Meanwhile, tens of thousands of seminary students held rallies across
In one of the rallies held in the Iranian city of
In the past few days, Bahraini workers were sacked in huge numbers for participating in a nationwide strike called in solidarity with the anti- government protesters. The General Federation of
Bahraini authorities on late Saturday evening decided to ban the opposition newspaper Al-Wasat in what appeared to be a move to further crack down on anti-government protesters.
More than 25 people have been killed, hundreds arrested and thousands injured in the government-authorized violence in
Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, is ruled by the Sunni Muslim al-Khalifa family, but two-thirds of the population are Shiite.