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The UN’s special rapporteur on torture has accused Britain of playing Bahrain’s “game” by funding its human rights institutions while allowing it to act with “impunity” by not pressuring the kingdom to let him visit. Juan Méndez, whose ...
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Latest development in six-month-long Qatar dispute throws future of Gulf Cooperation Council into doubt The United Arab Emirates has announced the formation of a new political and military alliance with Saudi Arabia, throwing into doubt the future of the Gulf ...
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WASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia in free fall would make the other crises in the Middle East look puny. The hugely wealthy kingdom is key to U.S. efforts to combat America’s most urgent threats. It has stockpiled thousands of ready-to-launch missiles, ...
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In a speech broadcast Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel. Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 ...
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At around 2.30pm local time 26.11.17, human rights defender Nedal Al Salman went to Bahrain’s airport near the capital Manama to board a flight to nearby Dubai. She was stopped and told she wasn’t allowed to travel. It ...
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is meeting at the White House with the crown prince of Bahrain. Trump says Bahrain and the U.S. have had a “long relationship and a great relationship” that will only get better. He ...
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahrain’s top Shi‘ite Muslim cleric underwent surgery on Friday, activists said, after he was hospitalized following months under virtual house arrest. News of Ayatollah Isa Qassim’s fragile health has stoked tension in Bahrain as the ...
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KUWAIT CITY — Dec 4, 2017, Bahrain’s Health Ministry says a prominent Shiite cleric who has been stripped of his citizenship and held under house arrest has been hospitalized. The ministry said Monday that Sheikh Isa Qassim ...
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Row comes after Saudi Arabia foreign ministry oversaw threefold increase in lobbying of British MPs Conservative MPs have accepted nearly £100,000 ($133,300) in luxury hotel stays, business class flights and hospitality from Saudi Arabia this year, prompting a ...
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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 ...