Tuesday July 26, 2016

Bahrain uncovers plans to smuggle convicts to Iran

In an article published on the Gulf News website, it has been reported that Bahrain’s interior ministry confirms that there was an attempt to smuggle eight fugitives out of the country. These fugitives have been convicted over terrorism cases to Iran.

The article states that the interior ministry “has intensified efforts to locate and recapture prisoners who broke out of jail on Friday evening”. The coast guard pursued a boat off the coast of northern Bahrain and those on board were ordered to stop.

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Eighteen charged in Bahrain for contacting Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah

Eighteen people have been charged in Bahrain with contacting Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and the Shi'ite Muslim Lebanese Hezbollah group “with the aim of stirring up unrest in the kingdom”, as reported by state news agency BNA on Wednesday.

Reuters have published an article with the news and remind that in January Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran. This came the day after Riyadh severed ties with Tehran “following attacks by Iranian demonstrators on Saudi diplomatic missions in response to the execution of a prominent Shi'ite Muslim Saudi cleric convicted on terrorism charges”.

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Calls for Iran’s armed units to leave Iraq

An article published on Sunday 29th May reports that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir has stated that “that sending Iranian Shiite armed units to Iraq to participate in military operations or undergo training is unacceptable”. He said that the problem in Iraq is caused by religious conflicts that are a result of “Iranian interference”. One of Iran’s senior officers is “leading operations in Iraq against Sunnites”.

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Bahrain upholds sentences for five spies with links to the Iranian regime

In Bahrain an appeals court has upheld the sentences for five men accused of spying for the Iranian regime. The prosecution released a statement on Sunday 29th May confirming that their life sentences will be upheld and the court has rejected the five defendants’ appeals.

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International Committee In Search of Justice’s roadmap to defeating Daesh

The International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) has published a report entitled “Islamic Fundamentalism & Road Map to Defeat Daesh (ISIS)”. 

Their report gives an in-depth insight into the main concerns, causes and possible solutions to the ongoing threat that Daesh poses, not just in the Middle East, but also in Europe and further afield.

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