Blogs Roundup

June 22, 2014

Lebanon now has some of the largest men and women in the Arab region.
16:12 GMT
Among the Arab countries, Qatar still reigns as having the chubbiest citizens. Not far behind, however, are the lads from Lebanon; Diego Maradona gives the finger to Julio Grondona; and 14 Azhar students to serve 7 years in prison.
 Akram Abu al-Fawz turns bombs into artwork (from his Facebook page)
10:22 GMT
Syrian artist Akram Abu al-Fawz finds old weapons and bombs that were used for the purpose of death and gives them all new life; ISIL keeps on moving towards an Islamic state; and FoxNews using athletes to promote their bias.

June 20, 2014

A shocking video from Lebanon of men beating a dog. (Lebanese Blogs)
19:02 GMT
Another day, another shocking video coming out of Lebanon of men horrifically beating a dog for seemingly no purpose; the US Senate is looking to cut aid to Egypt; and acupuncture is one of the safest, most natural ways to ease pain.

June 19, 2014

Dancing like this is not welcomed by many in KSA.
10:00 GMT
A survey over 500 Saudis showed that the opinion is fairly split on whether dancing is from the heart or from the depths of hell; Amazon announces the Fire Phone; and Brazilians starve while their government burns millions on the World Cup.

June 18, 2014

Facebook introduces Slingshot, a whole new way to look at media sharing with friends.
23:13 GMT
Slingshot, the new iOS and Android app from the Facebook Creative Labs, puts a new twist on ephemeral photo and video sharing; the ISIS boys have a secret playbook; and understanding fully the history of Iraq's Sunnis.
Miguel Layun is a Mexican player with Lebanese heritage playing in the World Cup. (GlamRoz)
15:30 GMT
Lebanon fell short of making it to the World Cup, but Mexico has on their team Miguel Layun, a Mexican player of Lebanese heritage; Obama thinking about dropping some bombs; and Kuwait Airways is downsizing so employees are 'quitting'.

June 17, 2014

Is being Jewish and living in Palestine something to expect in the near future?
21:55 GMT
Dorit Naaman is Jew who thinks Zionism is something that should remain in history and the trend should move towards inclusion of everyone into Palestine; Facebook page calls for hourly killings of Palestinians; and Israeli TV airs in Lebanon.
The brains behind the rise of ISIS may just be Bashar Assad himself.
17:41 GMT
Nothing could make Assad look better than his arch enemies raising Cain all over the Middle East. Perhaps that's why he's done nothing wiht the ISIS; the world's smallest earbuds and a US Iraq War veteran speaks out against his country's politicians.

June 16, 2014

Amal Alamuddin joined Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Anti-Rape Summit.
10:40 GMT
Human rights lawyer and Clooney fiancée Amal Alamuddin joined Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Anti-Rape Summit; Once again, it seems violence will prevail In Israel; and social media unblocked in Iraq.. for now.
Ink on the Side mocks the typical Lebanese guy and his life experience.
09:49 GMT
This comic is perhaps the most epic, shot-to-the-heart jab 'Ink on the Side' has ever taken at her community. Fellas, be warned- this one hurts; Lebanon to get most of population online in 2014; and some Iraqis are fine with the ISIS.

June 15, 2014

Dr. Iqbal El Asaad is the youngest doctor in the world.
23:39 GMT
Out of Lebanon comes Palestinian refugee Dr.Iqbal El Asaad, the youngest ever licensed doctor as confirmed by the Guinness World Records; Kuwait has a lot of rich people; and June 21st is the day to show solidarity with Egyptian political prisoners.
Sen. John McCain has spoken out recently about the Iraq situation.
07:50 GMT
Iraq is in shambles now more than ever so this serves as a platform for every blowhard to tell the world what's wrong. We'd prefer they just shut up; a 5 year-old Syrian boy raped and killed in Lebanon; and Saudi shows their ignorance once again.

June 14, 2014

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads the new Palestinian unity government. (AFP)
22:27 GMT
Three Israeli teens, who study in the West Bank, have even missing since Thursday night. How will the new Fatah-Hamas government respond? A couple falls off a balcony, dies while having sex and uber-feminists attack!

June 13, 2014

JLo on stage for 2014's opening World Cup Ceremonies (YouTube)
23:14 GMT
MIllions of fans from all over the world got to see JLo shaking it in a fantastic dress by a Lebanese designer. Get the full story here; Lord, what can be done about the harassment of women in Egypt; and judgement day could be confusing.

June 12, 2014

The official flag of the ISIS in Syria.
23:33 GMT
In little over a year, ISIS has managed to become the strongest faction fighting in Syria’s civil war and now they run a third of Iraq; Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah gets 15 years; and Lumia Windows phones now ion the Middle East.