UK Ambassador: We’re Concerned with Terrorism Bahrain is Facing, We’re Unaware of Opposition Agenda in London
British Ambassador to Bahrain Simon Martin said “we are concerned with the terrorists Bahrain is facing and we took a stance in this regards. This is not limited to Bahrain only, but to the neighboring states as well. We are facing a challenge in security threat and we have to face these challenges together, because terrorism has no friend. We also refuse Iran’s threats to Bahrain and Gulf States.”
Fawaz bin Mohammed Presents his Credential as Non-Resident Ambassador to Norway
Bahrain’s ambassador Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa presented his credential to King Harald V as Accredited Non-Resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Kingdom of Norway.
British Website: UK Foreign Office Silent over Mostafa Hamdan’s Death
A British website said that the UK Foreign Office officials have failed to respond to claims by human rights groups that “UK trained police were responsible for the gunning down of 18 year-old Mostafa Hamdan, who has died two months after being shot in the head.”
Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq Condemns Terror Attack on British Capital
Bahrain’s Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society condemned the terrorist attack that targeted the British Parliament area yesterday Wednesday (March 22, 2017), which claimed the lives of 3 people.
Christopher Davidson Discusses in Interview Role of the West in the Middle East
In an interview Christopher Davidson discusses the West’s often covert counter-revolutionary activities in the Middle East region.
Britain Refuses to Back UN statement Condemning Bahrain’s Human Rights Abuses
The British government has refused to back a joint United Nations statement criticising Bahrain over its deteriorating human rights record.
Six Years since Bahrain's Revolution, Britain Continues to Back Monarchy's Despotic Rule, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei
The UK government has prioritised business dealings with the Gulf over rampant human rights abuses in Bahrain since 2011 uprising.
The Remnants of the Arab Spring in Bahrain, Isabel Woodford
Recent execution of three opponents of the political regime in Bahrain highlights subtle but frightening reassertion of authoritarianism in the country and the Middle East.
The Independent: Bahrain Among 8 Countries to Fund British MPs’ Trips
British daily The Independent said that Bahrain was among 8 despotic regimes that funded trips of British MPs last year, according to an analysis of Parliament’s register of interest.
British Newspaper: UK Funded Training of Bahraini Officials to Clamp down on Protests, including Tariq Al-Hassan
The British “The Times” newspaper said that “The Foreign Office has been accused of trying to cover up its funding of a program to train the Bahraini police in crowd control techniques, including the use of water cannon and dogs.”
HR Groups Urge UK Foreign Secretary to Call for Nabeel Rajab's Release
Over 20 human rights figures and organizations sent letter to British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs urging him to call on Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab.
Bahrain's Scholars Call for Staging Shrouds Protests Next Sunday
Bahrain’s scholar said in a statement on Friday (January 27, 2017) that the attack carried on by civilian forces on Diraz is “an intended crime of murder committed at the orders of officials. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the British security administration bear full responsibility for this crime and the security and sectarian chaos.”
UK MPs Call for Action on Bahrain Executions
UK Members of Parliament called on the British Foreign Office to file a complaint against the Bahraini government, and to call for an investigations into torture in the Kingdom. They also demanded their government to interfere concerning the death sentences of Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moussa.
British Foreign Secretary Reiterates UK’s Opposition to Death Penalty without Official Condemnation over Execution of 3 Bahrainis
After Bahraini authorities executed 3 Bahraini political prisoners, British Foreign Secretary merely reiterated UK’s opposing stance towards the death penalty without official condemnation.
British MP Calls on His Gov. to Interfere to Stop Execution of Death Sentences in Bahrain
Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP in the UK Parliament, called on his country's government to interfere to stop the execution of death sentences issued against 3 Bahraini dissidents.
The Guardian: Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain Cast Shadow over £2m UK Aid Support
British daily The Guardian said in a report published Friday (January 13, 2017), that, "The UK government is facing fresh questions about Britain's aid strategy after it emerged that a controversial multi-million pound program of support for Bahrain's security and justice system is being bolstered this year, even as the Gulf state reverses reforms to a key intelligence agency accused of torture."
UK Gov’t: Bahrain Spent £16 Thousand to Host British MPs in Manama Dialogue
A report issued by the British Government indicated that Bahrain spent more than 16 thousand British pounds for hosting 5 UK Members of Parliament from the Conservative Party, at its December 2016 Manama Dialogue Forum.
MEE: UK Helped Train Saudi Unit Accused of Whitewashing Yemen War Crimes
The Middle East Eye website said that the British military “has provided training to a Saudi war crimes investigations unit headed by a Bahraini judge accused of sentencing peaceful protesters to lengthy jail terms, where they were often tortured.”
2016: UK-Bahraini Relations, First British Naval Base in the Gulf since 1967 (Timeline)
British Prince Charles opened in November 2016 first UK military base in Bahrain since 1967, amid criticism against the support the Bahraini regime receives from the British government
UK Closely Monitors Sheikh Ali Salman’s Case
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Tobias Ellwood said that his country continues to monitor the case of the Bahraini detained opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, closely.