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Amira Al Hussaini · October, 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 October, 2008

Egypt: Swingers Use Internet to Arrange Rendezvous

There are secrets behind closed doors. But to say that Egypt was shell shocked as news about its first swingers club emerged would be an understatement. And there is a...

Palestinian Football History

Palestinians made their own football history, being the only team - in the words of one blogger - with a stadium but no country. It was a day of national...

Jordan: News Sites Banned in Municipality Offices

Greater Amman Municipality staff will not be able to access news sites from their work computers, reports The Black Iris, from Jordan.

Libya: Too Much Info on the US

Anglo-Libyan, who lives in the UK, confesses that his children know more about the US than the UK and Libya.

Kuwait: For Ladies Only

Chillnite, from Kuwait, shares a link ‘for the ladies.’

How to Drive in Morocco

From Warp to Weft writes some rules on how to drive in Morocco.

Lebanon: Saturday Security Briefs

Blacksmiths of Lebanon updates us on the security situation in Lebanon in this post entitled Saturday Security Briefs.

Jordan: Creative Commons Amman Date

Ahmad Humeid, from Jordan, announces: ” Creative Commons is coming to Arabia and they’re holding a lecture in Amman. Creative Commons CEO Joichi Ito will be the speaker.”

Jordan: Qwaider Planet Celebrates

Qwaider Planet kicks off its third year, boosting the number of blogs it aggregates posts from 250 last year to around 400 this year. The aggregator was set up by...

Palestine: Nahr el-Bared Update

It's been a year since the first Palestinian refugees were allowed to return to the Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has an update and videos in this...

Jordan: Blognesia?

Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah suffers from Blognesia. To find out what that is, click here.

Morocco: 8th Marrakech international film festival

“The 8th Marrakech international film festival (FIFM) will pay tribute to two world-famous actresses, American Sigoureney Weaver and Asian Michelle Yeoh. The festival runs from November 14th to 22nd,” says...

Kuwait Suspended from FIFA

Football governing body, FIFA has suspended Kuwait from all international matches and activities because of the government interference in the affairs of the football federation, reports Mark, from Kuwait.

Egyptian Evil Empires

Not Green Data, from Egypt, compiles a s list of the five Egyptian evil empires. They are: the ruling National Democratic Party, Al Ahly Sporting Club, Microbus drivers, Al Ahram...

Bahrain: Hollywood-Inspired Anti-Muslim Prejudices

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to an article by Bahrain-based Paul J Balles, who writes about Hollywood-inspired anti-Muslim prejudices.

Dubai: Accident Report

From Dubai, The Devil wears Prada got into an accident and writes about it in this post.

Kuwait: Drunk DJ Sparks Debate

An allegedly drunk DJ has sparked a debate on a popular Kuwaiti blog. Click on 248am for the latest on this.

Yemen: 40 People Killed in Torrential Rain Storm

More than 40 people have been killed and about 30 are missing in Yemen after torrential rain hit Hadhramout. Writing at Moments In Words From Hadhramout, Omar Barsawad brings us...

Turkey: Blogger.com Blocked

Blogger.com is now blocked in Turkey, announces TurkeyTalk. This follows the blocking of WordPress and YouTube, following court orders.

Scenes from the Kuwait Stock Exchange

Mark, from Kuwait, shares those scenes from the Kuwait Stock Exchange.

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