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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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    Bahrain executes 3 pro democracy activists

    Maya Foa, the director of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said: “It is nothing short of an outrage and a disgraceful breach of international law that Bahrain has gone ahead with these executions.

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    Bahrain executions spark violent protests

    A municipal building was set ablaze overnight in Sunni-ruled Bahrain, the government said on Monday, as fresh violence erupted over the executions of three Shias convicted of a deadly bomb attack on police.

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    'Aleppo a major victory for Axis of Resistance'

    Hezbollah chief Friday said the Syrian victory in Aleppo could pave way for a political settlement to the conflict, describing the battles in Syria’s second biggest city as one of the harshest combats the region has seen

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    Leading Bahrain activist questioned over Le Monde article

    “I am writing from a prison in Bahrain where I expect to be tried for criticizing the bombing of Yemen and for revealing the torture committed in the prisons of my country. For that I risk 15 years in prison"

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