UK Minister for the Middle East Expresses Concern About Nabeel Rajab Sentence
UK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt expressed his concern about the recent sentence issued against Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab.
NIHR Praises UK’s Report on Bahrain, Claims Ayatollah Qassim’s Trial in Line with “Legal Guarantees”
he Bahraini government-affiliated National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR) praised the UK Foreign Office’s report on Human Rights and Democracy for 2016 on Bahrain. It said that the report “described Bahrain as the most advanced state in the region in human rights reforms.”
Index on Censorship: UK Foreign Office Report Heaps Praise on Bahrain
Index on Censorship criticized in a statement issued on its website the annual 2016 report on Human Rights issued by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday July 20, 2017.
UK Issues 2016 Human Rights Report: Concerns on Further Restrictions on Civil Liberties in Bahrain
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office voiced its concern over measures taken by the government in 2016 which further restricted some civil liberties, including freedom of expression and assembly.
Bahrain Embassy in UK Launches Campaign against Activist Ibtisam Al-Saegh, Accuses her of Terrorism
The Bahraini Embassy in the UK issued a statement on its official “Twitter” account regarding “Allegations in the Case of Ibtisam Al-Saegh”.
US, UK, Kuwait Urge Swift Negotiated Solution to Qatar
Accompanied by Kuwaiti mediators, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Doha on Tuesday (July 11, 2017) for talks with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, over the crisis.
UK Urges Gulf States to Ease Blockade against Qatar
Britain on Monday urged Gulf states including Saudi Arabia to ease a blockade of Qatar and to find an immediate solution to the impasse through mediation.
UK Hopes GCC Regains Unity after Qatar Rift
Britain's spokesman for the Middle East and North Africa, Edwin Samuel, said that his country hopes a solution is reached soon, and that the (GCC) regains its unity, after states have severed ties with Qatar over claims of supporting terrorism.
Authorities Detain Activist Isa Al-A'ali's Father, Summon his Mother after Son Joins Anti-King Protest in UK
The UK-based Bahraini activist Isa Al-A'ali said that the Bahraini authorities arrested his father and summoned his mother over his participation in an anti-King protest.
Photos: Bahrain King Meets Queen Elizabeth in Windsor during Horse Show
The Bahrain News Agency published photos of Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa meeting UK Queen Elizabeth during the Windsor Horse Show.
Photos: Protest in UK Calls against King Hamad Attending Horse Show
Activists circulated photos on social media networks for protest in the UK calling against the Bahraini King’s visit to the UK.
UK Rights Group Urges Queen Elizabeth to Tackle Bahrain King on Repression
British rights activists have called on the queen to protest against rising repression, torture and executions in Bahrain when she meets the Gulf state's king in the UK on Friday, according to Middle East Eye website.
NGOs Call for World Public Action on Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Case before his Trial May 7
A group of NGOs issued an appeal calling on international high-ranked officials and agencies to take public actions regarding the case of Bahrain’s Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, before his trial scheduled to be held next Sunday May 7, 2017.
Reprieve: UK Involved in Execution of Al-Samie, Mushaima and Al-Singace
Reprieve commented on the execution of Ali Al-Singace, Abbas Al-Samei and Sami Mushaima in a statement it published on its website on the Internet, indicating UK's complicity in the crime.
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 PM to Attend GCC Summit in Bahrain
UK Government Spokesperson in the Middle East and North Africa announced that British PM will attend 37th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, to be hosted by Bahrain.
Rights Group, Embassy Say Charges Against Bahraini Dropped
A charge against Bahraini political activist Ebrahim Sharif accusing him of "inciting hatred" in the Gulf island kingdom has been dropped, a rights group and the British Embassy said Thursday.
Ebrahim Sharif Summoned for Interrogation again for Meeting UK Embassy Official
Prominent Bahraini opposition figure Ebrahim Sharif said security authorities summoned him again on Thursday for questioning over meeting with British Embassy official.
British PM Discusses “Reform Program” With Bahrain King
UK Prime Minister Theresa May discussed with the King of Bahrain several topics, most importantly the “ongoing domestic reform program”.
Commander-in-Chief Receives Commander of UK's Joint Forces
Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force, Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received on Tuesday (October 4, 2016) Commander of the UK's Joint Forces, General Sir Chris Deverell, and his accompanying delegation in the presence of Chief of Staff, Dhiyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi.