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Yacoub Al-Slaise · February, 2011

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

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Latest posts by Yacoub Al-Slaise from 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...

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....

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

Bahrain: Protests Erupt at Salmaniya Hospital

Chaos has hit Bahrain's Salmaniya Hospital, the country's largest public hospital, after Thursday pre dawn police raid on protesters in Lulu Roundabout. Doctors had to protest to be able to...

Bahrain: Tanks Head Towards Capital Manama

After a morning raid this Thursday 17 February, 2011, on protesters at Lulu Roundabout in Bahraini capital Manama, reports have surfaced of army tanks heading towards the city.

Bahrain: News of Dawn Raid Provokes Rage and Disbelief

People across Bahrain woke up to go to work today (Thursday 17 February, 2011) to the news of a dawn police raid on anti-government protestors camped out at Lulu Roundabout...

Bahrain: Main Hospital Fills with Lulu Roundabout Wounded

After the dawn raid on Lulu Roundabout, the focal point of the anti-government protests going on in Bahrain since February 14, many of the injured have been rushed to the...

Bahrain: Videos of Dawn Raid on Lulu Roundabout

In the early hours of Thursday 17th February, at around 3am local Bahrain time, riot police force attacked sleeping protesters at Lulu Roundabout, the focal point of Bahrain's ongoing Day...

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