Stories about Bahrain from August, 2009
Bahrain: One Ramadan and One Eid
The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan depends on the actual sighting of the new moon, resulting in different dates for its start among the various Muslim sects. This year Sunnis and Shi'ites in Bahrain kicked off the month on the same day - and one blogger celebrates this rare unity.
Arab World: Welcoming Ramadan
Ramadan is an important month in the Muslim calendar. Bloggers writing in Arabic celebrate the month, already in its first week, in this post, where we share some of the artistic creations used to greet their readers on the month.
Blogging About Poverty And Development In The Arab World
In some Arab countries, more than half of the population lives in hunger and want. In this post we hear from bloggers writing about poverty and development around the Arab world.
Global: Ramadan Mubarak
With the advent of Ramadan around the globe this weekend, Muslim and non-Muslim bloggers everywhere are wishing each other Ramadan mubarak (or "blessed Ramadan").
Bloggers Reflect On HIV/AIDS Awareness In Arab World
While some bloggers in the Arab world report encountering ignorance about HIV/AIDS, others are impressed at the progress being made in destigmatising the disease.
Bahrain: To Cut A Long Story Short…
In Bahrain, White Girl, Arab World came across some old objects at a friend's house – and soon discovered the use of one particular knife.
Bahrain: High-Tech Police?
Hussein Nasser has a suggestion: “Police officers in Bahrain make a phone call to get the details of a given car by specifying the plate number. They should install a gadget in police cars that can scan and read and interpret car plate numbers via a GPRS.”
Bahrain: Choosing A Natural Path
In Bahrain, Alia Almoayed describes the natural toiletries she uses – including a crystal deodorant: “Older members of my family, they tell me that everyone used it in the old days. In Bahrain they call it ‘shabba’. I wonder why people today would rather use the commercial toxic stuff instead.”
Bahrain: No Adoption By Expatriates
Coolred writes about the recent case of an abandoned baby: “There have been quite a few expats here in Bahrain that came forward wanting to adopt this baby boy. Turns out the Bahrain govt is REFUSING to allow an expat to adopt him.”
Bahrain: Memories Of Atari
Bahraini blogger Shaima Al Watani remembers the Atari video game [Ar].
Bahrain: Remembering Fashion Icons
The Bahrain Poise blog remembers the Middle East's fashion icons of yore, actresses such as Faten Hamama and Madiha Yousry.
Bahrain: Too Much Traffic
Elkhelid is fed up of traffic in Bahrain: “Bahrain’s construction projects and road renovations have created a problem: major intersections are bottle necks.”
Bahrain: Picking Dates
In Bahrain, Sherry Adams posts pictures of dates being harvested from the palms in her garden.
Bahrain: Sects of Islam
Bahrain resident Shirley Dockerill writes a post outlining the various sects of Islam, for those who are confused about the differences between them.
Bahrain: New Reading Adventure
From Bahrain, Bint Battuta shares her latest reading adventures in this post.
Bahrain: For the Love of Rock ‘n Roll
US-based blogger Bahraini in Alaska, Dr Haitham Salman, has developed a new appreciation for rock music after his son formed a band.
Bahrain: To Do List
Bahraini Lizardo shares a video list of events he would like to attend around the world.
Bahrain: A Scene from Juffair
Urang Awak, from Bahrain, posts a street shot from Juffair.