ARTICLES RELATING TO BAHRAIN PROTESTS

Bahrain jails 2 for attacking police

2014-02-16 21:24

A Bahrain court has handed down 15-year jail terms to two people convicted of trying to kill police officers in the Gulf state rocked by violence for three years.

Policeman, protesters clash in Bahrain

2013-07-19 12:59

Bahraini security forces have clashed with anti-regime protesters, leaving several people wounded including a policeman who was shot with a home-made gun, say the interior ministry and witnesses.

Iran hits back at protest-hit Gulf states

2012-09-04 13:02

Gulf Arab states accusing Iran of meddling in their internal affairs are trying to deflect attention from civil movements protesting for more rights, says an Iranian official.

Bahrain police shoot dead teenager

2012-08-18 22:32

Bahraini security forces have shot dead a Shi'ite teenager after a group of protesters attacked police with petrol bombs near the capital Manama, says the interior ministry.

Protests hit Bahrain after ban on rallies

2012-07-14 20:20

Anti-government protesters in Bahrain have clashed with police in widespread demonstrations against moves by authorities to ban opposition rallies.

Bahrain: Compensation for uprising deaths

2012-06-26 16:47

Bahrain says it will pay $2.6m to 17 families over deaths last year during an 'Arab Spring' uprising that the Gulf Arab state put down by force.

US to resume arms sales to Bahrain

2012-05-12 18:28

The United States intends to resume some arms sales to Bahrain despite its concerns about the government's human rights abuses, US officials say.

Bahrain mourners attack police

2012-04-26 22:12

Bahraini protesters have attacked a police station with petrol bombs on and riot police responded with teargas and stun grenades after a funeral march.

Bahrain F1 protester found dead

2012-04-21 19:01

Bahrain's opposition have reported the first death in protests timed for this weekend's controversial Grand Prix as the kingdom imposed a security lock-down around the Sakhir Formula One racing circuit.

Bahrain tightens security for F1 weekend

2012-04-20 16:02

Authorities in Bahrain have stepped up security around the Formula One circuit after clashes between protesters and security forces intensified.

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.

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.

Canada asks Bahrain to free protester

2012-01-27 17:49

Canada and Amnesty International have urged Bahrain to release a Canadian arrested during demonstrations last year in the Gulf kingdom and sentenced to five years in prison.

Bahrain court overturns Shi'ite death terms

2012-01-09 20:50

Bahrain's cassation court has annulled the death sentences of two Sh'iites and the life imprisonment of three others convicted of killing two policemen.

Opposition supporters rally in Bahrain

2012-01-07 16:32

Demonstrators are gathering at the headquarters of Bahrain's main opposition party in the island nation's capital despite a government ban.

Bahrain by-elections, 1 in 5 vote

2011-09-25 20:43

Fewer than one in five voters cast ballots in Bahraini by-elections after the Shi'ite majority in the Gulf Arab state boycotted the polls.

Bahrain rights body shuts doors

2011-08-16 14:03

A commission probing rights abuses in Bahrain says it has closed its office to visitors after protesters mobbed it over reports that it had cleared the government of wrongdoing.

Bahrain frees protest poem woman

2011-07-13 22:13

A Bahraini woman who recited poems critical of the Gulf kingdom's rulers has been released from jail.

Bahrain to lift emergency on June 1

2011-05-08 21:42

Bahrain's Sunni king has ordered a state of emergency to be lifted from June 1, after imposing it following weeks of Shi'ite-led street protests in the Gulf Arab kingdom.

Death sentences for Bahrain protesters

2011-04-28 21:52

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced four Shi'ite protesters to death after convicting them of killing two policemen during anti-government demonstrations.

Bahrain urged to pardon editor

2011-04-12 18:22

Human Rights Watch has urged Bahraini authorities to allow a newspaper editor to go back to work and drop what it called politically-motivated charges against him.

Bahrain hospitals used to 'bait' protesters

2011-04-07 15:02

Medical charity Doctors without Borders says hospitals in Bahrain are being used as bait to snare wounded pro-democracy protestors after security forces took over health facilities.

Bahrainis gather for protester's burial

2011-03-18 14:10

Hundreds of Bahrainis have gathered to bury an activist killed in a crackdown on mainly Shi'ite Muslim protesters that has angered Iran and raised tension in the country.

Amnesty condemns Bahrain crackdown

2011-03-17 17:03

Amnesty International has denounced the crackdown on the pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain saying the government was "very clearly trying to suppress any kind of freedom of speech".

