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· February, 2011

Stories about Bahrain from February, 2011

28 February 2011

Bahrain: Protests Block National Assembly Building

Anti government protesters on Monday morning blocked the National Council building where both Parliament and the Shura (Consultative) Councils hold their weekly sessions. The reason for the protest in front...

26 February 2011

Bahrain: Minor Ministerial Changes

Ministerial changes were announced in Bahrain last night to appease protesters calling for reforms since February 14. Here are reactions to the changes, which are yet to be officially announced.

Bahrain: Day of Mourning Observed

Friday (Feb 25) was officially announced as a 'Day of Mourning' for all the martyrs who have fallen since Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests, which started on February 14th 2011....

25 February 2011

Bahrain: The TAKBEER Guy Meme

In an unexpected result of Bahrain's ongoing Day of Wrath protests, the social media community came together and created Bahrain's first bonafide internet meme: TAKBEEER Guy.

24 February 2011

Bahrain: Official Day of Mourning Declared

Today marks the 10th day of the ongoing Day of Wrath protests in Bahrain. Tomorrow, marks a day of mourning for those who have lost their lives when police and...

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23 February 2011

Bahrain: Jailed Blogger Ali Abdulemam Free

Jailed Bahraini blogger Ali Abdulemam is finally free. The news was welcomed by netizens from around the world, as tweeps posted pictures of a smiling Ali being greeted by family...

22 February 2011

Bahrain: Loyalty to the Martyrs

Since Saturday, anti government protesters have been protesting peacefully and freely at Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout. Today marked the eighth day of Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests, as Bahrain's opposition parties...

21 February 2011

Bahrain: Coming Out in Numbers in Search for Unity

A week has passed since protests broke in the capital Manama on February 14, 2011, calling for real democracy in the Kingdom. Seven men have lost their lives, with the...

Bahrain: One Country, Two Rallies

Seven days have passed since Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests which started on February 14, causing the death of eight protesters in the capital Manama. While protesters continue to camp...

20 February 2011

Bahrain: Protesters Continue to Camp at Pearl Roundabout

Depending on how you look at it, Bahraini protesters have either 'liberated' or 'occupied' the Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout in the capital Manama, and say they plan to stay there until...

Arab World: The Uprisings Continue

It's revolution time across the Arab world, with people rising and calling for political, economic and social reforms. Rallies, demonstrations and protests across the region are flooding our timelines, with...

19 February 2011

Bahrain: Withdrawal of Police as Protesters Reclaim Lulu Roundabout

Bahraini protesters once again thronged to Lulu Roundabout in the capital Manama, after being dispersed from it in a pre-dawn raid, which left three people dead, countless injured, and up...

Middle East: The Dictator's Handbook now in Bahrain

All of a sudden, many ageing Arab regimes found themselves under the fire of their protesting peoples. But will the same routes taken by both the regimes and the protesters...

Bahrain: Army Withdrawing from Lulu Roundabout Area

Reports coming from Bahrain's Twitter community around Manama on Saturday February 20th of army vehicles withdrawing from Lulu Roundabout where protesters had protested peacefully on Wednesday but were later raided...

Bahrain: Live Ammunition Shot at Protesters (Video)

Reports of shootings in several locations in Manama, the Bahraini capital flooded social media websites during the afternoon of Friday February 18, 2011. Videos made in different locations show not...

Bahrain: #NickKristof Bullied on Twitter

Since arriving in Bahrain, New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof has joined the many voices on Twitter live-reporting turbulent events. While many have been thankful for his updates, and...

Bahrain: Mourning the Dead

On Friday, thousands paid their respects to the people who died in Thursday's pre-dawn raid at LuLu Roundabout which lead to the death of four men. Mourners followed funeral processions...

18 February 2011

Bahrain: Crown Prince Calls for Peace on National TV

In midst of the chaos of the shooting of protesters in the capital, Bahrain's Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa appeared on a live television program tonight on Bahrain...

Bahrain: More Gunshots in Capital

Reports of shootings in different locations in the Bahraini capital Manama have flooded social media sites this Friday afternoon. Tweeps at the scene describe the carnage as Bahrain braces itself...