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Bahrainis call for release of political prisoners after death of ex-inmate

Bahraini protesters have staged nationwide demonstrations to urge Manama to free political prisoners. The rally comes following the death of a former detainee over medical complications he sustained during imprisonment.

French MPs denounce Bahrain’s human rights abuses

French lawmakers have raised concern over violation of human rights, including arbitrary detention of dissent, repression of free speech and torture in Bahrain.

Bahrain’s Welcoming Israeli FM ‘Blatant Treason’ against Palestinian Cause: Iran

Iran’s foreign minister has lashed out at the Bahraini government for having normalized its relations with Tel Aviv and hosting the Israeli foreign minister.

Iran: Israel presence in region aimed at causing tension, insecurity

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned Bahrain’s move to divulge its relationship with the Zionist regime and to let the regime’s foreign minister visit the Persian Gulf country as self-deprecating.

Over 600 Political Prisoners in Bahrain Go on Hunger Strike

More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.

‘1,000 Bahraini Women Activists behind Bars’

Around 1,000 freedom-seeking Bahraini women are behind bars in the Al-Khalifa regime’s prisons, the country’s main opposition party announced.

“Riyadh Stepping Up Crackdown on Shiites in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain”

A former Iranian diplomat says Riyadh is intensifying its crackdown on Shiite Muslims both in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain as they have started mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.

UK Diplomat Says Bahrain Has Turned into US, Saudi Colony

The United Kingdom’s former envoy to Bahrain Peter Ford says the island state has almost become a colony of Saudi Arabia and the US which exactly follows their foreign policy on regional affairs, including the issue of Iran.

“Bahraini FM Too Petty to Comment on Ancient Iran”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rapped the Bahraini foreign minister’s anti-Iran remarks, saying that he is too lowly to comment on Iran which is the cradle of ancient and glorious history and civilisation.

Female Bahraini Activist on Hunger Strike in Prison

Bahraini human rights advocate, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, who was arrested on July 3 after security forces attacked her house, has gone on hunger strike since Friday night.

Arab Rulers’ Academic Degrees, Majors at a Glance

With only a few days to the end of the academic year in most countries, we have taken a glance at the academic degrees Arab rulers hold, their level of education and field of study.

Transparent Dialogue Only Way to Heal Rift with Qatar: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the ongoing rift between Qatar and a number of Arab countries is not in the interests of any country in the Middle East, and Iran's Persian Gulf neighbours should resolve the issue through political means.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Sever Ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and three of its major Arab allies cut their ties with Qatar and expelled its citizens on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and trying to destabilize the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia Not to Succeed in Yemen Even in Next 20 Years: Iran Leader

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the Saudi regime will fail to achieve any victory in Yemen within the next 20 years if it maintains its current approach.

Hackers Use Bahrain FM’s Twitter Account to Share Anti-Saudi Posts

The verified twitter account of Bahrain’s foreign minister was temporarily hacked by an anonymous group named Al-Mokhtar Brigade, who posted tweets against the Saudi and Bahraini regimes’ crimes.

Egypt, Bahrain Join Saudi Arabia, UAE in Blocking Qatari Media

A media war seems to have broken out between Qatar and major Arab countries in the Middle East after the state-run Qatari news agency published pro-Iran remarks attributed to the Emir of Qatar.

Bahrain Crackdown Emboldened by Trump’s Saudi Visit: Iran FM

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US president’s visit to Saudi Arabia and his "cozying up" to despots in the Arab country has emboldened the Bahraini regime to intensify its crackdown on its citizens.

Iran Denounces Bahrain’s Court Ruling against Top Cleric

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday denounced a court ruling sentencing the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority Sheikh Isa Qassim to one year in jail, warning the Manama regime that intensified policing policy would only complicate the situation further in the kingdom.

Turkish President Receives Bahrain’s Highest National Order

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is paying an official visit to Bahrain, attended a ceremony during which he was decorated with Bahrain’s highest national order, Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Medal.

Bahrain’s Execution of 3 Young Activists Stirs Public Outrage

Bahrain on Sunday executed three anti-regime activists over their alleged role in a 2014 bomb attack, amid widespread public anger against the death verdicts.

Bahrain Regime Summons Top Cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to Court

Regime forces in Bahraini have handed a warrant to prominent cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim to appear in court, after clashing with supporters around his house.

Iranian Spokesman Slams Bahraini Regime’s Attacks on Al-Wefaq’s Offices

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi voiced deep concerns over a series of attacks on the offices of Bahrain’s main Shiite opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, by the Manama regime.

Bahrain Crisis Settlement Needs Respect for Dissidents: Iranian Diplomat

It is necessary for the Bahraini regime to respect the dignity of the opposition’s religious figures and halt crackdown on people to ensure a political approach for addressing the crisis.

Sheikh Qassim Not to Appear in Court Tomorrow: Representative

The representative of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority whose nationality has been recently revoked by the Al Khalifa regime, said the senior cleric will definitely refuse to attend a planned hearing tomorrow.

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