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Bahrain News

Senior U.S. diplomat 'unwelcome' in Bahrain

Dubai - Bahrain has told a senior U.S. diplomat, who has met with representatives of the country's opposition, that he was "unwelcome" in the kingdom and should "leave immediately.
In the Media by Ali Khalil (AFP)

Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist' blast

Dubai - A police officer died in a "terrorist" blast in a Shiite-populated village in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, an interior ministry official announced Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Bahraini parliament taking steps to ban alcohol

Manama - In a bid to undo its reputation of decadence and vice among its neighbors Bahrain is taking steps to ban alcohol and other un-Islamic activities subjects of the kingdom partake in.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

British police ready for protests as Bahrain king arrives

London - Protests are expected to greet Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa when he arrives in London on Friday for engagements with Britain's royal family.
In the Media by AFP

Qatar claims that dispute with fellow GCC alliance states is over

Qatar has claimed that the dispute it and three of its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member states were locked in is now over.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Bahrain car bomb 'kills two, wounds one'

Manama - Two people were killed Saturday when their car exploded in a Shiite village in Bahrain, the interior ministry said, although it was unclear whether the vehicle itself had been targeted.
In the Media by AFP

Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

Bahrain tightens Grand Prix security as protests planned

Manama - Bahrain tightened security Thursday, as the three-day Formula One Grand Prix was about to get under way, with the country's Shiite opposition planning protests to seize world attention for pro-reform demands.
In the Media by AFP

Why the Gulf states recalled their ambassadors from Qatar

The ambassadors of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have withdrawn their respective ambassadors against Qatar alleging that country of interfering in their internal affairs.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Saudi, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to Qatar

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recalled their ambassadors from Doha in an unprecedented move Wednesday in protest at Qatar's alleged interference in their internal affairs.The three Gulf Arab states made the decision following what ...
In the Media by AFP

Bahrain vows to eliminate terrorism after bomb attack

The authorities on the island kingdom of Bahrain have said they will eliminate terrorism following a deadly attack that killed three police officers in a Shiite village.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Bahrain circuit to honor Schumacher

Seven times world champion Michael Schumacher, still in a coma in a French hospital after a skiing accident in late December, is to have the first corner of Bahrain's Formula One circuit named after him.
In the Media by Reuters

Bahrain opposition member arrested before meeting

Manama - In Bahrain security forces arrested Hussein Sehwan who is a representative of the al-Welfaq National Islamic Society the country's main opposition group.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Blast kills Bahrain policeman during uprising protests

Manama - A Bahraini policeman died of wounds sustained in a bomb blast during protests marking the anniversary of a crushed 2011 uprising as supporters of the main Shiite opposition bloc took to the streets on Saturday.Thousands of demonstrators were expected t...
In the Media by AFP

Bahrain government suspends national reconciliation talks

Manama - The Sunni-dominated government of King Hamid Khalifa has officially suspended the national reconciliation talks with the opposition. The main opposition group had already boycotted the talks.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Gulf security shouldn't mean tacit U.S tolerance of repression

Chuck Hagel reiterated U.S commitment to the security of the Arab Gulf allies of the United States recently. He should also emphasis strongly and unambiguously that this does not mean the U.S will tolerate those countries human rights abuses.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

US promises to retain strong military presence in Persian Gulf

On a visit to Bahrain US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has assured his country's Gulf Arab allies that the US will retain a strong military presence in the Persian Gulf following its interim agreement with Iran.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Bahraini police storm and shut down Arab Spring exhibit

Manama - Two days after opening, an exhibition in Bahrain dedicated to the Arab Spring-type uprising in the country was stormed by riot police who closed it down. Authorities claimed the material was likely to incite further violence.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: More tear gas canisters imported than population of Bahrain

Manama - Human Rights Watch claims that Bahraini security forces have often used disproportionate amounts of tear gas in suppressing anti-government demonstrations since 2011 when protests first began demanding reforms to the ruling monarchy.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: Bahraini opposition leader charged with inciting terrorism

Manama - The deputy leader of Al Wefaq party the largest opposition party in Bahrain has been jailed and faces charges of inciting terrorism among others the public prosecutor announced on Saturday (Oct. 5). A hearing will be held on the charges on October 24.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Dozens of Bahraini activists jailed for up to 15 years

Manama - In continuing repression of any opposition to the ruling Khalifa monarchy, 37 activists were jailed for up to 15 years for "terrorist crimes." The day before (Sunday Sept. 29) another 50 activists and protest leaders had been sentenced as well.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Bahrain activists charged and convicted for spying for Iran

The Bahraini regime has accused and charged 50 of its citizens. Some of them for spying for the Iranian regime as well as planning “vandalism and rioting.”
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Op-Ed: Obama and Syria — When credibility goes bankrupt

The drumbeat of war is deafening once again. These days, if the US is not fighting simultaneous wars the White House seems to reel from ennui. This time, the target is Syria.
In the Media by David Delmar - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Mass protests planned for today (Aug. 14) in Bahrain

Manama - In Bahrain demonstrations are banned. It is a crime to "incite hatred" against the security forces and people who have called the king a "dictator" have been thrown in jail.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Bahrain policeman killed in bomb attack

Two attacks were carried out in villages in Bahrain. One saw a bomb explode at a police station killing a police officer. The second saw three policemen injured in a petrol bomb attack.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Bahraini boy sentenced to 5 years in prison

Bahrain’s criminal court has sentenced a 15-year-old boy named Hossein al-Havaj to five years in prison, for simply igniting a trashcan on fire, reported the Mer’at al-Bahrain news agency.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

Tweets in Bahrain bring one year jail terms for six

Manama - In Bahrain, a court sentenced six Twitter users to a year in prison for the crime of insulting the king, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and of "misusing the right of free expression",
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Bahrainis protest over Grand Prix

Bahrainis protesting their governments treatment of the kingdoms Shiite majority have clashed with police when they tried to disrupt the sporting event.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Bahrain will be absolutely safe for Grand Prix

Zayed Al Zayai the chairman of the circuit that is to host the upcoming Bahraini Grand Prix says it will be absolutely safe.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Opposition in Bahrain calls for big protest before F1 race

The Shiite Al Wefaq opposition party in Bahrain has called on Bahrainis to gather for a major demonstration before the Formula One Grand Prix race scheduled to take place in the kingdom on Sunday.
In the Media by Paul Iddon
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Ahmed and Fatma's house.
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A protest sign has fallen to the ground in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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Violence in Bahrain.
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Fatma is paralysed and has been sitting on the mattress in this bedroom for eight years.
Fatma is paralysed and has been sitting on the mattress in this bedroom for eight years.
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A Shia girl at the Pearl Roundabout sit-in, 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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Ahmed and Fatma receive BD30 (approx. £49) per moth in government support each month.
Ahmed and Fatma receive BD30 (approx. £49) per moth in government support each month.
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A tent in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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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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Shia men sit at a protest in Pearl Roundabout, Manama.
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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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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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