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Analysis: Gaddafi collapse will embolden Arab rebels

From the Atlantic coast to Gulf shores, live images on Arab satellite channels of rebels pouring into Tripoli, trampling on pictures of Gaddafi and chanting “From alley to alley, door to door,” taunting the leader with his own threats to hunt down his enemies, will rattle Arab leaders facing similar revolts.…

Bahrain must reform now, Clinton says

WASHINGTON — Bahrain must carry out political reforms immediately, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in comments aired on Sunday in which she blasted any violence by the Gulf kingdom’s security forces as unacceptable . “Bahrain had started on some reform and we want to see them get back…

As army withdraws from Bahrain’s Pearl Square, protesters return

MANAMA (AFP) – Thousands of jubilant Bahrainis returned on Saturday to Manama’s Pearl Square, the focal point of bloody anti-regime demonstrations, after police and troops withdrew in an apparently conciliatory move. After the security force pull-out, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered that they were to stay away. Salman,…

Angry Bahrain Shiites bury victims of police raid

SITRA, Bahrain — Angry Bahraini Shiites began on Friday burying the dead of a violent police raid on anti-regime protesters as the army enforced a tight clamp across the capital of the Sunni-ruled Gulf monarchy. Thousands of mourners in the village of Sitra, east of Manama, chanted slogans calling for…

Bahrain army clamps down after protests crushed

MANAMA – Bahrain’s army deployed across Manama Thursday and vowed “strict measures” to restore order after a police raid on anti-regime protesters killed three, wounded nearly 200 and enraged the opposition. Protesters gathered outside a hospital where the wounded were being treated to chant anti-regime slogans, while the largest Shiite…

Bahrain cyber-activists urge ‘revolt’

DUBAI – A Facebook page urging “revolt” in Bahrain replicating similar calls elsewhere in the Arab world had by Tuesday amassed more than 6,000 “likes” on the social networking site. “This is your chance to open the door for political and standard of living reforms, especially with the changes going…

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