Bahrain

  • 14 Oct 2011

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has been accused of failing to respond adequately to criticism of arms sales to repressive regimes in the Middle East and north Africa.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    UK ministers have invited the governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Algeria to send delegations to the London arms fair, which starts today.

  • 12 May 2011

    Europe's largest network of spiritually based peace groups has expressed its support for nonviolent revolution in north Africa and the Middle East.

  • 4 May 2011

    The chairman of BAE Systems has said he is happy to continue selling arms to Saudi Arabia, although they have been used to suppress peaceful protests in Bahrain.

  • 30 Mar 2011

    Millions of people across north Africa and the Middle East have are demonstrating the power of active nonviolence. But British politicians and pundits seem to have learnt no lessons, falling in line behind the bombing of Libya as soon as Cameron announced it. In the face of all the evidence, they are accepting the old assumption that violence works.

  • 17 Mar 2011

    CAAT has called for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia, whose forces are using British-made weapons to suppress pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.

  • 11 Mar 2011

    The government has been urged to cancel an international arms fair in the wake of public outrage over UK arms sales to the Gaddafi regime in Libya.

  • 25 Feb 2011

    The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has sparked sharp criticism with his defence of his government's role in selling arms to the Middle East.

  • 21 Feb 2011

    Did it start with Tunisia earlier this year, or was it Iran that inspired the trend in 2009 or perhaps even Lebanon as far back as 2005? Was Egypt an isolated albeit epic event or is it one that truly connects the dots in a region riddled with all forms of injustice? How come 'people power' has suddenly re-awakened across the Middle East and North Africa region?

  • 20 Feb 2011

    On Friday 18 February 2011, a former defence minister sat beside me in a Sky News studio and insisted that the Bahraini government is not an oppressive regime. Hours later, Bahraini troops opened fire on unarmed demonstrators.