A Bahreini court has cleared a female police officer accused of torturing a reporter for RFI’s sister stations France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya during protests last year.
France has warned against the spread of the Syrian conflict to Lebanon after sectarian clashes in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli.
RFI’s sister TV station, France 24, has recalled one of its reporters from Syria after threats to his life were published on social media.
A recent study has found that minorities in Iraq face increased oppression. It said that the plight of minorities has worsened since the departure of US combat troops at the end of last year.
The worst violence against Shiite enclaves in Iraq since late December has killed at least 21 people in the capital Baghdad.
No link between Iran and protests in Sunni-ruled Bahrain was found by an official inquiry into Shia-led protests.
The heir to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, has died in the US, where he had been in hospital since mid-June.
In Bahrain 36 Shia-Muslims have been sentenced to up to 25 years in jail each in three separate cases arising from pro-reform demonstrations, in the latest heavy sentences handed out by a mixed ...
A special court in Bahrain has sentenced a protester to death, another to life in jail and 20 medical staff to between five and 15 years in prison.
A Bahraini special court on Sunday jailed the head of the teachers' union for 10 years and his deputy for three for their role in anti-regime protests.