Tag: Politics

Got summer travel plans?

Got summer travel plans?

4 Jun, '0724 Comments

You might want to consider a new Global Peace Index released by the Economic Intelligence Unit in which it ranked the peacefulness of 121 countries and gave them index points. The results – if you follow the news – are relatively obvious: Norway came out on top, followed by New Zealand (2), Denmark (3), Ireland […]

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Remembering the Naksa

4 Jun, '0721 Comments

I’ll take the words out of a dear friend’s mouth: This June 5th marks the fortieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. Four decades of control maintained by force of arms have enabled Israel to impose its will on the occupied territories and to remake them in its […]

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HRW’s letter to His Majesty

HRW’s letter to His Majesty

4 Jun, '070 Comments

Letter to His Majesty Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Abuses Allegedly Committed by Security Forces We write to you with regard to the detention and alleged severe beating of Mr. Ali Sa`id al-Khabaz and Mr. Hassan Yusif Hamid and other abuses allegedly committed by Anti-Riot Police or other security forces on Monday, May […]

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Brief thoughts on the job market and its reforms

3 Jun, '0723 Comments

‘can we talk’ said in a comment: meanwhile the guy who took the burger-flipping job for peanuts has long moved up to a better paying job This is as good an opening as any to re-open the labour and job situation in Bahrain, so let me start with this: I talked to two businessmen last […]

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CNN: Poverty in Bahrain

3 Jun, '07100 Comments

Lulu once again has an excellent opinion which is well worth reading: Hala Gorani, presenter of “Inside the Middle East,” apparently was in Bahrain, interviewing Shi’a poor villagers, Nabeel Rajab, and a couple of government Ministers. The program started with an assertion that Bahrain, despite being one of the world’s richest countries in terms of […]

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