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Qatari soldiers ordered to quit Bahrain coalition base

Saudi, Turkish ties fray DOHA, June 18, (Agencies): Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the Islamic State group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered …

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Trump nod to F-16 for Bahrain

WASHINGTON , March 30, (AP): The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under president Barack Obama. If finalized, the approval would allow the Gulf island to purchase 19 …

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Cabinet expresses strong support for Bahrain in combating terrorism – Govt welcomes Pakistani PM’s visit to Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 6, (KUNA): The Cabinet on Monday held the weekly regular session at Bayan Palace under chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah. Following the session, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak …

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Bahrain parliament okays military trials for civilians

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 5, (AP): Bahrain’s parliament on Sunday approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, the kingdom’s latest rollback on reforms made after its 2011 Arab Spring protests that likely will stoke an ongoing government crackdown on dissent. Activists warn the amendment will allow …

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Bahrain busts ‘Iran’ terror cell – 25 held

DUBAI, March 4, (RTRS): Bahrain said on Saturday it had uncovered a 54-member Iranian-linked militant group suspected of involvement in attacks on security forces, including organising a prison break in January, and seized automatic weapons. It was one of the biggest security operations against suspected militants Bahrain blames for an …

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Amir, Bahrain Crown Prince discuss bilateral ties – Focus on regional concerns

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 28, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Tuesday, in the presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Bahraini Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and his accompanying delegation. …

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Terrorist Blast injures woman in Bahrain

DUBAI: A “terrorist blast” slightly injured a woman near the Bahraini capital on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account, in the latest in a series of explosions in the small Western-allied kingdom. The ministry said the explosion happened in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama and …

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Bahrain recaptures escaped fugitives

DUBAI, Feb 9, (AFP): Bahraini forces recaptured several prisoners who were sprung from jail in a spectacular Jan 1 prison break as they attempted to flee by boat on Thursday, the interior ministry said. On New Year’s Day, four gunmen stormed the notorious Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, …

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Bahrain police carry out dawn raids against cleric supporters

DUBAI, Jan 26, (Agencies): Police in Bahrain carried out a dawn raid Thursday against supporters of a Shiite cleric on trial in the Sunniruled kingdom during which one man was shot and wounded, witnesses said. Security forces intervened in the village of Diraz, west of the capital, where protesters have …

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Bahrain court hears Twitter ‘evidence’ against activist – Rajab accused of spreading false information

DUBAI, Jan 23, (AFP): The prosecution in a Bahraini court on Monday presented what it said was evidence against prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab, accused of spreading “false information” about the kingdom, a judicial source said. They submitted an “expert report” that they said confirmed Rajab was in charge of …

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