July 21, 2011
A blogger recounts (authentically we trust) father's harrowing tale of arrest and torture at the hands of Syrian 'old-hands' at administering brutality; News site bringing your more news forum aggregators, for the Gulf; More fun advertising that plays with fitness and tight unseemly clothes; and when a grandparent reaches toddlerhood.
Says a respected Arab journalist through the mouth-piece of al-Hayat, this man is a man of honor now paying for holding on to power and its perks and right now he aspires for a rapid death; Can a woman have it all asks a lady in Saudi: husband, marriage, children and career? More women's issues from North Africa, a spot of fictional relief ; and 'sweet' relief from Palestine's desserts.
July 20, 2011
No high drama on the high seas this time round, but what exactly went on for the 'occupants' of the final flotilla ferry? Human trafficking concerns in the Gulf encompass more than just forced prostitution; Tips on quitting the UAE; Updates (not always current) on the world's slowest internet service: The Lebanon Connection.
How to Middle Eastern leaders get it so wrong? Floping and nose-diving; Yet Jordan solves it's movie & cinema blockade issue without protests; Arabs need to wake up as they are still ;awakening; and mostly yet to rise up into the day let alone in opposition or protest, says Lama; remembering Lebanon's July War 5 years on; Amman has always had a voice & spoken says 'Hareega.'
July 19, 2011
So Harry Potter is still going strong and turning tricks; women and shoes on the big screen; out of touch with the news outside the immediate region?- find out what's happening in Somalia; Some more wit from our favorite cartoon satirist Ink on the Side- what's your job again?
While the revolution was not about anti-Israel politics of the people, Egyptian music often still is; A woman in blue; More cross-breeding in the Social Media world- introducing a cross between Twitter and Facebook, called Scapegoat; TED does Yemen.
July 18, 2011
Google Plus- the lowdown and review; A dip back into Bahrain's political back-bench; kicking off on a sunny day; Hacked FB accounts in Abu Dhabi are Social Media hazard; What to do in Jordan this summer and in a Jordan that's kicking off again in the protest tournaments.
Kuwait doesn't always let it's garbage or waste disposal 'spoil' the scene; slating more audacious Lebanese billboard ad campaigns; When film tastes clash over politics of the subcontinent; A love-letter shared; and the order of identity for Arab Muslims- Islam first, or Syrian or Arab?
July 17, 2011
Toyota ads rule, says one blogger- so see if you agree; Harry Potter is still popular as ever & here's a survey of its performance world-wide; On Israel still churning up miracles (since the Biblical ages) through Hebrew and democracy; and take a look at the Syrian revolution through the eyes of conspiracy theories.
It's not over til the fat lady sings, nor til the flotilla's safely out of the water or Greek grip; The view from Beirut's lighthouse; What if Egypt's revolution has made things worse; Jordanian murder is still murder whatever the cause, says our Jordanaholic.
July 16, 2011
Is Amman suffering from revolution envy and rejoining the power-to-the people trend so prevalent in the region? Picture of new Hama Governor sworn in by Bashar al-Assad may be photos-hopped; Childhood and innocence; If you can't keep up with Egypt's protests here's a little cheat sheet; and talking Jordan.
July 14, 2011
This guilt-ridden man is confessing to his crime of passion, and revealing the identity of his mistress in a poem; top 10 places people lose their phones; On Beirut and her reputation; Syrian intelligence takes on a new meaning with proof of media fixing; How the Syrian regime is not helping itself; and the Palestinians even still want a state?
Viewing our sexism today through the perspective of the rampant sexism in the first half of the 20th century, puts 'sexism' in a whole new light; Reshuffling Egyptian society starting with its police; Is Tahrir square turning into a Woodstock or hippie festival?; A telling off for Nancy Ajram for not being quicker to acknowledge talent in fans; When sports labels as Nike mess up.
July 13, 2011
Israel's formidable armed forces, IDF, are barred from using Facebook and Twitter: Absurd or fair enough when an army has strict discipline to abide by not to mention 'security' needs; Syria is not finding solutions to its problems, not least its economic issues; 3rd Culture Kids have it hard; What kind of Lebanese man should a woman avoid; and why ask America to approve Arab leaders?
Iranian women's football team pioneers the rights of women to keep their necks off the (goal) line by hiding them; Going back in time with a very modern phenomenon's aid - Twitter- in Jordan; What's going on with Kuwait's internet; and recalling Dr. Death and the medical experience's inevitable experience with death.