From the web: “Britain’s “Interest” in Bahrain: Legal Fictions and the Logic of Empire”

April 2, 2015 Uncategorized

In 1783, the Al Khalifa family—originally from the Najd region of what is now Saudi Arabia—captured the islands of Bahrain from Shaykh Nasr Al Madhkur, who had ruled them on behalf of the Qajar dynasty of Persia.

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