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Pakistan & Austria to Jointly Establish an Educational Institute

PML-N grants ticket to a convicted Murderer

TTP picks a books writer as new chief

Germany back in the race with 2-1 win against Sweden

Women tied to trees and raped for days: ICC files

Netanyahu Held Secret Talks With Saudi Prince Salman in Amman

Ramzan Mengal among four ASWJ leaders cleared to contest Elections

Hajj observation committee condemns Saudi ban on Qataris and Syrians

Political rise of Barelvism: Can powerful TLP replace Deobandi political parties?

Nominees of terror groups plan to run in Pakistani election

Why the PTI must win?

Is Ahmed Shahzad a drug addict?

AIOU’s M.Phil Mass Comm workshop begins on July 2

Dirty politics: Did corrupt elite hijack PTI?

Saudi guardianship system still 'enslaves' women despite driving ban removal: Activist

Whitewashing Yemen Genocide

Is Nawaz Sharif a real estate Tycoon of UK?

Pakistani teenager Raza conducts coin toss in Brazil-Costa Rica game

21-year-old girl kidnapped, raped in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Hadeed

Who killed Shujaat Bukhari?

An overt threat: For Pakistan Trump sends more sticks without carrots

Why does everyone want to win Karachi?

Croatia crushes Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

Pak offers 308 stipends to S. Lankan students

Elections 2018: PML-N expects 110, PTI 79 Punjab NA seats

Fanatics in politics: MML claims 185 provincial, 80 NA candidates for elections

A dynasty towards end : Zaeem Qadri says can't polish Hamza's boots

Punjab minister relieved of education ministry

One person displaced in every two seconds in 2017: UNHCR

Panama Papers: What does new leak say about Pakistanis

CPEC 2018 Summit: Is CPEC the next East India Company?

A camel under mountain: NAB to probe scam involving DHA, Bahria Town, CDA

Spain Narrowly Defeat Iran in 2018 World Cup

Saudis raping Yemen women: Ansarullah

Kusloom Nawaz is dead, Nawaz hiding for political gains: Claims indicivil blog

HEC Launches Online Scholarship Disbursement Portal

Celebrated humourist Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi passes away in Karachi

Dr Aafia Siddiqui subjected to physical, sexual abuse in US detention: confidential report

Can election commission sustain pressure on outlawed terrorist groups?

How a beggar reached to a Iran bound flight?

Who rigs polls in Pakistan and how?

Malala's unseen controversial pictures at Oxford University

Guns on Pakistan shoulder: The Price of Mullah Fazullah's death

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

England post new ODI record of highest total 481-6

Hand in the hand of snake: Pak-Saudi ties moving from personal to strategic domain

Transgenders school in Faisalabad provides free education, technical training

Yemeni forces kill 123, capture 160 Saudi-led coalition mercenaries

Pakistanis among thousands killed in Saudi-imposed war on Yemen

Who has a better chance in polls?

Saudi World Cup team´s plane suffers mystery engine fire

Nadra's data breach: A well conceived plan for Pre-poll rigging

No end of honor killing : Another Teen girl shot dead for ‘honour’

Iran president rules out military approach to Yemen crisis

A surprise visit: Netanyahu meets Jordan's King Abdullah II

UK PM, Bin Salman Discuss Confronting Iran

Punjab CM Askari takes notice, demands report on bus hostess murder case

ECP should cancel registration of Rah-i-Haq Party – by Aamir Hussaini

UN Rejects Plan for Immediate Ceasefire in Yemen Port

31 killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

Reham claims PTI scared of her book's contents

Kabul library bus drives Afghan children to read

World Cup 2018: Mexico upset defending champs Germany 1-0

Has PTI closed her doors for Ch.Nisar Ali Khan?

Are Iran and Israel heading toward open warfare?

India should seriously consider 'limited war' with Pakistan: BJP leader

The end of Fazlullah

Did someone attempt to poison Kusloom Nawaz?

Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold out for draw

At least 26 dead in Afghanistan suicide attack during Eid ceasefire

Mullah Fazlullah: Ruthless TTP chief who green-lighted 2014 Peshawar carnage

Ronaldo hat-trick earns Portugal draw with Spain in thriller

Pakistan celebrates Eid with religious zeal and fervour

“Saudi Arabia must not purchase Russian S-400”; Washington threatens its ally with sanctions

State terrorism: India'Rising Kashmir editor-in-chief Shujaat Bukhari gunned down

Dynasties, old and new: How Imran Khan disappointed his workers?

UN on Kashmir: Would mere statement enough to stop Genocide of Kashmiris?

Shellshocked Spain face Portugal in early World Cup treat

Battling depression in educational institutes

Saudi-led warships doomed to destruction: Yemen’s Navy

Kulsoom Nawaz in Critical condition after Cardiac arrest: Maryam asks for prayers

Soccer diplomacy: Is Putin looking for a thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia?

US drone strike reportedly kills senior TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan

Fortifying speculations of death: Saudi crown prince absent from King Salman meeting with 24 princes

MWM Chief hosts Iftar party in honour of ambassadors of Muslim countries

UN agency hopes to win reprieve for Afghan refugees

'Man buries deceased father in brand-new BMW in Nigeria'

Eid-ul-Fitar likely on Saturday in Pakistan

Musharraf barred from contesting election

A book against Imran Khan: Is it a last weapon against PTI chief?

NA-247: A dictator, a mayor, an activist – who deserves Karachi’s hot seat?

Five Pakistani students graduate from South Asian University in New Delhi

Yemeni troops repel Saudi attack on Hudaydah port

Saudi Arabia ruined Morocco's World Cup bid, Moroccans say

Pakistan team seals series against Scottish kids

Complicity in War Crimes: UK Facilitating Suspicious Arms Flow to Saudi Arabia

Trump: Our rocket strike against Syria last year was a warning to China!

Did Nawaz deliberately asked Khawaja Haris to quit?

The withdrawal of UN and Red Cross forces from Hodiedah port in Yemen

Bahrain


Saudi Arabia kills more children than ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra combined

1397/3/17 | 20:11
  Iran’s permanent ambassador and Deputy to the United Nations stressed that the presence of Saudi Arabia as a partner in the fight against terrorism is a mockery of human rights. Deputy Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations,Eshaq al-Habib , has criticized Saudi Arabia for its gross violation of human rights at a meeting of UN’s Third Human Rights Committee. “Saudi Arabia kills more children in Yemen than al-Qaeda, ISIS and the al-Nusra  put together around the globe.,” he added. ‘Saudi ...

Bahrain’s King Hamad, backed by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, seeking to unseat Prime Minister: Report

1397/3/16 | 20:11
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, supported by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is reportedly devising plans to get rid of the kingdom’s long-serving Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifah, and replace him with a member of his inner circle. According to a report published by the London-based pan-Arab daily newspaper al-Quds al-Arabi, Bahrain’s 68-year-old monarch is mulling over dismissing his paternal uncle, who has been the country’s prime minister since 1970, and appointing ...

Bahrain FM: Israel has a right to defend itself

1397/2/21 | 20:11
    Israel has the right to defend itself against Iranian threats, Bahraini Foreign Minister, Khalid Bin Ahmed, wrote on Twitter yesterday. “As long as Iran has violated the status quo in the region and invaded countries with its forces and missiles, any country in the region, including Israel, has the right to defend itself by destroying the sources of danger,” the Bahraini minister wrote. His words, Israeli Minister of Communication Ayoob Kara said, were “no less than historic support for Israel”.   “The statement ...

