Tag: bahrain

YES! The law seems to be working…

YES! The law seems to be working…

5 Apr, '0616 Comments

I was so glad to read in the papers this morning that the owner of the fateful Al-Dana dhow has been remanded in custody for 7 days by the public prosecutor and that he is facing manslaughter charges that if convicted will land him in prison for 5 years. This is not an attack on […]

Continue Reading »

Ship Disaster

Ship Disaster

31 Mar, '0632 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Cat’s in Bahrain!

Cat’s in Bahrain!

22 Mar, '0646 Comments

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 […]

Continue Reading »

Championing the Prophet

Championing the Prophet

22 Mar, '0686 Comments

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. […]

Continue Reading »

Another metric heads south

18 Mar, '0669 Comments

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.

Continue Reading »

Back to Top