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US 'routinely' violates judicial rights, fails to punish torture - HRW
US state and local officials should reconsider racial discrimination and police abuse, which triggered public outrage and demonstrations internationally, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015, which monitors the situation in over 90 nations.

29.01.2015 12:47

West’s tributes to late Saudi King reveal hypocrisy not democracy
Hypocrisy is not usually regarded as a virtue of leadership, yet judging by the gushing tributes paid to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah by various Western governments and establishment figures on his death, there are those who believe it should be.

26.01.2015 13:01

'Not acceptable': Nabeel Rajab slams US media head for listing RT with terror groups
Whether you agree with RT or not, it is “not acceptable” to equate the channel with terror groups, prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab said, referring to a statement by Andrew Lack, who has listed RT as a challenge along with ISIS and Boko Haram.

23.01.2015 18:00

Bahrain sentences leading activist Nabeel Rajab for tweet
Prominent Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab has been sentenced to six months in prison for a tweet posted last year, which was considered insulting to the Gulf Kingdom’s Ministries of Interior and Defense.

20.01.2015 18:45

‘Bahraini opposition pays heavy price for boycotting elections’
Bahraini opposition leaders are suffering not only for boycotting last year elections but also for struggling for democratic rights and freedoms, Sayed Yousif Almuhafda, Vice President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights, told RT.

15.01.2015 11:12

Bahraini protest rages as another opposition leader arrested (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Crowds of protesters took to the streets in the Bahraini capital, Manama, calling on the monarchy to release Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the Al-Wefaq opposition party, and expressing outrage over the arrest of his close ally, Jameel Kadhim.

15.01.2015 02:20

Riot police disperse anti-govt rally in Bahraini capital (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Clashes between riot police and demonstrators have erupted in Bahrain for the fifth day in a row as the activists demand the release of Sheikh Ali Salman, the head of the largest Shiite opposition party in the Kingdom.

02.01.2015 00:42

From daredevils to Good Samaritans: 9 people who made 2014 count
By accident of birth or design, some people were born to break the mold and march to the beat of their own drum. Below are the stories of nine people who made waves, both big and small, in their own special way in 2014.

31.12.2014 19:47

#BahrainSchism: Anti-government protests break out after arrest of Shia opposition leader
Protests in Bahrain against the detention of the head of the banned Shia movement, Al-Wefaq, on Sunday, have been marked by clashes with security forces. Sheikh Ali Salman boycotted parliamentary elections, influenced by the ruling Sunni royal family.

30.12.2014 06:12

​‘Arrest of Shia opposition leader endangers Bahrain’s stability’
The arrest of Bahrain’s main opposition leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, is a very dangerous move that will further escalate already high tensions in the Gulf kingdom, Salman's political assistant Khalil al-Marzooq told RT.

29.12.2014 16:51

Bahrain arrests main Shia opposition leader
Bahrain’s main opposition group says its leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, has been arrested after hours of interrogation.

28.12.2014 21:02

‘UK base in Bahrain is not about stability, but greater role in the region’
The UK wants to again become a major international player in the Middle East, so it ignores human rights abuses and a mass move away from any kind of democracy in Bahrain, Dominic Kavakeb from the Bahrain Justice and Development Movement told RT.

09.12.2014 08:43