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Comment: A decade after an unprecedented uprising, the obstacles to reform in Bahrain remain as insurmountable as they were a decade ago, writes Marc Owen Jones.

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

The New Arab Staff

Ten years on: Bahrain ‘crushed’ all dreams of reform

A new Amnesty International report marking ten years since the uprising in Bahrain said authorities in the Gulf kingdom have continued to crush all dreams of reform.

Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Obituary: Prince Khalifa bin Salman, Bahrain's long-serving prime minister

Holding office until his death at 84, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa was one of the world's longest-serving prime ministers.

Bahrain levels headquarters of banned independent newspaper

The New Arab

Bahrain levels headquarters of banned independent newspaper

Bahraini authorities have demolished the headquarters of the independent newspaper Al-Wasat which was shut down in 2017.

The New Arab

Bahrain state TV accuses Qatar of leading anti-government protests

Bahrain state TV aired a report on Wednesday claiming Qatar was behind popular 2011 anti-government protests, in the latest attack on Doha.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Nael M. Shama

Inside the Arab mind: Questions on Syria and beyond

The long read: Nael Shama asks what future lies ahead for Arab societies, if the choice - six years after the Arab Spring, is between tyrannical ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain mourners clash with police after Shia inmate's funeral

Police fired buckshot to disperse crowds that gathered to mourn an inmate who died while serving a 15-year sentence for taking part in ...

Al-Wefaq: Bahrain opposition group appeals against 'terror-related' dissolution order

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Wefaq: Bahrain opposition group appeals against 'terror-related' dissolution order

Bahrain's main Shia opposition group has appealed against a court ruling that it should be dissolved over terrorism-related charges, a judicial ...

Daniel Wickham

Cleric's revoked citizenship signals Bahrain's crackdown on opposition

Bahrain has taken a string of repressive measures against the opposition, with the crackdown becoming increasingly institutionalised. But the ...

Bahrain at impasse five years after failed uprising

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain at impasse five years after failed uprising

On the fifth year anniversary of Bahrain's Arab Spring, the kingdom is locked in a political impasse as rulers and the opposition fail to ...

Bahraini opposition head to Twitter to call for protests

Nada Ramadan

Bahraini opposition head to Twitter to call for protests

A hashtag calling for mass rallies in Bahrain on 14 August has been trending in Bahrain for days, but has been with criticism by some.

Manama accuses Iraq of supporting Bahrain 'terror groups'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Manama accuses Iraq of supporting Bahrain 'terror groups'

Bahrain's foreign minister has summoned the Iraqi ambassador to protest over allegations regarding weapons training being given in Iraq to a ...

Bahrain: F1 race overshadowed by rights abuses

Paul Raymond

Bahrain: F1 race overshadowed by rights abuses

As Bahrain prepares to host F1 Grand Prix, a report by Amnesty International paints a chilling picture of the state of human rights in the Gulf ...

Paul Raymond

Yemen war prompts crackdown on dissent in Gulf

The Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen has been accompanied by arrests of opposition activists in the GCC states.

Bill Law

UK deal ignores human rights abuses in Bahrain

A deal that will see the establishment in Bahrain of the first permanent UK military base in the Gulf since 1971 may be a coup for the British ...

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