US Congress urged to bar sales of gunships to Bahrain

1397/2/13 | 20:11
  A human rights group has called upon the US Congress to block the sale of combat helicopters and aircraft missiles to Bahrain in the wake of the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners and political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf country. “It is simply absurd that the Trump administration has decided to effectively reward the Bahraini military for violating international law – right after the State Department itself reported on a widespread human rights crisis in Bahrain,” Husain Abdullah, ...

For the second time, Bahrain destroyed a Shia mosque in southern Manama

1397/2/10 | 20:11
  Bahraini forces demolished Imam al-Askari mosque in Hamad city in southern Manama for the second time, according to the Fars News Agency. The mosque was one of 38 Shiite religious institutions destroyed by the Bahraini regime during the onset of Bahrain’s uprising in 2011. . The building was recently rebuilt by the people of the area and temporarily reconstructed at their personal cost but again on Saturday was destroyed by Manama’s security forces. The widespread destruction was part of Manama’s crackdown against dissent within ...

European Parliament human rights delegation barred from Bahrain

1397/2/10 | 20:11
  Bahraini authorities have barred members of a delegation from the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights from entering the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against pro-democracy activists and opposition figures. “I regret to inform you that the Kingdom of Bahrain has refused to allow a delegation from the European Parliament to visit Manama for technical reasons, which we did not expect,” Pier Antonio Panzeri, the Chairman of the European Parliament ...

Bahraini court jails 24 Shias, strips them of citizenship

1397/1/31 | 20:11
  A Bahrain court has sentenced 24 Shia citizens to jail and revoked their nationality as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on the majority community in the Persian Gulf kingdom. An unnamed Bahraini judicial source said Thursday that the High Criminal Court had found the defendants guilty of alleged forming of a "terrorist group," travelling abroad for "weapons and explosives training" and attempted murder of policemen. The source also noted that 10 of the defendants had received life imprisonment, ...

UK opens permanent naval base in Bahrain to strengthen monarch's rule

1397/1/17 | 20:11
  The UK has officially opened a permanent military base in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain, making a military return to the region after a hiatus that lasted more than four decades. The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, and Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifah attended the opening ceremony of the UK Naval Support Facility in the tiny island's Salman Port on Thursday. The base is located off the coast of Saudi Arabia and has room for up to around 500 Royal Navy personnel, including sailors, soldiers and airmen. "The aim ...

Bahrain vows to come down hard on anti-regime social media activists

1397/1/6 | 20:11
  Bahraini authorities have announced they would be taking "severe measures" to track down political dissidents and anti-regime activists who use social media as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty does not shy away from its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifah said in a statement that the Manama regime was adopting “severe measures to deal with unprecedented chaos by disruptive social media accounts.” He added that some social media ...

Bahrainis demand withdrawal of Saudi-led occupation troops

1396/12/25 | 20:11
  Hundreds of Bahrainis have held protest marches across the country to demand immediate withdrawal of Saudi-led troops from the Persian Gulf Island. During the peaceful rallies, the masses called for the departure of the so-called Peninsula Shield troops, composed of UAE and Saudi forces. Participants in the Wednesday demonstrations called for the immediate withdrawal of these troops from the Sheikhdom, dubbing them “occupation forces.” Bahraini activists published on social media pictures of the marches and protest activities ...

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE directed 1996 foiled coup against Qatar

1396/12/24 | 20:11
  The second part of the Qatar ’96 documentary, which was first broadcast on Al Jazeera on Sunday, revealed the involvement of Sheikh Hamad, who at the time was crown prince of Bahrain, in attempting to overthrow the Qatari government 21 years ago. The investigation provided evidence of the involvement of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain in supporting the failed coup d’état. Fahd al-Maliki, a prominent leader of the coup attempt, said Bahrain’s Sheikh Hamad personally financed a series of sabotage operations ...

