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Government accused of rounding up troublemakers ahead of lucrative Grand Prix
F1 supremo refuses to postpone Grand Prix in the face of protests and threats of violence
Bahrain has been accused of arbitrarily detaining potential trouble-makers in house-to-house raids ahead of next month's Formula One Grand Prix, an event which will throw an international spotlight on the handling of anti-government protesters in the Kingdom.
Ruling family have held on to power in the face of two years of protests inspired by the Arab Spring
No matter how much red tape we put in place, we have no control over how such weaponry is used
Two years on, little has changed as Shia muslims continue to protest against the Sunni government
Recent endeavours by Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in the Middle East have led to protests. Maybe it's time for the US to rethink its cultural exports, says Luke Blackall
A man who insulted the King of Bahrain on Twitter has been sentenced to six months in jail as the tiny island nation ramps up its crackdown on dissent amid increasingly violent protests.
St Andrews businessman intervened when he heard of construction firm's travel ban on expats
Medals won at the London Olympics should not handed out until 2020 because it will be years before testers can be sure that the athletes did not take drugs, a leading sports scientist has suggested.
Cheating athletes 'could exploit medical advances by using drugs not yet detectable'
Officials held private talks while UN criticised Gulf state on human rights
Closer political union is blow to Shia protest movement
Bahrain has arrested a prominent human rights activist and critic of the country's ruling family.
Activists warn ruling for 21 jailed dissidents may be attempt to deflect international criticism