Politics

the damsel is sulking

24 Nov, '046 Comments

All together now: ooooohhhhhhh, you pooour pooour baabieee. did Abdulnabi Salman and other MPs who uncharacteristicly stood up for the freedom of the press hurt your pooour pooour feelings? tut tut tut. Never mind, come here and get a cuddle. You can now go back into the chamber and carry on with the session. BUT […]

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Chaos as MPs clash over ban on reporter

24 Nov, '040 Comments

Parliament’s weekly session ended in chaos yesterday after MPs quarrelled over a reporter being banned from the session. Some MPs walked out in protest as Al Wasat newspaper reporter Batool Al Sayed initially refused to leave the Press box. Parliament chairman Khalifa Al Dhahrani had reportedly earlier contacted newspaper chairman Farouk Almoayyed, insisting that Ms […]

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Flip-Flopping Deputy Dawg?

Flip-Flopping Deputy Dawg?

25 Oct, '046 Comments

This should surprise us at all, we knew of his abundant qualities already with the flurry of bills and proposals he shoved down parliament’s throat over the past 2 years. We also know of his particular predilection for fame and having his picture in the papers. I don’t know why, if I had a face […]

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The National Action Charter

23 Oct, '040 Comments

was voted and approved by 98.4% of the Bahraini voting population. This document forms the start of the “new ear” of political liberty in Bahrain in King Hamad’s reign.

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Something’s amiss (redux!)

26 Sep, '0416 Comments

The papers are full this morning of the King and the Crown Prince visiting the Prime Minister at his office. When this sort of thing happens, you just know that someone somewhere has “talked bad” about the ruling family or the prime minister specifically. Thinking on it, there was supposed to have been a seminar […]

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