Khawaja Arrest Exposes Bahrain’s Rights Abuses, US Hypocrisy

by Derek Davison If actions speak louder than words, then Bahrain’s decision to arrest the prominent human rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja, on Aug. 29 demonstrates that, despite promises to the contrary, the island kingdom has no real intention of cleaning… Continue Reading  

Iran and Bahrain: The New York Times’ Uncritical Take

by Jim Lobe I was pretty surprised Monday when, in the front-page New York Times article about the implementation agreement reached Sunday between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva, I read the following in the fourth paragraph: “It [the agreement]… Continue Reading  

Why Bahrain’s Al-Khalifa Family Is Losing the Right to Rule

by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News By continuing its repressive policies and refusing to engage civil society and moderate political groups in meaningful dialogue for genuine reform, the Khalifa family has squandered its legitimate right to rule Bahrain. King Hamad… Continue Reading