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· May, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from May, 2008

Bahrain: Car Respect

From Bahrain, Flymenian writes about superficial people judge people based on the value of cars they drive.

Bahrain: Exams and Luck

Bahraini Silverooo is gearing up for an exam – and asks readers to wish her luck.

Bahrain: A Tourist at Home

Bahraini Khalid shares his experience as a tourist in his own country – when college friends from abroad came for a one-day visit.

Bahrain: The Ideal Woman

From Bahrain, The Girl with No Face says she will go through a surgical procedure to help her reduce weight and adds: “I’ve given up that one day someone will...

Bahrain: Sectarian and Xenophobic

“It seems that Bahrain (as in government and MPs) are just not content with being called sectarian but are now adding a new adjective to their resume- xenophobic,” writes Bahraini...

Bahrain: Shia Shrines

Bint Battuta in Bahrain visits two Shia shrines and posts pictures here.

Bahrain: When sect determines your spouse

Coolred38 is an American Muslim living in Bahrain, and she often finds herself frustrated at examples of what she sees as bad and even harmful behaviour being justified by religion....

Bahrain: Hating Facebook

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif says he hates Facebook – or more specifically its applications.

Bahrain: Ban on Bangladeshis

Following a tragic incident a few days ago, when a Bahraini was killed after he refused to pay a Bangladeshi mechanic the 500 fils (1.3 USD) extra he was demanding...

Saudi Arabia: Dhahran Under Siege

Saudi Arabia hosted the Gulf Cooperation Council's Summit in its Eastern province, bringing the leaders of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE under one roof - and holding the...

Bahrain: Class of 2008

Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, celebrates the graduation of her sister and friends from a university in New York, US.

Bahrain: Khaleejis in Melbourne

Bahraini Naz, who studies in Melbourne, Australia, asks: How would you spot a Khaleeji (Arab Gulf) guy in Melbourne?

Bahrain: Gender Challenged!!

“You would think that it would be relatively easy for the CIO, who is entrusted to keep more than we like of our private and very personal information, that they...

Bahrain: Cult Books

“What would you put on your list of books that have ‘rewired your head'?” asks Bint Batutta in Bahrain, who links to descriptions of some of The Telegraphs 50 Top...

Migratory birds in Bahrain

The birdwatcher blog Bahrain Obs posts photos and observes “The number of birds and species passing at Badaan Farm has slowed to a crawl – a few surprises in what's...

Bahrain: Ministers Always Right

Mahmood Al Yousif, from Bahrain, is not surprised that Parliament cleared ministers of any wrongdoing in this post.

Bahrain: Leaving Home

Life in Bahrain is not impressed with a new increase in housing lending – as real estate prices in Bahrain hit the ceiling – and announces that he has found...

Bahrain: Why?

“Why does the person in the fifth car back at a traffic light usually believe that beeping as soon as the light turns will make the queue move more quickly?”...

Bahrain: Sin City

Bahrain ranked eighth in the Top 10 Sin Cities worldwide, according to blogger Mahmood Al Yousif.

Bahrain: Witchcraft on the Table

From Bahrain, Mahmood Al Yousif paints a colourful picture of the proceedings of a parliamentary session – which discussed witchcraft.

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