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Young Bahraini dies after being shot outside Shi'ite leader's house: activists

DUBAI A young Bahraini man died in hospital on Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head by gunmen in civilian clothes outside the home of the country's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric, activists and a local newspaper said.

Bahrain sentences three to death for 'terrorism', bomb attacks

DUBAI A Bahraini court sentenced three Shi'ite Muslim men to death on Thursday after they were convicted on charges of terrorism and involvement in 2014 bomb attacks that injured a number of police officers.

World, Davos Mar 23 2017

Former AFP photographer released in Bahrain, agency says

DUBAI Bahraini authorities released a former Agence France-Presse photographer on Thursday after holding him for more than 24 hours because of his work for AFP, the French news agency reported.

World, France, Mar 23 2017

UAE summons Swiss ambassador over U.N. Bahrain statement

RIYADH/GENEVA The United Arab Emirates summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to denounce a statement Switzerland made to the United Nations Human Rights Council the week prior criticizing fellow Gulf state Bahrain's human rights record.

World, United Nations, Mar 19 2017

Bahrain parliament invites U.N. rights chief for unrestricted visit

DUBAI/GENEVA Bahrain's parliament has invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shi'ite villages, local media said on Wednesday, following his criticism of the kingdom's record.

World, United Nations, Mar 15 2017

FIFA ethics chiefs facing uncertain future

ZURICH The two FIFA ethics chiefs responsible for banning some of the sport's most prominent figures following a corruption scandal face an uncertain future and may not have their mandates renewed, sources with knowledge of the matter have told Reuters.

Sports, Mar 15 2017

Bahrain's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric trial postponed till May

DUBAI A Bahraini court on Tuesday delayed a ruling in the trial of the spiritual leader of the country's Shi'ite Muslim majority on charges of collecting funds illegally and money laundering, local media reported.

World, Davos Mar 14 2017

Bahraini doctor freed after jail sentence on charges linked to 2011 uprising

DUBAI A prominent Bahraini doctor jailed for five years in connection with the 2011 Arab Spring uprising for democracy was released from prison on Friday, a lawyer and witness said.

World, Davos Mar 10 2017

Bahrain justice ministry seeks to dissolve opposition group

DUBAI Bahrain's justice ministry filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to dissolve a main opposition group on the grounds that it undermined security, state news agency BNA reported.

World, Davos Mar 06 2017

Bahrain advances military trials for suspected militants

DUBAI Bahrain's top government advisory body passed a constitutional amendment allowing suspected militants to be tried in military courts on Sunday, state news agency BNA reported, in a move criticized by activists.

World, Mar 05 2017