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Iona Craig reports from Yemen where aid agencies cannot get vital shipments into the war-torn country already gripped by cholera outbreak Abdulaziz al-Husseinya lies skeletal and appears lifeless in a hospital in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeidah. ...
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LONDON — A new Saudi Arabia is undergoing a difficult and complicated rebirth. Two weeks before the arrest last Saturday of 11 Saudi princes, several ministers and entrepreneurs in an “anti-corruption” drive, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman organized a lavish ...
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Four political groups in European parliament urge EU foreign policy chief to propose arms embargo over Yemen campaign The European Union is under mounting pressure from MEPs to ban arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the Gulf state’s ...
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Civilians are being tried by military courts again in Bahrain. With depressing symmetry, Bahrain put four civilians on trial in a military court again this week, almost exactly six years after it stopped the practice as part of a much ...
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19 October 2017 – Middle East Minister Alistair Burt praised Bahrain in a visit to the Gulf state today, a month after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the country for use of torture and shutting ...
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Some juveniles are facing the death penalty for using Whatsapp and Facebook to organise protests. This week, British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt used a trip to Riyadh to reaffirm the UK’s strong support for Saudi Arabia. The ...
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Today, United Nations Day, marks 72 years since the UN’s creation. Sitting tall these days at the Human Rights Council is Saudi Arabia, a kingdom whose laws and society systematically discriminate against its Shia population. Earlier this year UN experts repeatedly condemned Saudi ...
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Department for International Trade statistics prompt accusations of ‘shameful profiteering’ from conflict in Yemen British sales of military equipment to Saudi Arabia topped £1.1bn in the first half of this year, with government data showing a spike in sales since ...
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I fled torture in Bahrain, and my family suffers endlessly because of my human rights work. The British government knows of our plight and does nothing   My wife is due to have a baby at the end ...
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On the last Tuesday in September, Rindala Alajaji, a twenty-year-old N.Y.U. student from Saudi Arabia, was spending the afternoon doing homework in the Bobst Library. Shortly after 3 p.m., she took a break to check her Facebook feed and saw ...
A protester holds a placard, which reads: "We will not forget our martyrs", as she shouts anti-government slogans during the funeral procession for Hassan Al Hayki, who was detained by authorities more than a month ago and died on Sunday, in Manama, Bahrain, August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Boris Johnson has plenty to say on Brexit and renewing ties ‘East of Suez’, but strangely a statement condemning the kingdom’s persecution of its Shia majority is notable in its absence Two men sit on death row in ...
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Uber was never much for optics, but watchers were still stunned when it accepted $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in June 2016. The investment was the largest ever for PIF, the kingdom’s main investment fund, ...