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Amira Al Hussaini · August, 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 August, 2007

Syria: Arab Bread Basket

Syria is the Arab bread basket of the Middle East, writes Egyptian D.B. Shobrawy, who adds that the Arab country is sharing the spoils with neighbours hit by a wheat...

Bahrain: Nasfa Celebrations

Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.

Bahrain: Camera Jogging

Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.

Egypt: Mubarak Deathwatch

“(F)or over a week now the Egyptian (non-state) media has gone into another one of its Mubarak deathwatch modes,” writes Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt.

Egypt: Princess Diana's Death

Egyptian Zeinobia marks the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death with this post.

Bahrain: Hand-Picked Podcasts

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us her pick of podcasts in this post.

Saudi: Support for Jailed Activists

Saudi Jeans updates us on the demands being made by the supporters of Saudi reformists detained since February.

Arabeyes: Who is Using the Tunisian Presidential Airplane?

The Tunisian presidential airplane and the 'unofficial' trips it takes to Europe and the fashion capitals of the world has attracted the scrutiny of the country's most outspoken bloggers. Who...

Palestine: Gul for Turkey

Fayyad from Palestinian blog Kabobfest writes about Abdulla Gul‘s election as Turkey's president. “Ironically, some secular extremists in Turkey, too (have) issue with the fact the Gul’s wife, Hayrunisa, wears...

Iraqi Insurgency

Abu Aardvark (Marc Lynch) updates us on the latest news about the insurgency in Iraq.

Tunisia: The Rich and Poor

According to official statistics, there are twice as many rich people than poor ones in Tunisia. Subzero Blue tells us why that really isn't the case.

Israel: Arab and Jewish Refugees

Aussie Dave from Israel discusses the difference between Jewish and Arab refugees in this post.

Jordan: Athletes Health

Jordanian Hareega discusses the untimely deaths of ‘seemingly healthy’ athletes.

Jordan: Urban Development on Facebook

Ahmad Humeid from Jordan writes about a new Facebook group which aims to discuss urban development in the the kingdom.

Israel: Aids Patients Buried Alive in Papa New Guinea

Smooth Stone from Israel links to a story about how Aids patients are buried alive in Papa New Guinea.

Israel: Big Brother Watching You

If you are on the Internet, Big Brother is watching you, warns Batya from Israel.

Jordan: Prohibited Items

Charles Levinson, who lives in Jerusalem, compiles a list of all the items banned on flights from Jordan's Queen Alia's Airport.

Israel: 19th Anniversary

Savtadotty, from Israel, marks her 19th anniversary in the country.

Iraq: Saudi Bans Al Hayat

Iraqi blogger Ladybird reports that Saudi Arabia has banned pan-Arab Saudi-owned newspaper Al Hayat in the kingdom.

Egypt: Inferiority Complex

D.B. Shobrawy reflects on what he describes as the Egyptian inferiority complex in this post. “..many Egyptians have an inferiority complex in regards to their Egyptian identity. Somewhere in our...

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