Blogs Roundup

November 22, 2011

The beginning of the end for Arab Christians-- Is the original breed of Christianity to become extinct with the revolutions?
When did survival of the fittest exclude Arabs of the Christian variety/
13:41 GMT
A dying breed-- Arab Christians under threat? Israel's new plans for a "segregated" Jewish development in northern Israel ignore this Palestinian plot of land; Is this a country of free press and even 'freer' action (to bulldoze Palestinian property); The return of Tahrir -- just when you thought they'd had their day at Tahrir; And Beirut's solution to its polluted landscape: a green 'Beirutopia'.
The Cedar flags come out in celebration of unity rather than in demonstration or political posturing & stirring: 22.11.11.
12:37 GMT
Lebanese Independence Day 2011, like other years in the Lebanese calendar is a subdued almost unsettling celebration of unity and all things Lebanon; A Lebanese pop-icon is back in action in Lebanon's 'twin' pleasure capital Dubai; Lebanon vis-a-vis Australia; and the naked question redressed for Egypt?

November 21, 2011

Jeddah's tragic school fire of 2002 became the story of trapped schoolgirls unable to leave their high-walled 'haremed' classrooms in time.
14:28 GMT
Unlike the fire of 2002 at Jeddah, the school girls got out alive, helped by the teacher heroics; How to tie your scarf, men and women; AUB-Gate: a scandal for Beirut's pride and joy Alma Mater; Arab sanctions proposed for Syria; And an apple for the teacher (featured in honor of the Saudi deceased teachers).
Back to Tahrir, the kids come out to play.
09:47 GMT
Egypt Tahrir kids carry on with the struggle against their new enemy, a tempting treat to some Gazan food specialty and when sharing is not caring (the downsides of marriage).

November 20, 2011

Israelis stoked up by the dare-devil Egyptian girl Aliaa Megdah AlMahdi are used to 'free love' with their 'Love Parade' spin off tradition. This scandalous show comes as less a surprise in Israel than it would in an Arab population as Egypt. Photo credit to Anat Cohen, courtesy of YnetNews.
12:26 GMT
Israelis strip for Egypt: When it takes nudity & 'humor' to bring Israel to the same side of the fence as Arabs; Egypt & Israel's cross-'border' tensions are forgotten for one candid moment of females freeing themselves from clothes & politics; Lebanon press is displeased with their leader rendition of Benetton's 'Love' or unhate campaign; Syria's future; And interfaith marriage.
(Left) Saudi Arabia ponders a decision to clamp down on attractive, particularly stunning, eyes; while Egypt shows more and more flesh in at least one revolutionary stunt. See more on Aliaa's stated position in Al Bawaba's special Blog Roundup.
10:48 GMT
Why 'she' posed naked, shares the revolutionary stripper for Egypt in an exclusive to CNN that has seared through cybersphere faster than the speed of Arab revolutions!; Gay Day scheduled for Egypt's start of 2012; Saudi ladies should show less eye! And more...

November 19, 2011

Seif al Islam, the Heir Apparent to late father Muammar Gaddafi, is no longer at large in the Libyan political community.
14:15 GMT
The Last Gaddafi King of Libya is captured, wounded; World leaders kissing and making up for 'United' Colors of Benetton; How Lebanon is similar to Japan; Why Jordan should model itself on South Korea and Finland; And Miss Lebanon remarks make a scandalous stir on the Congo.

November 18, 2011

Brother disapproves sister's love match in another 'honor' killing, Jordan.
04:23 GMT
Jordanian 18 year-old brother decapitates sister when he doesn't like her choice in men; Here's looking at Kuwait the morning after the parliament palava; Angry Arab comment on Syria.

November 17, 2011

Kuwait dives into the Arab regional fray by storming parliament.
15:21 GMT
Kuwait acquires a hashtag and a raison d'aitre to join the revolution against corruption; Designer medicines in a pharmacy near you; The Syrian revolution finds its way into an Apple application; And Benetton gets 'unliked' to boost its marketing.

November 16, 2011

Aliaa el Mahdi, Egyptian revolutionary blogger, laid herself before the cameras in protest at long-standing sexual harassment of female activists.
16:19 GMT
Egyptian revolutionary politics gets steamy; Lebanon Beats South Korea in Football (updated); Lebanon Beats Own Record in Political Farce; Internet tips and tricks, and more.
Out with the old Egyptian elections and in with the new 'reformed' electoral contest.
09:51 GMT
There is every reason to panic ahead of Egypt's imminent first post-Mubarak election, says Lynch, but don't; Is Lebanon's football victory a premature celebration by a very excitable nation? Early warning signs of fascism straight from Occupied Wall 'Pogrom'; And the 'art' of reading and writing transposed into the Sciences as the new 'maths and physics'.

November 15, 2011

Should the Hijab stay the preserve of woman folk? Men should try it before commenting or having a say, say some bold women in Egypt standing up to the hijab wave that threatens to make veiled changes post Mubarak Egypt.
14:30 GMT
Egyptian women on a mission to keep their women safe from the (forced) veil or hijab try to involve men; New York Times and Iraqi break dancing; a sleepless night with mosquitoes for company; One Wedding and 3 Suitors; And how to sculpt an apartheid state with a calculator.
King Hussein of Jordan ruled from 1952-1999, the year of his death. How would the Father of Modern Jordan have viewed these changing Arabian times?
09:49 GMT
Marking King Hussein's birth anniversary, and pondering how he would have felt about the new Awakened Middle East of 2011; Haifa Wehbe and Snoop Dog?; Solving Lebanon's electricity shortage chronic dilemma; And a gift that requires a manual and a will to learn and create.

November 14, 2011

How many slaves work for you? Find out by taking the survey.
15:00 GMT
Are you a slave-owner? Count your slaves!; Qatari Taxi drivers trained; And to settle or not to settle, (and we don't mean Palestinian land, but relinquishing singledom)-- from the diaries of a single Arab woman.
An Arab girl smoking Hookah, is it a shame?
09:42 GMT
Do Arab women have it hard? Miss World 2011 in photos- look, watch and stare! And find out what happens when you flush a toilet in the world's tallest building.