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Amira Al Hussaini · July, 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 July, 2010

Qatar: Expats Question Future Plans

If you are a long term resident in one of the GCC countries, what are your long-term plans? What will you do when you return home? At Qatar Living, expatriates...

Algeria: The Origins of the Berbers

Where did the Berbers originate from? Algerian linguist Lameen Souag attempts an answer here. Please read the comments too.

Israel: “Oliver Stone is a Nutcase”

“Oliver Stone is a nutcase,” announces Yael, from Life in Israel. “Oliver Stone has come out with some virulently anti-semitic comments, claiming that Jews control the media, downplayed the Holocaust,...

Syria: Mariya continues her story-telling

From Syria, Mariya enchants her readers with another story on history, love and relationships, which she will post in series. This is the first part.

Egypt: Americans need appointments to visit Embassy

Joseph Mayton, who is based in Cairo, tweets: “American Embassy in Cairo bars Americans from walk-ins, starts appointment only access to Embassy – down with Embassies!”

Yemen: A Tour of Al Mukalla

From Yemen, Omar takes us on a tour of Al Mukalla here. Click on the link to check out the photographs.

Iraq: Going Back to America

Ice Cold, from the Kirkuk Air Base in Iraq, tweets: “It's official… we're here in Irq another 4 more weeks… Nothing cam be finer than gettin’ back to Carolina!!!”

Lebanon: Tweet Up Date Set

A tweet up (a meeting for Twitter users) will be held in Hamra, Beirut, on July 28, from 7pm to 10pm local time. Here are the details.

Syria: A Sample of Syrian Proverbs

The Arabic language is rich with proverbs. A sample of Syrian proverbs can be found here.

Saudi Arabia: Muttawa in Action

Saudi Woman shows a visitor the Muttawa (religious policemen) in action in one of the malls.

Iraq: Ban on topless women?

After France imposed a ban on the veil, Iraqi Layla Anwar tweeted: “I am looking forward to see a ban on topless Western tourists on Muslim countries beaches…”

Morocco: Horse Riding in Morocco

The View from Fez introduces us to horse riding in Morocco.

Saudi Arabia: Dear Moron

In Saudi Arabia, all businesses shut down during prayer times. Ahmed Al-Omran sends out the following tweet: “Dear moron at post office who refused to serve me b/c “it's prayer...

Lebanon: Sex and the City

From Lebanon, Guy Meets World reviews Sex and the City, the movie.

Jordan: Jailed for MSN Messages

A Jordanian computer science student has been sentenced to two years in prison by the State Security court for supposedly insulting HM King Abdullah during a chat with a friend...

Jordan: Has Technology Killed Our Romanticism?

Computers and technology play an important role in our everyday lives. One blogger from Jordan remembers the romanticism of getting a letter in the mail and declares on her blog:...

Bahrain: Blogger Meet up?

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati appeals on Twitter: “Bahrain's bloggers of yesterday, tweeps of today.. You are now officially missed.. We should get together sometime for old time's sake.. Eh?”

Jordan: Tweet the Foreign Minister

From Jordan, Khaled El Ahmad tweets: “Send us your Questions for #Jo Foreign Minister @NasserJudeh using #QFMJO He will answer them live on Sunday July 18th #Amman #Jo RT/Pls”

Iraq: Covering up a Sex Scandal

Omar, from Iraq the Model, compares a sex scandal cover up in Najaf to that in the Vatican.

Egypt: Let's Tweet Mubarak to Death!

“LET'S TWEET MUBARAK TO DEATH !!!” writes Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas on Twitter.

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