Bahrain

Bahrain, GCC send air force to attack 'terrorist' sites: BNA agency

DOHA - Bahrain and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members sent planes to attack a number of "terrorist" sites, the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) General Headquarters said on Tuesday, state news agency BNA reported.

U.S. military says Gulf states, Jordan partnered against Islamic State

BEIRUT - The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

World, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, 3:44am EDT
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Bahrain says parties find common ground but Shi'ites say demands not met

MANAMA - Bahrain's Crown Prince said on Friday political parties had identified five areas of "common ground" including potential parliamentary and judicial reforms, in a bid to end years of instability in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab island state.

World, Davos, 19 Sep 2014
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Bahrain releases prominent human rights activist awaiting trial

MANAMA - Bahrain's ministry of interior said on Thursday it had released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja from detention as she awaits trial, amid international criticism of her treatment.

World, United Nations 18 Sep 2014

Bahrain postpones trial of prominent human rights activist

MANAMA - A Bahraini judge on Saturday postponed the start of the trial of human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja by 10 days and ordered that she remain in custody, her lawyer said.

World, United Nations, 06 Sep 2014

Bahrain detains Shi'ite rights activist on arrival at airport

MANAMA - Bahraini authorities detained prominent human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja on Saturday on her arrival at the Gulf state's airport, her mother told Reuters.

World, 31 Aug 2014

Bahrain bans three clerics from preaching; opposition condemns move

MANAMA - Bahrain has banned three Muslim clerics from preaching in mosques, accusing them of violating the "ethics and principles of religious discourse", in what opposition activists said was part of a crackdown on dissent.

World, Davos 08 Aug 2014

Bahrain asks court to temporarily suspend two more opposition groups

MANAMA - Bahrain has asked a court to temporarily suspend the activities of two more opposition groups, state news agency BNA said on Thursday, in a move that could further deepen political tensions in the Gulf Arab state.

World, Davos 24 Jul 2014

Bahrain asks court to suspend main opposition bloc's activities

MANAMA - Bahrain's Justice Ministry has asked a court to suspend the activities of the country's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group, a move that could set back efforts to restart reconciliation talks in the Gulf Arab kingdom.

World, Davos 20 Jul 2014
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Kerry calls Bahrain minister over expulsion of U.S. official

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday expressed his deep concern to Bahrain Foreign Minister Khaled al-Khalifa over the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for meeting with an opposition leader and over charges brought against the politician.

Politics, World, Davos 14 Jul 2014