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· August, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from August, 2007

Bahrain: Nasfa Celebrations

Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.

Bahrain: Camera Jogging

Bahraini Ammaro takes his camera along for a jog and this is the result.

Bahrain: Hand-Picked Podcasts

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us her pick of podcasts in this post.

Bahrain: Editor in Court

A Bahraini newspaper editor is in court for defamation, writes Mahmood Al Yousif.

Bahrain: Bloggers Meeting Set

Bahrain's bloggers are bracing themselves for their 32nd Bloggers’ Gathering on September 1, announces Mahmood Al Yousif.

Bahrain: Egypt Baha'ii Rights Video

A controversial video on Egypt's discrimination against Baha'iis is making the rounds, writes Esra'a from Bahrain.

Arabeyes: It's All in a Sign

Signs are an important means to get first-hand information or advertise messages necessary for everyday life. But what happens when the signs are misleading and don't serve the purpose they...

Bahrain: Wall Art

Wall art in Bahrain is being featured at the Wooster Collective, thanks to Bahraini Rants.

Bahrain: Getting Into Gear and Going All the Way…

Our topics range from the highbrow to the lowlife this week, with an exhortation to read more books from across the Arab world, a child’s misunderstanding of a word in...

Bahrain: Thoughts on Sectarianism

Bahraini blogger emoodz shares with us this thoughts on sectarianism in this post I am translating from Arabic today. From a discussion over lunch, Mohammed Al Maskati discusses sectarianism and...

Bahrain: Facebook Trouble

Bahraini Rants points to Facebook problems in this post.

Bahrain: Online Prostitution

Bahraini Esra'a draws attention to a new campaign to uncover those responsible for online prostitution rackets in Bahrain.

Bahrain: Importing Terrorists

Bahraini blogger emoodz wonders how an alleged terror suspect was welcomed to Bahrain, despite earlier terrorism charges made against him in Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain: Why Blame America?

“Why do we always have the tendency to blame America for everything that we can’t sort out?” writes Captain Arab's from Bahrain.

Bahrain: Camels DO NOT Make Good Pets

Mahmood Al Yousif from Bahrain links to a story from Australia which shows why camels do not make good pets.

Kuwait: Blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh Arrested

Kuwait yesterday joined the ranks of countries with jailed bloggers, following the arrest of Bashar Al-Sayegh. How did bloggers in Kuwait and around the region react? Here's a quick review.

Bahrain: Poetry Slammed!

This week Bahraini bloggers express their concerns about the country's electronic identity cards. With the school year about to begin, education is a hot topic. Be careful what you write...

South Asia: Slaving in the Middle East

South Asian migrant workers (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal) have a notable contribution in the developments of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf region. But the abuse and exploitation...

Beyond Borders: Bloggers Face off over Jordanian Treatment of Iraqi Travellers

The treatment of Iraqis at the Jordan's Queen Alia Airport has triggered a storm in the Middle Eastern blogosphere. What at first seemed to be a straight forward story of...

Bahrain: Super Rich Gulfies

Bahraini Esra'a discusses what it means to be a Gulf national abroad.

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