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Bahrain ordered the dissolution of the main secular opposition group on Wednesday in a ruling human rights campaigners described as the 'total suppression of human rights'.

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday defended the actions of Bahraini authorities who opened fire on a protest by supporters of a top Shia cleric, killing five people.

Bahrain reduces opposition leader’s jail sentence to four years

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Bahrain reduces opposition leader’s jail sentence to four years

Bahrain's top court has reduced the jail sentence of government opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

Bahrain sentences three to death for police bombings

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Bahrain sentences three to death for police bombings

A Bahraini appeals court sentenced three people to death on Thursday over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the ...

Bahrain mourners clash with police after Shia inmate's funeral

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Bahrain mourners clash with police after Shia inmate's funeral

Police fired buckshot to disperse crowds that gathered to mourn an inmate who died while serving a 15-year sentence for taking part in ...

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Bahrain says 25 arrested over jailbreak, unrest

Bahrain said Saturday that it had arrested 25 suspects accused of involvement in unrest in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak.

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Bahrain mourners clash with police following jailbreak funerals

Police fired buckshot to disperse crowds that gathered to mourn three people killed while allegedly attempting to flee to Iran last week, ...

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Clashes erupt as Bahrain protesters mark uprising anniversary

Protesters that gathered in Manama to mark the sixth anniversary of the revolution were met with tear gas and stun grenades on Tuesday.

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Bahrain opposition loses appeal against dissolution

Bahrain's top court on Monday rejected an appeal by the country's main opposition group Al-Wefaq against its dissolution over ...

Thousands of Bahrainis protest dissident Shia cleric's trial

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Thousands of Bahrainis protest dissident Shia cleric's trial

Thousands of Bahrainis dressed in shrouds took to the streets on the eve of prominent Shia cleric's trial as protests continue against ...

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Building torched as Bahrainis protest executions

Buildings were set on fire as protests continue over internationally-condemned executions.

Bahrain court upholds jail sentence for opposition chief

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Bahrain court upholds jail sentence for opposition chief

A Bahraini court has upheld a nine-year jail sentence against Shia opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman on charges of inciting hatred and calling ...

British PM eyes post-Brexit trade deals at Gulf summit

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British PM eyes post-Brexit trade deals at Gulf summit

British PM Theresa May is hoping to land post-Brexit free trade arrangements with the six GCC states participating in a Bahrain summit on ...

Bahrain court upholds bomb blast death sentences

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Bahrain court upholds bomb blast death sentences

A Bahraini appeals court has upheld three death sentences for alleged militants and adjourned the trial of opposition leader Ali Salman.

Bahrain opposition fears crackdown 'whitewash' amid British royal visit

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Bahrain opposition fears crackdown 'whitewash' amid British royal visit

Ebrahim Sharif of the secular Waad Party hoped that the Prince of Wales brought up human rights issues with Bahrain’s leaders as the British ...

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Prince Charles urged to highlight cases of Bahraini activists

The UK's future king will visit Bahrain on Tuesday, and Amnesty International wants Prince Charles to bring up the Gulf state's questionable human rights abuses with the country's ruler.

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Retrial of Bahrain opposition leader opens

The leader of Bahrain's main opposition group began his retrial on Sunday after he was accused with inciting hatred and calling for regime ...

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Al-Wefaq: Bahrain opposition group appeals against 'terror-related' dissolution order

Bahrain's main Shia opposition group has appealed against a court ruling that it should be dissolved over terrorism-related charges, a judicial ...

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Bahrain to sell off banned opposition group's assets

Al-Wefaq association was dissolved in July after a Bahrain court charged it with links to “sectarian and extremist political parties ...

Bahrain court overturns jail term of opposition chief

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Bahrain court overturns jail term of opposition chief

A Bahrain court has overturned a jail term against Shia opposition cleric Ali Salman, who is serving a nine-year jail term on charges of ...

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Bahrain will not release imprisoned opposition chief

Bahrain's top court has refused to release Shia opposition chief cleric Ali Salman, who is serving a nine-year jail term on charges of inciting ...

Bahrain court upholds ban on main opposition group

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Bahrain court upholds ban on main opposition group

Bahrain's lower house has upheld an order to suspend the main Shia opposition group al-Wefaq on Thursday, over accusations that members ...

Bahrain 'systematically targeting Shia clerics'

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Bahrain 'systematically targeting Shia clerics'

Human Rights Watch accused Bahraini authorities of systematically targeting Shia clerics and violating their rights to freedom of assembly, in a ...

Internet disruptions in Bahraini opposition neighbourhood is 'deliberate': report

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Internet disruptions in Bahraini opposition neighbourhood is 'deliberate': report

Government orders may be forcing telecom companies to throttle internet access in the Bahraini neighbourhood of Duraz, suggest a recent report ...

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