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, 2010
Bahrain: Stubbing it Out!
With the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan (month of fasting) fast approaching, Bahraini blogger Tawfeeq Al Rayash is hitting two birds with one stone. He is fasting for three months and kicking off smoking after a wake up call from his daughter.
Palestine: Gaza to Eilat and Back
At the Sabbah Report, Omar Gharaieb shares the experiences of M.K., who went on a ‘trip’ from Gaza to Eilat and back in this post.
Jordan: The Best World Cup Moments
Jordanian Hareega shares the best moments from the World Cup, which ended in South Africa, here.
Iraq: Maliki Concedes Premiership to Allawi
Omar, at Iraq The Model, updates us on the ongoing saga following the Iraqi elections.
Iraq: The Issue with Islamic Fundamentalists
Iraq Pundit has issue with the Obama administration's decision to drop references to Islamic radicalism.
Iraq: 50 Metres from Death
Iraqi Caesar of Pentra shares his experience with ‘inevitable death’ in this must read post. Fifty metres separated between him and a bomb explosion.
Egypt: Lessons from Knee Surgery
From Egypt, Maryanne Stroud Gabbani writes about her experience dealing with knee surgery. “I went in to fix my knees, but came out with a new appreciation for my life,” she concludes.
Egypt: Trouble in the Golan
Trouble is brewing in the Golan. Egyptian Chronicles zooms in.
Egypt: Miss Egypt Results
Zeinobia, from Egypt, writes about the winners of Miss Egypt 2010 here.
Bahrain: Information Ministry Gone – Restrictions Remain
From Bahrain, Mahmood Al Yousif writes about the break down of the Ministry of Information and Culture into a Ministry of Culture and an information department. “Sites will remain to be blocked and the freedom of information will continue to be at their whims,” he adds.
Saudi Arabia: Why am I on Twitter?
“Why am I on Twitter?” writes (Ar) Saudi writer Turki Aldakhil. “My friends convinced me that I was old if I didn't have an account. I wanted to feel young, so I opened one.”
Egypt: Alaa Al Aswany on World Affairs
Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswany has started blogging at the World Affairs journal. Here‘s his first post entitled Islam, Election Rigging and Right vs. Wrong.
Bahrain: Facebook Page for BSPCA
The Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals now has a page on Facebook here.
Egypt: Rehabilitation for Police Officers?
Egyptian Mostafa writes: “Since change from the top seems unlikely. Civil society should establish programs to reach out and provide alternative career options for current police officers who are willing to leave their jobs.”
Lebanon: Round up of the Lebanese Blogosphere
Lebanese blog +961 posts this week's round up of links from Lebanese blogs here.
Middle East: World Cup Final Thoughts
Psychic octopus Paul was right and Spain clinched the World Cup in the football finals, which ended in South Africa a few minutes ago. In the Arab World, Twitter users shared a few thoughts on the finale and the tournament overall.
Kuwait: My Blog is for Sale
As expected, news in a local newspaper that the Kuwaiti government is studying a proposal to monitor blogs did not go well with bloggers. One popular blogger decided to confront the news head on - announcing that his blog was for sale. Readers took the opportunity to vent.
Iraq: Falluja's contamination is worse than Hiroshima
Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar writes a detailed post about the contamination in Falluja resulting from depleted uranium and white phosphorous used in the war on Iraq – and the cover up preventing thorough research. One leading professor describes the contamination there to be worse than Hiroshima.
Iraq: My Story with Frogs
Iraqi blogger Hadia shares her story with frogs in this post.
Iraq: Layla Anwar marks Blogging Anniversary with War of Words
Iraqi blogger Layla Anwar writes about four years of blogging in this post entitled War of Words.
Iraq: Emperor Nero is in Baghdad
Emperor Nero is in Baghdad, writes IraqPundit. “The politicians are still arguing four months after the elections. They are supposed to seat a government by next week, but nobody here believes they can get it together by then,” he adds.