Nasrallah: Bahrain King Welcomes Zionist Rabbi Yet Throws Bahrain Clerics Behind Bars
The Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah slammed the Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for receiving a Zionist Rabbi, whom confirmed during a meeting that he supports the Arab League announcement labeling Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
Reuters: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Ban Iranian Ships From Ports
Bahrain Mirror (Reuters): Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have banned Iranian-flagged vessels from entering their waters and imposed other shipping restrictions, according to ship insurers citing local reports, potentially escalating tensions between Tehran and Riyadh.
Syria Warns Saudi Arabia & Bahrain: Troops to Enter Our Soil Will Return “In Coffins”
The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem said that his country “will resist any ground incursion into its territory and send the aggressors home ‘in coffins,’” in comments aimed at Arab countries that have announced their readiness to join such an operation.
Bahrain Capital Municipality: No Plan to Shelter Rain Victims & We Expect to Face Crisis in Coming Days
Bahrain Mirror: In response to the press that criticized the Bahraini capital municipality for not discussing rain issues during its session, the chairman of the Capital Municipal Council Mohammed Ali Al-Khuzai said: “We are expecting to face a crisis in the coming days.”
UK Minister: We Announced Establishment of Permanent Base in Bahrain
Bahrain Mirror: Commenting on “establishing a UK military base in Bahrain,” the British Minister of State for Defence Procurement, Philip Dunne, stressed that his country is looking forward to “broadening and deepening its contributions in the country’s security and stability through the Strategic Defence and Security Review.”
Saudi Newspaper: Bahrain Leans Towards Severing Ties with Iran
Bahrain Mirror: The Saudi “Al-Hayat” newspaper reported from what it described as well-informed sources their expectations that “the ties between Bahrain and Iran is leaning towards being severed.”
Bahrain Bans Rally Outside UN House in Solidarity with Palestine
Bahrain Mirror: The national opposition democratic forces said that the Bahraini authorities banned a peaceful popular rally planned to be held outside the United Nations House on Friday (November 6, 2015).
Bahraini Ministry of Energy Invests $7.5 Billion to Expand & Develop Oil Sector
Bahrain Mirror: The Al-Bilad local Bahraini newspaper said that the Bahraini Ministry of Energy intends to invest $7.5 billion to expand and develop Bahrain’s oil sector within 4 and 10-year plans.
Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net Report: Bahrain Harasses Twitter Users with Army of Trolls
Bahraini Mirror (Exclusive): Bahrain scored 72 on a scale of (0 = Best, 100 = Worst), according to Freedom House’s annual Freedom on the Net report, which highlighted that an “army of trolls has been active on Twitter since February 2011 to collectively harass and intimidate online activists.”
Bahrain Clerics: We Can’t Stand Silent on Attacking Ashura Rituals
Bahrain Mirror: The clerics of Bahrain denounced the attacks on Ashura rituals such as “tearing and taking down black Ashura banners and flags or attacking Ashura gatherings,” deeming these acts a “blatant violation of religious freedoms.”
Bahraini Interior Ministry Investigates Assaults by Ruling Family Member against Shiite Obsequies Yet without Results
The Bahraini Interior Ministry said that it is investigating the shooting incidents that took place southwest of the capital Manama, targeting two Shiite obsequies.
MEMRI Denies MoU with Bahrain, Accusing Regime of “Deceit” & Reminding it of Turki Al-Binali
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): After the announcement of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the “This Is Bahrain” campaign and the Washington-based MEMRI institute, MEMRI published an article entitled “Bahrain and the Politics of Deceit,” accusing the Bahraini regime of dishonesty.
Bahrain’s Industry Ministry Closes Down 3 Restaurants for Raising Prices & Warns Others
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain's Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism announced that it has closed down three restaurants in Arad, Hamad Town and Riffa for raising their prices.
Iran Representative to UN Criticizes Bahrain’s Violations of Majority’s Rights
Bahrain Mirror: The Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, rejected the accusations brought forth by Bahrain against his country during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
Gulf Air Denies Suspending its Flights to Iran
Bahrain Mirror: Gulf Air, the official carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, denied stopping the company’s flights to Iran following the withdrawal of the Bahraini ambassador to Tehran.
Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly Expresses Willingness to Visit Bahrain & Requests Info on 30 Violation Cases
Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, Maina Kiai, said that he addressed Bahrain requesting information regarding 30 cases of violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
Bahrain’s Smaller Cabinet Is Finally Born: Only Two Ministers Excluded
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 65/2015 reshuffling the cabinet and merging some ministries and departments.
Pakistani Ambassador: Bahrain to Build Hospital in Islamabad
Bahrain Mirror: Pakistan's Ambassador to Bahrain, Saeed Ahmed Khan, said that Bahrain will take care of the expenses of building a hospital in the Pakistan’s Islamabad.
Unemployed Doctors Say Health Ministry Delayed Announcing Names of Doctors Accepted in Intern Program
Bahrain Mirror: A number of unemployed doctors said that the Bahraini Ministry of Health announced that the 1st of October will be the first day to enroll in the intern program. It; however, has not announced the names of those who were accepted in the program yet.
Bahrain Signs Agreement with Synagogue to Improve Bahrain’s Image
Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain has signed an agreement with a synagogue to improve its image in the United States.