Bahrain Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 17 February, 2011

17 February, 2011 —

4 Dead in Bahrain Crackdown
Voice of America
Riot police stormed the main square in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, early
Thursday, driving out thousands of demonstrators who had set up camp
demanding sweeping political change for the island kingdom. Witnesses say
at least four people were killed. …

Media Decoder: ABC Correspondent Attacked in Bahrain
New York Times (blog)
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR In the latest instance of an American journalist coming
under attack while covering the spreading unrest in the Middle East, Miguel
Marquez, an ABC News correspondent, was set upon and beaten while covering
protests in Bahrain on …

Bahrain, from pearls to protests
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff Bahrain was the first Middle Eastern country to land
a Formula One Grand Prix race, in 2004. — Bahrain is a chain of small
islands off the eastern shore of the Arabian Peninsula, nestled between
Saudi Arabia and Qatar. …

Riot police storm Bahrain camp; 4 reported dead
Tiny Bahrain also is a pillar of Washington’s military framework in the
region. It hosts the US Navy’s 5th Fleet, which is a critical
counterbalance to Iran’s efforts to expand its clout in the region. Any
prolonged crisis opens the door for a …

Tiny Bahrain Hears Calls for Change
Voice of America
Photo: AP Ruled for more than two centuries by the same family, Bahrain is
facing a growing movement for political reform that also has rocked its
Arab neighbors. King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who rules Bahrain,
spearheaded a campaign to change …

Bahrain unrest may have regional, financial impact
The Korea Herald
DUBAI (Reuters) — Bahrain may be tiny, and fairly insignificant as an oil
producer, but nearly $10 billion parked in mutual funds in the kingdom mean
plenty is at stake if protests inspired by Egypt and Tunisia spiral out of
control. …

Deadly Protests in Bahrain: Join the Live Chat
CNN (blog)
This time in the Gulf state of Bahrain and a reporter is caught up in the
violence. Plus, the verbal assault against CBS correspondent Lara Logan by
another journalist and NYU professor. Nir Rosen’s tweets crossed the line.

Bahrain Clashes Kill 2 People, Human Rights Groups Say
San Francisco Chronicle
17 (Bloomberg) — Clashes between security forces and anti-government
protesters killed 2 people overnight in the Bahraini capital Manama, human
rights groups said. The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights said in an
e- mailed statement that the two …

Bahrain Demonstrations February 2011
Demonstrations began in Bahrain on Sunday 13th February and have continued
through to Wednesday 16th February. Police have been accused of killing a
civilian protestor on Tuesday, when they fired tear gas and rubber bullets
into a crowd of mourners at …

Bahrain Crushes Protest — Libya Braces For More Rage
Neon Tommy
Speaking to Al Jazeera from Salmaniya hospital, the main medical facility
in Manama, Maryama Alkawaka of Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, said that
she saw dozens of injured demonstrators being wheeled into emergency rooms
early on Thursday morning. …

White House warns on Bahrain protests
WASHINGTON — The White House said Wednesday it was watching unrest in
strategically-placed Bahrain “very closely” and called on the pro-Western
kingdom to allow peaceful anti-government protests. Thousands of Bahrainis
chanted for a change of …

* Essar Oil to buy Shell UK unit for $350-400mn
Financial Times (blog)
Pro-democracy demonstrations stretched into a third day in Bahrain, while
police and anti- regime protesters clashed in Yemen and Libya, the latest
country in the region hit by demands for change, Bloomberg reports.
Hundreds of Bahrainis gathered …

Bahrainis bring blankets and grievances to join city centre protest camp
The Guardian
Among them was Atiqa Ahmed, her black hijab covered by a vivid red banner
that read “Bahrain is my life”. “All we want are our rights,” she said. “We
cannot continue to live like this. I am a Bahraini, but the migrant workers
who come here have more …

Protesters’ deaths fuels anger in Bahrain streets
Protesters in Bahrain, emboldened by revolts that have toppled Arab rulers
in Tunisia and Egypt, poured into the centre of the capital on Wednesday to
mourn a demonstrator killed in clashes with security forces. A crowd
estimated at more than 1000 …

U.S. ‘concerned’ by violence in Bahrain
MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 16 (UPI) — Police responded with tear gas against
crowds gathered Wednesday for the funeral of a Shiite demonstrator killed
during clashes with police, witnesses said. Bahrain is among the countries
in the region to experience …

Middle East: At least four killed, 100 injured in Bahrain protest
Adnkronos International English
(AKI) – At least four people have died and 100 injured in Bahrain’s capital
of Manama when police clashed with protesters during a demonstration that
called for more political freedom, according to an opposition group in the
Middle Eastern country. …

Anti-Government Protests Swell In Bahrain
by Peter Kenyon In Bahrain, protesters are encamped in a traffic circle in
the capital, vowing not to leave until the government meets their demands.
This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I’m Michele Norris. Bahrain,
Yemen, Libya – those are …

Marching in Madison…Bahrain cracks down…Kaine encouraged to run
9&10 News
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Riot police in Bahrain’s capital have launched an
early morning assault on anti-government protesters and retaken control of
a central square. They fired tear gas and rubber bullets. The main
opposition group says two protesters …

Bahrain protests: live
Bahrain has become the latest hot spot among the Middle East protests of
2011. The Telegraph is using this blog for its live coverage of events in
the capital, Manama, where riot police have killed demonstrators, and their
significance for the region. …

