World Bulletin/News Desk
Police in Bahrain fired teargas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing anti-government protesters marching in the old market area of central Manama on Friday, witnesses said.
About 10 people were arrested, they said.
Thousands took part in a second march along a stretch of highway outside the capital Manama, which passed without incident, witnesses said. This one was permitted by the authorities, unlike the march in central Manama.
The main opposition bloc al-Wefaq organised the larger march, under the slogan "Stop the shedding of our blood, we will not give up our demands".
A commission of international legal experts reported in November that torture had been systematically used on protesters to punish and extract hundreds of confessions. Among its many recommendations were reviewing activists' jail sentences.
A US defense official confirmed artillery is being used in the operation.
The country's health infrastructure is on the brink of collapse, with medicines running out and staff going unpaid for several months, the groups said.
-Since 2013 coup, Egyptian authorities have cracked down on dissent, killing hundreds, throwing tens of thousands behind bars
Opposition fighters advanced to positions six kilometers (four miles) away from center of Hama city
Next round of Syria talks between delegations from regime, opposition due to start Thursday in Geneva
First strike targeted a school housing displaced people west of Raqqah
Regime warplanes carried out ten airstrikes on Ein Tarma suburb
The official SANA news agency said a total of 15 people were wounded in opposition fire on Tuesday.
Turkish Red Crescent is taking part in the evacuation operation for 30,000 civilians from Al-Waer district of Syria's Homs
Governor was unhurt after his car came under fire as it was passing near a military camp in Ad-Dali city
Co-founder of campaign to boycott Israel arrested for alleged tax evasion
Egyptian authorities say they are battling a ISIL-linked group in Sinai
The ban would stop passengers bringing laptops, iPads and cameras in carry-on luggage and is thought to effect at least 12 airlines.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi makes assertion at Monday meeting in Cairo with Palestinian counterpart
Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia claims to intercept missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi group