- Bahraini party to go on hunger strike
The Bahraini opposition party, Wa’ad, is planning to go on a hunger strike to express solidarity with the detained political activists who are also on hunger strike.
- Bahraini medics tell of torture ahead of retrial
Bahraini medical workers who were handed lengthy jail terms for their alleged support of pro-democracy protests hope they will get a fair trial now they have had their sentences overturned.
- Uprising in Saudi Arabia? America won’t allow it
POSE a threat to the stability of Saudi Arabia, as Shia protesters are said to to have done in Awamiya, according to reports this week from the country’s oil-rich Eastern Province, and you’re brandishing a scalpel over the very heart of long-term US policy in the Middle East.
- Saudi troops attack Qatif protesters
Saudi troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the eastern city of Qatif, injuring at least one demonstrator, reports say.
- Bahrain Protesters Clash With Police Near Capital After Teenager’s Funeral
Security forces clashed with demonstrators along a central highway west of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, on Friday, in what appeared to be among the largest protests in months.
- Saudi Shia Cleric, Sheikh Nemr Refuses Use of Violence against Security Forces
Sheikh Nemr Baqir al-Nemr prohibited the use of violence against the security forces emphasizing that “Our position is not responding to lead bullets with firearms.”
- Bahrain Shias Mourn Teen Protester’s Martyrdom
Thousands join funeral procession after 16-year-old boy is killed by bird shot during a demonstration on Thursday night.
- Seven killed in Iraq attacks
Baghdad: Gun and bomb attacks in Baghdad and central Iraq have killed seven people, while a representative of the country’s top Shiite cleric was wounded, officials said.