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Bahrain chamber urges boycott of Iranian goods

Bahrain's chamber of commerce called on Gulf Arab nationals to boycott Iranian goods and halt financial transactions with Tehran, accusing it of interfering in the country's affairs, state media said. Full story

Saudis rally in support of Bahrain Shi'ites

More than 200 Shi'ite Muslims protested in Saudi Arabia's oil-producing east on Friday in solidarity with fellow believers in nearby Bahrain, who are facing a rolling crackdown, two activists said. Full story

Bahrain expels Iranian diplomat

Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of an Iranian diplomat for alleged links to a spy ring in fellow Gulf Arab state Kuwait, state media said, in a further deterioration of relations with Tehran. Full story

Groups call on Bahrain to stop hospital crackdown

Three non-governmental groups said Bahrain must halt human rights violations and a crackdown on hospitals where doctors and patients suspected of having joined pro-democracy protests were being arrested. Full story

Arab League delays summit on regional unrest

Arab states have agreed to postpone a summit that was scheduled for May 11 in Baghdad, the Arab League announced on Wednesday, amid disputes over the venue and popular unrest rocking the region. Full story

Bahrain detains former champion athlete: opposition

Bahrain has detained a former bodybuilding champion as part of a crackdown on mainly Shi'ite Muslim pro-democracy protesters in the Sunni-led Gulf Arab kingdom, the opposition said on Sunday. Full story

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