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Bahraini union against mass dismissal of strike workers

Bahrain’s main trade union body on Monday expressed concern over the mass dismissal of workers who participated in the general strike to excerise their rights to freedom of expression. The General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions (GFBTU) roughly estimated that … Continue reading

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Bahrain protest crackdown defended by European Union envoy

The European Union has defended Bahrain’s violent repression of pro-democracy protesters, with the EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s right-hand man downplaying the crackdown with the comment “accidents happen”. Twenty-one people have been killed and up to 100 others are … Continue reading

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Bahrain protesters see main hospital as ‘dangerous place’ under military rule

AL KHARJIYA, Bahrain — It was just after midnight when armed men in military uniforms came to the hospital bed of Ali Mansour Abdel-Karim Nasser, who was injured by pellets fired during a clash with riot police. He said what … Continue reading

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Bahrain Unions to Extend Strike

MANAMA—Bahrain’s largest trade union Sunday called for nationwide strikes to be prolonged until foreign troops are withdrawn from the kingdom and pro-government militias are disbanded, posing another threat to Bahrain’s fragile economy. Speaking after a meeting of the General Federation … Continue reading

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Hospitals and health centres targeted in attacks

THE PERSIAN Gulf island of Bahrain was in shock last night after two days of an unrelenting military crackdown against the civilian population. There were reports of widespread violence by state security forces in conjunction with troops and helicopters from … Continue reading

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Bahraini police fire on protesters in Shiite village

Bahraini police fired shotguns and tear gas Thursday to disperse a protest in the Shiite village of Deih, west of Manama, a local rights activist said. Several hundred protesters rallied in the village before security forces opened fire, Bahrain Centre … Continue reading

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Five killed in Bahrain violence

Tanks, teargas and helicopters have been used by Bahraini security forces to disperse hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators in the capital, Manama. At least five people – two demonstrators and three policemen – have been killed. Bahrain’s youth movement, which had … Continue reading

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Over 100 prisoners escaped amid Bahrain unrest

MANAMA, March 14 (Xinhua) — Over 100 prisoners detained at the Hidd detention center escaped on Monday, sparking fear of increasing unrest in the country. Sources confirmed to Xinhua that a total of 110 prisoners escaped from the prison and … Continue reading

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Bahraini union members agree to strike

As many as 90 per cent of members from Bahrain’s largest trade union federation have agreed to go on strike, the movement’s president says. The workers, who reportedly began their action on Sunday, include those at Bahrain’s two largest companies, … Continue reading

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Report Says 1,000 Saudi Troops Enter Bahrain

Western news agencies are quoting a Saudi official source as saying that some 1,000 Saudi soldiers have entered Bahrain to protect government facilities following recent unrest. The unnamed source said the troops entered through the causeway that connects the island … Continue reading

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