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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi: Not so Sovereign

Britain to stop military cooperation with Burma army

From terrorism to politics: Can Tehreek-e-Labaik and Milli Muslim league become a political threat for Political parties?

US Might Not Even be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Rockets

Muharram Security Challenge: How to foil Takfiri’s nefarious designs?

Pakistan-Turkey-Iran against military solution to Afghanistan

Is Abbas ready to end his punishment of Gaza?

Kuwait ready to commence Yemen peace talks

Donald Trump : A president or a goon?

Abbasi shakes UN by bold address: Pakistan won't be a 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

Show of poor diplomacy: A wrong message to US

Collapse of Iran deal would send a 'terrible signal': Germany

Egypt’s Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis

UAE and Saudi Arabia to normalize their secret relations with Israel

Dodging accountability courts: Did establishment give a safe passage to Nawaz Sharif?

Netanyahu Says Trump Promised to ‘Fix’ Iran Deal

Free Balochistan: An insider to heavily funded Indian campaign against Pakistan

95,000 patients waiting for unknown fate from the continued closure of Sanaa airport

Brutal lynching: Can Pakistan courts provide Justice to Mashal Khan?

Hamza bin Laden: the heir to al Qaeda?

Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?

How Russia came to Pakistan’s help?

Defying Courts: What is next for Nawaz Sharif?

Such TV | Rouhani censures Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric

President Trump calls for a holocaust on the floor of the United Nations

Iran infiltrated US military, obtained proof of ISIS collusion

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

United States supplying weapons worth $2.2B to Syrian terrorists organization

LUBP | How dishonest “Social Justice Warriors” work to curb the religious freedoms of targeted groups

“Go Nawaz Go” Makes it to Speed Test Server!

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Free Balochistan: A joint venture of RAW and CIA to burry CPEC

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

UAE’s ambassador to the U.S considers Saudi Arabia responsible for the ruining of the UAE’s good name

Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

Nawaz Sharif must not appear before NAB court: Maryam

Trump says if threatened, US will 'totally destroy' North Korea

EXCLUSIVE – Interview with Dr. S.M. Kazem Mesbah Mousavi, Imam Ali Centre Canada

More than 800 Shia pilgrims have to stay at Taftan border for a week

Five eminent Shia scholars banned from entering Gilgit under unjust policy of balance

57 accused charge-sheeted in Mashal Khan lynching case

Nisar lashes out at Khaqan Abbasi, Asif for statements on ‘internal matters’

Pakistan team kicks off training, ahead of Sri Lanka series in UAE

Bank of China permitted to start operations in Pakistan

Pakistan protests with Switzerland over ‘Free Balochistan’ posters

Nawaz Sharif, children fail to appear in court; summons reissued

US paradoxes and Pakistan’s war against terrorism

Saudi plan to ‘accept Israel as a brotherly state’

Was NA-120 election rigged?

UAE ambassador to Ankara threatens Turkey to close down its embassy

Saudi Arabia's king-in-waiting cements grip on power with charm and crackdowns

Confidential U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of killing hundreds of Yemeni kids

Pakistani teenager develops anti-BlueWhale app

US’ Black Hawk Down in Yemen

Outrage in Egypt over Israeli Flag in educational book

Russo-Saudi closeness: What are two sides’ goals?

Arrest warrants: Should Imran Khan present himself before ECP?

Is Establishment pulling NAB’s strings?

How CIA and Raw are funding Pakistani separatists: An Inside story

An old desire: Is Gov trying to place ISI under civilian control?

Certain Western states still back terror groups in Syria: Assad

Iran, Pakistan army chiefs urge Muslim world action to end Rohingya plight

Iraq vice president: Baghdad won't tolerate creation of ‘second Israel’

Myanmar says US official barred from Rohingya conflict zone

Iraq’s Nujaba Movement condemns terrorist attacks in Nasiriyah

Unofficial results show PML-N’s Kulsoom set to win NA-120 by-election

Is China using North Korea to break US's Super power's myth?

US Plan for New Afghan Force Poses Threat to Civilians

UK arms sales benefiting most from Middle East wars

UAE: Saudi Arabia was going to launch military attack on Qatar

US policy shift: Would Pakistan turn into another Iran for US?

Has Trump become a leader of Arab nationalism?

Is Gwadar a toll plaza?

Would a defeat in NA-120 would end PML-N's politics from Punjab?

