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Amira Al Hussaini · March, 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 March, 2009

Bahrain: Lightning and Rain

It's raining in Bahrain and Hypnotic Verses captured lightning with her phone camera.

Saudi Arabia: Censoring Skin

From Saudi Arabia, Susie describes the ‘trouble’ censors go through to ‘cover up’ women's skin: “Certainly seeing all that tempting erotic skin, and coloring in all those feminine body parts...

Qatar: Rain and Hail

Qatar had rain and hail. Here's the latest buzz from Qatar Living.

UAE: Mystery installations

Samuraisam has spotted strange installations in the middle of the desert in the UAE after a closer look at Google Earth maps. Help him find out what they are.

UAE: Call for censorship feedback

A censorship watchdog is encouraging Internet users in the UAE to submit their feedback over the blocking of photo sharing site Flickr, reports the UAE Community Blog.

UAE: Will VAT be Introduced?

Will VAT be introduced in the UAE? Tune into the discussion at the UAE Community Blog.

Sudan: Chilling Account of the Arrest of an Online Activist

Sudanese Internet activist and lawyer Abdel Hakim Abdel Rahman Nasr was arrested in a raid on his house on the night of March 5 - and released March 11. Nasr...

Jordan: Blogger Exposes a State Secret

Jordanian blogger Rami Abdelrahman has blogged about a closely guarded secret about his government's involvement in the war on Afghanistan - and is getting unwelcome attention from the intelligence service.

Jordan: Amman joins Earth Hour

Amman, Jordan, will turn off its lights for one hour on Saturday as part of Earth Hour, a worldwide initiative which urges people to turn off their lights for an...

UAE: Tweeting the Rain from Dubai

It's raining in Dubai and Twitter is abuzz with reactions about the unusual torrents for this time of year.

Kuwait: Good candidates?

Kuwaiti The Aggressor discusses who makes a good parliamentarian in this post.

Kuwait: Why the government shuns young Kuwaitis

From Kuwait, Hilaliya discusses why the government shuns young Kuwaitis.

Kuwait: “I don't want to go to school”

Ansam, from Kuwait, shares this conversation between her seven-year-old nephew and her sister on school.

Kuwait: Send the Police Back to School

Kuwaiti 4th ring posts a photograph of a police car – where the word police is misspelt in both Arabic and English.

Kuwait: Cats don't like summer

“The poor Qatteri Cat with his luxurious thick furry coat starts getting a little uncomfortable around this time of the year, when the temperatures rise, and by May or June,...

Kuwait: Economic losses in perspective

Kuwaiti Bashar reflects on the losses incurred by billionaires in today's economic crisis.

Qatar: The Museum of Islamic Art

Bint battuta in bahrain visits the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha and offers her observations and photographs here. Dubai-based The Bohemians also visited the museum and posted this photograph.

Palestine: First Palestinian Search Engine Goes Live

Click on Tech reports on the launch of ZAAD, the first Palestinian search engine, which is available in Arabic and English.

Jordan: Psychological Problems

A million Jordanians suffer from psychological problems. Osamaa Al Romh discusses the phenomena in this post [Ar].

Saudi Arabia: What books won't tell you about twins

Expecting twins? Nzingha, who is married to a Saudi, tells us in this post what “the books won't tell you.”

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