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Blast near capital Manama 2 Oct injured five policemen. Unidentified assailants attacked police bus west of capital Manama 27 Oct killing one policeman. Rights monitor 22 Oct said govt released three human rights activists, including Ebtisam al-Sayegh detained since 3 July. Amnesty International 30 Oct reported that three relatives of Sayed Ahmed al-Wadaei, critic of govt living in exile, had been sentenced to three years in prison in “grossly unfair trail”. FM al-Khalifa 30 Oct said Gulf Cooperation Council should freeze Qatar’s membership until country accepts demands of other Arab states imposing blockade.

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Reports & Briefings

Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform

Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (VIII): Bahrain’s Rocky Road to Reform

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Popular Protests in North Africa and the Middle East (III): The Bahrain Revolt

Popular Protests in North Africa and the Middle East (III): The Bahrain Revolt

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Disengagement and Its Discontents: What Will the Israeli Settlers Do?

Disengagement and Its Discontents: What Will the Israeli Settlers Do?

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Bahrain's Sectarian Challenge

Bahrain's Sectarian Challenge

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9 Jun 2017
It's not the attacks that are surprising. It's that Iran has been able to avoid one for so long. The attacks were a wake-up call for Iran's security apparatus. Reuters

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