UK MPs Call for Suspension of "Secretive" Gulf Funding Initiatives including Bahrain
British MPs have called on their government to suspend ‘secret' million-pound funding programs for the oil-rich Gulf, which they say could put the UK at risk of complicity in human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
14 British MPs Call on their Gov't to Reconsider Relations with Bahrain, Urge Bahraini Authorities to Release Opposition Leaders
14 MPs in the UK Parliament sent an urgent letter to Britain's foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, urging him to pressure on the Bahraini government to release political prisoners.
BBC: Wigan Athletic Agree Sale to Consortium Led by Bahraini Businessman
The Wigan Athletic Football Club agreed a takeover with a consortium led by Bahraini businessman Abdulrahman Al-Jasmi. The takeover, which remains dependent on English Football League approval, is hoped to be completed by 31 March.
MP Criticizes Putting Investment of Sovereign Fund in Hands of Foreign Employees
First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abdulnabi Salman, criticized the fact that the majority of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company employees are from one friendly country, Britain.
Bahrain Takes Delivery of AstraZeneca Vaccine from India
Bahrain has received its first delivery of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), state media said on Thursday.
Royal Horse Show Agrees to Adopt Human Rights Policy
"Organizers of the UK's largest outdoor horse show, whose most famous fan is the Queen, have agreed to adopt a human rights policy following accusations that the show is being used by the Bahraini royal family to distract from rights abuses," the Guardian newspaper stated.
The Independent: UK Home Secretary under Fire over Tour of Bahrain Police Station where HR Activists were Tortured
British Home Secretary Priti Patel was criticized after visiting a police station in Bahrain where human rights activists were tortured.
British Labor Party Condemns UK Gov't Stance: It should not Remain Silent on HR Issues in Bahrain
The British Labor Party condemned the British government's position on the human rights record in Bahrain, after Bahrain's high court upholding death sentences for two pro-democracy activists Mohammad Ramadan and Hussein Mousa.
Senior US House Democrat Demands Saudi Arabia to Provide Information about HR Activist Loujain Al-Hathloul
Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, expressed his "continued concern" over Loujain Hathloul's treatment in a letter sent to Saudi Arabia's US ambassador, Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud.
Australian MP Fiona Patten: Keeping Prisoners in Bahraini Prisons is HR "Travesty"
Australian MP Fiona Patten described keeping prisoners in Bahraini prisons as a human rights "travesty".
Princess Haya: I Feared Dubai Ruler would Abduct my Kids
Jordanian Princess Haya bint al-Hussein told London's High Court that she feared her former husband, the ruler of Dubai, would abduct her two children, take them back to the Gulf Arab state and prevent her from ever seeing them again.
Two Turkish Nationals who Attempted to Travel to UK Using Forged Passports and Visas Receive for 3-Year Jail Term
The First High Criminal Court sentenced two Turkish nationals to three years in prison, ordered their deportation and confiscation of forged documents, after they tried to travel to the UK via Bahrain International Airport using forged passports and visas.
Who's UK PM Special Envoy who Visited Bahrain? $2500 Monthly Salary from Saudi Arabia to Whitewash its Reputation in Parliament
British Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Rehman Chishti spent several days in Bahrain. The British envoy, of Pakistani origin, visited the Bahraini king, met the Foreign Affairs Minister, attended a meeting for the British Embassy and another one in obsequy congregation hall in Manama and gave a false testimony on the diversity environment and religious tolerance which he witnessed in the country.
Britain Spends Thousands Advising Bahrain on Ways to Keep its Citizens under House Arrest
Diplomats forked out £14,319 to bring eight Bahraini judges and Interior Ministry officials to England, where they also toured courts and probation centres.
Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike Urges Britain to Stop Training Bahraini Security Forces
A Bahraini political prisoner on hunger strike sent a letter to the British Foreign Office urging them to stop training that is contributing to human rights violations in the Gulf state, reported the Morning Star newspaper.
HR Org. Call for Vigil for Nabeel Rajab Today in front of Bahraini Embassy in London
Human rights organizations called for a vigil in front of the Bahrain Embassy in London for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, asking for his sentence to be immediately suspended.
Bahrain-UK Bilateral Trade Hits £1.1 Billion
Bilateral trade between Bahrain and the UK reached about £1.1 billion (2018-March 2019), according to latest figures revealed two days ago.
U.S., France, Britain may be Complicit in Yemen War Crimes, U.N. Report Says
The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
US Officially Launches Joint Maritime Coalition to Patrol Gulf Waters
The United States officially launched its joint maritime security initiative in the Gulf, with the support of Australia, the United Kingdom and Bahrain, as tensions with Iran continue to escalate.
U.S. should Honor Nuclear Deal if it Wants Talks: Iran Foreign Minister
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday the United States must observe the 2015 nuclear deal and stop engaging in "economic terrorism" against the Iranian people if Washington wants to meet for talks.