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Bahraini opposition officials face legal action

Legal action could be taken against two senior Bahraini opposition members for violating a ministerial decree.   Al Wefaq National Islamic Society secretary general Shaikh Ali Salman and his assistant for politic

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Bahrain reconciliation talks set to resume

  Bahrain's government said on Wednesday talks aimed at breaking nearly two years of political deadlock would proceed after opposition groups seeking a parliamentary democracy accepted an invitation from His Majesty the King.

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Tight security averts Bahrain rallies chaos

A massive police crackdown proved hugely successful as thousands joined protests called by a coalition of five opposition groups held across Bahrain on Friday. Police averted traffic chaos and no-one was injured despite groups of protester

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Bahrain opposition missed peace chance: report

Bahrain could have already undergone significant constitutional and political reforms had the country's opposition accepted a Crown Prince-led initiative in March, an independent probe report said. His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin

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Bahrain could talk to opposition says official

Bahrain's government is prepared to hold more talks with the opposition on political reforms to try to end protests that threaten to hold up the economy, a government official said on Thursday. Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, a

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Bahrain releases detained former MPs

Bahrain has released several prisoners arrested in connection with Bahrain's unrest, including two former opposition MPs and a lawyer. Attorney General Abdulrahman Al Sayed said they were released after their cases were reviewed upon being

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Bahrain gears up for by-election

Bahrain is gearing up for its second parliamentary polls in less than a year, with the process of holding September's by-elections starting today (August 1). Lists of eligible voters in 18 constituencies that no longer have an MP will be d

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Wefaq can rejoin talks says Dialogue official

Bahrain’s National Dialogue spokesperson today regretted the reported decision by leading opposition group Al Wefaq to withdraw from the dialogue, but said the group could  return to talks if it chose to. “We regret the decision, by a

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Al Wefaq members attend Dialogue session

Al Wefaq's general secretariat yesterday decided to send three of its members without former MP Khalil Al Marzooq for the National Dialogue. However, it has still not taken a stance whether to participate or boycott the upcoming sessions.

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Gulf troops to stay till Iran threat gone says Bahrain

Saudi and UAE forces will only leave Bahrain when an Iranian threat to GCC countries is judged to be over, Bahrain's foreign minister said on Monday. Gulf troops headed to the kingdom in March under the aegis of a Gulf defence pact.&nb

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