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For the third day running in Jerez, Red Bull were forced to bring an early end to their test.

Letters: Belarus and human rights

Lukashenko, oppressor of Belarus

Bahrain’s King Hamadal-Khalifa in Downing Street yesterday

King of Bahrain slips into London for reform talks with Cameron

The King of Bahrain was welcomed by David Cameron on the steps of Downing Street yesterday at the start of an unofficial visit that was hushed up until the last minute to avoid protests dogging the controversial talks.

Bahrain’s King Hamadal-Khalifa in Downing Street yesterday

With friends like these ... Cameron welcomes King of Bahrain to No 10

Monarch meets PM on day his forces are accused of killing six-day-old girl in tear gas assault

Chatham House: Lobbyist link with leading think tank

Britain's most prestigious think tank published a report by a lobbyist on a subject in which his client had a direct interest, The Independent has learnt.

Sting cancelled a gig in Kazakhstan in July over claims that Kazakh oil workers' human rights were violated

Kazakhstan: PR firm's plan to target Sting after gig boycott (video)

A London-based PR firm claimed it was planning to orchestrate a campaign by Kazakh children against the pop singer Sting after he withdrew from a performance in the country, The Independent can reveal.

Bahrain and US Grand Prix to go ahead in 2012

Formula One's 2012 calendar was approved unchanged at a meeting of the governing body's World Motor Sports Council in New Delhi on Wednesday despite previous uncertainty about races in Bahrain and the United States, FIA sources told Reuters.

Iranians show support, last April, for Bahrain's Shia protesters outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran

Patrick Cockburn: Iran is not the monster it's made out to be – yet

World View: By blaming the street protests at home on their Shia neighbour, Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are playing with fire

Women on the march during an opposition rally in Bahrain

Use of torture confirmed by Bahrain commission

The use of torture and the systematic mistreatment of detainees by the authorities have been confirmed by an independent commission set up by the government of Bahrain to look into the violence surrounding the rise and suppression of the Arab Spring movement in the Gulf state earlier this year.

Bahrain opposition says leader's house tear-gassed 

Bahrain's largest opposition group says security forces have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the house of its top leader during attempts to disperse anti-government protesters.

Medics jailed for treating Bahrain protesters win fight for retrials

A group of Bahraini medical staff who were handed lengthy jail terms for their alleged support of pro-democracy protests in the country have had their sentences overturned.

Bahrain: Boy killed by police tear-gas canister

A boy of 14 died after being hit by a police tear-gas canister in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Bahrain yesterday, human rights activists said.

Bahrain: Rights investigators close office to public

A state-appointed commission probing rights abuses in Bahrain said yesterday it had closed its office to the public after protesters mobbed it over misleading reports that the panel had cleared government officials of wrongdoing.

Bahrain: The divided kingdom

Brutal crackdowns on Bahraini protesters have revealed a bloody rift between the country's Sunni rulers and the Shia majority. Sectarian violence could tear the nation apart – as it has done elsewhere, warns Patrick Cockburn

Aid group condemns armed raid on its Bahrain offices

Police raided the MSF office in Manama because it was running an unlicensed medical centre

Bahrain: From a new awakening to a divided nation

Five months after protests began, Patrick Cockburn reports from a nation where revolt and suspicion still simmer below the surface
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