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· July, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from July, 2008

Arabeyes: Any Legal Foundations for Al Bashir's Indictment?

Since July 14, when the possibility of Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al Bashir's indictment by the International Criminal Court was raised, bloggers around the world have reacted to the matter....

Arabeyes: Head Over Heels for Muhannad

A strange phenomenon has gripped the Arab world and Arabs seem to agree on something. It is an infatuation with a Turkish soap opera, dubbed in Arabic, and its stunning...

Bahrain: A Woman in a Workplace

“I pledge, as a woman in a workplace – mostly dominated by men who smell either like cheap cigarettes, cheap cologne, hardcore armpit odour -to maintain my good deeds and...

Bahrain: Growing Pomegranates

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif has grown his own pomegranates and is eating them too!

Bahrain: Bloggers agree on code of ethics

Bahraini blogger Redbelt reports on a meeting where bloggers agreed on a code of ethics aimed at combating hate and discrimination online.

Bahrain: Missing India

Many Bahrainis study at universities and colleges in India, and one of them is blogger MuJtAbA AlMoAmEn. He recently wrote about his feelings of missing Bahrain when in India -...

Bahrain: Omar Al Bashir and the Cross-Eyed Justice

Reacting to the news of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, Bahraini blogger Hayat [Ar] describes the decision as ‘cross-eyed justice.' Will the...

Bahrain: Violence in Child Play

Bahraini Ammaro is annoyed that some rides for children advocate violence. Click on his post to see what he is talking about.

Bahrain: Obsessed with a Turkish soap opera

A Turkish soap opera, Noor, has become a hit in the Arab world, with reports of fights and even divorces occurring because of the obsession of many women with the...

Bahrain: Arrogant French Embassy

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif complains about the ‘arrogance’ of the French Embassy in Bahrain in this post – where he claims he wasn't treated well when he went to...

Bahrain: Time for Play

From Bahrain, Umm Naief takes her son on a play date – and makes new discoveries.

Bahrain: Anti-sectarianism initiative losing momentum?

Redbelt reports on a meeting hosted by a Bahraini newspaper with the aim of promoting a commitment to fight sectarianism and discrimination online – but with a low turnout by...

Saudi Arabia: Keep out of my space!

Nzingha is used to people keeping a physical distance from each other in Saudi Arabia – but she says that in Bahrain those boundaries of personal space are not respected.

Bahrain: The meaning of volunteering

While volunteerism exists in every country, people's motivations for volunteering can vary enormously. A Bahraini blogger currently studying in the UK compares the spirit of volunteering in Bahrain and in...

Bahrain: Celebrating an Arabic blogging community

Many bloggers in the Arab world use Arabic-language blog platforms such as Jeeran and Maktoob, and these sites have developed into large communities crossing national blogospheres. One popular Bahraini blogger,...

Bahrain: Pictures from Budapest

Bint Battuta in Bahrain shares with us some of the pictures she clicked while touring Budapest, Hungary.

Bahrain: Smart Cars..Stupid Owners

Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif points us to smart cars … with what he described as stupid owners. Click here to find out why.

Bahrain: Tying the Knot

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati is tying the knot — but keeping the details away from his blog.

Bahrain: Broken promises?

Yagoob asks why needy Bahraini families have not received the financial support they were promised six months ago that was aimed at protecting them against inflation.

Bahrain: Playing the blame game

Redbelt argues that Bahrainis always refuse to take responsibility for their problems, and prefer to blame external factors.

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