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  • Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East

    Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East
    In an effort to improve American-Middle Eastern relations, the U.S. Department of State has invited musician Andrew W.K. to travel to Bahrain as a cultural ambassador. W.K. will visit schools and other locations to promote "partying and world peace." I...
  • CT.com Interview: Andrew W.K.

    CT.com Interview: Andrew W.K.
    Andrew W.K. w/Math the Band, Potty Mouth, Continuous Improvement, Hartford Party Starters Union DJs, April 19, 9 p.m., $20, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.   We're well aware that Andrew W.K....
  • Bahrain protesters back at Pearl Square despite violence

    Bahrain protesters back at Pearl Square despite violence
    Ali Mahmoud was one of the first to retake Pearl Square. The 42-year-old had watched the protests on television, and seen security forces expel anti-government demonstrators from the square in central Manama two days before. He knew he had to go where...
  • Libya's only a part of Mideast equation

    The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe. But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
  • Obama sees 'moment of opportunity' in Middle East

    President Obama on Thursday called out American friends in the Middle East for their treatment of peaceful protesters, naming Bahrain and Yemen along with Syria as states he said must yield to the aspirations of their people. While explicitly stating...
  • U.S. resumes some weapons sales to Bahrain

     
    The United States is loosening some of its restrictions on weapons sales to Bahrain, a Persian Gulf ally that has grappled with massive protests pushing for greater democracy. The move upset human rights activists who say the country is still attacking...
  • Bahrain court cuts jail terms for medics accused of aiding uprising

     
    Nine of the 20 doctors and nurses accused of trying to overthrow the Bahraini monarchy in a hotly contested case were found innocent Thursday in civilian court, and five were released for time already served, the state news agency reported. Four others...
  • WikiLeaks founder's mom meets with Ecuador's president

     
    To press her son's case for political asylum, the mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Wednesday....
  • Saudi Arabia reports say protesters detained in east

     
    Saudi protesters were detained in the restive city of Qatif, the official Saudi Press Agency reported Friday, the latest turn in a simmering protest movement in the eastern edge of the kingdom....
  • Bahrain tear gassing amounts to torture, rights group says

     
    A report says Bahrain has injured and even killed protesters by swamping them with of tear gas, flooding closed spaces such as cars and houses with toxic chemicals....
  • Bahrain activist sentenced to three years in prison

     
    Bahrain sentenced a prominent human rights activist to three years in jail Thursday, saying he had incited protesters to attack police and organized illegal rallies.Human rights groups inside and outside Bahrain slammed the new sentence, saying Rajab...