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Pressure is building on the currency pegs of states Bahrain and Oman, the Gulf states with the weakest external balance of payments, ratings agency Moody’s said in new research issued on Tuesday. While most Gulf Cooperation Countries have ...
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A senior adviser to the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave the following statement on the meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump: The meeting between Prince Mohammad bin Salman and President Trump was a huge success, ...
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Regulatory pressures and fierce competition will lead to significant consolidation of the life industry in the UAE and Saudi Arabia over the next two years, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings. The gap between large and ...
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Deal was previously blocked over concerns of human rights violations The State Department has approved resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia previously blocked by Barack Obama. A multi-million dollar  technology for Riyadh was blocked by the former President ...
OVER UTAH -- An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 522nd Fighter Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., releases an AGM-154 joint standoff weapon over the Utah Test and Training Range. The mission was part of an air-to-ground weapons system evaluation program mission commonly referred to as Combat Hammer.  The squadron is deployed to Hill AFB, Utah.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Ammons)
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We’ve already reached that stage in Saudi Arabia’s poker game with the oil market where it drops the stony face and simply declares, “I’m not bluffing.” As Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, OPEC’s Monthly Oil Market Report showed an ...
Bahraini protestors throw stones towards riot police during clashes following the funeral of Ali Abdulghani, 17, whose family says died of injuries suffered in a police chase, in the Shiite village of Shahrakkan, south of Manama on April 5, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
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An old Bahraini friend came through London the other day. We had coffee together and we talked about the current situation in his country.  ‘It is bad, very bad. Everyone has lost hope. No one sees any way ...
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A Bahraini court has decided on Tuesday to postpone its verdict in the trial of prominent Shia figure, Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassem. A court had set March 14 as a date to issue its verdict in Sheikh Isa ...
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Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about the many serious human rights situations on which this Council has failed to take any meaningful action: The situation in Bahrain deteriorated further in the latter half of 2016. The government ...
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IF THERE is an Exhibit A for how the ascent of the Trump administration is leading to the deterioration of human rights in other countries, it is Bahrain — an island kingdom in the Persian Gulf that is ...
A demonstrator protesting against Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa's visit to Britain is handcuffed by police officers, near Downing Street in London October 26, 2016.   REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
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Human Rights Watch described the arrest of Sayed Alwadei’s family as a ‘cowardly attempt’ to intimidate the London-based activist Human Rights Watch has accused Bahraini authorities of “attacking” the family of a leading UK-based Bahraini human rights activist, ...
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Justice ministry files lawsuit to dissolve secular Wa’ad group amid fresh crackdown on dissent and human rights in Gulf state Bahrain has taken steps to ban the main opposition party and transfer many civilian judicial cases to a ...
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One week ago the lower house of the Bahraini parliament approved a contentious amendment to the kingdom’s constitution under which civilians could be tried in military courts. In an article published on The Huffington Post Contributor and Human ...