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British launch big drive in Emirates to see Typhoon jets

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a major lobbying campaign to sell up to 60 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to the United Arab Emirates, a deal worth up to $10 billion.

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.

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.
Dozens injured in Bahrain protests

Dozens injured in Bahrain protests

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 15 (UPI) -- Dozens of people were injured in demonstrations on the second anniversary of an uprising by pro-democracy activists in Bahrain, officials said.

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.N. welcomes Bahrain reform drive

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- All communities in Bahrain are expected to contribute to a national dialogue proposed by the country's ruling monarchy, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 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.

Police use tear gas in Bahrain protest

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Seven people were arrested Friday and many others sprayed with tear gas as pro-democracy protesters confronted riot police in the capital of Bahrain.

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.

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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