Al Wefaq National Islamic Society http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31144/all en Home of Bahrain's top Shiite cleric raided http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/home-bahrains-top-shiite-cleric-raided <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bahrain's main opposition accused government troops of raiding the home of the country's leading Shiite cleric on Friday, and warned that authorities will bear responsibility for this "dangerous" act.</p> <p>The Shiite Al-Wefaq movement levelled the accusations in a statement and distributed pictures of what it said was damage caused to the home of Ayatollah Issa Qassem in the town of Diraz, west of Manama.</p> <p>There was no immediate confirmation from the minority Sunni-ruled government of Bahrain -- home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130517/home-bahrains-top-shiite-cleric-raided" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Asia Politics of Bahrain Social Issues AFP Sat, 18 May 2013 02:30:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5840720 at http://www.globalpost.com Bahrain charges leading ex-MP with inciting terror http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/bahrain-charges-leading-ex-mp-inciting-terror <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bahrain's general prosecutor on Saturday said he had referred prominent Shiite opposition ex-MP Khalil Marzooq to court on charges of "inciting terrorist crimes".</p> <p>Marzooq, a senior figure in the main Al-Wefaq opposition formation who was arrested on September 17, also faces charges of "promoting acts that amount to terrorist crimes", Abdulrahman al-Sayyed said in a statement.</p> <p>The prosecutor also accused Marzooq of using his position in Al-Wefaq, a legal association, to "call for crimes that are considered terror acts under the law," the statement said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131005/bahrain-charges-leading-ex-mp-inciting-terror" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Asia Politics Politics of Bahrain AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:18:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5952755 at http://www.globalpost.com Bahrain court frees senior opponent as trial opens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/bahrain-court-frees-senior-opponent-trial-opens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bahraini criminal court released prominent Shiite opposition figure Khalil Marzooq at the opening of his trial Thursday for inciting "terrorist crimes" and set the next hearing for November 18.</p> <p>Marzooq, an ex-MP and a senior figure in the main Al-Wefaq opposition formation who was arrested on September 17, appeared in court in the presence of his lawyers and observers from several foreign embassies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/bahrain-court-frees-senior-opponent-trial-opens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Asia Politics Politics of Bahrain AFP Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5969531 at http://www.globalpost.com Bahrain acquits opposition figure Marzooq: judicial source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/bahrain-acquits-opposition-figure-marzooq-judicial-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bahraini court on Wednesday acquitted prominent Shiite opposition figure Khalil Marzooq on charges of inciting terrorism in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom, a judicial source said.</p> <p>Marzooq, a former MP for the main Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, was arrested on September 17. He has been out on bail since his trial began on October 24 but prohibited from travelling abroad.</p> <p>Marzooq was in court for the verdict, along with representatives of the opposition as well as delegates from the embassies of Britain, France, Germany and the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/bahrain-acquits-opposition-figure-marzooq-judicial-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Asia Khalil Marzooq Politics Politics of Bahrain AFP Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:13:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6186965 at http://www.globalpost.com Bahrain acquits opposition figure Marzooq: judicial source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/bahrain-acquits-opposition-figure-marzooq-judicial-source-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Bahraini court on Wednesday acquitted prominent Shiite opposition figure Khalil Marzooq on charges of inciting terrorism in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom.</p> <p>Marzooq, a former MP for the main Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, was arrested on September 17. He has been out on bail since his trial began on October 24 but prohibited from travelling abroad.</p> <p>Marzooq was in court for the verdict, along with representatives of the opposition as well as delegates from the embassies of Britain, France, Germany and the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/bahrain-acquits-opposition-figure-marzooq-judicial-source-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Asia Khalil Marzooq Politics Politics of Bahrain Social Issues AFP Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6187506 at http://www.globalpost.com Clerics warned not to use worship places for election campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141020/clerics-warned-not-use-worship-places-election-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clerics warned not to use worship places for election campaign</p> <p>MANAMA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Bahrain authorities on Monday warned religious leaders not to promote parliament and municipal candidates in mosques and places of worship ahead of the elections to be held next month.</p> <p>The Sunni Endowments Directorate on Monday announced in a statement that it had banned the use of mosques, public halls and their facilities for electoral campaigning in any form.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141020/clerics-warned-not-use-worship-places-election-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Wefaq National Islamic Society Islam Politics of Bahrain Xinhua News Agency Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:22:49 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6290734 at http://www.globalpost.com