Blogs Roundup

February 8, 2012

A Still from the video "Shit Middle Eastern Guys Say".
14:38 GMT
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.
Shown for illustrative purposes- Writing: Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
09:01 GMT
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

Shown for illustrative purposes- Could this sexist perception change with more women behind the camera?
14:39 GMT
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!
Jordan's military has toughened up over the last decade.
10:33 GMT
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

Shown strictly for illustrative purposes- Hilary Clinton speaks to the Press at the UN Security Council meeting on Syria.
15:08 GMT
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.
Ayotallah Khomeini's cardboard replica doing the rounds. Looks just like the real thing.
12:59 GMT
Iran goes the unconventional route with the 33rd anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's return- by having a cardboard cut-out of him travel around the country- No, seriously; Egypt's university student unions are set to protest; Egypt- from Camel Battle to teargas; Beginning or end, there is no middle for this blogger; "Satan's" bad day at the office- sketch.

February 5, 2012

Honor killings are considered misrepresentations of holy texts.
14:34 GMT
In light of the recent honor killing shocker in Canada, a Canadian imam intends to release a fatwa opposing honor killings; The conundrum of sexual harassment for women; Show your support for the Syrian people; Vittorio Arrigoni's birthday postmortem.
Shown for illustrative purposes- Demonstrating actors in New York, speaking out against Bashar and Putin.
11:02 GMT
Separated by thirty years, parallels between the Homs and Hama massacres cannot be overlooked; It's looking like murder by number in Egypt; An in depth look at the Port Said tragedy; Muslim protesters show that NYPD so-called "anti-terrorist" training is unacceptable.

February 4, 2012

A still from the controversial Israeli Samsung Galaxy Tablet advert. Apparently, these buffoons are meant to be Mosaad agents. Plausibility is not the advert's strong point.
16:34 GMT
Samsung could be banned in Iran over an Israeli commercial that it had no hand in producing; Protests in Cairo and Suez leave several injured and two dead; Natural Beauty vs. Silicone Beauty; The negative effects of media on women and society; The main points of the Syrian National Council head, Burhan Ghalioun's interview.

February 2, 2012

Taken from their Facebook page, this is a slice of what we are to expect from Pizza Hut Kuwait.
14:44 GMT
Pizza Hut in Kuwait is set to make the largest pizza shaped as the Kuwaiti flag; Palestine's battle will be fought in the PR office, not a war field; Lebanon tries its hand at memes; Children craft adorable miniature cats and trucks from recycled material- CUTE; A foreigner in a Jordanian taxi- hilarity ensues.
Ahli players being rushed to safety.
10:42 GMT
An Egyptian blogger's perspective from an "Ahli" Team supporter's point of view; An environmentalist's journey: how this specialist got into the environment field; Wise words for dissertation writers; How to turn dying leftover balloons into something pretty.

February 1, 2012

Shown for illustrative purposes.
16:26 GMT
Music distributor, Music Master, has shut down its Kuwaiti operations due to censorship of foreign language albums and artwork; The dilemma of Palestinian refugees; Apparently, foreign wives to Saudi nationals must be weary of taking on too much of their husband's culture.
Shown for illustrative purposes.
10:33 GMT
A sterile German man paid his neighbor to impregnate his wife. But after a whopping 72 attempts and no pregnancy, the plot thickens; Lebanese politics according to fattoush and tabbouleh; BETA- Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals! ; Kuwait's Historical Vintage and Classical Car Museum- a hidden gem.

January 31, 2012

Be careful what you tweet!
14:36 GMT
A Tweet about "destroying America" gets a British man arrested at the airport; Freedom of Speech- damned if you do, damned if you don't; Being weird is nothing be ashamed of; The Muppets fire back at Fox News.
Taken from HM Queen Rania's Facebook page, here is an intimate family moment celebrating HM King Abdullah II's birthday with his son who also had a birthday.
10:48 GMT
HM King Abdullah just turned 50! Here' s all you ever wanted to know about his life; Jordan's Queen Alia Airport, one of the worst in the world? Surely not; Lara Fabian's Lebanese fiasco - blah blah blah, nobody cares; Fall in love with GIFs- you know you want to; Your guide to eating out without becoming morbidly obese.