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Anger as ‘This is Bahrain’ delegation visits Israel

Anger as ‘This is Bahrain’ delegation visits Israel

Palestinians have refused a Bahraini delegation from entering Gaza after the group visited Israel amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as Israel’s capital. The interfaith “This is Bahrain” civil society group defended its visit to ...

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Bahrain: It’s Time to Talk About Travel Bans

Bahrain: It’s Time to Talk About Travel Bans

At around 2.30pm local time 26.11.17, human rights defender Nedal Al Salman went to Bahrain’s airport near the capital Manama to board a flight to nearby Dubai. She was stopped and told she wasn’t allowed to travel. It wasn’t a ...

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Bahrain to boycott summits attended by Qatar: king

Bahrain to boycott summits attended by Qatar: king

The king of Bahrain has said his country will not take part in any summit or meeting attended by Qatar unless Doha “corrects its approach”, as a major diplomatic crisis in the Gulf nears its five-month mark. Bahrain, along with ...

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Bahrain: an oasis of religious freedom in the Middle East?

Bahrain: an oasis of religious freedom in the Middle East?

Why is Sheikh Nasser signing a declaration of “Religious Tolerance” in Los Angeles when the monarchy has counterintuitively sown sectarian divisions at home? Bahrain: Clashes Erupt After the Death of Political Prisoner in Sanabis, 17 March 2017. NurPhoto/SIPA USA/Press Association ...

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Health of Bahrain’s Top Shiite Cleric Worsens

Health of Bahrain’s Top Shiite Cleric Worsens

Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, center, at a protest at a mosque in the capital of Bahrain, Manama, in 2014. MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES By RICK GLADSTONE NOVEMBER 27, 2017 For months, the most important cleric among ...

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Bahrain upholds jail sentence for rights activist Nabil Rajab

Bahrain upholds jail sentence for rights activist Nabil Rajab

A Bahraini appeals court yesterday upheld a two-year prison term handed down earlier against a prominent rights activist, according to local media and the activist’s own Twitter account. In July, Nabil Rajab, 53, was slapped with two years behind bars ...

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Nabeel Rajab Faces Crucial Week in Bahrain

Brian Dooley, Contributor Senior Advisor, Human Rights First 11/17/2017 05:14 pm ET It’s a big week for jailed Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. On Sunday 19 November his trial resumes where, if convicted, he could be sentenced to up ...

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