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Rogue Police or Systematic Terrorism?

Rogue Police or Systematic Terrorism?

3 Sep, '122 Comments

Another day, and another staggering example of Bahraini police inhumanity, irresponsibility and criminality which can only be borne of the certain escape from prosecution is shown to the world: Why? What possible reason encourages someone who’s been entrusted with the upkeep of the law and protection of citizens to do the diametric opposite and wilfully […]

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Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

23 Apr, '1236 Comments

Riffa is the seat of power. It is the chosen home of the monarchy. It is one of those areas reserved for the chosen ones and part of the population are barred ownership for some unknown reason. One would be forgiven to think that it should be safe, don’t you think? But no. Most, if […]

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GCC WHAT?

GCC WHAT?

19 Dec, '119 Comments

Saudi King Abdullah called for the formation of a Gulf union in response to growing threats, as rulers of the wealthy Arab GCC met on Monday against a backdrop of regional turmoil and fears over Iran. “I ask today that we move from a phase of cooperation to a phase of union within a single […]

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Paranoia and Mobile Phones

Paranoia and Mobile Phones

21 Apr, '1124 Comments

Some friends have started to demand that before any conversation takes place, even when the chat is really about nothing but mundane and insignificant things, that all our mobile phones are not only switched off, but have their batteries removed too. Some go further by demanding that the offending instruments be placed outside of the […]

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Just-in-time IISS

Just-in-time IISS

1 Dec, '101 Comment

The 7th Manama Dialogue run by the International Institute for Strategic Studies [IISS] is almost upon us. It will take place at the Ritz Carlton this weekend from Dec 3rd – 5th and will be attended by virtually the who’s-who in world’s political and security spheres.

What should the delegates really concentrate on? Will their discussions be steamrolled by Wikileaks’ Cablegate?

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