Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from February, 2009
Daughter of Cancer from Israel describes the suffering her 56-year-old mother is going through battling brain cancer.
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 United Arab Emirates, debate the merits of the union and more importantly what name they want for their new currency.
Egypt marks its 10,000 day under Hosni Mubarak's rule. Mohaly briefs us about two books which discuss the occasion.
“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 nefarious enablers that goes with it. A great shame,” according to a UAE national, writes Secret Dubai Diary, which is...
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.
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.
Roba Al Assi, from Jordan, features a web exclusive art photography collection in this post.
Jordanian Moey reports that The Unborn has been banned in his country's cinemas – because of its ‘violent’ content.
Mosul-based Moma visited Baghdad – and wasn't happy with the changes in her old neighbourhood.
Jordanian Hareega made some Oscar predictions here. Check out whether any of his guesses were right.
Sunshine, from Iraq, celebrates her 17th birthday, in a war-torn Iraq. Also in this post, Sunshine tells us why her school was closed.
Palestinian blogger and journalist Laila El-Haddad starts a speaking tour in Canada on March 2.
Saudiwoman's Weblog sheds light on Nora Al Faiz, who was appointed as the first female Saudi deputy minister recently.
“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 are disappearing and communication channels are off!!” notes Sha3teely from Jordan.
Grapeshisha discusses the impact of the global economic crisis on Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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 up this policy?” remarks The Black Iris.
Kuwaiti Marzouq attends a fair and shares his observations and photographs in this post.
Smile O Smile shares this joke on “how things work” in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.
March 12 will mark the second Blog about Jordan Day, announces Qwaider. Bloggers are being encouraged to blog about Jordan on that day.
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 least friendly.
The Black Iris, from Jordan, turns five and bloger Naseem Tarawanah asks: “I find myself wondering if there’s anything more left to say…”