Cops, Shi'ite protesters clash in Bahrain

2013-08-16 12:58

Protesters calling for the overthrow of Bahrain's ruling Sunni monarchy have clashed with police across several Shi'ite villages overnight, witnesses say without reporting casualties.

King endorses 'anti-terror' powers

2013-07-29 19:45

Bahrain's King Hamad has ordered the government to implement a parliamentary call for tough measures against what the authorities are calling an upsurge in "terrorism".

Bahrain police disperse protests

2012-02-14 14:02

Bahraini police have dispersed protesters who have made several attempts to mark the anniversary of last year's uprising by marching to the site of the protest, say witnesses.

Ban: Libya a warning to authoritarians

2011-03-21 13:33

The Libya war should be a warning to authoritarian leaders in the Middle East and North Africa still ordering forces to shoot demonstrators, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says.

Bahrain rounds up opposition leaders

2011-03-17 10:54

Bahrain has rounded up dissidents as it comes under mounting diplomatic pressure to end a bloody crackdown on Shi'ite-led protesters.

Gulf troops enter Bahrain over protests

2011-03-15 10:47

Armed forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have rolled into Bahrain to help the government there deal with pro-democracy protesters, prompting alarm from the US.


Bahrain toughens 'terror acts' penalties

2013-08-01 19:02

Bahrain's King Hamad has decreed stiffer penalties for "terror acts" in the country rocked by a Shi'ite-led uprising since 2011, says a report.

Bahrain protesters clash with police

2012-05-11 12:07

Bahrain police have fired tear gas and birdshot during overnight clashes with protesters demanding the release of jailed opposition activists, wounding several, witnesses say.

Protests mark Bahrain uprising anniversary

2012-02-13 16:00

Bahraini police have clashed with protesters, witnesses say, as the kingdom's security chief warned citizens not to heed calls by activists to mark the first anniversary of a Shi'ite-led uprising.

Bahrain king: Plot against Gulf foiled

2011-03-21 11:08

Bahrain has foiled a "foreign plot" to target Gulf countries, King Hamad has said in a possible reference to Iran, after security forces crushed Shi'ite-led unrest.

Police kill 3 Bahraini protesters

2011-03-16 11:16

Bahraini police have killed three protesters and wounded dozens more as they assaulted a peaceful protest camp in the capital's Pearl Square, says an opposition party official.

Bahrain protests spread, 100s hurt

2011-03-13 22:34

Bahraini police firing tear gas and rubber bullets have clashed with demonstrators trying to occupy Manama's banking centre as protests spread to the strategic Gulf state's business hub.

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