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Preparing for Ramadhan

Preparing for Ramadhan

6 Sep, '0717 Comments

It’s only a few more days before the holy month of Ramadhan is once again upon us. I wish you all a fulfilling and spiritual time for the advent of this month. Generally though, as far as my observation of the traditions we have in Bahrain are concerned, it will once again become the month […]

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Destination unknown

Destination unknown

3 Sep, '0752 Comments

Of course it’s bloody well unknown if you watch this kind of video on a MTV while you’re already killing yourself on an elliptical cross-trainer from hell with a pulse monitor to boot. Is it any wonder that my pulse jumped from 145 to over 160 bpms? This was what was playing that early in […]

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Vlog 41: The Nasfah

31 Aug, '0723 Comments

The 15th of Sha’abaan, the 8th month on the Muslim Hijri calendar holds special significance to Shi’a Muslims. On that night – called the Nasfah – they celebrate the birth of their last Imam, Imam Al-Mahdi, the 12th and last Shi’a Imam who went into occultation in 939AD. It is said that on his reappearance […]

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Big business delays progress of democracy in Bahrain

15 Aug, '0717 Comments

Firm vows to bear 1pc cut in salary The Bahrain National Holding Company announced yesterday that it is to bear the costs of the government’s one per cent unemployment benefit tax for its nearly 200-strong workforce. Officials yesterday said the firm had already begun making deductions from staff salaries last month but that following a […]

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Happy 36th Independence Day Bahrain!

Happy 36th Independence Day Bahrain!

14 Aug, '0728 Comments

Today is the 36th anniversary of Bahrain gaining its independence from Great Britain. Although the day is not officially celebrated saving that holiday to the National Day which falls on December 16 of every year, it should not deter us as Bahrainis from reflecting on this historically joyous event. Happy Independence Day Bahrain, may your […]

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