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 September, 2010
Jordan: Introducing the Bitter Khalto
Have you heard of the ‘bitter Khalto’ or an older woman you would call auntie out of respect? Jordanian Rand fills us in.
Iraq: Inside a Hospital
Inside Iraq reports in the daily carnage in Iraq from a hospital corridor.
Iraq: The Little Boy Who Could Not See
Iraqi Layla Anwar writes about the “little boy who couldn't see.”
Iraq: The Endless Suffering of Iraqis
Iraqi Faiza Al Arji describes the situation in Iraq, from health to agriculture, to education and the destroyed infrastructure.
Bahrain: Who is Ali Abdulemam?
Bahraini blogger Hussain Yousif describes his jailed friend blogger Ali Abdulemam in this post. For more details on Ali's arrest, read this.
Bahrain: Access to Political Societies Websites Blocked
Bahrain has blocked access to countless websites, blogs and the websites of political societies, ahead of parliamentary elections. Mahmood Al Yousif comments on the development here.
Bahrain: Human Rights Societies
Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif gives us a sneak preview to what has been happening on the human rights societies scene recently.
Bahrain: Unwatchable TV
Mahmood Al Yousif, from Bahrain, is livid that more money is being pumped into Bahrain Television. He writes: “this .. television station must be the most invested in in the history of broadcast and it’s still a completely unwatched and unwatchable station. And when it is watched, on those rare...
Morocco: Human Rights Activist Arrested for Buying Alcohol
“The well-known Moroccan activist Abdullah Zaazaa was arrested in his Casablanca neighborhood of Bouchentou, for buying alcohol during Ramadan,” writes Ursula Lindsey at The Arabist.
Egypt: The US, Sharia Courts and Hysteria
Issandr El Amrani, from The Arabist, shares his thoughts on Islamophobia, Sharia courts and hysteria in this post.
Egypt: The Proposal
Miss SunShine, from Egypt, writes about a marriage proposal here.
Kuwait: Earthquake Question
From Kuwait, Mark asks: “Did anyone feel an earthquake around 2:25PM?” He adds: “Looks like an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 hit near a city called Kazerun in Southern Iran.”
Saudi Arabia: Gay Saudi Diplomats
From Saudi Arabia, John Burgess at Crossroads Arabia has more on gay Saudi diplomats.
Egypt: Cancer Statistics Alarm
“The former head of tumors institute revealed in a medical conference recently held in Cairo that between 150,000-200, 000 get cancer annually because of Insecticides, the carcinogenic insecticides used in our vegetables and fruits!!” writes Zeinobia, at Egyptian Chronicles.
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab Banned from Travelling
Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab reports on Twitter: “#bahrain I am banned from traveling.”
Bahrain: BlackBerry News Services Banned – Again
“Bahrain’s authorities have ordered a BlackBerry news provider to stop his services, citing violations of the media laws,” writes Habib Toumi. This is the second time this service is banned.
Egypt: RIP Ahmed Maher
“Former Egyptian minister of foreign affairs Ahmed Maher passed away earlier today after a sudden heart attack according to Egyptian media,” writes Zeinobia, from Egypt.
Israel: Facebook Tags
David Bogner, from Israel, asks: “Am I the only one who is completely tired of receiving email notifications saying that [insert name of someone you kinda/sorta know] has tagged a picture/video of you on Facebook?”
Bahrain: Infallible Prophets
Are all prophets infallible? Bint Battuta in Bahrain digs deeper into the issue.
Egypt: Mubarak Leads the World
A doctored photograph which appeared in an Egyptian paper showing Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak at the Washington Middle East peace meeting has been exposed. Issandr El Amrani, from The Arabist, sheds more light on the situation here.
Egypt: A 210-year-old map on Google Earth
How would a 210-year-old map of Cairo look on Google Earth today? Egyptian blogger Mostafa attempts an answer, with must-see illustrations.