Tag: bahrain

Going South

6 May, '0610 Comments

If you’re already wet, would being sprayed make you even wetter? What if you jumped in the pool when you’re already wet, would that make you wetter? Of course not. So what if Bahrain once again went south in its ranking in the Press Freedom Index for 2006? Okay, it’s just a few ranking postions: […]

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What the hell are they going on about?

3 May, '069 Comments

The BNA again (Bahrain Nincompoops Agency for the uninitiated.) I have no idea what this news-piece is about and my head is spinning just trying to follow the long sentances, so forget about me trying to even start to understand what the hell they’re going on about.. thus, I would appreciate a helping hand: could […]

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Bahrain 2.0

3 May, '0611 Comments

The Financial Times has an article about Bahrain this morning: As parliamentary elections approach for the second time in four years, hopes for a political system that gives the Shia a fairer share of wealth, land and power have faded and for young Shia, the prospect of earning a decent wage remains bleak. At current […]

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What does violence get you?

What does violence get you?

30 Apr, '0615 Comments

Whoever did this should receive the maximum punishment permissible by law. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to continue to burn tyres, rubbish bins and most certainly there is not one single reason in the world to throw Molotov cocktails at police cars. This is a criminal act, regardless of political motives. The country has […]

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Ahhhh… Muharraqis

Ahhhh… Muharraqis

29 Apr, '06175 Comments

Very pretty aren’t they? Kids fronting a demonstration in Muharraq yesterday in support of “the Iraqi resistance” and the Palestinians. The demonstration was organised by some group calling themselves “National Justice Movement” in cooperation with the Shura Islamic Political Society and National Constitutional Grouping which brought out about 150 people, according to Al-Wasat (arabic). Now […]

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