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Shoe thrown at Ahsan Iqbal during speech

Zardari defends government for sending Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: US official

Act now or face action in 90 days: FATF

At least 23 killed in multiple suicide bombings, attacks in Afghanistan

Pakistan: The royal playground for the Arabs

Can talks in Oman end the war in Yemen?

‘Don’t kill terrorists in Pakistan; get them into Afghanistan’

Saudi Arabia now opens doors of military jobs to women

Amnesty International demands Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 Shia activists

Israel suffers major setback in Syria

Another threat of surgical operations: Is India challenging China in the backdrop?

A weak denial: Is Pakistan hiding facts behind sending troops to Saudia?

Saudi regime faces certain defeat in Yemen

TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

Saudi enslavement of Pakistan

White Helmets Ready for False-Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

Did Nawaz seek Modi's help to rescue him?

Saudi Arabia using Israeli language against Iran, Senator Aitzaz says

Peshawar Zalmi take on Multan Sultans in PSL 2018 opening fixture

Democracy was harmed for saving a person: Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif seeks confrontation in judiciary, Parliament: Bilawal

ECP dismisses PML-N plea, declares its Senate candidates Independent

48 million Americans suffer from hunger

South Africa to cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Is Shahbaz Sharif stabbing Nawaz in the back?

Ghouta residents ‘wait for death’ amid holocaust

Pakistan adopts latest IAEA’s protocols on nuclear trade

Pakistan Deploys 1,000 Troops to Saudi Arabia amid Yemen War: Reasons, Consequences

Religious scholars to assist IHC in election act case

Nawaz Sharif: A Victim of his own Dirty schemes and Avarice

Supreme Court bars disqualified Nawaz Sharif from heading PML-N

Nawaz Sharif disqualified from party leadership

Iran and Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Hindu temple opens in Abu Dhabi .. Why the UAE seeks to appease Hindus?

Sharif family is a master of lies, deceit and hypocrisy, says Bilawal Bhutto

Syria blames West support for terrorists in a letter to UN

US motion to put Pakistan on terror financing watchlist differed

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

Russia will continue to boost Pakistan’s counterterrorism capacity, says FM Lavrov

Why US not trustworthy ally for Turkey

We can’t fight war of others on our soil, says Khawaja Asif

Constitution more supreme to parliament, remarks CJP

China woos Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

Pakistani troops in the kingdom: A sudden and unexplained missive

Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading

Does parliament need judges’ say to legislate, asks PM

Pakistan, Azerbaijan enjoy cordial relations: Afzal

Why does Maryam relate all thief references with Nawaz, wonders Aitzaz Ahsan

Interior ministry refuses to put Sharif family’s names on ECL

PSL 2018: All you need to know about leagues, players

Photo of four women playing board game at Khana-e-Kaaba goes viral

Details of troops' deployment in Saudi Arabia can't be revealed: Senate told

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to counter China’s spreading influence

Khawaja Asif leaves for Russia on 4-day visit

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

French Noha at Imam Khoi Culture Center on Shahadat of Lady Fatima (S.A)

Pakistan looks to China, Saudi Arabia for succour

Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining Islamic State

Impending crisis stopped PM from banning JuD, FIF

Yemen war: Trial time for Saudi Arabia?

US Muslims raise funds to assist Florida terrorist attack victims, Families

People to take revenge of my disqualification in 2018 polls: Nawaz

Imran’s third wedding news confirmed, Pictures released

Sharifs assets worth Rs58m 18 years back, court told

Who will keep Asma’s flame burning?

Sunnis are assured of Imam Mahdi’s reappearance: Sunni cleric

Bahraini Regime Committed Some 1,000 Human Rights Abuses in 1 Month: Report

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead, says airline

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

US meddles in foreign nations elections for 'democracy': Ex CIA director

Zardari retracts statement calling Rao Anwar ‘brave kid’

PM sanctioned troop deployment to Saudi Arabia for ‘advisory purpose’

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador

‘Bajwa Doctrine’ working well against American blackmail

No militant camps exist on Pakistani soil: COAS

DRINKING HOT TEA CAN INCREASE RISK OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Cannot wait to lift PSL trophy in Karachi: Sammy

Are Young People Abandoning Facebook or Not?

What’s behind Iranian President’s India visit?

Abbasi decides to abolish Gilgit-Baltistan Council

Why Asif Zardari defended Rao Anwar?

