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Thousands of Kuwaitis storm parliament

Thousands of Kuwaitis stormed parliament after police and elite forces beat up protesters marching on the prime minister’s home to demand he resign, an opposition MP said. The demonstrators broke open parliament’s gates and entered the main chamber, where they sang the national anthem in a country so far spared…

UN warns of ‘shocking’ abuses in Bahrain

MANAMA – The United Nations warned on Thursday of “shocking and illegal” abuses in Bahrain where the US-backed Sunni Muslim rulers are waging a bloody crackdown on Shiite-led protesters. The violence in the strategic Gulf kingdom has alarmed Washington and sparked furious condemnation from Iran, Shiite leaders in Iraq and…

Bahrain protesters shot as heir promises talks

MANAMA (AFP) – Bahraini security forces opened fire Friday on anti-regime protesters in the capital, with reports of up to 55 wounded, after the army vowed “strict measures” to restore order after a deadly police raid. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa promised to open a national dialogue once calm…

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