Bahraini Authorities Target Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei's Family, His Wife Beaten and Interrogated
The Bahraini authorities arrested on Wednesday (October 26, 2016) Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei’s wife, Duaa Al-Wadaei and her infant son, while attempting to leave Bahrain for London.
Turki al-Faisal: Washington Policies Take Bahrain into Iran’s Arms
Former Head of Saudi Intelligence Apparatus, Turki al-Faisal, expressed his deep concern about the future of the political situation in Bahrain, as he believed that “the Iranian power is growing in it in a worrying and dangerous way.”
Experts Reassure Traders: Value-Added Tax will be Paid by Consumer
Economic experts confirmed that the value-added tax (VAT), which Gulf countries intend to impose in 2018, will be borne by the end user and consumer (citizens and residents) and not the traders.
Video: British PM Receives Bahrain’s King amid Protest Calling for his Downfall
Social media activists posted a footage showing Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa while heading to the office of the British Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street to meet her.
Freedom House: Bahrain “Not Free” in Press Freedom Index
Bahrain scored among the lowest ranks in the annual report issued by Freedom House organization, after putting the country under the “Not Free” category on the level of freedom of press, and freedom of the internet.
Conference in London Discusses “Nationality Revocation” with Participation of MPs and MEPs
A human rights forum is to be held in the British Capital, London on Monday (October 31, 2016) entitled “The International Human Rights Challenge on Arbitrary Revocation of Citizenship: Bahrain & The Gulf, the Dominican Republic, Myanmar and beyond”.
Bahrain wasn’t Occupied by Britain, Has been Independent since Al khalifa Came
A Salafist minister denied that Bahrain was occupied by Britain, stressing that Bahrain has been independent since Al Khalifa family came to Bahrain in 1783.
Bahraini Foreign Ministry: No Ban on Travel to Iraq
Local Bahraini Al-Bilad newspaper said an official source confirmed that “Bahrainis are not banned to travel to sister Republic of Iraq.”
Iran Denounces Raid on al-Wefaq, Advises Bahrain to Quit “Police Approach”
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Bahram Qasemi, expressed Iran’s concern and denouncement to the raid on Bahraini National Islamic Society al-Wefaq’s offices, and advised Manama officials to quit their “police and security approach”.
British Police Train Bahrain how to “Whitewash” Deaths in Custody
The British Morning Star website that the British police have advised their Bahraini counterparts on how to “whitewash” deaths in custody, international human rights group Reprieve alleged.
S. Yousif Al-Muhafdah: Is Bahrain the New Breeding Ground for Political Extremism?
How the government’s unprecedented crackdown on civil society and human rights might foster the radicalization of some of its citizens.
Rights Campaigners Urge Prince Charles to Cancel Trip to Bahrain
Human Rights campaigners are calling on Prince Charles to cancel his upcoming visit to Bahrain in light of the country’s deteriorating situation, as a leading activist faces 15 years in prison.
Malaysia Withdrew from Hosting 2017 FIFA Congress, Bahrain Stepped in, Welcoming the Israelis!
Bahrain has offered to host the next FIFA congress, officially allowing Israelis entry to the country. This move shows that the government just wants to take further steps towards normalization with Tel Aviv.
Bahraini Authorities Agreed on Israeli Delegation Visit to Manama to Take Part in FIFA Congress Meetings
President of the Bahrain Football Association (BFA), Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa stressed that the Israeli Football Association (IFA) will take part in the Congress FIFA meeting that will be held in Bahrain on May 11, 2017.
Gulf Institute for Democracy & Human Rights: 304 Bahrainis with Revoked Citizenships Since 2011
The Australia-based Gulf Institute for Democracy & Human Rights (GDHR) launched on Monday its report on the citizenship revocation in Bahrain, entitled, “Revocation of Citizenships: The Silent Execution.”
Why Shimon Peres? A Founding-Generation “Friend” of Bahrain’s Gov’t
The follow up on the timeline of the Bahraini-Israeli relations, which is stretched over a period of more than 22 years, unveiled interesting details.
Bahrain Allows Coptic to Build Second Church in Manama
Coptic Orthodox priest Royce George, engaged in the pastoral care of the Orthodox Coptic community in Bahrain, has confirmed the donation of land by King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa for the construction of the second Coptic church in the Kingdom, Fibes reported.
HRF Asks Obama to Ban Bahraini Officials Involved in Violations from Entering America
Human Rights Watch sent a letter to the American President Barack Obama demanding him to use his left 100 days in office to help ameliorate human rights situation in the world.
Video: Abdollahian Deems Bahrain Occupied by Saudi Arabia, Dismissal of PM will Affect Political Structure
Special advisor to the speaker of parliament for international affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed that his country refuses all the military solutions for the crises in the region, including Syria, Yemen and Bahrain.
Lawsuit in Egypt to Stop Bahraini King from Owning Lands in Sinai
An Egyptian newspaper reported that an attorney has filed a lawsuit to the administrative court demanding the annulment of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s decision which grants Bahraini King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa the same rights as Egyptians regarding ownership of lands and villas in South Sinai Governorate, for residential use.