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Razed Bahrain protest hub reopens with new name

Dibai - Bahrain's Pearl roundabout, hub of 2011 protests for a constitutional monarchy and an elected government, reopened under a new name on Wednesday six years after being demolished and sealed off.

Turkey says Qatar deployment aims to ensure security

Istanbul - Turkey's decision to station troops at a base in Qatar aims to ensure the emirate's security after Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed a blockade over claims it supports terrorism, the foreign minister said Saturday.

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up as Gulf rift bites

Doha - Shoppers in Doha were taking no chances on Monday despite Qatari officials reassuring residents there was no need to panic after Saudi Arabia imposed a de facto food blockade.

Saudi, UAE seize chance to isolate Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, emboldened by US President Donald Trump's new approach to the region, have seized the chance to isolate Qatar, analysts said Monday.

Football: Gulf crisis could hit Qatar 2022

Doha - The diplomatic crisis sweeping the Gulf could invigorate a campaign by critics of Qatar to strip Doha of the 2022 World Cup, experts said Monday.

Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis

Riyadh - Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Monday cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years.

Bahrain bans newspaper for 'sowing division'

Dibai - The government in Sunni-ruled Bahrain announced Sunday an indefinite ban on the independent Al-Wasat newspaper on accusations that it publishes "what sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom.

Bahrain police fire on Shiite protest, one reported dead

Dibai - Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state.

Protester killed as police raid Bahrain sit-in: NGO

Dibai - A protester was killed Tuesday in a Bahraini police raid on a sit-in by supporters of a leading Shiite cleric put on trial in the Gulf state, a rights group said.

Bahrain police open fire on Shiite sit-in: witnesses

Dibai - Bahrain police on Tuesday opened fire on a long-running sit-in in support of a leading Shiite cleric in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state, hit by years of unrest.

Bahrain sends first civilian case to military court

Dibai - Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Bahrain king approves military trials for civilians

Dibai - Bahrain's king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians, raising concerns among rights groups for activists in the Gulf kingdom.

Bahrain king approves military trials for civilians

Dibai - Bahrain's king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians, raising concerns among rights groups for activists in the Gulf kingdom.

Bahrain king approves military trials for civilians

Dibai - Bahrain's king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians, raising concerns among rights groups for activists in the Gulf kingdom.

Bahraini, 18, dies after attack on cleric's home: Amnesty

Dibai - An 18-year-old Bahraini died Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head near a top opposition cleric's home, Amnesty International said.

Bahraini, 18, dies after attack on cleric's home: Amnesty

Dibai - An 18-year-old Bahraini died Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head near a top opposition cleric's home, Amnesty International said.

Bahraini, 18, dies after attack on cleric's home: Amnesty

Dibai - An 18-year-old Bahraini died Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head near a top opposition cleric's home, Amnesty International said.

Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Dibai - Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Dibai - Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Dibai - Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

Bahrain executions spark violent protests

Dibai - Bahrain on Sunday executed three men found guilty of killing three policemen, sparking violent protests and stoking tensions between the country's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers.

Armed men 'attack Bahrain jail, policeman killed, inmates released'

Dibai - Armed men on Sunday attacked a prison in Bahrain where Shiites convicted over anti-government protests are held, killing one policeman and allowing inmates to escape, the interior ministry said.

Bahrain activist to stay in jail despite bail

Dibai - Hopes that Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab would be freed were dashed Wednesday after the prosecution said he will stay in custody pending another case, shortly after he was granted bail.

Leading Bahrain activist grilled over Le Monde article

Dibai - Bahraini authorities say they have interrogated detained opposition leader Nabil Rajab for spreading "false information" in an article published in French daily Le Monde that accused Gulf monarchies of fomenting "extremism".

Bahrain upholds jail sentence for opposition chief

Dibai - Bahrain's appeals court on Monday upheld a nine-year jail sentence against opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, a judicial source said, the latest move in a crackdown on the Shiite majority.

Bahrain upholds jail sentence for opposition chief

Dibai - Bahrain's appeals court on Monday upheld a nine-year jail sentence against opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, a judicial source said, the latest move in a crackdown on the Shiite majority.

Bahrain upholds jail sentence for opposition chief

Dibai - Bahrain's appeals court on Monday upheld a nine-year jail sentence against opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, a judicial source said, the latest move in a crackdown on the Shiite majority.

Bahrain court overturns jail term of opposition chief

Dubai - A top court in Bahrain on Monday overturned a nine-year jail term against Shiite opposition chief cleric Ali Salman, convicted of inciting hatred and calling for forceful regime change.

Bahrain activist trial to see verdict next month

Dubai - A Bahraini court will next month announce its verdict in the trial of prominent activist Nabeel Rajab whose detention has been condemned by rights groups, a judicial source said Monday.

Bahrain court orders Shiite opposition bloc dissolved

Dubai - A court on Sunday ordered the dissolution of Bahrain's Shiite main opposition group Al-Wefaq, a judicial source said, despite international criticism of the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom's intensified crackdown on dissent.
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Ahmed and Fatma receive BD30 (approx. £49) per moth in government support each month.
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Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Alkhawaja helping an old woman after police attacked a peaceful protest in August 2010
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A 123 m (404 ft) high fountain off the coast of Manama. The mechanism is contained in a barge, anchored to the seabed.
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Bahrain: Anti-government protesters throw stones at riot police during clashes with police in the village of Sanabis west of Manama
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Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, Manama.
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A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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Bahrain bans the Guy Fawkes "Anonymous" mask from protests
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A tent in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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The Bahraini capital Manama at night.
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Fatma is paralysed and has been sitting on the mattress in this bedroom for eight years.
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Photographers and citizen journalists hold a banner of their fellow photographers currently in prison saying during an anti-government protest organized by Bahrain's main opposition party al-Wefaq in the village of Bilad al-Qadeem, south of Manama
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File photo: Meeting of Turkish Foreign Ministry and GCC
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Ahmed and Fatma's house.
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain.
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