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Amira Al Hussaini

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Regional Editor for the Middle East and North Africa

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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24 March 2014

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Egypt Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters to Death

Egypt today [March 24] sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for their roles in violent riots in Minya, in Upper Egypt, last August.

23 March 2014

Tor Users on the Rise in Turkey

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Video: Egyptian Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah Released on Bail

Celebrations continue as prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah is released from jail. In his first tweet after his release, the activist vows to "continue" the struggle.

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Erdogan Vows to ‘Wipe Out’ Twitter in Turkey

Turkey has blocked Twitter – as well as Google's public DNS service, used to circumvent the block. It seems, however, that the Turkish government's plan to censor dissent has backfired.

19 March 2014

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Three Years of the Syrian Revolution: “Our Dream Remains Alive”

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Activist and blogger Marcell Shehwaro on preparations in her home city of Aleppo, and other parts of the country, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

12 March 2014

Saudi Arabia Controls Babies Names

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Syria: I Am Aleppo, Aleppo Is Me

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"Aleppo and I are alike: worn down, full of fire, confused," writes blogger/activist Marcell Shehwaro, in the first article in a series about life in Syria during the ongoing conflict.

7 March 2014

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Egyptian Woman: “Shut Up Your Mouse Obama!”

Watch this video of an Egyptian woman asking US President Barak Obama to "shut up your mouse [mouth]," which is making the rounds.

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Kuwait is Dancing and Happy

Kuwait is happy with its very own version of Pharrell's Happy music video. Watch the video to see how Kuwait dances.

Saudi Arabia Lists Muslim Brotherhood as a Terrorist Organisation

Saudi Arabia has declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation. Netizens wonder what will happen to MB members in nearby countries, like Bahrain.

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