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Amira Al Hussaini · March, 2010

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 March, 2010

Saudi Arabia: Call to Demolish the Grand Mosque

“Shiekh (?) Yousuf al-Ahmad from Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University in Riyadh has shamelessly called for demolishing of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and rebuilding it in a way...

Saudi Arabia to mark Earth Hour

“On March 27, Saudi Arabia will take part in Earth Hour by switching off power for an hour,” announced the SaudiEmbassyUSA on Twitter.

Jordan: Truck Loads of Creativity

“If you are in the creativity business, look no further than Jordan to find your fix of Inspiration. It comes in the truck loads here,” writes Jordanian blogger Qwaider.

Palestine: Bashing Islam Vs Criticizing Israel

“Bashing Islam is Freedom of Speech, Criticizing Israel is a Hate Crime,” is the title of a post by Mohamed Khodr at Palestinian blog Sabbah Report.

Saudi Arabia: Mating Dates

Dates are a major agricultural export crop in Saudi Arabia. Crossroads Arabia explains how dates are mated.

Saudi Arabia: Saudi Women, Foreign Husbands

“Saudi Arabia makes it complicated for a Saudi male to marry a foreign woman. It’s even harder for a Saudi woman to marry a foreign man,” writes John Burgess at...

Qatar: Paper Apology

‘The local paper, The Peninsula, has just had to issue an apology for a news headline last week which referred to people with Down Syndrome and other genetic disorders as...

Qatar: Tent needed for Animal Shelter

The Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS) is in urgent need of a tent. “As the temperature is rising daily we are in desperate need to get some kind of structure...

Saudi Arabia: Journalist Leaves to be with Canadian Husband

From Saudi Arabia, Tara Umm Omar shares the story of a Saudi female reporter who has decided to leave her country to be with her Canadian husband. “Hassna'a will go...

Saudi Arabia: Introducing Saudi Life

Tara Umm Omar, from Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis, introduces us to Saudi Life – a web portal for Saudi expats and those interested in learning about Saudi Arabia.

Egypt: RIP Fouad Zakariyya

On The Arabist, Issandr El Amrani marks the death of Fouad Zakariyya, a leading Egyptian philosopher and sophisticated critic of Islamist thought, in this post.

Egypt: Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is celebrated on March 21 across all Arab countries. Nermeena, from Egypt, celebrates early with this post.

Bahrain: New Mobile Phone Operator

A new mobile phone operator is in the market. Bahraini emoodz explains why he is dissatisfied with his current operator and why he won't jump ship.. just not yet.

Bahrain: F1 Missionaries

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif took this “really interesting and clashing shot” during the Formula One weekend. Click on the link to check it out.

Algeria: The Cabinet in Numbers

Algerian American blogger The Moor Next Door takes a closer look at the composition of the Algerian government here.

Israel: Shin Bet “Detains” Reporter

Jewish blogger Richard Silverstein claims that the Shin Bet has secretly detained a reporter for leaking top-secret memos on targetted assassinations.

Bahrain: Ferrari Fans Rejoice as Alonso Wins Bahrain Grand Prix

The first race of the 2010 Formula One season is over and the dust may have settled on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir desert but the buzz continues online.

Saudi Arabia: The media on blogging

Fox News published a story entitled Saudi Bloggers Shatter the Kingdom's Silence and Censorship. The SUSRIS Blog discusses what went wrong.

Qatar: FIFA World Cup bid makes friends on Facebook

More than 57,000 fans have so far joined a Facebook group in support of Qatar's bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup (football).

Iraq: It's Election Day on Twitter!

It's election day in Iraq and the Twittersphere has been abuzz with updates since the early morning. Professional and citizen journalists toyed with Twitter to keep us abreast with the...

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