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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, ...
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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 ...