Bahrain

Police, protesters clash in Bahrain over opposition leader's detention

MANAMA - Bahraini police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to scatter protesters who gathered outside the home of a Shi'ite Muslim opposition leader on Monday, witnesses said, after he was remanded in custody for a further 15 days.

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Bahrain denounces interference after Washington criticises arrest

DOHA - Bahraini authorities denounced what they called foreign double standards and interference on Friday, days after their main Western ally Washington criticised the detention of the head of the main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group.

World, 02 Jan 2015
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Bahrain detains the head of the main al-Wefaq opposition group

MANAMA - Bahraini authorities on Sunday detained the head of the main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group after he was summoned for questioning over unspecified violations.

World, 29 Dec 2014

Bahraini police question top al-Wefaq members over rally - state news agency

MANAMA - Bahraini police will question key members of the mainly Shi'ite Muslim opposition movement al-Wefaq for what it said were "violations" committed during a pro-democracy rally, Bahrain's state news agency BNA reported on Saturday.

World, 27 Dec 2014

Bomb blast in Bahraini Shi'ite village wounds 3 policemen

MANAMA - A bomb blast in a Shi'ite Muslim village in Bahrain late on Friday injured three policemen, the interior ministry said, in a further sign of anti-government sentiment since the opposition boycotted elections last month.

World, 20 Dec 2014
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Motor racing - Bahrain agrees McLaren share sale to Dennis

LONDON - Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat has agreed to sell some of its stake in McLaren to the Formula One team's overall head Ron Dennis, who is set to become the majority shareholder.

12 Dec 2014
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Bahrain can veto Qatar F1 race, says Ecclestone

LONDON - No amount of money can secure Qatar a place on the Formula One calendar because nearby Bahrain effectively has the power to veto any plans to hold a race there, Bernie Ecclestone said on Thursday.

12 Dec 2014

One killed in Bahrain blast, second bomb in two days

MANAMA, Dec 9 - A bomb explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said, the second fatal attack in the Gulf Arab state in as many days.

World, 09 Dec 2014

Blast near Manama kills Bahraini, wounds expatriate - interior ministry

MANAMA - An explosion killed a Bahraini citizen and wounded an expatriate man on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said on its Twitter account, in the second fatal attack in the Gulf Arab state in two days.

World, 09 Dec 2014
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Bahrainis vote in second round of parliamentary election

MANAMA - Bahrainis voted in the second round of a parliamentary election on Saturday, a poll boycotted by the tiny Gulf monarchy's Shi'ite-led opposition which accuses the government of gerrymandering and says parliament lacks powers.

World, 29 Nov 2014