UN slams Bahrain hospitals army takeover

2011-03-17 12:57

UN rights chief Navi Pillay has slammed security forces' takeover of Bahrain hospitals and medical facilities as "a blatant violation of international law".

 

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 policeman held over 'slap' video

2012-12-25 18:11

A policeman in Bahrain has been arrested after a video showing him hitting a resident of a Shiite village was posted online, the interior ministry sáys.

Tension over plan for church in Bahrain

2012-09-04 08:02

A planned Catholic church in Bahrain — meant to showcase the country's traditions of religious tolerance in a conservative Muslim region - has turned into a point of tension.

Bahrain police disperse Shi'ite protests

2012-08-14 17:01

Bahraini security forces have fired birdshot and tear gas to disperse protesters in Shi'ite villages around the capital, witnesses say.

Bahraini court: Monitor 11-year-old

2012-07-05 15:57

A Bahraini court has ruled that an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in anti-government protests can remain at home but must be monitored by authorities.

Bahraini, 11, facing protest charge

2012-06-08 18:01

A defence lawyer says a court hearing is planned for an 11-year-old boy detained for allegedly taking part in anti-government protests.

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.

Bahraini policemen hurt in blast

2012-04-25 12:01

A bomb attack carried out by "terrorists" has wounded four Bahraini policemen in a Shi'ite-populated village overnight, say reports.

Bahrain protests swell ahead of F1 GP

2012-04-21 16:40

Bahrain protesters staged a massive march as Formula 1 teams took to the track.

Bahrain opposition ready for dialogue

2012-03-19 21:09

Bahrain's Shi'ite-led opposition has expressed readiness for dialogue with authorities to end the political deadlock in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, but demanded a referendum on the outcome.

Bahrain police fire tear gas at protesters

2012-02-14 09:01

Security forces in Bahrain have fired tear gas at protesters trying to occupy a landmark square in the nation's capital ahead of the one-year anniversary of the kingdom's uprising.

Bahrain on alert for uprising anniversary

2012-02-12 20:18

Bahrain has put its security forces on high alert before the uprising anniversary.

Bahrain court says emergency rule legal

2012-01-25 20:43

A Bahraini court has ruled that King Hamad acted lawfully when he declared a quasi state of emergency in March ahead of a crackdown on Shi’ite-led democracy protests.

Bahrain demonstrators defy police ban

2012-01-07 22:00

Hundreds of Bahrainis have gathered for a demonstration called by the Shi'ite-led opposition defying a ban by police.

Fears Bahraini women, girls tortured

2011-09-27 20:04

A group of 38 women and seven girls arrested during a protest against Bahrain's parliamentary by-elections have reportedly been tortured or ill-treated, Amnesty International says,

Bahrain denies teen shot dead by police

2011-09-02 22:39

Bahrain's interior ministry denies reports that police shot dead a Shi'ite teenager taking part in a protest and offered a reward for information about his killers.

Bahrain's main opposition quits talks

2011-07-17 19:18

Bahrain's largest Shi'ite opposition group Wefaq Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to pull out of a national dialogue set up by the government, which aims to heal divisions.

Bahrain: Tough line remains on protesters

2011-05-31 19:00

Bahrain's justice ministry says authorities will not ease pressure on anti-government groups after lifting emergency laws.

Bahrain 'protest doctors' to be tried

2011-05-03 14:00

Bahrain's justice minister says several doctors and nurses who treated injured anti-government protesters during months of unrest in the kingdom will be tried in a military court.

Iran calls for regional unity

2011-04-18 16:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for unity in the Middle East, a message that contrasts with another senior figure who has accused Saudi Arabia of "deception".

Iran, Qaeda will exploit Arab unrest - US

2011-04-07 18:39

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says Iran and extremist groups such as al-Qaeda will try to exploit the unrest sweeping the Arab world.

Bahrain tears down symbolic pearl statue

2011-03-18 16:01

Bahrain has torn down the statue at the centre of Pearl roundabout, focal point and symbol of weeks of pro-democracy protests in the Gulf island kingdom.

Force not answer in Bahrain - US

2011-03-17 21:12

A top US state department official says military force is not the answer to the sectarian fighting that is raging in Bahrain.

Police surround Bahrain hospital – report

2011-03-17 15:07

Security forces have surrounded Bahrain's main hospital as the UN warns that reported takeovers of medical centres violate international law, after a crackdown on protesters.

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.

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