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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.

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, according to a Reuters report.

Bahrain's top Shia cleric leaves to UK for treatment

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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 ...

New hearing set for jailed Bahraini Shia cleric

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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 ...

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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 supporters say.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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.

Bahraini Shia cleric gets one-year suspended jail term

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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.

Clashes in Bahrain as anti-government Shia cleric trial begins

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 foreign interests".

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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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Bahrain 'systematically targeting Shia clerics'

Human Rights Watch accused Bahraini authorities of systematically targeting Shia clerics and violating their rights to freedom of assembly, in a ...

Erin Kilbride

Britain must listen to Bahraini human rights defenders

Comment: Theresa May's new government needs to start listening to Bahraini HRDs, and end support for a violent dictatorship, until independent ...

Internet disruptions in Bahraini opposition neighbourhood is 'deliberate': report

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Internet disruptions in Bahraini opposition neighbourhood is 'deliberate': report

Government orders may be forcing telecom companies to throttle internet access in the Bahraini neighbourhood of Duraz, suggest a recent report ...

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Bahraini activist faces 12 years in jail for tweets

Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab could be jailed for 12 years, after sending out a series of tweets accusing security forces of torturing ...

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

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 ...

Bahraini rights activist on trial for Yemen tweets

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Bahraini rights activist on trial for Yemen tweets

Nabeel Rajab is expected to stand trial for comments made on Twitter, condemning Bahrain's involvement in the war on Yemen, his lawyer said on ...

'Wanted man' killed in Saudi Shia village raid

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'Wanted man' killed in Saudi Shia village raid

Abdul-Rahim al-Faraj was killed after an exchange of gunfire with security forces in the Awamiya village, located in the kingdom's oil-rich ...

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