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US urges Bahrain to tackle abuses, sees path forward

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The United States urged its ally Bahrain, home to the US Fifth Fleet, to quickly address abuses laid out in a report...

Bahrain admits “excessive force” before rights report

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Bahrain admitted its forces had used excessive force and mistreated detainees during pro-democracy protests, as it awaited the release of an independent...

Arms deal for Bahrain hinges on human rights report

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The future of US military support for Bahrain, starting with a US$53 million (33 million pounds) arms deal now on the line,...

Bahrain rights probe head says torture systematic

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Bahrain said it would push ahead with parliamentary reforms it hopes will end unrest in the Gulf Arab country in an announcement...

Bahrain may need Saudi help to plug budget gap

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Saudi Arabia is likely to step in and help Bahrain plug a budget hole next year if oil prices keep falling as...

Bahrain to retry medics in civilian court

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Bahrain is to retry in a civilian court 20 medical staff found guilty in a military trial after a crackdown on pro-democracy...

UN condemns medic verdicts in restive Bahrain

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The United Nations condemned prison sentences of up to 15 years handed down by a Bahrain military court this week to 20...

Bahrain jails 20 doctors after democracy protests

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Bahrain jailed 20 doctors for between five and 15 years on theft and other charges, the state news agency said, in what...

Fewer than 1 in 5 vote in Bahrain by-elections

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Fewer than one in five voters cast ballots in Bahraini by-elections this weekend, a government website showed, after the Shi'ite majority in...

Bahrain holds vote as Shi’ite enclave protests

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Bahrain's main opposition boycotted elections held to fill parliamentary seats vacated by its members during a crackdown on a mostly Muslim Shi'ite...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...