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Ahmad Zaatari
Shahram Nazeri’s musical experimentation faced challenges in Iran before and after the 1979 revolution. His 1984 collaboration record revitalized...
Friday, January 20, 2012
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Bahraini security forces attacked hundreds of protesters in the capital Manama on Wednesday, despite opposition claims that they had followed due...
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Badr al-Ibrahim
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) – also known as the Bassiouni Commission in reference to its chair, Cherif Bassiouni, has been...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Former Bahraini MP Sheikh Mohammed Khalid publicly called for the killing of protesters via Twitter on Monday, lambasting them as “traitors.” Khalid...
Monday, January 9, 2012
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Bahrain's security forces fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters and beat them with iron bars leaving dozens injured, human rights activists and...
Monday, January 2, 2012
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Five Bahraini opposition groups have called on the government to engage in "serious" dialogue to end a political crisis that flared with pro-...
Monday, December 19, 2011
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Matthew Cassel
On brisk November mornings, Abdulnabi Kadhem used to wrap a kuffiyeh around his head for warmth as he tended to his lands near A'ali village in...
Sunday, December 18, 2011
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Shahira Salloum
A planned conference in support of the Bahraini uprising caused a stir among opposition activists after it was revealed that prominent pro-Israeli...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Bahrain has dropped charges against over 100 athletes detained as part of a crackdown against pro-democracy protests earlier in the year. Trial...
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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