Blogs Roundup

May 26, 2012

Egyptian election officials open ballot box before counting ballots at a polling station in Cairo on May 24, 2012.
23:32 GMT
Check out the latest news about the elections in Egypt; Summer in Damascus; A tour around Duke’s Diwan in Amman.

May 24, 2012

Is making a Christian wear a hijab like making a Muslim wear a cross?
14:00 GMT
A Christian Arab woman won't wear a hijab and gets canned from her job; Arab countries still lacking freedom in the press; Converting from one Smartphone cult to another; and Syria showing signs of Internet freedom with Google
Egyptian women voting
07:48 GMT
Ladies that vote and how they did it; is it the stupidest transition in history?; Egyptian women making history not just at the polling stations; is Muslim Brotherhood contender Mohammed Mursi more CEO than president?

May 23, 2012

Queues around the block
11:26 GMT
Get to the back of the line: voters tell candidates to wait their turn; No more room for grey in a black and white vote; it's all a matter of facts and figures; the importance of citizen journalism; all the choices are bad choices for Nadia el Awady.

May 22, 2012

Middle East companies need to learn how to market to women
14:11 GMT
Middle East companies need to learn how to market to women; Consumerism is not the way forward for one Middle Eastern woman; Sand Monkey derides Western weddings (oh and gives his take on the Egyptian elections); Under my Olive Tree gets to grips with a vital issue for women all over the world: domestic violence
George Michael visited boyfriend Fadi Fawaz's old Lebanese stomping grounds
08:11 GMT
Former Wham crooner shows the world Beirut is safe (at least for a night) and that all we have to do is take these lies and make them true; a battle of Italian sports car titans; and the union between Saudi and Bahrain that never happened

May 21, 2012

Why would anyone not want to see this building? We have 10 reasons.
12:51 GMT
A fellow Arab goes off on Dubai and leaves little reason why anyone should visit; You will not believe what Saudis are doing now; The aftermath of a Lebanese fight; and an opportunity for cultural exchange in Jordan
There are at least 10 things you must do while in Jordan
09:30 GMT
A low budget, earthy take on the best Amman has to offer, complete with slideshow! A funny look at the crazy dictators of our era; Are Sunnis shooting themselves in the foot in Lebanon? and America from an Egyptian perspective.

May 20, 2012

UN Peacekeepers found that wearing blue made them easy targets
19:17 GMT
Instead of observing peace, the UN Team fled from live bullets and constant taunting from Syrians; Protesters in Iraq don't want Turkey in their sand, which leads to a Turkish response; a look at some amazing Arab Inspired living rooms
The Sinai Region has been exposed to an inlfux of armed militants in the past months
07:30 GMT
Breaking news about an assassination of one of the tribal leaders of Sinai's famous Al Sawaraka tribe; Lebanese are not thrilled with the big beards of their own Salafi countrymen; and weddings in Saudi done right

May 19, 2012

The Algerian singer Warda.
12:32 GMT
The famous Algerian singer Warda passed away at age of 72; Iran is setting plans to sue Google for it's Maps Services; And Google released Schemer app and website to help people plan and accomplish their goals in life.

May 17, 2012

Are these clowns or Zionists in disguise?
00:16 GMT
It seems even something as innocent as a circus can stir things up for some Pro-Palestinian activists; Is 'Dear' the English equivalent to Habibi? and the censorship of graffiti in Syria is coming to Lebanon as well.
A Manhattan Skyline in Yemen with Mud Buildings
08:57 GMT
These are the tallest mud buildings in the entire world and form a fortress for its 7000 residents; Frustation from an average Syrian about the state of affairs; What do we know about the Egyptian Jews prior to Nakba Day?

May 16, 2012

Hejabis strut their veiled stuff
11:04 GMT
Is hejab, the Islamic veil, losing its Islamic purpose and becoming a fashion trend; Palestinian mother's suffer the hunger of their imprisoned sons; 79th day of Hunger Strike still going strong.
Bumper to Bumper in Egypt is an all too common sight
07:38 GMT
With 200K in seed money, Google has chosen a winner of its Egyptian Traffic App competition; One Egyptian blogger shares her tales of road rage and obvious need for this new app; and a fun pictorial review of the argeelah pipe in all facets of Lebanese life.