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Bahrain rebuffs British, US allies over opposition ban

Bahrain rebuffs British, US allies over opposition ban

Bahrain has rebuffed its British and US allies over a controversial ban on the kingdom`s largest opposition group, insisting it will brook no interference in its internal affairs.

Bahrain confirms six-month sentence for opposition official: Lawyer

A Bahrain appeals court on Sunday upheld a six-month prison sentence against a senior leader of the main Shi`ite opposition al-Wefaq group handed down last month over tweets about election financing, his lawyer said.

Bahrain opposition chief rejects charges as trial opens

 Bahraini Shi'ite opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman, in custody for allegedly trying to overthrow the kingdom`s Sunni regime, rejected the charges as his trial opened on Wednesday, a judicial source said.

Bahrain opposition chief remanded in custody

Bahrain's opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman was remanded in custody on Tuesday for one week pending an investigation into charges including promoting regime change through violence, prosecutors said.

Bahrain opposition chief re-elected, gets summons

Bahrain`s main opposition movement Al-Wefaq said Saturday that it had re-elected the leader of the banned Shiite group, who was summoned by police hours later.

Bahrain votes in last round of parliamentary poll

Bahrainis voted Saturday in the final round of the Gulf kingdom`s first legislative elections since the minority Sunni authorities crushed pro-democracy protests led by the Shiite majority in 2011.

Opposition boycott overshadows Bahrain election

Voting began on Saturday in Bahrain`s first legislative elections since a failed pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the polls in the tiny Gulf monarchy.

Voting underway in Bahrain amid Shi'ite opposition boycott


Manama: Bahrainis went to the polls on Saturday for the first Legislative Elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shi'ite opposition that led Gulf kingdom`s pro-democracy movement.

US `concerned` by Bahrain ban on main opposition

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday after a court in key Gulf ally Bahrain banned the country`s main opposition movement just weeks before a parliamentary election.

Bahrain to hold first post-uprising Parliament vote in November

King Hamad has set a November 22 date for Bahrain`s first Parliamentary elections since a Shiite-led uprising rocked the Sunni-ruled Gulf state in 2011.

Bahrain main opposition bloc could face suspension

Bahrain has filed a lawsuit to suspend Al-Wefaq`s activities for three months after the largest Shiite opposition group allegedly violated the kingdom`s law on associations, the official BNA news agency reported Sunday.

Thousands of Bahrainis march for democracy ahead of F1 race

Tens of thousands of mainly Shi`ite protesters marched for democratic reforms in Bahrain on Friday, two days before its annual Formula One motor race turns international attention toward the Sunni-led kingdom.

Bahrain`s Shiite opposition says its chief arrested

Bahrain police have arrested Ali Salman, head of the main Shiite opposition bloc Al-Wefaq that has spearheaded protests against the authorities in the Sunni-ruled kingdom, the group said on Saturday.

Bahrain opposition says repression `systematic`

Bahrain`s largest opposition group Wednesday dismissed a government statement acknowledging "instances" of abuse, saying the repression of mainly Shiite anti-government protesters is "systematic."

Bahrain police beat elderly Shi’ite to death

Earlier this year, Bahrain`s Sunni monarchy crushed pro-democracy protests, spearheaded by the majority Shi’ites.