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Bahrain unrest: Death toll from raid on cleric's home rises to five.

The interior ministry calls those killed "outlaws", but activists say they were peaceful protesters.

- BBC - UK

Bahrain foreign minister blasts Lebanon over Hezbollah statement.

Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa condemned Lebanon over a Hezbollah statement made Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Five Killed, Hundreds Hurt After Protesters Clash With Bahraini Police.

Bahraini forces clashed with Shiite Muslim protesters, killing five people and wounding hundreds of others in a flare-up of a long-running confrontation between the Sunni monarchy and majority Shiite population, activists and Amnesty International said.

- Wall Street Journal - US

After assurances by Trump, Bahrain mounts deadliest raid in years on opposition.

The raid occurred two days after President Trump publicly assured Bahrain's king that their relationship would be free of strain.'

- Washington Post - US

At least one Bahraini killed, dozens wounded in clashes with police.

At least one Bahraini killed, dozens wounded in clashes with police...

- MENAFN - JO

Five Killed, Hundreds Arrested In Bahrain At Shi'ite Protest; Iran Blames Trump.

At least five people were killed and hundreds arrested in Bahrain on May 23 after police stormed a sit-in by protesters supporting the Sunni-ruled kingdom's top Shi'ite cleric, Bahrain's Interior Ministry said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Saudi defends Bahrain's deadly crackdown.

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday defended the actions of Bahraini authorities who opened fire on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, killing five people.

- The Daily Star - LB

The Trump Effect in Bahrain.

On May 21, on the sidelines of a multilateral summit in Saudi Arabia, President Trump told King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain, "Our countries have a wonderful relationship together...here has been a little strain, but there won't be strain with this administration." The "wonderful relationship" probably reflects the ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Bahrain arrests 258 in security operation to restore public order.

Saudi Arabia, UAE express full solidarity with Bahrain over security measures

- GulfNews - AE

Gunfire heard as Bahrain police enter Shiite cleric's town.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " Bahrain police firing tear gas and shotguns entered a town on Tuesday morning where a months-long sit-in has supported a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government.Bahrain's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested.

- Townhall.com - US

Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town: 5 killed, 286 arrested

Bahraini police raid on the hometown of a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation has left at least five demonstrators dead and 286 people arrested in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters.

- FOX News - US

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

Bahrain police say they've launched an operation targeting a town where a sit-in has been going on for months supporting a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government.

- FOX News - US

Five Killed, Hundreds Arrested In Bahrain At Shi'ite Protest; Iran Blames Trump

At least five people were killed and hundreds arrested in Bahrain on May 23 after police stormed a sit-in by protesters supporting the kingdom's top Shi'ite cleric, Bahrain's interior ministry said.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Bahrain: 5 dead as security forces clash with 'outlaws'

Operation took place in Diraz, home village of Ayatollah Isa Qassim and site of a sit-in encampment of his followers.

- Al Jazeera - QA

One killed, 50 arrested as Bahrain police raid Shiite religious leader's town

Bahrain police firing tear gas and shotguns entered a town Tuesday morning where a monthlong sit-in has supported a prominent Shiite Islamic scholar who had his citizenship stripped by the government.

- The Daily Star - LB

Bahraini Police Open Fire on Home of Leading Shia Community Cleric Isa Qassim

Bahraini police opened fire Tuesday on a protest by supporters of a top Shiite cleric, with at least one demonstrator reported dead in the latest unrest to hit the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. Naharnet © 2017

- Albawaba - UK

Bahrain police kill protester at sit-in for Shiite cleric

Police in Bahrain have killed a protester at a sit-in to support a Shiite cleric. Witnesses say multiple people were wounded when officers shot at demonstrators who threw stones and Molotov cocktails in response.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Controversial godman Chandraswami is no more

Controversial godman Chandraswami, who spent a lifetime cosying up to the rich and powerful, passed away on Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He was 66. A loner in his later years, Chandraswami whose end was announced by doctors at Apollo Hospital, was on dialysis. He also suffered stroke followed by severe sepsis and ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

1 killed, 50 held after Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

Bahrain police say they've launched an operation targeting a town where a sit-in has been going on for months supporting a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government.

- FOX News - US

1 killed, 50 held after Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

- Townhall.com - US

Bahrain police open fire on Shia protesters, one dead

Demonstration sparked by Qassim one-year suspended sentence

- ANSA - IT

Bahrain protester 'killed in raid on sit-in' near Shia cleric's home

Activists say one protester has been killed in Diraz, home of the Gulf state's leading Shia cleric.

- BBC - UK

Bahrain police 'open fire on sit-in' around Shia cleric's home

Activists say one protester has been killed in Diraz, home of the Gulf state's leading Shia cleric.

- BBC - UK

Activists: Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

- Townhall.com - US

Activists: Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

Bahrain police say they've launched an operation targeting a town where a sit-in has been going on for months supporting a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government.

