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Bahrainis are somewhat optimistic

8 May, '060 Comments

The BCSR has released another of its interesting statistics which they get commissioned to do from time to time; this time they were asked to gauge the optimism of the street in the country and its direction. The results are hardly surprising, in summary, they are: 62.9% Optimistic 12.1% Pessimistic 82.9% Believe Bahrain to be […]

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5 for Kuwait

5 for Kuwait

6 May, '0635 Comments

5 for Kuwait – Abbas, originally uploaded by iDip. Well done Kuwait. You have once again shown the Gulf how to go about grabbing one’s political rights and doing it in a way that avoids violent confrontation and changing it into an occasion where everyone: women, men, and children can participate in and enjoy, while […]

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Bahrain 2.0

3 May, '0611 Comments

The Financial Times has an article about Bahrain this morning: As parliamentary elections approach for the second time in four years, hopes for a political system that gives the Shia a fairer share of wealth, land and power have faded and for young Shia, the prospect of earning a decent wage remains bleak. At current […]

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Wefaq ends boycott

2 May, '060 Comments

Al Wefaq National Islamic Society is to join parliamentary elections later this year, reports Mohammed Al A’ali Al Wefaq’s 30-member Shura body has voted in favour of an earlier decision taken by its general-secretariat two weeks ago to participate in the elections. The decision was taken yesterday in an extraordinary meeting with 20 members voting […]

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A present to Ali Matter and his lot

A present to Ali Matter and his lot

24 Apr, '0617 Comments

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is a special lash and mask kit I would like to present to our dear member of parliament Ali Mattar who suggested the very valid and totally workable solution to penalise errant journalists… WHIP THEIR ASS! And of course Mattar is going to wear that mask while he’s doling out […]

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