Tag: Politics

R.I.P. Abdulrahman Al-Noaimi

R.I.P. Abdulrahman Al-Noaimi

1 Sep, '116 Comments

Another Bahraini icon passes away, but only after leaving a veritable and permanent legacy. May he rest in peace. Some clippings: From Dallas to Damascus [Arabic] With Saeed Saif [Arabic] With the Family of Hope [Arabic] Abdulrahman Al-Noaimi- the little shaikh [Arabic] Abdulrahman Al-Noimi – my lifelong friend [Arabic]

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The King Speaketh

The King Speaketh

29 Aug, '114 Comments

I was happy to learn of the King’s speech on Aug 28th, 2011. As has become his custom, he addressed the nation at the end of Ramadhan. In his much awaited speech, he addressed several issues, but did not offer any new political concessions, probably leaving those to the enactment of the National Dialogue demands. […]

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Traitors abound, or it least this is how the story goes

Traitors abound, or it least this is how the story goes

21 Aug, '118 Comments

There is no margin of difference any more in Bahrain, it seems, for the most preferred epithet for one who differs in opinion from one’s own is – must be – a traitor! Who decides what a traitor is and who it might be is left to personal fervor in one’s own hazy state of […]

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Medical sector in shambles

Medical sector in shambles

10 Aug, '112 Comments

This was reported in Al-Wasat this morning: وأكد أطباء موقوفون أن السماهيجي بحاجة إلى عملية فوراً، حتى لا تتضاعف حالته الصحية، وذلك بعد تعرضه لجلطة، مشيرين إلى أن العملية تتطلب قدوم طبيب من خارج البحرين، أو السماح لأحد الأطباء الموقوفين عن العمل بإجراء العملية. Translation: The suspended doctors confirmed that Dr. Al-Samahiji requires immediate surgery […]

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A quick lesson in politics…. c/o Monty Python, Esqs.

A quick lesson in politics…. c/o Monty Python, Esqs.

4 Aug, '116 Comments

Couldn’t be arsed to write at the moment… it’s Ramadamadan! But enjoy this one any way: hat tip: Tariq Al-Olaimi

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