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
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.
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.
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 finally has a new president. Fouad Masoum, a 76-year-old Kurdish politician, has been elected to the post.
The Sunni extremist organisation considers the veneration of saints apostasy and Shia Muslims as heretics
Day 13 - Confirmed - 437 Palestinians killed.
Palestinians say it is raining fire in Gaza, after Israel started ground operations into the besieged enclave tonight.
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.
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.
Arabs gloat at Brazil's humiliating defeat in the World Cup semi-finals which ended minutes ago
Mona Seif blogs about love, pain and hope in this must-read post about about her sister Sanaa, jailed for protesting in Egypt.