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Bahrain hospitals under siege as soldiers maintain Manama crackdown

Bahrain hospitals under siege as soldiers maintain Manama crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Doctors arrested or prevented from working as martial law in tiny Gulf state approaches second week
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Reports: Bahrain Rights Activist Detained

Reports: Bahrain Rights Activist Detained | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Sources close to the head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights say he was detained and questioned by security forces Sunday.
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Thousands Rally In Iraq Against Bahrain Crackdown

Thousands Rally In Iraq Against Bahrain Crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Reports say thousands of people rallied today across Iraq to denounce a crackdown on Shi'ite-led demonstrators in Bahrain.
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Bahrain hospital raided

CNN's Leone Lakhani goes inside a Bahrain hospital where doctors say the military has raided the complex.
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Bahrain Tears Down Monument as Protesters Seethe

Bahrain Tears Down Monument as Protesters Seethe | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahrain tore down the monument at the center of Pearl Square in a symbolic end to the popular protests put down by the government.
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Bahrain Funeral May Spur Protesters as Opposition Arrested

Bahrain Funeral May Spur Protesters as Opposition Arrested | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahrainis are gathering in the village of Sitra today to mourn the death of a protester, a day after security forces arrested opposition leaders and accused them of having ties with foreign countries.
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Arab Spring’s Youth Movement Spreads, Then Hits Wall

Arab Spring’s Youth Movement Spreads, Then Hits Wall | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The movement for change in the Arab world is not necessarily over, but it has run up against dictators willing to use lethal force to preserve their power.
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As Bahrain arrests the opposition leaders, no one is left for dialogue

As Bahrain arrests the opposition leaders, no one is left for dialogue | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
MANAMA, BAHRAIN — American calls for Bahrain’s government to negotiate with protesters fell on deaf ears Thursday after the arrest of seven movement leaders in early-morning raids left it unclear who could speak for the opposition.
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Kuwait says navy heading to Bahrain soon: ambassador

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's navy plans to head to Bahrain soon to protect the Gulf Arab island nation's waters, Kuwait's ambassador to Bahrain was quoted as saying on Thursday.On Monday, Bahrain asked
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Saudi Arabia Demonstrators Hold Rallies in al-Qatif, Awwamiya

Saudi Arabia Demonstrators Hold Rallies in al-Qatif, Awwamiya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
About 1,000 people in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of al-Qatif defied a ban on demonstrations yesterday and protested peacefully to demand the country’s troops end their incursion into Bahrain.
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Iraq Shi'ites rally against Saudi troops in Bahrain

(Reuters) - Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala on Thursday to rally against the arrival of troops from Sunni power Saudi Arabia in Bahrain.
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Saudi troops must leave Bahrain: opposition leader

Saudi troops must leave Bahrain: opposition leader | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - The leader of the largest Bahraini opposition group on Thursday called on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to withdraw his forces from the Gulf Arab state, which has been rocked by protests over the past month.
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Bahrain: takeover of hospitals 'violation of international law'

Bahrain: takeover of hospitals 'violation of international law' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahrain security forces have reportedly taken over hospitals and medical facilities, in what has been described as a "blatant violation of international law".
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Bahrain opposition 'eases demands'

Bahrain opposition 'eases demands' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Anti-government coalition appears to retreat from demanding the king's ouster as they call for the release of prisoners.
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Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters

Bahrain and Yemen declare war on their protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Abrutal counter-revolution is sweeping through the Arabian Peninsula as Bahrain and Yemen both declare war on reform movements and ferociously try to suppress them with armed force.
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Bahrain eases curfew as work to return to normal

Bahrain eases curfew as work to return to normal | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain reduced curfew times by four hours on Saturday and said ministries and schools would return to normal working hours after a crackdown on mainly Shi'ite protesters raised tensions
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Bahrain funeral turns into defiant protest

Bahrain funeral turns into defiant protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Days after the Bahraini government banned demonstrations by opponents, about 2,000 residents of the mostly Shiite Muslim village of Sitra turned a funeral into the first protest under a new three-month state of emergency, a show of deepening resistance against the regime. The government has arrested more dissidents and human rights workers, destroying their homes and also beating relatives, witnesses said. Many other activists have now gone into hiding in this tiny country, their family members said. The regime also demolished the towering national monument at Pearl Square traffic circle, where demonstrators had gathered for weeks before their rout Wednesday. In Sitra, a long-time target of government raids, a funeral procession for a man killed by state security transformed into a protest against Bahrain's Sunni Muslim royal family.
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Bahrain's capital quiet after government cracks down on protesters

Bahrain's capital quiet after government cracks down on protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Many streets of Manama were quiet Friday morning, days after the Bahrani government cracked down on protesters.
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Libya, Bahrain, and the Arab spring

Even as the United States military quietly prepares for possible action against the Gaddafi regime, the violence of rulers in Tripoli and Manama promises to stall the Arab democratic wave of 2011.
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Bahrainis to bury dead protester amid crackdown

Bahrainis to bury dead protester amid crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Hundreds of Bahrainis gathered on Friday to bury an activist killed in a crackdown on mainly Shi'ite Muslim protesters that has angered Iran and raised tensions in the world's largest oil-exporting region.
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Bahrain Brings Back the Sectarianism

Bahrain Brings Back the Sectarianism | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
While the American and international debate over Libya continues, the situation in Bahrain has just taken a sharp turn for the worse. A brutal crackdown on the protestors followed the controversial entry of security forces from Saudi Arabia and three other GCC states.
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Crackdown: Why Bahrain's Military Has Taken Over a Hospital

Crackdown: Why Bahrain's Military Has Taken Over a Hospital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Supplemented by Saudi tanks, the King of Bahrain brings down an iron fist on the protesters who have been demanding that he abdicate
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As Saudi Arabia Advances

As Saudi Arabia Advances | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
There is no better sign of the reality that Washington has become a marginal player in much of the Middle East.
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Bahrain reinforces crackdown with arrests

Bahrain reinforces crackdown with arrests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahraini authorities have reinforced their crackdown to quell the pro-democracy uprising in their country by arresting top opposition figures in the early hours on Thursday, amid growing international opposition to the heavy use of force by the regime, backed by foreign forces.
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Bahrain opposition figure decries 'devastating' crackdown

Bahrain opposition figure decries 'devastating' crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A leading opposition figure in Bahrain said Thursday that government security forces were attacking villages and towns in their effort to subdue an uprising -- and accused them of committing a crime against humanity.
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