All content tagged: Bahrain

Aletho News - 2016-10-26 - Original post - cached version

RT | October 26, 2016 The Kingdom of Bahrain’s authoritarian ruler King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa visited British Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street on Wednesday, despite outcry from human rights and anti-arms trade groups. The Gulf regime is a close ally of both the UK and Saudi Arabia...

Aletho News - 2016-09-29 - Original post - cached version

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa Press TV – September 29, 2016 The Bahraini foreign minister’s surprising tribute to former Israeli president Shimon Peres who died Wednesday has triggered a wave of outcry in the region where he is known as a criminal. “Rest in Peace...

Consortium News - 2016-09-27 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive: Even as Hillary Clinton pushes a new scheme for defeating ISIS, the reality is that contradictory U.S. policies in the Mideast that she helped formulate are fueling the growth of jihadi extremism, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Hillary…

Aletho News - 2016-09-27 - Original post - cached version

By Steven MacMillan | New Eastern Outlook | 27.09.2016 Contrary to the incessant grandstanding by US and British politicians that they are committed to promoting freedom, democracy and peace around the world, the evidence proves that the Anglo-American establishment is in the business of war,...

Aletho News - 2016-09-24 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – September 24, 2016 A Canadian company has sold Bahrain technology used to block opposition websites and human rights content on the Internet, Canadian activists say. Specialists from internet watchdog Citizen Lab said in a report that Canadian Netsweeper website-blocking applications...

Dissident Voice - 2016-09-09 - Original post - cached version

Let me ask you one question. Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it could?

— Bob Dylan, “Masters of War” from his 1963 recording “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”

On Tuesday, September 6th, twenty-four hour monitoring by the...

BSNEWS - 2016-09-04 - Original post - cached version

Editor’s Note: Award-winning journalist Peter Oborne and Middle East Eye’s Nawal Al-Maghafi are among the few correspondents to have ventured into war-torn Yemen during the past month. In the first of a series of exclusive reports, they survey the devastation and reveal the culpability of the...

Aletho News - 2016-08-14 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – August 14, 2016 A British parliamentary committee has criticized UK police for training Bahraini forces who are accused of ruthlessly suppressing public protests and dissent. Under a confidential agreement in 2015 obtained by the Observer, the UK’s College of Policing agreed to train...

New Eastern Outlook - 2016-07-06 - Original post - cached version

The Persian Gulf is a turbulent region where something happens on a daily basis that can have a negative impact on world politics. This time, it was the small Emirate of Bahrain in the thick of things: in the midst of the “revolutionary” events that had whipped up. It all started with the...

Aletho News - 2016-06-27 - Original post - cached version

By Ming Chun Tang | CEPR Americas Blog | June 26, 2016 As was reported following the assassination of prominent Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres in March, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton erased all references to the 2009 coup in Honduras in the paperback edition of her...

Aletho News - 2016-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Sputnik — 20.06.2016 Sunni-ruled Bahrain has deprived leading Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim of his citizenship, media reported Monday. According to the BBC, Bahrain stripped Qassim, who is the spiritual leader of Al-Wefaq, Bahrain’s biggest opposition group, and holds the senior religious title...

The Anti Media - 2016-06-08 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) Human rights campaigners could block the Tour de France if a Bahraini-bankrolled cycling team is allowed to compete in the world’s most famous bike race.

The warning from campaigners comes after a Bahraini prince accused of involvement in the torture of prisoners during the...

Aletho News - 2016-06-03 - Original post - cached version

By Rannie Amiri | CounterPunch | June 3, 2016 Like a vise which first grips its object and then slowly, deliberately and inexorably crushes it, the al-Khalifa regime has done similarly to civil society in Bahrain. It did not stop when peaceful, pro-democracy, reform protests erupted in 2011 and...

Aletho News - 2016-05-29 - Original post - cached version

By Ming Chun Tang | The Americas Blog | May 26, 2016 As was reported following the assassination of prominent Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres in March, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton erased all references to the 2009 coup in Honduras in the paperback edition of her...

Aletho News - 2016-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 23, 2016 The British government is providing military training to the majority of nations it has blacklisted for human rights violations, a new report reveals. In a report published on Sunday, the Independent revealed that 16 of the 30 countries on the Foreign & Commonwealth...

Dissident Voice - 2016-05-17 - Original post - cached version

The sale of weaponized Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) to Saudi Arabia has raised a heated debate in Canada, pitting so-called realists against people who expect trade to be conducted according to a minimum set of moral values. Outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s swan song was...

Aletho News - 2016-05-06 - Original post - cached version

RT | May 5, 2016 The Gulf monarchies are the main facilitators of Britain’s support for sectarian death squads in the Middle East. This should be no surprise because Britain brought them to power precisely because of their sectarianism. “What we want is not a united Arabia: but a weak and...

