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Bahrain: Proposed Military Trials of Civilians.

– Bahrain's Council of Representatives on February 21, 2017, approved an amendment to Bahrain's Constitution that would enable military courts to try civilians, in violation of international fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The amendment goes next to the upper house of parliament and then to King Hamad ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Bahrain arrests 20, moves to allow military trial of civilians.

Bahraini police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in the kingdom.

- The Daily Star - LB

Bahrain passes constitutional amendment to allow the military trial of civilians.

Bahraini Council of Representatives approved Tuesday a constitutional amendment to allow military trials of civilians involved in terror incidents or attacks on security or military personnel or facilities. Copyright © Saudi Research and Publishing Co. All rights reserved.

- Albawaba - UK

20 arrested as Bahrain approves military trial of civilians.

Bahraini police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in the Sunni-ruled kingdom

- The Daily Star - LB

Kirwa seeking Nagoya Women's Marathon three-peat.

Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa of Bahrain will attempt to win her third consecutive Nagoya Women's Marathon next month after she was named among the seven runners invited from overseas on Wednesday. Kirwa, the Asian Games champion who came home in a time of 2 hours, 22 minutes, 40 seconds to win last year's meet, is joined The post ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Clashes over death of Shiite in Bahrain police raid.

Bahrain police clashed with demonstrators following the death of a young man who attempted to escape arrest, witnesses said Wednesday, days after 20 people were detained across Shiite villages

- The Daily Star - LB

IDEX 2017: Bahrain selects GCS-200 UGV.

Global Clearance Solutions' GCS-200 unmanned ground vehicle will be supplied to Bahrain as the launch customer for the platform, a company official has revealed. Speaking to Jane's at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi where the GCS-200 was unveiled, Global Clearance Solutions' head of marketing and

- Jane’s - US

Bahrain lawmakers approve military trials for civilians.

Bahraini lawmakers voted Tuesday to change the constitution to allow civilians to be tried in military courts, further empowering its security forces amid a crackdown on dissent at level unseen since its 2011 Arab Spring protests.

- The Daily Star - LB

US Fifth Fleet chief: A remote-control boat attacked a Saudi frigate on Jan. 30.

February 20, 2017, 12:26 PM The boat that attacked a Saudi frigate in the Red Sea on Jan. 30 was not manned by Yemeni Houthi suicides; it was an unmanned, remote-controlled craft filled with explosives, Vice Adm. Kevin Donegan, head of the US Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain, said Monday. The attack on the frigate Al Madinah ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Wettest week in years disrupts life, causes heavy damages in Bahrain.

Rainy season proves costly, but young people see it opportunity for water stunts

- GulfNews - AE

Bahrain: Activist's Speech-Charges Trial to Resume.

– The trial of the prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is scheduled to resume on February 21, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. He faces a total of 18 years in prison based on two sets of speech-related charges that clearly violate his right to free expression. His eight months in pretrial custody ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Erdogan sets sights on Manjib following liberation of al-Bab, Syria

Turkey's target after liberating Al-Bab, Syria, from Daesh is the town of Manbij, and clearing the PKK's Syrian offshoot, PYD, from the region, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Friday. Erdogan's remarks came in an interview with the satellite channel al-Arabiya that aired during his visit to the Saudi capital, ...

- Albawaba - UK

WATCH: Colorado National Guard Army Master Sgt. returns from deployment and surprises son at school

Colorado National Guard Army Master Sgt. surprises his young son at school assembly after returning home from 6-month deployment in Bahrain.

- ABC News - US

Bahrain blast wounds two civilians on uprising anniversary

An explosion wounded two civilian passers-by in Bahrain, the interior ministry said early Wednesday, as demonstrators were marking the sixth anniversary of an anti-government uprising that was bloodily suppressed

- The Daily Star - LB

'Terrorist blast' rocks Bahrain island

Married couple hurt in explosion on island of Sitra near Manama, says interior ministry tweet

- GulfNews - AE

Sudan, Bahrain agree to strengthen bilateral consultations

February 7, 2017 - Sudan and Bahrain Tuesday have agreed to increase bilateral coordination and consultations at the level of regional and international organizations . The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Undersecretary at the foreign ministry A Abdel-Ghani al-Naeem and his Bahraini counterpart Wahid Mubarak ...

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Bahrain: Arrest Powers Restored to Abusive Agency

– Bahrain has restored arrest and investigatory powers to an intelligence agency that conducted terrorizing' house raids and systematically tortured detainees in 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The decision to grant Bahrain's National Security Agency the power to arrest and detain people suspected of terrorist ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Bahrain: Halt Violence against Protesters

Press ReleasesBahrain: Halt Violence against ProtestersJanuary 26, 2017In response to the Bahraini security forces firing live ammunition at peaceful protesters in Diraz, Freedom House issued a statement.

- Freedom House - US

Bahrain: 2 Face Execution Despite Torture Allegations

– Two Bahrainis appear to be at imminent risk of execution despite the authorities' failure to properly investigate their allegations of torture, Human Rights Watch said today. Both Mohamed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa have disavowed confessions that they allege were the result of torture and that were used as evidence in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US