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The gift of an Arabian horse has prompted outrage from activists who say it lends cover to Bahrain’s rights crackdown The gift by the Queen of a three-year-old stallion to the King of Bahrain has prompted outrage among ...
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Discussions about the war in Yemen in the media and on Capitol Hill generally focus on the role of the Saudi-led bombing campaign, which has killed thousands of civilians while targeting hospitals, marketplaces, and even a funeral. Just ...
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Saudi women have been promised they will be allowed to drive by mid-2018, but they are still forbidden from doing many things women in other countries take for granted. Rights groups have welcomed King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al ...
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Some state scholars continue to stoke discrimination against minorities despite reform efforts, according to HRW report. A leading rights group says some state religious scholars and institutions in Saudi Arabia incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities, including the country’s Shia Muslim minority. ...
Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa attends a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) informal summit in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah on May 31, 2016.
Gulf Arab states grappling with lower oil revenues on Tuesday formed a new agency to tighten economic cooperation in the region. The Economic and Development Affairs Authority "will boost coherence, integration and coordination between member states in all economic and development sectors," the Gulf Cooperation Council said in a statement after a summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER
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MANAMA – An Israeli delegation welcomed in Manama. Plans to relax rules on Bahraini citizens visiting Israel. A reported joint Israel-Bahrain project for a museum of “religious tolerance”. Perhaps most significantly, the Bahraini king reportedly denouncing the Arab boycott ...
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New report estimates firms have made £600m profit during ongoing conflict British arms companies have earned more than £6bn from their trade with Saudi Arabia during the ongoing war in Yemen, new research has found. War Child UK claimed the true ...
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The ascension in June of Muhammed bin Salman as crown prince of Saudi Arabia was an instant Rorschach test for observers of the desert kingdom. Is he a reformer prepared to drag his kingdom, a repressive regime that writes very large ...
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Baraah Luhaid is determined to cycle freely, and she is encouraging other women to join Spokes Hub, her gender-inclusive cycling community Saudi Arabia remains one of the world’s most repressive countries for women, where a man’s consent is obligatory for ...
President Donald Trump meets with King Hamed bin Issa of Bahrain during their bilateral meeting, Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
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News broke over the weekend that the State Department has approved a new arms deal with Bahrain worth over $3.8 billion dollars. This despite Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) saying in June that further arms sales to the region ...
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Government accused of hypocrisy and ‘rolling out the red carpet’ to repressive governments as Excel centre prepares to host huge arms fair   As the world’s largest arms fair prepares to open its doors in London, campaign groups are highlighting that the ...
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Two Saudi nationals and government employees tested flight deck security on internal flight The Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington DC may have funded a “dry run” of the 9/11 attacks, according to evidence submitted to an ongoing lawsuit ...
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