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. The largest demonstration comprised mainly Muslims, there was also a separate demonstration mainly made up of communists.


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that is represented in the ''Badgir'' ("wind catchers") that direct the wind into the houses and cool the interior of the houses, a very common style throughout the Persian Gulf. In Bahrain they settled mostly in and around Awadhiya which is now a busy commercial district. The neighborhood contains some of the last remaining houses built in the traditional architectural style featuring badgeer windtowers in Bahrain. Many Bastakis emigrated to Dubai

their small city of Bastak, and use an old style of Persian architecture that is represented in the ''Badgir'' ("wind catchers") that direct the wind into the houses and cool the interior of the houses, a very common style throughout the Persian Gulf. In Bahrain they settled mostly in and around Awadhiya which is now a busy commercial district. The neighborhood contains some of the last remaining houses built in the traditional architectural style featuring badgeer


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approach, concentrating on pre-biblical literature and, as a nautical engineer, recognized the likelihood that it was made, like other ancient large boats and rafts, of reeds. He concluded that the enigmatic "gopher wood" of Genesis 6:14 was in fact a covering of bitumen and reeds (Phragmites), and the words was related to ''kaphar'' or pitch (Pitch (resin)) . He also made the claim that there were two Dilmuns, one located on Bahrain and the original one in the Zagros mountains. Fasold makes this claim in pp. 206-211 of ''The Ark of Noah'', years before archaeologist David Rohl did in chapter eight of his book ''Legend: The Genesis of Civilisation''. There are other similarities between their theories, though arrived at by different methodologies. In 1988, Fasold published his own book, ''The Ark of Noah''. - align "left" Bahrain Virgin Megastores style "text-align:center;" 1 There are several streets called ''Lovers Lane'', including those at Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Kersey, Pennsylvania; Boonville, New York; Greenfield, Massachusetts; Southborough, Massachusetts; Northfield, Vermont; Riverton (Riverton, Utah), Utah; Portage, Michigan; Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Charlestown, New Hampshire; Princeton, New Jersey; Slatington, Pennsylvania; Adliya, Bahrain; Dallas, Texas; Ravenna Township, Portage County, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark-on-Trent, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada (Ancaster,_Ontario) and Ludham (both in England). 18 (December 18) *Abdul Amir al-Jamri, 67, Bahraini Shiite (Shia Islam) Muslim cleric, heart failure and kidney failure. Barbera , 95, American (United States) cartoonist, co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Productions, natural causes. locations 1,000 (2010) area_served United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Belgium France Saudi Arabia Dubai Kuwait Egypt Bahrain United Arab Emirates The Netherlands Malta Russian Federation Singapore key_people Carl McPhail, Chief Executive


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including Qalat Al Bahrain which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The Bahrain National Museum has artefacts from the country's history dating back to the island's first human inhabitants some 9000 years ago and the Beit Al Quran (Arabic: بيت القرآن, meaning: the House of Qur'an) is a museum that holds Islamic artefacts of the Qur'an. Some of the popular historical tourist attractions in the kingdom are the Al Khamis Mosque, which is the one of the oldest


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racing are popular public entertainments. Career Algosiabi's positions and appoinments included; associate professor, dean of the Faculty of Commerce and head of the department of political science at King Saud University; Director General of Saudi Railways Organization; cabinet portfolios in health, and industry and electricity; being instrumental in setting up Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC); chairman of Jubail Petrochemical Company (Sadaf) and Yanbu Petrochemical


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athens-grand-prix-athens-greece-july-13-2009-results-by-iaaf-notes-by-larry-eder.html publisher www.runblogrun.com author Larry Eder date 2009-07-13 accessdate 2010-11-30 * In the Israeli satirical (satire) comedy ''Operation Grandma'' ("Mivtza Safta", מבצע סבתא), the number 158 is implied to be a classified (Classified information) high-rank officer position (Alon says: "Since you've became 158, you became all that?") * Bahrain ranks #158


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were among those detained during protests in 2011. ;Military of the Royal Bahraini Navy taking part in a multilateral sea exercise The kingdom has a small but well equipped military called the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), numbering around 13,000 personnel.


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the young, and the depletion of both oil and underground water resources are major long-term economic problems. Bahrain plays a modest, moderating role in regional politics and adheres to the views of the Arab League on Middle East peace and Palestinian (Palestinian people) rights. Since achieving independence in 1971, Bahrain has maintained friendly relations with most of its neighbours and with the world community. It generally pursues a policy of close


