June 29, 2011
Egyptians who suffered torture at the hands of the former regime's secret police service demand retribution in clashes with security forces outside of the Ministry of Interior in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.; slave labor and abuse of foreign workers in the Middle East must end; Picasso does Palestine; Spam alert;
The Lebanese people want power of the 'Kahriba' (in Arabic, electricity) form before they can consider upping their levels of parliamentary power or making demands on the newly appointed cabinet; That Special Tribunal for Lebanon is still lurking about, sinister in the specter of 'change' in the region; Islam in South Africa? and how Jordan's businesses could profit from change
June 28, 2011
A woman is caught with her boobs as weapons, as she sprays a Sheriff with her breast milk in Delaware; laugh at yoga not cause it looks silly , but cause this is 'laughter yoga'; writing to heal Syrian wounds running deep; the journey to Gaza by 'flotilla' is set to be a fraught one; Death of kids at weddings by celebratory gunfire really should be a thing of the past.
Sheikha Moza of Qatar is rumored to have shelled out hefty sums on trimming her bum (though we think she looked great, elegant and toned enough to seat those buttocks at the hostess chair of the 2022 home World Cup); Syrian actors in the limelight for 'childish' Assad support; Ever stayed awake worrying about space for books in the full world?; & 5 emerging careers in Beirut.
June 27, 2011
(From a girl's point of view) a peek into the world of man-talk; Back to Tahrir square to get to the bottom of the killings- martyrs, not thugs; Introducing Arabic books to kids; and find out what else Facebook has got up its sleeve.
A humorous take on the breaking-up scenario and a 'how-to guide like wiki-how but with a sardonic twist; Why tattoo your eyebrows? People as products; and the USA condones potential warfare on a flotilla charity boat.
June 26, 2011
Irbid has a substantial case of worker sex abuse in factories: uncovered; the Gaza flotilla and on what grounds Israel has banned it, though it carries Jewish Americans; How to spend your idle time this summer (if you are endowed with weeks of summer vacation).
Today the Baghdad of old is unrecognizable after the impact of an invasion; Being the 'organizer' of your friend-group has its drawbacks; How Beirut trumps Dubai in at least some departments; and while a baby's gender is the product of accident, our gender discrimination is relentless nonetheless; and celebrating working women who pioneer the bendy road to equality.
June 25, 2011
Sounds Shakespearean and definitely tragic when a man gauges his wife's eyes out for whatever perceived crime (in this case the crime of further studies); Paris Hilton takes a best friend (forever) in Kuwait; Was Hitler Christian? Well more likely than Jew or Muslim; Voting in Lebanon for 2013 elections; 6 myths about Arab revolutions; and an Iranian prisoner hunger strikes to death.
June 23, 2011
A round-up of recent 'shock-value' sex slavery or coercing-children news to be picked out from the Gulf news but presented to you in a neat digest: concubines and child-brides while common in Medieval times have less of a place in today's society; and celebrating Egypt's initiative by a woman to really implement a change in the way things are done around here.
On being an Egyptian woman in Egypt, and fully expecting the sexual harassment that comes with the territory (Sarcasm warning label); A forecast of change for each and every Arab nation; a version of the shoe-throwing game that became a 'hit' with the Bush-Turkish shoe-throwing incident; and why a blogger cares less about Saudi women driving now.
June 22, 2011
A wife confesses her secret life to her husband; on marrying raped women; watching 2 protests for one country in another; the injustice of orphan classification and status in Jordan (and probably elsewhere)
The Arabic guide to living in the US- starting with the law; Israel is not impressed with the Apple application 3rd Intifada; When religious upbringing's backfire; and can you spare the time to read about 'guilt' without feeling guilty?
June 21, 2011
Coming clean that you belong to one of the clans of Beirut party city (whether you like it or not); a disappointing speech from a disappointing President,; How to use Facebook at work without looking unprofessional; and in solidarity with Saudi women who seek to drive, and in support of a 'drive' to be rid of sexual harassment to woman in the Middle East.
Celebrating Abdil Halim's greatest 'love' his music, and our love of this immortalized popular Egyptian singer; women will be women and they might play their games; staying dry under water; and more analysis on the Assad's speech; as well as the very Middle Eastern battle against sexual harassment- from Beirut to Cairo.