Tag archives for Bahrain
2012 was an eventful year for myself and GreenGoPost.com, and I will continue my focus on sustainability and CSR; not to mention regions like the Middle East and the Balkans.
Human rights abuses continue to get uglier in Bahrain as its government has banned all protests and rallies in the name of security.
Children in Bahrain have witnessed constant violence since the country’s majority began protesting the royal family’s stranglehold on power beginning in February last year.
As Bahrain continues to harass its citizens, the country’s foreign minister, Khalid Al Khalifa, trolled for online votes against Shouting In The Dark, an Al Jazeera documentary nominated for a BAFTA Award.
If you’re a Formula One Fan, you are well aware that Sebastian Vettel won last weekend’s Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain. But human rights was a huge loser last weekend.
After a month in the Middle East, it is time to leave Dubai. The following are just a few of the great people I have met during my time in the Middle East.
John Timoney, the former Philadelphia and Miami police chief who is now the Al Khalifa family’s top hired gun has a mixed legacy. Don't count on a mixed legacy in Bahrain--the violence resulting from the Bahrain protests will get worse.
While visiting Bahrain last weekend, I was checking out Beit Sheikh Isa Bin Ali when the mid-afternoon call to prayer echoed, in stereo sound, throughout Muharraq Island.
Desalination has been the answer to the rapid development of the Arabian Gulf region. But as Leon Kaye explains, the wasteful consumption of water in the UAE and Qatar comes with a price.
One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain's government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating here do anything to exert pressure on the Al Khalifa family, who rules Bahrain with an iron fist?
Anyone visiting the United Arab Emirates should spend time at the Sheikh Mohammad Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) while they are in Dubai.
With February 14 sneaking up, watch for the volatility in Bahrain to get worse. I got caught in the middle of a demonstration in Manama last weekend--what Bahrainis endure day to day is much worse