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Fugitive Bahrain militants die at sea en route to Iran - activists

DUBAI Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing, activists said, after they appear to have fled the country by boat headed for Iran.

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Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for "insulting" tweets 21 Feb 2018

DUBAI A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticising Saudi Arabia's air strikes in Yemen and accusing Bahrain's prison authorities of torture, his lawyer and fellow activists said.

Bahrain orders 17,000 school textbooks reprinted over 'Persian Gulf' gaffe 12 Feb 2018

DUBAI Bahrain has ordered 17,000 English school textbooks reprinted for labelling the body of water surrounding the Arab island kingdom as the "Persian Gulf", a political taboo, state news agency BNA reported on Monday.

Investcorp to fit out some of its part-owned Saudi gyms for women 08 Feb 2018

ABU DHABI Bahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is turning some of the gyms it part owns in Saudi Arabia into women-only facilities in response to surging demand, its co-chief executive said on Thursday.

Bahraini exile campaigns against crackdown in Gulf island state 02 Feb 2018

LONDON Stripped of his Bahraini citizenship and living in London exile, rights activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei says he speaks for the hundreds of opposition figures made voiceless by imprisonment back home.

Bahrain sentences 58 on terrorism charges 31 Jan 2018

DUBAI A court in Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced 58 people on terrorism charges, condemning two of them to death and stripping citizenship from 47, state news agency BNA reported.

Activists say Bahrain human rights deteriorate as world looks away 27 Jan 2018

BEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened, activists said on Thursday.

Bahrain human rights deteriorate as world looks away - activists 25 Jan 2018

BEIRUT Human rights in Bahrain have deteriorated significantly in the past year because international pressure on the Gulf Arab kingdom has weakened, activists said on Thursday.

UAE says Qatari jet fighters intercepted civilian flights 15 Jan 2018

DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Monday Qatari air force jets had twice intercepted its civilian aircraft during routine flights to Bahrain, but Qatar called the claim "completely untrue".

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Bahrain court upholds jail sentence against rights activist Rajab 15 Jan 2018

DUBAI Bahrain's top court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists, a rights group said.