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Bahrain: Bomb blasts in capital Manama kill two foreign workers

Bahrain's state-run news agency described the explosions as "terrorist acts."

Bahrain crackdown: Protests, gatherings banned amid escalating violence

Bahrain is the scene of ongoing unrest between the ruling Sunni Muslim royal family and the mostly Shiite-led opposition.

Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab freed in Bahrain

Nabeel Rajab was arrested on June 6 after tweeting that the mainly Sunni residents of Bahrain’s third-largest city, Muharaq, had welcomed Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during a visit because he had offered them subsidies.

Bahrain to pay protesters' families over deaths

Bahraini security forces were found to have used excessive force and torture against protesters during months of unrest last year.

Bahrain court cuts protest medics' jail terms

A group of 20 doctors and nurses working at the Salmaniya medical complex in Manama last year were detained by the security forces as part of a regime crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations.

Ali Hasan: Bahrain's youngest detainee released on bail

Authorities have also accused the boy, who they claim is actually 12, of burning tires at a roadblock.

Bahrain pro-democracy activist Zainab al-Khawaja freed from jail

Protests in Bahrain – where the Gulf nation’s Shi’ites complain of economic and political marginalization under the ruling Sunni regime – erupted last year following revolts in Egypt and Tunisia.

Bahrain hunger striker al-Khawaja wins retrial

Al-Khawaja, Bahrain’s most prominent human rights activist, is one of more than a dozen men jailed on charges of leading an uprising against minority Sunni rule in the island nation last year. 

Wife of Bahrain hunger-striker Abdulhaldi al-Khawaja accuses hospital of force-feeding

Al-Khawaja, Bahrain’s most prominent human rights activist, is one of more than a dozen men jailed on charges of leading an uprising in the island nation last year, and has refused food since February 8.

Bahrain government 'confident' clashes will not disrupt Grand Prix

On Saturday the body of a 37-year-old protester, Salah Habib Abbas, who was killed in overnight clashes with riot police, was discovered on a rooftop, further fuelling the anti-regime demonstrations.
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