Did Not See That Coming of the Day: Winter Storm Blankets the Middle East with Snow

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Did Not See That Coming of the Day: Winter Storm Blankets the Middle East with Snow
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A rare winter storm named Alexa blew through the Middle East recently, covering areas such as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt with snow. Cities such as Cairo were caught by quite a surprise by all the flurrying white stuff, considering they hadn't seen snow in over 112 years!

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Ingenious Use Of Kit Kats of the Day

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Ingenious Use Of Kit Kats of the Day
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Kit Kats wrapped in sweet pizza dough? Ugh -- why do all the truly legit Pizza Hut offerings only exist in the Middle East?

Breaking News of the Day: Protests Escalate Across Mideast

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Breaking News of the Day: Protests Escalate Across Mideast
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Well, we knew the violent protests against the now infamous anti-Muslim video weren't going to end with a statement from President Obama -- thousands of demonstrators currently are assaulting U.S. and Western diplomatic compounds in Tunisia, Sudan, and Yemen, and authorities are trying to quell the attacks with tear gas and guns.

Since Tuesday's fatal aggression by militants in Benghazi and Cairo, protests have spread to Afghanistan, India, Bahrain, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Kuwait, Syria, Pakistan, and Qatar.

The message of the American flag-burning protesters seems to be universal: "Death to America."

In Iraq, one banner read: "Freedom doesn't mean offending two billion Muslims."

[wsj]

Syrian Uprising Account of the Day

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Syrian Uprising Account of the Day
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Know Your Meme user X-singular has been providing a daring first-hand account of the escalating bloody violence between the Syrian Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army.

The words, pictures and video (some Not Safe For Work) are a harrowing glimpse into a conflict which has seen a daily body count into the hundreds, and sent thousands of refugees fleeing towards friendlier borders.

[knowyourmeme]

Political Debate of the Day

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A heated debate between a Jordanian member of parliament and a political activist reached Bizarro Jerry Springer status when MP Mohammed Shawabka brandished a pistol after tossing a shoe at Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad. Accusations related to uprisings in Syria led to the intense live exchange, which lingered for a few minutes while the host attempted to separate the two.

[arbroath]