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Bahraini protester’s death sparks riot

A protester found dead on a rooftop after clashes with police during the Bahrain Grand Prix at the weekend was apparently killed by birdshot rounds.

Clinton condemns Bahrain for lack of constraint

The United States issued a sharp rebuke to Bahrain on Wednesday, after a day of crackdowns on demonstrators.

Bahrain arrests six opposition leaders after crackdown

Bahrain arrested at least six opposition leaders on Thursday for communicating with foreign countries and inciting murder and destruction of property.

Bahrain forces launch crackdown on protesters

Bahraini forces backed by helicopters launched a crackdown on protesters on Wednesday, imposing a curfew and clearing hundreds from a camp.

Bahrain crown prince has final say on F1

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will rely on Bahrain's crown prince to decide whether the season-opening grand prix will have to be cancelled.

Bahrain reform urged as protesters stand firm

Bahrain's Sunni Muslim ruling family came under increased pressure to open in-depth negotiations with the Shi'ite-led opposition on Sunday.

Bahrain army withdrawn, police attack protesters

Bahraini troops and armoured vehicles on Saturday rolled out of a Manama square that had been a base for anti-government protesters.

Bahrain forces fire on protesters, dozens wounded

Bahraini security forces shot at protesters near Pearl Square on Friday and wounded at least 23, a former Shi'ite lawmaker said.

Racing cancelled at F1 circuit amid Bahrain unrest

The GP2 Asia Series race in Bahrain was cancelled on Thursday amid anti-government protests that have left four dead overnight.

As Mideast seethes, three dead in Bahrain bloodshed

Police in the Gulf island kingdom of Bahrain attacked demonstrators camped out in the capital on Thursday, killing three.

Bahrain protesters gather in capital for third day

Thousands of Shi'ite demonstrators, inspired by popular revolts that toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, gathered in Bahrain's capital on Wednesday.

Bahraini protester dies, sparking call for more demos

A man injured when Bahraini police dispersed crowds of anti-government protesters in a village east of Manama has died of his wounds.

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