October 11, 2011
Sectarian conflict between Christian and Muslim might be the meddling of some 'agent' whom it suits to show unrest post revolution; Lebanon's classic tramway- what happened to it? How the BBC presented Lebanon's snail internet service; And when Blackberry Blanked-out; And a philosophy to match all your moods.
October 10, 2011
Armed with 'bibles' and 'crucifixes, how did the Coptic protest of death to their community end in a slaughter of more Christian Arab blood? Lebanon's latest film by Lebanon's director Nadine Labaki; and Lebanon's Blog-artist with a fiendish cartoon streak uncovered.
Huda Naccache - the Arab-Israeli model clad in bikini on a magazine cover has sparked talk of an Arab Bikini Revolution; A blogging - - stalker of Twitter (no irony) in Jordan shares his valuable, sardonic insights; In praise of the biography of Mandela; Dual nationality in Jordan opens up a can of worms; And some context to the Coptic-Muslim fray in 'changing' Egypt.
October 9, 2011
Cameras fixed to check out girls checking out guys- find out where they looked! GCC's top ten employers for salaries, benefits and the full monty; Citizen journalism from Jordan's very own 'Chubby'; How Jordanian customer 'care' could become more 'caring'; Proof that happiness is contagious; And burning mosques as reprehensible as anti-Semitic crime.
When Saudi men feature in a drive to combat breast cancer in their female compatriots, the Arab world welcomes this approach, though met with some reservation on ultra conservative Arab street; Questioning the departure from 1948; The baddest Apple in the bunch? Convo with a taxi driver in Amman; And three myths of Israeli history from the horse's mouth.
October 8, 2011
Choosing a woman Nobel peace prize winner from Yemen gives thumbs up to Arab Spring; Copts facing mass Biblical exodus from Egypt; Should you avoid mineral water in Kuwait; Steve Jobs gave good staff bonuses; Turning 30 on Teacher's Day; And Does Palestine get a flag too?
October 6, 2011
Ethnically Arab by half, but all 'American Dream' influences Iraqi fan 'the way iThink, the way iBlieve, the way iSee the world.'; Was Steve Jobs a Muslim; And why we want him back, says a blogger reviewing the latest i-Product; And Egypt on the portentious day of October 6th War Anniversary.
Reactions from the region: Mentions again of his Syrian father who has made little comment on his death, in respect of having had no relationship with his son in life; What Obama said on this legendary i-American talent posthumously; Apple tattoos will keep tattoo artists inundated with requests; and the Maradonna of the computer industry.
October 5, 2011
On World Teacher's Day where we celebrate the moral caliber of our thankless teachers, we consider how a country seeking progress in its internet stakes is still committing piracy on the cyber-waves; Occupy Wall Street gets the Chomsky treatment; Again, what? How Facebook appeals to all and Twitter only some; And a round-up in a round-up of Syria.
Not Google Plus-- join this latest radical ring- or better still, don't!; on Saudi women driving mavericks from 20 years ago til now; Israelis tell Brooklyn Jews a thing or two about their Promised Land; How far bloggers have come since the Arab revolutions; skeletons in your closet or in your arts and crafts lab; And Choosing your Sci-Fi or Fantasy literature made easier.
October 4, 2011
Introducing a new upcoming genre in literature -- children's resistance literature; The movie for all PhD- past, present or prevaricating- candidates; What Arab Spring that denies entry to Palestinians? Tablets of the reading rather than medicinal kind; Pro-government Arab 'terrorists'; And Lebanese as natural actors.
Captain 'Haj' and his team of 98 fellow superheroes, fighting haram and restoring halal blessings to the world; Jordan by t-shirt; Arab Christians speak out against 'minority' charges fanning flames in the Islamophobic media; Arab Bloggers in Tunisia does not include Palestinians; Faster internet is still too slow for Lebanese users; And whose side is Al Jazeera on anyway?
October 3, 2011
A British Jewish blogger poses a question he senses emerging from British media, feeling besieged in the UK by the general vibe concerning his promised land; In readiness for iPhone 5 Day of Truth; Egyptian Coptic-Muslim relations; Bahrain's story; There's something rotten in the Hashemite Kingdom; while Beirut entertains through film festivals and TedX.
Arab Springs turn to High Summer, and now Indian Summers join this medley of seasonal surprises; Catching up with the UN Palestine bid; Confounded by the question 'what are your weaknesses'? Too young for universal, open-source-friendly Google? Minimum age for Google account holders; Dogs in Kuwait; And cell phone changes in Egypt.
October 2, 2011
An Egyptian born girl grows into a California violent sadistic seductress man-eater; Jordan Fridays; A familiar face from downtown Amman is now the Face for Amman; And Pro-Dictators campaign on Facebook.