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New talks bid to end violence in Sitra

A dialogue for Sitra is being proposed as part of a new initiative to tackle ongoing street violence.   Legislators want to sit down with village elders to find ways to overcome the situation and ensure young peo

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Illegal clinics clamp urged in Bahrain

Human rights activists have called for a crackdown on illegal clinics used to treat rioters ahead of the third anniversary of Bahrain's anti-government protests. They say makeshift facilities, which put lives at risk, are stil

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Bahrain to beef up security for National Day

Security in Bahrain will be stepped up during next week's National Day celebrations following online calls for mass riots. Minister of State for Information Affairs and official government spokeswoman Sameera Rajab said securi

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Stability ‘returning to Bahrain streets’

Stability and security is gradually returning to Bahrain's streets – thanks to the vigilant police force, said a top official, adding that 83 policemen and women were injured during one period of unrest alone amid 6,500 rallies and rio

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US calls for action against Bahrain rioters

Bahrain's protesters have no right to use Molotov cocktails and other dangerous tools, a veteran US Congressman said, adding that students and protesters who violated the law should be brought to justice to face charges. Representative Dan

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Protests spread in troubled Kazakh oil region

Protests in Kazakhstan's oil-producing Mangistau region, unprecedented in the Central Asian state's recent history, spread on Sunday to the regional capital, where hundreds of angry protesters faced reinforced police troops. Late on Saturd

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Bahrain unrest probe panel to submit final report

Preparations are in full swing for a grand ceremony this week for the release of the final report by an independent commission tasked to probe unrest this year. The much-awaited report by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BIC

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Bahrain vows to beef up security

Security authorities have set up a comprehensive plan to further maintain law and order in Bahrain to tackle illegal protests and road blockades that harm citizens and residents, it was announced last night. The security clamp was pledged

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Scuffles outside, tussles inside Mubarak trial

Demonstrators scuffled on Monday outside a Cairo court where former president Hosni Mubarak attended a hearing in his trial and police broke up a tussle inside the chamber between lawyers, plaintiffs and supporters of the deposed Egyptian leader.

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Iraq jail evacuated after riot, fire

Prisoners started a fire during a riot at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, US and Iraqi officials said, resulting in some injuries before wardens began evacuating the jail that became notorious for US detainee abuse. Namir Mohammed, a local counc

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