For travelling to Iraq and Iran for weapons and explosives training, Bahrain sentences 24 Shiites to jail, revokes nationality

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) April 20, 2018 A Bahrain court sentenced 24 Shiite citizens to prison and stripped them of their nationality after finding them guilty of forming a “terrorist group”, a Bahraini judicial [...]

By |April 20th, 2018|Bahrain|

Iran’s sophisticated interventions in Bahrain

The shadow of a woman is cast on a wall of Al-Fateh Grand Mosque as she arrives holding a Bahraini flag at a pro-government rally in Manama February 21, 2012. (REUTERS) By Majid Rafizadeh April 10, 2018 The Iranian regime’s meddlesome footprints are ubiquitous in the region, including in Bahrain, and the latest developments [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|Bahrain|

Billion-dollar sanctions-busting scheme aided Iran, documents show

The skyline of Manama, Bahrain. (Bloomberg) By Souad Mekhennet and Joby Warrick April 5, 2018 Investigators have uncovered evidence of a multibillion-dollar corruption scheme by a Persian Gulf bank that secretly helped Iran evade sanctions for more than a decade, according to documents filed in a legal dispute. Records from a Bahraini government [...]

By |April 5th, 2018|Bahrain, North America, USA|

Bahrain arrests 116 suspected terrorists linked to Iran’s IRGC

The shadow of a woman is cast on a wall of Al-Fateh Grand Mosque as she arrives holding a Bahraini flag at a pro-government rally in Manama February 21, 2012. (REUTERS) March 4, 2018 Security authorities in Bahrain arrested on Saturday 116 members of an armed network established and supported by Iran’s Revolutionary [...]

By |March 4th, 2018|Bahrain|

Bahraini militants buried in Iran

‘Martyrdom’ photo released by Iranian media. From top left: Founder of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Bahraini Sheikh Isa Qasim, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (LWJ) By Amir Toumaj and Caleb Weiss February 25, 2018 Today, Iranian state media publicized funeral ceremonies held in Qom for “three martyrs of the Bahraini people’s resistance.” The Iranian-supported [...]

By |February 25th, 2018|Bahrain|

Bahraini militant group adopts IRGC branding

The new logo and flag of Saraya al Ashtar, which reflects the IRGC branding seen in many other Iranian-backed groups around the Middle East. (LWJ) By Caleb Weiss February 24, 2018 Saraya al Ashtar, an Iranian-supported militant group in Bahrain, has formally changed its logo to adopt the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) branding. [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Bahrain|

Fugitive Bahrain militants die at sea en route to Iran

An explosives specialist police officer conducts an investigation after a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain, July 28, 2015. (REUTERS) By Noah Browning February 24, 2018 Three suspected Bahraini militants wanted on terrorism charges died at sea in unexplained circumstances this month and another is missing, activists said, after [...]

By |February 24th, 2018|Bahrain|

Bahrain arrests four Iran-trained extremists involved oil pipeline blast

The investigation also revealed that two of those arrested had received intensive training by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. (Supplied) February 9, 2018 Bahrain has announced that four extremists were arrested on Wednesday for their involvement in the explosion of an oil pipeline last year. As part of counter-terrorism operations and to maintain national security, [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|Bahrain|

Bahrain and Iran’s terror plot

The building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. (BNA) February 5, 2018 A Bahraini court sentenced two people to death on Wednesday, and issued lengthy prison sentences for 56 others, after they were found guilty on terrorism charges on behalf of the Iran. Nineteen of the 60 defendants [...]

By |February 5th, 2018|Bahrain|

Bahrain says Hezbollah backs terrorist cells targeting its security

Most of the 47 people arrested on Sunday were part of the Saraya al-Ashtar, Saraya Al Muqawama Al Sha’biya and Saraya al-Mukhtar militia groups. (Supplied) By Ismaeel Naar January 22, 2018 Bahrain’s interior minister has accused Lebanese Hezbollah militias of supporting terror groups and at least 19 plots against public figures in the [...]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon|