Blogs Roundup

October 13, 2012

With fears of an epidemic spreading through Mecca, Saudi steps up efforts to keep the Hajj healthy.
13:20 GMT
The Department of Health is pulling out all the stops to ensure as much as possible that no disease will be spread during the upcoming Hajj; Injustice remains for those killed in Tahrir; and a book review of Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, by David W Lesch.

October 11, 2012

Clockwise: Razan Zaitouneh, Ibn Rushd, Samar Yazbek and her book. Image source: Mich Cafe.
14:05 GMT
The international community honors two Syrian free-thinking women; One blogger remembers the blues of TV sitcom 'Becker'; A look at the latest news from the Syrian rebels.
"Camel Battle" during the Egyptian revolution.
08:56 GMT
No justice for those killed in the revolution as defendants from a key battle are acquitted; can Kuwait and Iraq handle their snake border issues?And no more excuses, now is the time to eat healthily.

October 10, 2012

I am An Educator. Image source: Woman Unveiled Blog
14:46 GMT
A panel of inspiring Saudi women hand-picked by the discerning eyes of this cosmopolitan blogger; Size may not matter but for Kuwaits there's Big meets Bigger; and Lebanon's United Colors of Benetton really care.
The US Presidential election is on Tuesday, November 6th 2012.
08:26 GMT
Just because you're in the region doesn't mean you shouldn't cast your vote; is the earth about to tilt off its axis? And racism at Lebanon's airport - the follow-up;

October 9, 2012

The "Lion" is on fire!
14:54 GMT
Al Arabiya news sparks off conspiracy stories of Assad's regime stirring trouble in next door Jordan; And another rumor lands in the MIddle East - mega-legend Fairuz to release a new album?; 2Pac stuck in traffic; And what to do in Kuwait- a visitors to-do guide.
Mama Maggie.
07:54 GMT
A totally unknown Christian nun is in the running for this global prize for Egypt; making garbage beautiful with this modern kind of art crossing Arab borders; heads-up on a crash landing in Kuwait and what really happens to the Bibles in hotel rooms...

October 8, 2012

Israeli Settlements In East Jerusalem.
14:24 GMT
A former CIA man and commentator tells us why he really doesn't have that much time for Israel; Racism rages on in some Beirut and Lebanese quarters; and some Milky Way and universe big talk; And Gaza's refresher in violent times as sporadic violence breaks out.
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07:56 GMT
With religious extremists joining the FSA, has individual freedom become a lost art?; Morsi's speech: dissected and how are the Saudis tackling breast cancer?

October 7, 2012

Saad El Shazly
09:08 GMT
The Arab world - arguably still in a state of war-- is awash with anniversaries of wars past and today new Egypt marks the auspicious 1973 war; Lebanon's phone networks get with the iPhone 5 agenda; and paying homage to the canon's literary brave new worlds.

October 4, 2012

Tunisinas are proud of their country but still have some major obstacles to cross.
17:18 GMT
The crux of Tunisian turmoil is the people not coming to terms with the role of their religion, drafting a constitution, and getting new jobs; the beauty of an Egyptian flea market; and video of Mad Max ins Saudi and it is for real!
Aleppo is burning and now car bombs are the culprit.
09:13 GMT
Car bombs and golden eggs in Syria-- trying to make sense of the most recent conflicts in Aleppo and how they fit into the bigger picture; deep thoughts on life and what matters; and the Lebanese are surprisingly happy people.

October 3, 2012

Apparently the average Kuwait man is not happy at all.
22:47 GMT
Even the people in impoverished South Africa have more to smile about than the wealthy country of Kuwait; why Lebanese politicians deserve higher wages; and how Syrian forces killed key Christian al-Qaeda leader.
Busted for Bad driving! This pic is going  online for all to see.
07:35 GMT
Thinking about double parking in Beirut? You might want to think again because you will be posted online for your bad driving! Saudi Arabia/Qatar: Dueling Monarchies; London sells human meat? and a Nutella cookie delight.

October 2, 2012

Is MIss Lebanon 2012 more than just a pretty face?
20:14 GMT
One blogger is not at all impressed at the question and answer portion done by the new Miss Lebanon, but he still sees her as an improvement; Intra-Alawite fighting in Qardaha and Five Simple Steps to Rob People in Jordan.