Bomb attack on Bahrain police station, no casualties

Updated 11 September 2015

Bomb attack on Bahrain police station, no casualties

Dubai: A bomb attack targeted a police station in a Bahraini Shiite village without causing casualties, the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s official BNA news agency reported Friday.
Bahrain has been the scene of frequent unrest since a Shiite-led uprising in 2011 to demand a constitutional monarchy and an elected prime minister.
The Gulf state’s deputy chief of public security, Major General Naji Al-Hajil, said the attack took place late Thursday in Bilad Al-Qadeem village.
“An investigation has been launched to identify the suspects and bring them to justice,” said Hajil, quoted by BNA.
Protesters often clash with police in Shiite villages across Bahrain, which has accused Tehran of backing the unrest.
Bahrain’s main Shiite opposition bloc, Al-Wefaq, condemned Thursday’s “incident.”
“These violent acts are isolated from the wide peaceful movement for legitimate rights. Any harm to lives or properties is strongly condemned,” it said in a statement.
At least 89 people have been killed in clashes with security forces over the past four years, while hundreds have been arrested and put on trial, rights groups say.


Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

Updated 21 November 2019

Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

  • Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation

DUBAI: Iran handed over the state’s Yemen embassy to the Houthi militia which have resulted to criticisms, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and of the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention, and the relevant Security Council resolutions - in particular Resolution 2216.

The move, he added, also reflects an Iranian insistence to destabilize Yemen’s conditions, and threaten the security of its neighbouring countries.