Rohingyas of Karachi struggle to deal with identity crisis

Guilt of war crimes: Suicide among US war veterans highest in west

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Off Visit to Paris for Fear of Popular Uprising

Iqna | Georgian Muslim Cleric Urges Boycotting Myanmar to End Massacre of Rohingya

Mehr News | ‘Saudi Arabia, Taliban like brothers’

Such TV | JUIF rejects hiring educated imams in KP mosques

Why US is not happy with Deir Ez-Zor’s recapture from ISIS?

The United States and Russia rejected the request of Israel to keep Iran far from the Syrian border

Netanyahu is the Israeli Trump

Paradiagm shift: Pakistan’s big ‘No” to US aid

Did PML-N verbal attacks on Judiciary affected the Panama review appeal?

Saudi Arabia, Sudan banned from Labour party conference

Kulbhoshan Yadav’s case: Why ICJ will not give decision in favor of Pakistan?

Why emergence of Hafiz Saeed linked-MML in Pakistani politics is almost inevitable

UNICEF says 240,000 Rohingya kids in dangerous situation

We will sink Japan and turn US to 'ashes and darkness', says North Korea

Pakistan Still Hasn’t Received Trump’s Demand List

Saudi security: detained preachers are members of spying cell

Russia urges Syria not to retaliate against Israel airstrike

Controversial Saudi Prince detained

Facts hidden by the UAE about its military aircraft crashed in Yemen and the fate of its crew

‘Blue Whale’ taking a bite out of K-P

Who is pressurising NAB to file appeal in Hudaibiya case?

Bahrain


Bahrain-Israel links ‘go back to 1994’

1396/6/19 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
    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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
  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 | 12:56
  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 ...

Sharing the Saudi war crimes: US must not sell arms to Saudi Arabia

1395/12/30 | 12:56
  A leading human rights group has called on the United States not to approve pending weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, warning that such sales could implicate Washington in war crimes.     In a letter to US President Donald Trump, Amnesty International said the arms sales would only serve to further arm the Saudi-led coalition that has attacked thousands of civilians in Yemen in violation of international law.     Amnesty International’s researchers have already found many unexploded US-made bombs among ...

Bahrain Hosts Egypt’s Armed Forces: Just Drills or the Start of Something Much Bigger?

1395/12/23 | 12:56
    Despite the fact that Manama is being forced to cut spending in a number of crucial sectors while recording the highest budget deficit in history, the Bahraini monarchy is not holding back when it comes to military expenses.     Following a flurry of arms deals and other military agreements in recent months, Bahrain is hosting “warships and jet fighters from the Egyptian Armed Forces” for yet another round of pricey war games.     According to the kingdom’s state-run news agency, Bahraini and Egyptian ...

Employment of non-Muslim jailers to pressure Shiite prisoners in Bahrain

1395/12/19 | 12:56
  After the escape of Shiite prisoner from Jaw Central Prison, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry issued an instruction about raising wages of prison officers and pressing Shiite prisoners.     The instruction is related to police officers’ under performance and their negligence in fulfilling the mission and taking bribe from prisoners and helping prisoners escape from Bahrain’s prisons.   According to this document, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry act to rise wages of officers of General Directorate of Prisons from ...

Crimes against humanity: Sham military trials of civilians in Bahrain

1395/12/17 | 12:56
   Bahrain’s parliament on Sunday approved a constitutional change allowing military courts to try civilians, the kingdom’s latest rollback on reforms made after its 2011 Arab Spring protests that will likely stoke an ongoing government crackdown on dissent.   Activists warn the amendment will allow an undeclared state of martial law on the island near Saudi Arabia that’s home to the US Navy’s 5th Fleet. Loyalists of Bahrain’s rulers call the change necessary to fight terrorism as the persistent low-level unrest that followed ...

Bahraini civilians in military trials

1395/12/10 | 12:56
    The Human Rights Watch has said that the trial of civilians in military courts in Bahrain is a ‘violation of international fair trial standards’.     The Human Rights Watch released a statement strongly criticizing Bahrain’s decision to pass a law that allows the trial of civilians in military courts. The statement said: “Justification reviews of the parliament to adopt this law is “the spread of the phenomenon of terrorism in the region” and “the fluidity of the pace of the investigation and trial ...

Turkish riot police sent to Bahrain

1395/12/5 | 12:56
  Sabah Daily has published Umit Yalcin's remarks on sending forces to Bahrain in order to control Bahrain's internal crisis.     Turkish daily newspaper, Sabah, has published the remarks of Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey, Umit Yalcin. He said Turkey is preparing its riot police to send forces to Bahrain in order to control Bahrain’s internal crisis.     “Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa reached agreement during his visit to Bahrain and meeting with Bahrain’s ...

