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Bahraini Opposition Voices Support for Iraq’s Al-Nujaba

“Al-Nujaba will remain to be a thorn in the side of the US and its Western-Arab allies,” Rashed al-Rashed said, according to a statement released on Tuesday following the addition of al-Nujaba and its secretary general, Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi, to the SDN terrorists list of the US. “This sanction is a medal of honor and dignity for those who have battled…

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Bahrain’s most prominent cleric meets Ayatollah Araki in Qom

Bahrain’s most prominent cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim met with Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought in Qom.  

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Bahrain’s main opposition group blasts Manama over Diraz sit-in verdicts

Bahrain’s main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has censured the recent jail terms handed down to scores of people over taking part in a sit-in in 2017. In a statement issued on Wednesday, al-Wefaq accused Manama’s judiciary of convicting “innocent people” after a court handed down prison terms to 167 Bahrainis for holding a sit-in in protest at…

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Bahrainis stage nationwide rallies to mark eighth uprising anniversary

Bahrainis have held rallies across the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom to mark their eighth anniversary of the popular uprising against the ruling monarchy. Pro-democracy protesters in several cities, including the capital Manama, called for an end to human rights violations and the release of rights activists. They urged the Al Khalifah regime to relinquish power and allow the establishment of a…

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Thailand FM proposes sending refugee Bahraini footballer to another country

The Thai foreign minister has suggested resolving the case of jailed Bahraini footballer with refugee status in Australia by sending him to a third country or his requested country of asylum instead of extraditing him to Bahrain, where he has to serve a 10-year sentence related to the uprising of 2011 against the ruling Al Khalifah regime. Don Paramudvinai said…

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Bahrainis determined to continue peaceful struggle for change: Al-Wefaq

As Bahraini people gear up to mark the eighth anniversary of their uprising against the ruling Al Khalifah regime on February 14, the country’s main Shia opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, has reaffirmed its determination to continue peaceful rallies until its demands for political reforms are met. Al-Wefaq, which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity…

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Don’t send me to Bahrain: Refugee footballer in Thai jail

A Bahraini refugee footballer in Thai says he does not want be sent back to his homeland, as he arrives at a court in Bagkok to fight Manama’s extradition request. Hakeem al-Araibi arrived at the criminal court on Monday to launch a formal challenge against being sent back to his country of birth, where he says he may be subjected to…

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Top Bahraini Cleric Sheikh Qassim Visits Mashhad in Iran

Bahrain’s top cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, visited Iran’s holy city of Mashhad after a trip to the Iraqi city of Najaf. According to Almuqawim, the institute for preserving and publishing works by the senior cleric, Sheikh Qassim arrived in Mashhad, the city that hosts the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), on Saturday. Late in December, the top cleric traveled…

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Bahrain’s Senior Cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim Visits Iran’s Mashhad

  Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim has arrived in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad after visiting the revered Iraqi city of Najaf. According to Almuqawim, the institute for preserving and publishing works by the senior cleric, Sheikh Qassim arrived in Mashhad, which serves as the spiritual capital of Iran, on Saturday. Late in December, the…

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Dictator Bahraini regime sentences another dissident to death

  A court in Bahrain has sentenced an anti-regime activist to death and passed life imprisonment against nearly two dozen other political dissidents as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on pro-democracy protesters in the Persian Gulf kingdom. On Thursday, Bahrain’s Fourth High Criminal Court passed the death penalty on a Bahraini national and sentenced 23 other…

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