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Saudi jails women's protest organiser

An organizer of women’s protest campaigns in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to six years in prison by a Riyadh court, a report said. The court found the person guilty of taking part in various banned activities including si

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Residents call to end protests in Budaiya

Dozens of residents living in one of Bahrain's most troubled areas have signed a petition calling for an end to protests on Budaiya Highway.   It has been submitted to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdu

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Iraqi women protest new draft law

About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated on Saturday in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers. The group'

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Four die during Saudi police raid

Two Saudi security officers and two people they were trying to detain were killed in a gunfight on Thursday in the eastern town of Al-Awamiya, the government said. The area has seen many anti-government protests. An

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Saudi jails 7 men for demonstrating

A Riyadh court has sentenced seven men to between six and 20 years in jail for offences that included taking part in protests in the town of Qatif, in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, state news agency SPA said. SPA said the s

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Britons in Bahrain urged to be vigilant

Britons in Bahrain are being warned to be extra vigilant ahead of opposition threats to stage protests this week. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned of series of demonstrations are expected to start today (Februa

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Bahraini businessmen protest over expat levy

A group of angry businessmen in Bahrain calling for an end to a mandatory tax on foreign workers has taken their demands to parliament. They claimed thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have still not recovered f

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Fear of turmoil dampen Jordanian dissent

The shouts of street traders drown out the timid chants of the handful of activists outside the mosque in the heart of Amman where hundreds of people used to protest against Jordan's King Abdullah. Police and plain clothes int

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Thai protest leader shot dead in Bangkok

A man identified by police as one of the leaders of anti-government protests in Thailand was shot dead on Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators in Bangkok blocked early voting in many areas for an election next week. Piya

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Libya restarts key oilfield amid new protest

Libya has restarted oil production at the key El Sharara field after protesters ended a two-month blockade, the state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said, raising the prospect of fresh badly-needed oil revenues for the North African country.

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