August 13, 2011
Nowadays with a lot of our confidential security information locked into email accounts, people may need access once (God forbid) you are gone- unless you can log in from the heavens of course; What was with that Lebanon East Beirut explosion exactly; A girlfriend deals with her sexually abused boyfriend's dark past; Pedophilia in Hollywood; And more Beirut Spring tid-bits.
August 11, 2011
Ramadan delivers a mosque for Dubai; a glimpse at Stephen Hawking's universe devoid of faith, at this month of focusing on faith; the merits of the fruits salad; and what's in an iPhone 5, you may ask?
While Britain burnt, Turks behaved well, Brits wished for (Arab) Dictator or Army to crush rioting mobs
While London was burning, the Turks were fending their stores, and others', from ruin, and meanwhile many white Brits called for the army to quell the chaos through military force- but David Cameron was not Dictator enough; looking back at destruction of a bigger scale than fire can unleash- Hiroshima in pictures; and Jordan's King Abdullah is keeping his youth happy by talks.
August 10, 2011
The Do's and Don't's of meeting your boyfriend's Arab parents; A blogger commemorates own 10-year milestone of Ramadans fasted; Egyptians are old hands at protests- the Egyptian perspective on London riots; When you hold up Al Jazeera International against AJ Arabic; an Islamophobia plugs her latest anti-Islam offering; Surveying Ramadan through international images.
In Lebanon, still living at home and eating Mom's cooking- what about when you become a parent? The digital community gets political with 'Mayor of the Internet'; Using sand to depict cultural heritage in Palestine; Pop tragedies of 2011; and recalling major events of 1981.
August 9, 2011
While London rioters are trashing up their high streets, raiding phone and computer stores, the world remembers images of Egyptian protestors cleaning up after themselves! Tips for first-time divers; a tale of a salty Suhoor (or midnight snack); and finding Gays in Amman.
The London Riots which made London's count as the Big Smoke, particularly last night, as people exclaimed: "London's Burning" and how they measure up to the Arab Spring; Back to musing on the Arab Uprisings; Somalia is still starving; and the Syrian regime is facing external Arab Opposition in the anti-Assad Arabian coalition.
August 8, 2011
The anniversary of Iran/ Iraq; On the counter revolution to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out of Egyptian power led internally by the man who Twitter mocked Islam; Syrian sources are far and few between but a soldier speaks out- whether he speaks truth or not; Traveling around the world in a minute; and Palestine is going back to basics.
World's first website celebrates its 20th birthday- 20 years today since the internet struck a 'revolutionary' chord in the Middle East; not losing sight of the bigger picture that is Palestine; What's the difference between a film and a movie? Mubarak was pro-Revolution Jan 25!
August 7, 2011
Israeli protests both claim to be more slick and professional than neighbors at Tahrir, but also do concede that the Palestine question needs to be addressed within these issue holistically; Whose Feminism is it anyway? The return of a food chain for 'hungry' Ramadan fasters, 'Clamping' down on VIP road users in the Gulf; and Mr. Bean's Back with more hair-raising escapades.
Can women post Arab-Spring be presidents? We very much doubt it; Austria gives Syria a good hiding in economic terms; What the people really think of the Syrian regime; An 'Arab' excursion to Filistin with a difference- meeting Arabs in a Palestine setting; Ever heard of the game Connect 4? Well try Connect 5 in a blog game-frame.
August 6, 2011
One blogger asks the question of males giving them particular scenarios of why the virginity was lost; Ramadan's top venues in Amman- What's hot, what's not? Gamers from Lebanon and Arabia can welcome in a new Cyber forum for gaming; A Palestine soap opera this Ramadan; And Muslim statistics on Shariaa penalties throw up surprises.
August 4, 2011
Explanation of the root of the problem with garlic and straight-up solutions to alleviate the deadly smell; From Tahrir to Martyr: A picture story of Beirut's Martyr Square; An interview with an authority on Syria; Why Mubarak and Saddam's trials are not the same; Revving up the internet in Lebanon; And Ramadan rituals in Gaza.
If you're over 25, female and unmarried and in the Middle East, you're going to face a torrent of questions- so here's a taste; Car window tints are illegal, even in Arabia where the sun is scorching and conservative is understood; More classics from the advertising world of Lebanon; Harry Potter speaking Syrian:dialect: Is this a dubbing trick or a magic trick?
August 3, 2011
Sad but true: a man was found in his bedroom in Beirut dead by Sheesha/ Arguileh/ Hookah, if you prefer; Angry Arab railing at the privileged Jewish faith compared to the suppressed, policed Islamic one; Raising millions, but still not feeding Somalia's starving young; Robert Fisk offers insights into the fate & fall-out of Mubarak on trial; and Dear Mr. President, with love Palestine.