Zainab’s murderer sentenced to death by hanging on four counts

The View of Islam on the People and the Government

Senate summons defence minister over sending troops to Saudi Arabia

Abbasi gives go-ahead to PIA, PSM privatisation

US security services express fear of Pakistan’s nuclear program

Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees

Why Shia-Sunni Unity Is Necessary & Important? Ayatollah Khamenei's Opinion

Farooq Sattar backs down; withdraws from selection of Senate candidates

PML-N instigated me to speak against army, offered Senate ticket in return: Ayesha Gulalai

Kuwaiti Emir hails Iran’s role in war on ISIS terror group

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Rao Anwar

US, UK joint efforts to put Pakistan on terror watchlist

Florida school terrorist supports Trump, white supremacy, hates Muslims

Hasan Ali doubtful for initial PSL matches, Umaid Asif joins as cover

PRESS TV | Takfiri groups, a creation of West to divide Muslims: Iran president

Supporting terrorists, main objective of US-led coalition: Syria

Bahrain


' Bahraini Royal visits Israel, Due in knesset

1396/11/18 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
    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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
  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 | 14:21
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 | 14:21
    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 ...

Bahrain shuts down prominent newspaper amid opposition crackdown

1396/3/15 | 14:21
Bahrain shut down yesterday the independent daily newspaper Al-Wasat “until further notice” over an article about unrest in Morocco, while authorities are cracking down on dissent in the country, the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported, quoting an official statement by the Bahraini information affairs ministry. The closure was due to an article “affecting the relations of the Kingdom of Bahrain with other countries,” according to the statement. The newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Mansoor Al-Jamri, said that the order had come ...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE end ties to Qatar over 'terrorism'

1396/3/15 | 14:21
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the wealthy Gulf Arab state of supporting terrorism. The coordinated move dramatically escalates a simmering 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 the closure of transport ties with Qatar and gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries. Saudi ...

Bahrain dissolves opposition group totally silencing all peaceful voices: Rights Group

1396/3/12 | 14:21
A Bahraini court on Wednesday ordered the dissolution of the National Democratic Action Society opposition group, also known as Waad, and the seizure of its assets, as the western-backed Al Khalifa regime is heading for "total suppression of Human Rights".   Banning Bahrain’s main secular opposition group is part of a wider crackdown by the despotic regime’s crackdown on opposition that has included killing and torturing pro-democracy protesters, outlawing opposition groups, imprisoning and trying prominent rights campaigners and revoking ...

Uprising against tyrannies: Bahrain's Islamic awakening continues

1396/3/7 | 14:21
Bahrain is the one Arab country where the government has suppressed a major uprising. Here, protesters wave flags at the Pearl Roundabout in the capital Manama on Feb. 20, 2011, when the demonstrations were at their peak. The uprisings of people in Bahrain have fallen victim to the double-standard policies of the western so-called defenders of democracy.   Western governments and media try not to cover the demonstrations of Bahraini people as if nothing has happened in this countries. But actually the liberating popular uprisings continue ...

Who is Sheikh Isa Qassim and how dangerous is he for Bahrain monarchy?

1396/3/6 | 14:21
A 1-year suspended sentence for a man infuriates large groups of people demonstrating in his town.   The protests are so massive and large that makes the government forces intervene leading to 5 people killed and more than 280 arrested. Who is the man and how significant is he for Bahrainis? With the start of Bahrain uprising in 2011, the hopes for political and societal reforms in the country were stimulated once more. The government, from the beginning, used harsh reactions to oppress the thousands of hundreds of the people who took ...

Bahraini forces attack a number of anti regime protesters

1396/3/2 | 14:21
The clashes erupted after the protesters, who were wearing shrouds as a sign of their death-defying morale, tried to stop the security forces from entering the neighborhood. Police tear-gassed the protesters.   Continuing confrontations between the forces of the Bahraini regime and the citizens in the arena of redemption and the news of the increase in casualties. Bahraini regime forces arrest a number of peaceful protesters in front of the house of Ayatollah ‘Issa al-Qasim.  Martyrdom of the young Bahraini # Mohammed_Kazem_Zine_Delin ...

Why Britain’s support for Bahrain king is unwavering?

