First Rain

  I am sure it sounds strange but here in Bahrain we celebrate the first rain of the season. A few days ago, an impending ‘thunderstorm’ was announced in the local Press and smartphone weather apps started giving out ‘warnings’ of ‘unsettled weather’ over the weekend. So it was with much anticipation that virtually everyone in Bahrain was looking forward to a wet weekend and … Continue reading First Rain

Forces on the ready

Bahrain is now conducting the largest-ever joint security exercise involving police and security forces of all the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. The Arabian Gulf Security 1 is being conducted as part of efforts to confront regional challenges and aim to enhance combat readiness security forces to deal with potential emergencies, especially terrorist attacks as well as to cement regional coordination and cooperation within … Continue reading Forces on the ready