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Wall of WHAT?

Wall of WHAT?

27 Aug, '1122 Comments

I know I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. That’s why even while on holiday, I can’t help but follow the news in Bahrain; but then I give myself a break and some hilarity by reading the Bahraini local papers online and chief amongst those providing me of some merriment of course are the sycophantic […]

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Dossary operates by foreign remote control

Dossary operates by foreign remote control

27 Oct, '1017 Comments

Two reports in this morning’s GDN and the Daily Tribune suggest that one of the candidates of the Southern Governate has practically pulled out of the race in favour of his opponent even though he got through to the second round. The reason given for his withdrawal is quite intriguing, but I suspect should even […]

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Waad concludes electioneering campaign, calls for unity

Waad concludes electioneering campaign, calls for unity

22 Oct, '102 Comments

I’ve just come back from the last election rally for Waad on the night of the 21 October before the polls open on Saturday 23 October to receive Bahrainis who will cast their ballots for parliamentary and municipal councillors for a four year term, the third such event in Bahrain’s modern history. The rally took […]

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A truck load of cash for 2nd place?

A truck load of cash for 2nd place?

21 Oct, '109 Comments

So far, Khalid Al-Shaer, the candidate running for the 4th District in the Central Governate against Dr. Muneera Fakhro of Waad is in second place, according to this poll in Al-Wasat this morning in which Mr. Alshaer got 29% against Dr. Muneera Fakhro’s 43%. Quite surprising really as his purported electioneering budget needs a truck […]

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MUHARRAQ! Forgive me for leaving!

MUHARRAQ! Forgive me for leaving!

21 Oct, '1013 Comments

I wish I never left Muharraq. We lived in Arad for about 5 years in the 90s and it was great there. True, a rented house, but the neighbourhood, the people, and the feelings were unique, like no where else in Bahrain. It is not strange, therefore, that the island boasts the most integrated, and […]

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Elections fever warming up

Elections fever warming up

22 Nov, '093 Comments

The GDN this morning carried a piece stating that 8 women will be contesting the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain in 2010. I hope they all get in. I’m convinced that they will do a much better job than the current crop of MPs and councillors whose vision, for the most part, is to turn this country into another Afghanistan, Iran or another flavour of religious/sectarian extremism.

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The Chamber’s folly

The Chamber’s folly

18 Nov, '0911 Comments

A new board of directors have been elected to lead the Chamber of Commerce forward. Apart from a few new faces, the incumbent board remains largely intact. The birth of this new board; however, was a bit onerous, and at some times violent!

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Elected to President of Rotary Adliya

Elected to President of Rotary Adliya

8 Jun, '0911 Comments

I am honoured to have been elected by my fellow Rotarians this evening for the position of President for the Rotary year 2010/2011. The Rotary Club of Adliya has an illustrious history of helping the local community in so many ways. Since inception, the Club has raised more than BD200,000 (US$530,000) which has been used […]

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Obama’s Middle East

Obama’s Middle East

7 Jun, '08108 Comments

It doesn’t surprise me at all to hear Obama’s unreserved support of Israel, delivered in his speech at the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby. I expected it in fact, maybe to demonstrate his disconnection from the background and descent that dogged him in his campaign. I suppose this will now intensify even more now that he has […]

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The Assassination of Barack Obama

The Assassination of Barack Obama

28 May, '0815 Comments

No he’s not. Yet. And I hope that he never falls as a victim of violence of any sort, as I wish the rest of humanity. This is just a hypothetical question as I have heard it repeated over the last few days as it seems people are flabbergasted at the possibility of a black […]

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