December 8, 2011
Joseph and Mary's Facebook nativity story; Bethlehem, the Home of Christmas: Top Destinations; A Palestinian and an Israeli call for having those difficult conversations; A Jordanian blogger voices his opinion on transparency.
December 7, 2011
One Jordanian blogger states that what defines Jordan as "different" is its Royals' approachability and openness; Google promotes entrepreneurship in Egypt; Creativity and knowledge: a marriage made in marketing heaven.
Further criticisms of al-Subhi's controversial study on the effects of female drivers on Saudi Arabian society; Was the bombing near the British embassy in Bahrain just a coincidence? ; A Syrian blogger questions the benefits of the current regime; If we live longer, does religion get harder?
December 6, 2011
What started out as a robbery ends up becoming a good deed; Is Beirut losing its architectural heritage? ; Nokia pairs designers and journalists for a spot of app innovation; Academic Joshua Landis gives run down of Syria's more detailed reports and interviews.
Sawt, a new web app, makes finding Arab indie music easier; Razan Ghazzawi didn't know the political significance of her blog; "The Syrian Dream" gives 21 steps to help the revolution; One academic and writer says that revolution's history is beyond the headlines.
December 5, 2011
Lebanon has less electricity than ever before with some regions reporting 8 minutes per day; Honor killings in the UK get attention; One Israeli prisoner's hunger strike was more effective than thousands of counterpart Palestinian prisoners' cries for help; And a Lebanese designer shares all with learning tips.
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.