November 1, 2012
One Arab blogger feels like the White House is stealing hummus from the Arabs and giving the Israelis all the credit; 4G soon in Lebanon; the Uprising of Women in the ME; and 'Are Old Tricks the Solution to Jordan’s Current Problems'?
Two men commit the same horrible crime but it seems the only one getting labeled a terrorist is the one fueled by Islamicist ideology; pavement sleeping in Amman; Syrian War spillover in Iraq will be much worse than in Lebanon; and the Tripoli Human Rights Film Festival.
October 31, 2012
With the price, speed and look of the new phone and tablet by Google, it seems that bulky, high priced gadgets are soon to be obsolete; Hamas' disappointment with Egypt; how to bypass spending in American Foreign Policy; and persecuted Muslims from Myanmar still make it to Mecca.
And then there were three -- the new Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria will be either Father Raphael Ava Mina, Bishop Tawadros or Bishop Raphael; corruption in Libyan government; Syrians are war correspondents too; and early reviews are in for the new Ipad mini.
October 30, 2012
There is a global appeal to the The Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Hina Khan; Young Syrian female activist dies under torture; Uruguayan President José Mujica inspires many; and Prof. Richard Falk addresses the UN on Palestine.
After the bombing of Sudan’s Yarmouk military factory, some Egyptians are wondering who is next and after some jets rumbled across Cairo skies, they're now convinced it is them! US Expat tax considerations for Americans working in Saudi Arabia; and ignoring Mikati in Lebanon is the best plan of action.
October 29, 2012
Medina`s authorities are building a mosque so big it will hold 1.6m people – but demolishing irreplaceable monuments to do it; spooked cow tramples Palestinian at Muslim feast; Arab customer service vs. American; Shiite Iraqis defending Bashar Assad; and Skyfall fails for women.
October 28, 2012
The United States’ most watched competition TV Show is coming to Lebanon thanks to MTV. The show’s presenter will be Carla Haddad; politics in the U.S. trump any real help to Syria; Fireworks filled the streets of Lebanon (for better or for worse); and a tough Eid in Yemen.
October 27, 2012
The iPad Mini is here and in a nutshell, it has better specs and it’s thinner and lighter than the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7; how much freedom of religion is there in Jordan? Wikileaks detainee policie revealed; and Friday Prayers for Egypt.
October 25, 2012
As long as regimes don't mess with Israel, it seems the United States and other western powers are fine with women losing their rights and minorities oppressed; a faked Taliban attack in Lebanon; and the Jordanian government just canceled daylight savings time.
The connection between Michel Samaha's arrest and Wissam al Hassan's role in the shakedown are primary ingredients for the conspiracy tales; Jordanians love their tourists; bombings in Sudan; and a look back at Red Bull's car drifting competition in Jordan
October 24, 2012
This Eid Holiday, we learn that while still filthy rich with who knows whose money, Mubarak's cash money is only around 300 million, and not billions; Martians on Sinaii? What's your favorite verse, or poem, or philosophy? and foreign workers in Lebanon still getting abused.
The Black Iris pleads his case for not allowing the bomb threats in Amman to be an excuse to squelch the push for reform in the Hashemite Kingdom; Ideas for Eid in Qatar; Professor Landis takes heat for his Syria theories; and a glimpse at Iron Man 3.
October 23, 2012
Does polygamy make both sides of the equation content? The hidden facets of having multiple wives that can make things awkward and difficult; MP in Kuwait arrested for leading protests; and more thoughts about the assassination of Wissam al Hassan.
So they are tweeting about how mad and sad they are about the car bomb in Achrafieh but how many Lebanese actors are actually helping the families? Bayt.com makes job hunting easier; Movie Review: I Served the King of England; and turning a funeral into a spectacle.