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Renewed unrest grips Bahrain after authorities execute activists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Protests broke out in Bahrain after the execution of two Shi'ite Muslim activists on terrorism-related charges revived tension over the weekend in the Sunni-led kingdom

U.S. House rejects Saudi weapons sales; Trump to veto

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives backed resolutions on Wednesday to block the sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sending them to the White House, where President Donald Trump has promised a veto.

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman offers Saudi rights bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Republican chairman, Senator Jim Risch, introduced legislation on Wednesday punishing Saudi Arabia over human rights and criticizing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but not by stopping weapons sales.

A Saudi princess, a bodyguard and a workman: French trial to open

PARIS (Reuters) - The king of Saudi Arabia's daughter is a "caring, humble" person who is the victim of false allegations that she ordered a bodyguard to beat up a workman in her luxury flat in Paris, the princess' lawyer said.

Unhappy at Twitter, thousands of Saudis crash pro-Trump social network

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A surge of about 200,000 users believed to be from Saudi Arabia who are frustrated at what they say is censorship by Twitter have helped crash the small social media network Parler, which styles itself as a "free speech-driven" space.

WikiLeaks' Assange too ill to appear via video link in U.S. extradition hearing

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was too ill on Thursday to appear via video link from a British prison in a hearing on an extradition request from the United States, his lawyer said.