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Saudi rights lawyer jailed for 15 years
Waleed Abulkhair jailed for "inciting public opinion" and "undermining judicial authorities", wife says.
Last updated: 06 Jul 2014 17:21 GMT
Qatari doctor gets seven years in UAE jail
UAE's top court convicted Mahmoud al-Jaidah for allegedly having ties with and supporting an illegal organisation.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 04:33 GMT
Shifting gear: Saudi women defy driving ban
Dozens of women took part in a "drive-in" protest, despite warnings from government, and mixed signals from the police.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2013 16:00 GMT
Saudi braces for 'driving campaign' by women
Activists declare open-ended "driving campaign" after cancelling "drive-in" against ban on women behind the wheel.
Last updated: 26 Oct 2013 11:51 GMT
Saudi activists cancel women 'drive-in' plan
A planned driving campaign has been cancelled after the government threatened legal action against the women involved.
Last updated: 26 Oct 2013 10:28 GMT
'Critical' rights reforms ignored in Bahrain
Government has not taken major steps to end torture and review verdicts from military tribunals, rights groups say.
Last updated: 29 Mar 2012 09:19 GMT
Bahrain lauds progress as critics decry delay
Government report claims "significant" progress on implementing reforms following abuses during last year's unrest.
Last updated: 20 Mar 2012 20:55 GMT
Bahrain hunger striker weak after 36 days
Abdulhadi al-Khawaja is on the fifth week of a hunger strike to protest ongoing detentions in Bahrain.
Last updated: 15 Mar 2012 04:27 GMT
Bahrain braces for official rights report
Clashes between police and protesters erupt hours before official report on rights abuses during months of turmoil.
Last updated: 29 Nov 2011 09:31 GMT
Protests roil Bahrain after report's release
Police fire tear gas and rubber bullets after funeral mourners in A'ali village march to main road.
Last updated: 24 Nov 2011 18:51 GMT
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