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647: The Muslim governor of Syria, Mu‘awiya, organised an expedition to Cyprus and the capital Constantia (Salamis) was sacked. 653–54: Following a second Muslim raid on the island, an occupying force of 12000 was stationed there. 685: Emperor Constantine IV and the Muslim Caliph, Abd al-Malik, signed a treaty providing for a division of the revenues from Cyprus. 747: A fleet from Alexandria was destroyed by a Byzantine force. 965: The Byzantine Emperor, Nicephoros Phocas, expelled the Arabs from Cyprus and Asia Minor.

January 1996: Amid renewed political unrest, Sheikh al-Jamri was again arrested on charges of inciting disturbances; a prominent Sunni lawyer was arrested in connection with the disturbances in February. 28 September 1996: A new Consultative Council was appointed, its membership expanded to 40. 7–12 December 1996: The 17th GCC annual summit was convened in Doha, Qatar; Bahrain boycotted the meeting, owing to its ongoing territorial dispute with Qatar regarding the Hawar islands. 6 March 1999: The Amir died; Sheikh Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, hitherto Crown Prince, succeeded him.

1919: The first election to the Municipal Council took place. June 1923: Sheikh Isa bin Ali was forced to abdicate by the British Political Agent; he was succeeded by his son, Sheikh Hamad. Bahrainis refused to acknowledge the abdication, however, and Sheikh Hamad was widely regarded as a deputy for his father. A series of institutional reforms were introduced, including a universal land tax, the reorganization of customs and of the state courts. Bahrain 19 26 October 1923: Tribal groups opposed to reform and British control organized a Congress.

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