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· June, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from June, 2007

Bahrain: The Tale of a ‘Legal Slave’

No longer a tax haven, people in Bahrain are fuming at the introduction of a one per cent tax to benefit an Unemployment Fund. Bloggers caught on the bug and...

Mideast Youth Wins Award

Mideast Youth announced today that it has won an award for Best New Intellectual Entrepreneurship Project for promoting liberty.

Bahrain: Martyrs Never Die

Martyrs continue to live on, notes Bahraini blogger emoodz, after visiting a cemetery for a burial ritual.

Bahrain: National Treasure Burnt

Bahrain's legendary Tree of Life was burnt by vandals, reports Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.

Bahrain: Are Taxes Un-Islamic?

Money matters feature high in the posts of Bahraini bloggers this week, writes Ayesha Saldanha. Other issues being tackled include: Are taxes un-Islamic? Is culture and art appreciated in Bahrain?...

Bahrain: Weekly Podcast

Bahraini blogger emoodz posts his weekly podcast – in Arabic and English here. Enjoy the rant!

Bahrain: Thoughts on the One Per Cent

Bahraini blogger emoodz gives us his two cents on a new scheme to introduce the dole in Bahrain.

Bahrain: Mahmood's Den Gets a Face Lift

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif gives his popular blog a face lift.

Bahrain: MP Branded a Kaffir

A religious Bahraini MP has been branded a “kaffir” – an apostate – and Mahmood Al Yousif discusses how this could become a dangerous trend in society.

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

This week's pictorial tour of the Middle East takes us to a wedding with a difference in Amman, Kuwait in a dust storm, where Lebanese escape the news and finally...

Bahrain: Red-Taped Social Responsibility

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif discusses “red-taped social responsibility” in this post.

Bahrain: High Score in Failed States Index

The Third Annual Failed States Index is out, reports Bahraini blogger Jadd William. “Bahrain has scored relatively well. At 134, Bahrain ranks better than Kuwait (at 124) and Saudi Arabia...

Bahrain: Blog Birthday

Bint Battuta, from Bahrain, marks her blog's first anniversary – with a lot of philosophical questions.

Arabeyes: The Power of Fatwas

The stir caused by a fatwa or legal opinion by an Islamic scholar, which allows women to breast feed their male colleagues doesn't seem to want to die down. Two...

Bahrain: Don't Press ‘Forward’, Press ‘Search’

What do Bahrainis think of conspiracy theories? How pleased are they with the services their ministries offer and the statements coming out of their ministers' mouths? And what does a...

Bahrain: US Human Trafficking Blacklist

Silly Bahraini Girl links to a news article which puts Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar on the US human trafficking blacklist for failing to halt what it called the scourge...

Bahrain: Education Reforms

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif attended the official launch of the “Implementation of the national Education Reform Initiatives” and gives us his take on it here.

Bahrain: Lebanese Appeal

An appeal has gone out for Bahrainis to dig deep in their pockets to help Palestinian refugees caught up in the crossfire in Lebanon, reports Haitham Sabbah, who is based...

Bahrain: Omar Al Khayam

Bahrain's Bint Battuta gives us some poetry – the famous Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam – and their various translations to digest.

Bahrain: Internet Costs Down

The prices of internet packages for businesses are going down, thanks to competition in Bahrain's telecoms market, writes a happ(ier) Mahmood Al Yousif.

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