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In eastern Iraq, a small town builds weightlifting champions

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SHAFAQNA - Arabian Business :A 1993 weightlifting training centre is keeping the competitive sport alive some 200 km east of Baghdad.  While some towns in Iraq are known for producing oil or textiles, Badra boasts its own special conveyer…

Champions for Justice: Bahrain’s Imprisoned Politicians

SHAFAQNA - Last year marked the first general elections to be held in Bahrain since the pro-democracy uprising of 2011.  Since the election, which has been named amongst the worst elections in 2014 alongside those in Syria and Afghanistan,…