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Satanwala rises anew

Satanwala rises anew

2 Aug, '0717 Comments

And he’s got a new recruit too. The surprising thing – well, unsurprising really – is that this “phenomenon” seems to be a feature of the Muslim Brotherhood specifically. First it was our effervescent Mo Khalid, the original Satanwala, then now it’s the big kahuna at Al-Menbar Islamic Society who has done some “good Internet […]

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Bahraini wins Miss Arab World contest!

Bahraini wins Miss Arab World contest!

28 Jul, '0721 Comments

Bahrain’s Wafa Yaqoop beat 19 other candidates to win the Miss Arab World 2007 title on Friday. Yaqoop is Bahrain’s first ever contestant in the event. Candidates to the contest held in Egypt came from 16 Arab countries, including Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Iraq, Libya and Palestine. The jury consisted of fashion, beauty and tourism experts […]

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The Housing Problem

The Housing Problem

27 Jul, '0715 Comments

The topic du jure is housing. My friends Tawfiq Al-Rayyash is livid that one of his ex-colleagues at Al-Wefaq political society has suggested that Bahrainis should go vertical – we should be content enough to live in flats rather than houses – but in the process, Tawfiq also shares with us some juicy details of […]

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BBC’s “Crossing Continents” does Bahrain

26 Jul, '075 Comments

Bill Law will be persona non-grata for a while in Bahrain I guess after this program and his Telegraph article about our fair isle. Unrest in paradise direct link to radio program which might be customarily removed a week after it is broadcast Bahrain is increasingly featured in holiday brochures as a relaxing winter-sun destination […]

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Campaign launched to bring Henderson to justice

Campaign launched to bring Henderson to justice

26 Jul, '0714 Comments

A campaign spearheaded by the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights has been started to bring the former head of the security apparatus in Bahrain – Mr. Ian Henderson, to justice. The intention is to try to get the campaign to gain momentum throughout the world, not just Bahrain, by sending letters of objections to […]

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