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Latest in Tag: bahrain

Bahrain reinstates ambassador to Iran

Dubai (AFP) – Bahrain said Sunday it has reinstated its ambassador in Iran, more than a year after recalling the envoy over Tehran’s strong condemnation of Manama’s brutal crackdown on Shiite-led protests. “The ambassador of the kingdom to the Islamic Republic of Iran has returned to his work in Tehran,” announced Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled …

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Game of brinkmanship in Bahrain over hunger strike

By Andrew Hammond and Warda Al-Jawahiry / Reuters MANAMA/DUBAI: Bahrain’s government and a jailed Shia rights activist who is on hunger strike are playing a game of brinkmanship as his health deteriorates days before the Formula One Grand Prix, a showcase event for the Gulf state as its grapples with political unrest. To release Abdulhadi …


Motor racing: F1 chiefs give green light to Bahrain GP

By Alan Baldwin /Reuters SHANGHAI: Formula One chiefs gave next week’s Bahrain Grand Prix the green light on Friday despite security concerns and calls from anti-government activists for the race to be cancelled. The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) declared in a statement that the race, cancelled last year after a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protestors …


Bahrain activist blocked from entering Egypt

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: A Cairo airport official says a prominent Bahraini activist has been barred from entering Egypt upon the request of a security agency. Nabeel Rajab has been documenting human rights abuses in Bahrain during the island kingdom’s 14-month revolt by its Shia majority that seeks greater rights from Sunni rulers. …


Bahrain violence grows with mob attacks

By Reem Khalifa MANAMA, Bahrain: Mobs with iron rods and sticks ransacked a supermarket belonging to a major Shia-owned business group Wednesday, a company official said, as part of a spike in violence in the Gulf nation in retaliation for a bomb attack on police. The attack appeared linked to a wave of reprisals and intimidation …