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Amira Al Hussaini · August, 2013

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 August, 2013

31 August 2013

Egypt Goes Quack Over #SpyDuck

Egypt arrested a “duck” - with a spying gadget. There is more to the duck than meets the eye. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.

A Letter on Syria to Western Narcissists

Lebanon: The Smell of Death

23 August 2013

Fight Erupts in Saudi Mosque After Preacher Curses el-Sisi

The fight, uploaded on to YouTube, has gone viral and the tug-of-words continues online.

Lebanese Blogger Beirut Spring Tweets from Tripoli Bomb Explosion

Lebanese blogger Mustapha Hamoui was a few metres away from the second blast, in his own apartment, when it occurred. He reports on the unfolding mayhem.

Photo: Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally in Cairo

Pro-Morsi Supporters Rally Across Egypt

21 August 2013

Assad Accused of Dropping Chemical Bombs on Damascus Suburb Al Ghouta

Horrible footage of dying (and dead) children are plastered across social media, calling for the world to break its silence on the atrocities being committed against civilians in Syria.

14 August 2013

Egypt: “I Literally Felt a Bullet Pass Over my Shoulder”

Egyptian photojournalist Mosa'ab Elshamy was shot at, had a bullet fly over his shoulder, and had his equipment stolen as he ventured into Rabaa Al Adawiya today.

Coptic Churches Burnt in Egypt

On social media, many suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood has been fanning the flames of sectarianism, pitting Muslim against Christian, resulting in today's unprecedented wide-scale attacks.

Journalists Covering Egypt Shot At, Arrested and Threatened

"We just got shot at by birdshot trying to get into the Rabaa sit-in, crouching behind car," tweets Bel Trew, from Cairo, Egypt.

Conflicting Casualty Reports as Muslim Brotherhood Sit-ins Dispersed in Egypt

Egyptian forces are now dispersing two sit-ins in Cairo, with conflicting reports on casualties. The action is unfolding live on television. Netizens weigh in.

10 August 2013

“They have Killed Eid in Iraq”

This Ramadan marked one of the deadliest months in Iraq. Around 17 bomb explosions across the country have left 91 dead and 323 injured tonight. And the number of victims...

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