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22 November 2017 – Nabeel Rajab’s sentence to two years in prison for speaking to journalists was upheld this morning by a Bahraini appeals court at the conclusion of a long-running, unfair trial. Rajab will serve his sentence ...
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Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as well as little known members of one branch of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family in a bid ...
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On 10 November 2017, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia sentenced Internet activist Naima Al-Matrood to six years in jail followed by six years of travel ban after her sentence is served. Al-Matrood was first arrested on ...
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Yemen would suffer “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims” if Saudi Arabia did not immediately allow food and medicine to be offloaded at all of Yemen’s seaports, and permit the resumption ...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With the tacit backing of his father, Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince has established himself as the most powerful figure in the Arab world, rushing into confrontations on all sides at once. Crown Prince ...
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It’s a big week for jailed Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. On Sunday 19 November his trial resumes where, if convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 15 years for tweeting criticism of the government and ...
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A senior MP has accused the embassy of Bahrain of colluding in the torture and interrogation of the family members of a human rights protester. The UK foreign secretary has been warned about allegations the London embassy of ...
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Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah. ...
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Hariri says he is fine, will return soon French foreign minister aims to meet Hariri Thursday Saudi, Iran tussle for sway in Lebanon Lebanon‘s president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his ...
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ISTANBUL — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday it was unable to get clearance to ship chlorine tablets used to prevent cholera from Saudi Arabia into Yemen, where a massive outbreak of the disease has affected more ...
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After being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, Elyas Al-Mulla continues to be tortured and held in his cell. Middle East Minister Alistair Burt praises Bahrain for creating human rights oversight bodies. When I first saw my son ...
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9 November 2017 – Bahraini women political prisoners boycotted family visits today, after the Isa Town Women’s Prison administration reinstated a glass barrier in the visitation centre that was lifted due to a prisoner hunger strike in October. ...