With Saudi increasing oil output, along with several other factors, the world can expect cheap gas prices once again; Special OPs is too special for the MENA region; a shawarma at home; and what the Qur'an says about women, in picture
"Now, a convergence of forces is weighing on petro-rulers' nerves: Europe's economic crisis; a slowdown in Chinese growth including the demand for oil; a steep decline in U.S. oil consumption with a simultaneous rise in domestic oil production; and a determined effort by petroleum colossus Saudi Arabia to build up global inventories.
It is perhaps the last data point -- Saudi Arabia's aggressive actions to lower prices by pumping some 10 million barrels a day -- that might seem baffling given Riyadh's economic stake in the oil game. But Verleger, the Colorado-based oil economist, says the Saudi rationale is clear, and linked to the kingdom's traditional long game."
"Spec Ops: The Line, an original third person modern military shooter by 2K Games, coming to the world on June 26 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC is banned in the region.
According to The National, The battle scenes in Spec Ops: The Line are set against familiar landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa that have been ravaged by powerful sandstorms."
A pictorial how-to- on making shwara in the comforts of your won home:
The best shawarma I have ever had was at Siddiq in Damascus... So, if I feel like having shawarma these days I make my own.
Obviously not the way they make it at Siddiq or even elsewhere – ie. by layering the meat onto a large skewer which is then put to rotate in front of a vertical grill – but the way my Lebanese butcher in London taught me: by slicing the meat into long thin slivers and marinating it before sauteing it quickly over a medium-high heat."
A beautiful portait of a young woman with her hair blowing in the wind, exuding innocence and freedom. The catch: , according to the artist, it is painted entirely of verses from the Qur'an honoring women.