Stories about Bahrain from November, 2008
Bahrain: The problem of road rage
Bahrain Taxi is disappointed at the sentence given to a man in the UAE for deliberately driving over a pedestrian in his Hummer: “The pathetic ten year sentence which probably won't be ten years sends the message that road rage is not a serious problem and that losing your temper...
Bahrain: World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day
The world will mark the World Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Day on January 5. Bahraini Hassan Fadhul writes on Mideast Youth his role in making that day a reality.
Bahrain: Ancient burial mounds
Nzingha gives us a tour of the pottery and the ancient burial mounds in the village of A'ali in Bahrain.
Bahrain: A Day at the Dog Walk
Umm Naief in Bahrain takes a dog, Henry, to the Bahrain Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals annual Dog Walk and tells us all about her adventure here.
Bahrain: Blast from the Past
Bint Batutta in Bahrain links to photographs from Bahrain in the 50s from LIFE magazine's photo archive.
Bahrain: ‘Censoring Free Speech is Like Blocking the Sun’
Boundaries and censorship cannot stop written words from spreading, says a Bahraini blogger. Those attempting to block the free flow of information are only trying to block out the sun, he says in this post written in Arabic.
Michael Jackson ‘Converts’ to Islam
The King of Pop Michael Jackson has done it again and stories about his alleged conversion to Islam are keeping blogs in the Middle East abuzz with snark comments. Is Jackson's conversion a part of an American conspiracy "to destroy Islam from within," is it a media stunt or has he finally found his true calling?
Egypt: First Human Rights Film Festival
Seven films about human rights are being showcased at the first Cairo Human Rights Film Festival, which continues until Thursday (November 27). Marwa Rakha previews blogger reactions on the event.
Bahrain: Apartment Blocks
Ian Hamza, from Bahrain, posts a number of photographs featuring apartment buildings.
Bahrain: Charity Stamps Question
Redbelt from Bahrain questions the purpose of the charity stamp, people have to purchase when mailing letters abroad and wonders: “Shouldn't charity be optional?”
Bahrain: Playground politics?
Bahraini blogger Yagoob is not impressed with the behaviour of a member of parliament who followed another member to Kuwait to make sure he didn't taint Bahrain's reputation at a conference: “What next? Is he going to give out spankings for any MPs who say something he doesn’t like?…Now if...
Bahrain: Change at the Ministry of Information
Ali Abdulemam gives his perspective on the recent changes at Bahrain's Ministry of Information – describing the appointment of the new minister as revenge.
Bahrain: Blogger Featured in Magazine Interview
Bahraini blogger and founder of Mideast Youth Esra'a Al Shafei, has been featured in Al Hasnaa magazine, a monthly Arabic magazine targeting modern Arab women.