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Arrests follow deadly Bahrain crackdown

Arrests follow deadly Bahrain crackdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Several opposition figures arrested hours after security forces dispersed pro-democracy protesters from Manama centre.
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Saudi Shi'ites protest, support Bahrain brethren

Saudi Shi'ites protest, support Bahrain brethren | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Saudi Shi'ites marched in the kingdom's oil-producing east Wednesday, demanding the release of prisoners and voicing support for Shi'ites in nearby Bahrain, an activist and witnesses said.
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Bahrain expels protesters from Pearl Roundabout

Bahrain expels protesters from Pearl Roundabout | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahrain's clearing of the main protest site in its capital city escalates the conflict between the Sunni ruling family and the majority Shiite protesters.
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Bahrain forces attack protesters

Bahrain forces attack protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tear gas fired as security forces drive out pro-democracy protesters from capital's Pearl Roundabout.
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Why Bahrain is unlikely to turn into an Iran-Saudi battleground

Why Bahrain is unlikely to turn into an Iran-Saudi battleground | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The intervention of Saudi forces has escalated tensions between Bahrain's protesters and the country's Sunni rulers, leaving at least one dead and drawing criticism from Iran.
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High stakes over Bahrain

High stakes over Bahrain | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The U.S. is on a collision course with Saudi Arabia and other traditional monarchies in the Gulf.
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Bahrain Call for Troops Fails to End Protests as Hundreds Hurt

Bahrain Call for Troops Fails to End Protests as Hundreds Hurt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Saudi Arabian-led military intervention in Bahrain failed to end demonstrations in the island-kingdom as hundreds were injured in clashes with security forces yesterday and two lawmakers resigned in protest.
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Bahrain Pulls a Qaddafi

Bahrain Pulls a Qaddafi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
It is heartbreaking to see a renegade country like Libya shoot pro-democracy protesters. But it’s even more wrenching to watch America’s ally, Bahrain, pull a Qaddafi and use American tanks, guns and tear gas as well as foreign mercenaries to crush a pro-democracy movement — as we stay mostly silent.
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Bahrain unleashes assault against protesters’ camp in capital

Bahrain unleashes assault against protesters’ camp in capital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A tent city in the heart of Bahrain’s capital was wiped away Wednesday after the government dispatched troops against pro-democracy demonstrators in defiance of U.S. warnings.
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Analysis: Bahrain crisis seen worsening sectarian tensions

Analysis: Bahrain crisis seen worsening sectarian tensions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At least five people were killed and hundreds wounded when police cleared demonstrators from Manama's Pearl Square on Wednesday in an attempt to halt weeks of popular unrest.The violence, so soon after
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Bahrain unleashes forces on protesters' camp

Bahrain unleashes forces on protesters' camp | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Military troops and security forces opened a large-scale assault Wednesday against hundreds of anti-government protesters occupying a landmark square in Bahrain's capital, a day after emergency rule was imposed and clashes erupted in the violence-wracked Gulf kingdom.
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Why has Bahrain decided to call in the troops?

Why has Bahrain decided to call in the troops? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Bahrain monarchy's reflexive fear of Iran drove its decision to call out Saudi Arabian troops
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Bahrain: Caught Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Bahrain: Caught Between Saudi Arabia and Iran | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Bahrain's uprising has elicited intervention by Saudi troops, which in turn has raised the ire of Iran
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