Category Archives: Bahrain

Telecommunications Overseer Sends Warning to Bahraini Telecom Companies

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in Bahrain has sent stern warnings to two of the largest providers of mobile phone service to consumers in Bahrain, saying that their pricing for international mobile phone calls was “detrimental to competition and bad for consumers.” Investigating Users’ Complaints In statements sent by email to Bahrain Telecommunications Co. (Batelco) and… Continue Reading

Bahrain’s Gulf Air Seeking New Routes

Gulf Air is now in the midst of a three year re-organizational plan which will hopefully not only make the Bahrain state-owned airline more profitable but also more desirable as an airline with many choice destinations to choose from. Bahrain Supports Expansion According to chairman Talal al-Zain Gulf Air is planning new routes to Europe… Continue Reading

World Bank Takes Optimistic View towards Mideast Upheaval

Long Term Positive Prospects The World Bank released a report on Tuesday saying that despite the short-term downward movement of Middle Eastern and Northern African economies, in the long run the world can expect to see positive movement in that region. The report is the World Bank’s regional economic update for May 2011 for the… Continue Reading

Military Trial of Bahraini Activist Khawaja Begins

Zainab al-Khawaja, the daughter of arrested Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, announced that her father was put on trial by a military court last Thursday. Khawaja was arrested along with his two sons-in-law earlier in April when the government began to crack-down harshly utilizing check-points within the city of Manama and in outlying Shi’ite… Continue Reading

Iran Protests Presence of Saudi Troops in Bahrain

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mahmanparast voiced his country’s displeasure with the arrival of 1,000 Saudi troops on the soil of the island nation of Bahrain on Monday. “The presence of foreign forces and interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs is unacceptable and will further complicate the issue,” the foreign minister stated during his weekly news… Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia Set to Explode

All eyes are turning to Saudi Arabia as its “Day of Rage” is set to begin tomorrow.  This of course is what Mideast commentators refer to as the big one.  Saudi Arabia supplies the world with 40% of its oil and so if its ground begins to rumble with similar protests as we’ve seen sweeping… Continue Reading

Saudis Moving in Tanks to Protect Bahrain Government

The elephant of Saudi Arabia appears to have taken action to swat the fly on its back- Bahrain- by sending in an armada of 30 tanks to help strengthen the beleaguered Bahrain government. The Bahrain government has been subjected to two weeks of protests from demonstrators, with no end in sight, demanding the resignation of… Continue Reading

Bahrain Parliament Blocked by Protesters

As part of a larger plan to disrupt the Bahrain government from functioning and forcing the resignation of Prime Minister Khalifa Al Khalifa, protesters have blocked entrance to the parliament of Bahrain, forcing officials to cancel a meeting of the leader’s hand-picked envoys. This demonstration is just one of many gatherings at key political locations… Continue Reading

Iranian Inspired Revolts

While riots have spread throughout the Middle East and what was once a movement for pro-democracy movement, yet now taken over by foreign interests and radical Islamic groups, Iranian warships are awaiting Egyptian approval to move through the Suez canal in order to “dock at a Syrian port.”  Israel has made it clear that this… Continue Reading