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Bahrain declares it can rightfully take Qatar land

Bahrain declares it can rightfully take Qatar land

[JURIST] Bahrain issued a statement [press release] Saturday declaring that the country has a right to reclaim lands that the nation believes were wrongfully taken by Qatar. The lands in dispute were settled by a International Court of Justice decision[materials] in 2001. The ...

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Bahrain re-opens border dispute with Qatar

Bahrain re-opens border dispute with Qatar

The Bahrain-Qatar border dispute began in the mid-1900s, mainly over the Hawar Islands and the town of Zubara. Bahrain has claimed the right to take Qatari territory, as tensions between the two Gulf countries heighten amid political deadlock. A press release published on the country’s ...

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Bahrain jails Britain-based activist’s family members

Bahrain jails Britain-based activist’s family members

A Bahraini woman and her son were sentenced on Monday to three years in prison for planting a “fake bomb”, activists said. Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, head of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), said his relatives were convicted based on ...

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Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors

Bahrain imposes visas on Qatar visitors

DUBAI: Bahrain has decided to impose visas on travellers from Qatar, which is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with its Arab neighbours, Bahraini state media reported Tuesday. Under Gulf Cooperation Council agreements, citizens of countries in the six-state bloc, including ...

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Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

CAIRO (Reuters) – Bahrain will impose entry visas on Qatari nationals and residents, it said on Tuesday, in what it called a security measure. Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut diplomatic, transport and trade ties with ...

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Qatar regrets Bahrain’s visa imposition on Qataris

Qatar regrets Bahrain’s visa imposition on Qataris

Qatar has expressed regret over Bahrain’s decision to impose an entry visa on Qatari nationals and residents amid a political deadlock between the Gulf countries. Ali Khalfan Al Mansouri, the country’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva, said in a statement on Tuesday that these “unprecedented ...

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Bahrain jails 19 Shias accused of spying for Iran

Bahrain jails 19 Shias accused of spying for Iran

A Bahraini court has jailed 19 Shia Muslims on charges of spying for regional rivals Iran and plotting to overthrow the regime in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. Bahraini court on Monday sentenced 19 Shia Muslims to lengthy jail terms on charges ...

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Bahrain court jails UK-based activist’s relatives

Bahrain court jails UK-based activist’s relatives

A court in Bahrain has sentenced three relatives of a prominent UK-based human rights activist to three years in prison on terrorism-related charges. Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei’s brother-in-law, mother-in-law and a cousin were found guilty of planting “fake bombs”. Mr Alwadaei ...

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Roadside bombing kills Bahrain police officer, wounds 8

Roadside bombing kills Bahrain police officer, wounds 8

By Associated Press October 28 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Authorities in Bahrain say a roadside bomb has killed a police officer and wounded eight others. Shiite militants applauded the attack and attributed it to a little-known group. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said ...

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