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Comment: Bahrain's decision to normalise ties with Israel is a boon for authoritarianism and autocracy, and one that endangers Arabs both domestically and regionwide, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Bahrain accuses senior Shia cleric of 'sympathising with terrorists'

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Bahrain accuses senior Shia cleric of 'sympathising with terrorists'

Bahraini authorities have accused a senior Shia cleric of "sympathising with terrorists", the BNA news agency reported on Saturday.

Major opposition figures not on 'restored Bahraini citizenship list'

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Major opposition figures not on 'restored Bahraini citizenship list'

Opposition leaders and prominent activists failed to show up on the list of more than 500 that had their nationality restored in Bahrain, ...

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Bahrain's top Shia cleric leaves to UK for treatment

Bahrain's top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim left Manama for treatment in London on Monday following a deterioration in his health.

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New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric

The announcement of Sheikh Ali Salman's first hearing for spying charges comes as more arrests take place in Bahrain's continuing crackdown on ...

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Bahraini Shia cleric Isa Qassim returns home after surgery

Bahrain's leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim -, a key opposition figure - has returned home after undergoing surgery, his ...

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Bahrain's top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim hospitalised

Bahrain's leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, a key opposition figure, has been admitted to hospital in critical condition, ...

Trump to meet Bahrain, Libyan figureheads for 'stability' discussions Trump to meet Bahrain, Libyan figureheads for 'stability' discussions

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Trump to meet Bahrain, Libyan figureheads for 'stability' discussions

The White House says Trump will meet with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday and meet Libyan Prime Minister Fayez ...

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Detained Bahraini Shia cleric 'needs emergency surgery'

Sheikh Isa Qassim, a prominent Bahraini Shia cleric who is under house arrest in the Gulf kingdom, is in serious pain and ...

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

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Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Alaa Bayoumi

Has Trump provoked a second wave of Arab counter-revolution?

Comment: The roots of the counter-revolutionary movement go back to the first days of the Arab Spring, if not to decades of authoritarian ...

Bahrain bans main secular opposition group

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Bahrain bans main secular opposition group

Bahrain ordered the dissolution of the main secular opposition group on Wednesday in a ruling human rights campaigners described as the 'total ...

Bahrain sends warning to protesters after five shot dead

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Bahrain sends warning to protesters after five shot dead

Bahrain warned people against holding protests on Wednesday, a day after police shot dead five demonstrators in the home village of the ...

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Saudi Arabia defends Bahrain's deadly crackdown on protesters

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday defended the actions of Bahraini authorities who opened fire on a protest by supporters of a top Shia cleric, killing five people.

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Death toll rises from Bahrain police protest shootings

Bahrain is once again gripped with violence after police fired on protesters outside the home of a popular cleric.

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Bahrain police raid sit-in supporting Shia cleric, one killed

Bahrain police reportedly killed one protester after raiding a sit-in supporting a prominent Shia cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the ...

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Bahraini Shia cleric gets one-year suspended jail term

A Bahraini court has convicted a spiritual Shia leader of collecting funds illegally and money laundering, sentencing him to one year in jail ...

Teenager shot in the head by Bahraini police dies

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Teenager shot in the head by Bahraini police dies

Eighteen year old Mustafa Hamdan died of cardiac arrest on Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head by Bahraini security forces.

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Clashes in Bahrain as anti-government Shia cleric trial begins

A controversial trial against Bahraini cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim begins on Monday morning, with clashes breaking out between ...

Thousands of Bahrainis protest dissident Shia cleric's trial

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Thousands of Bahrainis protest dissident Shia cleric's trial

Thousands of Bahrainis dressed in shrouds took to the streets on the eve of prominent Shia cleric's trial as protests continue against ...

Crackdown at dawn: Bahrain police target dissident cleric's supporters

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Crackdown at dawn: Bahrain police target dissident cleric's supporters

One man was wounded in Bahrain on Thursday when police clashed with protesters near the home of a prominent Shia cleric on trial over "serving ...

Bahrain court overturns jail term of opposition chief

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Bahrain court overturns jail term of opposition chief

A Bahrain court has overturned a jail term against Shia opposition cleric Ali Salman, who is serving a nine-year jail term on charges of ...

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