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Why Did Saudia summon COAS and Pakistan PM?

The difference between the Sunnis and the Takfiri Wahhabism!

Who conspired against Khatm.e.Nubuwwat (PBUH) law?

Dirty Politics: PTI’s blunder of making alliance with Taliban’s father

Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims ‘a dehumanising apartheid’: Amnesty report

Scientists warns of upsurge in major earthquakes in 2018

UNGA resolution: Is Pakistan on right track for Kashmir’s freedom?

Imran Khan paves way for father of Deobandi Taliban to his new Pakistan

Rana Sanaullah blames Intelligence Agencies for Shirazi kidnapping

Report: Saudi Arabia deficit reaches $32.4bn

Russia eyes active role in Afghanistan, breaking with three-decade restraint

While Saudi Arabia discusses Iran and Hezbollah in Cairo, its plans for Lebanon are backfiring

Afghanistan opium cultivation: A bigger threat than ISIS to Pakistan and Iran

Why Nawaz Sharif is hesitant to remove Ishaq Dar?

Can Islamabad protests lead into Military take over?

Iran: Saudi-drafted Arab League statement full of lies, worthless

Nasrallah: US did what it could to help Daesh in Syria's Bukamal

Interior Minister gets 48 hours to evict defiant Islamabad protesters

ABNA | Syrian civilian killed, material damaged in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Pakistan nears its moment of truth

MERH | Study indicates discrimination against Shias in Bahrain

The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’..

Does Israel has secret ties with 'many' Arab, Muslim states?

Why Pentagon persuaded Congress to delink LeT from Haqqani network?

Security council appointed panel says no missiles sent to Houthis, refuting Saudi Arabia claim

The conditional release of Saad al-Hariri; Saudi Arabia kept his two children in Riyadh

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

Saudi: Palestinian Abbas must endorse US’ plan or leave

Egyptian authorities crack down on televised fatwas

Saudi Arabia’s empty trumpeting for war against Iran

Replacing Finance minister: Is PML-N going to make Ishaq Dar a perfect scapegoat?

Faizabad sit in: Is another model town like action in the offing?

Is Shahbaz Sharif deliberately weakening PML-N?

Would Nawaz seek a presidential pardon?

Senior Iranian official warns Macron against meddling in Iran’s internal affairs

Palestine to freeze ties with US if Trump admin closes mission in Washington

The Martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS)

Lebanese PM Accepts France Invite: Will This End Crisis?

Arab media: Baghdad not ready to host Saudi Crown Prince

Barzani seeking to mend ties with Iran, worrying US

The series of the arrogant prince

US troops told to ignore child abuse in Afghanistan

Shafaqna special: Did PML-N launch Tehrik.e.Labaik?

Balochistan mass murder:  A terrorist activity or human trafficking?

TTP in Afghanistan: How does Abdullah Abdullah’s confession shift burden from Pakistan to US?

Free Balochistan posters: A new game plan against CPEC

Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi capital for France: Lebanese TV

Saudi siege of Yemen leaves three cities without clean water: Red Cross

Social Structure Founded by the Prophet (pbuh)

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

How has Islamophobia changed over the past 20 years?

West Eyes Nuclear Deal-Style Missile Pact with Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Moves against Hezbollah

International conference on lovers of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the Takfiri issue

3,000 more US troops deployed to Afghanistan: Pentagon

US Claims North Korea Behind FALLCHILL Malware

Saudi Arabia and Israel want to drag US into war against Iran: Former CIA officer

The story of a French woman who married four ISIS terrorists

'Saudi King Salman to step down next week'

Pakistan, US trade blame over cross-border terrorism

Delinking LeT from Haqqani network: Did US ditch India?

Is PTI backing Tehreek-e-Labbaik protests?

Israel ready to share intel on Iran with Saudi Arabia: Military chief

Saudi Arabia blackmailing detained princes to fill state coffers: Report

Netanyahu: Israel Will Act Alone to Force Iran Out of Syria

50,000 Yemeni children will die by end of the year, says Save the Children

Saudi storms home of detained cleric Salman Al-Ouda

Morsi tells lawyer of threats to his life

How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East?

How Trump’s CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran

Decline in terrorism: Has Pakistan won the proxy war led by Israel and India?

Is TTP returning to South Waziristan again?

Scapegoat: Is Supreme Court going to disqualify Jhangir Tareen?

Is this the end of Nawaz dynasty in Pakistan?

US president takes issue with ‘naïve’ Times op-ed on Xi-Trump ties

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

Will new chairman review NAB’s in-house legal view on Musharraf?

How serious is Iraqi Kurdistan about reviewing ties with Washington?

Why Pakistan wants Afghanistan to join CPEC?

Lebanese Bankers Fear Qatar-Style Blockade by Saudis

Corruption in Israel is not just an Israeli issue

New constituency’s controversy: Is PML-N trying to delay the election?

Media Silent as 1 Million Protesters March in Spain to demand the release of Catalan political prisoners

Did Israel enforce Trump to renegotiate nuclear agreement with Iran?

Non-bailable arrest warrants: Has Nawaz Sharif abandoned Ishaq Dar?

Shafaqna Insight: Why India cannot sabotage CPEC?

Zimbabwe army deploys soldiers outside Harare

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

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?

Turkish President slams Saudi Crown prince over ’Moderate Islam’

Islamic Jihad vows retaliation for Israeli attack

Don’t get ‘too close’ to Iran: US warning to Pakistan

Re-opening of Hudabiya case: What is the game behind the curtains?

UK Hindu minister urges military aid to Israel

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

Rapprochement with Israel carries a heavy price tag for Riyadh

MMA revival: Is it an attempt to induct extremist religious parties into politics?

Shafaqna analysis: Why Pakistan cannot bring Altaf Hussain back?

Strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border, kills about 450

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

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

1396/8/24 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
    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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
    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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
    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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
   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 | 18:00
    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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
   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 | 18:00
    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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
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 | 18:00
  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 | 18:00
  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 ...