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Burqa, modernised.

Burqa, modernised.

8 Dec, '094 Comments

Boys, be prepared for this as it promises to be the next best best thing for girls. I personally can’t stand the huge shades they put on their faces at the moment, this is going to be even bigger, but hey, to each his/her own.

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The Cultural Tsunami is coming

The Cultural Tsunami is coming

28 Jan, '0843 Comments

Bahrain labour minister warns of ‘Asian tsunami’ A Bahraini minister has warned of an “Asian tsunami” because of the reliance of “lazy” Gulf Arabs on foreign labour to carry out even the simplest tasks, in an interview published on Sunday. Labour Minister Majid al-Alawi told Asharq Al-Awsat that the presence of almost 17 million foreign […]

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Iran 1: USA 0

Iran 1: USA 0

4 Dec, '0786 Comments

It looks like the war in the Gulf with another “coalition” being led by the ear into Iran will be on a rain-check at the moment. At least until the Bush administration finds another excuse to inflict upon us another of its failures and waxes lyrical about how Iran (or whatever country in vogue at […]

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Long faces

Long faces

5 Apr, '076 Comments

The governors of the six central banks in the Arabian Gulf Cooperation Council have been given their political marching orders to unify our currencies by 2010, that is in less than 3 years’ time, but it seems that political orders are one thing, practical considerations are a wholly different kettle of fish. For one thing, […]

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Con man – Bahraini style

2 Apr, '077 Comments

I had to laugh at this: يصطدم بالخليجيين السكارى ويهددهم بالأمن للحصول على المال تمكن رجال الأمن من القبض على متهم يقوم ليلاً بالاصطدام البسيط بسيارات الزوار الخليجيين الذين يكونون في حال سكر، موضحاً لهم أنهم في حال سكر بيّن، وأنهم هم المخطئون، طالباً منهم تعويضه مبلغا من المال وإلا فإنه سيتجه لتبليغ رجال المرور […]

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