» 08/18/2012, 00.00
A 16-year-old killed by police
Police said he was a "terrorist" because he threw Molotov cocktails. At least 50 people have died since the Jasmine Revolution broke out against the ruling Khalifa. Activist Nabeel Rajab gets three years in prison for inciting people to take part in protests.
Bahrain: three dead and dozens wounded. Police attack demonstrators without warning
Thousands of peaceful protesters were camped in Manama’s Pearl Square when police in riot gear have unleashed a violent attack. Opposition calls for constitutional reform, jobs and the resignation of prime minister, in power since 1971.
Bahrain clamps down on revolt. At least two die in Pearl square
The ruler of the small state declares three months of national emergency after the arrival of military forces from Saudi Arabia and UAE. Riot police attack the protesters camp in the capital, and evacuate the commercial centre, the scene of clashes on March 12. The government closes the stock exchange, schools and universities.
22/03/2011 YEMEN – BAHRAIN
Yemen President Saleh warns of “Civil war” as ministers and generals abandon him
The situation of the Arabian Peninsula nation appears increasingly unstable as a growing number of military and political leaders join the pro-reform camp. In Bahrain, the government with the backing of its anti-Shia regional allies tightens the screws on the opposition. Kuwait sends warships to help the Sunni-led government.
18/07/2011 SYRIA – BAHRAIN
Syria on the brink of civil war as confessional groups clash
Sunnis and Alawis fight for hours in Homs, leaving at least 30 people dead. Security forces do not intervene, but continue to mop up protesters in border towns. In Bahrain, the opposition threatens to quit reconciliation talks because they are “not serious”.
09/01/2014 SOUTH KOREA - BAHRAIN
Seoul blocks tear gas exports to Bahrain
After human rights groups protest, the South Korean government stops firms that provided tear gas to the Gulf kingdom since 2011. According to allegations, tear gas has maimed and killed pro-democracy protesters.
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