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US Embassy policy on human rights 'exposed'

A basic flaw in the way the US embassy compiles its controversial human rights reports on Bahrain has been exposed by a former assistant to the ambassador. Embassy insider Mohammed Abdulhameed Kayani has broken his decade-long sil

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Bahrain rejects ‘biased’ US claims as ludicrous

Racially-charged language, inaccurate figures and sweeping, unverified allegations weaken a US government report on Bahrain's human rights record, according to the Interior Ministry. In a scathing rebuke to the US State Depart

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Bahrain vows human rights protection

Bahrain is keen to consolidate co-operation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) by availing of its training and technical potentials to promote its human rights march, Minister of State for Human Rights Affairs D

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Saudi to probe beating of Asian migrant

A video apparently showing a Saudi national mercilessly beating an Asian man after accusing him of talking to his wife has triggered public anger, forcing Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Commission to probe the matter. The Interne

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US backs Bahrain over human rights issue

A Bahrain parliamentary team yesterday won superpower backing against 'unfair' comments by UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, a report said. America's Ambassador to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council, Eileen Dona

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Bahrain raps UN rights chief's comments

Bahraini legislators have lashed out at "one-sided" comments by the UN human rights chief, who directed criticism at the country during the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a report said. UN High Commi

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US slams Syrian bid for UN rights body

Syrian plans to run for a spot on the UN Human Rights Council met with sharp criticism from the United States and Israel on Thursday, while Tehran announced it had withdrawn its candidacy for the world body's rights watchdog.

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Media bias ‘cost Bahrain millions’

Bahrain has lost millions of dinars paying public relations companies as it tries to combat negative reporting in the international media, according to a leading human rights activist. "These millions could have been spent to

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Bahrain rights ministry on Twitter, Facebook

Bahrain’s Ministry of Human Rights Affairs has launched official social media accounts on twitter and Facebook, as part of plans to better communicate with citizens. Its (mohra_bah) account will tweet messages on various issues in

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Bahrain rights ministry on Twitter, Facebook

Bahrain’s Ministry of Human Rights Affairs has launched official social media accounts on twitter and Facebook, as part of plans to better communicate with citizens. Its (mohra_bah) account will tweet messages on various issues in

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