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Bahraini protestors throw stones towards riot police during clashes following the funeral of Ali Abdulghani, 17, whose family says died of injuries suffered in a police chase, in the Shiite village of Shahrakkan, south of Manama on April 5, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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An old Bahraini friend came through London the other day. We had coffee together and we talked about the current situation in his country.  ‘It is bad, very bad. Everyone has lost hope. No one sees any way ...
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A Bahraini court has decided on Tuesday to postpone its verdict in the trial of prominent Shia figure, Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem. A court had set March 14 as a date to issue its verdict in Sheikh Isa ...
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Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about the many serious human rights situations on which this Council has failed to take any meaningful action: The situation in Bahrain deteriorated further in the latter half of 2016. The government ...
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IF THERE is an Exhibit A for how the ascent of the Trump administration is leading to the deterioration of human rights in other countries, it is Bahrain — an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf that is ...
A demonstrator protesting against Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa's visit to Britain is handcuffed by police officers, near Downing Street in London October 26, 2016.   REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Human Rights Watch described the arrest of Sayed Alwadei’s family as a ‘cowardly attempt’ to intimidate the London-based activist Human Rights Watch has accused Bahraini authorities of “attacking” the family of a leading UK-based Bahraini human rights activist, ...
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Justice ministry files lawsuit to dissolve secular Wa’ad group amid fresh crackdown on dissent and human rights in Gulf state Bahrain has taken steps to ban the main opposition party and transfer many civilian judicial cases to a ...
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One week ago the lower house of the Bahraini parliament approved a contentious amendment to the kingdom’s constitution under which civilians could be tried in military courts. In an article published on The Huffington Post Contributor and Human ...
OVER UTAH -- An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 522nd Fighter Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., releases an AGM-154 joint standoff weapon over the Utah Test and Training Range. The mission was part of an air-to-ground weapons system evaluation program mission commonly referred to as Combat Hammer.  The squadron is deployed to Hill AFB, Utah.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Ammons)
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News that the White House is set to approve the sale of military jets to Bahrain without any human rights restrictions is as depressing as it is predictable. The $3 billion deal would be a dangerous misstep, showing ...
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Manama – Bahrain High Criminal Court adjourned the trial of cleric Isa Qassim and two other defendants accused of money laundering and financing foreign organizations hostile to Bahrain until March 14 and rejected calls for his acquittal. Qassim ...
United Arab Emirates Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (2ndR) listens to explanations as he visits the Sagem (Safran group) stand during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the Emirati capital on February 22, 2015. Displayed on the stand in an Air-to-Ground Modular Weapon (AASM) Hammer by Safran. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB
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Worldwide arms trade has risen to highest level since Cold War in last five years, driven by demand from Middle East, Asia, study says The four-day International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) kicked off on Sunday in Abu ...
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The man, who has not been named, had been a top official with the Kuwait municipality Kuwait’s supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with the Islamic State ...
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Britain trained Saudi Arabia’s air force how to carry out airstrikes with smart bombs despite allegations it is breaching international law in Yemen, official documents reveal. Evidence submitted to the legal case into the UK’s arms sales to ...