December 5, 2011
As a Tunisian actress reveals some of her assets, we ask Is female nudity becoming a new habit in the Middle East? ; A female blogger arrested on Jordan's borders; Is removing Amman's public benches going to far? ; An American academic questions the U.S.'s arrogance.
December 4, 2011
Women driving in Saudi Arabia is feared internally to lead to all manner of debauchery such as de-flowering, homosexuality and pornography and by keeping female drivers from taking to the roads, KSA is preserving virginity; Zionism turns against American Jews; Saudi scholarship students under the spotlight; On a Syrian state within a state; And 'I am happiest when....'
Are their no human rights for people living in Qatar with AIDs: deporting HIV positive expatriate workers; 2011 renders 45 most powerful images at least; First stage Egyptian election results; Teenagers write their own eulogies and sharing their presentiments for how they will be 'lost' as blogging adults; Boycotting Israeli products to take Apartheid off the menu.
December 3, 2011
Syrians add a newly imposed iPhone ban to their list of grievances by the Syrian Regime; and the UAE celebrates its young age of 40 with a show of national unity; Another 40th for a world-helping hand, MSF; Lebanon's gets added corrupt credentials; And Palestinians from Jaffa live in cramped degraded way; Jordan says its sorry.
December 1, 2011
Lebanese soldiers get competitively macho and blood flows; Circassian heritage is in the details; Palestinian woman inspires to break down walls of desperation.
Cat-calling= sexual harassment or harmless banter?; The difficulty of choice in today's ill-defined world; After Palestine Day comes World Aid's Day; And writing for the sake of writing.
November 30, 2011
The Saudi woman driving on YouTube has been commended by Foreign Policy journal for her efforts broadcast to the world, as has our very own Saudi Woman blogger; How is the Syrian pound faring against the dollar? A Wahabi plot in Syria uncovered; Windows Phone-- is it for you? A Lebanon rape-murder causes a disturbing fall-out (for a disturbing crime).
Mark Twain who today turns 176 if he were with us, has been quoted in an Israel-Palestine sense, to the disservice of the Palestinian cause, but could remind us how to look at things in a light, wickedly humorous way; Kuwait's incongruous instability-- getting to grips with parliamentarian deadlock; Israel's logic addressed; Anecdotal love gets naughty; And top global thinkers.
Yesterday was International Solidarity with Palestine Day, how did Palestinians mark their snatched spotlight from the Egyptian elections; A complicated electoral system made some sense of; The Egyptian sense of humor comes out trumps again; And voices against Bashar al-Assad back-pedal on former support.
November 29, 2011
Straight from the Egyptian elections that are capturing the world's gaze as the first round unravels; On an Arab habit of Anglicizing otherwise ordinary Arabic names- is there any need in today's global society? Arabic aesthetics of typography versus substance of gripping politics and news; And International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
November 28, 2011
As queues of voters take their positions to vote in Egypt's parliamentary elections, Google develops a tool to us in navigating the complicated scene of voting that is Egypt's; After Israel threatens to ban electricity and water, a blogger wonders if 'air' is next; Rachel Corrie in a hit-song; And games from Jordan and Palestine.
A local blogger introduces his own 'Jewish question'; Mideastern Bloggers are still getting punished; And what of the new Libyan currency in new democratically-aspiring Libya?
November 27, 2011
A womanizing charmer as a best friend; The latest on the stand-off between the Arab League and Syria is like versus like; Love training- and how relationships are like 'jobs'; A tank tries to flatten protesters in Saudi; the anti-pork campaign spreads in Qatar.
A sordid tale of a woman leaving her prayers to walk home and facing a violent finish from a sick man opens up a can of sectarian worms, anti-Syria sentiment and debate on workers and immigration; To vote or not to vote on the Egyptian morrow; And 'Time' editorial lines of the world contrast to that of the USA.
November 26, 2011
The Arabic language storms Twitter with plenty of Tweet-worthy material spilling out of the Middle East; 2011 - a year to remember; Mona Al Tahawy straight out of Tahrir; Saudi Arabia and Iran and war not peace? And a Mideastern voice speaks out against gender violence.