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Spoke too soon. Another opinion writer in the dock

21 Jun, '0811 Comments

No sooner than I published my excitement about the steps taken recently by the Ministry of Information to correct past mistakes which resulted in Bahrain taking a beating in all major press and publications indices than I wake up this morning to the news that Abdulla Hassan Buhassan of the National Action Democratic Society has […]

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Black-headed bulbul chicks in their nest

Black-headed bulbul chicks in their nest

13 Jun, '080 Comments

Black-headed bulbulb chicks in their nest, originally uploaded by malyousif. They were four eggs just a few days ago and today, well, you see for yourselves. Their mother chose to position the nest in a precarious Y-section made by a few vertical branches of a bougainvillea just by the front door. I think she likes […]

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Cementing the GCC ties

Cementing the GCC ties

12 Jun, '0815 Comments

We’re having yet another “crisis” in Bahrain. This time, it comes in cementy flavour! FOREIGN racketeers are being blamed for a cement crisis which has crippled Bahrain’s construction industry.The suspension of supplies from Saudi is costing Bahrain’s contractors more than BD4 million a day, says sources. [GDN 12.06.08] Let me first confess that I don’t […]

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BMW one two and the gentleman’s third

BMW one two and the gentleman’s third

8 Jun, '086 Comments

What an unforgettable race. Hamilton hammed it, good, riding roughshod over the Iceman at the pitlane exit ignoring that flashing red light, which normally means STOP! Well, he took out the competition for sure and opened up the championship a bit wider. Kubica now leads, giving Mario Theissen a huge smile he hasn’t had for […]

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Obama’s Middle East

Obama’s Middle East

7 Jun, '08108 Comments

It doesn’t surprise me at all to hear Obama’s unreserved support of Israel, delivered in his speech at the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. I expected it in fact, maybe to demonstrate his disconnection from the background and descent that dogged him in his campaign. I suppose this will now intensify even more now that he has […]

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