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Bahrain Violence

Bahrain's Soldier Sailor Sunni Shia Struggle

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.09.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

While the protests were not and are not primarily sectarian, with Sunnis and Shias both demonstrating for democracy and human rights, Sunni control of the government and disproportionate representation in the security forces gives the tension a sectarian edge.

Clueless of Clever? Bahrain's Disregard for the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Husain Abdulla | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Husain Abdulla

Unfortunately, the eloquent posturing of the Bahrain government following the release of the BICI report has only served to mask the increasingly desperate situation on the ground.

Dozens Injured After Authorities Crush Prison Riot In Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahraini authorities crushed a prison riot on Friday, leaving at least 40 injured after they fired stun grenades and tear gas, righ...

In Bahrain, Violent Protests Mark Second Anniversary Of Arab Spring

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Security forces in Bahrain clashed on Thursday with anti-government protesters in street battles that left at least one boy de...

Bahraini Police, Protesters Clash In Manama

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Riot police in Bahrain used water cannons and tear gas on Friday to disperse hundreds of anti-government protester...

WATCH: Daughter Of Torture Victim vs. Government Doctor Over Father's Torture

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Bahrain, ruled by a Sunni minority and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, is the Arab world's forgotten revolution. Despite the governments use of torture and brutal crushing of the popular uprising, America continues to sign weapon deals and the Ryan-sponsored trade agreement.

Bahrain Activist Gets 3-Year Jail Sentence

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- A prominent Bahraini human rights activist was found guilty Thursday of instigating and participating in several illegal gatherings...

Street Battles Rock Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain clashed Friday with riot police firing tear gas during demonstrations against pl...

'Before You Tell Us Everything, We're Going To Have Some Fun'

Posted 06.21.2012 | World

By Tine Danckaers, Mondiaal Magazine. In February 2011, tens of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to protest against the tiny country'...

'He Keeps Asking Us Why We Won't Take Him Home'

Posted 06.18.2012 | World

By Tine Danckaers, Mondiaal Magazine. In February 2011, tens of thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets to protest against the tiny country...

Petrol Bomb, Protests Ahead Of Grand Prix

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

By Alan Baldwin MANAMA, April 19 (Reuters) - Safety fears grew ahead of this weekend's Formula One Grand Prix in Bahrain on Thursday a...

'Day Of Rage' Planned For Formula One Grand Prix In Bahrain

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

By Andrew Hammond DUBAI, April 18 (Reuters) - Anti-government protesters in Bahrain are planning "days of rage" directed at this...

Spark Of Violence Marks Growing Unrest In Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Mobs with iron rods and sticks ransacked a supermarket belonging to a major Shiite-owned business group Wednesday, a company o...


Reuters | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

By Andrew Hammond MANAMA, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Bahraini protesters dissatisfied with the government's reform moves prepared for a fresh...

Bahrain's King Hamad Mocks Protesters' 'Bad Manners' Amid Violence

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

By Andrew Hammond MAMAMA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Bahraini riot police engaged in pitched battles with petrol-bomb throwing youths on Sund...

Mass Funeral For 15-Year-Old Boy Ends In Violent Clashes

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades as they clashed Sunday with hundreds of opposition sup...

Woman Dies Of Injuries After Protests

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini security forces firing tear gas and rubber bullets clashed Wednesday with hundreds of anti-government protesters near...

Street Battles In Bahrain

AP | BARBARA SURK and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 01.23.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — With Bahrain's king watching, the chief investigator asked to probe his government's crackdowns gave a blow-by-blow reckoning ...

Activists Continue to Take Stand in Bahrain Despite Hostile Crackdown

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Brian Dooley

Bahrainis who stand up publicly to promote human rights risk harassment and arrest. Human rights defenders remain in constant jeopardy from the Bahraini dictatorship. Despite those threats, they continue to document human rights abuses and work for political freedom.

Proposed Reforms Unlikely To Ease Tension In Bahrain

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Officials in violence-wracked Bahrain began work Monday on proposed political reforms that include boosting the powers of parl...

Bahrain Reportedly Sentences 33 More Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — A defense lawyer says Bahrain's security court has convicted 33 more activists on charges that include violence and attempted ...

Bahrain Sentences Another 19 Protesters

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain appeared to buckle under international pressure Wednesday by ordering a retrial for 20 medical personnel s...

Scattered Clashes On The Eve Of Parliamentary Elections In Bahrain

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Anti-government protesters waged scattered clashes against a massive security contingent on Friday, the eve of special parliam...

Bahrain Boils Under The Lid Of Repression

New York Times | Anthony Shahid | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — The battle began soon after sundown. And for the next six hours, in air heavy with heat and tear gas, phalanxes of police officers...

Shouting In The Dark: The Dark And Bloody Legacy Of Bahrain's Facebook Revolution

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

On February 16, 2011 thousands of demonstrators hit the streets of Bahrain to protest against the ruling Khalifa family. In the wake of protests in Tu...