Qatar complains to UN over UAE, Bahraini aircraft airspace violation

1396/12/20 | 20:11
  Qatar has issued a complaint to the United Nations over fresh violations of its air space by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Qatar News Agency on Saturday, a UAE military transport aircraft carrier violated Qatari airspace on January 14 and again on February 25. On February 26, a Bahraini military plane also illegally entered Qatar's airspace. "Qatar called upon the Security Council and the United Nations to take the necessary measures... to maintain international peace and security," said the report. According ...

Bahraini regime withholds citizenship of opposition leader’s baby

1396/12/16 | 20:11
  Sheikh Salman’s wife, Alya Radhi, wrote in a post published on her Twitter page that their three-year-old daughter Sareh still does not hold a Bahraini national identity card despite the fact that the child has all the required documents, Arabic-language Lualua newspaper reported. Radhi added that Bahraini officials are intentionally prolonging the registration process. On November 1, 2017, the 52-year-old secretary general of the dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society and two of his colleagues, Hassan Sultan and Ali al-Aswad, ...

Riyadh’s detente signal to Qatar: Acceding to defeat or new trick?

1396/12/8 | 20:11
  After nearly eight months, the crisis in Saudi Arabia-Qatar relations continues to unfold as all of Kuwait’s mediatory moves proved to be a failure. Saudi Arabia along with its allies the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar in early June last year and imposed a blockade on the Persian Gulf Arab emirate for what they called Doha’s pro-terrorist policies and supporting Iranian policies in the region. The anti-Qatari move included an all-out sea, air, and ground embargo, and Riyadh did ...

' Bahraini Royal visits Israel, Due in knesset

1396/11/18 | 20:11
Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara has confirmed having met with a Bahraini prince in Tel Aviv.   “I met publicly for the first time in Tel Aviv with Mubarak Al Khalifa, the prince of Bahrain, in order to strengthen the relationship between our two countries,” Kara tweeted on his personal account on Sunday, boasting of the meeting as a sign of growing relations with Manama, which publicly poses as Tel Aviv’s traditional foe.   “On Monday I will also have the honor of welcoming him to Israel’s Knesset,” he ...

Bahrain deports 8 civilians to Iraq after revoking their citizenship: Human Rights Watch

1396/11/16 | 20:11
  Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Bahraini officials have deported eight people to Iraq after stripping them of their citizenship and making them stateless, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissent and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The New York-based organization said on Sunday that the eight were sent to Iraq’s southern holy city of Najaf after authorities revoked their nationality in 2012. “Bahraini authorities have dropped all pretense of pluralism ...

Saudi Arabia pulls back from Yemen sending Latin American mercenaries to fight their battle

1396/11/3 | 20:11
  Saudi Arabia sent 8,000 troops from its army to fight in Yemen alongside other mercenaries it has hired from the UAE, Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and recently Latin America, according to the Lebanese news agency Al-Diyar.   The foreign mercenaries are paid high salaries to participate in the Yemeni war. Saudi Arabia thought that Ansarullah’s popular forces are powerless and don not have access to a lot of weapons. The truth is that Yemeni people do not like Al Saud to take over Yemen, hence, they fight ...

Inside Bahraini regime death chambers

1396/10/21 | 20:11
  Over the past year, Bahraini activists, politicians and clerics faced torture, threats and extortion, inside the regime's death chambers   Opponents of the Aal Khalifa dictatorship ruling Bahrain experienced a brutal period during 2017 including torture, extortion, travel bans and attacks on homes and properties, as well as pressures and threats aimed at turning activists and rights defenders- some of whom who were detained-into informants.   US President backs Bahrain crackdown   On May 21, US President Donald Trump ...

Saudis seeking ‘forced emigration’ of Shiites from Bahrain

1396/10/19 | 20:11
  A top Bahraini Shiite cleric said the Saudi regime is pursuing “forced emigration” of Shiites from Bahrain by pressuring the ruling Al Khalifa regime to oppress the Shiite population in the country. “The Saudis are pressuring Al Khalifa to commit crimes against Shiites. (In this way, they are trying to force Shiites to emigrate from the country,” Deputy Secretary-General of Bahrain’s Islamic Action Society (Al-Amal) Sheikh Abdullah Saleh told media.   He slammed the Manama regime for trying civilians in military courts ...

