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225 Royally Pardoned

225 Royally Pardoned

31 Jul, '0818 Comments

This generous royal gesture should be followed up immediately by various other steps to ensure that social justice prevails. His majesty might also consider the fact that without such social justice, many of those release and others might continue to demonstrate to express their chagrin at the iniquitous circumstances they find themselves in.

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Amman

Amman

25 Mar, '0812 Comments

Amman, Jordan, originally uploaded by malyousif. Just arrived in Amman a few hours ago. This is a series of stitched shots from the window of my hotel room on the 20th floor which produced this panoramic vista Quite a nice (and green!) city isn’t it? The last time I was here I got to see […]

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Wot? No Rubber Bullets?

23 Jun, '0740 Comments

Rubber bullets don’t inflict enough pain, it seems, so now riot control police in Bahrain have started using live ammunition instead. Much more effective of course, especially if the intent is to kill rather than merely control: «الأهالي سمعوا صوتا لإطلاق النار فاتصلوا بي وبعد حضوري إلى المنطقة أكد لي رجال الأمن أنهم اطلقوا 3 […]

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Blogging the Manama Dialogue

Blogging the Manama Dialogue

8 Dec, '066 Comments

updated 1431 with speaker agenda below the fold A major event is starting in Bahrain today and continues to Sunday. This event brings together several countries’ foreign ministers, national security personnel, analysts, academics and others who are interested in the security and stability of this region. It is the annual International Institute for Strategic Studies’ […]

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