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· September, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from September, 2007

Bahrain: Halfway There!

  29 September 2007

From Bahrain this week: a mid-Ramadan celebration, great happiness to be at university, a description of some dating practices, and a packet of rice that just doesn't make sense!

Bahrain: Corruption Index

  28 September 2007

Bahrain's ranking in the Corruption Index slips again, writes blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. Countries with a significant worsening in perceived levels of corruption in 2007 include Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bhutan, Jordan, Laos, Macao, Malta, Mauritius, Oman, Papua New Guinea and Thailand.

Bahrain: A President Visits

  28 September 2007

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta shares with us a new blog, set up to cover President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University earlier this week, created by its Graduate School of Journalism students.

Bahrain: Top Notch Intelligence

  26 September 2007

“Our intelligence machine is the most sophisticated in the world, no expenses spared, the latest technology of smart cards and biometric identifying systems as well as the latest in surveillance technology. I don't know about you but I boast about this everywhere I go,” writes Babbling Bahrania from Bahrain.

Bahrain: Corruption No Longer Condoned

  24 September 2007

“Like everyone else in Bahrain, I was thrilled to read our Crown Prince’s unequivocal statement that corruption will no longer be condoned and that even if a minister was implicated in corruption, he or she will get their just dessert,” writes Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.

Paypal in Bahrain

  24 September 2007

Bahraini blogger Abdulla discusses Paypal in Bahrain, saying users in Bahrain can only send but not receive money using the system.

Bahrain: No Eating, No Drinking, No Smoking – And No Work?

  21 September 2007

In the Bahraini blogosphere this week we hear from a blogger who wants a job, and a blogger who wishes he didn’t have a job. There's also a student entering her final year, unemployed teachers, and an MP who thinks Muslims shouldn't have to work during Ramadan. One blogger reveals that there are fifteen ways to spell his name. And a 'football widow' tells her story!

Bahrain: On Suing God!

  20 September 2007

“Well, I'm sure you've heard of court cases where people have won millions of dollars for suing others over all sorts of issues. Anyway, this totally blows them out of the water; here, we have a Nebraska State Senator whose decided to sue… God,” rants Bahraini blogger Ammaro.

Bahraini in Alaska

  20 September 2007

Bahraini in Alaska, Dr Haitham Salman, shows us a picture of the migrating geese in his backyard. He is now waiting for the deer to show up.

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Arabeyes: Driving in Ramadhan

  19 September 2007

Staying up all night, sleep deprivation and lack of water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the month of fasting, is having its toll on drivers - especially those stuck in traffic jams. Here are some of the rants from exasperated bloggers.

Bahrain: Job Hunting

  17 September 2007

Tito84, from Bahrain, is looking for a job and has given us a breakdown of the troubles job hunters face in Bahrain where even educated candidates are offered BD200 ($530) monthly salaries.

Bahrain: Human Trafficking in the Gulf

  17 September 2007

“Human trafficking remains to be one of our biggest crimes in the Gulf, with little to no awareness campaigns or activism revolving around it,” writes Bahraini blogger Esra'a , who links to an alarming video and chilling stories in this post.

Bahrain: Even Ramadan Is Sectarian

  16 September 2007

This week in Bahrain we focus on bloggers' responses to the start of Ramadan. A number of bloggers are frustrated that the start of the month varies according to the different sects. Others are bothered with the entire month itself. Ayesha Saldanha has more in this post.

Bahrain: 1980 Yearbook

  14 September 2007

Bahraini blogger Silveroo posts pictures from a 1980 yearbook for the Al Hedaya Al Khalifiya School in Bahrain.

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