No Justice for Tortured Bahraini Journalist

by Jasmin Ramsey via IPS News In May 2011, almost a year and half after a Tunisian street vendor’s self-immolation sparked waves of revolution still rocking the Middle East, Bahraini journalist Nazeeha Saeed was tortured during her 13-hour detention before… Continue Reading  

Genuine Constitutional Monarchy Only Way Out for Al Khalifa

by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News As the Bahraini and international media continue to dissect the meaning of Crown Prince Salman’s appointment as first deputy prime minister, powerful factions within the ruling Al-Khalifa family must be pondering the future of… Continue Reading  

U.S. Urged to Lean Harder on Bahrain’s Ruling Family

by Jim Lobe via IPS News On the eve of the second anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, the administration of President Barack Obama is being urged to press the royal family to make genuine compromises with the predominantly Shi’a… Continue Reading  

Obama and Bahrain: How to Save Al-Khalifa Rule

by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News Despite the start of a government-inspired dialogue with the opposition Sunday, the Bahraini government continues to jail dissidents, arrest demonstrators, and use a rigged judicial system to convict them. Although the Al-Khalifa regime officially… Continue Reading