“After the Sheikhs” stirs up a wave of reactions after Dhahi Khalfan accuses the Bahraini opposition of financing it
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The deputy chief of Dubai police and public security, Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, has described the book “After the Sheikhs”, by the British academic Dr. Christopher Davidson, that it is “filled with insults” and questioned the role of the Bahraini opposition in financing it.
Kuwait’s Administration of Customs denies Bahrain’s claim: Detonators and explosive devices were not aboard a passenger bus from Iraq
Bahrain Mirror: Kuwait General Administration of Customs denied any responsibility in regards to finding detonators and bomb-making equipment with a Bahraini passenger aboard bus which came from Iraq and passed through Kuwaiti territory
Accreditation row hurts young Bahrainis
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Bahrain’s government abruptly suspends the accreditation of more than 100 Chinese universities. Sources say Shia account for almost all of the students going into Chinese medical schools from Bahrain and suggest this was a way for the authorities to punish a community they blame for the ongoing unrest in the kingdom.
Reporters Without Borders launches “Operation Collateral Freedom”: Bahrain Mirror website is accessible now in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
Summary: Reporters Without Borders launched a major operation to unblock 9 censored websites, including Bahrain Mirror website, in defiance of 11 countries that are on its list of “Enemies of the Internet.”
Nabeel Rajab reveals letters sent by UN rapporteurs to the Bahraini government concerning his arrest
Human rights activist Nabeel Rajab revealed addresses sent to the Bahraini government on October 14th 2014, in which UN special rapporteurs expressed grave concerns at his arrest and detention.
UN Special Rapporteurs call on Bahraini authorities to open the Pearl Roundabout and allow public access to the site
Summary: UN special rapporteurs called on the Bahraini government to demilitarize the Pearl Roundabout and allow access to the site of the destructed monument.
It was Valentine's Day: Manama was among protest sites, live rounds were fired in Daih and Tariq Al-Hassan observed Sitra from a car window
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The streets of the Bahraini capital, Manama, on Saturday were also occupied by massive protests, which flooded other areas across the country, marking the fourth anniversary of the February 14 revolution.
Bahrain is mostly paralyzed for the second day and Takbeer shouts echo from homes on the eve of the 14 Feb anniv
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Severe clashes between police and protestors took place during dozens of demonstrations to mark the 4th anniversary of the 14th February, on Friday. This year's anniversary coincides with the arrest of the most prominent opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of Al Wefaq society.
Moments in History
Ali Alaswad: Real change takes time, nothing happens over night. From the cradle of civilisation until now, the common theme that unites human history is that we constantly adapt and never stop changing.
Bahrain: Schools and Businesses brought to a halt one day prior to the February 14 revolution anniversary
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Bahrain's schools and universities were closed on Thursday, February 12, 2015, answering calls for protests prior to the anniversary of the February 14 revolution.
Bahrain’s CP is amongst them… Leaked files reveal the biggest money laundering and tax fraud scandal in history involving kings and world leaders
Data in massive cache of leaked secret bank account files from HSBC’s Swiss banking arm was made public by dozens of major media outlets. Prominent figures, who were HSBC clients were implicated in these files, and among them was Bharain’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Bahraini ISIS members respond to striping their nationalities: We will enter Bahrain by arms not passports, and we will behead the King
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Bahrain's King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, issued a royal decree on 31st January 2015 to strip 72 Bahrainis of their nationalities. This included 50 opposition supporters and activists, as well as 22 of those who joined the extremist ISIS organization and other terrorist organizations that fight in Syria and Iraq. As a result, the reactions of those Bahrainis' who were stripped of their nationalities differed.
Khalil Al Marzooq to “Bahrain Mirror”: the charges raised against Sh. Ali Salman mean that the political action has become incriminated in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): Khalil Al Marzooq, a prominent leader of Al Wefaq, said that the charges raised against Al Wefaq's secretary general mean that "demanding reform has become incriminated" and that demanding rights "is a punishable action in the eyes of the authority", indicating that this matter will steer the country towards a critical situation.
Al-Wefaq Secretary General on the evening prior to his trial: I stated my demands directly to the King.. I am ready to spend my whole life as a prisoner
Bahrain Mirror (exclusive): Sheikh Ali Salman, the Secretary General of Al-Wefaq the main opposition group, said on the evening prior to his trial tomorrow (Wednesday, January 28, 2015) that the investigations conducted with him were related to the demands he presented in front of the the King and his Crown Prince.
Nabeel Rajab: Twitter: The Arab Spring’s Horizon
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The human rights defender and President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Nabeel Rajab, has been active on Twitter since March 2009.
The terrorism of Bahraini security: Carrying Sheikh Ali Salman’s photo means death
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): What was this peaceful youth doing other than holding a photo? He was standing completely unarmed in front of an armored vehicle, which was garrisoned of everything but its savage desires of killing.
The wave of hostility towards Britain has escalated in Bahrain after arresting Al Wefaq’s secretary general
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The wave of hostility towards the British government has escalated in Bahrain after arresting Al Wefaq’s secretary general, Sheikh Ali Salman. The opposition groups accused the British authorities for inciting the Bahraini regime to strictness towards the opposition that sought to end up the acquisition of Al Khalifa family on the authority since 2011.
Nabeel Rajab reveals: Ali Haroun was tortured by three police officers and left with a bloody face in front of Thailand police. Ali was anesthetized without the presence of a doctor.
Bahrain Mirror: The president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Right, Nabeel Rajab, has unveiled distressing information regarding the treatment of arrested youth Ali Haroun. Ali was hunted down and handed over to Bahrain by the Thailand authorities.
Iain Lindsay: "I am Charles Belgrave!"
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): In 1816, Bahrain's ruler, Abdullah Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, was eagerly awaiting the arrival of Captain Bruce, the Political Resident in the Gulf, anticipating the moment he steps off his ship. It was the first visit paid by the empire on which the sun never sets; it was a long-awaited visit. Great joy filled the heart and mind of the Bedouin, whose only thought was of gaining rewards for his tribe rather than a national state, as stated in some of the royal family's publications in an attempt to deceive us.
A Parliamentary Reference: excluding a big bloc of boycotters from the voters list and replacing them with naturalized citizens
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): How will the government increase the participation in the elections scheduled on November 22nd given that it is widely expected to be boycott? How will the government hide the huge increase of the electoral bloc based on random naturalization exercised by the authority during the past four years?