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Bahrain Sentences Six to Death for ‘Assassination Plot’

Manama (MEMO) – Bahrain’s top military court sentenced six men to death on Monday after convicting them of charges including plotting to assassinate the Gulf state’s armed forces chief, state media reported. A judicial source told AFP that all six of those sentenced to death on Monday were Shia. Bahrain News Agency said that one of them was a serving […]

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Gulf Princes Waste Millions Even With Peninsula in Crisis

Submitted By Damir Nazarov Riyadh (MP) – The news of Qatar’s blockade started regularly popping up along with the events in Syria and Iraq. The imagery of the citizens buying food flew around the world. It became known that Iran, together with Turkey, set up a committee on humanitarian aid to the Arab country of the Gulf. The […]

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UK Police Earn Millions Training Forces from Saudi Arabia and Gulf Allies

London (MEE) – UK ministers accused of putting trade deals before human rights as documents reveal authoritarian Gulf states paid for training. The British government has earned more than $4.4m by training the police forces of Middle East states with authoritarian rights records, it has been revealed The College of Policing, an arm of the […]

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The Danger of Relations Between Israel and Sunni Arab States

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – While the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gloated in the past about the great development in the relations between Israel and what he calls the Sunni Arab states during his rule, he made sure during his speech last week during the Jewish New Year to highlight how far these countries have gone in […]

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Bahrain State TV Accuses Qatar of Trying to Oust Government

Manama (MEE) – State TV alleges Doha worked alongside opposition Shia party to stir years of unrest. Bahrain’s state television on Wednesday accused Qatar of attempting to overthrow the government in Manama, upping the stakes in a diplomatic crisis that has seen Doha isolated in the Gulf. Along with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, Bahrain cut ties with Qatar […]

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Resistance & Liberation Day: An Uplifting Follow-Up to Trump’s Tour

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanon’s Resistance and Liberation Day celebration is a powerful and optimistic follow-up to Trump’s dystopian visit to Riyadh and Israel last week. Resistance and Liberation Day takes place on May 25th. It celebrates Lebanon’s victory in 2000 when Israel was forced out of South Lebanon by Hezbollah forces. Which ultimately ended the South […]

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Anti-Regime Protests Continue in Bahrain [+Photos]

Manama (Tasnim) – Angry protests continued on Wednesday night across Bahrain over the Al Khalifa regime’s deadly crackdown on supporters of top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim in Diraz, the cleric’s home village. Thousands of Bahrainis took to the streets in different parts of Bahrain, shouting slogans against King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, deeming […]

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Yemen Says No to US Troops, Trump Says Yes to Saudi Arms Sales

Washington D.C. (GPA) – In the past twenty four hours, the Yemeni government has allegedly withdrawn permission for the US to conduct ground operations in the country and President Trump has approved sales of more weapons to Saudi Arabia. According to the New York Times, some US officials are apparently saying that the Yemeni government […]

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Oil-Rich Arab States Quietly Join Israel in Cheering for Trump

(teleSUR) Riyadh – Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf Arab allies are happy to see Obama leave office as President Donald Trump would be “very, very tough” on Iran. While the world watched with horror as Donald Trump delivered his aggressive “America First” speech on the day of his inauguration, Saudi Arabia and its Arab […]

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Book Review: Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

If you want to learn more about the Arab Spring and its regional context from an alternative standpoint then Arab Spring, Libyan Winter by Vijay Prashad is your answer. [asa]1849351120[/asa] Prashad begins by explaining how uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt sparked a wave of grassroots protests throughout the Arab world including Yemen, Morocco, Bahrain, Syria, and […]

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