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Even Oil Can’t Put Food on the Table

by Suad Hamada – Bahrain – They live in the richest states in the world but cannot afford to buy essential commodities because their countries were […]

Bahrain, Middle East, Petroleum, Poverty

Strangers in their Homes: the Stateless Ask, “How can I not be a Bahraini? I was born here!”

by Suad Hamada – Bahrain – Most of them came by sea through tough journeys, seeking better lives. They loved their new homelands both before and […]

Bahrain, Citizen Rights, Gender Equality, Kuwait, Middle East, Politics & Democracy

Stop Hating Your Children: Bahrain’s Nationality Law Leaves Many of its Children Stateless

by Suad Hamada – Bahrain – “The land that I grew to love, hates my babies.” This is sadly what many Bahraini women of stateless children […]

Bahrain, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Politics & Democracy, The World

First Female Ministers in Bahrain and Kuwait Resign, the Victims of Dirty Politics

by Suad Hamada – Bahrain – Women’s empowerment apparently clashes with the not-so-hidden agendas of Kuwaiti and Bahraini parliamentarians. Dirty politics have resulted in the recent […]

Bahrain, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Healthcare, Islam, Kuwait, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Religion, Women's Empowerment

Hopes for the Closing of Guantanamo Bay’s Military Prison

by Suad Hamada Bahrain Of the many expectations that Arabs hope will come out of the US Presidential election, the top three almost certainly are: massive […]

Bahrain, Criminal Justice, Elections, Feature Articles, Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Social Justice, Torture, United States

Children Suffer in Silence – Living with AIDS in Bahrain

By Suad Hamada – Bahrain – A young girl has faced the threat of being expelled from her primary school only because her mother is infected […]

Bahrain, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Healthcare, HIV/AIDS, Middle East, Teaching & Learning, The World

Women Come as Second or Third Priority

by Suad Hamada Bahrain Women come as second or third priority to the Parliament in Bahrain as MPs consider them to be weak voters. This is […]

Bahrain, Elections, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Laws & Legislation, Middle East, Politics & Democracy, Women's Empowerment