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A recent report on the protest movement in Bahrain found that, after the lifting of restrictions on civil society organisations, activists believe that international pressure on the monarchy is the most important factor for keeping the pro-democracy movement alive. First-hand testimonials from activists provide a ...
One of the worst cases is Bahrain, the Shia-majority kingdom that hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet in its capital Manama. The monarchy there has long favored the minority Sunnis, establishing a system that some critics have compared to South African apartheid. In 2011, the Arab Spring yielded a vibrant Bahraini ...

A Bahraini court sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to five years in prison on Wednesday for a series of tweets he posted in 2015. Bahrain's monarchy sees Rajab, who rose to prominence in the failed uprisings of 2011, as a threat to its legitimacy at a time when Iran has intensified its campaign ...
Supporters of the Saudi-led campaign argue that it is necessary to prevent Iran from establishing a beachhead on the Arabian Peninsula through its allies in Yemen, the Houthis. Supporters of Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy similarly argue that the Shiite-dominated opposition is in league with Shiite-led ...
When the Arab Spring came to Bahrain in 2011, protesters took to the streets to demand reform, including a "real" constitutional monarchy, with an elected prime minister independent of the ruling Al-Khalifa family. In response, neighbouring Saudi Arabia intervened to quash the Shia-led protests on behalf ...
DUBAI: Dozens of Shiite protesters took to the streets of Bahrain Wednesday to mark the seventh anniversary of an Arab Spring-inspired uprising, ... has been shaken by unrest since security forces crushed the 2011 protest movement demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister.

In the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 uprising, Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa monarchy played conciliatory. The king established an independent commission to investigate abuses and even accepted its reform recommendations. Death sentences issued by unfair military tribunals were commuted, ...
The BFHR also cited the continued ban on Friday prayers in the village of Diraz as a human rights violation. Diraz harbors many people who favor a reform of the Bahraini monarchy. Since February 2011, Bahrain has been the scene of near-daily protests against the Al Khalifah monarchy, with dozens killed ...
Bahrain has cracked down on perceived threats since the 2011 protests inspired by the "Arab Spring", led mainly by members of its majority Shia population, were quashed with help from Gulf Arab neighbours. The Sunni Muslim-led monarchy has closed two main political groups, revoked the citizenship of ...
Supporters of the Saudi-led campaign argue that it is necessary to prevent Iran from establishing a beachhead on the Arabian Peninsula through its allies in Yemen, the Houthis. Supporters of Bahrain's Sunni Muslim monarchy similarly argue that the Shiite-dominated opposition is in league with Shiite-led ...
When the Arab Spring came to Bahrain in 2011, protesters took to the streets to demand reform, including a "real" constitutional monarchy, with an elected prime minister independent of the ruling Al-Khalifa family. In response, neighbouring Saudi Arabia intervened to quash the Shia-led protests on behalf ...
In the immediate aftermath of the February 2011 uprising, Bahrain's ruling Al Khalifa monarchy played conciliatory. The king established an independent commission to investigate abuses and even accepted its reform recommendations. Death sentences issued by unfair military tribunals were commuted, ...
Seven years ago on this day, the Persian Gulf monarchy of Bahrain witnessed the birth of a popular uprising that has continued uninterrupted until now. Marking the seventh anniversary of the movement against the ruling Al Khalifah regime, thousands of Bahrainis have spilled out into the streets across ...
The boycotting countries, which include the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt, severed ties with Qatar after accusing it of supporting "terrorism" ... Kawczynski, dubbed the "honourable member for Saudi Arabia" for his support of the monarchy, declared receiving two payments of 7,500 pounds ...
The BFHR also cited the continued ban on Friday prayers in the village of Diraz as a human rights violation. Diraz harbors many people who favor a reform of the Bahraini monarchy. Since February 2011, Bahrain has been the scene of near-daily protests against the Al Khalifah monarchy, with dozens killed ...
Bahrain has deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, accusing the Gulf monarchy of exiling dissidents. The eight were deported to Iraq's southern Shia city of Najaf on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1 after being stripped of their ...
Bahrain's criminal court on Wednesday sentenced two Shiites to death and 19 others to life imprisonment in a ruling against a cell convicted of terror attacks. It also sentenced 17 members of the cell to 15 years in jail, nine others to 10 years, 11 to five years, and acquitted the last two defendants, Bahrain's ...

