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    Bahrain sentences 3 Shia clerics to death

    Bahraini regime officials have handed down death sentences to three Shia clergymen and condemned eight others to life imprisonment as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its repress.

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    Outcry as UAE, Bahrain send cycling teams to race in Israel

    The Palestinian Olympic Committee (POC) has blasted Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for sending two cycling teams to participate in the 101st Giro d'Italia cycling competition,

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    Fearing execution, Saudi Shia are forced into a life in hiding

    While Shia Muslims have long been marginalised in the Saudi Arabia, some say that the oppression has worsened since Mohammed bin Salman was appointed by his father as next in line for the throne. 

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    Bahrain sentences 24 Shia citizens to jail, revokes nationality

    A Bahrain court has sentenced 24 Shia citizens to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority.

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    Bahrain sentences prominent activist to 5 years in prison

    A court in Bahrain has sentenced a prominent activist to five years in prison over tweets alleging torture at a prison in his country and criticizing Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

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    Israel and Bahrain: A true meeting of minds

    Ayoob Kara is the Israeli minister of communications. He is a Likud party member, a staunch pro-settlement advocate and a hawk who has advocated pre-emptive bombing strikes on Iran.

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    Israel delegation to visit Bahrain after furore: report

    A delegation of Israeli business leaders will travel to Bahrain in January amid a warming of ties between the two countries, according to a media report.

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    Bahraini king sends delegation to Israel for 'peace': Paper

    A Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel with a message from the country's king, in the latest instance of warming ties between the two sides, The Times of Israel reports.

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    Bahrain's topcleric hospitalized in 'critical condition'

    Bahrain's most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim has been taken to a private hospital in critical condition after weeks of suffering from deteriorating health.

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    Bahrain orders citizens to leave Lebanon

    Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” Sunday after the country's prime minister resigned in a sudden televised address, citing Iranian meddling in Lebanese and regional affairs.

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    Bahrain signs $3.8bn F-16 fighter jet deal with US

    The Bahrain Defense Force announced on Monday it signed the agreement with Lockheed Martin during a military exhibition in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom, AFP reported.

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    'Hajj Can Be Cure for Grave Maladies Muslim World Is Suffering From'

    Hajj can be a cure for grave maladies the Muslim Ummah (community) is suffering from, including those caused by materialism and by the system of domination. This was stated by Ayatollah Khamenei in his Hajj message

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    Last house in restive Shia town demolished: Saudi authorities

    Authorities in Saudi Arabia confirmed on Wednesday that the last residential building in the historic centre of a restive Shia town has been demolished, after officials alleged it had become a hideout for localmilitants.

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    Bahrain charges 60 Muslims in mass “terrorism” trial

    Bahrain on Wednesday charged 60 people with forming a “terrorist group”, with a judicial source saying all 60 are Shias, as authorities tighten their grip on dissent in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

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    Putin talks to Qatar, Bahrain leaders on Gulf row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin had telephone discussions with the leaders of Qatar and Bahrain, stressing the need for diplomacy to end the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab states, the Kremlin.

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    Trump Effect: Saudi Arabia Severs Ties with Qatar, Seals Borders

    Tensions have escalated between Riyadh and Doha since Qatar, reportedly criticised the United States, Saudi Arabia, and their client states for attempts to stir up tensions with ‘Islamic power' Iran.

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    'Western Terror Policies Have Backfired'

    “This is a fire that (Western powers) themselves ignited and now has backfired on them,” Ayatollah Khamenei told a gathering in Tehran at a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the death of Imam Ruhollah Khomeini.

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    Trump ‘Cozying Up to Gulf Despots Blamed for Deaths in Bahrain

    Human Rights Watch issued a statement following Tuesday’s raid in Diraz, saying that the timing of the operation, two days after Trump’s friendly meeting, “can hardly be a coincidence.” 

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    Bahrain crackdown: 5 killed in raid on sit-in

    At least five people were killed and scores other injured when regime forces opened fire on a protesters holding a sit-in outside the home of a highly revered pro-democracy religious figure in Bahrain on Tuesday. 

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    Bahrain sentences top cleric to suspended jail term

    A Bahraini court on Sunday sentenced revered Muslim cleric Sheykh Isa Qassim to a suspended one-year jail term for alleged fundraising, a move that is likely to inflame passions across the volatile region.

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    Bahrain on boil over imminent death sentence for top cleric

    Scores of people have held separate protests in Bahrain to voice their support for distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of his nationality and put on trial by the regime in Manama.

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    Bahraini court delays verdict in top cleark's case

    The court had earlier set March 14 as the date to issue its ruling on Sheikh Qassim's case, but it adjourned its decision until May 7, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported on Tuesday.

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    Saudi, Israel present united front against Iran

    Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signalling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shia Muslim power.

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    Protests, clashes as Bahrain marks uprising anniversary

    Demonstrators clashed with police in the Bahraini capital and neighbouring Shia villages on Tuesday, the sixth anniversary of anti-government protests that were brutally suppressed by the authorities, witnesses said.

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