Bahrain’s Al Khalifah regime deports youth for supporting Sheikh Qassim

1396/10/19 | 20:11
  Bahraini regime officials have deported a young man to neighboring Saudi Arabia over his support for prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been stripped of nationality by the Al Khalifah regime and is suffering from deteriorating health. Ahmed Ali al-Attiya, born to a Saudi father and a Bahraini mother, was handed over to Saudi authorities earlier this week, Arabic-language Lualua television network reported on Monday. Attiya was a resident of the northwestern village of Diraz, where the residence of the 79-year-old clergyman ...

Bahrain jails activists, cancels their citizenship

1396/10/11 | 20:11
  Bahraini regime has jailed two pro-democracy activists for five years and cancelled their citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah monarchy pushes ahead with brutal crackdown on dissent in the Persian Gulf kingdom.   On Saturday, Bahrain’s Supreme Court of Appeal found the defendants guilty of “training in the use of weapons and munitions, in addition to the possession of a firearm without the authorization of the Ministry of Interior for terrorist purposes.” Bahraini pro-democracy activists have dismissed the charges saying ...

Arab League prepares to block Israel UN Security Council bid

1396/10/9 | 20:11
  The Arab League yesterday completed a draft proposal to block Israel’s 2019-2020 bid to join the UN Security Council, the Bahraini News Agency reported.   Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has never obtained a non-permanent Security Council seat.   According to the news agency, the proposal will be submitted to a general meeting of the Arab Parliament in order to adopt it.   In the session yesterday, the Arab Parliament also directed its speaker, Mishaal Bin Fahmy El Selmy, to “contact the UN ...

25 Bahrain groups demand delegation that visited Israel be prosecuted

1396/10/8 | 20:11
Some 25 Bahraini organisations including political associations, civil society groups and various intellectual and political trends have come together to condemn a visit by what they called a “suspicious” delegation to Israel.   In a joint statement, the organisations demanded delegates be prosecuted for abandoning the Bahraini national consensus which rejects normalisation with Israel.   “The Palestinian issue is the central issue of the Arab and Islamic nation and Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine,” they said ...

Civilians tortured in Bahrain’s First Military Trial

1396/10/5 | 20:11
Four Bahraini human rights organizations issued a report under the title of "Death or Confession", a report that monitors the violations due to secret military courts that tried civilians whose confessions were extracted under torture. The report which was released in Beirut on Friday comes after the trials of civilians at military courts after Bahrain’s parliament in March approved the trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide.   Civilians ...

Bahrain delegation’s visit to Israel: Why now and for what purpose?

1396/9/22 | 20:11
At a time when the world is reacting to President Trump’s shocking announcement on Jerusalem and many around the world are calling for boycott of Israel a Bahraini delegation elected to visit the country. This goes against the will of the all Arab and Muslim nations. It also confirms that what was once occurring behind closed doors is no longer being hidden and concealed. There is no longer anything to be ashamed of, even in the most critical moments in the history of the Islamic and Arab nation.   The Palestinian’s have been left ...

Gaza protests against Bahrain delegation in Jerusalem

1396/9/21 | 20:11
  Scores of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip today held protests at the Beit Hanoun crossing against the arrival of a Bahraini delegation to Israel yesterday.   Bahraini clerics arrived in Israel yesterday in what officials have described as a personal trip, however many believe the timing of the tour shows that it is an effort to improve relations between the Bahraini government and Israel.   The protesters called for banning the delegation should it decide to visit Gaza. They stressed that they are seen as traitors ...

