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Amira Al Hussaini · February, 2009

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, 2009

Israel: Battling Cancer

Daughter of Cancer from Israel describes the suffering her 56-year-old mother is going through battling brain cancer.

GCC: Currency Dilemma for Arab Gulf Consumers

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hopes to achieve a monetary union, with a common currency, by 2010. Bloggers from the region, which groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the...

Egypt: 10,000 days of Mubarak

Egypt marks its 10,000 day under Hosni Mubarak's rule. Mohaly briefs us about two books which discuss the occasion.

UAE: A great shame

“Before the boom, people would travel to South East Asia to get their sin fix and bring back AIDS. The only difference being the prostitutes are here, and all the...

Iraq: Predications and Politics

Iraqi Arab Woman Blues discusses ‘predictions’ she had made about the political situation in her country and others in the region – and how they proved to be correct.

Syria: Violation of Terms of Service

Syrian Hosam Akras writes that WordPress has disabled a blog which lists Israel's “crimes against humanity” because it did not comply with its terms of service.

Jordan: Low Quality Photo Essay

Roba Al Assi, from Jordan, features a web exclusive art photography collection in this post.

Jordan: The Unborn Banned in Cinemas

Jordanian Moey reports that The Unborn has been banned in his country's cinemas – because of its ‘violent’ content.

Iraq: A different Baghdad

Mosul-based Moma visited Baghdad – and wasn't happy with the changes in her old neighbourhood.

Jordan: Oscar Predictions

Jordanian Hareega made some Oscar predictions here. Check out whether any of his guesses were right.

Iraq: Blogger's Birthday and Closed School

Sunshine, from Iraq, celebrates her 17th birthday, in a war-torn Iraq. Also in this post, Sunshine tells us why her school was closed.

Palestine: Canada Speaking Tour

Palestinian blogger and journalist Laila El-Haddad starts a speaking tour in Canada on March 2.

Saudi Arabia: Nora Al Faiz Bio

Saudiwoman's Weblog sheds light on Nora Al Faiz, who was appointed as the first female Saudi deputy minister recently.

Jordan: Economic depression?

“I don’t know what is going on lately, but I feel that everyone around me are in a hibernation mood. Businesses are not moving. Everything is running very slowly. People...

UAE: Dubail Out?

Grapeshisha discusses the impact of the global economic crisis on Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Jordan: Smoking Ban?

Jordan has announced a ban on smoking in public places, beginning March 1. “In this kind of country, I’m forced to wonder what exactly were lawmakers smoking when they dreamt...

Kuwait: Crowded Fair

Kuwaiti Marzouq attends a fair and shares his observations and photographs in this post.

Gulf: How things work

Smile O Smile shares this joke on “how things work” in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

Jordan: Blog About Jordan Day

March 12 will mark the second Blog about Jordan Day, announces Qwaider. Bloggers are being encouraged to blog about Jordan on that day.

UAE: Selective Surveys

Measured PR, at the UAE Community Blog, questions the results of HSBC Bank International's Expat Exploreer Survey, published at Forbes on the World's Friendliest Countries, in which the UAE ranked...

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