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Bahraini protesters have clashed with regime forces during rallies held across the sheikhdom against death sentences and hefty prison terms handed down to opposition figures and political activists. On Wednesday night, Bahraini forces fired tear gas to disperse protesters ...
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US state department told Congress it would abandon Obama-era demands for Gulf state to step back from crackdown on dissidents The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to ...
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The complaint accuses Saudi officials of being aware that money was redirected from charities to al Qaeda One of the largest ever lawsuits relating to the September 11 terror attacks has been filed against Saudi Arabia in New York. Families ...
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Bahraini liberal opposition figure Ibrahim Sharif was charged on Monday with “inciting hatred” against the regime with his tweets, a human rights group said. The Britain-based Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said Sharif was questioned by ...
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An 18-year-old Bahraini died today, nearly two months after he was shot in the head fleeing an attack on a top opposition cleric’s home, Amnesty International said. Mustapha Hamdan, who was shot attempting to flee a January 26 ...
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LONDON — In early March, a group of masked men accompanied by police officers arrested my brother-in-law in Bahrain. Three days later, my mother-in-law was arrested as well. Both were charged with planting “fake bombs” and prosecutors ordered 30 days detention ...
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Jailed in 1849 for four years for discussing peaceful political reform by a tsarist elite fearful of change, Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevksy said “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” Jailed ...
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Bahrain court sentenced three people to death and 14 others to lengthy prison terms on charges they established a terrorist cell with the intent of killing policemen, al-Wasat, an independent Bahraini news ...
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In modern Bahrain, the truth behind violent deaths is hard to establish. And the fact that they are largely ignored by the international media means you may well be reading about the following events for the first time. ...
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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 ...