Fallen Fruit, Foreign Plots and Road Rage: Today in Bahrain

Even by Bahrain standards, today was pretty eventful. In addition to widespread protests, police repression, and terrible GDN articles, there were the curious incidents of fallen fruit, foreign plots and road rage. This post details those incidents - not because they are linked, but because they all tell their own, interesting story. Road Rage Today … Continue reading Fallen Fruit, Foreign Plots and Road Rage: Today in Bahrain

Cunning Linguists: The MOI’s Rhetorical Trickery

Readers of the Ministry of the Interior's press releases have come to expect a certain detached nonchalance. What they lack in compassion they certainly make up for in vindictive zeal. Indeed, their press releases are much more sophisticated than some of the Google translated dross that emanates from the Bahrain News Agency, as anyone who … Continue reading Cunning Linguists: The MOI’s Rhetorical Trickery

Once Again, King Hamad Meets with the Chairman of Strategic Advisory Firm G3

Yesterday King Hamad met with the Duke of Westminster, otherwise known as Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor.  The two discussed Bahrain and Britain's historic bilateral relationship and the need to 'enhance it'.  There was also talk of 'bolstering cooperation' in all fields - whatever that means.  Cryptic Bahrain News Agency jargon aside, it is interesting that the … Continue reading Once Again, King Hamad Meets with the Chairman of Strategic Advisory Firm G3