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Double standards of intervention

The U.S. silence on Bahrain’s crackdown and its saber rattling in Syria reveals a fundamental hypocrisy in the hazy methods and guidelines governing humanitarian interventions, writes Joshua Foust.


Treatment of jailed Bahrain dissidents called ‘brutal,’ as activists call for U.S. action

Ibrahim Sharif, who was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday, was seen as especially threatening to the government of Bahrain because he was a Sunni leading a largely Shiite movement.


Amid Bahrain crackdown, prominent opposition leader is arrested, accused of foreign ties

The son of Ebrahim Sharif Al Sayed, the leader of a major opposition party, told Need to Know that his father was taken away in the middle of the night with no explanation.


Photo: The pearl of Bahrain

An iconic monument, and the meeting point for anti-government protesters, in Bahrain was demolished Friday.


  Upheaval in the Middle East

Protests continue to rage in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while in Egypt, ministers from Hosni Mubarak’s ousted regime are behind bars.

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