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Bahrain's special forces reportedly used stun grenades and beat detainees in the country's main prison.

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.

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

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 ...

Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrainis protest US-sponsored Israel normalisation deal

The protests against Bahrains' normalisation of relations with Israel are a rare display of dissent in the small oil-rich kingdom.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain's opposition slams 'betrayal' of Palestinians following Israel normalisation

The hashtags "Bahrainis against normalisation" and "normalisation is betrayal" were trending on Twitter after US President Donald Trump announced the deal late on Friday.

The New Arab

EXCLUSIVE: Libya official reveals peace agreement details

Libya's warring factions will sign an agreement in Russia's capital Moscow on Monday.

The New Arab

Bahrain lodges Arab League complaint Al Jazeera over exposé

Arab League foreign ministers will discuss a complaint lodged by Bahrain against Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera over a documentary aired ...

The New Arab

Bahrain king 'recruited al-Qaeda to assassinate opposition activists'

Al-Jazeera has broadcast a documentary containing secret recordings of Bahraini intelligence officers planning attacks on opposition activists ...

Bahrain accuses senior Shia cleric of 'sympathising with terrorists'

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain gets first instalment of $10 billion Gulf package

Bahrain said on Thursday it has received the first instalment of a $10-billion support package from key Gulf allies aimed at balancing its ...

Bahrain court upholds death sentences for Shia activists

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain court upholds death sentences for Shia activists

Bahrain's supreme court has upheld death sentences and prison terms for Shia activists convicted of terror-related charges.

Hamas commander killed in Israeli strike: Gaza officials

The New Arab

Hamas commander killed in Israeli strike: Gaza officials

The Gazan health ministry identified the fifth victim of Israeli airstrikes on Sunday as Hamas commander, Hamad al-Khodori.

Bahrain rebuffs France's call for dialogue with opposition groups

The New Arab

Bahrain rebuffs France's call for dialogue with opposition groups

Authorities in Bahrain have jailed dozens of high-profile activists and disbanded both religious and secular opposition groups since protests ...

Major opposition figures not on 'restored Bahraini citizenship list'

The New Arab

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, ...

The New Arab

Bahrain jails 138 Shias for planning Hizballah-like 'terror' group

Bahrain on Tuesday jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship for allegedly plotting to form a 'terror' group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor said.

The New Arab

Ruling Bahrain (part II): A dynasty in decline

Interview: Retired US senior intelligence service officer Emile Nakhleh talks about the turning points in King Hamad's reign.

The New Arab

Bahrain opposition leader jailed for tweet criticising Sudan's Bashir

Ebrahim Sharif has been sentenced to six months in prison over a tweet criticising Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir.

Eldar Mamedov

The dark side of the UAE

Comment: The UAE positions itself as a successful model of a Muslim society in the 21st century, but Abu Dhabi is hiding a much less glamorous ...

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

James Brownsell

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

Comment: Victims of human rights abuses in the Middle East will receive no support from a Britain dependent on trade deals with despots and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain opposition leader loses appeal against life sentence

Bahrain's Supreme Court convicted Sheikh Ali Salman for allegedly spying for Qatar.

Amnesty urges Bahrain reverses 'unlawful dissolution' of opposition

The New Arab

Amnesty urges Bahrain reverses 'unlawful dissolution' of opposition

Amnesty International’s Middle East research director called on Bahraini authorities to ensure that opposition party Waad is allowed to reopen ...

An unhappy new year for leading Gulf rights defenders

Joe Stork

An unhappy new year for leading Gulf rights defenders

Comment: The outlook for Gulf human rights defenders looks decidedly bleak, as pro-democracy activists Nabeel Rajab and Ahmed Mansoor lose their ...

Polls close in Bahrain election marked by unfair ballot

The New Arab & agencies

Polls close in Bahrain election marked by unfair ballot

The main and largely Shia opposition movements were banned in Sunni-ruled Bahrain ahead of the 24 November polls.

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