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 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 day.
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 first day at the nursery.
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 think that our country is under French rule.”
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 and by day plot escape routs out of Algeria, via suicide or sea.”
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, I'm underage, I'd better not check that one out”‘
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 riot acts.
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 more here.
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 in Egypt. Cairo reputedly has 20 million inhabitants and I'm willing to bet about 10 million cars.”
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 Cameroon need this money more.”
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.
Bahrain: T-shirt wanted
Bahraini Ali Abdulemam needs a T-shirt. He doesn't know where to get to from.