In Bahrain, the citizen seems to be the unquenchable fount of money. Funds which most here are in desperate need of, are dragged out of our pockets by unremitting fines, fees and other government charges and levies. Last month, the Traffic Dept had its fun by sending us speeding fines that were more than a […]
Rescue workers bring a body ashore in Manama after a passenger boat sank off the coast of Bahrain in the Gulf, March 30, 2006 MANAMA (Reuters) – At least 57 people drowned when a tourist boat carrying more than 130 people on a dinner cruise sank off Bahrain, a coastguard official said on Friday. A […]
Probably the best thing to come out of the “Championing the Prophet” conference in Bahrain is the fact that Cat Stevens (now Yousif Islam) is in Bahrain too! I wonder if he could give us a rendition of Matthew & Son, Wild World or even Morning Has Broken (which we used to sing every morning […]
Action by the Muslim world over the publication of offensive cartoons in European papers will be the focus of a two-day conference to be held in Bahrain from today. The international event will be chaired by renowned Qatar-based scholar Yousef Al Qardawi and attended by Muslim scholars, government officials and members of the diplomatic corps. […]
The US State Department released its Human Rights Report on Bahrain for 2005, and it’s not good at all. If anything, it’s probably more damning than the ones released in the 90s, considering we have democracy now and even a parliament. Thanks SBG for the heads-up.