Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from November, 2010
While mainstream media across the Arab world gave the secret US Embassy cables released yesterday the cold shoulder, bloggers and Twitter users from the Middle East found much needed material to chew on.
Palestinian-American Mazin Qumsiyeh shares his views on the new NATO strategy adopted recently at Mideast Youth.
Iraq, Lebanon and South Africa. What have they all got in common? IraqPundit connects the dots in this post.
“Going daily through material related to post liberated Iraq leaves me hopeless, enraged, traumatized, gasping in horror at the extent of the hideous, heinous, grotesque acts that have been committed and are still committed in the name of Freedom,” writes Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar.
IraqiDentist shares with us snippets of his visit to Sumawah here.
Iraqi Layla Anwar points fingers at who could be behind the massacre of Christians in Iraq.
JoeSettler, at The Muqata, blogs about an interview with Sheikh Ahmed Abu-Mashhur, head of the 140,000 strong HajAhalin tribe, scattered across Palestine, Jordan and Israel.
David, from Israelity, shares his experience at a police station.
“What will you be thankful for in 2018?” asks the OneVoice blog, an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward a two-state solution.
Iraqi Sunshine shares the ordeal of her kidnapped uncle in this post. Find out if the kidnappers took the ransom and released her uncle.
From Kuwait, Mark shares the story of Abdullah Al Moussawi, a talented nine-year-old football player whose chances at stardom were cut short. Find out why.
Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad writes about the Mecca Metro at Out of Hadhramout. The blogger argues that the new railway built for pilgrims aims at making the Hajj (pilgrimage) experience green.
Dubai Metblogs shares statistics on drink-driving offenders in Dubai.
Kulsum, an Indian living in Kuwait, shares a recipe for mutton korma here.
Gulf Cup 2010 kicks off in Aden, Yemen, on November 22. Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad reflects on the significance of having Aden host this football championship which brings together teams from Iraq, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
After spending a total of 1,470 days in prison, Egyptian blogger Kareem Amer has finally been released. That period is 10 more days than the four year sentence he was slapped with for insulting Islam and President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on his blog.
Among the 1.8 million Muslims on pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the holy city of Mecca are a few stealing moments to send 140-character messages to the world. Here are snippets from the conversation on the Twittersphere.
The View from Fez recounts Morocco's telecom developments.
Jewish Morocco introduces us to 80-year-old synagogues in Er Rachidia and Oujda.
Moroccans excel in mathematics, writes sumaya, at Reading Morocco.
A meeting of Nobel Laureates will take place in Morocco in early May 2011, reports The View from Fez.