Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from September, 2009
Iraq is gearing itself for the January presidential elections. Iraqi Pundit shares his views in this post.
Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.
Bint Battuta in Bahrain travels to Dubai and here are her observations.
Omanizer was away from blogging for a few days and she has an excuse. She couldn't put Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol down.
Bahraini Mariam had to plan her next three years in a matter of hours. Find out why in this post.
Kuwaiti blogging came under the spotlight during a workshop organised by IREX entitled The Role of Blogging in Kuwait. Global Voices’ Kuwait author Abdullatif AlOmar, who was a panelist at the event, has more.
“We are losing patience with Obama as well, and so are many of the American people,” writes Israeli Goyisherebbe, at Shiloh Musings.
This month's opening of Dubai Metro has attracted a lot of commentary on UAE blogs. Buj Al Arab notes: “Such a fantastic project for Dubai, the UAE, and the Arab World to be proud of. One of the fastest rates of construction.”
Mark blogs at TwoFortyEightAm about the dilemma facing non-smokers in Kuwait.
Palestinian Mohammed Obaidat [Ar] asks his countrymen if they are real Palestinians.
In his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi more than made up for lost time. His speech trailed on for six times the allotted slot, as world leaders laughed and yawned. On Twitter, users had a ball reacting to the speech.
Arab women living in diaspora have hard questions to answer. Should they marry non-Arabs, non-Muslims or converts to Islam? Palestinian blogger Mona, who lives in Canada and blogs at Rebellious Arab Girl, opens a can of worms when she asks these questions in a post, which has attracted 162 comments so far.
The Initiative for an Open Arab Internet [Ar] reports that a number of online activists have been summoned for questioning by the security and military forces and made to sign declarations that they will refrain from discussing Omani public affairs and the ‘symbols of the Sultanate’ online.
For uprooted Palestinians, a trip home is a hard and painful experience. Palestinian blogger Ibrahim [Ar] visits Gaza, and finds himself speechless. He leaves us with a photo album to sum up his visit.
Jordanian Ahmad Humeid writes: “This GPS/Mapping story in Jordan is turning into a really painful one!”
Syrian Kinan Jarjous, who blogs at Jar of Juice, is back to school. “[C]ontinuing my education is a major thing I want to finish – not only because it paves a way to potential better jobs, but because I really need the mental stimulation, something I considerably lacked in the...
From the UAE, The Devil Wears Prada pours out her heart's content in this post.
Palestinian Nazek Abu Rahma posts photographs showing scenes from the Holy month of Ramadan in Gaza here
While Katrina is a distant memory, the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks on the US is being used to fuel a “9/11 industry,” writes Al Falasteeniya.
Egyptian drivers don't enjoy protection, writes Wessam Fuad, whose blog [Ar] deals with problems drivers face in his country. In his most recent post, the blogger says in the case of an accident, both the person who caused the accident and his victim face a similar fine.
Jordan's Facebook users are joining hands in protest against what they describe as bad Internet services in their country through forming this group.