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Amira Al Hussaini · September, 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 September, 2009

Iraq: Ready for January elections?

Iraq is gearing itself for the January presidential elections. Iraqi Pundit shares his views in this post.

Lebanon: How Lebanese is Hummous?

Are Tabbouleh, Hummus and Falafel Lebanese? Beirut Spring jumps straight into the medley.

Bahrain: Observations from Dubai

Bint Battuta in Bahrain travels to Dubai and here are her observations.

Oman: Lost in The Lost Symbol

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.

Bahrain: Life Changing Decisions

Bahraini Mariam had to plan her next three years in a matter of hours. Find out why in this post.

Kuwait: Blogging under the Spotlight

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...

Israel: Losing Patience with Obama

“We are losing patience with Obama as well, and so are many of the American people,” writes Israeli Goyisherebbe, at Shiloh Musings.

UAE: Dubai Metro Pride

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...

Kuwait: The Trouble with Non-Smokers

Mark blogs at TwoFortyEightAm about the dilemma facing non-smokers in Kuwait.

Palestine: Real Palestinians?

Palestinian Mohammed Obaidat [Ar] asks his countrymen if they are real Palestinians.

World: Tweeting Gaddafi's Address to the United Nations

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...

Arab Diaspora: Shall I Marry a Non-Arab?

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...

Oman: Online Activists Questioned

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...

Palestine: Scenes from Gaza

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...

Jordan: GPS nightmare

Jordanian Ahmad Humeid writes: “This GPS/Mapping story in Jordan is turning into a really painful one!”

Syria: Back to School

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...

UAE: Heart's Content

From the UAE, The Devil Wears Prada pours out her heart's content in this post.

Palestine: Ramadan in Gaza

Palestinian Nazek Abu Rahma posts photographs showing scenes from the Holy month of Ramadan in Gaza here

Palestine: The 9/11 Industry

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.

Egypt: “Drivers don't enjoy protection”

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...

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