Bahrain Adheres to Principles of Repression, No Reconciliation in the Horizon
The meeting chaired by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa immediately upon his arrival from a foreign tour was not surprising, but the joint meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) and Supreme Defense Council added a security dimension to the event.
U.N. Says UAE Activist Mansoor's Prison Conditions "May Constitute Torture"
Prominent United Arab Emirates (UAE) pro-democracy campaigner Ahmed Mansoor may be suffering treatment amounting to torture, including prolonged solitary confinement, U.N. human rights experts said on Tuesday.
Qatar Says Tightening Iran Sanctions Harms Oil Consuming Nations
Qatar, which hosts the largest U.S. air base in the Middle East, has spoken out against Washington’s decision to block all exports of Iranian oil, saying unilateral sanctions were unwise because they hurt the countries that rely on the supplies.
Editorial: The Doomed Silence on Saudi Arabia
Is it possible for anyone in this world to break free from the Saudi oil and money enslavement for one day only, breaking the doomed silence and separating from the herd to shout in the ears of the rest?
U.N. Rights Boss Condemns Saudi Arabia Beheading 37 Men
United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday strongly condemned the executions of 37 Saudi men beheaded in six cities across the kingdom a day before, a statement said.
Bahraini Khawla Matar Appointed as Deputy Special Envoy for Syria
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Khawla Matar of Bahrain as the Deputy Special Envoy for Syria.
Saudi Laws Stifle Dissent, Women Activists: U.N. Rights Experts
Saudi Arabia is using its counter-terrorism laws to silence activists, including women, in violation of international law guaranteeing freedom of speech, United Nations human rights experts said on Monday.
Bahrain in Response to Denmark: Al-Khawaja’s Case is a National Sovereign Issue, Comments on our Independent Judiciary Rulings Unacceptable
The Government of Bahrain responded to the statement made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark on the prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja during the Human Rights Council session in Geneva.
UN Expert Expresses Concern over Ongoing Travel Ban on HR Activist in Bahrain
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst expressed serious concern about allegations of ongoing travel ban imposed on human rights activists, particularly that these allegations refer to reprisals against their cooperation with the United Nations.
Appeal Court Upholds Death Sentence against Youth Hussein Abdullah Marhoun
The Bahraini Court of Appeal upheld the death sentence of Hussein Abdullah Marhoun, in the case of the death of a policeman, in a bombing that authorities said took place in Diraz in June 2017.
Saudi Arabia and China in Hot Seat at UN Rights Forum
Saudi Arabia will face criticism for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and its failure to cooperate with a U.N.-led inquiry, diplomatic sources said at the U.N. Human Rights Council’s main annual session opening to be held on Monday.
Moroccan Prisoner Dies in Jaw Prison, His Mother Says He was Torture for Whole Night by Prison Officials
The Moroccan Center for Human Rights announced the death of a Moroccan prisoner in the Jaw Central Prison in Bahrain in mysterious circumstances after being mistreated.
Yemen's Warring Parties Agree on Initial Redeployment: U.N
Yemeni government and Houthi representatives have reached an agreement on the first phase of their redeployment of forces under a U.N.-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Sunday.
Qatar Informs UNSC about Bahraini Aircraft Violation of Airspace, Reserves Right to Respond
The Qatari government accused Bahraini forces of violating its sovereignty by continuous breaches of Qatari airspace, stressing on reserving the right to respond and taking the necessary measures to stop these violations.
Evidence Shows Khashoggi Murder Planned, Carried out by Saudi Officials: U.N.
A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials.
U.N. Envoy Says Yemen Prisoner Swap would Help Peace Process
A U.N. special envoy told warring Yemenis on Tuesday that rapid implementation of a prisoner swap deal would help advance efforts at a political settlement of a nearly four-year-old war.
MoFA Stresses Government Desire to Receive Hakeem Al-Araibi from Thailand, Says He Holds Right to Appeal
The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement explaining the government's point of view with respect to Hakeem Al-Araibi's case. It said it wishes to receive Al-Araibi from Thailand and that he holds the right to appeal this court decision if present at Bahrain's Court of Appeal.
Yemen Truce Monitor Mission to Meet on UN-Hired Ship
A committee overseeing a ceasefire in Hodeidah will hold its next meeting on a ship off the port city as Yemen's warring parties cannot agree on a venue, Yemeni and U.N. sources said on Saturday.
U.N. Khashoggi Investigator Seeks More Information in Turkey
The U.N. investigator leading the inquiry into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi said in Turkey on Thursday she had not yet received all the information she is seeking, but still hopes to conduct a successful probe.
UN Expert to Lead International Inquiry into Khashoggi Murder
The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions told Reuters on Thursday she will travel to Turkey next week to head an "independent international inquiry" into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.