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11 Interesting Sights In The Kingdom of Bahrain

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, "Why did you visit Bahrain?" Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.

Citizenship Revoked, Entry Denied: Citizen to Uncitizen

Samia Errazzouki | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Samia Errazzouki

Imagine for a moment that anytime you intend to go back to your country of origin, you must prepare a statement, inform human rights organizations, and confront the uncertainty of either being denied entry, arrested or deported. For Bahraini human rights defender Maryam Al-Khawaja, imagination is not necessary -- this is her reality.

Bahrain's Jihadist Dilemma

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Bahrain finds itself in an increasingly untenable position. If it misplays its hand, or events in the region outpace the government's ability to manage domestic politics, the Bahraini government could find itself facing a dire crisis in the near future.

Washington's Bahrain Problem Gets Worse

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

This week the Bahrain ruling family has revealed itself as an increasingly embarrassing, erratic ally for the United States. Monday's decision to kick out State Department Assistant Secretary Tom Malinowski was shocking if not entirely surprising.

Embassygate in Bahrain Not the Fundamental Problem

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.31.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

While there is no doubt that scrutinizing how the Bahrain embassy is run is a useful exercise, the real problem that the State Department needs to address is how that embassy fits into a wider push for human rights and the rule of law.

Police In Bahrain 'Forcefully Confront' Protesters With Stun Grenades

AP | REEM KHALIFA and DALTON BENNETT | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini protesters clashed with riot police in neighborhoods around the capital Wednesday as they called for greater politica...

The Middle East's Forgotten Uprising Enters 2nd Year

AP | REEM KHALIFA and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Young men wearing masks lurk in the darkened alcoves of the old market in Bahrain's capital. "To victory," they whisper as they han...

5 Bomb Blasts Hit Bahraini Capital

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew Hammond DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Five bombs exploded in the heart of the Bahraini capital Manama on Monday, killing two Asia...

'Before You Tell Us Everything, We're Going To Have Some Fun'

Posted 06.21.2012 | World

By Tine Danckaers, Mondiaal Magazine. In February 2011, tens of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to protest against the tiny country'...

'He Keeps Asking Us Why We Won't Take Him Home'

Posted 06.18.2012 | World

By Tine Danckaers, Mondiaal Magazine. In February 2011, tens of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to protest against the tiny country...

Petrol Bomb, Protests Ahead Of Grand Prix

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) - Safety fears grew ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain on Thursday a...

Reports: American Activists Detained In Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA and BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini security forces fanned out across the island nation in unprecedented numbers on Tuesday as Shiites marked the one-yea...


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...

Thousands March In Bahrain Demanding Government Resignation

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas Friday to disperse several hundred protesters among thousands who took to the streets Fr...

Finding The Persian Gulf's Only Synagogue

Adam Valen Levinson | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Adam Valen Levinson

It didn't take long for me to realize I had no idea where I was walking. After a few blocks, the bustling lights of the central shopping district gave way to construction and inauspicious quiet. I figured I'd ask around.

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...

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.

The Fabrication of Bahrain's Shiite-Sunni Divide

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The so-called sectarian divide of Bahrain is a manipulative simplification of a far greater divide: that of the colonially-installed government that has no connection with or compassion for the people of Bahrain.

Thousands Of Bahrain Mourners Call For Toppling Of Monarchy

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Security forces opened fire Friday on Bahraini protesters for a second straight day, wounding at least 50 people as thousands ...

Arab Countries Aim to Improve Journalism Education With UNESCO's "Model Curricula"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab countries are making strides in trying to improve journalism curricula, but still face strictures, obstacles and challenges to press freedom as w...