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· September, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from September, 2007

Bahrain: Halfway There!

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

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,...

Bahrain: Interview with DJ FawazO

Bahraini blogger Esra'a interviews Bahraini DJ FawazO.

Bahrain: A President Visits

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...

Bahrain: What Men Think of Shopping

Bahraini blogger Ammaro gives us an insight into shopping — from a man's perspective.

Bahrain: Happy Birthday Google

Al Dirazi from Bahrain wishes Google a happy ninth birthday.

Bahrain: Top Notch Intelligence

“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...

Saudi Arabia: Pepper Spray for Religious Police

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif reports about two girls in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, who sprayed the notorious religious police with pepper spray.

Bahrain: Corruption No Longer Condoned

“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...

Bahrain: Soap Hanging from Trees?

Bahraini in Alaska Haitham Salman wonders why there are bars of soap hanging from the pear trees in the backyard of his new home.

Paypal in Bahrain

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?

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...

Bahrain: On Suing God!

“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...

Bahraini in Alaska

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.

Arabeyes: Driving in Ramadhan

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 -...

Bahrain: Job Hunting

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)...

Bahrain: Human Trafficking in the Gulf

“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...

Bahrain: Even Ramadan Is Sectarian

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...

Bahrain: 1980 Yearbook

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

Bahrain: An Encounter with an Iraqi Girl in Syria

Bahraini blogger One in a Million (Ar) was in Syria recently, where she met an Iraqi girl, which gave her a lot of food for thought on the conditions of...

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