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. *'''Khubz''' (flatbread) '''Desserts''' *The most popular traditional dessert is '''Halwa Showaiter''', also known as '''Halwa Bahraini'''. It is a jelly like halwa made with corn starch, saffron and various nuts. Drink : ''See Manama for detailed nightlife listings.'' Bahrain has relatively liberal laws regarding alcohol and has long been a favorite getaway for visitors from Saudi Arabia and other nearby "dry" countries — don't be surprised to see Arabs in ''thobe'' and ''gutra'' sipping cool brewskis as they watch dancers strut their stuff in the nightclubs. Under Bahraini law, any sign of having consumed alcohol may be taken as prima facie evidence of driving under the influence, which can lead to imprisonment and or fines of up to BD 1,000. Coffee, called ''gahwa'' ( قهوة ) locally, is considered a part of the traditional welcome in Bahrain. It is usually poured into a coffee-pot, which is called ''dalla'' ( دلة ) in Bahrain. It is served in a small cup made for coffee called ''finjan'' ( فنجان ). Learn Mostly public schools, but enough private schools to serve majority of overseas. Bahrain School, St Christopher's School educates to British GCSE and A-level qualifications and has a very diverse base, with students from many ethnic backgrounds, although most British expats working in Bahrain send their children there. There is also a school mostly frequented by the children of Indian expats. Also many private universities and the University of Bahrain is in Sukheer next to Bahrain International Circuit. Work The majority of the population in Bahrain are expatriates (they make up 62% of the population). A minority of expats work in the financial sector however the majority are engaged as labourers, policemen, drivers and lower class lowly paid artisans. Conditions for many of these people are poor and there are regular alegations of human rights abuses and 'Modern Day Slavery'. For some expats, life is easy with the clubs, cocktail parties, dinners and balls which remain one of the last throwbacks to the British empire. However for others it is extremely hard and dangerous. In former times is was the tradition that employers provided benefits to expat employees including; # House or housing allowance # Medical insurance # Free flights home every year # An additional salary of a minimum of 15 days for every year worked (there are slabs according to the number of years worked) However, this is widely no longer true with 'Lump sum' self-sufficiency 'local hire'contracts now becoming the norm. At present, there is a 1% charge on salary (gosi tax) which goes to subsidize the unemployed, but a lot of employers are giving their employees an additional bonus by paying it themselves instead of deducting it from the salary. Some executive positions used to have their children's education sponsored however this is now dwindling. Working hours differ across different industries. Government offices work from 7:30 to 2:00 and the private sector now tends to be 7-30 to 1800 or much longer for Asian expatriates. Friday and Saturday is the official weekend for all public sector establishments as well as government schools and universities. One of the major difficulties for expatriates in Bahrain is debt. The economy is in many ways structured to encourage expats to live right on the edge of their earnings and it is virtually impossible for most people to save money. There are legal processes which result in a global travel ban being placed on expatriates in a matter of minutes if they are unfortunate enough to get into debt. An effect of the travel ban is that the work permit is automatically suspended thus meaning that the expatriate can not work to pay off the debt not can he she leave the country. Many expats have been stuck in Bahrain for years caught in this dilemma and a significant number have died in the country unable to travel for treatment or afford medical bills. Stay safe During 2011, a state of near civil war broke out in Bahrain, with many deaths, hundreds of injuries, and a large number of activists and health professionals arrested and tortured. Though massive demonstrations were brutally put down, the atmosphere remains tense, and demonstrations, riots, and shootings by the police may recur at any time. Travellers should avoid the rural areas and the villages to the northwest of the country. Large demonstrations can occur at any time, can sometimes become violent but are typically not anti-Western. Avoid areas where crowds of people appear to be assembling. The ordinary social crime rate in Bahrain is low and violent crime is rare. However, burglary, petty theft, and robberies do occur. Incidents of petty crime such as pickpocketing and bag snatching are reported especially in the old market areas known as souks. Most hotels have discos frequented by some unsavoury characters. Though the hotels have proper security systems including cameras installed, there are instances of tourists having their rooms burgled. Stay healthy Drink plenty of water. April through August can be very hot (up to 50 ºC) and humid. Use an umbrella to protect you from the harsh sun. It is important to stay hydrated, especially if you are outdoors during the day. Bottled water is sold practically everywhere in the city from "Cold Stores" and small restaurants at very reasonable prices. In the souk, walking vendors offer small chilled bottles but you may end up paying more than the bottle is really worth. If you are living in Bahrain for an extended period of time, you can set up an arrangement for a neighborhood Cold Store to deliver bottled water to your flat, or sign up for water delivery through several companies on the island. Respect Bahrain is a fairly gracious host nation but it is imperative to demonstrate respect and courtesy in reference to their particular cultural practices and religion at all times. When out in places where local Arabs can be found it is advisable to wear long trousers, rather than shorts, and women shouldn't wear a see-through dress. However, in beach clubs and hotels, swimsuits, bikinis and shorts are okay to wear. Do not show signs of affection to members of the opposite sex in public. People of the opposite sex have been arrested for kissing in public and it is just not socially accepted. Always avoid any confrontation and never become involved in an argument, especially with a local. 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Bahrain

'''Bahrain''' (

Bahrain is the site of the ancient land of the Dilmun civilisation. Saudi Aramco World : Oman: The Lost Land Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam in 628 AD. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was occupied by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by Shah Abbas I (Abbas I of Persia) of the Safavid empire (Safavid dynasty). In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur and has since been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family (House of Khalifa), with Ahmed al Fateh (Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Khalifa) as Bahrain's first hakim (Hakim (title)#In Arab countries). In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland), Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. In 1971, Bahrain declared independence (Bahrain Independence Day). Formerly a state (State of Bahrain), Bahrain was declared a Kingdom (Monarchy) in 2002. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest (Bahraini uprising (2011–present)) inspired by the regional Arab Spring, particularly by the majority Shia (Shia Islam) population.

Bahrain has the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf.

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