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Saudis wonder if the Americans have gone mad
April 5, 2011 11:45
First the US abandoned Mubarak, in the Saudis' eyes. Now, Yemen is staggering under popular revolt and the US is calling for the ouster of yet another friend, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Why the protest movement in Bahrain failed
April 5, 2011 06:25
MANAMA — Bahrain’s protest movement is in tatters. Many of its leaders and activists are imprisoned and its followers, most of them Shiite, subject to harsh repression.
Bahrain’s protest movement fades beneath government suppression
March 30, 2011 07:13
MANAMA — The Sunni-led government’s violent suppression of a once euphoric protest movement appears both pitiless and petty.
Bahrain mired in dangerous stalemate
March 25, 2011 16:31
MANAMA — Ten days after the government of this tiny island nation cracked down on protesters calling for political reform, Bahrain is a tense, unhappy country.
Opinion: US foreign policy is hamstrung in Persian Gulf
March 22, 2011 06:36
The tacit U.S. backing for the crackdowns in Bahrain and Yemen contradicts Washington's earlier support for “pro-democracy” movements in North Africa.
Bahrain detains leading opposition figures (UPDATES)
Caryle Murphy and News Desk
March 16, 2011 16:51
Meanwhile, Iran has recalled its ambassador from Bahrain to protest the use of Gulf troops to quell protests.
Bahrain disperses demonstrators
March 15, 2011 17:12
For more than a month, street protesters drawn largely from Bahrain’s majority Shiite population have demanded political reforms from its minority Sunni government.
After Gates leaves, Saudi Arabia sends troops to Bahrain
March 14, 2011 16:39
In visit to Bahrain Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Bahrain’s king to speed up reforms and make meaningful concessions to the opposition.
Bahrain key in Sunni/Shia divide
February 26, 2011 18:50
Bahrain's pro-democracy protests by the Shia community are important because of the island's close ties to its huge neighbor, Saudi Arabia.
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