Reasons behind Team Trump’s Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain

1395/11/25 | 12:56
Alwaght- US administration has reportedly planned to sell an arm package to some Persian Gulf Arab states. The new administration's officials are said to have been struggling to faster present it to Donald Trump to win his approval for final implementation. The White House has declined to directly comment on the case, but an American official familiar with the efforts has said that the new US administration seeks to approve supplying a package including technology related to missiles with pinpoint accuracy as well as a multi-billion dollar deal ...

Sham military trials: Why the world is silent on military trials of civilians in Bahrain?

1395/11/21 | 12:56
  Rights groups have condemned attempts to subject Bahraini civilians to military trails, calling for a rejection of the recently proposed amendments to the country’s Constitution.     Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) urged Bahrain’s legislative bodies “not to approve the amendment, and condemn any attempt to try civilians by military judges.”       Bahrain’s ...

A potential threat: Iran warns to destroy US bases in Bahrain

1395/11/20 | 12:56
   A senior member of the Iranian parliament warned that the slightest aggression by Washington against Iran will be responded by razing to the ground the US military base in Bahrain.   Stressing that Tehran has prepared its forces for asymmetric war and attained great achievements in the missile field, he said if the enemy fires a missile against Iran, the country will immediately retaliate it with firing a missile at Tel Aviv.     General Hajizadeh pointed to the US officials' remarks about Iran's missile tests, and ...

Unbridled atrocities: Media blackout Bahraini crimes against Shiite majority

1395/11/9 | 12:56
    Police in Bahrain carried out a dawn raid on Thursday against supporters of a Shia cleric on trial in the Sunni-ruled kingdom during which one man was shot and wounded, witnesses said.     Protesters have been staging sit-ins since authorities revoked Sheikh Isa Qassim’s citizenship in June.     Bahrain has been rocked by unrest since security forces crushed Shia-led protests demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister in 2011.   The head of the Shia opposition, Sheikh Ali Salman, ...

Detention of Pakistanis in Bahrain: Pakistan pays the price of supporting Al-Khalifa regime

1395/11/1 | 12:56
  At least 50 Pakistanis have been detained at the Bahrain’s deport centre for more than a year for raising the issue of salaries in Bahrain’s court.     According to details, the Pakistani workers had filed a petition in Bahrain’s court seeking payment of salaries. The court gave a verdict in favour of the workers but the concerned authorities acted against the verdict and got them detained.The Pakistani embassy in Bahrain has not yet contacted the workers.     Earlier, Bahrain and India held urgent consultations ...

Unfair executions: How Bahraini monarch trying to deter Shia by rampant executions?

1395/10/27 | 12:56
  Bahrain on Sunday executed three Shia men alleged for killing three policemen, in a move likely to further raise tensions between the country’s Shia majority and its Sunni rulers.     The executions came a day after demonstrations broke out across Shia villages following rumours that the authorities were going to carry out the death sentences.     The Emirati officer was part of a Saudi-led Gulf force which rolled into Bahrain in March 2011 to help security forces put down a month of protests led by the country’s ...

Bahrain’s curious largesse: Is Country looking for more mercenaries to suppress Shia community?

1395/10/22 | 12:56
  The decision of the King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to establish a world-class nursing university in the Federal Capital has been termed as gift by the Bahraini Govt.     Bahrain Govt’s gift certainly is not without strings attached and must have some demands in return.  Few days back Bahrain Chief of Army staff also visited Pakistan.   Bahrain has been trying to suppress the Shia community in its country and for that it has been seeking Pakistan’s help since long.     Over 10,000 Pakistanis ...

Tacit ties:  Al-Khalift’s secrete hobnobbing with Israel

1395/10/10 | 12:56
More than 400 Bahraini judicial activists have warned against any normalization of relations with Israel, expressing their support for the Palestinian cause.     The activists blasted Bahraini officials for hosting an Israeli celebration last week, Bahrain’s LuaLua TV reported on Wednesday.   The ceremony, which was held on Saturday, was also reportedly attended by members of the country’s small Jewish population, foreign businessmen and local Bahrainis.     The Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, denounced ...

Death of Pakistani sailors: Why Pakistan cannot question Saudia upon innocent deaths?

