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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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Qatar Leader Plans to Attend GCC Summit Amid Boycott

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will attend a crucial summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this coming week, Doha’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking at a forum, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar’s leader has accepted the invitation to attend, amid the region’s worst political crisis in years. “I will […]

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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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Saudi Dignitary’s Travel to Israel Sparks Speculation

Tel Aviv (MEE) – An ‘emir of the Saudi royal court’ visited Israel, according to a Voice of Israel radio report. An unidentified Saudi dignitary travelled to Israel recently, Arab and Israeli media speculated, even though the country does not share formal diplomatic relations with Israel. Local media reports said the Gulf official went to Israel to discuss […]

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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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Qatar Says it Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift Blockade

Doha (MEE) – Qatar’s foreign minister says lifting sanctions is a condition for finding a diplomatic solution to Gulf crisis. Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was […]

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UN Urges Bahrain to End Torture, Solitary Confinement

Manama (Tasnim) – The United Nations Committee against Torture on Friday called on Bahrain to release prominent activist Nabeel Rajab from more than nine months of solitary confinement and investigate widespread allegations of ill-treatment and torture of detainees. Bahrain’s mainly Shiite Muslim-led opposition has faced a government crackdown since last year in the  Persian Gulf kingdom. […]