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 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 attempt to answer the inevitable question: What will you do when you return home?
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, defended Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and complained about Jewish influence in the United States…” she continues.
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 time,” 1) u r a disgrace to this religion, & 2) I paid for this service.”
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 on MSN Messenger. Naseem Tarawnah reacts.
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: "I hate electronics."
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.
Algeria: Has Hypocrisy become Fashionable?
Algerian blogger Salim reflects on hypocrisy and asks: Has hypocrisy become fashionable? Let's see what drives him to this conclusion in this post.