UN rights chief denounces use of excessive force against protesters in Bahrain
Channel 6 News Online
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) — The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday
urged authorities in Bahrain to stop using excessive force against
protesters after two of them were shot dead by authorities. Ali Abdulhadi
al-Mushaima, 27, was shot on Monday …

Hope N Change: Bahrain Damaged
DBKP – Death By 1000 Papercuts
By DBKP Humor-Satire-Graphics by Stilton Jarlsberg As growing unrest
spreads across the Mideast, angry protestors have taken to the streets of
Bahrain demanding either greater representation in government, or freedom
for the undead to feast on the …

In Bahrain, Protesters Look to Tap Into ‘Regional Momentum’
Margaret Warner talks with Rutgers University’s Toby Jones and Simon
Henderson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s about the
continued political unrest in the tiny nation of Bahrain, and the
implications for the US, which has a naval …

Bahrain hotels hit by demonstrations
Trade Arabia
“Most of our guests are from Saudi Arabia who come to Bahrain with their
families and they have not turned up,” she said. “We hope they will soon
return because if this continues, we will begin to get worried.” However,
an official at L’Hotel, …

ABC’s Miguel Marquez Attacked in Bahrain –
Miguel Marquez was not seriously injured, but it was the latest instance of
an American journalist coming under attack in the region.

Miguel Marquez Beaten In Bahrain: ABC News Correspondent Attacked …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Riots have rocked the Arab world for weeks now, and attacks on Western
journalists reporting from the midst of the fray have been rampant.
Reporting from Bahrain’s Pearl Square in the capital city of Manama today,
ABC News Correspondent …

Riot police attack Bahrain protest camp; 2 dead – World News – IBNLive
At least two people were killed when police stormed a square occupied by
anti- govt protesters.

News Desk: Bahrain’s Long Revolution : The New Yorker
By Steve Coll
The last time I was in Bahrain, where protests against the ruling royal
family have intensified during the past few days, it was 2005,
pre-Facebook. I was travelling through the Persian Gulf region at the time
for the Washington…

LIBYA, YEMEN, BAHRAIN: Protests continue to erupt across region …
By latme
Reports of clashes Tuesday night between protesters and police in eastern
Libya were the latest spasm of unrest sweeping the Middle East and North
Africa as leaders attempt to avoid the revolutionary fervor that brought
down governments …

Protesters in Bahrain and More – Pictures of the Day –
Photographs from Bahrain, Uganda and New York.

ABC News Correspondent Beaten in Bahrain – The Hollywood Reporter
By THR staff
Miguel Marquez says he began yelling “Journalist!” during the military
crackdown to show he wasn’t a protestor.

Bahrain: Pro-Government, Pro-King Voices Emerge · Global Voices
By Yacoub Slaise
As the third day of protests in Bahrain continues this Wednesday 16
February, 2011, numerous voices have stepped up to show support for King
Hamad bin Isa Al- Khalifa and the Bahraini government. Two support rallies
have been organised …

Miguel Marquez Bahrain
By Joe Weisenthal
The Shia in Bahrain should be killed they are acting on behave of Iran for
distraction, where violent in Iran are massive now. Aljazeera blocking any
news from Iran except for small thing and calling Iranian people trouble
maker, …

The Jawa Report: Bahrain Protests: ABC News Correspondent Beaten
By Stable Hand
With unrest spreading across the Arab world from Tunisia to Egypt to
Bahrain, ABC News Correspondent Miguel Marquez was beaten during a military
crackdown in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, Bahrain’s capital. …

At Least One Killed as Bahrain Police Attack Sleeping Protesters …
By Jim White
In a pre-dawn raid, police in Bahrain have moved into Pearl Square where
protesters have been gathering, with reports of at least one dead in a hail
of bullets and tear gas.

And now it’s Bahrain’s turn
And now it’s Bahrain’s turn. [Translate]. Pro-democracy fervour is sweeping
the North African and West Asian region. First Tunisia. Then Egypt. Now the
people of Bahrain are rising. …

Riot police storm Bahrain camp; 2 reported dead | The Daily Caller …
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Riot police firing tear gas and wielding clubs
stormed a landmark square occupied by anti-government protesters Thursday,
driving out.

Bahrain: peaceful protests turn violent as police attack …
By Xeni Jardin
Breaking: Amira Al Hussaini at Global Voices: “Bahrain police have just
launched an attack on protesters at the Pearl Roundabout.” She has a
Twitter roundup, and you can also follow NPR’s Andy Carvin right now for
fast and furious RTs …

Bahrain | Pearl Square | Protests | Video
By News Desk
Thousands of protesters filled Bahrain’s Pearl Square for a third straight
day on Wednesday as they called for democratic reforms on the heels of
revolts that have changed Tunisia and Egypt. The protests in the capital
began with a “Day …

Bahrain forces break up protester camp: witnesses | Defense …
Two people were killed and at least 50 injured overnight Wednesday as
Bahrain’s security forces moved in to clear protesters camped out in a
central Manama.

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Bahrain Protests: More Deaths Reported As Police Move In On Anti …
At least two people have been killed as police in Bahrain’s capital Manama
moved in on anti-government demonstrations, opposition leaders tell Sky

Riots Break Out in Bahrain Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war …
Bahraini riot police were deployed to break up protests across the island
nation as demonstrators, inspired by revolts in Egypt and Tunisia, demanded
more …

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