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Bahraini Human Rights Activist Jailed For Three Years

A prominent human rights activist in Bahrain has been sentenced to three consecutive year-long sentences for participating in what the courts characterized as "illegal gatherings," referring to activities connected to the country's ongoing popular uprising.

UK Sends Bomb Specialists To Bahrain

The UK has sent a special team of forensic detectives from the Metropolitan Police to Bahrain to help local authorities investigate a recently discovered cache of bomb-making material.
Syria Conflict

Syrian Uprising: A Look at Life in Syria Amid the Conflict [PHOTOS]

The future of the uprising in Syria remains unclear after rebels withdrew from the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs in Syria on Thursday. Take a look at photos taken in Syria chronicling the lives of the Syrian people in recent weeks amid the death and destruction of the conflict.
Police officer disciplines Zaynab al-Khawaja in December 2011.

Human Rights Activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, Released in Bahrain

Prominent human rights activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, was released from detention on Tuesday. She was taken into custody about a week ago after attempting to approach the Pearl Roundabout in commemoration of last year's first uprisings against Bahrain's authoritarian regime.
UN General Assembly passes Syria resolution

Syria's Assad to 'End' One-Party Rule

The proposed vote on a new constitution, which is scheduled to take place on February 26, comes after a bloody 11-month uprising against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.


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