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It was the fifth anniversary yesterday of the arrest of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, whose supposed crime was to argue for secularism, democracy and human rights. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes – ...
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USA Kills Yemeni People”, screams graffiti plastered on walls in Yemen’s capital Sana’a. The Yemeni people who have been on the receiving end of US bombs dropped by Saudi pilots know all too well that the United States ...
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The Saudi navy said it had captured three members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards from a boat seized last week as the vessel approached Saudi Arabia’s offshore Marjan oilfield, Riyadh has said. Iran’s interior ministry denied the Saudi claim, however, ...
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Authorities in Bahrain have detained a man for social media comments critical of the push to isolate Qatar, the first such arrest by the Saudi-led alliance as it seeks to suppress domestic dissent over its actions. The man, ...
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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on Thursday (Jun 15) to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab world’s biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar. ...
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(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities on June 4, 2017, ordered the immediate indefinite suspension of Al Wasat, the country’s only independent newspaper, Human Rights Watch said today. The Bahrain authorities should immediately revoke the order. Al Wasat is one of the very few independent news ...
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The UK foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, has intervened in the Gulf diplomatic crisis for the first time, calling on Qatar to do more to clamp down on the funding of extremist groups but also urging Saudi Arabia and other ...
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13 June 2017 – On the anniversary of Nabeel Rajab’s arrest, Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Index on Censorship and 12 other NGOs have today written to UN Member and Observer states urging them to call on ...
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Qatar says it has begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass restrictions imposed by other Gulf states. Qatar Ports Management Company said direct services to Sohar and Salalah would operate three times a week. Cargo for Qatar is ...
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Analysis: Tiny emirate has found who its real friends are after it was so casually abandoned by US President. But in Qatari business circles, there are fears the move was not so casual after all What on earth made ...
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The Saudi Arabia Football Federation has been forced to apologise after members of their team failed to observe a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of the London terror attack. Onlookers were left outraged ahead of Thursday’s World ...
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The UK stabbed activists campaigning for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia in the back by allegedly voting for the country to join the UN Commission for Women’s Rights, a woman who was arrested for “driving while female” has said. Manal ...