Bahraini king sends delegation to Israel for 'peace': Paper

1396/9/20 | 20:11
  A Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel with a message from the country's king, in the latest instance of warming ties between the two sides, The Times of Israel reports.   The Israeli paper said Sunday that 24 members of the “This is Bahrain” group, which professes campaigning for “religious freedom,” traveled to Israel this week for a four-day visit.   “The king sent us with a message of peace to the whole world,” a member on the group was quoted as saying about the visit.   In September, Israeli ...

Bahrain regime forces besiege home of Shiites’ Spiritual Leader

1396/9/7 | 20:11
  Bahraini security forces have extensively surrounded the house of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, whose health condition is severely deteriorating. According to officials from the country’s dissolved al-Wefaq party on Sunday, Sheikh Qassim is in immediate need of medical treatment.   Last year, the Bahraini regime dissolved the country’s main Shiite opposition group, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, as well as Islamic Enlightenment Society (Tawiya) and al-Risala Society.   The oppressive regime also revoked ...

Prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim’s health worsening: Activists

1396/9/7 | 20:11
  A human rights group says the health condition of Bahrain’s top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, who has been under a virtual house arrest since last year, has dramatically deteriorated in recent days, warning that he is in urgent need of medical treatment. According to a statement by the UK-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) on Monday, physicians who had visited the spiritual leader at his home in the northwestern village of Diraz a day earlier had diagnosed him to be suffering from a “groin hernia requiring ...

Bahraini pounds buy UK silence on human rights abuses

1396/9/4 | 20:11
  From a small office in central London, Bahraini exile Sayed Alwadaei is taking on the abusive monarchy that runs his home country.   Amongst the most prolific commentators on the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, activist Alwadaei has been indefatigable in his calls for basic reforms. His approach to human rights personifies fairness, an absence of sectarianism, and honesty.   Last month, Alwadaei wrote about how his mother had recently passed away, and his daughter was due to arrive into this world “stateless”. ...

Sheikh Salman to be tried later this month on false espionage charges

1396/8/24 | 20:11
The Bahraini judiciary says it will try prominent Shia cleric and opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman later this month on a charge of “spying” for neighboring Qatar, a baseless allegation to victimise him for political opposition to the non-representative hereditary monarchy.     The Bahraini Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Sunday that Salman, the secretary-general of the country’s now-dissolved al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, would be tried alongside two of his colleagues, Hassan Sultan and Ali ...

Saudis, UAE, Kuwait Order Citizens to Leave Lebanon

1396/8/20 | 20:11
  With Saudi Arabia having accused Lebanon of declaring war over the weekend, a growing number of GCC states are issuing either travel advisories or outright bans on citizens traveling to Lebanon, with Bahrain the first to issue such warnings, and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates following. All are claiming “safety considerations,” though none are clear about what exactly their intentions toward Lebanon are, or even whether this is related to the missile fired from Yemen, or the resignation of the Lebanese premier ...

Bahraini regime trampled rights of Shiite Muslim majority during Ashura

1396/8/16 | 20:11
    The Bahraini regime severely curtailed freedom of religion and belief of its majority Shiite Muslims population, imposing tight restrictions to hold mourning ceremonies marking Ashura in October 2017, a human rights group has said.     The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) has issued a report saying that during Ashura ceremonies this year, the Bahraini regime perpetrated a number of violations, which ranged from removing Shiite banners, flags and figures, from summons of around 67 citizens including number of ...

Bahraini courts hand down prison terms to three Shia clerics

1396/8/11 | 20:11
  Courts in Bahrain have separately handed down prison sentences between six months and one year to three Shia Muslim clerics as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown and persecution of the members of the religious community in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. Informed sources, requesting anonymity, told Arabic-language Lualua television network on Wednesday that a Manama court sentenced Sayyed Mohieldin al-Mashaal to one year in prison on charges of “inciting hatred against the regime” and using ...

