Middle East

Bahrain Protesters Try to Copy Egypt Movementi
X
August 15, 2013 9:30 PM
Activists in Bahrain are stepping up their two-and-a-half year old campaign to push the Sunni ruling family into making democratic reforms in the Shi'ite-majority state. While the authorities appear to have kept a lid on the demonstrations for now, analysts say the opposition is trying to emulate the mass anti-government protests in Egypt, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.

Bahrain Protesters Try to Copy Egypt Movement

Published August 15, 2013

Activists in Bahrain are stepping up their two-and-a-half year old campaign to push the Sunni ruling family into making democratic reforms in the Shi'ite-majority state. While the authorities appear to have kept a lid on the demonstrations for now, analysts say the opposition is trying to emulate the mass anti-government protests in Egypt, as Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.


You May Like

Multimedia US Defense Secretary: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will to Fight'

Ash Carter criticizes Iraq's reaction to Islamic State; National Security Advisor Susan Rice echoed Carter's concerns in an interview on CBS More

Boko Haram Surrounds Havens With Land Mines

Chad and Cameroon say huge numbers of land mines planted by Boko Haram fighters along Cameroon's border with Nigeria are a danger to people, livestock and soldiers More

Women Activists for Peace Cross Korean DMZ

Governments of Koreas give international delegation of women peace activists permission to pass through heavily fortified boarder, but some critics say symbolic crossing only benefits Pyongyang More