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Tamorrod: A New Era in Bahrain?

The streets of Bahrain swelled with protesters, so numerous that the security forces could not contain them with their firearms and tear gas. They poured in from every town and village and marched to the capital, Manama, where they defiantly … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs Committee hears witnesses on UK’s relations with Saudi and Bahrain

The sixth and final session of the Foreign Affair’s Committee’s on the UK’s relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain was held today. The first witness in this session was Dr Andrew Murrison MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Security … Continue reading

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British Parliamentary Committee meets Bahrain activists

The British parliamentary foreign affairs committee met with Bahraini activists to discuss the relationship of the two countries. The committee questioned whether Britain has done enough as a friend of Bahrain to help move reform along or not. Ali Al-Aswad, … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Committee on British relations with Saudi and Bahrain held

The UK Foreign Affairs Committee met today (14 May 2013) with Bahraini activists Maryam Al-Khawaja (Bahrain Centre for Human Rights), Ali Al-Aswad (Al Wefaq representative) and Sir Nigel Rodley (participant lawyer involved in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry). Representatives … Continue reading

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British military to deploy in Arab Gulf states

A report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), published April 28, has laid bare the renewed British military interests in the Gulf. It states that the UK intends to build a small but ‘smart’ presence in region with military … Continue reading

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King Hamad talks the British-Bahraini relationship [ENGLISH]

A speech held after horse races in England on Sunday 12 May which King Hamad was present for. It’s an interesting talk harkening back to the long relationship Bahrain and Britain have enjoyed. Propaganda, surely, but an interesting speech. Certainly, … Continue reading

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