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Claims of economic bias in Bahrain challenged

Allegations that Bahrain's Shi'ite community suffers from economic discrimination have been disputed in a report compiled by an independent expert, who accuses opposition groups of lying about the extent of hardships being faced.

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Bahrain calls for Arab support

Bahrain's foreign minister yesterday accused Iran of eyeing the country as 'the crown jewel' in a campaign to penetrate the Gulf, and called for Arab support in confronting Tehran, according to official Egyptian media. Shaikh K

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Al Jazeera TV reveals census study

Sunnis constitute 51 per cent of total Bahraini citizens, with Shi’ites accounting for the remaining 49 per cent, a special research team has found following a study conducted Al Jazeera.net website. The research, conducted between July 4

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Yemeni Shi'ites fire on troops, strain truce

Yemeni Shi'ite rebels opened fire on government troops sent to quell fighting between the rebels and pro-government tribes, a government official said, threatening a truce in the country's civil war. Tensions between the rebels and tribes

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Sadrists rise may shake Iraq power balance

Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has emerged as potential kingmaker in Iraq's new government, threatening to alter the country's political landscape. Initial results from the March 7 parliamentary vote show the Iraqi national all

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Yemen troops to deploy at Saudi border

Yemeni troops should start to deploy along the Saudi border from Saturday in line with a truce deal with Shi'ite rebels fighting both the Yemeni and Saudi governments, a member of a committee overseeing the truce said on Thursday. "We expe

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Yemen rebels ‘deny assassination bid’

Yemeni Shi'ite rebels denied an assassination attempt on an Interior Ministry official which took place on Friday, only hours after a ceasefire agreement, Al Jazeera television reported on Saturday. Yemen's government and rebel leader Abdu

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Yemen says near deal to end war

Yemen is close to reaching a deal with northern Shi'ite rebels, a government official said, aiming to end a war that has raged on and off since 2004 and drawn in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. The government and rebels have been exchanging

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Yemen asks rebels to implement truce

Yemen has given Shi'ite rebels a timetable for implementing the government's ceasefire terms, a Yemeni presidential adviser said, in an attempt to end one of three conflicts besetting the country. The schedule was addressed to Abdul-Malik

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Clashes erupt in Iran on Shi'ite holy day

A reformist website said Iranian riot police armed with batons and tear gas clashed with opposition backers in Tehran who used a religious commemoration on Saturday to try to revive anti-government protests. The opposition Jaras website sa

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