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 July, 2014
Israel's Protective Edge Has Killed More Palestinians in Gaza Than Operation Cast Lead Did in 2008
A total of 1,437 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as Israel continues its offensive against the enclave for the 24th day, surpassing that in Cast Lead, six years ago.
PHOTO: Crowds Outside a Cairo Liquor Store
A photograph showing crowds outside a popular Cairo liquor store is making the rounds online. On Twitter, Tom Gara shares it with his 27.9K followers: Pic doing the rounds on FB of the scene at Drinkies, a popular Cairo liquor store, now that Ramadan is over. pic.twitter.com/VMsbiNtInH — Tom Gara...
Palestinians Accuse Israel of War Crimes, Push for ICC Trial Gets Support Online
Palestinian officials have started legal proceedings to put Israel on trial in the International Criminal Court for committing war crimes. Online, netizens tweet their support.
PHOTO: Palestinians Teach Life
Palestinian Sayel tweets to his 1,800 plus followers on Twitter the following photograph of Gazans planting flowers in Israeli shells. He notes: Palestinians from the Gaza planting flowers in Israeli shells being thrown at their houses.We teach life,Sir! #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/V04x0nVXTa — صايل (@Falestinianism) July 26, 2014 Today is Day 19...
Photo: Watching Rockets Fly Over Gaza from Space
From outer space, astronaut Alexander Gerst watches as Gaza erupts in flames. He tweets: My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel pic.twitter.com/jNGWxHilSy — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) July 23, 2014 This photograph has been retweeted 33K times so far.
Shelling of a School Where Gazans Had Taken Shelter Kills Women, Children and UN Staff
A total of 800 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 5,200 injured since clashes between Israel and Gaza started 18 days ago.
Iraq Moves Toward a New Government With Fouad Masoum's Election as President
Iraq finally has a new president. Fouad Masoum, a 76-year-old Kurdish politician, has been elected to the post.
Video: ISIS Destroys Prophet Jonah's Mosque in Mosul, Iraq
The Sunni extremist organisation considers the veneration of saints apostasy and Shia Muslims as heretics
Timeline of Israeli Air Attacks on Gaza in 2014
CrowdVoice, a user-powered service that tracks voices of protest from around the world, lists a timeline of Israeli air attacks on Gaza in 2014. Here's an excerpt from their “explore the backstory” section: A series of abductions and murders has inflamed age-old tensions and sparked armed unrest in Gaza. It...
Day of Horror in Gaza as Israel Bombs Residential Neighbourhood, Death Toll Crosses 450
Day 13 - Confirmed - 437 Palestinians killed.
It's Raining Fire in Gaza: Israel Starts Ground Invasion
Palestinians say it is raining fire in Gaza, after Israel started ground operations into the besieged enclave tonight.
Israel Begins Ground Operations in Gaza
Israeli forces have begun to enter Gaza, after 10 days of shelling that has killed more than 200 Palestinians. The escalation comes after Hamas rejected a truce brokered by Egypt.
Palestinian Drones Fly on Israel
Palestinian Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, unveiled three models of unmanned drones today, which it said it flew into Israeli skies. Journalist Dima Khatib tweets: Al Qassam Brigades say they made 3 models of Ababil drones: A1A, A1B, A1C. Pic v @QudsN of A1B during a mission pic.twitter.com/sTfW0bVS98 —...
If I Were A Dictator, I Would Consider You My Enemy
Marcell Shehwaro adds her voice to #Douma4, the campaign to free leading Syrian human rights activists and opposition figures kidnapped in Douma by Islamist militants.
Nobody Should Be a Number: Names of Those Killed in Gaza
More than 100 Palestinians, many of whom were women and children, were killed since Israel launched Operation Defense Edge against Gaza last week At +972, Michael Omer-Man lists their names in this post entitled “Nobody should be a number: Names of those killed in Gaza.” No Israelis have been killed...
Arabs Gloat at Brazil's World Cup Defeat
Arabs gloat at Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup semi-finals which ended minutes ago
Joined by Love, Separated by Egypt's Prison Walls
Mona Seif blogs about love, pain and hope in this must-read post about about her sister Sanaa, jailed for protesting in Egypt.
Egypt Raises Fuel Prices by up to 78 Per Cent
Egyptian netizens are fuming over a price hike in fuel prices, which they say will lead to an increase in transportation, food and services costs.