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Latest Bahrain Items
A lower-tier open-wheel race in Bahrain was called off Thursday amid anti-government protests and a crushing response by riot police. The cancellation leaves in doubt next month's season-opening Formula One race at the same track.
Libyan protesters seeking to oust dictator Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in five cities Thursday, amid reports at least 20 demonstrators were killed in clashes with pro-government groups, as unrest continued across the Middle East and North Africa.
Thousands of protesters defied appeals for calm from the military and the country's most influential Islamic cleric and marched in cities across Yemen on Thursday, pressing on with their campaign to oust the U.S.-allied president.
The GP2 Asia Series race in Bahrain has been canceled amid anti-government protests that have left four dead overnight _ less than a month before the season-opening Formula One race at the same circuit.
Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed.
Unrest surging through the Arab world has so far taken no toll on the American military. But that could change if revolt washes over the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, longtime home to the U.S. Navy's mighty 5th Fleet and arguably the Middle East anchor of U.S. defense strategy.
Former protesters are waiting cautiously to see whether the army — now Egypt's governing body — will fulfill its promises of social justice while other discontented groups are emerging in force and the economy stagnates.
The Obama administration is stepping up its criticism of the Bahraini government, as anti-regime protests in the U.S.-allied Persian Gulf nation entered their third day on Wednesday.
Hundreds of Libyans calling for the government's ouster clashed with security forces early Wednesday in the country's second-largest city as Egypt-inspired unrest spread to the country long ruled by Moammar Gadhafi.