Category Archives: Gulf countries

Shouting in the dark

Prize-winning Al Jazeera documentary about the protests on Pearl Roundabout in Bahrain in 2011 that were cracked down by the GCC shield force (i.e. Saudi troops). http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/2011/08/201184144547798162.html “The Bahraini people touched the soul of freedom. They won’t go back!” Advertisements

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News from the Gulf

GulfDaily surprisingly did not provide significant news about the Gulf besides that a flight to Abu Dhabi had been diverted to Bahrain with conflicting reports about the reason for that. [1] Probably fog was the reason for the necessity of … Continue reading

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Mona Eltahawy – Do Arab men hate women?

Mona Eltahawy’s article in Foreign Policy Magazine from 2012 ‘Why do they hate us?’┬áhas been extremely controversial, especially considering the us vs. them binary of women vs. men which excludes men from wanting equality for women. Two days ago the … Continue reading

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