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It has been more than three weeks since Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the most prominent investor in Saudi Arabia, was arrested on a Saturday night as part of the sweeping detention of several dozen elites. Since then, he ...
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Academics claim that partnership ‘undermines’ organisation and allows University of Bahrain to ‘normalise’ country’s regime November 28, 2017 By Ellie Bothwell ,Twitter: @elliebothwell Source: Getty Off-limits: the University of Bahrain is accused of complicity in suppressing human rights since the uprising ...
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Yemen would suffer “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims” if Saudi Arabia did not immediately allow food and medicine to be offloaded at all of Yemen’s seaports, and permit the resumption ...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With the tacit backing of his father, Saudi Arabia’s 32-year-old crown prince has established himself as the most powerful figure in the Arab world, rushing into confrontations on all sides at once. Crown Prince ...
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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 ...