Tag: Miscellany

Two years for their troubles

Two years for their troubles

8 Feb, '0621 Comments

Was it worth it? Young people distanced from their families, studies and jobs for two whole years? The sentence is rather harsh. A few months would have been more appropriate and would have just as effectively demonstrated the government’s intention not to let riots like these go unpunished. And, had the sentence been shorter, I […]

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[Roundup] A tragic week in Bahrain

[Roundup] A tragic week in Bahrain

16 Jan, '0615 Comments

This article first appeared on Global Voices. This is a weekly Bahrain blogs roundup which I contribute to Global Voices every Monday. It’s been a tragic week for the Arabian Gulf; several hundred pilgrims died while performing the Hajj, the 6th son of Bahrain’s monarch died in a car crash and just yesterday Shaikh Jaber […]

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Crowd control fails, again.

Crowd control fails, again.

13 Jan, '0647 Comments

“I heard screaming and … saw people jumping over each other,” said Egyptian Suad Abu Hamada, who was nearby when the stampede broke out. “Police starting pulling out bodies. The bodies were piled up. I couldn’t count them, they were too many,” she said. Afterward, bodies were lined up on the pavement nearby, covered with […]

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Tagged

13 Jan, '063 Comments

Okay I won’t ignore this one, because I do enjoy “One dog said to another“, yes I’m a lurker down under! Here goes: Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot. Sarah and the Goon Squad Little Miss […]

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Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, RIP

Shaikh Faisal bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, RIP

12 Jan, '0683 Comments

My deep condolences to His Royal Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, on the sudden demise of his 6th son, Shaikh Faisal, this afternoon due to a fatal car accident. Shaikh Faisal was just 14 years old. May his soul rest in peace, and may Allah grant his family and friends […]

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