Stories about Bahrain from August, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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").
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
Bahraini blogger Shaima Al Watani remembers the Atari video game [Ar].
The Bahrain Poise blog remembers the Middle East's fashion icons of yore, actresses such as Faten Hamama and Madiha Yousry.
Elkhelid is fed up of traffic in Bahrain: “Bahrain’s construction projects and road renovations have created a problem: major intersections are bottle necks.”
In Bahrain, Sherry Adams posts pictures of dates being harvested from the palms in her garden.
Bahrain resident Shirley Dockerill writes a post outlining the various sects of Islam, for those who are confused about the differences between them.
From Bahrain, Bint Battuta shares her latest reading adventures in this post.
US-based blogger Bahraini in Alaska, Dr Haitham Salman, has developed a new appreciation for rock music after his son formed a band.
Bahraini Lizardo shares a video list of events he would like to attend around the world.
Urang Awak, from Bahrain, posts a street shot from Juffair.