Saudi Arabia Expresses Deep Regret at Attack against Hall of Al-Sala Alkubra
: Saudi Arabia expressed deep regret of the reported attack against the community hall of Al-Sala Alkubra in Sanaa, Yemen, that killed and injured about 700 persons.
Activists Cry Foul as U.N. Decides against Yemen Rights Probe
The U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday declined to set up an independent inquiry into abuses in Yemen, instead calling on a national inquiry to investigate violations by all sides, including the killing of civilians and attacks on hospitals.
Bahrain Denies Ban-Ki Moon’s Raising of Human Rights Issues in his meeting with Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs
Bahrain denied what was published by the UN regarding the secretary-General’s discussion of human rights issues when meeting the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Khalifa.
Iran's Rouhani at U.N. Calls on Rival Saudi to Cease 'Divisive Policies'
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called on regional rival Saudi Arabia to "cease and desist" from "divisive policies" if it was serious about regional peace and security.
U.N. Condemns Yemen House Attack, Increased Attacks on Civilians
The United Nations has condemned airstrikes by an Arab coalition that killed 26 people in Western Yemen on Wednesday and said attacks on civilian facilities in the Arab World's poorest country have increased since July.
Intervention for BIRD and ADHRB in Geneva on Bahrain’s Use of Mercenary in Clamping down on Protestors
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHR) along with Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) made a joint intervention about Bahrain’s use of mercenary in clamping down on citizens demanding democracy.
The Guardian: HR Groups Urge 50 States to Call on Bahrain to Release Nabeel Rajab
The Guardian Newspaper stated that “Human rights groups have written to 50 states urging them to call on the Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab, who is facing up to 15 years’ in jail for comments he made on Twitter.”
Ireland Refuses Request to Arrest Bahraini Attorney General Ali Al-Buainain
The Belfast Telegraph website stated that “the Irish Judge Grainne O'Neill refused the request to order the Bahraini Attorney General, Ali Al-Buainain, to appear on complaints of torture, conspiracy to torture and aiding and abetting torture.”
U.N. Nuclear Agency Says Iran Sticking to Nuclear Deal
Iran has kept to a nuclear deal it agreed with six world powers last year limiting its stockpiles of substances that could be used to make atomic weapons, a report by the U.N. nuclear agency found.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Bahrain Periodic Report to be Discussed in HRC in February 2017
The Minister's Assistant for Foreign Affairs Abdullah Faisal Jabur Al-Doseri, said that the National Report is to be discussed in February 2017, as part of the inclusive periodic review mechanism at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Local Newspaper: Parliamentary Delegation Leaves to Geneva to Meet High Commissioner for Human Rights
The local Bahraini Akhbar Al-Khaleej newspaper said that a parliamentary delegation will head today (Monday, September 5, 2016) to Geneva to meet the high Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on the sideline of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), to be held on 13-30 September.
Bahraini FM Accuses UNHRC of “Politicization and Blackmail”
Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa attacked UN Human Rights Council, accusing it of “politicization and blackmail”.
Deputy Chief of Public Security Insults Shia
The Deputy Chief of Public Security, Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, described the Shia sect with abusive expressions, reflecting the attack launched against the Shia majority in the country.
Trial of Sheikh Isa ِAl-Moamen Adjourned until August 23
A Bahraini court adjourned on Sunday (August 21, 2016) considering the case against Shiite clerics Isa Al-Moamen who was accused of inciting hatred against the regime.
Khalifa bin Salman Denies Targeting of Shiites
In an indirect response to the statement of the UN experts that was issued few days ago, Bahrain’s Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa denied the government’s targeting of Shia majority in the county.
Sayed Mousa Al-Wadai Summoned for Interrogation
The security authorities summoned on Tuesday (August 16, 2016) the Shiite cleric Sayed Mousa Sayed Jawad Al-Wadai to appear before Hamad Town police station for interrogation the following day.
Reuters: U.N. Experts Urge Bahrain to Halt 'Persecution of Shi'ites'
Bahrain is targeting its Shi'ite Muslim community through arrests and prosecutions of clerics, activists and entertainers...
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Responds to US Representative to UN: Judiciary is Independent Authority, Above all People
Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the statements of Ambassador Samantha Power are incompatible with the principles held by the US about respect for the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.
UN Human Rights Office Urges Bahrain to Review Decision to Dissolve Al-Wefaq, De-escalate Tensions
UN rights office expressed deep regret over Bahraini court decision to dissolve Al-Wefaq and urged authorities to review it.
Bahrain slams UK, U.S. "interference" over party dissolution
U.S. ally Bahrain on Monday dismissed as "unacceptable interference" statements by Britain and the United States criticising...