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Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa (Photo by AFP)
17 Apr 2017 09:28

Bahrain backs Iran-Arab dialog mediated by Kuwait

Islam Times - Bahrain says talks between Iran and Persian Gulf Arab countries mediated by Kuwait are to continue, hoping they would bring about positive results.

 
Violations became More Systematic, 2389 Violations Documented in 2016
17 Apr 2017 08:29

Violations became More Systematic, 2389 Violations Documented in 2016

Islam Times - Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) said that it documented 2389 violations in 2016. In its annual report entitled "Bahrain...The Map of Persecution: Undermining Civil Society", BFHR said that the number of human rights violations in Bahrain has increased more than ever and in a more ...

 
Harassment against Shia in Bahrain Intensifies, Authorities Ban Memorial Ceremony of Top Shiite Cleric
16 Apr 2017 11:28

Harassment against Shia in Bahrain Intensifies, Authorities Ban Memorial Ceremony of Top Shiite Cleric

Islam Times - The campaign launched by the Bahraini security authorities against the Shiite majority in the country is intensifying as more arbitrary measures are being taken. Lately, Hamad town has been a target of the authorities' repressive measures.

 
A file picture taken on November 2, 2014, shows Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab looking on at his home in the village of Bani Jamrah, West of Manama, upon his release on bail. (Photo by AFP)
10 Apr 2017 08:36

Bahraini rights activist moved to hospital days after surgery

Islam Times - Prominent Bahraini human rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab has been rushed to hospital due to complications following a surgery.

 
Bahrain Rights Groups Call for F1 Race to be Cancelled
9 Apr 2017 04:50

Bahrain Rights Groups Call for F1 Race to be Cancelled

Islam Times - Human rights campaigners have urged Formula One management to cancel next week's Bahrain Grand Prix, accusing the country's rulers of using the race to "whitewash" abuses and improve their image abroad.

 
The National Interest: In Bahrain, Confrontation for the Sake of Confrontation
9 Apr 2017 04:50

The National Interest: In Bahrain, Confrontation for the Sake of Confrontation

Islam Times - The Trump administration has decided to remove any conditions regarding human rights from sales of F-16 fighter aircraft and other arms to Bahrain.

 
Bahrain Buys US Silence: $8 Billion Deals in Just 2 Weeks!
8 Apr 2017 04:29

Bahrain Buys US Silence: $8 Billion Deals in Just 2 Weeks!

Islam Times - Bahrain continues to pay the Republican Trump administration. It is trying its best to veer Washington away from the island kingdom's internal crisis, which has been under criticism by the Democratic administration led by former president Barack Obama.

 
New York Times: Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain
5 Apr 2017 11:16

New York Times: Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain

Islam Times - The US-based New York Times reported that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has decided to lift all human rights conditions on a major sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to Bahrain in an effort to end a rift between the United States and a critical Middle East ally, according to ...

 
Amnesty: Bahrain, Disastrous Move towards Patently Unfair Military Trials of Civilians
5 Apr 2017 11:15

Amnesty: Bahrain, Disastrous Move towards Patently Unfair Military Trials of Civilians

Islam Times - 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.

 
What’s Behind Bahrani Regime’s Anti-Iranian Accusations?
4 Apr 2017 06:27

What’s Behind Bahrani Regime’s Anti-Iranian Accusations?

Islam Times - In 2011, the Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa faced rise of popular protests calling for political and economic reforms across the tiny island kingdom.

 
This file photo, taken on May 29, 2016, shows a Bahraini man holding a placard bearing the portrait of Sheikh Ali Salman, during a protest against his arrest. (By AFP)
3 Apr 2017 12:30

Bahrain court commutes Sheikh Ali Salman’s sentence

Islam Times - Bahrain’s senior opposition Shia cleric Sheikh Ali Salman has had his prison sentence commuted by five years.

 
A police patrol vehicle is deployed to a Manama suburb to suppress funeral ceremonies for a slain teenager, March 28, 2017.
29 Mar 2017 09:30

Clashes erupt as Bahraini police attack funerals for slain teenager

Islam Times - Fresh clashes have broken out in Bahrain as police attacked the funeral processions held for a teenager recently killed by regime force during an anti-regime protest.

 
This file photo shows the entrance to the building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs in the capital Manama.
28 Mar 2017 06:20

Bahraini court sentences seven activists to 7 years in prison

Islam Times - A court in Bahrain has sentenced seven anti-regime campaigners to seven years in prison each over their alleged involvement in an attack on Al Khalifah regime forces.

 
Police, protesters clash in funeral for Bahraini activist who died in regime custody
18 Mar 2017 07:52

Police, protesters clash in funeral for Bahraini activist who died in regime custody

Islam Times - Bahraini police have clashed with the thousands of demonstrators who had turned out for the funeral procession of an activist who died in regime custody.

 
Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Bahrain Visit Invitation, Stresses it Won’t be “A Photo Opportunity”
18 Mar 2017 04:44

Human Rights Commissioner Welcomes Bahrain Visit Invitation, Stresses it Won’t be “A Photo Opportunity”

Islam Times - Bahrain's parliament has invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit and promised him unrestricted access to prisons and Shi'ite villages, local media said on Wednesday, following his criticism of the kingdom's record.

 
Court Postpones Issuing Verdict in Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Case to May 7
15 Mar 2017 09:31

Court Postpones Issuing Verdict in Sheikh Isa Qassim’s Case to May 7

Islam Times - Bahraini court decided to postpone issuing verdict in Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim's case to May 7, 2017.

 
Bahraini Public Prosecution’s Plea against Sheikh Isa Qassim Unveils Authorities’ Sectarianism and Hatred
14 Mar 2017 08:15

Bahraini Public Prosecution’s Plea against Sheikh Isa Qassim Unveils Authorities’ Sectarianism and Hatred

Islam Times - Was the plea entered by the Bahraini Public Prosecution really a judicial plea or a babbly speech delivered by a Takfiri extremist on a platform of hatred?!

 
Religious Figures in Bahrain Call for Supprting Opposition Leader
14 Mar 2017 07:59

Religious Figures in Bahrain Call for Supprting Opposition Leader

Islam Times - Religious figures in Bahrain called on their people to support the spiritual leader of their revolution against the supressive regime.

 
Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim religious duty: Bahraini clerics
14 Mar 2017 04:40

Supporting Sheikh Isa Qassim religious duty: Bahraini clerics

Islam Times - Bahraini clerics have called on all the people of the Persian Gulf Arab country to show their solidarity with distinguished Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, saying that the people's unwavering support for him is the “religious duty” of all Muslims.

 
HRW Expresses Concern over Citizenship Revocations, Clerics Prosecutions in Bahrain
12 Mar 2017 06:35

HRW Expresses Concern over Citizenship Revocations, Clerics Prosecutions in Bahrain

Islam Times - Human Rights Watch (HRW) expressed extreme concern regarding the large-scale citizenship revocations in Bahrain, and the continuous prosecution of Shiite clerics and rights activists.