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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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WOMAN KILLED … AMIR DEPLORES BAHRAIN BOMBING – Blast outside Manama

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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‘Bahrain … Symbol of tolerance in Mideast’

BRUSSELS, June 3, (KUNA): The European Parliament’s Vice President Antonio Tajani has described Bahrain as a symbol of tolerance in the Middle East. Bahrain is “a symbol of tolerance and cooperation between Europe and the Middle East,” Tajani told a gathering of religious leaders, academics, legislators, and interested stakeholders from …

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Moody’s cuts outlooks for four Gulf states – Bahrain to ‘junk’

DUBAI, March 5, (Agencies): Moody’s Investors Service has cut its outlook for the debt ratings of Saudi Arabia and three other Gulf states while lowering Bahrain’s rating to junk, citing concern over the impact of low oil prices on their finances. Saudi Arabia’s Aa3 rating was placed on review for …

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Bahrain on path to recovery: police chief – ‘Returning to stability 5 years after revolt’

MANAMA, Feb 14, (RTRS): Bahrain’s police chief said the Gulf state was slowly returning to stability five years after a 2011 uprising was put down by force, but still faced security threats from Iran-backed elements and militants linked to Islamic State. Speaking ahead of the fifth anniversary of the start …

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