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Amira Al Hussaini

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.

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Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini

27 June 2014

In Syria We Have All Become Killers

The Bridge

What do you feel when the security checkpoint where your mother was killed is destroyed in a bombing?

14 June 2014

Social Media Sites Unblocked in Iraq, But is the Worst Yet to Come?

"Apparently blockage of social media sites were removed now in #Iraq, the fear is that the Gov is getting ready 2 cut the Internet," tweets Mohamed Najem.

10 June 2014

Islamic Militants Seize Control of Mosul, Second Largest Iraqi City

Iraq's second largest city Mosul fell into the hands of Islamist militants today (June 10). Reports say the militants are from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

29 May 2014

Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections; Only Opponent Sabahi Comes in Third

General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a landslide victory, topping his only oppopent Hamdeen Sabahi, who came in third place. After three days of voting, Sisi won 93.3 per cent of...

21 May 2014

Mubarak is a Thief Hashtag Greets his Three-Year Prison Sentence

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling state funds. Wry bloggers wonder why the sentence is so lenient.

12 May 2014

From Liberated Aleppo

The Bridge

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

3 May 2014

Syria: Love in the Time of Tyranny

The Bridge

"Wherever I look in Syria, I come across crazy stories of love, brave as a rose stubbornly growing, despite the weeds and thorns trying to suffocate it," writes Marcell Shehwaro.

20 April 2014

Syrian Dad Appeals to British Foreign Office to Reunite Him with His Son

Wael Zain, a Syrian in London, turns to Twitter to draw attention to the plight of his five-year-old British son, who has been stranded in Syria for three years.

Syria: “Two Years Later, We are All So Terribly Wrong”

In a must-read post on Facebook, Syrian Hiba Diewati reflects on the situation in her country, on the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

Egyptian Turns to YouTube to Object to Compulsory Service in Egyptian Army

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