Blogs Roundup

June 12, 2012

Do you know what a retina display is and why it is so exciting?  Read on about this new technology.
08:15 GMT
The new MacBook Pro, with its new retina display and a starting price tag over 2k American dollars, is what has Arab bloggers buzzing; and Kuwait has an amazing amount of Tweeters and texters compared to other ME countries

June 11, 2012

On their way to a better life?
11:35 GMT
Where the polling booth ends and the mosque begins in Egypt; can women ever really understand Arab men?; sounds about as likely as resolving the Israel/Palestine crisis and lastly, just a small name drop for Al Bawaba!

June 10, 2012

Beirut: a hedonist's dream
11:14 GMT
The comic side of the Beirut dating scene; how to escape the occupation with an oud; Kuwait women's beach volleyball team heads to China and what happens when the FBI won't leave you alone
Ray Bradbury
07:12 GMT
The words of Ray Bradbury remembered; how Saudi women get pushed out of the workplace; the silence is deafening in Damascus; are Mursi and Shafiq really aliens?

June 7, 2012

Is it a good idea to send these guys into Syria?
13:41 GMT
Foreign intervention to topple Bashar al-Assad’s bloody regime risks a fiasco on par with Iraq and Afghanistan; Exposed: A Secret Menu at Starbucks; jobs for women in Saudi; the pain of staying beautiful; and a new God of War
08:36 GMT
The horrible beating death 2 years ago of Khaled Saeed led to change not only in Egypt, but the whole region; video messages from Lebanese to their loved ones outside the country; Where is Said Gaddafi; and Deep Thoughts from 100 AD.

June 6, 2012

Are Arab woman subject to whistling and harassment like they were (and are)  in America
11:36 GMT
One woman has had enough of the sexism in the Arab world and she's got some incriminating evidence on video; this writer see things out of control in Syria; and the regime is coming back in Egypt with force and pomp
Madonna shakes things up in Abu Dhabi but may have lost some fans
07:54 GMT
Apparently all the Twitter complaining about Madonna was no more than a few tweets and the media blowing it out of proportion; 'No Soup for You' chided the Soup Nazi; and has Jordan made any real changes since the BBC report on child abuse?

June 5, 2012

Is America really only limited to signs and banners to stop Bashar Assad?
11:09 GMT
An Arab American writes about the conflict of wanting to save the people in Syria and the inability of America to help; an American girl takes on Saudi and loves it! Tamr Hosny is not thrilling everyone with his new song; and Fisk's Flaws
Madonna and Mubarak might be equally despised by Egyptians now that she's performed in Tel Aviv.
08:53 GMT
After Tel Aviv, Madonna will sing in Abu Dhabi -- Will Mubarak’s face appear there, knowing how much the authorities love him in UAE !! Travel Ban to Lebanon is just fine for some women; and a movie review of Snow White and the Huntsman.

June 4, 2012

This Palestinian soccer star has become a pawn in the game of Israeli politics
15:40 GMT
On June 3, Palestinian national soccer team member Mahmoud Sarsak completed 80 days of a grueling hunger-strike; a miracle in Lebanon.. kind of; an Arabs Got Talent update; and a Syrian writer sees the pros and cons of American politics
The driving Saudi woman is back in the news for being an agent  of change
07:53 GMT
The Saudi woman who drives received an award for creative dissent and most Saudis are not impressed; eulogizing the life of artist Muhammad Tommaleih; 'How to Get Stuf Done' by a procrastinator; and a new recipe for Italian Bread

June 3, 2012

More Arabs are going to the Internet for their goods and wares
15:04 GMT
Aramex has seen a 70% increase in shipments due to the growth in online purchasing; an ex-pat vents over his journey to get an Egyptian ID by describing the process, which includes a monkey; Attention computer geeks! More Metal Gear soon!
Want to visit the Holy Land? Forget it if you're a proud Arab
10:42 GMT
At the Israeli border, it is guilty until on a plane out of the Middle East for these two American sightseers: they're crime - being Arab; No love for Israel when it comes to concerts: More boycotts planned; and Mubarak still packs the theater

June 2, 2012

Trash art in Dubai
07:56 GMT
Modern art gets messy in Dubai; the trial of Mubarak is just another football match on TV; Palestine is the place for your modern beer festival and are the Christians to blame for betraying the revolution?