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World 16 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain forces launch crackdown on protesters

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahraini forces backed by helicopters launched a crackdown on protesters on Wednesday, imposing a curfew and clearing hundreds from a camp that had become the symbol of an uprising by the Shi'ite Muslim majority.

World 16 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain declares martial law, violence flares

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's king declared martial law on Tuesday as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbour Saudi Arabia.

World 16 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain declares martial law, violence flares

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's king declared martial law on Tuesday as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbour Saudi Arabia.

World 16 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain forces launch crackdown on protesters

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahraini forces backed by helicopters launched a crackdown on protesters on Wednesday, imposing a curfew and clearing hundreds from a camp that had become the symbol of an uprising by the Shi'ite Muslim majority.

World 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

U.S. urges restraint by Gulf nations in Bahrain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States urged Saudi Arabia on Monday to show restraint after it sent troops to neighboring Bahrain in a move some analysts said showed the limits of Washington's influence in the region.

Business 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Oil settles higher; Japan may boost fuel imports

NEW YORK: The earthquake and tsunami in Japan took some steam out of the rally in oil prices by reducing the country's oil imports. That may not last long.

World 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

UAE says sent 500 police officers into Bahrain

PARIS (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has sent about 500 police officers into Bahrain to calm protests by the Shi'ite Muslim majority, Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan said on Monday.

World 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain declares martial law after Saudi troops arrive

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain declared martial law on Tuesday, looking to end weeks of protests by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority, with Saudi troops on hand in the Sunni-ruled kingdom to help quell the unrest.

World 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain declares martial law, violence flares

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's king declared martial law on Tuesday as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbour Saudi Arabia.

World 15 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

Bahrain declares martial law, violence flairs

MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain's king declared martial law on Tuesday as his government struggled to quell an uprising by the island's Shi'ite Muslim majority that has drawn in troops from fellow Sunni-ruled neighbour Saudi Arabia.