Bahrain has been shaken by unrest since security forces crushed Shiite-led protests demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister. Despite repeated calls from their Western allies, Bahrain's rulers have made no concessions to the Shiite opposition and have intensified a crackdown ...
Qatar's diplomat in Moscow has said his country was in serious talks to purchase an advanced Russian anti-aircraft missile system also sought by a number of other regional powers, some of which were at odds with one another. Qatari envoy Fahad bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told Russia state media ...
“These claims are made only out of desperation because the Bahraini regime is trying to find a way to salvage its sinking monarchy,” Kamalipour said. He also criticized widespread human rights violations by Bahrain, including revoking citizenship of individuals, torture, and lengthy imprisonment. “Bahrain's ...
Bahrain, a tiny but strategic Gulf state, has been gripped by unrest for years, as its Sunni royal family has resisted demands from its Shiite majority for a constitutional monarchy with an elected prime minister. Consequently, Bahrain is a target of Iran, which is supporting the Shiite majority in Bahrain.
It currently maintains close ties with its neighbor, Bahrain, and helped the Sunni monarchy there put down an Arab Spring uprising in 2011. Saudi Arabia was a longtime supporter of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak before his overthrow in 2011. It did not support the successor government of Mohamed ...
Riyadh also intervened militarily to back Bahrain's Sunni monarchy against the majority Shia population. However, the crown prince is responsible for Saudi Arabia's worst blunder, launching a brutal, bloody war in neighboring Yemen to reinstall a puppet regime. The long-running domestic Yemeni conflict ...
Yemen has become the locus of a proxy war between the two regional giants, Iran and Saudi Arabia, an Islamic theocracy and an absolute monarchy respectively. Bahrain's Shia majority has been reduced to a whimper after a revolt against its repressive Sunni monarchy. Next to these, Tunisia stands out ...
According to Saudi sources, the sword that appears on the Saudi flag underneath the "tawheed" phrase ("There is no god but Allah") refers to this weapon, which was in Bahrain for more than 150 years before King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa gifted it to the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2010.
Relations between the monarchy and Iran are strained over allegations by Manama that Tehran interferes in its internal affairs. Bahrain is the first Gulf Arab state to issue a travel warning for Iran where 10 people were killed overnight in the worst street violence so far since protests broke out on Thursday.
All were stripped of their Bahraini citizenship, the source told AFP. Bahrain, a tiny but strategic Gulf state, has been gripped by unrest for years as its Sunni royal family has resisted demands from its Shiite majority for a constitutional monarchy with an elected prime minister. The main suspect, Murtadha ...
Tiny but strategic Bahrain has been gripped by unrest for years as its Sunni royal family has resisted demands from its Shiite majority for a constitutional monarchy with an elected prime minister. A judicial source told Agence France-Presse that all 6 of those sentenced to death on Monday were Shiites.
It alleged that the defendants were subjected torture and solitary confinement. Bahrain, a tiny island-state off the coast of Saudi Arabia, is majority Shiite, but ruled by a Sunni monarchy. The country, which hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, was roiled in Shiite-led protests in 2011, but the government cracked ...
The Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the newest democracies in the world. In 2002, after a referendum endorsing his National Action Charter, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa pronounced Bahrain a constitutional monarchy and changed his status from Amir to King. All Bahraini citizens can vote, regardless of ...
15 (BNA): Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi has lauded Bahrain's pioneering national achievements regarding political and ... to make Bahrain a constitutional monarchy within a framework of separation between the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary according to the ...
But according to Bahrain Watch, the visit “is the latest act in a strategy bringing together an unlikely set of bedfellows, including the king of Bahrain, right-wing pro-Israel rabbis, an evangelical spiritual adviser to Donald Trump and a Scottish-born campaigner who is more loyal to the Bahraini monarchy than ...
15 (BNA): Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi has lauded Bahrain's pioneering national achievements regarding political and ... to make Bahrain a constitutional monarchy within a framework of separation between the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary according to the ...
An interfaith group from the Gulf monarchy of Bahrain said it has sent a delegation to Israel to promote "tolerance and coexistence" amid Arab outcry over the fate of Jerusalem. The non-governmental organisation, which calls itself "This is Bahrain", insisted it had no official status though its mission ...
Authorities have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 which demanded an elected prime minister and constitutional monarchy in the Sunni-ruled, Shiite majority kingdom. The government accuses Shiite Tehran of training "terrorist cells" in the tiny island state, located between ...
Authorities have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 which demanded an elected prime minister and constitutional monarchy in the Sunni-ruled, Shiite majority kingdom. The government accuses Shiite Tehran of training "terrorist cells" in the tiny island state, located between ...
In many cases the underlying issues that fired revolts first in Tunisia, then in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and Syria, remain unchanged. Sclerotic state structures that withered ... The monarchy, which offered only minimal concessions to protesters, has been safeguarded. In Syria, a destructive civil war had ...
A Bahraini senior official Tuesday said the Gulf diplomatic crisis ... The four cut off air, sea and ground links with the tiny oil-rich monarchy.
Dubai - Bahrain has temporarily freed a female activist who has accused ... to overthrow their monarchy, but Tehran denies any involvement.
Bahrain has temporarily freed a female activist who has accused her ... to overthrow their monarchy, but Tehran denies any involvement.
Actually, you might ask, “What's Bahrain?” It's a tiny constitutional monarchy and collection of islands in the Persian Gulf. Several years ago the ...
The Speaker said that Bahrain's participation in IPU's assembly stems ... the kingdom aims to present itself as a constitutional monarchy with its ...
Bahrain sentenced two nationals to jail terms and stripped them of their ... demanding a constitutional monarchy and an elected government.
My memorable Bahrain trip with InterContinental Hotels Group ... We were treated like royalty from the moment we checked in to the moment it ...
The Kingdom of Bahrain, a constitutional monarchy of over 30 islands in the Persian Gulf, is taking a bitcoin-friendly approach in its advent to ...
He called the Gulf monarchy's critics "rabid dogs". ... Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar on ...
“The plan also recommends the United States react more aggressively in Bahrain, whose Sunni Muslim monarchy has been suppressing ...
A F-16 fighter jet takes off during the Bahrain International Air Show in ... such as protecting the Sunni monarchy from being overthrown by the ...
Governed by a constitutional monarchy, Bahrain is a combination of a vibrant sun, towers, sand, greens and water. It is here, that in 2008, ...
... 1952 and later toppled the monarchy initially flirted with the United States ... and later swept across Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain.


 

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