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Saidi, with tail firmly between his legs, forced to apologize

Saidi, with tail firmly between his legs, forced to apologize

12 Nov, '030 Comments

The cartoon above appearing in today’s Al-Wasat Newspaper nicely sums up what the Islamist MPs in particular and the Islamists in society in general are doing to the country. The guy in the middle is the Islamist MP Jassim Al-Saidi, which is clearly indicated because he’s not wearing the “‘Iqal” – (affectionately known by various […]

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The three R’s in our Arab Schools

31 Oct, '0317 Comments

A great majority of the students I talk to mention how their classrooms echo with their teachers’ shouting and instilling fear in them rather than a love of learning. Schools, for decades now, have been void of any challenge, creativity, warmth, empathy and individuality shattering into pieces the great Multiple Intelligence theory created by the […]

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Nancy oh Nancy, thank you for breathing life into our parliament!

Nancy oh Nancy, thank you for breathing life into our parliament!

22 Oct, '039 Comments

The Bahraini parliament yesterday was a whole lot of fun. They actually had the backbone to shoot down the motion to ban a Lebanese singer from performing in Bahrain. But to be fair, they gave the floor to one of the people tabling this motion, but he was slapped down by shutting off his mic […]

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Wealth and press freedom don’t always go together

21 Oct, '030 Comments

As in 2002, the ranking shows that a country’s respect for press freedom is not solely linked to its economic development. The top 50 include countries that are among the poorest in the world, such as Benin (29th position), Timor-Leste (30th) and Madagascar (46th). Conversely, the 50 countries that respect press freedom least include such […]

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2nd session of our parliament has started with the important motion to ban a singer from performing in Bahrain

2nd session of our parliament has started with the important motion to ban a singer from performing in Bahrain

21 Oct, '0315 Comments

Calls to ban Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram from staging a concert in Bahrain may not be discussed at today’s parliament session, sources told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. The issue has sowed divisions within parliament and one MP said that he would personally watch Ajram’s concert. The proposal was initially submitted by the Al […]

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