Today in Middle Eastern history: Bahrain’s Bloody Thursday (2011)

Today marks the anniversary of Bloody Thursday, one of the largest of the several crackdowns carried out by the Bahraini government against opposition protesters over the past several years. It should be noted that Bahrain’s Arab Spring protests started out, on February 14, as a call for democratic reform and improved treatment for the country’s … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Bahrain’s Bloody Thursday (2011)

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Today in Middle Eastern history: Hosni Mubarak resigns (2011)

It's now been five years since Hosni Mubarak stepped down in the face of massive Arab Spring protests against the incompetence and repression of his regime. You'll be forgiven if you haven't noticed, because Egypt is pretty much right back where it started in early 2011, except that "Sisi" is slightly easier to spell than … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Hosni Mubarak resigns (2011)