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Bahraini footballer freed from Thai jail after extradition case dropped

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SHAFAQNA- A shia soccer player was released from three months prison in Bangkok and returned Australia on Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted. France 24 released a photo of his arrival at Melbourne airport in…

Large majorities of populations in some Persian Gulf nations are Foreign-born persons

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SHAFAQNA- Large majorities of populations in some Persian Gulf nations were born in other countries. Most foreign-born persons living in Persian Gulf nations are labor migrants and live in the region temporarily. According to the United Nations…

Al Khailfa forces destroy signs marking martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Security forces of Al Khailfa have destroyed signs marking the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (S.A) in Bahrain. Local media said Saturday security forces removed black flags and banners put up in public places to…

Sheikh Isa Qassim arrived in Mashhad, Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The Spirtual leader of Bahrain Shiites, Sheikh Isa Qassim,  has arrived in Mashhad. Sheikh Isa Qassim, who went to London for treatment, is now in Mashhad. Sheikh Isa Qassem, Bahraini Shiite Leader, was sentenced to one year…

World reacts as Bahrain upholds life sentence against Shia cleric

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SHAFAQNA- World have strongly condemned Bahrain’s ruling Al Khalifah regime for upholding life sentence against Shia cleric Sheikh Ali Salman, continuing a yearslong crackdown on all dissent in the island nation. The Court of Cassation…

Wife of Jailed Bahraini Footballer Warns against His Extradition

SHAFAQNA-The wife of jailed Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi pleaded with Thailand’s prime minister on Wednesday to ensure he is not extradited to his native country, saying he faces torture there and should be sent back to asylum in Australia. “He…

Bahrain: The worrying status of political Prisoners

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SHAFAQNA- There are around 5,000 prisoners of conscience, as well as 200 victims of excessive use of force, murder and tortur in Bahrain, the Bahrain Centre for Dialogue and Tolerance says, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime discriminate against…

Sheikh Isa Qassim visited the Shrine of Imam Kadhim and Imam Jawad (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- The spiritual leader of Shiites in Bahrain, Sheikh Isa Qassim, visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (A.S) and Imam Muhammad Jawad (A.S) on Friday in the city of Kazimayn, Baghdad. Sheikh Issa Qassim has come to Iraq…

Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: After several years since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Persian Gulf Arab states are changing their policies towards this county, and following the move of UAE and Bahrain, Kuwait will soon expand its relations…

Beirut to host conference on Bahrain uprising

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: An international conference is planned to be held in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday on the popular uprising in Bahrain. The Ramada Plaza Hotel in Beirut will host the conference, named “8 Years of Repression in Bahrain…

Pompeo’s ME tour: Washington is not abandoning the region

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continue a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America’s partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning the region and…

NUMBER OF BAHRAINIS STRIPPED OF THEIR NATIONALITIES EXCEEDS 800

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SHAFAQNA- Salam for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM DHR), said that the number of Bahrain's citizens whose nationalities were revoked, exceeded 800, with the increasing use of the judiciary for punishment despite international convictions. After…

Arab states diplomatic thaw comes after the US Withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The move by Bahrain to reopen its embassy came hours after the United Arab Emirates’ decision to reopen its embassy in Damascus. This move reflects a new push by Persian Gulf Arab states to improve relations…

Sheikh Isa Qassim met Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain top Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim met Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani in Najaf. Ayatollah Sistani wished Bahrain everlasting security and stability. In this meeting, after greeting and welcoming Sheikh Isa Ghassim, Ayatollah…

Iranian PM: Iran has no problem in negotiating with Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- The member of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament stated that by developing bilateral relations with the neighboring countries we can quickly deal with the difficulties caused by sanctions. "Iran…

BAHRAIN: FIRST WOMAN ELECTS AS SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain Parliament elected a woman as a speaker for the first time in its history. She ran for the first time in 2006 and lost, but she went ahead again in 2014 and once again could not win. Fawzia Zainal made the breakthrough…

Physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is Improving

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's prominent cleric Sayyid Abdullah al-Gharifi said that the physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is improving. Al-Gharifi, the prominent Bahraini scholar, made remarks about Sheikh Issa Qassim's latest state of health,…

Saeed Al-Shehabi: Muslim scholars should do more/ The real problem is politicizing religion

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SHAFAQNA | Ala Moqadas :  “I think, Islamic scholars are generally not doing their job. They should do more. Not just toward their people also among themselves,” Saeed Al-Shehabi, The Secretary Genaral of Bahrain freedom movement and founder…

Bahrain: Former head of Sharia Commission arrested/ Al-Wefaq comment on second round of Parliamentary election

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SHAFAQNA- While the Bahraini opposition boycotted parliamentary and municipal elections, the Al Khalifa regime, regardless of their demands, held the second round of elections, while the Bahraini opposition, which has almost the majority of…

Photos: Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA- Protest of the families of Pakistani prisoners detained in Bahrain's prisons.   Read more from Shafqna: Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you... What were the recommendations of Imam Hassan Askari (AS)…

Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla

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SHAFAQNA- Bahraini officials released Shiite cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla Sunday while his trial is still ongoing. The Bahraini security forces summoned and arrested Sheikh Ahmed al-Mosalla due to one of his speeches on 25 October, 2017,…

Life sentence for Bahrain opposition leader is travesty of justice

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Ali Salman, the Bahraini Shiite leader was sentenced to life in prison by a Bahraini court , overturning previous acquittals on charges of spying for Qatar in what an international rights group called  a travesty of justice. On…

Saudi Attorney General request for the execution of two young Shiites

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SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia's court has called for two young Bahraini Shiite detainees to be sentenced to death. Jafar Mohammad and Sadiq Majid, two young Shiites of Bahrain, came to the Saudi court last week and charged with number of allegations,…

Bahrain Shia opposition calls for Election Boycott

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SHAFAQNA- The Bahraini Shi'a opposition group Al-Wefaq ,which has been dissolved and banned from conducting any activity by the ruling Al Khalifah regime, called on Oct. 9 for a national boycott of parliamentary elections scheduled on November…

Successful Results of Sheikh Qassim’s Latest Surgery 

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SHAFAQNA- The medical team tasked with caring for the Sheikh Issa Qassim revealed that the preliminary results of second complicated surgery carried out on his eyes have been announced positively, Shafaqna reported, citing LualuaTV channel. The…

About 850 grave human rights violations by Bahraini regime in July

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SHAFAQNA: During the month of July, about 844 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain are revealed by an independent human rights group, as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights…

Talal Atrissi: many countries attempt rapprochement with Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Now situation in Syria is changing and many countries demand rapprochement with Damascus. Syrian Foreign Minister waleed Al-Muallem met with his Bahraini counterpart Khaled bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa at the headquarters of the United…

Hundreds of Bahrainis stage anti-regime protests

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Bahrainis have staged anti-regime protests across the country against Al-Khalifah regime. Demonstrators condemned regimes activity against political activists, Shiite clerics, according to the Mehr report, citing Manama…