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Bahraini Regime Starts Clampdown on Annual Muharram Mourning Ceremonies
18 Sep 2017 09:54

Bahraini Regime Starts Clampdown on Annual Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

Islam Times - The repressive Bahraini regime launched campaign on Sunday targeting religious manifestations of Muharram mourning ceremonies commemorated annually by Shiite Muslims who constitute a majority in the Persian Gulf monarchy.

 
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah
18 Sep 2017 04:17

Time to normalize ties with Israel: Bahrain

Islam Times - Bahrain’s king Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah has called for an end to the Arab boycott of Israel, days after the Israeli premier said relations with the Arab world were better than any other time.

 
Bahrain Air Force F-16
11 Sep 2017 07:56

US Selling Arms Worth Nearly $ 4 Billion to Repressive Bahraini Regime

Islam Times - The United States has approved arms sales packages worth over $3.8 billion to the repressive Bahraini regime including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats.

 
Bahraini regime forces arrest a protester during demonstration against the ruling regime
10 Sep 2017 05:05

Bahraini Regime in Widespread Crackdown on Opposition Activists

Islam Times - Bahraini security forces carried out a large-scale operation against opposition activists which resulted in a number of arrests in Sanabis and al-Barhama.

 
BFHR Launches Report about Detained Al-Wefaq Leader Sheikh Hasan Isa Entitled “Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism”
31 Aug 2017 07:51

BFHR Launches Report about Detained Al-Wefaq Leader Sheikh Hasan Isa Entitled “Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism”

Islam Times - Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) launched on Tuesday (August 29, 2017) a report about detained Al-Wefaq leader and former MP Sheikh Hasan Isa entitled "Trial of Conscience under the Pretext of Terrorism".

 
A UK Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules
29 Aug 2017 12:59

UK caught selling used military aircraft to Bahrain

Islam Times - The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been caught selling used military aircraft to Bahrain and other countries it officially categorizes as human rights violators.

 
Protests across Bahrain Call for Lifting Ayatollah Qassim’s House Arrest
28 Aug 2017 06:22

Protests across Bahrain Call for Lifting Ayatollah Qassim’s House Arrest

Islam Times - Hundreds of Bahrainis have protested in different areas across the tiny Persian Gulf monarchy, demanding that the authorities lift the house arrest imposed on spiritual leader of the Shiite majority, Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim.

 
This file photo shows Bahraini police forces at the notorious Jaw Prison, south of Manama, Bahrain.
24 Aug 2017 05:34

Bahrain forces attack mourning Shia inmates in Jaw prison

Islam Times - Bahraini regime forces have reportedly attacked dozens of Shia inmates at Jaw prison as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown against prominent figures and followers of the majority religious community in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

 
File photo of prominent Bahraini journalist, Nazeeha Saeed.
22 Aug 2017 09:48

Bahrain issues arrest warrant for prominent journalist

Islam Times - A Bahraini court has ordered the arrest of award-winning reporter Nazeeha Saeed, who works for the France 24 television network and the Arabic-language Monte Carlo Doualiya radio.

 
This AFP file photo taken on January 2, 2015 shows a Bahraini protester taking cover behind a garbage container during clashes with riot police following a demonstration on January 2, 2015.
16 Aug 2017 05:03

Bahrain must stop discriminating against Shias: Tillerson

Islam Times - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on the Bahraini regime to stop discriminating against Shias residing in the Persian Gulf country.

 
Bahrainis demonstrate in support of top Shia cleric
12 Aug 2017 12:09

Bahrainis demonstrate in support of top Shia cleric

Islam Times - Scores of Bahraini people have staged fresh protests in a northern region to express solidarity with prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and his supporters, who have been subject to a heavy-handed regime crackdown.

 
Bahrain Continues to Detain Sheikh Qassim, Concerns Over his Health
12 Aug 2017 05:16

Bahrain Continues to Detain Sheikh Qassim, Concerns Over his Health

Islam Times - Bahraini regime continues to hold Islamic Scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, under house for over 80 days amid concerns of his deteriorating health.

 
Saudi Arabia Occupying Two Bahraini Islands, Oilfield
9 Aug 2017 05:41

Saudi Arabia Occupying Two Bahraini Islands, Oilfield

Islam Times - A Qatari says Saudi Arabia has occupied two Bahraini islands and a large oil field.

 
Prominent Bahraini human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab (Photo by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights)
8 Aug 2017 04:08

Rights groups urge UK to break silence on top Bahraini activist

Islam Times - At least thirteen rights group have condemned Britain’s awkward silence on the situation of prominent Bahraini human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab, who has been kept behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah regime and the Wahhabi ideology, calling ...

 
Bahrain’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa
8 Aug 2017 03:44

Bahrain Accuses Qatar of Espionage, Harboring Terrorism, Coup in UAE, Attempted Assassination of Saudi King

Islam Times - Bahrain accuses Qatar of interfering in the domestic affairs and spying on security and military forces of the tiny Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-states.

 
Anti-regime protesters clash with police in Shahrakan, Bahrain, April 5, 2016. (Photo by AP)
3 Aug 2017 07:40

Bahrain arbitrarily arrested 18 in July last week: Rights group

Islam Times - A Bahraini human rights organization says 18 people were arrested arbitrarily in the kingdom in the last week of July as Manama presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents.

 
Bahrainis rally to remember crackdown victims
29 Jul 2017 10:16

Bahrainis rally to remember crackdown victims

Islam Times - Bahrainis have rallied throughout the Persian Gulf island in remembrance of those killed during the regime’s years-long crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations.

 
Prominent Bahraini human rights advocate Ebtisam al-Saegh (Photo by Bahrain al-Youm news agency)
26 Jul 2017 05:44

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist’s health worsening: BCHR

Islam Times - A Bahraini human rights group says the health condition of prominent Bahraini human rights advocate Ebtisam al-Saegh, who has been on on hunger strike for a fortnight in protest against the torture and ill-treatment she has endured, has dramatically deteriorated.

 
What’s Britain’s Link to Bahrain Torture Prisons?
22 Jul 2017 05:05

What’s Britain’s Link to Bahrain Torture Prisons?

Islam Times - British government contractors have been training Bahraini regime prison guards amid a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

 
Ibtisam Al-Saegh
13 Jul 2017 03:58

Female Bahraini Activist on Hunger Strike Protesting Torture

Islam Times - A leading Bahraini human rights activist has gone on hunger strike in protest against the torture and ill-treatment at the hands of the Manama regime.