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Amira Al Hussaini · October, 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 October, 2009

Kuwait: Weird Wedding Things

“Do you guys know of any other weird things brides do before their wedding?” asks Kuwaiti blogger eshda3wa after her friends has decided to go into hiding before her big...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Woman for California Assembly

A Saudi-born woman, Ferial Al Masry, is running for the California State Assembly, writes Saudi blogger Qusay.

UAE: Hijab as a marketing ploy

Abayachic questions the use of hijab as a marketing ploy.

UAE: Sending a Child to School

Sending a child to school for the first time, could be difficult on many parents. Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her thoughts and feelings on her son's...

UAE: Desperate Housewife

Palestinian Eman, who lives in the UAE, discusses her life as a ‘deperate’ housewife, whose life and work rotates around her home.

Tunisia: Al Jazeera and France

From Tunisia, Farhat Al Tunisi remarks [Ar]: “The similarity between the news on Tunisia that the occupying French media and Al Jazeera broadcast has reached a point which makes you...

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Liberalism

Majid Al Hamdan [Ar], from Saudi Arabia, shares the story of Saudi liberalism in this post.

Bahrain: Bahraini Inventors

Bahraini inventors? Mahmood Al Yousif finds them in this post.

Algeria: The Culture of Rioting

The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at the culture of rioting in Algeria: “A decade of national reconciliation has produce a society where young men riot by night...

Saudi Arabia: Blogging Milestone

Blogging from Saudi Arabia, American Bedu will soon be reaching a milestone on her blog. Find out what.

Jordan: Halloween Dilemma

Jordanian Moey is considering Holloween costumes in this post: Lady Gaga is in, Michael Jackson is out.

Israel: Why I don't want to be a man

Batya, at Shiloh Musings from Israel, never wanted to be a man. Click on the link to find out why.

Saudi Arabia: Lucrative Laundry Business

American Bedu, who blogs from Saudi Arabia, remarks: “One of the very marketable and therefore competitive opportunities in Saudi Arabia is owning and operating a cleaners (laundry).”

Jordan: Serious about +18

Jordanian Ola Eliwat, from Cinnamon Zone, notes:'Seriously, when you receive an email titled “+18″, does anyone in his right mind seriously believe that someone who's under 18 will go, “Oh,...

Bahrain: Burning Tyres 101

From Bahrain, Satrawicool posts the following video on YouTube, which shows young men burning tyres on streets in protest against the arrest of activists and youth in connection to other...

Saudi Arabia: The Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis Revamped

Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis is introducing new changes for its readers.

Egypt: No to Succession

Political forces in Egypt are rallying against succession. Zeinobia writes about how politicians are campaigning against President Hosni Mubarak passing on the torch to his son Gamal. Dalia Ziada has...

Egypt: Meet the Carpoolers

Blogging from Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani reports: “A young friend of my daughter's recently sent me a link to a webpage started by one of her friends to encourage carpooling...

Egypt: Dictators and their wives

After seeing pictures of Cameroon's first lady, Egyptian Zeinobia remarks: “I do not how much money she spent on her hair and her looks but I know the people of...

Bahrain: Finding her feet

 Bahraini-German Mariam, who blogs at On Top of the Box, is finding her feet at university in England. Click here to find out how she is coping.

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