Tag: Politics

Kneejerk Reactions

14 Apr, '0812 Comments

Divine intervention couldn’t have come at a more fortuitous time for the government to start to re-impose another heinous State Security Law, the very one which Bahrain suffered from for 30 years and was the main cause of the dissolution of the 1973 parliament and suspending parliamentary life in this country until it was rescinded […]

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More bad news.. this time from the Economist

More bad news.. this time from the Economist

4 Apr, '084 Comments

Skepticism is the feeling du jour as far as reporting about Bahrain is concerned, it seems. Here’s how the Economist covered it: Wefaq must now deal with one of the trickiest sectarian issues raised by its supporters: a widespread rumour that the government is handing out passports to Sunnis from other countries in an attempt […]

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Bahrain, a failed state?

Bahrain, a failed state?

3 Apr, '0821 Comments

Once at the vanguard of developing Gulf city-states, Bahrain has now lost that position to sheikdoms like Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, as well as neighboring Qatar. Although Bahrain’s capital, Manama, has some of the glitz of other Gulf capitals, its early lead in development — achieved during the 1970s with […]

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RESIGN!

RESIGN!

2 Apr, '0815 Comments

I give the Bahraini Parliament the Red Card and tell them to resign. They are not worthy of the institution they occupy.

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Will it explode?

17 Mar, '0825 Comments

If you’re in Bahrain, you must have felt the tension over the past few months. This tension could in large part be attributed to the Bandargate scandal in which some members of the government and royal family have been implicated in disseminating sectarian strife; a conspiracy which has kept the Bahraini political and apolitical scenes […]

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