Bahrain court sentences 4 dissidents to 15 years in prison

1396/7/26 | 20:11
A court in Bahrain has upheld 15-year jail terms handed down to four citizens and revoked their citizenship as the Manama regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Tuesday, Bahrain’s Court of Appeal found the defendants guilty of collaborating with a foreign country, establishing and joining a terrorist group, training in the use of weapons and explosives, and importing munitions and explosives, Arabic-language Bahrain Mirror news website reported. The ...

A year of brutal government repression to crush dissent

1396/7/13 | 20:11
  Amnesty international has censured Bahrain for using “an array of repression tools,” including torture and sexual abuse, in its brutal crackdown on dissent, blaming the silence of the Western states, especially the US and the UK, for a sharp rise in Manama’s use of violence.     In a report, titled ‘No one can protect you’: Bahrain’s year of crushing dissent, the UK-based rights body elaborated on how Bahraini authorities embarked on a systematic campaign to eliminate freedom of speech and to “dramatically” ...

Bahraini court upholds 15-year jail terms against 7 dissidents

1396/7/7 | 20:11
A court in Bahrain has upheld 15-year jail terms handed down to seven citizens as the Manama regime presses ahead with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Thursday, Bahrain’s Court of Appeal found the defendants guilty of killing a member of security forces and setting his patrol car ablaze with a Molotov cocktail during clashes in the village of Karzakan, located 20 kilometers southwest of the capital Manama, on December 17, 2015, Arabic-language and independent Manama ...

Bahrain-Israel links ‘go back to 1994’

1396/6/19 | 20:11
  The latest comments by Benjamin Netanyahu about relationships with a number of Arab countries highlight the links between Bahrain and Israel, which “go back to 1994”, Al-sharq.com said on Friday.   The secret relationship started when former Israeli Environment Minister Yossi Sarid met with Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Mohamed Ben Al-Mubarak, and Health Minister Jawad Al-Arid. The three agreed that Israel could open a representative office in Manama.   In 2009, the late Israeli President Shimon Peres and former Foreign ...

Exposing US role in the crimes of Al-Khalifa against the Bahraini people

1396/6/3 | 20:11
  A human rights organization has revealed a document that the United States trains Bahraini forces to suppress peaceful protesters.   Despite the brutality of Bahrain’s security forces in suppressing peaceful protesters for realizing justice and democracy, the United States continues to support these forces and train them.  It does not pay attention to the crimes committed by these forces against the people who are defenseless.   In this regard, Brian Dooley, the director of “Human Rights First”, disclosed a document ...

Why should not Tillerson’s remarks on Bahrain be taken seriously?

1396/5/29 | 20:11
  The answer must be found in the spirit of American relative policies toward the region and the world. It criticizes the Bahraini government and at the same time politically supports Al-Khalifa ruling.   While Washington’s dual policy is the best incentive for al-Khalifa government to continue suppressing the opposition and violating social and religious freedom in the country.   Despite all the unrest, the world’s first Formula One championship races are being held in this country sponsored by the United States to give ...

US: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Fail to Respect Religious Freedom

1396/5/26 | 20:11
An annual US State Department report on religious freedom is strongly criticizing key US allies, notably Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, for their lack of religious freedom and admonished Israel to respect its non-Orthodox citizens.   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared unusually willing to go after Saudi Arabia and Bahrain about the matter, saying both nations need to stop discriminating against their substantial Shi’ite minorities and embrace a greater degree of religious freedom for all citizens.   Bahrain has struggled ...

American warning on a repeat of Yemen’s catastrophe in Bahrain

1396/5/23 | 20:11
  The American publication warned that: The U.S must lessen its policy of support for some of its adventurous allies in the Middle East, because this policy is not realist, and in fact helps create humanitarian crises and anti-American sentiment.     In the same piece, it was mentioned that the Shia population is complaining of “social and economic discrimination” against it in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, saying “Saudi Arabia claims to be the leader of the Sunni world, however it fails to garner consensus even among its ...

