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Four killed in violent Bahrain crackdown: opposition

MANAMA — Riot police stormed through a Manama square in the dark early Thursday firing rubber bullets and tear gas in a harsh crackdown on anti-regime protesters that left four dead, witnesses and opposition said. Up to 95 protesters were wounded when police launched the operation in the iconic Pearl…

Protesters, police clash in Bahrain on “Day of Rage”

NUWEIDRAT, Bahrain (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with police in Bahrain on Monday as the government tightened security in the Gulf island state for an opposition “Day of Rage” inspired by upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. Helicopters circled over the capital Manama, where protesters were due to gather later in the…

Clashes as Israeli police raze mosque in Bedouin town

JERUSALEM — Clashes broke out in the southern Bedouin city of Rahat early on Sunday as Israeli police demolished an illegally-built mosque in a pre-dawn raid, police and witnesses said. Local residents said thousands of police and border police drove into the southern desert city overnight and set up roadblocks…

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