- FOX News - US

Activists: Bahrain police raid Shiite cleric's town, 1 dead

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- Miami Herald - US

Gunfire heard as Bahrain police enter Shiite cleric's town

Bahrain police firing tear gas and shotguns entered a town Tuesday morning where a months-long sit-in has supported a prominent Shiite cleric who had his citizenship stripped by the government

- The Daily Star - LB

White House delays lawsuit, keeping Obamacare payments in place

The White House delayed a decision on the cost-sharing payments for three more months.U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a bilateral meeting with Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. CREDIT: AP/Evan VucciOn Monday, the White House asked for a 90-day delay in a lawsuit over ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Bahrain gives Shiite cleric 1-year suspended sentence

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " A Bahrain court sentenced a prominent Shiite cleric to a 1-year suspended prison sentence Sunday and seized assets belonging to him and his ministry, part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent in the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Bahrain's ongoing political crisis threatens stability

The Bahraini government is taking a strong stand against the militant Shiite opposition factions that have become more radical in the past few years.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Bahrain Gives Top Shia Cleric a One-year Suspended Sentence

A Bahrain court sentenced a prominent Shia cleric and two others to one-year suspended prison sentence on Sunday and seized their assets. © Al Nisr Publishing LLC 2017. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

Kumar and Biju clinch junior GCC Bahrain Open titles - 20 Kuwait players grab badminton tournament trophies

Kumar and Biju clinch junior GCC Bahrain Open titles - 20 Kuwait players grab badminton tournament trophies...

- MENAFN - JO

Hezbollah decries Bahraini court sentence against prominent Shiite cleric

Lebanon's Hezbollah Sunday denounced a Bahraini court sentence against a prominent Shiite cleric

- The Daily Star - LB

Donald Trump-GCC leaders' summit begins in Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump and leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries -- Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates -- began asummit meeting here on Sunday, officials said.

- Zee News - IN

Trump meets El-Sisi in Riyadh at start of talks with Arab rulers

May 21, 2017, 12:25 PM President Donald Trump meets key Arab rulers on Monday, his second day in Riyadh, starting with “very, very important” talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whom he praised and to whom he promised an early visit to Cairo. He then told Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Bahrain Shia cleric gets suspended jail term

Hundreds of Shia protested on Saturday in villages near the capital The post Bahrain Shia cleric gets suspended jail term appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Bahrain gives Shiite cleric 1-year suspended sentence

Sheikh Isa Qassim had faced money laundering charges and allegations he fueled extremism amid a major crackdown on dissent in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump meets with Gulf Arab leaders, praises ties with Bahrain

US President Donald Trump is meeting with Arab leaders on the second day of his first official presidential foreign trip abroad. He is later due to give a much-awaited speech on Islam and fighting extremism.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Bahrain's top Shiite cleric gets one year suspended jail sentence

A court in Bahrain on Sunday convicted the spiritual leader of the country's Shiite Muslims of collecting funds illegally and money laundering and sentenced him to one year in jail suspended for three years, local media reported.

- The Daily Star - LB

Trump to address Muslim world in major speech on terrorism

Donald Trump meets the King of Bahrain ahead of a keynote speech to the leaders of 40 Muslim nations. He's expected to cast extremism as a "battle between good and evil" and soften his language about Islam.

- ABC News - AU

Trump pledges better relations with Bahrain

US President Donald Trump has said US relations with Bahrain are set to improve, after meeting with the king of the Gulf Arab state during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

- RTE - IE

Trump says ties with Bahrain won't be strained anymore

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday Washington's relations with Bahrain were set to improve, after meeting with the king of the Gulf Arab state during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

- The Daily Star - LB

Bahrain gives Shiite cleric 1-year suspended sentence

Bahrain has given a prominent Shiite cleric a 1-year suspended prison sentence and seized assets belonging to him and his ministry.

- The Daily Star - LB

Saudi Arabia looks to assert regional role with Trump summit

Saudi leaders regularly accuse Iran of stirring regional conflicts by supporting Shiite movements in Syria, Iraq and Bahrain as well as in Yemen.

- Zee News - IN

Brilliant Khamis wins Bahrain's third athletics gold

Ali Khamis Khamis capped off a scintillating day for Bahrain at the fourth Islamic Solidarity Games as he landed his country's third athletics gold medal with victory in the men's 400-metre final.

- AzerNews - AZ

Jailed Bahraini activist criticizes Trump for Gulf arms sales

DUBAI - Jailed Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab criticized U.S. President Donald Trump in a New York Times column on Wednesday for selling arms to his country and Saudi Arabia, citing of their human rights records.

- Reuters - US

Azerbaijan's mixed team 2nd in skeet event at Baku 2017

Azerbaijan's Emin Jafarov and Nurlana Jafarova in mixed team's skeet event lost to Bahrain's Maryam Hassani and Hasan Mohamed 24:27 and took the second place at the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku.

- AzerNews - AZ

Top Bahrain activist denied bail: rights group

DUBAI - A leading Bahraini human rights activist was denied bail on Tuesday on charges of writing an editorial critical of the government, a pro-opposition rights group reported.

- Reuters - US

Safeguarding Islam's ancient past

A recent conference in Bahrain brought together experts in Islamic archaeology to discuss the lessons of the past and how to safeguard Muslim heritage for future generations.

- BBC - UK

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