Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Shiite Unrest In Bahrain Is Impacting All Of The Gulf States Bahrain Continues Crackdown On Shi'ite Opposition -- Washington Times
Eid ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, is supposed to be a joyous occasion. But in the U.S.-allied Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, where the Sunni-dominated government has arrested scores of Shi'ite opposition activists in recent weeks, many celebrated in fear.
The current crackdown comes in advance of next month's parliamentary elections and follows weeks of rioting and occasional property destruction by the majority Shi'ites, who have long demanded a greater share of the island kingdom's resources and more say in its political process.
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More News On The Uurest In Bahrain
Amid Shiite unrest, explosion hits cars in Bahrain -- AP
Fresh violence ahead of Bahrain poll -- Financial Times
Bahrain's opposition infuriated by Saudi support of repression -- Arab Monitor
Locals Warn Iraqi Shiites Joining Al-Qaida -- Official Wire
Protest against Bahrain terror arrests -- The National
Group 'will monitor' Bahrain elections -- Gulf Daily News
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