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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Ghada Jamsheer is on TIME!

Ghada Jamsheer is on TIME!

14 May, '0661 Comments

Ghada Jamsheer: Activist “We have to have equal rights for women in the Arab world” By SCOTT MACLEOD Sunday, May. 14, 2006 Five years ago, Ghada Jamsheer was at the courts in Bahrain when she saw a woman sobbing and banging her head on the ground; applying Islamic law, a judge had just denied her […]

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Reminder: Batelco Broadband Open Discussion TONIGHT.

14 May, '0625 Comments

References: Mahmood’s Den Boycott Batelco Batelco Broadband Bahrain; Prices and New Packages Buckling under pressure Batelco Responds re the new Broadband Packages BoycottBatelco Batelco CEO responds Batelco.Info Arabic coverage and forum Petitions Please sign the petition if you haven’t already, please be courteous. Sign the guestbook at boycottbatelco.com, again, please be courteous. I would like […]

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Bahrain’s National Hero is an American

Bahrain’s National Hero is an American

13 May, '0616 Comments

Not a lot of people valued Fawzi Julaid‘s input into the shaping of Bahrain’s fledgeling democracy nor understood his efforts until he was practically deported off the island, treated like one of the thousands of illegal and run-away workers, rather than a valued person who has worked tirelessly to inculcate democracy’s mechanisms in Bahrain. Even […]

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Bahrain… to the world cup?

Bahrain… to the world cup?

13 May, '0616 Comments

We have a saying in Arabic which translates to “some people’s misfortune is others’ fortune!” This is an apt saying for what is being discussed at the moment for the disqualification of Iran from the forthcoming World Cup in protest over the continuing Iranian nuclear ambitions, and its calls for the eradication of Israel: ‘Renewed […]

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The Tunnel

The Tunnel

12 May, '063 Comments

DSC02486, originally uploaded by FLYbyNIGHT. No, this is not off a computer game screen, this is a shot captured in real life by my friend, mentor and teacher Kieran O’Carrol who now works for Cathay Pacific and lives in Hong Kong. Bahrain certainly lost an excellent teacher when he left, but life goes on and […]

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