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Yacoub Al-Slaise

Currently covering the Bahrain protests for Global Voices. Currently based in Nagoya, Japan. Fascinated by the field of Social Informatics

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21 March 2011

Bahrain: Expats’ Part to Play

Like all GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member states, Bahrain depends greatly on foreign workforce especially from South Asian countries in both high and low level jobs. According to the Bahrain...

16 March 2011

Bahrain: Curfew Announced and An Officer's Funeral

On Wednesday afternoon, the Bahrain Defense Force announced in their 4th statement that a curfew will be imposed until further notice. The funeral of a police officer killed in duty...

Bahrain: Police and Military Clear Protesters in Manama (Videos)

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. On Wednesday March 16th, a day after the King of Bahrain announced a State of National Security, police...

Bahrain: Bloody Crackdowns on Villages

On Tuesday, before King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa announced a State of National Security giving powers to the army and other forces to secure the country, police carried out crackdowns...

15 March 2011

Bahrain: State of National Security Called

On Tuesday March 15, 2011, one month after protests started on the February 14 in Bahraini capital Manama, His Highness King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa announced a State of National...

8 March 2011

Bahrain: Modest Numbers Turn Out in Front of US Embassy

Small numbers of pro-democracy protesters rallied outside the US embassy on Monday (March 7) calling for the US government to stop supporting the regime.

7 March 2011

Bahrain: Hit and Run at Protest

During Monday afternoon's protest at the Bahrain Financial Harbour, a hit and run incident occurred in which three protesters were injured. On Twitter, the discussion continued well into the night...

5 March 2011

Bahrain: When Geeks Protest

On Saturday a group of IT specialists held a anti government rally raising “geeky” signs and slogans. Tweep Jalal Al-Jazeeri @JTheIslander, an IT geek himself, was on location and tweeted...

Bahrain: Tweeps Dreaming of a Better Bahrain

On Saturday morning, a new hashtag appeared on the Bahrain Twittersphere and many tweeps expressed their hopes, dreams and highlighted their demands through #IdreamofaBH.

4 March 2011

Bahrain: Hamad Town Fight Sparks Rumours and Sectarianism

On Thursday night, a fight broke out in Hamad Town, southwest of Manama, between youths which later escalated to larger numbers with reports saying over 200 joined the fight using...

2 March 2011

Bahrain: Schools Break Out in Protest (Videos)

A number of secondary (high) schools broke out into anti-government protests across Bahrain on Tuesday March 1. Both boys' and girls' schools in Isa Town, Hamad Town and Jidhafs marched...

1 March 2011

Bahrain: Two Separate Rallies for National Unity

Peaceful protesting continued in Bahrain on Tuesday as seven of the main opposition groups organized a National Unity rally towards Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout. On Wednesday, a different rally is planned...

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...

Oman: Protests Continue in Sohar

The waves of Arab revolt have reached the shores of Oman as hundreds of Omanis take to the streets in calls for reform and the end of corruption in different...

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...

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...

UAE: Libyan Consulate in Dubai Occupied and Flags Removed

In response to the ongoing massacre in Libya under a media blackout, protesters in Dubai, UAE, headed towards the Libyan Consulate on Tuesday to call for the end of the...

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