In Bahrain, protests broke out after the funeral of a teenager reportedly killed by police, who were trying to arrest him for participating in protests. Seventeen-year-old Ali Abdulghani died Monday in the hospital, four days after officers raided his family’s house. He was later found lying in the street, bleeding from a head injury, after a police chase. Witnesses said he was hit by a police vehicle. On Tuesday, funeral-goers blocked a road as police threw tear gas at the crowd in the town of Shahrakan.
Gulf Cultural club
Although the Gulf region had been exposed to the world, especially the West, for more than two centuries, it has remained a “black box” to many. The discovery of the oil in the first half of last century eventually sealed the image of that region. Today it is synonymous with oil, money, western strategic interests,…..etc. what is not known about the Gulf and its people is the fact that the process of education and the exposure to the outside world, together with its deep religious and cultural traditions has transformed the new generations to a new status. Today, there are educated people who have attained the highest degrees in almost all faculties of knowledge.
Native academics, professionals and skilled workers have replaced expatriates in the workforce, and the numerous universities in the Gulf States are staffed by natives. Furthermore, a sense of self-consciousness is fast spreading the region, and many Gulf people have their own aspirations, problems and ability to express themselves in modern terms.
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