December 12, 2013
Apparently 'Taco Day' or 'Falafel Fridays' just don't do enough to address the inherent power relations between racial groups; the 2014 Golden Globe Nominations are here; Al Arabiya ruins Obama's selfie; and Ahmadis get no respect in Pakistan.
In the MENA region perhaps more than anywhere else the world, women need to stand up for each other and these five are setting the bar for activism; with all of this negotiating, where do Jihadis go? and roll on that oily goodness!
December 11, 2013
Non-violence and peaceful reconciliation could have gone a long way, instead of the deadly posturing by Egypt's government; Dutch journalist freed in Yemen; the truth about Viber; and removing Bedouins without consulting them.
December 10, 2013
After months of closed door meetings and public gatherings, the West finally made an agreement with Iran. And now it might all go up in smoke; Bibi and Peres skipping Mandela's funeral; famous Egyptian activist arrested; and Syria and journalists don't mix.
Of the few remaining groups not yet on twitter, including your nana's knitting club, Al Qaeda is no longer one of them. They are back and tweeting furiously! Art in Egypt; Oman is Iran's meal ticket; and soccer hooligans trash Messi's fan page.
December 9, 2013
Most prominent Israeli politicians can discuss Iran without invoking various forms of apocalypse or foaming at the mouth. Not Bibi; Lebanon vs Dubai; how UAE residents can recycle their old laptops; and a racist Israeli meets an Arab soccer player.
Every man is looking for an excuse not to shave. One group spearheaded a facial hair fundraiser to support the children of Syria this winter; did Iran give the U.S. Hassane Laqees? Israel wins again; and Samsung's Note 3 just got more colorful.
December 8, 2013
Gradly is head over heels for the new Spiderman 2 trailer. With phrases like ' freakin’ spectacular' and 'totally awesome', he's hooked; visit Saudi, be detained indefinitely; old Yemen through new lenses; and Israelis hypocritically eulogize Mandela.
Lawyers are attempting to get English courts to examine whether UK officials at GCHQ share information about targets in Pakistan with the CIA; Obama hopeful about Iranian deal; and Saudi and Iran meeting behind closed doors.
December 7, 2013
“If one has to refer to any of the parties as a terrorist state, one might refer to the Israeli government, because they are the people who are slaughtering defenseless and innocent Arabs in the occupied territories"; Snipers go nuts in Bethlehem; and a tribute to yasser.
December 5, 2013
Dear God, if there are viruses that can live in our computers and memorize all our passwords, then surely the sky is falling! the Arab Spring in Egypt makes itself illegal; tech reviewers arrested in Iran; and Fox in a frenzy over female only swimming.
One of the victims said, "They left the bodies of my two dead friends in the store with us for two days, then fed the bodies to the dogs."; Druze refuses to work for IDF; face it, you're addicted to travel! and Iran's FM going Gulfing.
December 4, 2013
The hits just keep coming for the Middle East and Northern Africa. Where there is corruption rotting away a country, there's a large chance it is an Arab state; Saudi official in Moscow for talks; and poking fun at catching a terrorist rabbit.
Arabs and others residing in the MENA are finding Linkedin to be a great resource to get their names out there on the job market; Hamas is the new policeman in Gaza; ana amazing photo from Yemen; and the Top Ten most expensive engagement rings.
December 3, 2013
A pillar of freedom and bastion of justice it may be, but what's for certain is that the governmental workings of the States is rotten to the core; an activist's view on Egypt's Anti-Terror law; and a Lebanese man playing for Manchester United?