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 January, 2010
Lebanon: 90 Presumed Dead After Ethiopian Airlines Jet Plunges into Sea
Condolences poured in on Twitter after an Ethiopian Airlines jet plunged into the Mediterranean minutes after its take off from Beirut, Lebanon. All 90 people on board are presumed dead after the plane caught fire during a lightning storm and crashed into the sea.
Egypt: A Country's National Debt
Zeinobia at Egyptian Chronicles discusses her country's national debt in this post.
Jordan: One Year After Gaza
Jordanian blogger Ali Dahmash dedicates this post to Gaza and asks: “But what did Israel achieve after a year of the war?”
Iraq: Baathist Plans
Iraq Pundit remarks: “Just because Iraqis are scared, it doesn't mean the Baathists aren't out to get us.”
Iraq: An Iraqi Prayer
At Mideast Youth, Iraqi blogger Wamith Al-Kassab offers an Iraqi prayer: “So maybe one day someone up there in the heaven above decides that the Iraqi people need a break from corruption, sectarian violence and ignorance and could use some human rights, freedom and peace.”
UAE: Burj Dubai Opens with Twitter Fanfare
Dubai has pulled all the stops to signal the opening of the world's tallest tower - Burj Dubai or Burj Khalifa. The 828 metre (2,717 ft) super tall skyscraper is being opened now with much fanfare despite the gloom that has surrounded the emirate's economy in recent weeks.
UAE: How Safe is Your Food?
How safe is your food? Dubai-based blogger Alexander McNabb shares his food knowledge on Fake Plastic Souks.