[The Guardian] pm: Tough security enabled today's race in Bahrain to go ahead in Manama, but have opponents claimed moral victory, reports the Guardian's Middle East editor, Ian Black: Nearby villages were described as being under "undeclared curfew".
[The Guardian] pm: Ian Black, the Guardian's Middle East editor, has filed a news story taking an overview of the situation in Bahrain, where tens of thousands of anti-government protesters confronted police during the final preparations for Sunday's showcase
[The Guardian (blog)] - Here's a new dispatch from Weaver and Ian Black: Bahrain is braced for three days of protests to mark the controversial Formula One Grand Prix as the government and organisers insisted that the event would proceed as planned. Sporadic clashes that saw
[The Guardian (blog)] LCCSY (@LccSy) April 9, pm: Today's violence in Syria foretells a "near certain failure" to meet Tuesday's UN-imposed deadline for government troop withdrawals and a ceasefire, Guardian Middle East editor Ian Black writes.
For most observers, the lesson is clear: western and Arab governments alike badly need the Gulf region's energy and financial resources. That's why Bahrain's spring is already over. Ian Black, Middle East editor guardian.co.uk ...
[The Majalla Magazine] - Ian Black from The Guardian stated “Given Egypt's size and importance, the presidential race in May and June could be a defining event with far wider resonance than last October's Tunisian election, which saw an overwhelming victory for once-banned