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Peace activists sign key pact in South Korea

A key agreement has been in South Korea by representatives of 172 nations, including Bahrain, in a bid to end war and establish world peace. The Unity of Religion Agreement, put forward as part of the three-day Summit for the Worl

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Bahrain activists hit out at 'immoral' contracts

Rights activists have hit out at "immoral" contracts that leave low-paid expatriates owing thousands of dinars if they want to quit their job.   The Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS) said it reg

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Sewage on streets 'a rights abuse'

Human rights activists in Bahrain have waded into an ongoing row over sewage flooding in residential neighbourhoods. They are threatening to take to the streets in protest and say overflowing human waste is an infringement of peop

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Bahrain activist testifies in unrest trial

A high-profile prisoner standing trial in connection with alleged attempts to overthrow Bahrain's government testified in court yesterday (June 28) in four separate cases in connection with last year's unrest. Opposition activist Abdulhadi

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Bahrain activist to stay in custody 7 days

An opposition activist in Bahrain has been remanded in custody for seven days after being charged with posting political tweets on Twitter against the Interior Ministry. Nabeel Rajab was arrested at Bahrain International Airport on Saturda

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Bahrain refutes Danish Premier's comments

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt's comments that Abdulhadi Al Khawaja's condition is critical is a baseless 'pack of lies', said a report. She earlier said that according to information available Al Khawaja was in a critical co

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India celebrates people's victory as Anna ends fast

Sipping coconut water and honey, a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption reformer ended a 13-day hunger strike on Sunday that had sparked India's biggest protests in decades, besieged the government and ushered in a new middle class political f

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Iran activist dies in funeral scuffle: report

The daughter of a prominent veteran Iranian dissident died on Wednesday after a scuffle broke out with security forces at his funeral, opposition website Kaleme reported. Haleh Sahabi, 54, herself an opposition activist and women's rights

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Egypt groups, police clash after activist’s death

Egyptian opposition groups clashed with security forces after rights groups accused undercover officers of beating to death an activist who had attempted to expose police corruption. Police have denied any role in the death of Khaled Moham

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Saudi Arabia holds activist, protester

Saudi authorities have detained a pro-democracy activist and a woman who led a protest this week over detentions of suspected militants, saying they were being questioned over a weapons stash. Abdullah al-Hamed, who has been jailed in the

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