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Amira Al Hussaini · May, 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 May, 2009

Jordan: Twittering Queen and Undercover King

Jordanian The Arab Observer observes on Twitter: “In Jordan: A Queen who twitters and a king who goes undercover! A cool Royal family, no?”

Jordan: King Goes Undercover

Jordan's King Abdullah visited the Health Ministry's Patients’ Affairs Department in disguise to see what services were being offered to citizens seeking treatment. Naseem Tarawnah jots down his thoughts on...

Palestine: Remembering Al Nakba

Arab-American joint blog KABOBfest marks the 61st anniversary of the creation of Israel, commonly referred to as Al Nakba (catastrophe), saying: “Israel's foundation meant the dispossession of hundreds of thousands...

Syria: How to make stuffed zucchini

Syrian blogger Abu Fares shares a recipe for stuffed zucchini in yogurt sauce in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Beheadings in the Kingdom

Stilettos in the Sand, from Saudi Arabia, discusses beheading in the kingdom and notes: “The crimes punishable by beheading, or execution, are: rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking.”

Jordan: The Pope's Visit to the Middle East

Jordanian Ali Dahmash assesses the Pope's visit to the Middle East in this post.

Saudi Arabia: Tweetup Planned for June 4

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is gearing up for its second Tweetup, which aims to bring together people located in the Saudi capital who use Twitter to socialise and meet face to...

Bahrain: Activism Widget Generator Launched

Mideast Youth has launched a widget generator to raise awareness on imprisoned bloggers, journalists and activists. “Setting up campaigns is not an easy task if you don’t have the right...

Saudi Arabia: Why domestic violence will continue?

From Saudi Arabia, Nzingha shares her thoughts on why domestic violence will continue in the kingdom – where laws have remained unchanged despite the opening of shelters for women and...

Yemen: A visit to Tarim

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad takes us on a trip to Tarim in this post, which is dotted with photographs.

Kuwait: On Angels and Demons

Kuwaiti blogger ZDistrict reviews Dan Brown's blockbuster Angels and Demons in this post. “I really recommend this movie, but I’m assuming if watched in Kuwait it will be really chopped...

Morocco: The Secret to Making Mint Tea

From Morocco, The View from Fez shares the secrets of making the “perfect Moroccan mint tea” in this photo post.

Bahrain: Message to Greedy Dealers: Let them Rust

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif lends his voice to the Let Them Rust campaign, which aims to “force greedy car dealerships to reduce their prices.” “The essence of this campaign...

Jordan: Calling a Spade a Spade in War on Child Abuse

From Jordan, Kinzi notes her admiration for Queen Rania's efforts on curbing child abuse. “It’s not too late to highlight her amazing ability to both take responsibility for temporary failure,...

Egypt: Stop the Culling of Pigs Petition Launched

Egyptian Leftist is urging his readers to sign a petition to “stop the senseless slaughter of Egypt's pigs,” following the government's decision to cull more than 300,000 pigs in the...

Saudi Arabia: Municipal Elections Put off for Two Years

Saudi blogger Saudi Jeans notes: “It’s official now. The municipal elections will be put off for two years, but instead of saying we are delaying the elections they came out...

Bahrain: Shameless Cruelty to Animals

Back to blogging after a long hiatus, Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif lashes out at the way ‘poor unfortunate birds’ and animals are treated in his country. Click on the link...

Saudi Arabia: Will Swine Flu Threaten Hajj?

Every year millions of Muslims converge to Mecca to perform Hajj (pilgrimage), one of the five pillars of Islam. Is this year's Hajj season being threatened by the A/H1N1 or...

MENA: Does Swine Flu Spread from Touching Pigs?

More than 14 centuries after Islam prohibited the consumption of pork, pigs are once again making headlines across the Arab world - this time in the form of tweets. Here's...

Arab World Reacts to Jordan's Twittering Queen Rania

After her debut on YouTube, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is now courting microblogging service Twitter, allowing the world to catch up with the 140-character messages of the self-described...

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