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Amira Al Hussaini · April, 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 April, 2008

Kuwait: No to No Pants Day

yawWAR, from Kuwait, (Ar) writes about No Pants Day, being celebrated on May 2. He hopes that day won't find it's way to Kuwait any time soon.

Bahrain: Why are Adult Sites Popular?

Why are adult sites popular in the Middle East, asks Bahraini Esra'a, who posts a video opinion from Lebanon.

Jordan: That Toyota Ferrari

Jordanian Lulu shares one of the stupidest things she has ever uttered in this post. She recalls: ‘Me: “I saw a cool car today.” Brother (15 at the time):”Really? What...

Kuwait: Weird Dust Storm

Describing a recent sandstorm, Mark from Kuwait writes: “The dust went from maroon to orange to yellow to white and then decided to leave altogether.. Apparently it rained, which in...

Lebanon: Remove the Mufti

“The Mufti (religious leader) of Mount Lebanon is a foul-mouthed demagogue who needs to be demoted as soon as possible,” writes Beirut Spring from Lebanon.

Jordan: A Day at Work

With tomorrow bring a holiday – Labour Day – Ola Eliwat, from Jordan, gives us a break down of her day at work today.

Bahrain: A Tale of Two Villages

Journalist Jeffrey Black visits Bahrain and notes his observations in this post.

Kuwait: Remembering Chernobyl

The birthday of Bashar, from Kuwait, coincides with the Chernobyl disaster. “I have had several bad incidents on my birthday before, I started wishing I could just skip it. It’s...

Jordan: Mixed Signals

“Can the same facebook contact add an application called (The Latest Hunk) and within the same day join a group called (Proud to be a Muslim) ?” asks Hani Obaid...

Saudi Blogger in Coma

Last week, Saudi Jeans announced that female blogger Hadeel was found in her bed in a coma. Saleh Al Zaid (Ar) updates us about her condition in this post.

Kuwait: Congrats Manchester United!

Kuwaiti blogger Frankom (Ar) is ecstatic that Manchester United beat Barcelona and reaching the football Champions League final.

Bahrain: Remembering Samar Al Ansari

From Bahrain, Soul Search shares with us a touching tribute blog by a Bahrain mother in memory of her daughter, Samar Al Ansari, who was killed in a car crash...

Bahrain: Kick the Dog

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif takes a trip down memory lane to his first days as a blogger – with a blog called Kick the Dog.

Overheard in Jordan

From Jordan, Salam shares a conversation she overheard at a fast food joint in Amman.

Bahrain: Sleep Troubles

From Bahrain, Umm Naief writes about her problems with insomnia.

Lebanon: CLuster Bombs

M Bashir from Lebanon draws our attention to the dangers of cluster bombs in his country – which are still claiming lives today.

Iraq: The Plight of the Faili Kurds

Alive in Baghdad sheds light on the Faili Kurds – one of the most oppressed groups of Kurds. Like other Kurds, they were abused during Saddam Hussein’s regime. Statistics from...

Libya: Roads Mess

“Lately I have been wasting huge amounts of time driving around town looking for roads that are not blocked due to all the demolition and roadwork. It's becoming extremely frustrating,”...

Oman: Computer Shutdown Day

“Geeks around the world have decided to have a computer “Shutdown Day“. I find this very funny because it is the exact same thing I did in April 2006 (and...

Oman: Faster Internet Soon

“Well, it would seem that the people behind our beloved ISP are actually doing some work on providing some better speeds to the Omani populace,” writes Sleepless in Muscat from...

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