· November, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from November, 2007

Bahrain: YouTube Wrong

  30 November 2007

Bahraini cyberactivist Esra'a reacts to the suspension of Egyptian human rights campaigner Wael Abbas‘ YouTube account here.

Bahrain: Japanese Let Down

  29 November 2007

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif rants about a Japanese restaurant, which didn't meet his expectations, as he celebrated his daughter's 18th birthday, here.

Annapolis: The View from the Middle East

  28 November 2007

With leaders and politicians from the Middle East and far afield meeting in Annapolis, US, over brokering a peace deal between Israel and its Arab neighbours, the mood remains somber, skeptical and pessimistic among bloggers from the region.

Bahrain: Sad News

  24 November 2007

Bahraini blogger Qassem Abdulrasool mourns the death of a friend in this post.

Bahrain: The Comeback Podcast

  24 November 2007

Bahraini blogger emoodz posts his ‘weekly’ podcast after a long break. In his bilingual (Arabic/English) chat, Mohammed Al Maskati touches on local politics and the value of work.

Bahrain: Losing its identity?

  23 November 2007

This week in Bahrain we have opinions on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit, a blogger's dilemma about whether to have a female friend, another getting stuck between his wife-to-be and her family, a call for more Islamic bloggers, and a fear that Bahrain won't stay Bahraini for much longer...

Arabeyes: Halal Pork?

  23 November 2007

Islam, like Judaism, bans its adherents from consuming pork. But what happens when rumours about 'Halal' or religiously sanctioned pork appear in the market? Here's what some bloggers and participants in an online forum from Bahrain have to say.

Bahrain: Losing Manama

  20 November 2007

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati posts a photograph showing a street in the Bahraini capital Manama and explains why there isn't a single Bahraini in it.

Bahrain: Gas Deal with Iran

  18 November 2007

Iran has signed a multi-billion gas deal with Bahrain. Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has the details here.

Saudi Arabia: Women in Business

  17 November 2007

Bahraini blogger Esra'a posts a podcast featuring a lecture by Saudi businesswoman, Madawi Al Hassoun, a board member of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce. “If you don’t know much about Saudi women, if the main thing you hold against them is their inability to drive, if you think Saudi women...

Bahrain: Kitting Out An Islamic Car

  17 November 2007

This week in Bahrain we have a thoughtful post about the nature of God, a story of a sex education class, visitors’ varying experiences of both Bahrain and Spain, and a complaint about public toilets. There is also an intriguing examination of the specifications an Islamic car should have…