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Prince Andrew praises Bahrain, island of torture

The Duke of York will be the keynote speaker at a conference in London this Friday celebrating Bahrain as a place of religious freedom and tolerance of divergent opinions. Speaking during a visit to Bahrain last month, he said: “I believe that what’s happening in Bahrain is a source of hope ...

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Bahrain historic mosque vandalised, again

The historic mosque of Sa’sa’a bin Suhan in Askar, south to Manama, has once again been attacked. The front doors and belongings of the mosque were broken down and vandalized. The repeated systematic attacks are carried out with unannounced official support. The mosque goes back to more than 1000 years. ...

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Shaikh Issa Qassim: Bahraini regime declares war on Shia

A Bahraini Shia leader says the ruling Al Khalifa regime has officially declared a war on the Shia faith by expelling the representative of Iraq-based Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. In a Friday speech, Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem condemned the Al Khalifa regime over expulsion of Sheikh Hussein al-Najati, the representative ...

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Bahrain bomb blast wounds policeman

MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrain’s interior ministry says a homemade bomb has exploded just outside the capital, Manama, wounding a policeman. The ministry says the blast happened Friday in the village of Daih. The same area was the scene of a bomb attack in March that killed three policemen. An investigation into ...

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12 Bahraini teens get life terms for protest role

A court in Bahrain has sentenced 12 teenagers to life in prison for allegedly attempting take a police officer’s life, setting a police car ablaze and taking part in an anti-regime protest, a defense lawyer says. Other defendants were sentenced to up to 51 years in prison for similar charges ...

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Bahrain opposition unveils roadmap for talks

Shia-dominated opposition says it wants a constitutional monarchy and equality in the Sunni-ruled Kingdom. Bahrain’s Shia opposition has unveiled a roadmap for restarting national dialogue talks suspended last month, and renewed demands for a constitutional monarchy in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. The proposals were published on Saturday on the eve of the ...

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The Bahrain revolution and its imprisoned leaders

Since the uprisings of Egypt and Tunisia in 2011, Bahrain has witnessed its wave of revolutionary mass protests demanding constitutional changes, greater freedom and equality of the marginalized majority Shia population, and political freedom and equality for the population as a whole. The revolution, labeled the “14 February uprising” provoked ...

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