February 22, 2018
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The United Nations (UN)’s outgoing envoy for Yemen says his potential successor is to moderate talks between Yemeni sides in Oman. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, who will step down by the end of his term later this month, ...
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The United Kingdom has responsibility for the current crisis in Yemen after exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman has said. The Yemeni Nobel Laureate has called on a number of countries, including the US and Iran, to stop supplying ...
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A new report on the rights situation in Bahrain has suggested that regime of Manama committed around 1,000 cases of abuse against dissidents in January, 2018. The report by the Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) published Saturday said ...
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(Beirut) – Bahraini authorities have deported eight stateless Bahrainis, whom they had previously stripped of their citizenship, since January 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The deportations followed an appeals court decision to uphold a 2012 ruling that ordered ...
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DUBAI (Reuters) – A rise in tension between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a row over military flights threatens U.S. strategic interests in the Gulf and could benefit regional rival Iran. Abu Dhabi says Qatari air ...
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The defense minister says his country — and the White House — is exasperated by a dispute with its neighbors. The ostensible purpose of this past week’s visit to Washington by Qatar’s defense minister, Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah, ...
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Desert kingdom’s membership of key body expires in 2019 A campaign to remove Saudi Arabia from the UN Human Rights Council has been launched by a group of British lawyers, who argue the desert kingdom’s membership of the body is “contradictory and ...
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Turning citizens into stateless people and banishing them by forcing them to leave the country is a violation of international law. The Bahraini government expelled four of its citizens whose nationality was revoked in 2012, in yet another ...
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A Bahraini court has sentenced two Shia Muslims to death and jailed 56 others on charges of “terrorism”, prosecutors in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom have said. The supreme criminal court also stripped 47 of the defendants of their Bahraini citizenship at ...
Bahrain: Another Year Of Deep State Repression

This past year in Bahrain, much like those preceding it since the popular uprisings of 2011, was one of unending repression and persecution of human rights activists. Yet, the Trump administration and the British government, arguably two of ...
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The health of a prominent activist jailed in Bahrain is failing and authorities are not providing medical care, international human rights groups said. Nabeel Rajab – a leading figure in the 2011 protestsin Bahrain – was sentenced to two ...
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Dimitris Christopoulos, the president of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights, speaks during a press conference, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The international human rights umbrella group said Thursday that the life and security of Nabeel Rajab, an imprisoned activist in Bahrain, is at risk because he is denied adequate medical care and is held in the same cell with extremists he criticizes. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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The Associated Press Posted: Jan. 25, 2018 7:00 am Updated: Jan. 25, 2018 12:53 pm BEIRUT (AP) — An imprisoned activist in Bahrain has been denied adequate medical care and is being held with extremists, putting his life ...