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· May, 2007

Stories about Bahrain from May, 2007

Bahrain: Suicide Pledge

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif bursts out laughing after reading that a girl who attempted to commit suicide was taken to the police station and made to sign a pledge...

Bahrain: MPs Walk Out of Session in Protest

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif keeps us up-to-date with the latest fiasco in the Bahraini Parliament. Eighteen MPs walked out from a session yesterday in protest. “What apparently happened this...

Bahrain: Welcome Islamist Fanatics

Bahrain has opened its arms and offered the Bahraini citizenship to an Islamic preacher. Blogger emoodz isn't happy with the move. “So we evidentially had enough with Singers and Sportsmen,...

Bahrain: Unpleasant Encounter With Landlord

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta has an unpleasant encounter with her landlord. “Once again I feel totally frustrated at the problems I face just because I am a European woman in...

Bahrain: Case Against Blogger to be Dropped

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif announces an amicable end to his feud with a local minister here. “I have met with the minister at his office this afternoon.. in which...

Bahrain: Incense-wafting Journalism

This week in Bahrain bloggers have been preoccupied with topics including sycophancy, the welfare of foreign labourers, and the culture of alcohol consumption. Follow the arrows to see how Ayesha...

Bahrain: Freedom of Press Protest

Bahraini journalists and intelligentsia protested outside Parliament on the World Press Freedom Day, reports blogger Mahmood Al Yousif. “The number of people present were a cross section of society but...

Arabeyes: The Middle East in Pictures

From dealing with the death of dear friend - a horse - to news of how the seaside town of Mukalla is Yemen is turning into a soulless new construction...

Bahrain: The Alcohol Agenda

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta opens Pandora's Box and talks about how comfortable she is with alcohol and those who drink. “There's nothing remarkable about this – plenty of non-Muslims don't...

Bahrain: No Free Press

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif marks World Press Freedom Day on a solemn note. “This occasion of course is not a celebration, not by any means, but is an occasion...

Bahrain: Iraqi Scholars President Not Welcome in Town

Bahraini blogger emoodz is enraged that Iraqi Muslim Scholars Authority President Harith AlDhahiri was in Bahrain to attend a conference. “An arrest warrant was issued last year for this man...

Bahrain: Parliament Protest Planned

The Bahrain Journalists Association has called for a demonstration in front of the Parliament building this Thursday at 5pm to show to denounce the dearth of parliamentary output in its...

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