21 Century Wire - 2016-04-27 - Original post - cached version

Kristian Girling
Oriental Review

“I’ve asked an acquainted British expert on the Middle East to explore the ethnic composition of the newly elected People’s Council of ‪Syria and its correlation with the composition of the Syrian society. Here is what he had to say:” ~ Andrey...

BSNEWS - 2016-04-27 - Original post - cached version

Faced with a strong and compelling defence, and a weak Crown case, the campaigners were acquitted of all charges. In summarising, the Judge couldn’t be clearer. As well as pointing out that the police had ignored claims of illegality on the part of the organisers, his verdict referenced “Clear,...

Aletho News - 2016-04-11 - Original post - cached version

RT | April 11, 2016 Eight activists are standing trial at Stratford Magistrates Court for disrupting the world’s biggest arms fair, held in London, where deadly merchandise was marketed to repressive regimes such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Azerbaijan. The campaigners blocked the road leading...

Dissident Voice - 2016-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Sometimes even to the most towering cynic, American hypocrisy is more than breathtaking.

As they lambast their latest “despot”, Syria’s President al-Assad — a man so popular in his country and the region that the US Embassy in Damascu had, by the end of 2006, devised a plan to oust him —...

Aletho News - 2016-03-21 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – March 21, 2016 The Kuwaiti government has deported 11 Lebanese and three Iraqis on charges of having links to Lebanon’s resistance movement, Hezbollah, a report says. The Kuwaiti Arabic daily al-Qabas quoted a security source as saying on Monday that the 14 people had been expelled on...

Aletho News - 2016-03-07 - Original post - cached version

RT | March 7, 2016 Activists have denounced a Home Office sponsored security fair, warning that Britain is selling tear gas and other crowd control tools to some of the world’s most oppressive regimes. Among the governments invited to take part in the fair in Farnborough, Hampshire, 30 miles...

Aletho News - 2016-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – March 6, 2016 Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, says the Arab member states of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC), which recently listed the resistance group as terrorists, do not have the interests of Lebanon in...

Aletho News - 2016-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Al-Manar – March 5, 2016 The King of Bahrain has met Israeli Rabbi and ‘recommended’ that the recent blacklisting of Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, as a “terrorist organization” by the Gulf Cooperation Council be taken up by the Arab League as well, Israeli daily, Jerusalem Post...

Aletho News - 2016-03-02 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – March 2, 2016 The Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf have declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, which has been fighting terrorist groups in Syria and Israeli occupation, a “terrorist group.” The six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council officially added Hezbollah and all groups affiliated...

Aletho News - 2016-02-08 - Original post - cached version

By Finian Cunningham | RT | February 7, 2016 The Saudi plan to send ground troops into Syria appears to be just a ruse. But this is precisely the kind of reckless saber-rattling that could ignite an all-out war, one that could embroil the United States and Russia. Saudi rulers have reportedly...

BSNEWS - 2016-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Historian Mark Curtis cites some of the actions of successive British governments, barely mentioned by the corporate media, which go someway to understanding what makes Britain 'great'.

Supporting the bombing of Yemen.
Arming Israel.
Occupying the Chagos Islands.

Aletho News - 2016-02-06 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 6, 2016 The tiny Persian Gulf state of Bahrain says it is ready to deploy ground forces to Syria under the Saudi leadership as foreign-backed militants are losing ground in the face of the Syrian army advances. The announcement by Bahraini Ambassador to Britain Sheikh Fawaz...

BSNEWS - 2016-01-25 - Original post - cached version

The ominous element in this more than ominous situation revolving around the center of world petroleum and natural gas reserves, the Middle East, is the fact that in the recent weeks oil prices, which had temporarily stabilized at an already low $40 range in December, now have plunged another 25...

Aletho News - 2016-01-25 - Original post - cached version

By Finian Cunningham | American Herald Tribune | January 21 ,2016 There was an underwhelming sense when Pentagon boss Ashton Carter met this week in Paris with other members of the US-led military coalition supposedly fighting the ISIL terror group. The US-led coalition was set up at the end of...

Aletho News - 2016-01-22 - Original post - cached version

By Daniel Lazare | Consortium News | January 22, 2016 Bret Stephens, the deputy editorial page editor who writes The Wall Street Journal’s weekly “Global View” column, is not really a bad prose stylist, and his logic is not always unsound. But his unexamined assumptions lead him astray. His...

Aletho News - 2016-01-18 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – January 17, 2016 Saudi Arabia pledged the Somali government USD 50 million in aid on the same day Mogadishu declared it had severed ties with Iran, a report says. According to a document from the Saudi embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, to the embassy of Somalia there, the regime in Riyadh...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2016-01-14 - Original post - cached version


Photo: Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, 30 years old, substitute Crown Prince, second substitute Prime Minister, State Minister, Minister for Defence, General Secretary of the Royal Court, President of the Council for Economic Affairs and Development.



Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2016-01-09 - Original post - cached version

Bahrain Freedom Movement 

Saudis have been widely condemned for carrying out one of the largest mass executions in modern history, second only to ISIS massacres. On 3rd January they killed 47 people including Sheikh Nimr AlNimr, the prominent cleric who had called for reforming the...

Aletho News - 2016-01-04 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – January 4, 2016 Bahraini forces have reportedly detained another Shia cleric following protests in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab country against Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of prominent Shia clergyman Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. According to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Sheikh Ahmad...

Aletho News - 2015-12-21 - Original post - cached version

Reprieve – December 21, 2015 Two Bahrainis who were tortured into ‘confessing’ to an attack on police officers in the wake of anti-Government protests last year could be executed at any moment, unless the country’s King pardons them. Husain Moosa and Mohammed Ramadan were arrested in February...

Aletho News - 2015-12-14 - Original post - cached version

By Finian Cunningham – Sputnik – 14.12.2015 Multi-million-dollar advertising money has long been suspected as an unspoken filter for Western news media coverage. If the news conflicts with advertising interests then it is simply dropped. Western complicity in Yemen’s conflict is a case study....

Aletho News - 2015-11-29 - Original post - cached version

By Caleb Maupin – New Eastern Outlook – 29.11.2015 US and British leaders love to invoke the concept of human rights when promoting their latest neoliberal crusade. UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s career has consisted almost entirely of this strategy: creating human rights propaganda, demonizing...

BSNEWS - 2015-11-23 - Original post - cached version

Once again in the history of American intervention we have the spectacle of the creators being threatened by their own creation. It’s not that long ago that the mujahideen, who benefited from American financial and military support during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, later turned on the West...

BSNEWS - 2015-11-06 - Original post - cached version

The “war on terror” was a hoax. Americans were deceived by policymakers, who are pursuing a hegemonic agenda. The American people were too trusting and too gullible and, consequently, Americans were easily betrayed by Washington and by the presstitute media.

The post The “War On Terror”...

Levant Report - 2015-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Dan Sanchez, — A quartet of peace negotiators has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its role in preserving the Tunisian Revolution. That 2011 event kicked off the wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring. The Tunisian Revolution is widely seen as the one bright...

BSNEWS - 2015-10-10 - Original post - cached version

In 2010, WikiLeaks became a household name by releasing 251,287 classified State Department cables. Now, a new book collects in-depth analyses of what these cables tell us about the foreign policy of the United States, from authors including Truthout staff reporter Dahr Jamail and our regular...

BSNEWS - 2015-09-15 - Original post - cached version

Since Corbyn’s policies are generally popular, they are a direct threat to the elite consensus, and three stand out in foreign policy. First, the idea of holding Blair to account under international law for invading Iraq will strike terror into the minds of the Foreign Office and Ministry of...

BSNEWS - 2015-09-10 - Original post - cached version

The overarching framework, Chomsky points out, is the so-called Clinton Doctrine, named after former US president Bill Clinton. The doctrine asserts that United States is entitled to the 'unilateral use of military power' to ensure 'uninhibited access to key markets, energy supplies, and...

BSNEWS - 2015-09-07 - Original post - cached version

Westerners don’t want to face the truth of what their governments are doing – particularly NATO governments, and the US government most of all. The millions who died in Iraq were victims of a genocide that was intended to kill Iraqis in such numbers. The victims were not incidental to some other...

Aletho News - 2015-08-27 - Original post - cached version

Ongoing suppression of activists and political opposition in Bahrain Tensions remain at all time high, with political leaders and activists behind bars, the situation in Bahrain shows no sign of abating. Reports of ill treatment and police brutality continue to emerge from Jau, the country’s...

Dissident Voice - 2015-05-16 - Original post - cached version

Because the western mass media is so overwhelmingly slanted to corporate and state interests, the need for principled and independent news and information that can reach the masses is vital. Because TRNN presents itself as independent news, and because the vast bulk of its reporting and...

Dissident Voice - 2015-05-13 - Original post - cached version

Washington DC is presently the converging point for some of the world’s most oppressive regimes. On May 13th and 14th, President Obama is hosting a billionaire conglomerate known as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which consists of the Middle Eastern countries of Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi...

Aletho News - 2015-04-13 - Original post - cached version

By Eric Draitser | CounterPunch | April 13, 2015 The Saudi war on Yemen has understandably come to dominate the headlines since it began in late March 2015. The international scope of the conflict – nominally including the participation of nearly a dozen Gulf countries – coupled with the obvious...


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