The National is reporting that users from the UAE are facing issues with Twitter today. We tested this out and the website is definitely not being displayed properly with either pictures missing or the whole website layout totally messed up. From what we can tell, the issue is with their CSS or Cascading Style Sheet. These issues are common if your website is on a CDN (Content Delivery Network) and the CDN node closest to you has either not been updated or facing connectivity issues.
Besides the website, one particular user reported that Tweetbot, the popular twitter client on iOS also not working properly. However the official twitter client on smartphones that we tested was working fine and so was the official Mac OS X client.
Explanation at TNW on why it isn’t working:
The SEA also altered the DNS records for twimg.com which Twitter uses for virtually all CSS, JS, images, cookies and more. This means for many users, Twitter.com wouldn’t load correctly and avatars were unavailable across many Twitter clients.
Thanks to @imhassan for sending this in.