A Palestinian farmer stands in the market in the West Bank village of Qabatiyha on February 8, 2016.
AFP / JAAFAR ASHTIYEH
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Bahrain's police chief said the Gulf state was slowly returning to stability five years after a 2011 uprising was put down by force, but still faced security threats from Iran-backed elements and militants linked to Daesh (ISIS).Gen. Tariq al-Hasan also rejected accusations by rights groups of torture by security forces as a "broken record," saying Bahrain has set up several monitoring mechanisms to ensure police transparency.Iran has consistently denied accusations that it foments instability in Bahrain and its fellow Gulf states.Hasan said Bahrain also faced threats from Daesh and Al-Qaeda militants. The brother of prominent Daesh preacher Turki Mubarak al-Bin'ali is among 24 people on trial in Bahrain for trying to set up a Daesh branch.
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