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Bahrain’s military court upholds 1st death penalty

Bahrain’s military court upholds 1st death penalty

By Ahmed al-Masri DOHA Bahrain’s highest military appellate court on Wednesday upheld a death penalty for the first time since it was established seven years ago. The Military Court of Cassation confirmed the verdict handed down against a soldier who ...

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Bahrain raises gasoline prices to reduce state spending

Bahrain raises gasoline prices to reduce state spending

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain has lifted some subsidies on gasoline, raising prices a week after introducing a tax on cigarettes and soft drinks as state revenues continue to face pressure from lower oil prices. Bahrain’s state-run news agency ...

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25 Bahrain groups demand delegation that visited Israel be prosecuted

25 Bahrain groups demand delegation that visited Israel be prosecuted

Some 25 Bahraini organisations including political associations, civil society groups and various intellectual and political trends have come together to condemn a visit by what they called a “suspicious” delegation to Israel. In a joint statement, the organisations demanded delegates be prosecuted ...

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Bahrain military court issues death sentence for 6 Shiites

Bahrain military court issues death sentence for 6 Shiites

Bahrain’s Military High Court on Monday sentenced six Shiites to death, 15 years in prison and revoked their nationality on charges of attempting to assassinate the commander-in-chief of the country’s defense force, who oversees the appointment of military judges. The ...

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Bahraini military court convicts six to death on terror charges

Bahraini military court convicts six to death on terror charges

(In Dec. 25 story, removes reference to Shi‘ite Muslims in first paragraph, and changes “militant attacks” to “terrorist crimes” in second paragraph) DUBAI (Reuters) – A Bahraini military court sentenced six men to death and revoked their citizenship after they ...

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Bahrain FM Considers Al-Quds “Side Issue”

Bahrain FM Considers Al-Quds “Side Issue”

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa referred to Palestine and Al-Quds issue as a side issue. In a tweet, the Bahraini official described the Islamic Republic of Iran as a clear danger. “It’s not helpful to pick a ...

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Jerusalem is a ‘side issue,’ says Bahrain FM

Jerusalem is a ‘side issue,’ says Bahrain FM

Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa took to Twitter on Wednesday to say that what is happening in Jerusalem is a “side issue” compared to the fight against fascist Iran. خالد بن ‏أحمد ✔@khalidalkhalifa It’s not helpful to pick ...

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Israel delegation to visit Bahrain after furore: report

Israel delegation to visit Bahrain after furore: report

A delegation of Israeli business leaders will travel to Bahrain in January amid a warming of ties between the two countries, according to a media report. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Jerusalem Post that the visit ...

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