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 Obama Defends Immigration Action

Obama says with his executive action on immigration, enforcement resources will be focused on 'felons, not families; criminals, not children' More

US-Led Airstrikes in Syria Kill Over 900: Monitoring Group

British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the toll includes more than 50 civilians, five of them women and eight of them children More

Report: Obama Broadens US Combat Role in Afghanistan

The New York Times says resident Barack Obama has signed a classified order extending the role of US troops in Afghanistan for another year More