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Amira Al Hussaini · September, 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 September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out...

Jordan: Hypocrisy, Freedom or Disrespect?

From Jordan, Ahmed Humeid shares his thoughts on Ramadhan, hypocrisy, freedom and disrespect after the closure of a popular cafe for serving alcohol in Ramadhan in this post. Find out...

Lebanon: Lyrical Internet Usage Map

A Diamond's Eye View of the World, an American who lives/lived in Lebanon, draws our attention to Lumeta’s Internet mapping project, which “includes this lyrical (okay, slightly alien-looking) map of...

Iraq: Erbil Visit

Baghdad Bacon & Eggs, from Iraq, has been to Erbil. Check out what he was doing there in this post.

Saudi Arabia: New Friends

From Saudi Arabia, Stilettos in the Sand has made new friends. Click on the link to see their pictures.

Kuwait: Benefiting from the Meltdown

From Kuwait, Don Veto explains how he actually made money in the US market meltdown.

Bahrain: The Frappaccino Karma

Don't mess about with Starbucks’ Frappuccino. Bahraini Hassan Hujairi explains why in this post.

Saudi Arabia: No to Fashionable Abayas

Mosan Mosan, from Kuwait, writes about a crackdown by Saudi authorities on fashionable Abayas (black cloaks worn by women) ahead of Eid – a celebration which marks the end of...

Libya: Diaspora and Difficult Times

Two young Algerian sisters were killed in the UK. Anglo-Libyan explains how families in the diaspora come together at such difficult times.

Palestine: Why Arabs Performed Badly at the Olympics

Palestinian Rantings of an Arab Chick links to an op-ed on why Arabs performed badly at the Olympics – and at other things.

Qatar: Time to Break Fast

From Qatar, Bahraini blogger Ammar Talk [ar] posts pictures of children around cannons, fired to signal the time to break one's fast in Ramadhan.

Lebanon: Hommus and Tabbouli

Lebanese blog Hommus & Tabbouli provides a list of mouth watering cuisine from Lebanon and beyond.

Qatar: Children and Ramadhan

“My kids go to bed at 7:30 PM but it seems that nothing for kids starts until after 8 during Ramadan! We're bored!” asked American Expat, at Qatar Living. For...

Syria: Chilling Eyewitness Blogger Account on Damascus Explosion

With very little information coming out on today's massive explosion in Damascus, Syria, one blogger was on the site and rushed back to his computer to describe to the world...

Jordan: Queen Rania the Blogger

Queen Rania of Jordan is blogging her visit to New York here.

Kuwait: Is Kuwait Being Finlandized?

Kuwaiti blogger Don Veto introduces his readers to the word Finlandization and asks: “Is history repeating itself? Is Kuwait being gradually Finlandized because of its powerful neighbors?”

Jordan: An Illustrated Accident

Jordanian Jad had a car accident and illustrates how it happened here.

Jordan: Think before you Fire

Jordanian Jazarah links to a story from India where a mob of dismissed workers beat the CEO of their company to death with a hammer. His advice: “Think twice before...

Kuwait: Rabbit Outside the Mosque

Kuwaiti Frankom [Ar] found a rabbit outside the mosque … and shot it – with his mobile phone's camera, of course.

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