Latest update: 15/02/2012
Bahrain marks first anniversary of uprising
A year ago, the Arab Spring's wave of protests reached the tiny Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain. This week, the country's Shiite protesters are marking the anniversary of their uprising, and repeating demands for constitutional reform and better access to high-level jobs. Despite its small size, Bahrain lies on the frontier between Western powers and their allies on one hand, and an expansionist Shiite Iran on the other.