
February 28, 2013
More non-lethal aid – body armor and night vision goggles – does not merit the headlines that suggest the US is preparing a major shift in its policy; Salafi policemen protest in Egypt; the other face of Hezbollah; and a Lebanese Christian family’s Sunday lunch discussion.
In the words of Twisted Sister, Egyptian and Tunisian students aren't gonna take it anymore. On Thursday, Egyptians will gather outside the Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters in Cairo, and on Friday Tunisians will meet at the Ministry of Education in Tunis -- and then dance the Harlem Shake.
February 27, 2013
As the ballon shuttles down in flames, those watching can only pray to God and cry, "Why?"; where do the 25 million in Saudi get thier food? Scuds killed 71 Aleppo children last week; and the quote abuse on the Internet has to stop.
Why it is wrong to reserve the words “secular” and “liberal” for people who are outside the Lebanese political system; “Argo” as Orientalism and why it upsets Iranians; President Mohammed Morsi losing fans; and a cool map of Arabic dialects.
February 26, 2013
After the discovery of something gone awry in Lebanese football, 24 players turned out to be involved. Two of them will banned for life; Easy TV Subtitles via Google Translate! and Egypt’s first dedicated e-commerce training program launched.
Last week saw the commemoration by the opposition in Bahrain of the 2nd anniversary of its protests, demanding a move toward constitutional monarchy and rights for the Shiite majority; how to help Syria; and helpful tips to make a honeymoon sweet.