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Amnesty: Bahrain jailing of cleric 'shocking'

Amnesty: Bahrain jailing of cleric 'shocking'

TRANS ASIA NEWS London:- Amnesty International has lambasted Bahrain's decision to uphold the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and increase his prison sentence from four to nine years,Press TV reported.The London-based rights group said the decision by Bahrain authorities on Sunday is "a shocking attack on the right to...

31-05-2016 Bahrain

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Bahrain raises top Shia leader's jail term

Bahrain raises top Shia leader's jail term

TRANS ASIA NEWSBahrain:- A court in Bahrain has extended the jail term of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, who is the secretary general of the country’s main opposition bloc, by five years,Press TV repored.The Supreme Court of Appeal increased Salman’s prison sentence on charges of inciting violence and calling...

30-05-2016 Bahrain

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Bahrainis rally to demand release of top leader

Bahrainis rally to demand release of top leader

TRANS ASIA NEWSBahrain :- Demonstrators in Bahrain have taken to the streets to express solidarity with political prisoners and jailed activists, in particular prominent opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman, Press TV reported.In Abu Saiba, the protesters demanded the release of the 49-year-old secretary of the main opposition al-Wefaq and other political...

19-05-2016 Bahrain

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Bahraini prisoners stage hunger strike

Bahraini prisoners stage hunger strike

TRANS ASIA NEWSBAHRAIN:- Dozens of Bahrainis, imprisoned for participating in anti-regime protests, have gone on hunger strike in a show of protest against the presence of a glass screen during reunions with their families.Informed sources, requesting anonymity, said inmates at the 9th ward of the Dry Dock prison on the...

19-02-2016 Bahrain

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Human Rights Watch slams Bahrain for failing to stop torture

Human Rights Watch slams Bahrain for failing to stop torture

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW YORK:-The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Bahrain for failing to stop torturing political prisoners and dismissed Manama’s much-hyped claims of reforms. “Bahraini authorities have failed to stop torture and failed to address the culture of impunity that fosters torture,” the Middle East director at Human Rights...

29-01-2016 Bahrain

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Bahraini regime jails 250 children on political grounds: Rep…

Bahraini regime jails 250 children on political grounds: Report

LONDON:-At least 250 children are behind bars on political grounds in Bahrain which is facing almost daily protests for years now, a report says. According to a report by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights released on Wednesday, the incarcerations violate Article 16 of the Convention on the Rights of the...

22-01-2016 Bahrain

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Bahraini court sentences teenage boy to 130 years in prison

Bahraini court sentences teenage boy to 130 years in prison

TRANS ASIA NEWSManama:- Ahmad al-Arab will be 147 years old after serving his jail term handed down by a Bahraini court.The High Criminal Court in the capital Manama on Tuesday sentenced the 17-year-old to an additional 10 years in prison on charges of protesting against the

20-01-2016 Bahrain

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Bahrain asks Iranian envoy to leave Manama in 72 hours

Bahrain asks Iranian envoy to leave Manama in 72 hours

TRANS ASIA NEWSThe Bahrain government, on Thursday, gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the Iranian envoy, to leave the country, as tension increases between the two countries.

02-10-2015 Bahrain

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Bahrain leader charged for 'sedetion'

Bahrain leader charged for 'sedetion'

TRANS ASIA NEWS DUBAI: Bahraini prosecutors have charged the leader of the country’s main opposition party, al-Wefaq, with a bid to change the ruling Al Khalifa regime in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

30-12-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain charges opposition leader over meeting U.S. diplomat

Bahrain charges opposition leader over meeting U.S. diplomat

MANAMA: Bahrain has charged the country’s most senior opposition leader and one of his aides with holding an ‘illegal’ meeting with a U.S. diplomat, the public Prosecutor’s office said on Friday.

12-07-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain expels Sistani’s representative

Bahrain expels Sistani’s representative

TRANS ASIA NEWS DUBAI: Bahraini authorities have expelled the representative of top Shia spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the latest sign of tension with the restive majority population.

24-04-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain king meets Pakistan's top army brass

Bahrain king meets Pakistan's top army brass

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: In what observers consider an unprecedented event, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa currently on a three-day state visit to Pakistan is expected to tour the Joint Services Headquarters (JSHQ) in Rawalpindi, where he will meet the three services chiefs in person. 

19-03-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain Allows Another 'Sex Shop'

Bahrain Allows Another 'Sex Shop'

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANAMA: Bahrain government has allowed opening of tiny island country's second sex shop after owners sought permission citing massive response from clients, mostly coming from neighbouring states.

05-03-2014 Bahrain

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Fresh wave of protests rock Bahrain

Fresh wave of protests rock Bahrain

TRANS ASIA NEWS BEIRUT: A fresh wave of protests erupted Tuesday across Bahrain with thousands taking to streets despite an ongoing crackdown by regime forces.

19-02-2014 Bahrain

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Amnesty slams Bahrain’s ‘relentless repression’

Amnesty slams Bahrain’s ‘relentless repression’

TRANS ASIA NEWS LONDON: Amnesty International has censured Bahrain’s “relentless repression” of pro-democracy protesters, saying the Manama regime may once again use violence to quell the protests planned for Friday to mark the 2011 revolution.

14-02-2014 Bahrain

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Thousands Mark Uprising Anniversary in Bahrain

Thousands Mark Uprising Anniversary in Bahrain

TRANS ASIA NEWS DUBAI/MANAMA: Bahrain's pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with security police in Bahrain on the third anniversary of the country's Arab Spring uprisings that was largely crushed crushed by martial law and a U.S.-backed invasion of Saudi Arabian forces. 

13-02-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain braces for uprising anniversary

Bahrain braces for uprising anniversary

TRANS ASIA NEWS DUBAI: Bahrainis will hold a nationwide strike on Thursday to mark the third anniversary of their uprising against the ruling Al Khalifa regime. The call for strike was made by Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, that also urged a mass rally on Saturday to commemorate...

12-02-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain Toughens Penalties for Insulting King

Bahrain Toughens Penalties for Insulting King

TRANS ASIA NEWS MANAMA:  The king of Bahrain approved a law imposing a jail sentence of up to seven years and a fine of up to 10,000 dinars ($26,500) for anyone who publicly insults him.

05-02-2014 Bahrain

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Bahrain Rocked By Fresh Protests

Bahrain Rocked By Fresh Protests

DUBAI: Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held a demonstration in northeastern Bahrain, calling for the democratization of the Persian Gulf country. The pro-democracy demonstration, dubbed People’s Cause, was held in the village of Sitra on Friday.

25-01-2014 Bahrain

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