Bahrain

How Apathy and Fear Cast a Shadow Over Bahrain's Parliamentary Elections

Shenaz Kermalli | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Shenaz Kermalli

While the existence of a parliamentary election in a Gulf monarchy is impressive in itself, a glance at the government's history of violent suppression of political dissent reveals that Bahrain, home of the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet, is far from the 'liberal, open and transparent' country it presents itself as to investors. 'Business-friendly Bahrain' is in fact anything but.

Canada Exporting Arms To Places With Dubious Human Rights Records

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, countries with dubious human rights records or a history of violent internal conflict, have recently become new bu...

Canada Shouldn't Enable Saudi Abuses

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Ziyaad Mia

Our government may say that we're engaging the Saudis to foster reform in the kingdom. Apartheid South Africa's allies made similar arguments, calling for "constructive engagement" with the racist regime. Thankfully, Canada rejected that approach and led the world on sanctions, which hastened the end of apartheid.

If the Europeans Can Make a Union Work, Maybe the Arabs Can

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

It is no secret that the idea of amalgamating into a single country, which was farthest away from the minds of the rulers of these countries, was only contemplated as a direct result of the Arab Spring which toppled several Arab dictators who were thought to be completely invincible, and left the rest of them asking "Who will be next?" Now more than ever, a union of the Arab Gulf states is possible.

Dear F1: It's Not Me, It's You

Tim Querengesser | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Tim Querengesser

I'd like to publicly announce the immediate dumping of my formerly loved sport. By believing F1 could race in Bahrain this past weekend without endorsing an authoritarian regime and its violent repression of a pro-democracy movement, Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire British owner, inserted the sport into the centre of the ongoing Arab Spring, and even helped to re-ignite it.

Canadian In Hiding After Being Convicted For 'Hatred' Against Bahraini Regime

news.nationalpost.com | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada

Stripped of his Canadian passport and pursued by security forces, Naser al-Raas remains a fugitive in Bahrain 10 months after he became caught up in t...

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? The Arab Spring

Martha Hall Findlay | Posted 02.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Martha Hall Findlay

We have seen such coordination in times of open war, responses to cross-border aggression, and need for territorial defence. But this was different. Neither Egypt nor Libya was attacking anyone else -- this time it was what they were doing to their own people that prompted international action.

Canadian Fears Death, Torture In Bahrain Prison

CBC | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

A Canadian who says he was tortured while detained in a Bahrain prison fears he will die in custody when he returns there this week to be...

Questions Remain in Bahrain

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

In all the turmoil currently gripping the Arab nations, nothing has been more distressing for me than abuse of the human rights of the medical staff o...

Bahrain Protests: National Belonging Not Bread

Bessma Momani | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Bahrain is not nearly as corrupt as Egypt or Tunisia. The average Bahraini, Sunni or Shiite, is not poor like the average Egyptian and other Arab brethren. So why do we see thousands of people on the streets of Manama calling for change?

Syrian Brutality: The Unintended Consequence of Mubarak's Trial

Bessma Momani | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

The trial of Mubarak will have the unintended consequence of teaching incumbent Arab governments that either they repress their protest movements or else face a similar wrath to that of Mubarak.

Bahrain Shiite Clerics Denounce Police Attacks On Religion Processions

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain's Shiite clerics on Tuesday criticized the Gulf kingdom's police for attacking religious processions j...

Bahrain Shiite Clerics Denounce Police Attacks On Religion Processions

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain's Shiite clerics on Tuesday criticized the Gulf kingdom's police for attacking religious processions j...

Bahrain Shiite Clerics Denounce Police Attacks On Religion Processions

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain's Shiite clerics on Tuesday criticized the Gulf kingdom's police for attacking religious processions j...

Bahrain Shiite Clerics Denounce Police Attacks On Religion Processions

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain's Shiite clerics on Tuesday criticized the Gulf kingdom's police for attacking religious processions j...

Bahrain Shiite Clerics Denounce Police Attacks On Religion Processions

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain's Shiite clerics on Tuesday criticized the Gulf kingdom's police for attacking religious processions j...