Bahrain Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 3 March, 2011

3 March, 2011 —

Bahrain’s Shiite opposition set to talk to rulers
The Associated Press
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Shiite opposition groups seeking to loosen the Sunni monarchy’s grip on power in Bahrain are ready to talk to the Gulf nation’s rulers about political change after weeks of protests, a leading opposition member said Thursday …

Cash can be key to quelling dissent
USA Today
By Hasan Jamali, AP Protesters, including a woman wearing a white burial
shroud over her black robe, call for regime change Wednesday in Manama,
Bahrain. By Hasan Jamali, AP Protesters, including a woman wearing a white
burial shroud over her black …

Immigration enforces travel ban to Libya, Yemen, Bahrain
MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday ordered
its personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other airports
to strictly enforce a ban on the departure of overseas Filipino workers for
Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, …

Iran contacting Arab opposition movements: Clinton
WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that
Iran is directly or indirectly communicating with opposition groups in
Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen in a bid to shape events there. It was the first
time that Clinton detailed alleged …

UAE-Qatar support dialogue initiative
Gulf Daily News
ABU DHABI: The UAE and Qatar yesterday backed the national dialogue
initiative engaging all parties in Bahrain. “Our stance is firm. Bahrain is
a brotherly country and we share Islamic and social values,” UAE President
Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al …

Bahrain crown prince calls on Emir
Gulf Times
HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani held talks with the Crown
Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain, Salman bin Hamad
al-Khalifah, and the accompanying delegation at the Emiri Diwan yesterday.
HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin …

Bahrain national dialogue ‘only solution’
Trade Arabia
National dialogue is the only way to overcome the current unrest in Bahrain
and safeguard what has been achieved so far, said a senior official at the
National Unity Gathering. It should start immediately to discuss
aspirations and proposals towards a …

Gulf Daily News
MANAMA: Bahrain’s business sector fared well last year despite the
detrimental repercussions of the global meltdown. The Industry and Commerce
Ministry initially approved 253 projects, pending finalisation of
procedures to secure final licences. …

Bahrain and Yemen: Two different revolutions
Washington Post (blog)
By Jennifer Rubin This afternoon I spoke to the Foundation for Defense of
Democracy’s Steve Sotloff, who has been traveling in the Middle East,
recently to Egypt and Bahrain and now en route to Libya. Much of the news,
understandably, has focused on …

From Bahrain to Plymouth
Wicked Local Plymouth
Bahrain Defense Force (military) tanks return to base in Hamala after they
were called off by the Crown Prince, who is also Deputy Commander of the
Armed Forces. By Anonymous Editor’s note: Plymouth residents GarethGwynne
and Jessamyn Cheam currently …

Gulf Daily News
By Arthur Macdonald , Posted on “ Thursday, March 03, 2011 MANAMA:
Business Friendly Bahrain proved it was business as usual for the financial
community at a major industry event in the kingdom yesterday. It was
standing room only at the fourth annual …

The Role of Art in a Divided Bahrain
We woke up to find a slightly different Bahrain than the one we had left
the night before. One that presented a much less united front than we had
brought ourselves to believe in. It seemed as if the cement, however
superficial it might have been, …

Bahrain Human Rights Watchdog Lodges Complaint
Bahrain News Agency
It also voiced full support for the complaint lodged by the Bahrain Human
rights Watchdog with the Geneva-based UN Committee on the Rights of the
Child. This came in a cable addressed by the GECHR secretary-general
Dorothy John to the BHRW on …

BAHRAIN: Protesters demand release of all political prisoners …
By Ann Simmons
Buoyed by their recent success in securing the release of almost two dozen
high- profile activists, thousands of protesters Wednesday marched on the
Interior Ministry in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, demanding the release of
all political …

Bahrain Regime, Protesters Increasingly Irreconcilable — News …
By Jason Ditz
Though the violent crackdown on public protesters early on hasn’t been
repeated, the Bahraini regime and the mostly Shi’ite protesters seem to be
just as far apart as ever, and the regime warning that its “patience”
is wearing thin with …

America Blows It on Bahrain | FPIF
The non-violent pro-democracy struggle in Bahrain has failed to gain
support from the Obama administration.

UAE backs Bahrain ruler
During a meeting with Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Eisa Al Khalifa who is on a
visit to UAE, President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said his country
will not spare any effort to provide all forms of support to Bahrain to
help it …

BAHRAIN: Protesters demand release of all political prisoners
By Los Angeles Times
Also Wednesday, the official Bahrain News Agency reported that more than
350000 citizens participated in a “national unity gathering” in Manama,
in a move “to reiterate their loyalty to the leadership and express total
rejection of any …

Bahrain’s Crown Prince calls for talks with opposition | Live …
By Shayne Heffernan
Bahrain’s Crown Prince calls for talks with opposition Bahrain’s Social
Development Minister, Fatima Al-Balooshi, says the Crown Prince has ordered

Bahrain’s Shiite opposition set to talk to rulers | The Daily …
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A leading member of Bahrain’s Shiite opposition
says political groups challenging the Sunni monarchy’s grip on power in the
Gulf nation.

Bahrain’s Shia Question | Bahraini.TV
By mahmood
What the United States Gets Wrong About Sectarianism The spirit of Cairo’s
Tahrir Square was reborn on February 16, as a diverse group of Bahrainis
gathered in Pearl Square in Manama, the country’s capital.

Region in Revolt: A Primer to the Uprisings in North Africa and …
By GlobalPost
Upon his ascension to the throne, King Hamad began a series of political
reforms , granting more rights to women and ending an era in Bahrain known
for extreme repression and brutal torture. Aided by record high oil prices
in the past …
Boise Weekly

“friday-lunch-club”: Bahraini tanks returning from Kuwait? “Not a …
By G, Z, or B
Tanks were seen crossing the 17-mile causeway from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain
on Tuesday. “These were supposed to be Bahrain’s tanks returning from
Kuwait: that is not a credible story,” said Siras Abi Ali, a Gulf expert
at the risk group …

Bahrain’s Shiite opposition set to talk to rulers | The Daily …
By admin_blitz
MANAMA, Bahrain Abdul Jalil Khalil says the opposition will accept the
crown prince’s invitation for dialogue after two weeks of street protests
in the.

Bahrain’s peaceful protesters demand ouster of government – Los …
Tens of thousands of protesters pressed their demands Tuesday for the
dismissal of Bahrain’s government, saying they would not relent until
substantial … / Comment / Opinion – Do not fear forces behind Bahrain …
The west must be sceptical of talk about a rising Shia crescent, writes
Emile Nakhleh.

Eyewitnesses: 30 tanks spotted en route to Bahrain from Saudi …
Bahrain—Eyewitnesses have reported seeing an estimated 30 tanks being
transported into Bahrain from Saudi Arabia on Monday night at around 6:45pm
local …

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