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Amira Al Hussaini · February, 2011

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 February, 2011

28 February 2011

World: And the Best Actor Award Goes to Gaddafi!

Colin Firth may have won the Oscar for Best Actor, but it was Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi who got the most mentions. Depending on where you are, tweeps...

26 February 2011

Oman: The People Want an End to Corruption

"The people want an end to corruption" chanted thousands of Omanis, who have been protesting since Friday in Salalah and Sohar, as well as other parts of Oman. Ministerial changes...

Mauritania: Pro-Democracy Protests Break Out in Nouakchott

Protests broke out in Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott, today, after young people assembled themselves online to call for rallies, which demand social, political and economic reforms, and an end to Mauritania's...

25 February 2011

Libya: Defiant Gaddafi: “People who don't love me don't deserve to live”

Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi allegedly addressed supporters in Tripoli's Green Square, promising more gloom and doom to people protesting against his rule. In his latest speech, broadcast today on...

Libya: Refugees Leave as Humanitarian Aid and Journalists Trickle in

As Libyan dictator Muammer Al Gaddafi continues to cling to power, killing protesters who are standing up against him in the process in the most brutal and horrendous crackdown to...

Iraq: A Day of Rage Begins

Today marks a Day of Rage in Iraq as thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to call for social and economic reforms and an end to corruption. Pro-change or...

24 February 2011

Libya: Obama Speaks, Tweeps Heckle

United States President Barack Obama broke his silence on Libya in a speech at the White House on Wednesday, but his words did little to satisfy the listening masses on...

23 February 2011

Bahrain: Jailed Blogger Ali Abdulemam Free

Jailed Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam is finally free. The news was welcomed by netizens from around the world, as tweeps posted pictures of a smiling Ali being greeted by family...

22 February 2011

Libya's Gaddafi: Death to All for Everything

Libya's dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi just gave a furious speech on Libyan State TV today warning and threatening anti-government protesters and their supporters, that the Libya would end up like...

Libya: Why was Gaddafi Late?

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. Libya's dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi is now speaking on State TV. In the wait leading up to his speech, tweeple...

21 February 2011

Libya: Qaradawi Issues Gaddafi Fatwa

As the carnage and horror coming out of Libya continues to dominate our timelines, top Muslim cleric Youssef Al Qaradawi issued a fatwa (religious edict) calling for anyone who can...

Libya: Stop Gaddafi's Massacre

The world is watching in horror, as harrowing reports are making their way from Libya. News of the aerial bombing of Tripoli has united people from all over the world...

Kuwait: Stateless ‘Bedoun’ Demand Rights

Kuwait's stateless population, also known as ‘bedoun' (without nationality), has been holding protests for the third day in a row, calling for equal rights and a citizenship in the country...

Libya: Gaddafi Junior's Speech Welcomed with Shoes and Slippers

Libyan dictator's son Saif Al Islam Al Gaddafi addressed Libyans earlier on Libyan State television, blaming everything other than his father for the massive protests and bloodshed the country has...

20 February 2011

Libya: Gaddafi Son's Excuses for the People's Uprising

Libyan dictator's son Saif Al Islam Al Gaddafi is addressing Libyans on State television, blaming everything other than his father for the massive protests and bloodshed the country has been...

Bahrain: Protesters Continue to Camp at Pearl Roundabout

Depending on how you look at it, Bahraini protesters have either 'liberated' or 'occupied' the Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout in the capital Manama, and say they plan to stay there until...

Arab World: The Uprisings Continue

It's revolution time across the Arab world, with people rising and calling for political, economic and social reforms. Rallies, demonstrations and protests across the region are flooding our timelines, with...

17 February 2011

Bahrain: State TV Says Protesters Had Swords, Guns and Ammunition

Bahrain Television just aired the government's account of today's pre-dawn raid on protesters gathered at the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama, which left five people dead, scores injured and...

Bahrain: Chilling Accounts from Witnesses to Pearl ‘Massacre’

Horrific accounts of the barbaric pre-dawn raid in which protesters were dispersed by security forces from the Pearl Roundabout, where they have set up camp to press for demands, continue...

Bahrain: One Person Killed During Pre-Dawn Police Raid

We reported earlier on the pre-dawn raid by Bahrain's police forces on the protesters who have been gathered at Pearl Roundabout in the capital city of Manama since February 14....

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