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UNWTO appoints Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa as Ambassador of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

The President of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and Chairperson of the Board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, has been appointed

- eTurboNews - US

Three sentenced to death over bombings in Bahrain.

Three people were sentenced to death by Bahraini courts on Thursday, over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

Bahraini, 18, dies after attack on cleric's home: Amnesty.

An 18-year-old Bahraini died Friday, nearly two months after he was shot in the head fleeing an attack on a top opposition cleric's home, Amnesty International said.

- The Daily Star - LB

How a spate of killings in Bahrain has raised suspicions of state brutality.

In modern Bahrain, the truth behind violent deaths is hard to establish. And the fact that they are largely ignored by the international media means you may well be reading about the following events for the first time. On December 29 2016, a female journalist, Eman Salehi, was shot in front of her son. Activists have ...

- The Conversation - UK

No pay, 500 Indians suffer in Bahrain.

A large number of Indian workers in Bahrain have sought the support of the Ministry of External Affairs, continuing the trend of difficulties faced by labourers from India in Gulf countries. The probl...

- The Hindu - IN

Bahrain sentences three to death for police bombings.

A Bahraini appeals court sentenced three people to death Thursday over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shiite village, the state-run news agency reported

- The Daily Star - LB

Former AFP photographer released in Bahrain, agency says.

Bahraini authorities released a former Agence France-Presse photographer Thursday after holding him for more than 24 hours because of his work for AFP, the French news agency reported

- The Daily Star - LB

French news agency says former staffer released in Bahrain.

Agence France-Presse says a former photographer for the French news agency has been released in Bahrain after being held for more than 24 hours.

- FOX News - US

French news agency says former staffer released in Bahrain.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Agence France-Presse says a former photographer for the French news agency has been released in Bahrain after...

- Townhall.com - US

Former AFP photographer detained in Bahrain, agency says.

DUBAI - Bahraini authorities arrested a former photographer for Agence France-Presse on unspecified charges on his return from a...

- Townhall.com - US

French news agency says former staffer detained in Bahrain.

Agence France-Presse says a former photographer for the French news agency has been arrested upon his return home to Bahrain.

- FOX News - US

Bahrain arrests former AFP photographer

Bahraini authorities have arrested a former AFP photographer in Manama on unspecified charges, sources close to him said Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Raising Arabic female teachers' voices

At the 61st Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, female education union leaders reasserted their solidarity with their sisters in Arab countries, with a specific focus on Bahrain.

- Education International - BE

Will Bahrain use military trials against Shiite leader's supporters?

Bahrain recently amended its constitution to expand military courts' jurisdiction, perhaps in anticipation of fiery protests once a verdict is announced in the trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim.

- Al-Monitor - EG

UAE summons Swiss envoy over negative remarks on human rights in Bahrain

The United Arab Emirates has summoned the Swiss ambassador over a statement made by her country last week about the human rights situation in Bahrain. Abdul Rahim al-Awadhi, UAE Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation for Legal Affairs, summoned Maya Tissafi to discuss a report presented by the ...

- Albawaba - UK

Bahrain political activist faces new incitement charges

A human rights group says a prominent Bahraini political activist is facing new charges of "inciting hatred" against the government.

- Stars and Stripes - US

UAE summons Swiss ambassador over UN Bahrain statement

Bahrain's parliament on Wednesday invited the U.N. human rights chief to visit The post UAE summons Swiss ambassador over UN Bahrain statement appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Two Iran-backed Bahrainis are global terrorists: State Department

Bahrain welcomes US support, calls for holistic strategy against terrorism

- GulfNews - AE

Egyptian troops to Bahrain and UAR for Gulf war games

March 13, 2017, 12:31 PM Egyptian naval, air, special options and infantry units were flown to the Gulf Saturday to take part in two military exercises – one by the Bahrain armed forces, dubbed king Hamed 2, and the other in the United Arab Republic, named Zayed 2 after the Crown Prince. They are practicing ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Bahrain: Activist's Family Targeted

– Bahraini authorities are apparently targeting the family members of a prominent Bahraini activist in retribution for his human rights work, Human Rights Watch said today. Since March 2, 2017, authorities have detained the brother-in-law and mother-in-law of Sayed al-Wadaei, a United Kingdom-based Bahraini human rights ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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: 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

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