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Authorities in the tiny kingdom have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 demanded an elected prime minister and a constitutional monarchy in Sunni-ruled Bahrain.

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Bahrain stalls projects, cuts spending amid coronavirus pandemic

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Bahrain stalls projects, cuts spending amid coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain's government has announced it is cutting operational expenses by 30 percent.

Egypt 'refuses' appeals to repatriate stranded citizens in Qatar

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Egypt 'refuses' appeals to repatriate stranded citizens in Qatar

Some 400 Egyptians are reportedly stranded in Qatar without assistance from their government in Cairo, which has allegedly refused to repatriate ...

Bahrain is angry because Qatar is helping stranded Bahrainis

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Bahrain is angry because Qatar is helping stranded Bahrainis

A group of 31 Bahrainis that were left stranded by their government in Qatar were welcomed in Doha, prompting backlash from their home ...

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Gulf states spend big to buffer coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic looks set to cost the Gulf states billions, just as the region looks to move into a post-oil future.

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Bahrain activist on 'absurd' charges leaves prison: Amnesty

Hajer Mansoor, 51, her son and nephew were sentenced to prison in October 2017 after being accused of planting a fake bomb in a district south ...

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Saudi Arabia bars Gulf citizens from Mecca, Medina

The Saudi foreign ministry announced in a statement the temporary suspension of entry of GCC citizens to the cities of Mecca and Medina - ...

Imad K. Harb

Lebanon mustn't use Trump's 'deal' to continue mistreating Palestinians

Comment: Lebanon must put solidarity with Palestinians, and their right of return at the heart of efforts to support refugees and resist Trump's ...

The Kingdom of Bahrain is reaching out to Israel

Suzan Quitaz

The Kingdom of Bahrain is reaching out to Israel

The associations between Israel and some Gulf monarchies like Bahrain have evolved to a point where they have transformed the geopolitical map ...

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US denies it will send 14,000 troops to Mideast

The Pentagon on Wednesday disputed a Wall Street Journal report that the US plans to send up to 14,000 more troops to the Middle East.

US, France compete to bolster Gulf security after attacks

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US, France compete to bolster Gulf security after attacks

The US and France have announced separate plans to bolster security in the Gulf after a string of attacks in the region.

Saudi FM compares 'ridiculous' regional rival Iran to Hitler

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Saudi FM compares 'ridiculous' regional rival Iran to Hitler

Adel Al-Jubeir made the remarks at the annual Manama Dialogue in Bahrain.

France blames Gulf tensions spike on 'US disengagement'

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France blames Gulf tensions spike on 'US disengagement'

France blamed the United States for setting off a dangerous chain of events in the Middle East.

Israel participates in Bahrain anti-Iran conference amid increasing normalisation

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Israel participates in Bahrain anti-Iran conference amid increasing normalisation

A senior Israeli foreign ministry official took part in a maritime security conference in Bahrain amid condemnation from Hamas and Iran.

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Amnesty slams Bahrain's 'cruel' treatment of jailed opposition activist

Bahraini authorities have refused to provide medical treatment to a severely ill jailed opposition activist.

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Bahrain follows UAE and awards India's Modi

Bahrain is the latest Gulf state to award Modi, despite criticism for India over a massive crackdown on protesters in Kashmir.

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Modi to invest millions in Hindu temple in Gulf

India's nationalist leader has announced that he will invest millions of dollars into a Hindu temple in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain, ...

Rami Almeghari

Israel pushes Palestine home demolitions to secure annexation project

Analysis: Israel launched home demolitions in Area A of the West Bank, crossing a new threshold in its war on the two-state solution. But the ...

Bahrain follows US lead on executions

Brian Dooley

Bahrain follows US lead on executions

Comment: Western government myopia means it's easier - in the short term, to stay silent about Bahrain's executions, than to cause a diplomatic ...

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WATCH: British police raid Bahrain embassy to save protester

A Bahraini activist staged a protest on the roof of the Gulf state's British embassy in a bid to stop Bahraini authorities executing two Shias ...

Two men facing 'imminent execution' in Bahrain, Amnesty warns

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Two men facing 'imminent execution' in Bahrain, Amnesty warns

The families of the two men on death row were suddenly called to visit the men in Jaw prison - raising alarms that their execution would soon ...

Israeli foreign minister visits UAE, hails Gulf relations

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Israeli foreign minister visits UAE, hails Gulf relations

Israel's foreign minister has visited the United Arab Emirates days after Israelis took part in a US-backed conference in Bahrain on Palestine.

Kuwaiti journalist says 'no shame in relations with Israel'

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Kuwaiti journalist says 'no shame in relations with Israel'

A prominent Kuwaiti journalist has said that Arab countries should not be ashamed of having relations with Israel as some Gulf nations warm up ...

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