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Dubai authorities have said they have solved a mysterious case in which dozens of stable workers passed out after drinking Karak tea.

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the regime with velvet gloves, writes Emile Nakhleh.

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

Shams Al-Shakarchi

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human rights defenders.

Bahraini women demanding better prison conditions end hunger strike

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Bahraini women demanding better prison conditions end hunger strike

A rights group said a group of Bahraini women detainees have ended a six-day hunger strike over 'ill treatment' at prisons after wardens agreed ...

Five Bahraini women detainees on hunger strike over ill-treatment

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Five Bahraini women detainees on hunger strike over ill-treatment

Five Bahraini female political prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest against ill-treatment and a glass barrier that prevents contact ...

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Bahrain temporarily frees female activist detained on 'terrorism' charges

During her detention, there were concerns that activist Ebtisam al-Sayegh, who is facing "terrorism" charges, had been tortured and sexually assaulted by Bahraini security forces.

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Detained Bahrain activist at risk of torture, warns Amnesty

Bahraini human rights activist Ebtisam Al-Saegh has been arrested for retweeting a post criticising security forces' ...

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