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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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Bahrain lifts ban on electronic daily Al-Wasat – Newspaper accused of sowing sedition during protests

DUBAI, Jan 19, (Agencies): Bahraini authorities on Thursday lifted a ban on the electronic edition of Al-Wasat newspaper, which was accused of sowing sedition during protests triggered by the execution of three Shiites. The information ministry said in a statement that it has decided to allow the daily to use …

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Bahrain executes 3 convicted in deadly police bombing – Executions draw swift condemnation from human rights groups

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 15, (AP): Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police. The executions of the Shiite men drew swift condemnation from human …

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Amir deplores Bahrain attack

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 1, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has cabled Bahraini King Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa robustly denouncing the armed attack on a prison in the Gulf Kingdom. His Highness the Amir condemned in strong terms this terrorist and gruesome act that targeted souls …

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Bahrain police clash with supporters of Shiite cleric

Dubai, Dec 21, 2016 (AFP) – Police in Bahrain on Wednesday clashed with protesters supporting a top Shiite cleric who has been stripped of his citizenship and is on trial in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, activists said. Security forces fired teargas canisters to disperse dozens of protesters outside the home of …

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Detainee in Bahrain ‘died’ of natural causes: ministry

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 31, (Agencies): A detainee being held in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain has died while in custody, authorities announced Sunday. The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the unidentified detainee died of natural causes after being taken to the Salmaniya Medical Complex. …

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Bahrain pushes back over criticism on opposition ban

DUBAI, July 19, (AFP): Bahrain has rebuffed its British and US allies over a controversial ban on the kingdom’s largest opposition group, insisting it will brook no interference in its internal affairs. The tiny but strategic Gulf state, a former British protectorate and home base of the US Fifth Fleet, …

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Kuwait, Bahrain seek to bolster security relations

KUWAIT CITY, July 11, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and visiting Bahraini Minister of Interior Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa discussed on Monday bilateral security coordination and cooperation. The Interior Ministry’s information office said in a release …

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DUBAI, July 1, (Agencies): A woman was killed and three children wounded when their car was hit by shrapnel from a bomb in a restive Shiite-majority district outside the Bahraini capital Manama, police said Friday. The Thursday evening blast struck in the village of East Akar, one of a string …

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Error blocks Kuwait entry – Stranded in Bahrain

KUWAIT CITY, June 28: Joseph Morris, a US Muslim citizen who is stuck in Bahrain for more than 20 days, will seek the assistance of Kuwait Embassy in Bahrain, in a bid to facilitate his entry to Kuwait and reunite with his 13-year-old son after almost four years of separation, …

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