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US, Poland plan global meeting to pressure Iran: Pompeo

Manama - The United States and Poland will hold an international meeting on the Middle East that will seek to build pressure on Iran next month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

Pompeo in Bahrain on first leg of tour of Gulf allies

Manama - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday, the first leg of a tour of Gulf monarchies which Washington says are "critical" to confronting Iran and jihadists.

Bahrain top activist loses final appeal against jail term

Dubai - A prominent Bahraini activist, who played a key role in the 2011 Shiite-led anti-government protests, on Monday lost his final appeal against a five-year jail term for writing tweets deemed offensive to the state.

Bahrain top activist loses final appeal against jail term

Dubai - Bahrain's supreme court, whose verdicts are final, Monday upheld a five-year jail term against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab for writing tweets deemed offensive to the state, a judicial source said.

Bahrain footballer to remain in detention: Thai court

Bangkok - A former Bahrain national footballer with Australian refugee status must remain in detention in Thailand as he awaits possible extradition, a Bangkok court said Tuesday, as campaigners say they fear he could be "tortured" if returned to the Gulf state....

Bahrain 'rejects' attacks targeting Saudi's reputation

Dubai - Bahrain has said it "completely rejects" attempts to tarnish the reputation of neighbouring Saudi Arabia, whose powerful crown prince has been under intense scrutiny since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi crown prince to visit Bahrain as part of regional tour

Dubai - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was due to visit Bahrain on Sunday on the second leg of a regional tour, his first since critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

Bahrain holds vote amid boycott calls

Dubai - Bahrain holds a parliamentary election Saturday amid boycott calls from dissolved opposition groups which have been banned from taking part.

Bahrain heads to polls amid boycott calls

Dubai - Bahrainis headed to the polls Saturday amid calls to boycott the parliamentary election in which dissolved opposition groups have been banned from taking part.

Amnesty 'concerned' over Bahrain opposition crackdown

Dubai - Amnesty International said Friday it was "gravely concerned" by Bahrain's suppression of political opposition, a day ahead of the parliamentary election.

Bahraini charged over tweet on upcoming elections

Dubai - Bahrain's public prosecutor on Tuesday detained and charged a man for a tweet saying he would boycott elections this month, with a rights group identifying him as a former lawmaker.

Bahrain sentences four to death for killing policeman

Dubai - Bahrain's top criminal court on Monday sentenced four Shiite Muslims to death for a 2017 bombing that killed a policeman in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, a judicial official and the public prosecutor said.

Iran condemns Bahrain dissident life sentence

Tehran - Iran has condemned Bahrain over the jailing for life of a Shiite opposition leader, accusing Manama of wanting to "intensify its suppression" of dissent.

Qatar denies meddling in Bahraini affairs over spy case

Doha - Qatar denied Monday accusations it interfered in Bahrain's internal affairs after a Manama court sentenced the head of the Shiite opposition to life in jail for spying for Doha.

Bahrain opposition chief gets life in jail over Qatar spy case

Dubai - Bahrain sentenced the head of the country's Shiite opposition movement to life in prison Sunday for spying for rival Gulf state Qatar in a ruling rights groups have called a travesty.

Bahrain opposition calls for election boycott

London - Bahrain's main opposition group called Tuesday for a boycott of November parliamentary elections after its members were banned from running.

Bahrain unveils fiscal overhaul with $10bn from Gulf allies

Bahrain - Bahrain on Thursday announced a fiscal overhaul aimed at balancing its budget by 2022, backed up by a $10-billion support package from key Gulf allies. The plan aims to save 800 million Bahraini dinars ($2.1 billion, 1.

Amnesty slams 'medical negligence' in Bahrain prisons

London - Bahraini prisoners suffering cancer, multiple sclerosis and sickle-cell anaemia do not have access to medical care, Amnesty International said Friday, accusing local authorities of "negligence".

Nearly 170 charged with forming 'Bahrain Hezbollah'

Dubai - Bahrain's attorney general charged nearly 170 people on Tuesday with forming a Shiite "terrorist organisation" named for Lebanon's famed militant group Hezbollah.

Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to free activist Rajab

Paris - More than 100 rights groups urged Bahrain Wednesday to "immediately release" high-profile activist Nabeel Rajab who is serving two separate jail sentences for alleged anti-government statements.

Bahrain's top Shiite cleric leaves to UK for treatment: aides

Dubai - Bahrain's top Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim left Manama for treatment in London on Monday after his health deteriorated, his aides said.

Bahrain opposition head acquitted in Qatar spy case

United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini court acquitted the jailed head of the Shiite opposition of all charges Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, prompting the kingdom's attorney general to announce he would appeal.

Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in Qatar spy case: activists

United Arab Emirates - A Bahraini court acquitted the head of the Shiite opposition of all charges Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, a judicial source and activists said.

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

Doha - Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the emirate, Doha officials said Saturday.

Bahrain strips 115 of nationality over 'terrorism'

Dubai - A Bahrain court Tuesday sentenced 115 Bahrainis to jail terms ranging from three years to life and stripped them of their nationality for forming an Iran-linked "terrorist" group, the public prosecutor said.

Bahrain sentences 24 Shiites to jail, revokes nationality

Dubai - A Bahrain court sentenced 24 Shiite citizens to prison and stripped them of their nationality after finding them guilty of forming a "terrorist group", a Bahraini judicial source said Thursday.

Bahrain announces discovery of 80 bn barrels of oil

Bahrain on Wednesday announced its newly discovered shale oil reserve was estimated to contain more than 80 billion barrels, making the once-marginal oil producer potentially a major player in the market.

Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its history

Dubai - Bahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich.

Bahrain arrests 116 alleged members of 'Iran-linked cell'

Dibai - Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a "terror" cell allegedly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.

Bahrain upholds death sentence for bombing linked to Iran

Dibai - Bahrain's highest appeals court on Monday upheld a death sentence and lengthy jail terms in a mass trial over a fatal 2016 bombing that authorities have linked to Iran.
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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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The Bahraini capital Manama at night.
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Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Nabeel Rajab, Bahrain.
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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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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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Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Alkhawaja helping an old woman after police attacked a peaceful protest in August 2010
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A tent in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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File photo: Meeting of Turkish Foreign Ministry and GCC
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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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Ahmed and Fatma's house.
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Violence in Bahrain.
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Nabeel Rajab and Julian Assange.
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The Foreign Minister of Bahrain meets Saudi Arabia's aging monarch HM Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (L)
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Bahrain bans the Guy Fawkes "Anonymous" mask from protests
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Anti-government protesters sit by the roadside with molotov cocktails as they wait for others to join during clashes with riot police in the village of Sanabis west of Manama
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A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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Ahmed and Fatma receive BD30 (approx. £49) per moth in government support each month.
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Alaa Abd El-Fattah, Egypt.
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A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, Manama.

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