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Exclusive: Mission in Doha had been channel for dialogue for more than six years but Trump is said to be hostile to keeping it open Donald Trump is pushing the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, to close a Taliban mission ...
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• Human Rights Watch says hundreds of workers dying every year • Statutory work breaks in summer midday hours not sufficient Many thousands of migrant workers on construction sites in Qatar, including those building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, are ...
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Mixed audience permitted for the first time as national day festivities promote patriotic pride and aim to open up society Saudi Arabia has allowed women into the national stadium for the first time as it launched celebrations to mark ...
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SAUDI Arabia’s king has issued an order allowing women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that’s become a global symbol of repression. SAUDI Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, in an historic decision that makes ...
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Delivering an oral intervention on behalf of the American for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), Parweez said that the regime “actively targets Shiite clerics and Shiite civil and political societies.” “Bahrain also targets Shiite clerics with ...
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Bahraini and Western officials say Israel is on the path to normalize diplomatic ties with Bahrain as the two sides draw closer, with an announcement even possible in the relatively near future. The unnamed officials told the Middle East Eye news portal ...
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s “utter silence” in the face of human rights abuses by countries like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain illustrates her “hypocrisy,” says a Labour Member of Parliament. Speaking at Labour Party’s national conference in Brighton, ...
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Campaigning groups send open letter to the foreign secretary complaining about the human rights record of Bahrain’s envoy to Britain Leading press freedom groups have sent a letter to foreign secretary Boris Johnson raising concerns about the human rights record ...
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18 September 2017 – Fabricated criminal charges could send a London-based human rights defender’s family members to prison in Bahrain. Their trial today was postponed to 30 October for sentencing, after a court hearing which lasted just five ...
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahrain accused Qatar on Monday of illegally seizing three boats with 16 sailors on board, state news agency BNA reported, worsening an already deeply troubled diplomatic situation in the region. Coast Guard Commander Commodore Alaa ...
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Saudi Arabia: Wave of arrests targets last vestiges of freedom of expression In the last week Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified their crackdown on freedom of expression, detaining more than 20 prominent religious figures, writers, journalists, academics and ...
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League of Arab States cancels conference reception in response The Labour Party has barred Saudi Arabia and Sudan from attending its party conference in Brighton. In response, the League of Arab States wrote to Labour MPs and peers to tell them a ...