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.
Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from December, 2007
Arabeyes: Sad for Bhutto
News of the murder of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was received with shock across the Middle East. Bloggers reacted in awe, shock, anger and submission to the hopelessness of the human race.
Jordan: Debut Post
Jordanian Mohammad Azraq announces his debut post covering the Jordanian blogosphere at Global Voices Online here.
Bahrain: Bhutto – Martyr of Freedom
Bahraini blogger Hayat (Ar) describes assassinated former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto as the ‘martyr of freedom.’
Algeria: Online Poll on Bombings
Algerian blogger Nouri discusses Al Jazeera's recent poll on Algeria. The online poll asked users whether or not they supported the al-Qaeda bombings in Algeria.
Kuwaiti Publisher in Court
The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press & Publications Law of 2006, reports Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.
Egypt: Arabic Books
Egyptian blogger Eman recommends reading the following Arabic books.
Egypt: Medical Myths
Mostafa from Egypt reviews seven medical myths in this post.
Arab Bloggers Alarmed by Al Farhan's Arrest
Reactions continue to reverberate across the Arab blogosphere following the arrest of Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan, whose charges still remain unknown. Following is what some of region's bloggers have to say about his detention.
Jordan: Pictures from Amman
Laith posts pictures from Amman, Jordan, in this post.
Dubai: Sex Slaves Exist
Bahraini Esra'a says slavery isn't a thing of the past and that sex slaves exist in our modern day and age. She also posts related videos which expose the sex trade in Dubai.
Bahrain: Difficult National Reconciliation
Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif sheds light on Bahrain's troubled road towards national reconciliation in this article.
Palestine: Christmas and the Occupation
Mohammad from Kabobfest sheds light on Christmas in a Holy Land under occupation.
Jordan: Laws for Unmarried Mothers
What happens when an unmarried woman gives birth? Lina from Jordan investigates.
Jordan: The Right to Exist
Jordanian blogger Hareega airs his views on the right to exist in this post.
Iraq: Xmas for Forgiveness
Christmas brings with it a message for forgiveness in Iraq, writes IraqPundit in this post.
Iraq: No Islamic Blogs
“Anyone complaining about rising Islamist influence in Iraq hasn't seen Iraqi blogs, where the hell are the Islamic blogs?” asks Konfused Kid from Iraq.
Iraq: Special Athletes Train in Syria
Iraq's disabled athletes are getting ready for taking part in international tournaments from their training base in Syria, reports Alive in Baghdad.
Bahrain: Blogger's Meeting Set
Bahraini bloggers are gearing up for a meeting in honour of two bloggers who are abroad and visiting home for the holidays, according to Bint Battuta in Bahrain.
Christmas in Qatar
From Qatar, Peaceful Muslima shares her experiences with Christmas in the Arab Gulf state.
Saudi Blogger Fouad Al Farhan Arrested in Jeddah
Saudi Arabia added yet another accolade to its freedom of speech record by arresting its first blogger. Fuad Al Farhan, considered by many as being the dean of Saudi bloggers for being among the first to blog in his country using his real name, has been arrested in Jeddah. No further news is available for the reasons for his detention. This is how some of his fellow bloggers reacted to his arrest.
Syria: Palestinian ‘Cycle of Violence’
Syrian blogger Yaman discusses the ‘cycle of violence’ in Palestine.