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King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa

Amal Clooney is not a Saint

Vicky Kelberer | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Vicky Kelberer

To reduce Clooney's to a savior figure not only infantilizes her work and the work of all human rights lawyers, but also boils her multifaceted and controversial career choices down to simplistic idealism, which is hardly a way to make a living, and certainly not to make a successful legal career.

A New Cathedral in the Heart of the Muslim World

Joop Koopman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Religion
Joop Koopman

Bishop Camillo Ballin, an Italian-born Comboni missionary, heads the Roman Catholic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. He is overseeing the first-ever building of a new cathedral in Bahrain, on land given to the Church by Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah.

Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Kris Hermes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle to resist the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the small Persian Gulf Island of one million people for more than 200 years.

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.

4 Arrested For Tweeting Insults @ King

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahraini authorities have detained four men on charges of defaming the Gulf Arab country's king on Twitter, according to the state n...

Queen's Jubilee Guest List Raises Eyebrows

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

LONDON — Britain has come under criticism for inviting the king of Bahrain, whose Gulf state has engaged in a brutal crackdown on political diss...


Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

By Andrew Hammond MANAMA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Bahraini protesters dissatisfied with the government's reform moves prepared for a fresh...

Bahrain's King Hamad Mocks Protesters' 'Bad Manners' Amid Violence

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

By Andrew Hammond MAMAMA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Bahraini riot police engaged in pitched battles with petrol-bomb throwing youths on Sund...

Bahrain Protests Intensify As Police Fire Tear Gas At Demonstrators

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades Thursday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters ga...

The Bahrain Revolt (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The Bahrainis' demands are longstanding, and over the past few decades, the regime has tried to accommodate some of their grievances. But now the main opposition groups say they won't talk to the regime until foreign troops leave.

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...

Bahrain King Blames Iran For Nation's Protests

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahrain's king blamed a foreign plot for his nation's weeks-long unrest, using veiled language Monday to accuse Iran of fomenting a...

Anti-Government Protesters In Bahrain Met With Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain's security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday at thousands of anti-government protesters heed...