1396/2/31 | 14:21
Since the start of pro-democracy uprising in Yemen in 2011, the country’s political developments have been under the effects of role played by the regional and international actors.     Britain, a country with deep and historical influence in the tiny Persian Gulf Island and holding special relations with the ruling regime of Al Khalifa, has always come against any possible changes in the power structure or even reform of the political system of Bahrain. London opposition against any kind of reform in Bahrain was even worsened by the ...

How Bahrain broke Int’l law by revoking top shia cleric’s citizenship?

1396/2/25 | 14:21
Bahrain regime on June 20, 2016 stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim of his Bahraini citizenship.   Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim is Bahrain’s leading Shia cleric as well as spiritual leader of the country’s revolution. An interior ministry statement accused Sheikh Isa of using his position to “serve foreign interests and promote sectarianism and violence.” It added that “he has been in continuous contact with the organizations and parties that are enemies of the kingdom.” The statement was followed by immediate reaction of Bahrainis. Demonstrations ...

Scared Bahraini regime postpones Ayatollah Sheikh Qassim’s trial

1396/2/18 | 14:21
The Bahraini regime has once again postponed the verdict issuance in the case of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim amid rising tensions in the tiny Persian Gulf sheikhdom.     Bahrain’s fourth high criminal court decided in its Sunday session to postpone the verdict issuance in the case of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, and members of his office Sheikh Hussein Al-Mahrous and Mirza Al-Dirazi until May 21. A preliminary sentence was expected to be issued against Ayatollah Qassim over the charge of collecting Khums (alms paid by Shiite Muslims), ...

Over 80 Britain-based Religious Scholars Call on Manama to End its Persecution of Sheikh Isa Qassim

1396/2/11 | 14:21
More than 80 religious scholars based in Britain issued a joint statement warning that the ongoing persecution of Bahrain’s highest religious authority would cause a great deal of harm. Expressing deep concern over the wellbeing of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, the letter calls on Manama to end its harassment of the Shiite cleric.       The scholars described Sheikh Qassim as an advocate of unity among Islamic sects, working against the incitement of bloodshed and safeguarding the interests of the Bahraini nation. “His Eminence, Ayatollah ...

Bahraini Media: Al Khalifah Regime Trying to Buy US Silence by Paying $8 Billion Deals in Just 2 Weeks

1396/1/19 | 14:21
Bahraini Local media said Al Khalifah regime continued to pay the Republican Trump administration and is trying its best to veer Washington away from the kingdom's internal crisis.     The attempts by the authorities come as the Al Khalifah regime was under criticism by the Democratic administration led by former president Barack Obama, Bahrain Mirror reported.     In just two weeks, over $8 billion military and industrial deals have been announced, amid a financial crisis that the country has been suffering due to its ...

Below the impunity: Bahraini regime summons 10-year-old to court

1396/1/16 | 14:21
  A Bahraini regime court has summoned a minor to stand trial for participation in a pro-democracy protest rally.Ali Naim Marhoun, 10, was summoned to a court on Sunday after the Public Prosecution filed a lawsuit against the child, who has not yet reached legal age.     Ali’s mother said that other children, too, who were all still very young, had been summoned along with Ali to the Minor Criminal Court to stand similar charges. Ali’s brother, who is a political activist, has already been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the ...

US Ignores Human Rights Condition To Sell Bahrain F-16 Jets

1396/1/15 | 14:21
  The administration of US President Donald Trump has decided to ignore Bahrain’s human rights record in order to sell F-16 fighter jets to the Arab monarchy.     The US State Department informed Congress on Wednesday that it plans to approve a request by the Persian Gulf nation to purchase 19 of the jets from Lockheed Martin worth up to $2.7 billion.     The figure would reach $4.9 billion if 23 engines, radars and other avionics, air-to-air and air-to-ground ordnance and related equipment required to upgrade ...

Mustapha Hamdan Martyred – Another Extra-Judicial Killing in Bahrain

1396/1/7 | 14:21
  Mustapha Hamdan who was shot in the head when masked gunmen opened fire on the Diraz sit-in earlier this year has succumbed to his injuries.   The family of the 18-year old confirmed that he died in hospital on Thursday night after being in a coma for 58 days.Mustapha’s condition reportedly worsened as he began to suffer from a serious lack of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs, leading to a spike in carbon dioxide levels in the body.     A prominent Bahraini religious scholar and the head of the Religious ...