September 10, 2011
An inside sneak glimpse of the fallen Dictator canoodling with family in a video recovered from 2005; Proof in the pudding of the Israeli boycotts'(BDS) economic success; Israel is now down 2 embassies, both Egypt and Turkey; Do Saudi men rely on Viagra to keep their wives satisfied; The Lebanese beauty queen's shortcomings; An Arabic song; and Jordanian youth arise.
September 8, 2011
Our region that also suffered the repercussions of September 11: looking back a decade later at the scars that have not yet healed, from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, to even the Seikh community; and did American over-react?; Girl Geek Camp, Lebanon; What is Friday's protest in Cairo about; What Iran wants; and Students V. Apartheid;
Singing for Iraq's suffering, this Iraqi-Australian handicapped boy was found in a shoe box by a nun and is now wowing Australia with his X-Factor performances; Disposable email?; Concepts of personal space and queuing in the Arab world; Canadian Muslims at school; Jordan shows its proud patriotic spirit; and a shame-list of 'bad' companies is open for nominations.
September 7, 2011
Like any respectable internet hot-shot should, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz confirms her own firing from her iPad, while an unexpected candidate steps up to the plate; Get ideas on some R&R as one blogger shares '10 things' that make her relaxed; What do young Jordanians really think of their country? When a Gaza protest 'sprouts'; And 'what gives' in Syria asks a blogger in anger.
Vogue turns its back on its much-lauded First Lady of Syria by eradicating its provocatively, ill-timed feature, removing all traces on-line; Kuwait turns an architectural corner and goes funky and solar in airport design; Lebanon Green party are gender fair too as well as earth-friendly; And the Christian Syrian role in the Arab Spring.
September 6, 2011
Marketing hair shampoo for veiled hair sells well in urban concentration spots of hijabi women and capitalizes on the excess production of oils, build-up of scalp dirt etc; A report on Saudiazation; An explanation of why Palestinians (still) cannot recognize the state of Israel; Also introducing you to 'Jewish-Palestinians'; and nurse speaks of “Daddy” Gaddafi.
Cancer - while better treated by medicine today than yesterday, is still a force to reckon with and best prevented to the extent you can by a healthier lifestyle; Introducing a comic super-hero to ward off anti-Israeli pubic opinion everywhere, Captain Israel!; Living in single religion neighborhoods is quite the norm for Lebanon and not about to change soon; car-lovers read on- Porsche alert!
September 5, 2011
Jewish settlers stormed the politically charged area of the holy Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem under Israeli police escort at dawn Sunday; Every intellectual's guide to arguing with Zionists; Emirati women in pictures; Arab Idol; and archived commentary on Syria.
If you thought your identity or life story was complicated, look at Freddie Mercuries ethnic origins and life in Zanzibar, India through to Middlesex UK; Over to Lebanon where (apart from setting world records in Sheesh Kebabs and Dabkehs) are doing fine in this season of unrest; And watching child-play reminds you of the simple pleasures.
September 4, 2011
What do Christianity, Egypt's former first lady, and a Lebanon sold flip-flop have in common? A Christian flip-flop scandal strikes through Lebanese sectarian sensitivities; Is Suzanne Mubarak Christian as Wiki-says? The question of Palestine as a Muslim problem; Wikileaks on Palestine; Kuwaiti Kite record attempt; And modern Arab copy-cat thinkers versus ancient Arab philosophy.
A father's honor preserved is a crime against newborn twins left mother-less when Father kills daughter; Finally using Kuwait's scorching sun harnessed to power up the country; The exploitation of African hunger by global businesses; Angry Arab tells us not to fall for Turkey's anti-Israel stance; and the Lebanese can shop for their Prada shoes online saving a trip to ABC!
September 3, 2011
A 'simple' perception of what it is to be Muslim by the FBI who depict Muslims as 'medieval'; Do Lebanese live spontaneously, or do they fork out tons of money & time to be able to 'enjoy' life? Kuwait, a small nation, tip of the Arabian peninsula, made 'largest' kite; Sizing up cars in Jordan? Kuwaiti blogs under the Wiki-spotlight; and Jordan's Friday gang demand a new constitution.
Turkey's move to evict their Israeli ambassador signifying a freeze on diplomatic relations between the two once firm friends shows that 'sorry' can save a lot of summits and round-table talks; Good Dictators, Bad Dictators- about as complex as US cops; A Drive to clean the Dead Sea in Jordan; wounds over Eid; And Aisha Gaddafi strikes a pose...
September 1, 2011
A flawed understanding of Western motivations leaks across the Arab world: Iraq and Libya have both suffered sanctions by the West and have both got wells of oil; A Palestinian protest set to disrupt settler plans to party; "Think-Driving is still better than Drink-Driving"; Steve Jobs gets a tribute apple; And Boxing your memories.
August 29, 2011
Steve Jobs’ biological Syrian immigrant father, Abdulfattah John Jandali speaks to public of his guilt at giving son up for adoption; From paperback to iMac!- a bookworm shares her satisfaction with Apple; in other Syrian smart-phone news, detained Android service (or 'Ardroid') for Arabic users-Ar-droid- founder released; Does your lover 'like' you on Facebook?