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Bahrain jails activist for 3 years over protests

Bahrain jails activist for 3 years over protests

Prominent Bahraini opposition activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced to three years in prison on Thursday for taking part in unlicensed anti-government protests, his lawyer said.

August 16, 2012 3:58

More than half Kuwait’s parliament resigns

Lawmakers resign in protest at election annulment; Parliamentarians had called for more cabinet posts; Gulf oil exporter in political tangle, says analyst

June 24, 2012 10:25

Turkish airlines flights hit as staff report ill

Turkish Airlines had to cancel flights on Tuesday, after being hit by staff reporting ill in a protest at a draft law which would make it illegal for aviation workers to strike.

May 29, 2012 6:20

Islamists walk out of Algeria parliament in protest

Islamist lawmakers allege election was rigged; Algeria going against tide of "Arab Spring"; Prolonged boycott could hamper constitution reform

May 27, 2012 11:37

Dubai prisoners on hunger strike over debt sentences

The men, most of them real estate developers and businessmen working in Dubai during its economic boom years, fell into debt when the emirate's property bubble burst after the 2008 global credit crisis.

May 23, 2012 11:41

Arab uprising could spark unrest in UK, says general

Commander says uprisings could fuel militancy in UK; UK's biggest strategic risk is economic; General says fight against Taliban on track

December 15, 2011 3:19

Bahrain destroys suspicious package at airport

Bahrain says explosives sent from London via Dubai; Security forces stop protest march, fire tear gas; Bahrain blames protesters for woman's death, activists sceptical

December 8, 2011 9:07

Oman to raze protest roundabout

Oman will raze a roundabout that became a hub for protesters earlier this year in the city of Sohar, where two people were killed during unrest in the Gulf Arab sultanate, al-Shabiba newspaper reported on Monday.

December 6, 2011 11:45

Bahrain jails bodybuilding champion, other sportsmen

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced three sportsmen to one year in prison for taking part in pro-democracy protests that the Gulf Arab state crushed earlier this year, a lawyer said.

December 4, 2011 1:45

Lebanese officials agree deal to save govt

Lebanese politicians have agreed a deal to prevent the collapse of Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government over the funding of a UN-backed court investigating the 2005 killing of statesman Rafik al-Hariri, a Lebanese official said on Wednesday.

November 30, 2011 12:05