Blogs Roundup

August 13, 2012

Spice Girls preforming during the closing ceremony of London 2012 Olympics
14:12 GMT
Viva Forever - the Spice Girls proved that even as 30-something-year-old women, they still have enough heat to light up a stadium as they rocked the Olympic closing ceremony last night. Elsewhere, westerners get a skewed idea of the babes of Beirut. One blogger takes a look at Michel Samaha's legal troubles, while another wonders what to do in Cairo when the lights go down.
"This is what Bashar wants." Samaha whispered as he delivered the explosives.
08:18 GMT
A suitcase of cash and explosives? A pen with a camera in it? This stuff sounds like a movie but it is sadly very real in Lebanon; awaiting Ramadan’s Laylat al-Qadr; and a fun idea for a box to collect Zakat money.

August 12, 2012

Many Lebanese are OK with marijuana being legalized
13:49 GMT
Will we see Arab cab drivers stealing a sneaky spiked puff for their coffee breaks? It may soon be a possibility if the public has their druthers; Who are the highest earners in wealthy Kuwait; and dip into a pre-Libyan Spring read and connect to the story of life under dictatorship through a boy's eye.
One of the 25 videos from Lebanon that await your vote!
08:11 GMT
An aggregate of some of the funniest, most intriguing and wildest videos from Lebanon. Some you're not going to believe! Another look at Samaha's Syrian detainment; The 23rd installment in the Ramadan Arab Nights series and a review of Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter .

August 11, 2012

A computer virus attacking Iranian interests is suspiciously familiar.
14:01 GMT
A virus that is invading Iranian bank accounts look to be the work of a government and not some random computer hacker; a Quranic manuscripts exhibition in Dubai; and the next Egyptian Pope is emerging

August 9, 2012

Driving in Beirut is no walk in the park.
00:41 GMT
Ignore being bumped by another car? This is only one crazy way to get by on the roads of Beirut; the arrest of ex Lebanese minister Michel Samaha bring many questions; and what really happened with Gretta Taslakian?
People are still active in Amman at 4 am? We have the pictures to prove it!
07:50 GMT
Spend an evening in downtown Amman after breaking the Ramadan fast through the lens of a local photographer; Syria's descent into darkness; and Ramadan Orphans Iftar Tent 2012.

August 8, 2012

Egyptian jets over Sinai
11:46 GMT
Today for the first time since 1967 the Egyptian Air Forces sent thier planes, air fighters F16s and helicopters, into Sinai; Iran has a duty in Syria but is stuck in limbo; a craft for Eid and the Quran explained and illuminated.
The staggering numbers of Lebanese government spending may leave many with nothing to cheer about.
06:05 GMT
Lebanon's government only enacted 19 laws last year. Averaging that with the total budget of the MPs and other superflous government spending, the results are shocking; a 3D tour of Jerusalem and an abused Arab speaks out.

August 7, 2012

13:58 GMT
It's the hottest Ramadan for more than 30 years and your chance to either whine or commend the fasting holy month; instead of complaining about the traffic noise - turn your car parts into musical instruments; or turn your frustration into anger for a good cause - fighting off criminals; or just soak up the beauty of your location and take some time for contemplation.
Ever the fan of gray suits and ties, no one told Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi that perhaps a funeral was a time to go black.
08:13 GMT
Did Morsi skip Mourning Etiquette 101? His personal decor and decoram where on display and some were not at all impressed; Ever seen a talking humus bowl? Is college helping Jordanian graduates? and good reads from a fiery blogger.
Arresting members of FEMEN during the protest
06:57 GMT
When Ukrainians protest they do things a little differently from the Arab Spring - for a start there's no hijabs (or much other garments) in sight! Topless women say no to Olympic Islamic entries; Assad's Twitter death rumors; Egypt's new Sinai crisis.

August 6, 2012

A woman wipes away a tear in front of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where at least one gunman stormed the mass and opened fire August, 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
12:10 GMT
It's not international terror a more homey kind - and the target is not Arab or Muslim but Sikh, reminding us of the 9/11 'confused' aftermath that targeted at least one Sikh Indian (for his 'turban-head'); A Saudi advises foreign girls: Leave our boys alone! Movies to pass your Ramadan fasts; My daughter will not play with Barbie!
Oussama Mellouli
06:59 GMT
Honor killing from England to the Middle East is a sickness; Another defector from Syria bites the dust; Food in an 'instant' on Instagram!

August 5, 2012

The Junkyard
10:22 GMT
In with the old, out with the new: Junkfood in a new light - check out Lebanon's junkyard eaterie; satire on Lebanon called "Power of the tire"; And the high school exams in Jordan that got traffic stuck and fireworks ablaze, criticized.