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3 May 2016 – Today marks the United Nation’s 23rd World Press Freedom Day, which assesses the state of freedom of the press around the world and commemorates those journalists attacked, imprisoned, and tortured for their work. On ...
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A Bahraini man living in Camden who was cleared of any wrongdoing for his part in an arms fair protest has told of the torture he suffered as a teenager and the crushing of democracy in his homeland ...
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It’s emerged that leading human rights defender Naser Bin Ghaith, who was disappeared into the United Arab Emirates’s secret detention complex last August, was hauled before an Abu Dhabi court earlier this month. Bin Ghaith is an economist ...
US poised to publish secret file on Saudi Arabia and 9/11

Classified 28-page report could link Saudi government with Twin Tower hijackers The White House has suggested it is finally ready to release a classified document that could link the Saudi Arabian government with the 9/11 hijackers, a move ...
Inside Saudi Arabia’s Push to Silence Criticism of Its Brutal War in Yemen

Behind the scenes at the U.N., Riyadh and its friends are blocking resolutions and killing human rights investigations. Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-majority Persian Gulf allies don’t hold a single seat on the U.N. Security Council. But you’d ...
Former Qatari PM’s bombshell on Syria revisited

The former Qatari prime minister’s bombshell in a recent interview with the Financial Times largely went unnoticed but Arab observers are calling for explanations about the Saudi role in the Syria crisis.  Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani suggested that the ...
A Respite of Soccer for Qatar’s Laborers

DOHA, Qatar — It was not yet 8 a.m., but already a fierce sun was beating down as the Taleb Group soccer team arrived at the technical committee building of the Qatar Football Association. As had been the ...
Former Sen. Bob Graham says ‘all the evidence points to’ Saudi Arabia’s involvement with 9/11 terrorists

The co-chair of a joint congressional investigation that penned a report at the center of the unfolding controversy over Saudi Arabia’s suspected connection to the 9/11 attacks revealed Sunday he felt that “all the evidence points to” the ...
Report: Will Jordan Follow Saudi Regime in Bahrain?

AhlulBayt News Agency – Bahrain has recently received a delegation of Jordanian General Directorate of Gendarmerie to discuss security cooperation between the two Arab states. The local news agency BNA on Saturday published an official statement that said ...
In Bahrain, Shia lives matter

A strong and independent Bahrain needs Sunni and Shia to work together and a government that serves and respects the rights of its citizens—all of them.   WASHINGTON, April 23, 2016 — Despite the best efforts of human rights activists, ...
Mr. Obama, muster your courage, call out human rights abuses when you meet Gulf monarchs

Thursday, when he attends Gulf Co-operation Council in Saudi Arabia, will be the last time President Obama meets the Gulf monarchs. It’s his last chance to speak out against the repressive leaders who have committed brutal human rights ...
President Obama’s Last Opportunity With the Gulf

When President Obama visits Saudi Arabia this week, he should dwell on the contradictions which have plagued his relationship with the Middle East throughout his presidency. His private disdain for Saudi Arabia, tribalism and sectarianism arewell known, but ...