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Houthi supporters in Sana’a at a rally commemorating the start of the Saudi-led military campaign, on 26 March 2016. ‘About 80% of the population are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.’ Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA
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Yemeni and Emirati soldiers seized Yemen’s seaport of Mukalla from al Qaeda fighters on Sunday, depriving the group of the seaport that enabled it to amass a fortune ...
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In Bahrain, protests broke out after the funeral of a teenager reportedly killed by police, who were trying to arrest him for participating in protests. Seventeen-year-old Ali Abdulghani ...
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Activists take action against the DSEI arms fair in London.
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  This week, Stratford Magistrates Court in East London sees the trial of eight political activists, charged for disrupting the set-up of DSEI, one of the world’s biggest ...
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  AhlulBayt News Agency – In his oral defense in court on Monday, Sheikh Ali Salman, Al Wefaq Secretary General reiterated the opposition’s call for a national dialogue ...
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Many Saudis have taken to Twitter to discuss lifting the ban on girls playing sports in schools
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Girls at private schools have been allowed to take part in classes since 2013 – but only if they abide by a ‘decent dress code’ that complies with the rules ...
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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said of the rumors: ‘We don’t use monetary policy and we don’t use energy policy and we don’t use economic policy for political purposes.’ Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters
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But foreign minister warns proposed law that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments would erode global investor confidence in US Reports that Saudi Arabia ...
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The international development committee called the UK government’s assessment of Saudi airstrikes ‘deeply disappointing’. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters
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Foreign secretary’s conclusion that Saudi Arabia has not breached humanitarian law in Yemen adds to ‘anything goes’ attitude, says committee The British government’s claim that Saudi Arabia’s bombing ...
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Police move a protester from the road as a truck tries to make a delivery to the DSEI arms fair in London. Photograph: Peter Marshall/Demotix/Corbis
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Five men and three women said they had blocked road to stop sale of weapons to regimes accused of human rights abuses A court has dismissed charges against ...
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Human rights defenders, journalists and political activists are often arbitrarily made stateless Bahrainis When we read about displaced people in the press, we usually hear about Syrian refugees ...
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AhlulBayt News Agency – The US Department of State urged the Bahraini authorities to immediately release the human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja and her baby. Deputy Spokesperson Mark ...
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A Bahraini protester during clashes with riot police following a demo to mark the fifth anniversary of the Arab spring-inspired uprising.
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Press TV has interviewed Jalal Fairooz, a former Bahraini MP in London, to discuss Al Khalifah regime’s atrocities in Bahrain.   The following is a rough transcription of ...
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Bahraini Political Opposition Leader Faces Verdict Tomorrow
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain to send an observer to tomorrow’s scheduled court verdict following the unfair trial of Bahraini ...
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