Posts Tagged “Bahrain”

11 Arab states declare Iran sponsor of terrorism

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11 Arab states declare Iran sponsor of terrorism

Arab states denounce Iran as sponsor of terrorism UN Watch welcomed a letter by 11 Arab countries to the UN which accuses Iran of being “a State sponsor of terrorism” throughout the entire Middle East, and of only increasing “aggression in the region and the continuation of support for terrorist groups” since the signing of…

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Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas

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Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas

It’s 2011, and Bahrain is a divided society. Can they reconcile?

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AFC president’s FIFA presidential bid mired in abuse of human rights allegations

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AFC president’s FIFA presidential bid mired in abuse of human rights allegations

By James M. Dorsey Assertions by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a candidate for the presidency of world soccer body FIFA, that he was not involved in the arrest and abuse of sports executives and athletes in his naïve Bahrain in 2011 raise more questions than answers. Sheikh Salman…

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Arab governments investing heavily in Satellite TV News

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Arab governments investing heavily in Satellite TV News

By Ray Hanania Ever since al-Jazeera (AlJazeera, Al Jazeera) launched as a mouthpiece for the Government of Qatar in 1996, Arab governments have been slowly assessing the power of an in-house and controlled news media. Although al-Jazeera (“The Island”) claims to be objective the Qatar-based government run news channel has drifted far away from professional…

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New Saudi-run Bahraini TV hires former Al-Jazeera reporter

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New Saudi-run Bahraini TV hires former Al-Jazeera reporter

New Saudi-run Bahraini TV hires former Al-Jazeera reporter By Ray Hanania Alarab News Channel, the Saudi-owned television channel launched in Bahrain this year, today announced the hiring of Laila Al Sheikhly as a part of the TV channel’s news team. The new news channel is being viewed as an attempt by Saudi interests to counter rising Islamic…

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Summer books and great reading on the Middle East

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Summer books and great reading on the Middle East

Summer books and great reading on the Middle East By Ray Hanania Here is a list of some great books that I read over the past few months that I think you might enjoy. They are all great books and worth your time. The books I reviewed are: Cairo Unzipped by Mona Fuad; Zero Six Bravo…

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