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Bahrain opposition chief denies colluding with Qatar

Ruled for more than 200 years by the Sunni Al-Khalifa dynasty, Bahrain is home to a Shiite majority that for years has complained of political marginalisation.

Nov 29, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Bahrain cuts opposition chief's jail term: Judicial source

Bahrain's top court on Monday reduced the jail sentence of Shiite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, who has been in prison since 2014, a judicial source said. 

Apr 03, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Bahrain sentences opposition leader to four years in jail

Bahrain sentenced opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman to four years in jail on Tuesday on charges of inciting unrest, his supporters and government officials said.

Jun 16, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Amnesty urges release of Bahrain opposition leader ahead of verdict

Amnesty International called on Bahrain on Monday to free its most prominent opposition figure, a day before an expected verdict on charges that he incited violence against the Gulf Arab state`s monarchy.

Jun 15, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

Pending Formula One race spurs renewed Shiite protests in Bahrain

The Formula One race set for Sunday in Bahrain drew protests on Friday as activists accused the Gulf kingdom of again staging the annual event to paper over human rights abuses, four years after being forced to cancel it during Arab Spring uprisings. 

Apr 17, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

Bahrain court rejects bail for Shiite opposition chief

 A Bahraini court on Wednesday again rejected a request for bail from a Shiite opposition chief whose trial for allegedly seeking to overthrow the Sunni regime has sparked international concern.

Feb 25, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Bahrain police fire tear gas as protests mark uprising

 Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shi'ite protesters who took to the streets on Saturday on the fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally.

Feb 14, 2015, 11:22 AM IST

Bahrain strips 72 of citizenship after unrest

Sunni-ruled Bahrain said Saturday it had revoked the citizenship of 72 people convicted of "harming the interests of the kingdom", which has experienced unrest by its Shiite majority since 2011.

Feb 01, 2015, 04:14 AM IST

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.

Jan 28, 2015, 17:07 PM IST

Bahrain charges opposition chief with `regime overthrow` bid

Prosecutors on Monday charged Bahrain`s Shiite opposition chief with attempting to overthrow the regime and sent him to trial despite international calls for his release.

Jan 19, 2015, 23:47 PM IST

UN, EU concerned at arrest of top Bahrain Shiite leader

The UN human rights chief on Tuesday called on Bahrain's government to immediately release the leader of the country's main Shiite opposition group and the European Union warned that his arrest could further destabilize an already fragile political environment.

Dec 30, 2014, 23:56 PM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2014, 21:00 PM IST

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.

Dec 27, 2014, 19:35 PM IST