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Suspect Held Over Bomb Attack Dies in Bahraini Jail: Media

DUBAI, July 31 – A Bahraini suspect held for questioning in connection with a bomb attack that killed a woman in late June has died in prison, a local newspaper reported on Sunday, while another news website has suggested he may have died under torture. The interior ministry said in a statement that a detainee

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Bahrain Shiite Cleric Goes on Trial for Money Laundering

DUBAI, July 27 – The spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shi’ite Muslim majority went on trial on Wednesday on charges of collecting donations illegally and money laundering in a case that has increased tensions in the Western-allied Gulf Arab state. Ayatollah Isa Qassim, who also faces expulsion from the country after authorities revoked his citizenship last

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Bahrain Court Dissolves Main Shiite Opposition

DUBAI, July 17 – A Bahrain court on Sunday dissolved the main Shiite opposition group al-Wefaq, accusing it of helping to foster violence and terrorism, in an escalation of a crackdown on dissent in the U.S.-allied Gulf kingdom. The official Bahrain News Agency (BNA) said the court ruled that Wefaq had taken aim at “respect

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