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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.

Iran warns Bahrain 'will pay price' for crackdown on Shiites

Dubai - Iran has warned Bahrain that it is fanning armed rebellion and "will pay the price" after an escalating crackdown on the country's Shiite majority saw a top cleric stripped of citizenship.

Bahrain strips citizenship of top Shiite cleric

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it has revoked the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric, accusing him of sowing sectarian divisions, in a move that sparked fresh protests among the majority community.

Bahrain strips citizenship of top Shiite cleric

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it has revoked the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric, accusing him of sowing sectarian divisions, in a move that sparked fresh protests among the majority community.

Bahrain strips citizenship of top Shiite cleric

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it has revoked the citizenship of the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shiite cleric, accusing him of sowing sectarian divisions, in a move that sparked fresh protests among the majority community.

Largest Shia political party suspended in Bahrain

Bahrain - El-Wefaq, the largest Shia political party in Bahrain was suspended yesterday. The assets of the party were frozen as well.

Top human rights activist rearrested in Bahrain: Family

Dubai - Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was rearrested on Monday by security forces in the Gulf island state, his family said on Twitter.

Bahrain appeal raises opposition head jail term to nine years

Dubai - A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled a jail sentence against opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman in a move his bloc warned risked stoking fresh unrest among the kingdom's Shiite majority.

Bahrain teachers’ activist freed after long campaign

Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the leader of the Bahrain Teachers Association, who was jailed for his work promoting human rights in his country, has been freed after over three years in prison.

Kerry urges Iran to help end wars in Yemen, Syria

Manama - US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iran on Thursday to help end wars in Yemen and Syria, where Tehran and its Gulf Arab rivals are backing opposing sides.

Kerry tells Bahrain respect for human rights 'essential'

Manama - US Secretary of State John Kerry told Bahrain Thursday that respect for human rights is "essential", as the Gulf kingdom faces persistent accusations of discrimination against its Shiite majority.

Bahrain deports Lebanese for Hezbollah links: Ministry

Dubai - The Gulf kingdom of Bahrain has deported several Lebanese residents for links to the Shiite Hezbollah movement, classified by the Arab League as a terrorist group, the interior ministry said Monday.

Bahrain arrests four American journalists during protests

Dubai - Bahraini authorities have arrested four Americans during protests marking the fifth anniversary of a Shiite-led uprising in the kingdom, US and Bahraini authorities said, drawing condemnation from rights groups.

Bahrain at impasse five years after failed uprising

Dubai - Five years after Sunni-ruled Bahrain crushed a popular uprising by the Shiite majority, the kingdom is locked in a political impasse exacerbated by an economic crisis, analysts say.

Bahrain cuts all air links with Iran

Dubai - Saudi Arabia's Sunni-ruled but Shiite-majority ally Bahrain followed Riyadh's suit on Tuesday and cut all air links with Iran across the Gulf, official media reported.

Bahrain follows Saudi in cutting diplomatic ties with Iran

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it is cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, following the suit of its ally Saudi Arabia as tensions escalate over the execution of a Shiite cleric.

Shiite protesters, police clash in Bahrain after executions

Dubai - Police in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state of Bahrain clashed on Sunday with Shiite protesters a day after neighbouring Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shiite cleric.

Bahrain breaks up anti-Saudi protests

Dubai - Police in Shiite-majority Bahrain used tear gas Saturday to disperse protesters demonstrating over Saudi Arabia's execution of a prominent Shiite cleric, witnesses said.

Bahrain sentences Shiite to death, jails 22 from 'terror group'

Dubai - A Bahraini court sentenced a Shiite citizen to death and jailed 22 others for life Thursday for forming a "terrorist group" that killed two people, including a policeman.

Bahrain F-16 crashes in Saudi near Yemen border

Riyadh - A Bahraini fighter jet taking part in the Saudi-led coalition battling rebel forces in Yemen crashed Wednesday in Saudi Arabia due to a "technical error," the alliance said.

Bahrain jails 29 over bomb attack on police

Dubai - Bahrain has handed down sentences ranging from five years to life in prison to 29 people found guilty of attempting to murder policemen in a bomb attack last year.

HRW says torture still happening in Bahrain jails

Nicosia - Bahraini security forces are torturing detainees during interrogation as regulatory bodies set up after the 2011 uprising "lack independence" and officials are not held accountable, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Bahrain lifts ban on pro-opposition newspaper

Dubai - Bahrain has given permission to a pro-opposition newspaper to resume publishing after a two-day ban that drew criticism from human rights groups, state media said.

Two Bahrain police killed in 'terror' blast: Ministry 

Dubai - An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack.

Bahrain jails opposition chief Ali Salman for 4 years

Dubai - A Bahrain court jailed Shiite opposition leader Ali Salman for four years on Tuesday after convicting him of inciting disobedience and hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial source said.

Bahrain police fire tear gas as protests mark uprising

Dubai - Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters who took to the streets for Saturday's fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally.

Bahrain closes Saudi prince's TV channel after less than 24 hours

Manama - Bahrain on Monday permanently closed a Saudi billionaire's pan-Arab news channel after less than 24 hours on air, in what an analyst called a worsening of press freedom.

Pan-Arab news channel Alarab off air hours after launch

Manama - Programming at a pan-Arab news channel owned by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was unavailable on Monday, hours after its first transmission from Bahrain.

Bahrain charges opposition chief with promoting violence

Manama - Prosecutors in Sunni-ruled Bahrain charged Shiite opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman on Monday with promoting regime change in the Gulf kingdom through hatred and violence.
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