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 January, 2008
Turkey: US Presidential Elections
Turkish blogger Metin discusses the US Presidential elections in this post.
MENA: Little Interest in US Elections
The Lounsbury says there isn't much interest in the Middle East and North Africa in the US elections at this stage. He further adds: “This being said, operationally or ‘conversationally’ speaking, I would say that there is but passing interest in MENA, except among those circles that may be qualified...
Dubai: Getting to Grips with Inflation
“I've been banging on about the effects of inflation on business, and the economy in general, for a while, so it's good to see that important people are now going public with their concerns. And it's very good to see the media actually reporting it,” notes Seabee, who is based...
UAE: Investing in Employees
“Dear Readers: What are your thoughts about why UAE employers invest so little in their employees? Or is it just a myth that they don't?” writes John Chilton.
Tunisia: Four Lebanese Jailed for Facebook Remark
Tunisian Subzero Blue wonders after reading about the arrest of four Lebanese students for making crude remarks on Facebook: “When people get thrown into jail for stuff like this you can't help but feel how long the road ahead still is. Should this really be an issue? Don't these judges...
Israel: Relations with the Germans and Poles
Imshin, from Israel, discusses the relationship between Israelis and Germans and Poles in this post.
Israel: First Anniversary
Rahel, from Israel, brings us the touching tale of a cat which was rescued in this post.
Israel: Read At Your Own Risk
Shira, from Israel, posts a picture of a Bible with a warning.
Yemen: Historical Monuments
From Yemen, Omar Barsawad introduces us to two historical monuments from his country.
Qatar: Strange Lights Over Doha
Qatar's bloggers are looking at the night's skies trying to understand what the strange bouncing lights a blogger captured with her camera phone are all about. Is it a UFO, an aircraft, a meteor or Spiderman?
Palestine: Bloggies 2008 Skip Middle East Blogs
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah accuses Bloggies 2008 of not including Middle East blogs in their categories for this year's awards.
Palestine: Qassams, Gas or Hamas?
Is it the Qassams, gas or Hamas that brought on the latest crisis in Gaza. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah spells out his thoughts in this post.
Israel: Gaza's Electricity Consumption
From Jerusalem, Gideon Lichfield writes about how much electricity Gaza consumes.”Assuming 1.4m people live in Gaza (some say 1.5m), and that its peak wintertime electricity consumption — ie, when Israel isn’t cutting off the fuel — is 250MW (UN figures, though 240MW has also been reported), then that’s 180W per...
Bahrain: Highbrow to Eyebrow
“Before moving to Bahrain I had never touched my eyebrows,” writes Bint Battuta, who has since caved in to pressure and religiously follows threaders around.
Morocco: Who is Responsible for the Gaza Crisis?
From Morocco, Abdelilah Boukili asks who is responsible for the current situation in Gaza.
Saudi's Women Drivers
El Naar links to an article which discusses Saudi Arabia's plan to allow female drivers.
Blogger of the Week: Salam Adil
Global Voices Online kicks off a series of weekly interviews with the bloggers and cyberactivists who amplify the voices of citizen journalists in their countries on this site. Our first interview is with Iraqi Salam Adil, who brings us the heartbreaking stories, joys, observations, tribulations and hopes of Iraqi bloggers.
MENA: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr…It's Freezing
Brrrr... It's freezing in the Middle East is the message that has been popping up on blogs recently. Here's a round up of what some of the region's bloggers had to say about the cold spell, in the otherwise warm and sometimes explosive hotspot of the world.
Morocco: Sacred Music Festival
The View From Fez announces the programme for this year's Festival of World Sacred Music.
Bahrain: Save the Patients
A doctor by profession, Bahraini in Alaska is appalled with the inhumane manner in which certain patients are dealt with at the main government hospital in Bahrain.
Kuwait: Get Children off the Streets
Fonzy from Kuwait calls upon parents to get children off the streets – where accidents are waiting to happen.