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· May, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from May, 2007

Bahrain: Electricity Shortages

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif discusses electricity shortages in Bahraini here.

Bahrain: Police Excessive Use of Force

“I’m not sure what the Ministry of the Interior wants to achieve by its continuous excessive use of force. If this is their idea of instilling love for the country,...

Bahrain: Burning Books is Depressing

Bint Battuta from Bahrain is distressed that books are being burned in the US because readers are on the decline. “I can think of so many schools, libraries, and community...

Bahrain: The ‘two seas’ are now a concrete jungle

From 'blog wars' to work ethics, the Bahraini blogosphere is bubbling with new ideas and excitement. Ayesha Saldanha sheds more light on discussions taking place this week about Bahrain's jungle...

Bahrain: Minimum Wage

“Increasing the minimum salary will only be a temporary solution against families and individuals that are being affected by inflation, but this will only be done by dropping employment opportunities...

Bahrain: Second Podcast

Bahraini blogger emoodz posted his second podcast in Arabic and English, lamenting the ‘tasteless’ music youth listen to, the political situation in Bahrain and his opinion of some of the...

Arabeyes: Unlicensed Bahrainis; Silent Algerians; Kidneyless Egyptians and More

What is banned and allowed in Bahrain? How did the government and politicians react to the low turn out at the Algerian elections last week? Why did an Egyptian man...

Arabeyes: Breast-Feeding Dilemma

Imagine having to breast feed your colleague at work - five times - to ensure that your relationship remains professional! This is the fatwa (religious edict) that had Arab and...

Bahrain: Pegged to the Dollar

Bahraini blogger emoodz explains how Bahrain is loosing out by having its currency pegged to the US dollar. “On the assets side, the dollar’s slide will reduce the value of...

Bahrain: Censoring Flesh

Bahraini blogger emoodz jumped the gun and accused a daily paper of censoring ‘flesh’. He later amended his error when another blogger Cradle of Humanity pointed out that American anti-war...

Bahrain: Deform Process

Bahraini blogger Jadd William (aka Abdulhadi Khalaf) provides links to Bahraini blogs which discuss the political situation in Bahrain here.

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

Today's Middle East in Pictures tour takes us to Dubai's lovely beaches, Doha at night, a picture of a flower in Bahrain, the blooming flower gardens of Syria this spring...

Bahrain: Politicians Attacked by Riot Police

“Riot police attacked a seminar this evening in support of Hassan Mushaima and Abdulhadi Alkhawaja. They used tear gas and rubber bullets. According to some online reports, Waad’s Ibrahim Sharif...

Bahrain: When Only Illegal Prawns Will Do

From turning a blind eye to racial hatred being spewed on the internet to hoarding prawns caught in the closed season for a religious festival four months away, Bahraini bloggers...

Egypt: Breast-feeding Adults

Palestinian blogger Amal A is in stitches over the latest Egyptian Islamic university Al Azhar fatwa, which stipulates that a woman can nurse or breast-feed a grown up man, if...

Bahrain: Weekly Podcast

Bahraini blogger emoodz has posted his first podcast in English and Arabic and hopes to make podcasting a weekly habit. Mohammed Al Maskati says he thinks that podcasting could be...

Bahrain: Inciting Hatred

“Inciting hatred” is becoming a fashionable charge in Bahrain, explains blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. “Soon, Bahrain’s streets, villages and towns will once again live several days of a perfumed atmosphere....

Bahrain: Over Criticism

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif reports that the Ministry of Agriculture and Municipalities has threatened to drag to court anyone who questions land sales and ownership in Bahrain. “In a...

Bahrain: Coral Reef for Sale

The Fasht Al Jarem coral reef is on sale in Bahrain for the highest bidder. Read the reactions of bloggers Mahmood Al Yousif, Mohammed Al Maskati and Haythoo (Ar). “Anyway,...

Bahrain: The Never-Do-It-Yourself Culture

From dirty politics and squabbles between 'politicians' over peanuts, to corruption at the Traffic directorate, the Bahraini blogosphere is buzzing with commentary this week. Ayesha Saldanha walks us through some...

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