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New law on family violence on the way in Bahrain

A new law on family violence is expected to ignore recommendations from Bahrain's top legal authority, which suggested spousal rape should not be illegal. The GDN reported last Tuesday that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) h

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Bahrain accuses Iran of fomenting trouble

Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of fomenting deadly violence in the kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The charge came after three policemen were killed on Monday by a bomb at a protest in Daih, west of the capital

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Bahrain records 11,000 acts of arson in 3 years

Bahrain's police have seized a total of 154,816 weapons from violent anti-government radicals in the space of three years - in addition to 35,914 Molotov cocktails, according to new figures released yesterday. The country has

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Ukraine parliament removes president in 'coup'

Ukraine's parliament voted on Saturday to remove President Viktor Yanukovich, who abandoned his Kiev office to protesters and denounced what he described as a coup after a week of fighting in the streets of the capital. Parlia

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Peace deal halts two days of violence in Ukraine, 77 dead

A breakthrough peace deal for Ukraine halted two days of violence that had turned the center of the capital into a war zone and killed 77 people, bringing sweeping political change that met many demands of the pro-European opposition.

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Thousands flee Syrian town as 'major assault' looms

Thousands of people have fled a rebel-held town in Syria after it was bombed and shelled in an operation that has prompted fears of a major assault by ground troops, the United Nations said. The fighting came as peace talks in Gen

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Thousands flee Syrian town as 'major assault' looms

Thousands of people have fled a rebel-held town in Syria after it was bombed and shelled in an operation that has prompted fears of a major assault by ground troops, the United Nations said. The fighting came as peace talks in Gen

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EU calls for cessation of violence in Bahrain

The European Union (EU) has called for cessation of violence in Bahrain for serious dialogue to get underway. "Violence, especially the incidents that mar rallies, has to stop," said EU special representative for human r

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New wave of bombings in Egypt leave six dead

A wave of bomb attacks targeting police hit Cairo on Friday, killing six people on the eve of the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak and raising fears that an Islamist insurgency is gaining pace in Egypt.

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Egypt state violence at 'unprecedented level'

Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July following mass protests again his rule, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. Eg

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