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 August, 2008
Egypt: Olympics Investigation
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has ordered an enquiry into why Egypt performed poorly in the Olympics, reports Tom Gara.
Egypt: Orange Ambulances
The Egyptian Health Ministry has introduced orange ambulances to replace their white ones. Zeinobia is not pleased.
Iraq: Fascination for Language
“I am no linguist, but as far as I can remember I have always held a strange fascination for Language,” notes Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar.
Libya: Rain and Sewers
“We had rain today. It rained for about five minutes. Just long enough to churn up the sewer system. Now all of Tripoli smells like sewer gas,” writes Khadija Teri, from Libya.
Iraq: “Egyptians Recruited to Iraq”
“According to Egyptian website Al-Mesryoon, last two months there was a campaign in America to recruit Egyptians as interpreters in the American forces and to be sent to Iraq. The Americans offer Green Card to Egyptians who sign a contract to work for at least six months, and the recruiters...
Iraq: Selling Fuel in Baghdad
“The gas and the fuel for cars has always been a problem for Iraqis inside Iraq, the irony that Iraq has one of the worlds largest reservoirs of oil is not lost on Iraqis,” says Alive in Baghdad, which posts a video on the situation here.
Bahrain: Bogus Degrees
Bogus degrees? Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif exposes those who helped themselves to some.
Jordan: Variety Show
7iber, from Jordan, details a cultural variety show with a difference in this post.
Tunisia: Eleven Minutes
“Another Paulo Coelho book that I've read recently and that I've been meaning to write about is ‘Eleven Minutes’. The book is pretty different from the other books I've read by Paulo Coelho, even though it is equally as great and enjoyable as a book, and inspiring in its own...
Dubai: Nugget full of Bone
Writing in Dubai Consumer Mirror, moryarti found a bone in a KFC nugget.
Bahrain: Embarrassing Young People
From Bahrain, Lizardo is weary of how young people think. “I really can’t see how our country is going to be developed in the future while i’m seeing how our youth thinks! It’s really embarrassing when you hear them talk near your house, at school, cafes or even on the...
Bahrain: Bloggers are Trouble
Bahraini blogger and administrator of the locally banned Bahrainonline [Ar] online forum Ali Abdelemam posts an interview with him in an LA newspaper – on blogging and the how authorities view bloggers as trouble.
Bahrain: Grand Auto Theft Raid
“Around an hour ago, at 2 PM today, two inspectors from the Ministry of Information raided a “Euphoria” shop in Seef Mall and confiscated all Grand Theft Auto IV titles, Both PS3 & Xbox 360,” reports Redbelt from Bahrain. The game is also reportedly banned in neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
Jordan: Hanging On
Jordanian blogger Roba Al Assi pays tribute to a decade old pair of sneakers in this post.
Jordan: Ramadhan, Prayers and Clean Blogging
With very little to go before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadhan, which is signalled by the sighting of the new moon with the naked eye, Jordan's blogs are already abuzz with greetings, religious observations and personal promises.
Yemen: The Wooden Windows of Seiyoun
Yemeni Omar Barsawad takes us to the picturesque village of Seiyoun, where beautifully adorned doors and windows were traditionally made out of wood. Barsawad posts a few pictures to illustrate the art.
UAE: Favourite Show Host Interview
From the United Arab Emirates, Fahad shares with us an interview [Ar] with his favourite television show host.
Morocco: Giving in the Facebook
Moroccan author and blogger Laila Lalami gives in to temptation and signs up for a Facebook account.
Jordan: Middle East Laptop Sales Double
Laptop sales have doubled in the Middle East, says Jordanian blog Jazarah. “Personally I guess the growth in internet penetration is one of the main reasons behind the growth in laptop sales, the number of internet users in the Arab world is in a continues growth, for instance, social networking...
Saudi Arabia: Where are the women sport heroes?
Saudi girls deserve sport heroes too, says Jillian, at a post on women in the Olympics at Kabobfest. “Little girls in Saudi Arabia (which I will use as an example from now on, given that Qatar's population equals that of Boston) deserve to have strong heroes too,” she notes.
Syria: Lebanon's Sovereignty
Syria Comments asks where does Syria stand on Lebanon's sovereignty.