Bahrain Royal Appears to Admit he 'Beat' Opposition Activists in London, Claims Qatar Directing UK Police
The “Middle East Eye” website said that “a member of Bahrain's royal family has appeared to admit he "beat" pro-democracy activists on London's Oxford Street and accuse British police of being "directed" by Qatar.
Britain Charges Barclays, Ex-Bosses Over "Unlawful" Qatari Deal
Barclays (BARC.L) and four former top executives were charged with fraud on Tuesday over undisclosed payments to Qatari investors as part of a 12 billion pound ($15 billion) emergency fundraising during the financial crisis in 2008.
Bahraini FM Minister Meets his UK Counterpart, Minister of State for Middle East at FCO
The Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, met the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, on his official visit to the United Kingdom.
British PM May Urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to Ease Tensions
British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on Thursday to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab world's biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar.
Britain's May Says Raised Terrorism Question at Saudi Visit in April
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she had raised "the question of terrorism" when she visited Saudi Arabia in April.
The Guardian: Britain may not Publish Results of Investigation into Foreign Funding of Extremist Groups due to Reference to KSA
The British “The Guardian” said that the British government may not publish the results of a long and detailed investigation into the foreign funding of extremist Islamic groups in Britain, as the decision behind not publishing the results is due to “sensitive information” mentioned in the investigation.
Al-Wefaq Society: What Happened in Diraz a Heinous Crime, US & UK Bear Responsibility
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said in a statement that the Bahraini regime has committed, with international complicity and silence, a heinous crime and historic sin and blatant violation of all international norms protecting the principles of human rights.
Reprieve Publishes Details of British Aid to Bahrain: It Involved in Allowing Executions
The British Reprieve organization said that “there are worrying signs that Britain is helping to prop up Bahrain’s death penalty system,” amid the abuses taking place in Bahrain and after Bahrain carried out the politically-motivated executions of three men – Abbas Al-Samea, Sami Mushaima and Ali Al-Singace in January 2017, while two more prisoners – Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Mousa – face imminent execution.
British Military Attaché Says Bahrain Faces Terrorist Attacks every Month
The British military attaché in Bahrain, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Price, said that improvised explosive devices in the streets of Bahrain “blown up by terrorists” pose a threat to Bahrainis every day.
Reuters: Three Activists Held in Bahrain after UK Horse Show Protest
Bahraini security forces detained family members of three U.K.-based activists on Saturday over their protests against the Gulf king's attendance at a royal horse show in Britain, one of the activists said.
Activist: 3 Detained in Bahrain over UK Horse Show Protests
Bahrain detained three activists over protests targeting the tiny island nation’s king during a royal horse show in the United Kingdom, a fellow campaigner said Saturday.
Authorities Detain Activist Isa Al-A'ali's Father, Summon his Mother after Son Joins Anti-King Protest in UK
The UK-based Bahraini activist Isa Al-A'ali said that the Bahraini authorities arrested his father and summoned his mother over his participation in an anti-King protest.
The Guardian: UK Aid Paid for Military Band to Play at Queen’s Birthday in “Toxic” Bahrain
UK-based daily The Guardian said reported that “MPs and rights groups have reacted with dismay over the use of a secretive £1bn government aid and security fund to pay for a Royal Marines band to play in Bahrain for the Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, despite the country’s dire human rights record.”
British Daily Mail: Bahrain Refers First Civilian Case to Military Court
The British Daily Mail newspaper said that Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, according to Amnesty International.
Geneva: UK Criticizes Bahrain’s Resorting to Death Penalties & Citizenship Revocation
The UK criticized Bahrain adopting policies of death penalties and citizenship revocations.
Mahdi Abu Deeb Wins NASUWT Award
Mahdi Abu Deeb, President of the dissolved Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA), won the International Solidarity Award for 2017, granted by the largest teachers’ union in the UK, NASUWT. Abu Deeb spent 5 years in prison after a Bahraini court ruled against him.
Khalifa bin Salman Visits London to Attend his Granddaughter’s Graduation, Meets UK PM
Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa arrived in the British capital, London to attend the graduation of his granddaughter Aisha bint Rashid Al Khalifa from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) that graduated dozens of the Al Khalifa ruling family.
May to Raise 'Hard Issues' with Saudi Arabia, Stand up for UK Interests
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would raise "hard issues" with Saudi Arabia's leaders on a visit to the country, as critics urged her to pressure Riyadh over its air war in Yemen and human rights record.
Bahrain Denounces Throwing Rotten Eggs at Saudi Military Official in London, Describes Protestors as “Terrorists”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain strongly denounced throwing rotten eggs at a Saudi military official, describing what happened as “the barbaric assault” and considering the protestors “a group of terrorists”.
Britain Expresses Regret over 'Disturbance' during Saudi Aide's London Visit
Britain has expressed regret to Saudi Arabia after what it described as a "disturbance" during a visit by an aide to Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to London last week.