Politics

Leave Bassiouni Alone!

Leave Bassiouni Alone!

16 Aug, '110 Comments

Twitter was a twitter last night with “news” of an all out war on Bassioni’s commission and his resignation after him and members of his commission were verbally and physically attacked by a mob. The ex-minister of Information, Nabeel Al-Hamar posted the following: Translation: A group of anarchists assaulted the headquarters of the fact finding […]

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Bahrain’s Shame

Bahrain’s Shame

14 Aug, '1110 Comments

I love it when our enlightened officials use the severely broken record of “we’re a democracy” while they literally sign off on the destitution of their own countrymen for daring to exercise their democratic rights. To add insult to injury, even when the land’s King orders, orders their re-instatement, they completely ignore that royal order […]

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Parallels between Bahrain and London?

Parallels between Bahrain and London?

11 Aug, '1129 Comments

To the sad sad people who’re trying their utmost to compare what has happened in Bahrain to the UK’s current riots and come to the staggering realization that they’re one and the same: don’t. The twains do not and shall never meet. Over there, it’s yobs, criminals and looters running rampant and they deserve nothing […]

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Medical sector in shambles

Medical sector in shambles

10 Aug, '112 Comments

This was reported in Al-Wasat this morning: وأكد أطباء موقوفون أن السماهيجي بحاجة إلى عملية فوراً، حتى لا تتضاعف حالته الصحية، وذلك بعد تعرضه لجلطة، مشيرين إلى أن العملية تتطلب قدوم طبيب من خارج البحرين، أو السماح لأحد الأطباء الموقوفين عن العمل بإجراء العملية. Translation: The suspended doctors confirmed that Dr. Al-Samahiji requires immediate surgery […]

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Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform – ICG report

Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform – ICG report

8 Aug, '114 Comments

A new report from the International Crisis Group: Following a spasm of violence, Bahrain faces a critical choice between endemic instability and slow but steady progress toward political reform. The most sensible way forward is to launch a new, genuine dialogue in which the political opposition is fairly represented and to move toward changes that […]

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