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Bahrain's main opposition group leader Salman has been in government custody since the end of last December, earning the country international criticism over human rights abuses, and almost-daily protests within its borders. (AFP/File)
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The al-Wefaq opposition group of Bahrain, whose leader Sheikh Ali Salman was detained in December following accusations of trying to overthrow the country's long-standing Al Khalifa regime, has called for economic boycotts ahead of Salman's scheduled trial on Wednesday.

January 21, 2015

Bahrain EXPO 2015
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Organisers said the show has grown by four percent this year and was filled to capacity.

The court proceedings did not address if there were any causalities as a result of the attack. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
09:38 GMT

The men used a gas cylinder to explode a car in Manama in February of last year.

January 20, 2015

Bahrain has seen massive international pressure in recent weeks to release activists and dissidents jailed for allegedly insulting the long-standing Manama regime. (AFP/File)
21:09 GMT

A senior Shia activist in Bahrain has been given six months in jail for tweets insulting the Manama regime, a judicial court source said Tuesday.

January 19, 2015

Protests in Shiite villages across Bahrain have called for Sheikh Salman's release. (Photo:AFP)
17:40 GMT

Bahrain's Shiite opposition leader will go on trial later this month after being charged with promoting violent change of the current Al-Khalifa regime.

Anti-government protesters hold up images of the banned al-Wefaq's leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, following his arrest, December 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT

Human Rights Watch called on Bahrain's government to release detained activists including the head of the country's opposition movement, Sheikh Ali Salman.

January 18, 2015

Lebanon's Roumieh prison was emptied of several Islamist inmates last week following security intel that several terror cells have been in contact with inmates to plan more terror attacks in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Following a raid on Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison, where several Islamist inmates are held awaiting trial, Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-latif Derain headed to Qatar Saturday to 'strengthen political and religious ties' between the two countries.

January 17, 2015

Bahrainis have staged numerous protests against the detention of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman since he was arrested on December 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT

Bahraini forces cracked down on the thousands protesting the detention of political prisoners on Friday. The protests erupted in response to the indefinite extension of Sheikh Salman's detention.

January 16, 2015

During the 2011 uprising, Nasrallah strongly supported the opposition accusing the Bahrani government of being "tyrannical and oppressive." (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
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Bahrain's opposition party the Future Block condemned Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's denouncement of the Bahraini government

January 9, 2015

Frequent anti-government protests have been happening since 2011. (AFP/File)
00:06 GMT

Bahrain's security forces have clashed with anti-government protesters.

January 5, 2015

A protester in Bahrain holds up a poster of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman's banned Al-Wefaq movement during a demonstration. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT

Further clashes erupted in Bahrain after key opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman continued to be held by police.

Bahrain has seen almost daily protests since the al-Wafaq leader was arrested last week. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Formal charges have been filed against Bahraini opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, according to the Shia resistance figure's lawyer.

January 1, 2015

Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Salman was detained after a protest on December 28. (AFP/File)
21:21 GMT

The U.S. Department of State released a statement condemning Bahrain for the detention of opposition leader Sheikh Salman.

December 30, 2014

The prominent Shia opposition leader was arrested Sunday following a peaceful rally outside Bahrain's capital Manama to protest the country's general elections held last month. (AFP/File)
18:55 GMT

Bahraini authorities announced the week-long holding of opposition chief Sheikh Ali Salman Tuesday, sparking outrage among international human rights organizations and the Al-Wefaq opposition movement Salman leads.

December 29, 2014

Sheikh Salman’s lawyer, Abdullah al-Shamlan, tweeted that Salman had been accused of "inciting hatred against the regime and calling for its overthrow by force.”(AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

Bahraini authorities on Sunday detained the head of the kingdom’s main opposition group after he was summoned for questioning over unspecified and unknown violations.