Bahrain is stepping up security ahead of Sunday's Formula One race. Activists say many protestors have been arrested. The Kingdom has been criticized for its human rights record and for using force to suppress dissent.
Rights groups condemned the verdict as politically motivated and the latest sign of a crackdown on any dissent. Sheikh Ali Salman and two aides had been acquitted in June.
Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman has been accused in the Western press of being an accomplice to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Is there any way the crown prince can save his image both at home and abroad?
Protesters have lit flares and shouted anti-government slogans on the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. Anti-austerity rallies have slammed a government decision to raise taxes amid an economic slump.
Bahraini security forces have arrested 116 people on charges of terrorism, accusing them of being part of a network established by Iran's Revolutionary Guard. The suspects allegedly plotted attacks on state officials.
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