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15 years jail for bid to kill Bahraini policemen

A Bahraini who deliberately drove his GMC car into several policemen near the GCC (Pearl) Roundabout has been jailed for 15 years. Hamad Yousef Kadhim was yesterday found guilty of the attempted murder of around 10 police officers and dama

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Bahrain protests fizzle out

Some protests and marches took place in several areas in Bahrain on Friday in direct contravention of the State of National Safety, the Interior Ministry said last night. Security officers intervened to maintain order and security. In Ma’a

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Protesters to defy Bahrain ban with demos

Anti-government protesters are planning nationwide demonstrations on Friday, defying a three-month ban on all public gatherings imposed as part of the current State of National Safety. A map being circulated online by protesters announces

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GCC to deport 'Hizbollah, Iran agents'

Gulf states plan to deport thousands of Lebanese Shi'ites over their alleged links to Hizbollah and Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, said a report. The measure was being considered because of intelligence reports that Lebanese Sh

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Unrest credit issue for Oman, Bahrain says S&P

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said the ongoing political tensions in Bahrain (BBB/Watch Neg/A-3) and Oman (A/Watch Neg/A-1) remain a significant issue for the credit standing of both sovereigns. This is despite the Gulf Co-operati

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Bahrain tourism, finance hit by protests

Bahrain's tourism and financial sectors have been hit by protests and it will take until at least the second half of 2011 for the kingdom to restore its reputation as a business-friendly hub, said analysts. 'It will take at least u

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S&P cuts Bahrain ratings over protest fears

Standard and Poor's lowered its long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings for Bahrain over concerns that the political unrest and demonstrations of the past week will persist. The rating agency set Bahrain's ratings to A-/A-2 from A/A-

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