September 15, 2011
Short of getting immunized against the condition, a hypochondriac blogger shares his preventive tips for 'catching' depression; Istanbul meets Cairo; How would this now mythical "return" to Palestine actually play out; And the World Nose Cleaning Sporting Championships- introducing extreme bodily sports.
September 14, 2011
Applying the 'five second rule' for food fallen on the ground to the ME region where floors have been trodden by more than just ants may require re-calibrating the formula; A docu-film,"Some of my best friend's are Zionists"; A note from Heaven; Warning the US against vetoing the Palestine application for statehood; Twitter Analytics; And Food spending 'analytics'.
The Mideast braces itself fpr October's performance by heavy metal's mega-stars, Metallica, set to take Abu Dhabi by storm; Shocking tales of racism on September 11 for Indian and Arab-Jewish passengers; Moroccan activists fall foul of online police; An appeal to free your photography; And how to cope with Lebanon's public transport minefield - and even conquer the 'Servees'.
September 13, 2011
Lebanon would be first to feel an Assad vacuum, and it might be much messier than believed by the young 'FB' generations; Children draw their imagined reality and deeply peeve Israelis and American Jews; See vintage Beirut; When pink boots invade Saudi Arabia; Ted X Amman celebrates a heroine; Gaza's siege inventory; Social Media week in Beirut.
Palestine reawakening, rearing to 'spring' into its own legitimate Arab Spring- Keep on top of the Palestinian Spring ahead of the UN bid-date this month; Comical college advice; And plotting your future through study; Honor crime count in Jordan is still multiplying; and world's cheapest petrol is cheaper than Latino peanuts!
September 12, 2011
Why Kuwaiti married men tend to not wear their wedding bands; On World Suicide Prevention Day - a regional focus; Israel might have to make more of an effort with its neighbors in-flux; And why we should mark 9/11 with particular poignancy, says a Muscat Muslim voice.
If you've ever been in this woman's shoes read on: A girl's trials in shaking off unwanted advances from admirers (stuck on you like leeches) who are not quite the 'quality' she was seeking; The US tries to play superpower on Wikileaks; The 'Lebanese-abroad' contingent's right to vote; And don't forget to wear your 'pants'!
September 11, 2011
Happy Birthday Mr. President Bashar al-Assad, September 11 from his people is a 'bloody' hashtag; Israeli Embassy steals attention of world on September 11; The right of return belongs to Jewish Arabs also; The twenty-something un-married's of the Middle East have it hard; And Prince Hassan hods court on 9/11.
A mixed pot of responses from the Middle East, including let's not forget the decade's worth of 'other' deaths to have come out of this 'day'- 919,967 have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11, reports one Jordanian blogger; Lessons Learnt, Time to let go; and myths born from September 11.
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.