Latest posts by Amira Al Hussaini
Joe the Plumber stole the limelight at last night's presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. Who is Joe the Plumber? What is his relation to Joe Six-Pack? And what has he got to do with the elections? Bloggers from around the world weigh in.
Last night's final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain brought a mixed bag of reactions from bloggers around the world. Who appeared more presidential? And how did bloggers translate their facial expressions and body language? Here are a few snippets.
Mickey Mouse must die, declared a Saudi cleric in a television interview. Or perhaps that is not exactly what he said. Regardless, the interview found its way to television screens and newspaper headlines around the world and bloggers are at loggerheads with the issue. Did the cleric literally mean that Mickey Mouse must die or was it just another ploy to sensationalise and poke fun of anything an Arab and a Muslim utters?
If you think that the incomprehensible sounds babies make mean nothing, think again. Keeping up with the times, the blogopshere is abuzz over Fisher-Priceâ€™s Baby Cuddle and Coo doll, which allegedly proclaims: "Islam is the light." Parents in the US are outraged and some shops have even pulled the 'offensive' doll off the shelves.
Obamamania has gripped the Arab World from the day Barack Obama launched his campaign. How is he faring with Arab bloggers less than a month away from the elections? And most importantly, what so Arab Americans, who can vote, have to say about the Democratic candidate?
With a little less than two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection from international bloggers on Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
With a little over two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection on Republican nominee John McCain. Is McCain totally 'out of control' or is he portraying 'cynical, dirty and politics at its best'?
Sixteen people were killed when the US Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen, was attacked with a car bomb and rockets today. One blogger was minutes away from the explosions.
Today marks the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the US, a pivotal day in history and a day which brought about so much heartbreak and destruction not only in the US but around the world. Bloggers from the Middle East reflect on the disaster.
US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived in Libya, where she met with Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi, who was once described by President Ronald Reagan as "the man dog in the Middle East." The visit, the first by a US Secretary of State in more than 50 years, was welcomed by one blogger, but raised questions among others.