Queen Accused of Horse Trading with Bahrain on Human Rights
The UK Queen’s gift of an Arabian horse has prompted outrage from activists who say it lends cover to Bahrain's crackdown on human rights.
Court Rejects Appeal of Bahraini Accused of Writing Statements Insulting King in Al-Dair, Upholds 1 Year Prison Sentence
The Bahraini High (Appeal) Criminal Court rejected the appeal of a defendant sentenced to one year in prison on charges of insulting the country’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, for “filing it after the due date.”
With Increasing Financial Pressures, Bahraini King Calls for Achieving Balance between Expenses and Revenues
The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa called on the government to take the necessary steps to achieve balance between expenditures and public revenues.
Bahrain's King Issues Decree Reorganizing National Security Agency, Reuters
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a decree on Tuesday reorganizing the National Security Agency and appointing Lieutenant General Adel bin Khalifa Al Fadhel as its new president, effective immediately, the state news agency said.
Bahrain King Hails Saudi’s Monarch for Cancelling Restriction on Entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has lauded what he named “tremendous efforts and good endeavors” of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud “that resulted in cancelling the restrictions imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces on entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque”.
Bahrain’s King Approves Personal Status Law and Adjourns Parliament Session
The King of Bahrain Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified the unified Family Law (Personal Status Law), despite being rejected by the Shiite Majority in the country.
Bahraini King Excluded from Qatar Dispute Talks: No Western Official Visited or Contacted Hamad bin Isa!
Although Bahrain issued the first statement announcing the severing of ties with Qatar, the island kingdom remained excluded from the deliberations regarding the Qatar crisis.
Bahrain King Appoints Interior Minister's Son as Ambassador to Washington
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued a decree appointing Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa as Ambassador to the United States of America.
The King’s Messengers Sent to Sheikh Isa Qassim and End of the Cold Peace!
Re-reading history makes one think that the opposition’s meeting with the King on May 19, 2004 would have led to a turning point.
The King Listens to Sheikh Isa Qassim!
On May 21, 2004, the Sheikh was directly attacked by security forces as he led a demonstration on Saif Street. It was a mysterious incident, but its ambiguity in itself revealed the contradictions of the relationship between the King and Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Royal Decision to Consider Humanitarian Cases of Bahraini-Qatari Families
The Bahrain News Agency (BNA) published a report, which it said was an annex to the statement announcing cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar and the adopted measures towards it.
Dispute between Al-Safriya Palace and Diraz Mosque
Why did the King take advantage of every incident to open a political dispute with Sheikh Isa Qassim? Why did he want a dispute and not a dialogue?
Editorial: Burn Them All
Throughout history, blood has not always been able to defeat the sword. The sword has repeatedly reinforced the rule of tyrants keeping them on their thrones. The blood of victims; however, continued to terrorize the swordsmen.
Ayatollah Isa Qassim, Reminiscent of Sheikh Khalaf at the King’s Palace
The emergence of Sheikh Isa Qassim as a unifying leader and as high authority of the Shia in Bahrain is reminiscent of the role of Sheikh Khalaf Al-Asfour, and is perceived by the authorities as a threat of history repeating itself.
Activist: 3 Detained in Bahrain over UK Horse Show Protests
Bahrain detained three activists over protests targeting the tiny island nation’s king during a royal horse show in the United Kingdom, a fellow campaigner said Saturday.
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.
Amnesty: Bahrain, Disastrous Move towards Patently Unfair Military Trials of Civilians
The King of Bahrain ratified a constitutional amendment today that paves the way for military trials of civilians, in yet another example of Bahrain’s efforts to dismantle access to justice and fair trial, said Amnesty International on its website.
Bahrain King Ratifies Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians
The King of Bahrain ratified today Monday (April 3, 2017) the constitutional amendment allowing the military judiciary vast authorities, including trying civilians.
Sheikh “Al-Dakkak” Denies News about Call between Ayatollah Sistani and Bahrain King
Sihekh Abdullah Al-Dakkak denied news circulated on news websites, about a call conducted between the religious authority Ayatollah Sayed Ali Sistani, and Bahrain King, over the trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim.
Amnesty: Bahrain King Must not Ratify Constitutional Amendment Allowing Military Courts to Try Civilians
Amnesty International issued a report on Tuesday calling on the King of Bahrain to refrain from ratifying a constitutional amendment that would enable military courts to try civilians, paving the way to further human rights violations.