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Chaos as MPs clash over ban on reporter

24 Nov, '040 Comments

Parliament’s weekly session ended in chaos yesterday after MPs quarrelled over a reporter being banned from the session. Some MPs walked out in protest as Al Wasat newspaper reporter Batool Al Sayed initially refused to leave the Press box. Parliament chairman Khalifa Al Dhahrani had reportedly earlier contacted newspaper chairman Farouk Almoayyed, insisting that Ms […]

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Bahrain, post-Nancy

26 Oct, '0310 Comments

October 22nd, 2003 is an historic date for Bahrain and in a lot of Bahrainis’ minds they will remember events henceforth as pre-Nancy and post-Nancy. MPs, particularly the Islamists, should also take note of this phenomenon as it most certainly has determined their future within the democratic establishment and society. So far we have not […]

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This is not my Bahrain. This is not my Islam.

This is not my Bahrain. This is not my Islam.

23 Oct, '0330 Comments

Islamist MPs Adel Al-Moawada, Mohammed Khaled Mohammed, Ali Matar, Abdulla Al-A’ali, and Hamad Al-Muhannadi tabled an urgent motion in the Bahraini Parliament to ban the Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram from performing in Bahrain citing her act as provocative, indecent and debaucherous. The motion was squarely defeated with most members including the chairman describing the motion […]

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2nd session of our parliament has started with the important motion to ban a singer from performing in Bahrain

2nd session of our parliament has started with the important motion to ban a singer from performing in Bahrain

21 Oct, '0315 Comments

Calls to ban Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram from staging a concert in Bahrain may not be discussed at today’s parliament session, sources told our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. The issue has sowed divisions within parliament and one MP said that he would personally watch Ajram’s concert. The proposal was initially submitted by the Al […]

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