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.
Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini from December, 2013
The Islamic Caliphate Car Number Plates Come to Syria
Zaid Benjamin shares on Twitter a photograph of the first car in Syria with the Islamic Caliphate state registration plates: The first car in #Syria registered under Caliphate State #ISIS pic.twitter.com/HdUsrxtacy — Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) December 28, 2013 The number plates are operated by the Islamic State of Syria and...
Lebanon: Don't Drink and Drive
Lebanon's traffic authorities have launched a don't drink and drive campaign ahead of New Year's eve celebrations. On Twitter, the traffic department shares this photograph:
Egypt: 27 Photographs from Hala'ib
Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shares this slideshow of photographs from Hala'ib, a Red Sea port and town, located in the Hala'ib Triangle, close to the Sudanese border: View “undefined” on Storify
Bahrain Preacher: “Celebrating National Day is a Sin”
Bahraini blogger Manaf Al Muhandis tweets from a sermon before Friday prayers in Bahrain, in which the preacher declares that celebrating National Day is a sin.
How do police lineups in Lebanon work?
Lebanese blogger Karl Sharro tells us how the newly introduced police lineups work in Lebanon here.
Jihadists Online: The Dark Side of the Internet
Islamist Jihadists are online. Lebanese blogger – and occasional satirist – Karl Sharro tweets: I honestly sometimes can't tell anymore if I'm watching news from Syria or a period drama from early Islamic history. — Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) December 16, 2013 Syrian Noor Al Ali replies: @KarlreMarks Have you come...
Cold, Rain and Flooding for 1.8 Million Palestinians in Gaza this Winter
Around 10,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza were displaced from their homes after four days of torrential rain.
It Snowed in Egypt but the Snow-Covered Sphinx Photograph is a Hoax
This photograph of the Sphinx in Giza, Cairo, has gone viral, after Egypt's biggest snow storm in more than 100 years. There is one problem though - it isn't real.
Never Argue with Egyptian Graffiti
On Twitter, Omar Kamel, from Egypt, notes: You can't argue with graffiti. #Egypt pic.twitter.com/G7vNdFqfwE — Omar Kamel (@OmarKamel) December 15, 2013
Syria's Homs: Once a Great City, Now a Winter Wasteland
CBS news correspondent Clarissa Ward tweets the photograph, saying: There are no words. Winter in #Homs #Syria – once a great city, now a wasteland pic.twitter.com/TTAiUPWVuk via @abumuqawama @borzou @RamiAlLolah — Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) December 11, 2013
Saudi Airlines Still has Manual Levers for Plane Seats
Saudi Muna AbuSulayman complains about the use of manual levers in Saudi Airlines aircraft seats: How old are theses @saudi_airlines planes!!!! 3rd time this week I was seated on them . Manuel levers??? Seriously! pic.twitter.com/8lotaiWRke — Muna AbuSulayman (@MunaAbuSulayman) December 11, 2013
No Electricity in Gaza
From Gaza, Palestine, Mohammed Al-Agha tweets: Without electricity for 14 hrs, and still waiting for ! everything here gonna be worst ! gazans have no life. #Gaza #palestine — Mohammed Al- Agha (@MZa_94) December 11, 2013 He continues [ar]: الزلمة اللي بطلع يجيب الكهربا شكله ماخد إجازة ؟ حنطبق ال24 ساعة...
Traffickers Force Smuggled Refugees to Rape Each Other in Sinai
About 30,000 people have been trafficked to Sinai, Egypt, over the last five years. Cairo-based journalist Bel Trew tweets from a Press conference on the matter, to shed light on "a hugely under-reported issue."
Egypt Mourns Poet of the People Ahmed Fouad Negm
Revolutionary Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm died yesterday at the age of 84. Netizens from across the Arab world mourn his death.
Five Arab Countries Among Top 10 Corrupt Worldwide
Five Arab countries have been named among the top 10 most corrupt countries, according to Transparency International's newly released annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Egyptian Amro Ali reacts: Congrats Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia & Sudan – 5 Arab states top most corrupt list http://t.co/7rsD6xErlA Egypt needed a break from rankings —...