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Bahrain to try opposition figure

A prominent opposition figure who has just been released from jail on a royal pardon will go on trial in Bahrain this month on new charges of urging the overthrow of the government, state news agency BNA said on Wednesday. BNA did

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Bahrain suspends opposition newspaper

Bahraini authorities have suspended the country's main opposition newspaper, accusing it of threatening national unity and relations with other states, the official news agency BNA reported late on Thursday.  

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Syria's opposition due in Moscow next week

The main Western-backed Syrian opposition, long distrustful of Russia over its backing of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, is due to visit Moscow next week amid a renewed diplomatic push to settle the conflict, a source and Russian wi

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Bahrain opposition leader gets four years jail

Bahrain has sentenced opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman to four years in jail in connection with spreading sectarian hate and insulting a government body. The secretary-general of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society was yesterday

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Opposition calls for polls boycott ignored in Bahrain

Many voters living in areas considered opposition strongholds in Bahrain ignored boycott calls again as they cast their ballots in the second round of polls yesterday (November 29), a report said. They headed to 12 polling station

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De Mistura named new UN Syria mediator

Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former UN special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria's civil war, diplomats said. UN Secretar

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Bahraini opposition officials face legal action

Legal action could be taken against two senior Bahraini opposition members for violating a ministerial decree.   Al Wefaq National Islamic Society secretary general Shaikh Ali Salman and his assistant for politic

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Bahrain expels top US official

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry has declared US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Tomasz P Malinowski persona non grata and asked him to leave the country immediately. The ministry said that he fla

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Bahraini opposition leaders cleared of terrorist link

A Bahraini opposition leader has been cleared of having links to an outlawed terrorist group, potentially injecting new impetus to a dialogue process designed to end the country's political stalemate.   Khali

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US Embassy denies secret funding for opposition

Allegations that an American-funded development programme was being used to undermine regional governments, including Bahrain, have been denied by the US Embassy in Manama.    It follows concerns that the Mi

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