February 15, 2012
Shakespeare isn't the only one to master romantic tragedy. It has been the bread and olive oil of Arab folklore for centuries; What you didn't know about female genital mutilation; The Lebanese are ranked #6 on the list of most romantic around the world; Feb 14 or Hariri Day? ; Palestine Press Photos from across history.
February 14, 2012
It is one year today since the 'Bahraini' Spring. Activists and citizens alike wonder, will this undercooked revolution reach full ignition? ; Playing the Valentine's Day blame game: Blame it on yourself, not religion; Battered, but unshaken: The Syrian resistance keeps powering through; Interview with an Egyptian Presidential Candidate.
Israeli apartheid may stand in the way of love geographically, but not in spirit; Lebanese February 14th memes; Palestinian refugees are not getting any more love from UNRWA this year; Demonstrations Jordanian-style; Kuwait implements public smoking ban- maybe.
February 13, 2012
Your guide to surviving the glare and stigma of Single Awareness Day, the one day of the year dedicated to making singles feel worthless; One woman's experience marrying a closeted gay man; Your guide to writing about Salfis; 10 Photos that represent the Arab Spring.
Do you love bookshops? Yes? Then you're going to love these 20 stunning bookshops from around the globe; 'Cinderella' may never have demanded her rights, but that doesn't mean every woman shouldn't; Happy Darwin Day! ; The dilemma of corruption in Palestine.
February 12, 2012
Greatly popular in the Middle East, Whitney Houston has passed away at the age of 48 in the infamous Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles; Asma Al Assad's fake official website gets "hacked"; More on the Syrian debate; A Mexican experiences the oddity that is Beirut; Innovation in design: amazingly cool shelves made out of pipes!
Mohamed El Baradei's refuters claim he was not up to the responsibility in the first place; 700 Palestinian prisoners start a hunger strike; What if western media was from the point of view of Iran? American comedy website The Onion explores; Make your own Valentine's Day- themed frame.
February 11, 2012
Is Dubai, in fact, the last place for new business? Business experts weigh in; A rebuttal for the "Shit People Say About Israel" video; Kuwait Times gets.. interesting.. with its editorial picture choices; The problem with "cultured" people and pseudo-intellectuals.
February 9, 2012
Hamza Kashgari has since fled the scene of his "crime" against the Prophet (PBUH); 1 Human year = 12 months. 1 Lebanese prison year = 9 months; The American Red Cross doesn't recognize Palestine in its database; The full text of the Doha Declaration between Hamas and Fatah; An act of kindness in giving away a (sterling) pound.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.