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Amira Al Hussaini · February, 2008

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 February, 2008

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, discusses a wire story about a 17-year-old American exchange student who was allegedly ‘starved’ after being paired with a Christian Coptic family, which fasts for 200...

Jordan: Second Slap

7aki Fadi, from Jordan, was slapped – again. Click here to find out why.

Saudi Diplomacy

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans discusses a talk by Saudi King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies head Prince Turki Al Faisal on Saudi diplomacy.

Lebanon: Finding Leila Abu Saba

Leila Abu Saba writes about how readers find their way to her blog.

Iraq: Kissenger and the Persian Dreams

‘Kissinger thinks (or at least he pretends to think) that Iran has dreams of rekindling old Persian dreams of domination. He also says Bush will be looked upon more favorably...

Iraq: Ben Kerishan and Wahhabism

Emirati Ben Kerishan blogger (Arabic) provides a concise, humorous and insightful summary of the history of development of Salafist Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, one of the most dangerous evils in...

Egypt: Facebook, Politics and Journalism

Politics, Facebook and journalism. Zeinobia, from Egypt, draws a link between them in this post.

EGYPT: Muslim Brotherhood Trial Postponed

“The verdict in the military trial of 40 leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood has been postponed until March 25, according to friends who went out to Haikstep Military Base...

Iraq: New Crush

Iraqi blogger Abbas Howazin has a new crush. Click here to check out who the dumb girl he can't take his eyes off is.

Egypt: The Difference Between France and Egypt

Zeinobia from Egypt compares between how Egyptian and French presidents react to criticism from citizens in this post.

Egypt: Visa to Heaven

Egyptian blogger Eman discusses the difficulties of getting a Schengen (European Union) Visa in this post.

Algeria: Arabs Against Zionism

Algerian blogger Nouri shares his observations on anti-Zionist sentiments among Arabs – of different religions.

Jordan: Doctor Lawyer Joke

Jordanian Hareega shares a joke about lawyers and doctors here.

QatarL: Al Jazeera Calling

From Qatar, Mohamed Nanabhay writes: “I’ve been bouncing around the office all day – we’ve just kicked off a project at Al Jazeera where you can now send us video...

Yemen: Gaza, My Grandmother and Candles

Yemeni blogger Maysaa Shuja has written a profoundly thoughtful post about candles, electricity, and the possible introduction of nuclear energy to her native country - a country which cannot supply...

Kuwait: Celebrating National Day through Art

5roofa, from Kuwait, posts the art works of students from the class she teaches to mark her country's National Day.

Jordan: Double Victory

Jordan Rainbow achieves a double victory in class. Click here to read why.

Morocco: Blogger Quits

A popular and well respected university professor and blogger, Pr. Mohamed Drissi Bakhakhat, decided to stop blogging out of fear for his safety after what happened to Fuad Mourtada, writes...

Abu Aardvark: Doha Notes

Abu Aardvark attended the Brookings Institution's annual US-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar, and shares his thoughts about the event and the people he met here.

Saudi Arabia: Cairo Visit

Saudi Jeans attended a two-day Human Rights conference in Cairo, Egypt, and shares his impressions of the country and event in this post.

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