Al Bawaba - Blog Roundup http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en President Obama's ISIL strategy has more holes than Swiss cheese http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/isil-strategy-obama-weak-604441 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/isil-strategy-obama-weak-604441" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/swiss_cheese.jpg" alt="A block of swiss cheese. (Wikipedia)" title="A block of swiss cheese. (Wikipedia)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.juancole.com/2014/09/contradictions-emerging-strategy.html">Informed Comment</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/09/15/egyptian-blogger-alaa-abd-el-fattah-released-on-bail/">Global Voices Online</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://crazyinkuwait.blogspot.com.tr/2014/09/stray-memories-banned-book-written-by.html">Crazy in Kuwait</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/video-activists-assaulted-arrested-protesting-israeli-theater-amsterdam">Electronic Inifada</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/isil-strategy-obama-weak-604441#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:41:59 +0000 604441 at http://www.albawaba.com The iOS 8 gives users amazing photo apps, continuity, and more http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/ios8-new-photo-604427 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/ios8-new-photo-604427" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/BlogRoundup/ios-8-apple.jpg" alt="The iOS 8 is the newest operating system for Apple&#039;s media devices." title="The iOS 8 is the newest operating system for Apple&#039;s media devices." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://thejrexpress.com/2014/09/15/whats-new-in-ios-8/">The JR Express</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://pow.photos/2014/international-pow-9-15-sept/">POW</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://tlkabtmovies.com/2014/09/15/the-giver-2014/">Let&#039;s Talk Abt the Movies</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/ios8-new-photo-604427#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:02:17 +0000 604427 at http://www.albawaba.com Cut Qatar a break! Gulf country not as sinister as most depict them http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/qatar-good-evil-604213 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/qatar-good-evil-604213" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/qatar.jpg" alt="The flag belonging to the Gulf state Qatar." title="The flag belonging to the Gulf state Qatar." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://thegulfblog.com/2014/09/15/qatar-just-isnt-that-evil/">The Gulf Blog</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://inkontheside.com/2014/09/15/awesome-future-advice-dad/">Ink on the Side</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://mustapha.me/2014/09/do-apps-that-count-your-footsteps-work/">Mustapha Hamoui Geek&#039;s Blog</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/zionist-group-publishes-target-list-anti-israel-us-professors">Electronic Inifada</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/qatar-good-evil-604213#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:42:22 +0000 604213 at http://www.albawaba.com Egyptian diver ready to plunge over 350m to break world record http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/egypt-diving-record-604049 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/egypt-diving-record-604049" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/diving_med.jpg" alt="A scuba diver in the Mediterranean sea. (Shutterstock)" title="A scuba diver in the Mediterranean sea. (Shutterstock)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.madamasr.com/content/egyptian-break-world-record-scuba-diving">Mada Masr</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://tlkabtmovies.com/2014/09/14/lets-be-cops-2014/">Let&#039;s Talk About Movies</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.juancole.com/2014/09/palestinians-mediterranean-capsizing.html">Informed Comment</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/egypt-diving-record-604049#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:08:27 +0000 604049 at http://www.albawaba.com More bark than bite: ISIL is not as strong as it looks http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/isil-weak-reality-603817 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/isil-weak-reality-603817" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/isis-flag.jpg" alt="An ISIL fighter carries a flag." title="An ISIL fighter carries a flag." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up 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href="/blog_roundup/isil-arab-countries-apathy-603715" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/kerry-erdogan-gaza.jpg" alt="Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan." title="Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.juancole.com/2014/09/decline-resources-against.html">Informed Comment</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/lebanon/563508-isis-is-everywhere">Now Media Online</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/palestinian-authority-foils-new-gaza-war-crimes-probe">Electronic Intifada</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://whatrhymeswithellen.com/2014/09/13/fear-that-incites-fear-muslim-names-in-post-911-usa-by-marwan-sarieddine/">What Rhymes with Ellen</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/isil-arab-countries-apathy-603715#comments Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:53:58 +0000 603715 at http://www.albawaba.com Arab Atheists: No longer an oxymoron, non-believer numbers are growing http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/arab-atheists-growing-603519 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div 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Comment</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.madamasr.com/content/cheney-criticizes-suspension-military-aid-egypt">Mada Masr</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://im7mad.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/gaza-humanity-challenge/">im 7mad</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://xkcd.com/1420/">xkcd</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/arab-atheists-growing-603519#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:13:21 +0000 603519 at http://www.albawaba.com Crimes Against Human Vanity: Horrible Arab fashion trends http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/fashion-arab-bad-603145 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/fashion-arab-bad-603145" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/BlogRoundup/arab_makeup_ugly.jpg" alt="The excessive use of makeup is just one of the ways some Arab women take fashion a little too far. (YouTube)" title="The excessive use of makeup is just one of the ways some Arab women take fashion a little too far. (YouTube)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://ivysays.com/2014/09/11/6-more-arab-crimes-against-beauty/">Ivy Says</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/israeli-officer-admits-ordering-lethal-strike-own-soldier-during-gaza-massacre">Electronic Intifada</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/09/10/lebanon-blocks-six-porn-sites-sparks-fears-of-further-censorship/">Global Voices Online</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/fashion-arab-bad-603145#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:00:00 +0000 603145 at http://www.albawaba.com America has the same rate of child homicide victims as Iraq http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/america-child-murder-iraq-603099 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/america-child-murder-iraq-603099" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/child_murder.jpg" alt="A child being murdered in America is just as likely in Iraq. " title="A child being murdered in America is just as likely in Iraq. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.juancole.com/2014/09/child-homicide-unicef.html">Informed Comment</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.madamasr.com/content/orphanage-manager-sentenced-3-years-beating-children">Mada Masr</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/reportsfeatures/563253-anti-syrian-pogroms-point-to-darker-future-in-lebanon">Now Media Blog</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/america-child-murder-iraq-603099#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 06:40:35 +0000 603099 at http://www.albawaba.com What to expect when Obama's IS strategy is revealed today http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/obama-is-plan-602643 <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blog_roundup/obama-is-plan-602643" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/BlogRoundup/obama_speech_boston.jpg" alt="President Obama pauses to think while giving a speech." title="President Obama pauses to think while giving a speech." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-ab-press-round-up field-field-press-round-up"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.juancole.com/2014/09/outline-campaign-against.html">Informed Comment</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.redlipshighheels.com/my-story-with-incest-a-story-of-ultimate-revenge/">Red Lips High Heels</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://248am.com/mark/information/staged-kuwait-back/">248 AM</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="http://www.beirut.com/l/35400">Beirut</a> </div> </div> </div> http://www.albawaba.com/blog_roundup/obama-is-plan-602643#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:00:00 +0000 602643 at http://www.albawaba.com