Manama Dialogue Kicks off Today, IISS under Investigation for Receiving Secret Funding from Al Khalifa
The 2016 Manama Dialogue will start today (Friday, December 9m 2016) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organizing the forum in cooperation with the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Appeals Court Upholds Jail Sentences & Stripping Nationalities of 5 Accused of Establishing February 14 Group
Bahrain’s Appeals Court upheld verdict imprisoning and revoking citizenships of 5 dissidents accused of establishing February 14 organization.
Photos: Mass Protest in Diraz Condemning Sectarian Persecution
Hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets in a mass protest that was launched from the Imam Sadiq Mosque, condemning the sectarian persecution practiced against Shia in Bahrain.
King Hamad Appoints Author in Akhbar Al-Khaleej Newspaper as Undersecretary in Ministry of Education
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decree 77/2016 appointing Mohammed Mubarak Jum'a as Ministerial Undersecretary for Resources and Services in the Ministry of Education.
Al-Khawaja’s 2009 Ashura Speech: “The Ruling Gang” in US Cable and Justin Gengler’s Book (Part 5)
HR Activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja’s oration didn’t only attract the attention of political researchers like Justin Gengler but was also focus of US Embassy’s cable in 2009.
Bahraini Interior Minister Sends Written Message to Saudi Crown Prince
The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz received a written message today from Bahrain's Minister of Interior Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
Bahrain’s Ruling Al Khalifa Family Internationally Condemned for Escalating Sectarian Strife
Bahraini regime continues to evade any political reform by portraying the national opposition parties in the island kingdom as “foreign-fueled chaos.”
New Fatwa Compels Bahrainis to Defend Sheikh Qassim via “Possible Means”
Prominent Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sayyed Kazem Al Haeri issued a fatwa demanding the Bahraini people to defend the Shiite majority spiritual leader, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.
MoI Says it Respects Religious Occasions Despite Committing Violations against Ashura Rituals in 15 Villages
The Chief of Public Security Tariq Al-Hassan claimed that the Ministry of Interior respects all religious occasions, including Ashura. This comes after the ministry took down Ashura banners and attacked those who participated in erecting the banners and flags.
Bahraini Interior Minister Vows Prevention of “Coup Participants” from “Political Participation”
The Bahraini Interior Minister, Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, vowed on Thursday (September 29, 2016) to prevent all those “who conspired to overthrow the regime”, from political participation.
MoI: Bahrainis’ Passports Withdrawn for Bearing Unofficial Stamps
Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said that passports of some Bahrainis had been withdrawn as they arrived in the country since they had the stamps of unauthorized bodies. The passports had therefore lost their official status and could not be used, he said.
Letter to FCO About Involvement of Fawaz Al Khalifa in Restricting Press Freedom, the Latter Denies
The British Guardian newspaper said that leading press freedom groups have sent a letter to foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns about the human rights record of Bahrain’s ambassador to the UK, Fawaz bin Mohammad Al Khalifa.
PHOTOS: Largest Shiite Friday Prayers Halted for Fourth Consecutive Week
Largest Shia Friday prayers ritual halted today for fourth consecutive week, after authorities denied Sheikh Mohammad Sanqour entry to Diraz.
Bahrainis are Like Crabs, Sever their Claws and They’ll Grow Stronger Ones
Since 2011, Bahrainis were forced to choose between being part of the pro-regime herd or being cut off, rendered voiceless and denied any rights.
Brother of Bahrain’s Deputy Chief of Public Security Threatens Dissident in Exile to Revenge his Family
A member of the Bahraini ruling family threatened a refugee dissident to revenge his family that resides in Bahrain.
Bahrain: Clashes Erupt Following Protests Denouncing Persecution of Shia in the Country
Thousands took to the streets of Bahrain to denounce sectarian oppressive policy adopted by government against Shiite majority.
Wide Protests in Bahrain Calling for Putting End to Sectarian Persecution against Shia
Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets in several villages across Bahrain on Friday (July 8, 2016) under the slogan of "Sacrificing Friday" announcing their adherence to putting an end to the ruling of Al Khalifa family's monopoly over power and condemning the sectarian practices against the Shia majority.
Iran Supreme Leader Urges Bahrain Rulers to Save Country from Plunging into Civil War
Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei warned rulers of Bahrain of turning political conflict into civil war.
PHOTOS: Protests Staged across Bahrain since Early Hours of Fitr Eid
Hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets across country in protest since early hours of Fitr Eid holiday.
Bahrain’s Unending Repression: Enough Already!
Bahrain’s decision to strip Sheikh Isa Qasim of his citizenship is yet another example of regime’s deepening repression.