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Regional chaos is set to continue with no solution in sight to Yemen crisis and power struggle over shape of post-war Syria Another turbulent year in the Middle East has drawn to a close, but there will be ...
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Calls for release of dozens of prominent figures imprisoned in wave of recent arrests as UN and human rights groups speak out against crackdown on dissent Saudi Arabia faces new calls to release the dozens of people detained since ...
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A military court in Bahrain today sentenced six men to death. The six, Mubarak Adel, Sayed Fadhel, Sayed Alawi, Mohammed AlMutaghawi, Murtadha Alsindi and Habib AlJamri were given the verdicts after a mass unfair trial, the last two tried ...
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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, was summoned at 8:30 a.m. to the Saudi royal offices — unseemly early, by the kingdom’s standards — on the second day of a visit that was already far from ...
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In one of Bahrain’s most notorious 2011 sham trials, prominent human rights defender Abdulhadi Al Khawaja was convicted and jailed with other leading peaceful dissidents. Now he’s being targeted again, inside prison. In early 2011 Al Khawaja was ...
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT Amnesty International has today expressed serious concern about recent developments in Bahrain, namely the new charges brought against the leader of the now-dissolved Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Sheikh Ali Salman; the dissolution on appeal ...
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At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, ...
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The four Bahraini human rights organisations, Salam Organization for Democracy and Human Rights (SALAM), Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), Bahrain Forum for Human Rights (BFHR) and Gulf In itute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR), call for ...
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This weekend, the news spread that a delegation of religious leaders from Bahrain was visiting Israel and Jerusalem at the same time that Israeli troops were shooting Palestinians protesting against Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. ...
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The Saudi Arabian-led war with Yemen has been raging for more than two years, with massive loss of life and humanitarian impact on the Yemeni side. Nonetheless, the United States continues to support the Saudi coalition through arms ...
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In early 2011, simmering political tensions peaked with largely peaceful demonstrations in which thousands of Bahrainis called for substantial democratic reforms. Authorities responded with lethal force, resulting in 20 deaths, including five from torture in detention. They arrested ...
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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, ...