Saudi princess slams UAE for alleging Kingdom seeks secularism

1396/5/10 | 20:11
Saudi Arabia Princess, Fahda Bin Saud Bin Abdulaziz, the daughter of former Saudi monarch Al-Saud Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, has launched a fierce attack on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al-Otaiba, who recently said that his country seeks “secular governments” in the Middle East in line with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and Jordan. Responding to Al-Otaiba’s remarks, Princess Fahda warned in several tweets published on 30 July, that there is “an obvious conspiracy against Saudi Arabia and the Islamic world,” ...

Four Arab countries say they are ready for Qatar dialogue, with conditions

1396/5/9 | 20:11
  Four Arab countries boycotting Qatar are ready for dialogue to ease the dispute if Doha agrees to certain demands, Bahrain’s foreign minister said on Sunday after a meeting with his counterparts.   “The four countries are ready for dialogue with Qatar with the condition that it announces its sincere willingness to stop funding terrorism and extremism and its commitment to not interfere in other countries’ foreign affairs and respond to the 13 demands,” Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said.     He was speaking ...

End of Al Jazeera, a dark day for the Middle East

1396/5/5 | 20:11
On 5 June this year, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar.   Among other things, they justified the act based on the state’s alleged support of “terrorist” groups and it’s so called diplomatic sympathies with Iran, all of which Doha denies. Soon after, it emerged that the lifting of sanctions might come at the cost of no fewer than 13 demands, later reduced to six principles. Among the obligations was the closure of all news outlets which are directly and indirectly Qatari ...

Bahraini inmates seeking medical attention punished with torture, solitary confinement

1396/4/31 | 20:11
A Bahraini human rights group says detainees being held at a detention center in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom will be punished by solitary confinement and torture in case they seek medical attention from prison authorities. Duraz Youth Movement announced on Friday that inmates at Dry Dock Detention Center will be locked up in solitary cells and subjected to torture should they demand treatment, Arabic-language Lualua television network reported. The movement noted that the practice has been drawn up by one of the prison’s senior figures ...

Bahrain ‘asks Qatari troops to leave’

1396/3/29 | 20:11
Bahrain has ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition fighting the militant Islamic State (IS) group to leave its territory, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday. The soldiers, part of the US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) which is headquartered in Bahrain, had been asked to leave the coalition and could depart within the next 48 hours, the source said. “The Bahrainis told the US general in command of the base that Qatari soldiers must leave,” the source said on condition of anonymity. “They are still in ...

Bahrain Begins Jailing People for Not Endorsing Anti-Qatar Policy

1396/3/26 | 20:11
  Following moves to further criminalize public dissent, the island nation of Bahrain has arrested at least two people today on charges of being “Qatar sympathizers,” based on public comments in which the two men were seen as opposed to the Saudi-led blockade on nearly Qatar.   One of the two men was identified as Issa Faraj Arhama al-Burshad, a human rights lawyer who filed a lawsuit attempting to challenge the blockade, accusing it of breaking up families in Bahrain by expelling Qatari citizens. The lawsuit will not happen, ...

Bahrain Royal Family Members Face London Police Investigation

1396/3/23 | 20:11
UK Police began investigating "a public order offence" in Central London involving Bahraini royal family members Khalid bin Ahmad al-Khalifa, his son Rashid and a third unidentified relative against Bahraini activists, media reports said.   The incident being investigated happened on Oxford Street on 14 April and was filmed by human rights campaigners Isa al-Ali and Moosa Abdali, Middle East Eye reported. The police have also received a complaint about alleged "malicious communications" sent through social media to the activists in the ...

Cracks in Gulf allies: Saudia on the self destruction mode

1396/3/16 | 20:11
    Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Yemen severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism in an unprecedented rift between the most powerful members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).     The coordinated move dramatically escalates a dispute over Qatar's support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world's oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran.     The three Gulf states announced ...