Saturday 20 December 2014
 
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Bahraini activists in ‘#ICan'tBreathe' drive against violence

Rights activists in Bahrain have launched their own "I Can't Breathe" campaign, taking up a slogan adopted by American protesters outraged by the police killing of an African-American man. However, the term is not being used in Ba

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US torture report outlines catalogue of abuse

US officials have lost the right to criticise others now that their own grisly detention and interrogation methods have been exposed, according to Bahraini activists. Shocking revelations about the extent of the Central Intelligen

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Burgan Bank increases capital through rights issuance

Burgan Bank, a leading commercial bank by assets in Kuwait, has completed its capital increase through a rights issuance announced earlier. The bank’s shareholders have subscribed in the capital increase during the designate

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Bahrain wins top EU rights honour

A major human rights award will be presented to two Bahraini institutions by the European Union (EU) in a ceremony next week. The Interior Ministry Ombudsman and the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), Bahrain's main

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UK hails Bahrian’s human rights success

Bahrain has been praised for its 'real efforts' in the area of human rights by the UK government. In its latest Human Rights and Democracy Report, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) outlined the steps taken by B

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Bahrain unveils watchdog rights report

Bahrain’s main rights watchdog opened up its records to share its annual report with envoys from around the world. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) met a host of ambassadors at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manam

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Bahrain agencies rapped for failing to co-operate

Bahrain's main rights watchdog appointed by His Majesty King Hamad has accused some government agencies of failing to co-operate. The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) said it received 118 complaints from the public

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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and sec

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Bahraini NGOs to submit rights feedback

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Bahrain, including human rights groups, have been given a week to submit their analysis on the country's rights record, which will come under scrutiny in Geneva next month. The Foreign

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Bahrain's rights watchdog probes abuse claims

Bahrain's rights watchdog has registered 34 complaints in the last six months, including torture allegations and sectarian discrimination.   The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has launched inves

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