Tag: Politics

The Opposition’s Demands – the real deal this time

1 Mar, '1123 Comments

These are the opposition’s demands for entering into a dialogue from a more reliable source: The gist of the translated demands (original shown in Arabic below) are: A new constitution forged by a constituent assembly elected to establish a constitutional monarchy and an elected Government. The adoption of an equitable electoral system to achieve representation […]

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Is there any better time than this to talk?

Is there any better time than this to talk?

1 Mar, '1117 Comments

I honestly don’t think so. The invitation to dialogue is about two weeks old and all what we’ve had so far – at least as far as I can see – are unilateral monologues fueled by wild speculation and rumours. The opposition seems to be biding its time in order to extract more concessions, while […]

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Opposition’s Conditions for National Dialogue

Opposition’s Conditions for National Dialogue

28 Feb, '1136 Comments

Here’s a list I received detailing the opposition’s requirements to enter the national dialogue called for by the Crown Prince. I cannot vouch for them as I cannot get independent confirmation, but they look genuine and represent them here for their informational value, and hope that we can start this dialogue here too. Objectives of […]

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A day of mourning.

A day of mourning.

25 Feb, '1110 Comments

Today, Friday 25 Feb 2011, has been declared by both the state and the opposition parties as a national day of mourning to remember the seven martyrs who were killed by the riot police and the army, in separate incidents, at or near the Pearl Roundabout in central Manama. The latest to enter the Bahraini […]

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Ish ma birfday!

Ish ma birfday!

23 Feb, '1153 Comments

(sorry for the bad rappy title!) It’s my birthday today and there are a lot of things that I’m blessed with at this point in my life. The numbers might indicate that I’m forty-nine, but believe me I feel much younger. Okay, maybe forty-five! Seriously though, I’m thrilled to celebrate my birthday this week in […]

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