The low down on TED for those who seek a briefing on what TED involves exactly.
"I thought some of you might be interested in this. This is the press release announcing TEDxAbuDhabiU.
"Abu Dhabi university is proud to announce that the first ever TEDxAbuDhabiU will be hosted on its campus in Abu Dhabi on 23 April 2011 from 10am to 3pm."
As a foreigner in Amman, the good to come out of the revolutions is the new found confidence to speak, says Mama Bean.
"The present times in the region are very, very interesting. It’s sort of nice to be able to step back and watch from the perspective of a semi-outsider. While I have a vested interested in ensuring Jordan remains safe, I’m not thrilled about Egypt as most people here are. It doesn’t move me at some visceral level. It’s just an interesting thing happening not too far away that may turn out to be a good thing and may turn out to be a bad one."
Micheline offers a guest voice on the comedy of Syrian politics.
"It was almost 34 years ago, in August 1977. A comedian, I reasoned, should feel at home in Middle East politics. So I turned to my then heroine reporter Jumana Nuwayri at Monday Morning, the English-language weekly magazine I founded in Beirut in 1972. I asked her to talk Middle East politics with Duraid Lahham."
Is this wedding advert in Beirut for beauty salon promoting its services with a bill board showing lesbian union?
"After the threesome proposed by BLC, now comes this... Now that weddings season will soon be kicking off in full gear, photographers, hairdressers, make-up artists will soon (if they haven't started already) be displaying their packages to brides-to-be... Except that George Mattar's (hair and beauty salon) comes with a twist - I believe it tackles some sort of same-sex marriage."