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Amira Al Hussaini · May, 2007

Former news editor of an English language daily in Bahrain. Journalist. Columnist. Blogger. Educated and raised in Bahrain. Interests include writing, the arts and human rights.

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Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from May, 2007

Arabeyes: Short Skirts Looked Down at in Tunisia

From a conversation about her friend Fatima, Tunisian blogger Maheva takes us deep into an argument about education, freedom of choice and personal preferences. Click to read the full translation.

Palestine: The 1967 War

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah gives us a history lesson about the 1967 war between the Arabs and Israel here.

Israel: Underground Sderot

Batya, from Israel, jokingly suggests building an underground Sderot. “‘Sderot Underground’ should be so strong, secure and reliable, that the new “Sderot” will be the most desirable place to live...

Lebanon: It's Getting Hot in Here

Sietske, a Dutch expat living in Lebanon, fills us in on the latest developments in Beirut. “The Warden messages from the Canadian and American embassy are arriving more frequent now...

Morocco: Bono in Fez

“The View from Fez has its ear to the ground and can confirm a rumour that has been floating around the Medina (city) for the last two days. Bono is...

Jordan: Who to Trust?

“Who do you trust these days? The tug-of-war between the government and the IAF in Jordan is a traditional center piece of Jordanian politics. It’s a back and forth effort...

Morocco: Punish YouTube Blockers

“People behind the blocking of Youtube in Morocco have to be reprimanded in proportion with the damage caused from ban. The news has made its way to BBC,New York times,...

Saudi: Saudi Jeans Birthday

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans (Ahmed Al Omran) is marking his 23rd birthday without much fanfare. “As for my birthday, there will be no party: Just me and my beer coke,...

Kuwait: Paris Hilton Lingerie

“I came across this bizarre news while surfing the net, Inspired by the great Paris debate, Mio Destino, a designer lingerie company, has specially designed “Free Paris” and “Jail Paris”...

Israel: Kuwaiti Weekend

ISRAELITY comments on Kuwait's plans to change its weekly holidays from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday here.

Iraq: Diyala Update

“Diyala has arguably become the most dangerous place for both Iraqis and Americans. The recent crimes of al-Qaeda and affiliated groups in recent months in this province have cost tragic...

Bahrain: Electricity Shortages

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif discusses electricity shortages in Bahraini here.

Jordan: Sheehan Quits

Jordanian blogger Hareega, who is based in the US, bids farewell to Cindy Sheehan. “Yesterday she announced that she was tired and she quit her anti-war activism. She said that...

Kuwait: Heat Lagging

Intlxpatr from Kuwait is ‘heat-lagging.’ “The heat has hit me like a building crashing down around me. It changes everything I do. Somehow I don’t remember last year being so...

Kuwait: Pedicure Bliss

Ansam from Kuwait announces the launch of a new service – a pedicure service done right in the convenience of your home. “This is amazing… specially for Kuwaiti people! We...

Kuwait: Online Grocery Shopping

Kuwait-based Lebanese blogger Mark says online shopping for grocery is picking up in Kuwait. “I prefer passing by an actual supermarket to buy my groceries but this could be an...

Oman: Shura Questions

Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat discusses the affairs if the Sultanate here. “Then there is the other side of the story that has so many questions and queries to ask...

Lebanon: Rich Arab Rap Song

Lebanese blogger Leila links to a hilarious rap song by what is apparently a rich Arab.

Jordan: Smoking Fines

Naseem Al Tarawnah from Jordan challenges statistics about smoking fines in his country. “First of all, I’m positive that between my friends and I (which definitely total less than the...

Libya: Blair in Tripoli

“British prime minister is touring Africa before leaving his office and we got a glimpse of his visit to Tripoli. His visit brought a very tight security to the city....

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