Lawyer: 4 U.S. journalists charged in Bahrain leaving country


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Four U.S. journalists arrested in Bahrain while covering the anniversary of the island nation’s 2011 uprising were charged, released and heading for the airport Tuesday to fly out of the country, a lawyer said.

Despite charging them, Bahraini officials allowed them to head for the airport, apparently after the intervention of the U.S. Embassy in Manama. Bahrain is the home of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet, which patrols the Persian Gulf and surrounding waterways crucial to the global oil trade.

But their arrest and charges highlight the sensitivity the kingdom still feels five years after the uprising, as low-level unrest and protests continue.

The journalists had left a police station after meeting with prosecutors and were on their way to the airport to fly out Tuesday night, lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi told The Associated Press. Authorities kept their cameras and computers, al-Jishi said.

The reporters had been held since their arrests Sunday while covering protests in Sitra, a Shiite community outside of the capital, Manama.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2520226/lawyer-4-u-s-journalists-charged-in-bahrain-leaving-country/

Cholera spreads from Iraq to Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain: UNICEF


A patient suffering from cholera rests inside a hospital in Baghdad A cholera outbreak in Iraq has spread to neighboring Syria, Kuwait and Bahrain, and risks turning into a region-wide epidemic as millions of pilgrims prepare to visit the country, UNICEF’s Iraq director said.

The disease, which can lead to death by dehydration and kidney failure within hours if left untreated, was detected west of Baghdad in September and has since infected at least 2,200 people in Iraq and has killed six.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/06/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-cholera-idUSKCN0SV18420151106#schdxpkcqc7DiMw3.97

CHOLERA SPREADS FROM IRAQ TO SYRIA, KUWAIT, BAHRAIN: UNICEF


cholera-1 The disease, which can lead to death by dehydration and kidney failure within hours if left untreated, was detected west of Baghdad in September and has since infected at least 2,200 people in Iraq and has killed six.

“It (the outbreak) already has a regional dynamic and the risk of that can only be increased by people from all over the region coming into Iraq,” UNICEF country director, Peter Hawkins, said on Thursday. “Kuwait, Bahrain and Syria have already had confirmed cases.”

http://www.infowars.com/cholera-spreads-from-iraq-to-syria-kuwait-bahrain-unicef/