Blogs Roundup

February 9, 2012

Apparently, employers in the Middle East favor skills over experience.
10:31 GMT
In Spite of today's difficult employment terrain, here are some reassuring stats of hiring practices in the Middle Eastern; A Saudi journalist flees his homeland over controversial tweets; Is Syria the new problem state of the region? ; Political prisoner Khader Adnan is on Day 54 of his hunger strike; Electronic engineers = quirky artists? Apparently, so.

February 8, 2012

A Still from the video "Shit Middle Eastern Guys Say".
14:38 GMT
In response to the "Shit Middle Eastern Girls Say" phenomenon, here's some stuff that you might hear Middle Eastern guys say; Challenging Middle Eastern cultural codes, break dancing finds its way to Gaza; Not all donating is charity- donating arms creates moral ambiguities; Russian FM Lavrov's visit yields mixed reactions.
Shown for illustrative purposes- Writing: Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
09:01 GMT
Much like a steps program, writing has similar phases that all writers have to endure; Charlie Chaplain's vintage, somewhat obscure speech on dictatorship still resonates 70 years later; The violence of a word: Why this blogger speaks against the word "binit"; Female friends = unsubtle matchmakers.

February 7, 2012

Shown for illustrative purposes- Could this sexist perception change with more women behind the camera?
14:39 GMT
According to Lebanese sketch and comedy shows, rape humor is the norm and women are nothing but superficial shopholics. Is this what comedy has degenerated into? ; Gaza is a beacon of hidden historical treasures and artifacts; Lebanon suffers from "first world problems"- Stuck without Skybar!
Jordan's military has toughened up over the last decade.
10:33 GMT
Surprisingly, Jordan has been listed the 5th most militarized country in the world! What's more shocking is that the U.S. isn't even in the top five! ; Jordan needs to care more about climate change- or else; Would you marry a plumber? ; Maya Diab shows that less.. is less; Make your own Valentine's Day card this year!

February 6, 2012

Shown strictly for illustrative purposes- Hilary Clinton speaks to the Press at the UN Security Council meeting on Syria.
15:08 GMT
The U.S. has been critical of China and Russia's decision to veto, but seems to have overlooked its own 241 or so vetoes in the past 40 years; Cairo isn't the only place with instability; Kuwait's election disappointment; The Saudi women drivers saga continued.
Ayotallah Khomeini's cardboard replica doing the rounds. Looks just like the real thing.
12:59 GMT
Iran goes the unconventional route with the 33rd anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's return- by having a cardboard cut-out of him travel around the country- No, seriously; Egypt's university student unions are set to protest; Egypt- from Camel Battle to teargas; Beginning or end, there is no middle for this blogger; "Satan's" bad day at the office- sketch.

February 5, 2012

Honor killings are considered misrepresentations of holy texts.
14:34 GMT
In light of the recent honor killing shocker in Canada, a Canadian imam intends to release a fatwa opposing honor killings; The conundrum of sexual harassment for women; Show your support for the Syrian people; Vittorio Arrigoni's birthday postmortem.
Shown for illustrative purposes- Demonstrating actors in New York, speaking out against Bashar and Putin.
11:02 GMT
Separated by thirty years, parallels between the Homs and Hama massacres cannot be overlooked; It's looking like murder by number in Egypt; An in depth look at the Port Said tragedy; Muslim protesters show that NYPD so-called "anti-terrorist" training is unacceptable.

February 4, 2012

A still from the controversial Israeli Samsung Galaxy Tablet advert. Apparently, these buffoons are meant to be Mosaad agents. Plausibility is not the advert's strong point.
16:34 GMT
Samsung could be banned in Iran over an Israeli commercial that it had no hand in producing; Protests in Cairo and Suez leave several injured and two dead; Natural Beauty vs. Silicone Beauty; The negative effects of media on women and society; The main points of the Syrian National Council head, Burhan Ghalioun's interview.

February 2, 2012

Taken from their Facebook page, this is a slice of what we are to expect from Pizza Hut Kuwait.
14:44 GMT
Pizza Hut in Kuwait is set to make the largest pizza shaped as the Kuwaiti flag; Palestine's battle will be fought in the PR office, not a war field; Lebanon tries its hand at memes; Children craft adorable miniature cats and trucks from recycled material- CUTE; A foreigner in a Jordanian taxi- hilarity ensues.
Ahli players being rushed to safety.
10:42 GMT
An Egyptian blogger's perspective from an "Ahli" Team supporter's point of view; An environmentalist's journey: how this specialist got into the environment field; Wise words for dissertation writers; How to turn dying leftover balloons into something pretty.

February 1, 2012

Shown for illustrative purposes.
16:26 GMT
Music distributor, Music Master, has shut down its Kuwaiti operations due to censorship of foreign language albums and artwork; The dilemma of Palestinian refugees; Apparently, foreign wives to Saudi nationals must be weary of taking on too much of their husband's culture.
Shown for illustrative purposes.
10:33 GMT
A sterile German man paid his neighbor to impregnate his wife. But after a whopping 72 attempts and no pregnancy, the plot thickens; Lebanese politics according to fattoush and tabbouleh; BETA- Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals! ; Kuwait's Historical Vintage and Classical Car Museum- a hidden gem.

January 31, 2012

Be careful what you tweet!
14:36 GMT
A Tweet about "destroying America" gets a British man arrested at the airport; Freedom of Speech- damned if you do, damned if you don't; Being weird is nothing be ashamed of; The Muppets fire back at Fox News.