- Protests calling for greater political freedom began as part of the Arab Spring movement 2011. Bahrain is home to America’s fifth fleet and ruled by the al Khalifa family.
BAHRAIN – Iran is furious over the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr who was one of 47 people executed by Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Riyadh cut ties with Tehran after protesters torched it’s embassy in Iran. Bahrain has now followed.
Bahrain opposition leader arrested http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30620615
Bahrain activist gets prison term http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-30338226
Bahrain opposition ‘to boycott poll’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29583378