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Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

Parliament is considering legislation by the government to compel Bahrainis with multiple-citizenship to rescind them in favour of the Bahraini citizenship within 3 months of the legislation becoming the law. I know that many countries in the world have similar conditions for their citizens. What is different in our situation is that I know – through precedent – that if this law sees the light of day, and I believe it is as this parliament doesn’t …

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Global thinking obstructed by parliament

What’s wrong with Bahrainis – be they with current jobs or jobless – seeking employment and further career advancement elsewhere in the world? A whole lot, according to those in the Bahrainis parliament: Bahrain’s ailing national carrier Gulf Air may be forced to hire 100 unemployed Bahraini pilots despite plans to slash its heacount by as much as 1,800 as part of a proposed US$492m government bailout deal, it was reported. A parliamentary committee has asked …

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The Multitasking Dhahrani

If there ever was a time for the Tim Allen grunt, this is most definitely it!$9.5m mosque reconstruction deal is signed Posted on » Thursday, December 29, 2011 Khalifa Aldhahrani striking a poseA CONTRACT to rebuild the $9.5 million (BD3.6m) King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Mosque on a 10,000sqm plot in Umm Al Hassam was signed yesterday at the Saudi Embassy in Bahrain. Saudi Ambassador Abdul Mohsen bin Fahad Al Mark said the project …

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Wall of WHAT?

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I know I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. That’s why even while on holiday, I can’t help but follow the news in Bahrain; but then I give myself a break and some hilarity by reading the Bahraini local papers online and chief amongst those providing me of some merriment of course are the sycophantic Gulf Daily News and the incredibly unimaginative and obsequious Daily Tribune. I tend to not look at Akhbar Alkhaleej, Alwatan or …

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No Improper Names Allowed!

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It’s 11.1.11! I wish you the best of the best of the best on this auspicious day my friends. Yes, we Bahrainis ARE numbers mad. Or just mad. Whichever makes you happy. In that stream, here’s some hilarity for you, courtesy of the doyen of journalism and the protector of the National Honour™PARENTS in Bahrain could soon be banned from giving their newborns names that are deemed unacceptable by the government. The aim is to …

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