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Amira Al Hussaini · November, 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 November, 2011

21 November 2011

Egypt: The Revolution is Back!

Up to 100,000 people are said to be in Tahrir Square now, as police and the army continue to battle with protesters calling for an end to Egypt's military rule....

Egypt: Revolutionaries Shrug at Cabinet Resignation

The Cabinet of Dr Essam Sharaf has just asked if it could resign and the Supreme Council for Armed Forces (SCAF) is yet to decide whether it would accept their...

Egypt: Battle for Tahrir Continues for Third Day

The battle for Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, continues to rage for the third day today. Netizens keep us abreast with the action from the frontlines.

19 November 2011

Egypt: Ultras Push Police Back as the Battle for Tahrir Continues

Police and protesters spent a day battling over Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the Egyptian revolution. A few minutes ago thousands of football fans, known as ultras, descended upon the...

Morocco: Call to Free Rapper Haked

15 November 2011

Syria: Reports of Slow Internet

Arab World: Is the NYPD “Pulling a Mubarak?”

Arab netizens are watching with awe news of New York police forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park in New York. Some say they are "pulling a Mubarak"...

13 November 2011

Egypt: Plight of Bloggers Continues at Military Courts

A military court today decided to jail blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah for another 15 days, 15 days after first detaining him, pending investigations on what defenders say are trumped...

Egypt: Why Free Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah?

A military court judge will decide today whether Alaa Abd El Fattah will be released or will spend another 15 days behind bars, pending investigations on what defenders say are...

Egypt: Free Speech on Military Trial in Post-Revolution Egypt

Bloggers and freedom of speech and human rights defenders are holding their breath as Egypt's military courts decide the fate of two bloggers today.

Egypt: Police Attack Aswan Protesters Angry Over Killing of Fisherman

UAE: Telecom Regulator in Talks on Banning iPhone Messaging Features

12 November 2011

Syria: Arab League Suspends Syria's Membership

The Arab League slapped Syria on the wrist today for killing more than 3,000 of its citizens by suspending its membership from the pan-Arab group, starting on Wednesday. Netizens react...

4 November 2011

Palestine: Israeli Commandos Intercept Gaza-bound Flotilla and Arrest Activists

Israeli soldiers boarded two ships heading to Gaza earlier today. The Canadian ship Tahrir (Liberation) and Irish Saoirse (Freedom) were en route to Gaza in an attempt to break the...

2 November 2011

Palestine: New Flotilla en Route to Break Gaza Siege

A flotilla made up of a Canadian and an Irish ship is en route to Palestine, to break the siege on Gaza, it emerged today. The covert operation was under...

Egypt: Salafis Cover Up Alexandria Mermaid Statue

Salafis covered up a mermaid statue in Alexandria, Egypt, drawing ridicule and criticism from netizens. Here are some reactions from Twitter.

1 November 2011

Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Military Trial Postponed

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad, who has so far spent 216 days in prison and 71 days on hunger strike, today refused to stand trial in a military court. Sanad...

Qatar: 2013 Parliamentary Election Date Announced

Qatar today announced it will hold parliamentary elections in the second half of 2013. The announcement was made by the Qatari Emir Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and welcomed...

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