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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.

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.
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