Bahrain pardons prisoners for Eid

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The government in Bahrain announced it pardoned more than 200 prisoners convicted on various charges in honor of a religious holiday.

Human Rights Watch says nine arrested in Bahraini anti-regime protests

MANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Bahrain used teargas and stun grenades Monday to break up anti-regime protests in several parts of the island country, a human rights activist said.

Bill would hike penalties for criticizing Bahraini king

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 16 (UPI) -- A proposal to hike punishment for criticizing the king of Bahrain is an attempt to stifle protests ahead of the Grand Prix race, a human rights group charges.

Bahrain to let political groups lead talks

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The government in Bahrain respects the opinions of other political groups in the country in the spirit of national reconciliation, the foreign minister said.

U.K, U.S. back Bahrain's reform efforts

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The British government welcomes the renewed attempts at reconciliation announced by the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain, a minister for the Middle East said.

Bahrain's king 'pleased' with society

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The monarchy of Bahrain is "pleased" to see its constituents embrace the spirit of national consensus and dialogue, the king said in a national address.

HRW calls for justice in Bahrain

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Courts in Bahrain have failed to live up to their obligation to protect the right to protest the government peacefully, Human Rights Watch said.

Bahrain files suit against opposition

MANAMA, Bahrain, June 4 (UPI) -- The Bahrain Justice Ministry filed suit against the Islamic Society Amal, seeking to disband it for alleged illegal conduct, officials said.
Bahrain touts religious tolerance

Bahrain touts religious tolerance

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 3 (UPI) -- The kingdom of Bahrain expressed its commitment to religious freedom during meetings with members of the Christian faith, the monarchy proclaimed.

Vettel back in Grand Prix winner's circle

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 22 (UPI) -- Two-time Formula 1 defending driving champion Sebastian Vettel collected his first race victory of the year at Sunday's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Hamad welcomes reforms

Hamad welcomes reforms

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 20 (UPI) -- King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain said Tuesday he approves of reforms made since a November report criticized his handling of political protests.

HRW: Justice in Bahrain 'grossly unfair'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Shoddy trials for opposition activists rounded up during Bahrain's crackdown on pro-democracy groups are part of state policy, a rights group said.

London issues warning for Bahrain

LONDON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- London warned of a general threat from terrorism in Bahrain as demonstrators mark a so-called day of rage by protesting against the Sunni monarchy.
Bahrain's monarch points to reforms

Bahrain's monarch points to reforms

MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- A year after the popular uprising began in Bahrain, the country's king said reforms have moved the kingdom closer to national unity.
King: Bahrain moving in right direction

King: Bahrain moving in right direction

MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Political reform and national unity are gaining momentum nearly a year after the Shiite uprising in Bahrain, the country's Sunni monarch declared.
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Crown Prince Shaikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, of Bahrain, right, shakes hands with a trader as he tours the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on March 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey).
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