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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, ...
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Mujtaba al-Sweikat was 17 years old when he attended a protest against the government in Saudi Arabia in the summer of 2012. That December, on his way to visit Western Michigan University, where he was to study English ...
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In June, Saudi Arabia — along with two other Persian Gulf states and Egypt — picked a fight with Qatar, on the grounds that the country is funding Islamic terrorism. The move was almost satirical, given that Saudi Arabia ...
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Simeon Kerr 4 HOURS AGO The United Arab Emirates has launched an economic and military partnership with Saudi Arabia, further isolating neighbouring Qatar as the Gulf Cooperation Council’s worst crisis in decades deepens. The UAE’s president, Sheikh Khalifa ...
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HUSAIN ABDULLA 29 November 2017 Why is Sheikh Nasser signing a declaration of “Religious Tolerance” in Los Angeles when the monarchy has counterintuitively sown sectarian divisions at home? Bahrain: Clashes Erupt After the Death of Political Prisoner in Sanabis, ...
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Dominic Dudley , CONTRIBUTOR I write about business and economics in the Middle East  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Slowly but surely, Qatar is moving closer into an alliance of sorts with Iran. Hampered by a trade and ...
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Exclusive: ‘This is a big country bullying a small country – we have seen it in Qatar and now we are seeing it repeated in Lebanon’ Lebanon is just the latest target in a Saudi campaign of intimidation that risks destabilising the ...
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Athens, Greece – A political dispute in Greece over a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia is deepening, with opposition politicians and critics decrying plans to sell 66m euros ($78.7m) worth of surplus missiles and bombs to the Arab Gulf country. Opposition politicians ...
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It has been more than three weeks since Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the most prominent investor in Saudi Arabia, was arrested on a Saturday night as part of the sweeping detention of several dozen elites. Since then, he ...
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Academics claim that partnership ‘undermines’ organisation and allows University of Bahrain to ‘normalise’ country’s regime November 28, 2017 By Ellie Bothwell ,Twitter: @elliebothwell Source: Getty Off-limits: the University of Bahrain is accused of complicity in suppressing human rights since the uprising ...
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Yemen would suffer “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims” if Saudi Arabia did not immediately allow food and medicine to be offloaded at all of Yemen’s seaports, and permit the resumption ...