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Campaigners believe the country’s authorities may be emboldened after Donald Trump failed to bring up human rights on recent visit A court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a death sentence for a disabled man who was arrested after he attended ...
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On Sunday in Saudi Arabia, President Trump announced an agreement to sell his hosts at least $110 billion worth of weapons and expressed an eagerness to ally with Sunni autocrats against Shiite Iran, which he accused of fueling the ...
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President Donald Trump is celebrating a ten-year, $350 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia he announced over the weekend during his visit in Riyadh; $110 billion of that figure will take affect immediately. Here’s what $110 billion dollars ...
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Bahrain’s Shiite opposition was overwhelmingly nonviolent when unrest erupted in the archipelago sheikhdom six years ago. Amid the recent narrowing of space in Bahrain’s political arena, however, a growing number of marginalized Shiites have radicalized and turned toward ...
Deadly rhetoric: Saudi Arabia opens war of words with Iran

 Sharmine Narwani is a commentator and analyst of Middle East geopolitics. She is a former senior associate at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University and has a master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University. Sharmine has written commentary ...
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Last month, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited Doha on a regional tour to “reinforce” the United States and Qatar’s strong ties. While in the Arab Gulf emirate, which hosts significant elements of US forces, Mattis told ...
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Alleged War Crimes In Yemen Demand Urgent Review The influential International Relations Committee of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords issued a highly critical report this week on UK policy towards the Middle East. Whoever forms the next ...
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On May 4, the King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a decree concerning opportunities for women in his country. This decree has two parts. The first part orders government agencies to list services that women can seek from ...
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Bahrain took a rare public reprimand this morning at its United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review. Countries are assessed on human rights progress every five years, and the Bahraini government’s delegation had to sit and listen as country after ...
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The jawboning of oil prices by the Saudi Arabian/Russian tag team should be wearing off after more than a year of actions that don’t measure up to the words. Oil prices slumped recently, dropping from around $54 per ...
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Exclusive: The shadow International Trade Secretary says the party would ensure that exports could not be used for human rights abuses Labour has signalled it is looking at new measures to ensure British-built weapons and military technology are not bought ...
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It’s absurd that a country whose women are ‘empowered’ to be submissive to men has been elected to the UN’s new equality commission There is a great scene in the HBO comedy Veep, in which Selina Meyer, the ...