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.
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 must have some kind of perverse effect on these men who have been entrusted with keeping the entire country out...
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 was detained only a few hours after he expressed his support for the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on the online International Forum for Nubia, where he is a moderator. In this chilling post [Ar], on the forum which is now open to members only, Nasr details his arrest.
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 hour on the 28th of every month, reports The Black Iris.
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, he starts getting lumps in his fur – no matter how often I comb him,” notes intlxpatr, who lives in...
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.”
Qatar: Unpeg the Gulf Currency from the US Dollar
Qatari Ali Al Jaber has formed a Facebook group entitled Unpeg the new Gulf currency from the dollar (Peg it to gold).