Are the Saudi’s Fueling a Sunni-Shia War?

Toby Jones, a Prof. at Rutgers University specializing in Middle East history, tells Paul Jay the Saudis are committed to victory in their rivalry with Iran and use money and sectarian ideology to achieve their geo-political interests –   January 15, 2014 PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome back to The Real News Network. I’m…

Bahrain to Strip Anti-Regime Protestors Citizenship

Bahrain to Strip Anti-Regime Protestors Citizenship TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahrain’s king issued new decrees, giving authorities more powers to strip citizenship and block suspected funding channels in attempts to quell escalating anti-government protests in the Persian Gulf nation. The measures are part of wider planned crackdowns unveiled earlier this week, Al-Alam reported. The measures seek to…

Bahrainis Demand Regime Change

Bahrainis Demand Regime Change World media outlets give little attention to the events in Bahrain, a small island nation, which is a key ally of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the Persian Gulf. On May 10 thousands of anti-government activists flocked to the streets of the Shiite village of Daih in Bahrain to…

UN Torture Rapporteur Refused Entry to Bahrain

UN Torture Rapporteur Refused Entry to Bahrain UN Torture Rapporteur Refused Entry to Bahrain TEHRAN (FNA)- The Bahraini government rejected a request by a high-ranking United Nations official to investigate claims that pro-democracy demonstrators have been tortured. On Tuesday, Manama announced that it has postponed indefinitely the trip by UN special rapporteur on torture Juan…

Tear Gas or Lethal Gas?

Tear Gas or Lethal Gas? Bahrain’s Death Toll Mounts to 34 Bahraini anti-government protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes with riot police near the headquarters of the main Shiite opposition group, Al-Wefaq, in Zinj Village, west of Manama, on December 23, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)   Based on interviews with local physicians and…

Kuwait Cracks Down on Dissent, Twitter

Kuwait Cracks Down on Dissent, Twitter Kuwaiti citizen Raken Subaiya checks his Twitter feed on his phone as Yousef al-Anazi looks on during a sit-in protest in front of the Justice Palace in Kuwait City in 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee) Two years after the start of the Arab Spring, the political battle in Kuwait…

Thousands of people in Bahrain have held a funeral ceremony for a teenage activist protester who was killed by Manama regime forces in the village of Diraz.

Bahrainis hold funeral for killed teen, protest his death Press  TV Bahraini protesters wave the national flag during a demonstration in the village of Abu Saiba, west of Manama. (File photo) The 16-year-old Ali Radhi was killed as regime forces attacked thousands of anti-government protesters who were heading toward Diraz to join the weekly Friday…

UN Chief Calls on Bahrain to Abide by Int’l Human Rights Norms

UN Chief Calls on Bahrain to Abide by Int’l Human Rights Norms TEHRAN (FNA)- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced deep concern about the conditions in Bahrain, and called on Manama officials to respect the international human rights standards. Speaking on Thursday, Ban Ki-moon’s Spokesman Martin Nesirky said that Mr. Ban has expressed “his concern about…

‘Bahrain buys favorable CNN content’

SOURCE RT VIDEO @ RT Amid a violent crackdown on a popular uprising, Bahrain paid CNN to get favorable coverage, says a former reporter who believes her documentary on the protests there was censored by the network. ­Former CNN journalist Amber Lyon made the documentary more than six months ago. It was aired domestically in…