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Campaigning groups send open letter to the foreign secretary complaining about the human rights record of Bahrain’s envoy to Britain Leading press freedom groups have sent a letter to foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns about the human rights record ...
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18 September 2017 – Fabricated criminal charges could send a London-based human rights defender’s family members to prison in Bahrain. Their trial today was postponed to 30 October for sentencing, after a court hearing which lasted just five ...
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahrain accused Qatar on Monday of illegally seizing three boats with 16 sailors on board, state news agency BNA reported, worsening an already deeply troubled diplomatic situation in the region. Coast Guard Commander Commodore Alaa ...
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Saudi Arabia: Wave of arrests targets last vestiges of freedom of expression In the last week Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified their crackdown on freedom of expression, detaining more than 20 prominent religious figures, writers, journalists, academics and ...
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League of Arab States cancels conference reception in response The Labour Party has barred Saudi Arabia and Sudan from attending its party conference in Brighton. In response, the League of Arab States wrote to Labour MPs and peers to tell them a ...
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Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa has denounced the Arab boycott of ‘Israel’ and said his subjects are free to visit the Zionist occupation entity, according to the JPost newspaper. The statement by the head of the ...
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As in the recent years, the Bahraini regime troops again carried out a series of assaults on Ashura manifestations in the residential neighborhoods, confiscating flags and removing all the items used to revive the religious occasion. The Bahraini ...
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SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni security and medical officials say clashes between forces loyal to the country’s internationally recognized president and others backed by the United Arab Emirates have killed at least one and wounded four others, including civilians. ...
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Gulf blockade violates human rights and UN should take action against imposing nations, Qatar’s foreign minister says. Qatar’s foreign minister says the blockade by neighbouring Gulf countries violates international law and human rights and the United Nations needs to take ...
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Qatar has used $38bn (£29bn) to support its economy during a dispute with other Arab states, a rating agency says. The trade, tourism and banking sectors have been worst hit by the restrictions put in place since June ...
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Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out against selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Arab ambassadors have cancelled their reception at Labour party conference  after Saudi and Sudanese representatives were seemingly barred from attending. The London office of the League of ...
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Saudi Arabia was preparing for a military attack on its neighbour Qatar, leaked emails dated May 2017 appear to show. The emails between UAE Ambassador in Washington, Yousef Al-Otaiba, and US diplomat Elliott Abrams in May 2017 claim that Saudi ...