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Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

7 Jun, '144 Comments

Parliament is considering legislation by the government to compel Bahrainis with multiple-citizenship to rescind them in favour of the Bahraini citizenship within 3 months of the legislation becoming the law. I know that many countries in the world have similar conditions for their citizens. What is different in our situation is that I know – […]

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Global thinking obstructed by parliament

Global thinking obstructed by parliament

17 Dec, '123 Comments

What’s wrong with Bahrainis – be they with current jobs or jobless – seeking employment and further career advancement elsewhere in the world? A whole lot, according to those in the Bahrainis parliament: Bahrain’s ailing national carrier Gulf Air may be forced to hire 100 unemployed Bahraini pilots despite plans to slash its heacount by […]

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The Multitasking Dhahrani

The Multitasking Dhahrani

29 Dec, '116 Comments

If there ever was a time for the Tim Allen grunt, this is most definitely it! $9.5m mosque reconstruction deal is signed Posted on » Thursday, December 29, 2011 A CONTRACT to rebuild the $9.5 million (BD3.6m) King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Mosque on a 10,000sqm plot in Umm Al Hassam was signed yesterday […]

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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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No Improper Names Allowed!

No Improper Names Allowed!

11 Jan, '1129 Comments

It’s 11.1.11! I wish you the best of the best of the best on this auspicious day my friends. Yes, we Bahrainis ARE numbers mad. Or just mad. Whichever makes you happy. In that stream, here’s some hilarity for you, courtesy of the doyen of journalism and the protector of the National Honour™ PARENTS in […]

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The price of petrol… and beans

The price of petrol… and beans

22 Nov, '1012 Comments

Both, it seems are about to rise. And rise appreciably. The government – bless their souls – have had enough pumping good money into various subsidies which – they finally realised – benefits both the haves and the have-nots.

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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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Sorry, you want me to vote for one of these?

Sorry, you want me to vote for one of these?

20 Aug, '1049 Comments

Are you kidding me? And you want me to actually take the time to cast my vote? No thanks.

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Eejit MP calls for new UN without USA

Eejit MP calls for new UN without USA

2 Jun, '103 Comments

That eejit is MP Al-Moawdah (hopefully soon to have the ex- prefix prepended to that nomenclature) forgets that the UNITED NATIONS is an inclusive body, and more importantly, cannot function without the USA in any case. I guess like the majority of the world, he is rightly incensed at the atrocities committed by Israel against […]

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Ooooof!

Ooooof!

20 May, '100 Comments

I know, I know, I’m a news junky. Sue me. But for hilarity, I always turn to our local rag, the illustrious GDN, aided and abetted by our Parliament or honorable parliamentarians. Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad: It is the duty of the young to […]

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