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Bahrain Doctors Plead Not Guilty to Protest-Related Charges

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A group of mostly Shi’ite medical professionals in Bahrain accused of attempting to overthrow the kingdom’s Sunni rulers have declared their innocence before a special military tribunal. Several doctors pleaded not guilty Monday to a range of charges including seizing control of a hospital during recent anti-government demonstrations, storing weapons and keeping people prisoner. Many […]

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Trials Start for Bahrain Medical Professionals Over Protests

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A special security tribunal in Bahrain has started trials for at least 34 medical professionals accused of attempting to overthrow the kingdom’s rulers. Those on trial Monday include doctors and nurses who treated wounded protesters during recent anti-government demonstrations. Bahrain says it has detained 23 doctors and 24 nurses since March. Western media reported that […]

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Bahrainis Call for Political Reforms

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Bahrainis turned out for a rally for political reforms on Saturday, following the government’s decision to lift state-of-emergency rules barring such gatherings. Witnesses say helicopters passed overhead as the demonstrators rallied in a mostly Shi’ite area near the capital, Manama. However, security forces did not intervene. The government lifted martial law in Bahrain […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Now Off

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The rescheduled Formula One Grand Prix auto race in Bahrain is going to be removed from the 2011 calendar. Teams opposed the new date of October 30 that was assigned by the world governing body, FIA, at a meeting last week in Barcelona. The race was originally scheduled for March, but was called off because […]

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Obama Supports Efforts by Bahrain to Ease Crisis

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to Bahrain, and says he supports efforts by the Gulf nation to ease its political crisis. Mr. Obama made his remarks after meeting Tuesday at the White House with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa. The White House said the president welcomed the […]

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Obama Supports Efforts by Bahrain to Ease Crisis

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has reaffirmed the strong U.S. commitment to Bahrain, and says he supports efforts by the Gulf nation to ease its political crisis. Mr. Obama made his remarks after meeting Tuesday at the White House with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa. The White House said the president expressed support […]

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince in Washington to Meet Obama

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet the crown prince of Bahrain at the White House Tuesday. Although the visit is not on Mr. Obama’s official schedule, White House officials say the president will join an afternoon meeting between Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The crown prince […]

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Obama to Meet Bahrain Crown Prince at White House

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet the crown prince of Bahrain at the White House Tuesday. Although the visit is not on Mr. Obama’s official schedule, White House officials say the president will join an afternoon meeting between Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin al-Khalifa and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. The crown prince […]

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Bahrain Charges Doctors and Nurses With Helping Protesters

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Doctors and nurses in Bahrain who treated wounded protesters during recent anti-government uprisings have appeared in court to face charges of attempting to overthrow the kingdom’s rulers. Twenty-three doctors and 24 nurses have been detained since March under martial law. Even though Bahrain lifted its emergency law last week, the professionals remain under detention. While […]

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Bahrain Grand Prix Restored Amid More Protests

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Amid new unrest, auto racing’s world governing body, FIA, has agreed to reschedule the Bahrain Grand Prix that was called off in March after anti-government protests. The Bahrain event was to have been the opening race of the season. FIA officials, meeting in Barcelona, announced Friday that it will now be run October 30. That […]

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