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Bahrain Anti Government Protests

Dozens Injured After Authorities Crush Prison Riot In Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahraini authorities crushed a prison riot on Friday, leaving at least 40 injured after they fired stun grenades and tear gas, righ...

Bahraini Activist Barred From Re-Entering Kingdom

AP | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A prominent Bahraini rights activist has been barred from a flight to the gulf kingdom after a request from government ...

John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

Bahrain's Rulers Avoid Fiasco, But National Crisis Endures

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz MANAMA, April 21 (Reuters) - Bahrain's rulers can breathe a sigh of relief after a prized Formula One race went ...

Bahrain Protesters Pose No Threat To Grand Prix

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 06.18.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Organizers of Bahrain's Grand Prix said Thursday that sporadic protests against the race and violent unrest across the Gulf na...

Bahrain's Anger Focused On Formula 1

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Bahrain have joined a march that included breakaway protests against the scheduled Fo...

Bahraini Police, Protesters Clash In Manama

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Riot police in Bahrain used water cannons and tear gas on Friday to disperse hundreds of anti-government protester...

Bahrain Activist Gets 3-Year Jail Sentence

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- A prominent Bahraini human rights activist was found guilty Thursday of instigating and participating in several illegal gatherings...

Bahrain Sentences Medics Who Helped Protesters

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Nine medical professionals accused of aiding Bahrain's anti-government uprising were sentenced Thursday to prison terms ranging fro...

The Power of Apathy

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Shahid Mahmood

On an Air Canada flight a few weeks ago, I sat in front of a group of Cenovus oil rig workmen. Before take-off, two of the workmen proceeded to viciou...

What I Learned at the Airport in Bahrain

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

The U.S. government could speak openly and directly about what is going on in Bahrain, and the sky wouldn't fall. But it might be "inconvenient." So the U.S. government is not going to speak openly and directly, unless there is some real public pressure.

Joshua Hersh

Congressmen Confront Bahrain Over Recent NGO Visa Restrictions | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.03.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- With the first anniversary of the popular uprising, and subsequent suppression, in Bahrain fast approaching, a number of human rights or...

Arms and Bahrain

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.25.2012 | World
Christopher Brauchli

The question is why the United States was even thinking of selling arms to Bahrain. The answer can be found in the fact that the United States is the number one arms supplier in the world and to maintain its status it cannot be judgmental about the conduct of its customers.

Iran Escalates Tensions With U.S. Over Persian Gulf

Geneive Abdo | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

Iran's perception of the United States' declining power in the Middle East and its dream of capitalizing on regional instability have provoked two actions in recent days.

Bloomberg: Torture In Bahrain Aided By Nokia Siemens

Bloomberg | Posted 10.24.2011 | World

The interrogation of Abdul Ghani Al Khanjar followed a pattern. First, Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school a...

Bahrain Protesters Clash With Security Forces

AP | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini security forces have fired tear gas against bands of anti-government protesters across the tense Gulf island kingdom....

Renewed Protests In Bahrain: 'We Want Freedom'

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

MANAMA, July 29 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched outside Bahrain's capital Manama on Friday to protest against the results of a "National Dia...

Bahrain and the True Face of US Foreign Policy

Iara Lee | Posted 09.27.2011 | World
Iara Lee

Bahrain is the face of a US foreign policy not guided by any benign democratic principles, but by opportunism.

Bahrain Sentences 8 Shiite Activists To Life

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahraini protesters poured back to the streets Wednesday after a security court sentenced eight Shiite activists t...

Bahrain Doctors Face Trial Over Role In Protests

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 08.06.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dozens of doctors and nurses who treated injured anti-government protesters during the months of unrest in Bahrain...

Bahrain Police Open Fire At Protesters In Capital

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahraini police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters marching toward the landmark Pearl Square in the c...

West Turns Blind Eye To Bahrain Crackdown

Posted 07.09.2011 | World

The fate of Bahrain's protest movement is a stark reminder of how Western and regional power politics can trump reformist yearnings, even in an Ar...

Bahrain Sentences Four Protesters To Death

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.28.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A military court in Bahrain sentenced four Shiite protesters to death after convicting them on Thursday of killing...

Fourth Bahrain Opposition Figure Dies In Government Custody

AP | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain's Shiite opposition party said Wednesday that another one of its supporters, the fourth to date, had died ...

Hunger Strike Declared by Bahrain Human Rights Activist

Leah McElrath | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Leah McElrath

Zainab al-Khawaja is grateful she and her family had some warning about her father's coming arrest by government security forces in Bahrain. She's gra...