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· August, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from August, 2008

Bahrain: Bogus Degrees

Bogus degrees? Bahraini Mahmood Al Yousif exposes those who helped themselves to some.

Bahrain: The high cost of Ramadan

Bahraini blogger Yagoob describes the effect of inflation on the holy month of Ramadan.

Bahrain: Fifth of population living in poverty

Bahraini blogger Mahmood reports that 20 per cent of Bahrainis are living below the poverty line.

Bahrain: Embarrassing Young People

From Bahrain, Lizardo is weary of how young people think. “I really can’t see how our country is going to be developed in the future while i’m seeing how our...

Bahrain: Bloggers are Trouble

Bahraini blogger and administrator of the locally banned Bahrainonline [Ar] online forum Ali Abdelemam posts an interview with him in an LA newspaper – on blogging and the how authorities...

Bahrain: Grand Auto Theft Raid

“Around an hour ago, at 2 PM today, two inspectors from the Ministry of Information raided a “Euphoria” shop in Seef Mall and confiscated all Grand Theft Auto IV titles,...

Environment: Energy and Conservation News from Blogs around the world

In this post from GV environment, we check in with bloggers around the world who are writing on diverse topics; from ornithology, energy efficiency to forest preservation. The Bahraini ornithologist...

Kuwait: Parading Purchases at the Olympics

Arabs really love shopping, they spend hours after hours in malls, and that's why they wanted to show their shopping skills at this year's Summer Olympics. Unfortunately shopping is not...

Saudi Arabia: Where are the women sport heroes?

Saudi girls deserve sport heroes too, says Jillian, at a post on women in the Olympics at Kabobfest. “Little girls in Saudi Arabia (which I will use as an example...

MENA: Veiled Athletes in Beijing

Despite the Saudi Arabia's decision to ban Saudi women from taking part in the Olympics this year, Blogger Dilshad D. Ali writes about the emergence of hijab (veil) at the...

Arabeyes: The Olympics, Pride, Equality and Hope

Millions around the world were glued to their television screens watching their favourite athletes at this year's Beijing Olympics, which just closed. What did Arab bloggers have to say about...

Bahrain: Eyes on Ruqaya Al Ghasra

She may have placed sixth in the qualifying heats and her dreams of becoming the first Gulf Arab woman to run in an Olympic final may be dashed, but Bahrain's...

Bahrain: Celebrating the Imam Al-Mahdi’s birth

In the middle of the Islamic month of Sha’aban, the month before Ramadan, festivities take place all over Bahrain celebrating the date of Imam Al Mahdi’s birth. The occasion is...

Bahrain: Code of Ethics Site Launched

“In order to consolidate all our efforts regarding the Code of Ethics Against Hate Speech and the mechanisms which will be adopted in the future to effect the Code and...

Bahrain: Strange numbers, strange calls

Bahraini blogger Icon was having a sleepless night – and to make matters worse received two very strange phone calls in the early hours of the morning…

Bahrain: Anti-hate Logo Prize Up for Grabs

Bahraini Redbelt translates a newspaper advertisement offering a prize for the designer who develops logo for the bloggers’ code of ethics against sectarianism.

Bahrain: On Scottish and Omani Mountains

Bahraini BuZain compares between mountains in the UK and those in Oman. Click here to see the difference.

Bahrain: The significance of a somersault

Coolred38, an American living in Bahrain, had misgivings about sending her daughters on a holiday to the US – but she felt she had done the right thing when she...

Bahrain: Undesirable Visitors

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif claims the country's Ministry of Information, responsible for censorship, has been visiting his blog, where he maintains a list of banned blogs and sites.

Bahrain: 225 Jailed Demonstrators Released

Bahrain's King has pardoned 225 people arrested for taking part in demonstrations, reports blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. “His majesty might also consider the fact that without such social justice, many...

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