March 24, 2012
Excitement mounts for the Arab Idol Finale and the gloves are off as two ladies vouch for the top spot; Shortlisted titles for the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)- with excerpts; Springtime in Jordan!
March 22, 2012
A Kazakh female athlete was horrified when the Kuwaiti sporting event she was attending played the Borat parody instead of the actual national anthem of her country; Revolutionary art! ; Photoshop CS6 beta's release- why you should be excited?
Omar Sharif Jr., the grandson of the esteemed Egyptian actor, comes out as gay and admits to being half-Jewish, but would like to visit Egypt someday; Iranian-American reality TV!- More 'Jersey Shore' than 'All-American Muslim'; 10 Ways Israel has shown the Palestinians its utmost appreciation; Beautiful Arabic typography.
March 21, 2012
Al Bawaba has been reporting on the tragic death of the Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III the entire week. As he was laid to rest, the blososphere was filled with condolences for the late religious leader.
If there is anything that Arabs love in unison, it is their mothers! Here's a special roundup to that special lady who embodies Wonder Woman and more, but to us, her name is merely, 'mama'.
March 20, 2012
We highlight the best of the female Arab writers in contemporary literature; Egyptian novelist Sonallah Ibrahim discusses writing on sensitive topics in the Middle East; A book as a docking station? Why not.
Whenever women's rights are overlooked, there is the constant reminder that this woman is someone's mother, sister or daughter. This mother's day, we take a look at the women's issues taking center stage as of late.
March 19, 2012
After a night of passion, an Egyptian woman cuts her husband into pieces and feeds him to strays; Poverty and marriage- a growing problem; Kuwait's female politician deficiency; Pinning for a cause- one Pinterest user gets philanthropic; These soaps look good enough to eat- literally.
For those of you dying to know what's the latest on social media trends, here's an update on what's going on from Pinterest to Wordpress; The Coptic community pays its final respects to Pope Shenouda III; From worst to best city, western media can't shift its bipolar opinion on Beirut; Occupy Wall Street in pictures.
March 18, 2012
The Ethiopian maid, who was beaten in front of her embassy in Lebanon, has unearthed debates on domestic workers in the Middle East; WikiLeaks founder might be running for the Australian senate; The Kony 2012 Campaign- Naive? ; Interview with Palestinian hunger striker Hana Shalabi's sister; Is the Arab Spring good news for Palestine?
From trying to cover up the Assad E-mails to sexualizing the revolution, for what should Syria prepare itself? ; The Coptic Church is already discussing whose next to take over after Pope Shenouda III; More on Lebanon's rotten meats situation.
March 17, 2012
Lent can be colored with a tint of sorrow this year. A man of both religion and politics, the death of Pope Shenouda III has caused a sense of mourning across Egypt in the Middle East. As a defender of Palestinian rights and a believer in religious coexistence, he receives a blogging ovation.
March 15, 2012
Although Syria's revolutions turns 1 today, all everyone can talk about where those Assad E-mails; Blogger ponder the fate of printed books as Encyclopedia Britannica is set to go out of print; Babe bombing- the most fun a girl can have at Salafi rally.
Scandal broke when The Guardian sent shockwaves around the world causing a real-life 'Assad-Gate' after getting its hands on thousands of leaked E-mails from the Middle East's least favorite presidential couple Bashar and Asma Assad. From jocular E-mails to shopping sprees, the Assads' already damaged PR image is beyond repair.
March 14, 2012
Just when you thought Lebanon had enough problems, the Lebanese government is proposing the Lebanese Internet Regulation Act (LIRA). As #StopLira is trending, here's everything you need to know about this new law. Could such Internet regulation laws start trending in the Middle East?