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  • FIFA probes Bahrain's 10-0 WCup qualifier win

    FIFA launched an investigation Thursday into the "unusual outcome" of Bahrain's 10-0 victory over a weakened Indonesia team in a World Cup qualifying match.


  • FIFA to investigate Bahrain's 10-0 World Cup win

    FIFA says it will open a "routine" investigation into Bahrain's 10-0 victory over Indonesia in a World Cup qualifying match.


  • Embassy Row

    The ambassador from Bahrain insists that her country respects religious freedom, although the gulf kingdom has been gripped by political violence with religious overtones for the past year.


  • Opposition leader confirms contact with Bahraini government

    The leader of Bahrain's largest opposition party Wednesday confirmed that senior officials had engaged in informal contacts with the government, following a Washington Times report about a secret meeting.


  • Riot police look out for Bahraini anti-government protesters on Tuesday in Sanabis, on the edge of the capital of Manama. Clashes and attempts to march toward the well-barricaded hub of last year's pro-democracy protests marked the first anniversary of the uprising in the Gulf kingdom. (Associated Press)

    Talks may resume in Bahrain

    Leaders of Bahrain's top Shiite opposition bloc and a senior minister from the Sunni-dominated government met secretly this month to discuss resuming formal talks between the sides, The Washington Times has learned.


  • Bahrain F1 to reinstate dismissed employees

    Bahrain Grand Prix officials will reinstate employees who have been purged from jobs as part of a crackdown on dissent in the Gulf kingdom, the chief executive of the Bahrain International Circuit said Wednesday.


  • Bahraini anti-government protesters wear and hold national flags Dec. 30, 2011, during a sit-in near Abu Saiba, Bahrain, in the center of a traffic circle on a highway that runs past several Shiite Muslim villages. (Associated Press)

    Bahrain riot police clear protesters with tear gas

    Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas Friday to disperse several hundred protesters among thousands who took to the streets Friday to demand the government's resignation after a fact-finding report uncovered torture and other abuses against detainees.


  • **FILE** Sen. Ron Wyden (Associated Press)

    Senator: Bahrain's human rights trump arms sale

    A Senate Intelligence Committee member says a recent report on Bahrain's human rights abuses against protesters validates his opposition to a proposed $53 million arms sale to the island kingdom.


  • A minibus damaged by a blast Sunday sits outside the British Embassy compound in Manama, Bahrain. A canister containing explosive material blew apart the front of a minibus. There were no reported injuries or other serious damage. (Bahrain News Agency via Associated Press)

    Security is tightened after blast near embassy

    A canister containing powerful explosive material blew apart the front of a minibus near the British Embassy in Bahrain's capital on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.


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