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Bahrain’s Top Court Upholds Prison Terms for 13 Dissidents

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s top court has upheld prison sentences against 13 opposition figures charged with plotting to overthrow the Gulf state’s minority Sunni rulers in a 2011 uprising. In a ruling Monday, the Bahraini court rejected appeals from all 13 dissidents, most of whom are majority Shi’ites. Eight of the defendants had been sentenced to life is […]

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2 Killed in Bahrain Blasts

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Bahrain say a series of blasts in the capital has killed at least two people and wounded another. The state Bahrain News Agency described the five explosions Monday in Manama as “acts of terrorism.” Last week Bahrain banned all protest gatherings. A protest movement, aimed at breaking the Sunni minority’s hold on power […]

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Bahrain Sentences Activist for Unauthorized Protests

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent human rights activist to three years in prison for his role in unauthorized protests. A lawyer for Nabeel Rajab, who heads the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, said the sentence was based on convictions in three separate cases. The defense plans to appeal the ruling. Rajab is […]

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Bahrain Ratifies Changes to Constitution; Opposition Unimpressed

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Thursday approved changes to the country’s constitution aimed at ending a nearly 15-months-old popular revolt in the Gulf state. The amendments include giving parliament more powers to question and remove government ministers. During a ceremony in Manama, King Hamad said that “the door of dialogue is open […]

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Vettel Wins Bahrain’s Controverial Grand Prix Race

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s Formula One Grand Prix race finished Sunday without incident, despite a week of violent demonstrations leading up to the event. Two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel held off Kimi Raikkonen to claim his title in a race marked by tight security. Black smoke from burning tires still drifted over an area near the capital, Manama, […]

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Bahrain Tense Ahead of Grand Prix

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain’s Formula One Grand Prix got underway Sunday, despite violent demonstrations denouncing the event as a lavish spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring protests last year. Black smoke from burning tires drifted over an area near the capital, Manama, that saw mass demonstrations in the days before Sunday’s race. Security remains tight […]

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Bahrain Tense Ahead of Grand Prix

Posted April 22nd, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Formula One Grand Prix drivers are set to race in Bahrain despite violent demonstrations denouncing the event as a lavish spectacle by a ruling family that crushed Arab Spring protests last year. Black smoke from burning tires drifted over an area near the capital, Manama, that saw mass demonstrations in the days before Sunday’s race. […]

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Protests Intensify in Bahrain Ahead of Grand Prix

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, have confronted protesters as tensions continue to rise ahead of Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix. Demonstrators on the outskirts of the city lobbed Molotov cocktails at the police, who retaliated with tear gas. Anti-government demonstrators called for protests in the days leading up to the race, and on Friday […]

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Police, Protesters Clash in Bahrain

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, have confronted protesters as tensions continue to rise ahead of Sunday’s Formula One Grand Prix. Demonstrators on the outskirts of the city lobbed Molotov cocktails at the police, who retaliated with tear gas. Anti-government demonstrators called for protests in the days leading up to the race, and on Friday […]

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Bahrain Probes Death at Protest Site

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition groups in Bahrain are accusing security forces of killing a protester during a violent scuffle. The groups, including the country’s largest Shi’ite party, al-Wefaq, said the body of the man was found Saturday. Al-Wefaq identified him as Salah Abbas Habib. Bahrain’s interior ministry confirmed the body of a man was found in an area […]

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