http://levant.tv/index.php/videos/female-sexuality-in-the-middle-east/ - sex and Levant TV, full of other topics too
http://www.shelf-awareness.com/issue.html?issue=2748#m32350 - Ghareeb Iskander - poet
https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A9 - Arabic wikipedia
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yalla%20bye - urban dictionary, not in Arabic, so I can read it!
https://mikediboll.wordpress.com/ a blast from the past, a name from twitter in the middle of the night, when following Bahrain
http://www.genocideinsyria.org/#!subscribe-get-campaign-updates/od2eu - this looks familiar, I'm sure I'm on their mailing list already
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/05/the-west-should-ignore-assad-and-drop-food-to-starving-syria-by/ news on Syria via facebook
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jun-06/355622-un-backpedals-on-syria-airdrops.ashx from Twitter, aid delivery methods air vs trucks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03w5zzp - 2nd June 2016 report on the first delivery of aid to Daraya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wlyqz3EOwE film on the Al Shandahar cafe on Al Mutannabi Street in Baghdad, from Beau Beausoleil's facebook group, have I shared it to my group already?
Part of a Master's thesis on Laroui a Moroccan intellectual by a facebook friend of mine on my Arabic Study Group - I did corrections on the first 7 paragraphs as an experiment for him.
chrome-extension://bpmcpldpdmajfigpchkicefoigmkfalc/views/app.html UN UPR 2nd cycle - spreadsheet gives provisional dates for submissions from the Syrian government July 25th 2016 and for the review session itself Oct/Nov 2016
http://en.alkarama.org/reports/2086-syria-universal-periodic-review-2016-alkarama-s-submission-to-state-s-upr ngo submission from alkarama
https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/statement-report/upr-submission-syria ngo submission from front line defenders
http://wilpf.org/report-release-violations-against-women-in-syria-and-the-disproportionate-impact-of-the-conflict-on-them-ngo-summary-report-for-the-universal-periodic-review-of-syria/ ngo submission from wilpf = Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
http://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/the-translator-relay-sholeh-wolpe?src=fb oh well this is all about translation from Persian/Farsi into English, but it still has all the same list of names I recognise from the English language poetry world and the Middle Easy, East! Even mentions the Uuiversity of Iowa, which offered an online poetry course I went on after the University of Pennsylvania's ModPo and before Jo Bell's 52.
https://arabbabadotorg.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/its-ramadan/ from the side of my blog