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GCC SUMMIT: SYSTEMATIC CLAMPDOWN ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN GULF

The appalling human rights records of states in the Gulf must not be swept under the carpet when member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) gather in the Bahraini capital, Manama, this week...

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Theresa May should ‘speak out’ on human rights during Gulf trip

Prime minister’s trip to Bahrain comes soon after Prince Charles’ visit   ‘We need to see some measurable sign that the UK’s “engagement” with the Gulf is actually helping human rights activists who...

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Theresa May urged to raise human rights concerns on Gulf visit

Theresa May has been urged to confirm she will put human rights reform on her agenda when she meets Saudi and Bahraini leaders on Tuesday, after announcements on her two-day trip to the Gulf were...

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Democratic lawmakers slam Trump over Bahrain reception

Bahrain is hosting its 45th National Day bash at Donald Trump's new Washington, DC, hotel on Dec. 7, but the president-elect is the one who could get stuck with the hangover.  Trump spent much of the...

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British PM’s Gulf visit: Bahrain upholds death sentences for tortured men

A Bahraini court has upheld the death sentences of three men who were tortured into ‘confessions’, and who have faced abuses in a prison where the UK has trained guards. The decision, announced...

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US State Department Says it Continues to Express its Concern over...

The US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said that his country considered the report of Bahrain Center for Human Rights that talked about numerous violations of human rights in the last few...

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Please, Theresa May, save my husband from death in Bahrain

My husband, Mohammed Ramadan, is due to be executed in Bahrain any day now. Our three young children are distraught. We want Theresa May, the British prime minister, to call for Mohammed to be...

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UK Leader Fires Back at Critics of Cosy Ties to Bahrain

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been called out publicly by rights groups in recent days over the British government’s cosy relationship with the Gulf monarchies Two days before her appearance as...

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Al-Wadaei: Confessions of Al-Daih Blast Suspects were Extracted through...

Bahrain Mirror: Middle East Eye website reported a judicial source saying that a "Bahraini court upheld three death sentences and seven life terms against a "terrorist" group convicted of killing...

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Bahrain authorities block Al Jazeera from GCC summit

Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) has been blocked from covering the 37th summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Manama by Bahraini authorities. Al Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal was...

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Bahrain makes opening bid in auction for US foreign policy

The Government of Bahrain is diving head first into a possibly new era of dollar diplomacy. To celebrate the kingdom’s national day, the Bahraini embassy is holding a reception at the Trump...

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Don’t be surprised that Theresa May is visiting Bahrain – after Brexit, we’re...

In the bleak midwinter, who would begrudge a weary Prime Minister the chance to stock up on the Vitamin D on a battery-recharging mini-break to the sun-kissed Persian Gulf? Bidding brief farewell to...

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Why Theresa May Is Doubly Wrong About Human Rights

This week the Prime Minister is off to Bahrain to address a Summit of the Gulf Co-operation Council, the regional organisation that brings together Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates,...

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When Bahrain Books Trump Ballroom, Critics See Attempt to Curry Favor

Just four blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, diplomats from oil-rich Bahrain entertained guests in a lavish ballroom at the Trump International Hotel Wednesday, an event that...

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IS CALLS FOR ATTACKS ON US BASES IN UNEASY ISLAND OF BAHRAIN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The Islamic State group is calling on its followers to launch attacks in Bahrain and to target American military personnel stationed on the tiny island ahead of a...

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British thinktank received £25m from Bahraini royals, documents reveal

A British thinktank that bills itself as a global authority on military and diplomatic affairs has been accused of jeopardising its independence after leaked documents showed it has secretly received...

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Leaked: UK think tank secretly received £25m from Bahrain

A British research institute has received £25 million in cash from the Bahraini government since 2011, leaked documents published in the Guardian show. The documents also suggest that the Bahraini...

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Islamic State calls for attacks on U.S. base in tense Bahrain as Carter visit...

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – The Islamic State group is calling on its followers to launch attacks in Bahrain and to target American military personnel stationed on the tiny island ahead of a...

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Bahrain: Release Rights Activist

Bahraini authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Nabeel Rajab, Human Rights Watch said today. Rajab’s trial is scheduled to resume on December 15, 2016, on charges that...

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Survivor's guilt and loneliness: the life of an activist in exile

The first time I had to leave Bahrain, I was given 24 hours to do so and told not to tell anyone. My father had been informed that my name was coming up during interrogations of political detainees,...

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