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“Why do you lie?”

“Why do you lie?”

11 Jan, '113 Comments

Get this: The GDN publisher Anwar Abdulrahman objects to Jackson Diehl article in the Washington Post published on 3 Jan 2011. Rich? Of course! I like how he almost always starts by a historical reference to probably demonstrate his intellectual superiority. This time, he invokes the ghost of Lord Northcliffe‘s rather insipid quote of “the […]

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No Improper Names Allowed!

No Improper Names Allowed!

11 Jan, '1129 Comments

It’s 11.1.11! I wish you the best of the best of the best on this auspicious day my friends. Yes, we Bahrainis ARE numbers mad. Or just mad. Whichever makes you happy. In that stream, here’s some hilarity for you, courtesy of the doyen of journalism and the protector of the National Honour™ PARENTS in […]

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EIU: Bahrain more democratic

EIU: Bahrain more democratic

10 Jan, '114 Comments

In a GDN report entitled “Democracy Is Taking Root” this morning, it shows that Bahrain’s democracy has climbed fully eight ranks from 130 in 2008 to 122 this year according to an EIU report: BAHRAIN is more democratic now than it was two years ago, according to a report by a leading research and analysis […]

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Africa’s 54th State

Africa’s 54th State

9 Jan, '113 Comments

Two million lives lost in innumerable wars over more than two decades could probably lie in peace at last once the much anticipated result of the Sudanese secession referendum is announced in February with the birth of a new nation, the 54th in the African continent a forgone conclusion. From listening to the news and […]

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Torture in plain daylight, and in front of a sitting MP

9 Jan, '117 Comments

While the US Ambassador was assuring us that human rights is very important to the political leadership in this country in an interview released today in Alwasat, it’s ironic that in the very same issue a news article confirms the torture of a citizen in front of a sitting MP! قال رئيس كتلة الوفاق البرلمانية […]

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