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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

The view from Saudi Arabia

Diplomats say that Mubarak has been offered a place in Saudi Arabia, but the former Egyptian president plans to die on Egyptian soil, says NPR’s Deborah Amos.


Owner of Tunisian TV station released from jail after arrest sparks free speech concerns

The move seemed to violate the interim government’s pledge to protect freedom of expression.


Policing fashion in France and Saudi Arabia

An American who grew up in Saudi Arabia questions France’s plan to ban the burqa.

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