1395/10/10 | 12:56
  The fate of a number of Pakistani sailors on board an Iranian vessel off the coast of Yemen remains shrouded in mystery.     Iranian news outlet Press TV had reported on Dec 5 that at least six Pakistani sailors had been killed after Saudi warplanes allegedly attacked a vessel off the Yemeni port of Mokha.     While it is true that Yemen is presently a war zone and details are difficult to verify, the government must make extra efforts to ascertain the fate of the missing sailors.       Unfortunately, as has ...

Aal Khalifah's atrocities: World’s criminal silence on Shia’s prosecution

1395/10/2 | 12:56
  Bahraini security forces clashed with supporters of the country's Shi'ite Muslim spiritual leader near his home, activists said.   Videos posted by activists online appeared to show around a dozen police vehicles and armored cars in Diraz village where Ayatollah Isa Qassim lives surrounded by youths maintaining a round-the-clock vigil to prevent his arrest.     The videos and still images, whose authenticity could not be immediately confirmed by Reuters, showed the police cars firing tear gas at stone-throwing protesters.   Few ...

Syria and Yemen war: Pakistan’s policy and Saudia’s disappointment

1395/9/27 | 12:56
  Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has made it clear at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain that Pakistan could not participate in Yemen war due to its sectarian aspects because Shia Muslims are 20% of Pakistani population.    Speaking at the Manama Dialogue, a regional security summit, he said that Pakistan could not afford expanding of Saudi tension with Iran into Sunni-Shia tension in Pakistan. Hence, he clarified, Pakistan had adopted a balanced policy regarding its relations with Iran and Saudi ...

Sinister agenda of Zionism: How Israeli Hackers are threat to world Security?

1395/9/25 | 12:56
  Israeli software companies reportedly are helping prosecute political prisoners in the Middle East by extracting confidential information from their phones.   Court transcripts published by The Intercept show that Israeli software firm, Cellebrite, is allegedly helping Bahriani police hack the private messages of political activists, New Arab reported.   While the Bahraini government continues to suppress protest from its Shiite majority citizens, evidence gathered from these messages is being used as a basis for torture.   The ...

Fresh protests: The Tsars of Bahrain on the path of confrontation

1395/4/21 | 12:56
 Dozens of Bahraini people staged fresh protests and gatherings across the Persian Gulf country in support of the prominent cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, condemning the Al Khalifa regime's recent decision to revoke his citizenship. In protests held on Wednesday night, people poured into the streets in Bilad al-Qadeem, near the capital, Manama, to express their anger at Al Khalifa regime's ‘radical and flagrant move’ against the 79-year-old cleric. Regime forces showed no tolerance toward the protests and fired a number of teargas canisters ...

Bahrain strips top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim of citizenship

1395/3/31 | 12:56
SHAFAQNA – Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, a move which could further complicate the social unrest in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab state.“Isa Ahmed Qassim has been stripped of his Bahraini citizenship,” state news agency BNA said on Monday in a short message on its Twitter account.The Bahrain Mirror, a website close to the Bahraini opposition, also said on Monday that authorities stripped Sheikh Qassim of citizenship claiming that he has been involved in spreading extremism.Bahrain’s ...

Britain shameful silence over Bahrain

1395/3/23 | 12:56
SHAFAQNA – Amnesty International slammed the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond over his “muted response”, after the Bahraini authorities toughened the prison sentence of Bahraini opposition leader and Secretary-General of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society Sheikh Ali Salman.“The verdict drew condemnation from a host of UN experts and the US government who both called for the release of Sheikh ‘Ali Salman. This stands in stark contrast with the muted response from the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond,” the rights organization said ...

Bahrain is still a human rights blackhole

1394/11/7 | 12:56
SHAFAQNA – Amnesty International issued a scathing critic of al-Khalifa regime this January as the rights group noted how the regime utterly failed to address calls for restraints vis a vis the political opposition.Amnesty International wrote, “The Bahraini authorities continue to silence the opposition by the use of unnecessary force, arrest and imprison protesters and political opposition leaders, and torture detainees.”Under allegations of national security and counter-terrorism, Manama has run a veritable witch-hunt against rights and ...

#IBelong #Bahrain Campaign kicks off on November 6 – Exclusive

1394/8/14 | 12:56
SHAFAQNA – November 6th represents the anniversary of the first decision to strip the nationality of Bahraini citizens on account of their political affiliations, stand or desire to oppose injustice in the kingdom island.But Bahrain remembers and its people will continue to denounce tyranny wherever it may lie, and however it translates on the ground. And so, on November 6th, activists and supporters of Bahrain’s right to political self-determination will mobilize once again for justice.Hussain Jawad, from EBOHR has called on all people to ...