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Amira Al Hussaini · September, 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 September, 2013

26 September 2013

Protests in Sudan: Dozens Feared Dead

Sudan's answer against protests was cutting off the Internet and killing dozens of protestors. Activists say Sudan pulled the Internet plug to stop activists from sharing its crackdown on protestors.

17 September 2013

Why Are Saudi Boys Painting their Nails?

Saudi boys are painting their nails and showing off their hairy legs as part of a Twitter hashtag which translates to Take a Picture of Yourself Like a Girl Does.

Egypt – “A Dangerous Place for Journalists”

Egyptian blogger and journalist Abdulmonem Mahmood has left Egypt, saying he fears for his life.

10 September 2013

Jordanian MP Fires Kalashnikov in Parliament

A Jordanian Member of Parliament opened fire on another MP while Parliament was in session today. No one was injured in the fiasco.

Pro-Assad And/Or Anti-War Demonstrations?

Pro-Assad and Anti-war are two things that don't mix together, writes Farah on Twitter.

A Political Solution for Syria

Humour: Potential Targets in the Strike on Syria

9 September 2013

“World is Happy for Assad to Continue Killing Syrians”

Syria has agreed to put its chemical weapons under international control. Activists say the tactic will buy Assad time to continue killing people with the other weapons at his disposal.

Saudi Arabia Monitors its Lawyers Tweets

Saudi Arabia is monitoring tweets by lawyers. Many see this as another blow to freedom of expression and advocating for people's rights in the absolute monarchy.

8 September 2013

Egypt's #SpyDuck is Served for Dinner

A stork accused of being a duck and framed for espionage and arrested in Egypt has ended up as a meal for an Egyptian family.

4 September 2013

Drums of War on Syria Getting Louder

The drums of war are getting louder as US lawmakers prepare to vote on a "punitive" bombing campaign on Syria. Online, everyone has become an overnight expert on Syria.

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