Bahrain

Singer Complains About The Lack Of Free Speech In Egypt So Egypt Bans Her From Performing

Our close ally, Egypt, is again proving the worst expectations of its authoritarian rule. Singer Sherine Abdel-Wahabdemon commented to an audience in Bahrain that “Here I can say whatever I want. In Egypt, anyone who talks gets...
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Refugee Soccer Player Hakeem Al-araibi Granted Australian Citizenship

He fled his native country of Bahrain after being imprisoned. Then he was jailed in Thailand and faced extradition charges. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called him "our newest Australian."(Image credit: Stefan Postles/Getty Images)
Related topics: Thailand

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Russia's Ural Airlines Lands In Baku Over Pilot's Suspicion Of Bomb On Board

According to Baku Airport's press service, there are at least 225 people on board the plane that was heading to Moscow from Bahrain. The airline has confirmed there were reports about unidentified objects on board.
Related topics: Russia, Azerbaijan, Baku, Airports, Moscow

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Israeli Pm’s Office Reportedly Releases Video Of Arab Ministers Slamming Iran

The clip, now deleted from the Israeli prime minister’s official YouTube channel, showed a closed meeting at the Warsaw Middle East conference, featuring the foreign ministers of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. They backed Israel and called the...
Related topics: World Videos, Iran, Poland, Warsaw, Saudi Arabia, Israel

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Human Rights Activists Hail Dissident Bahraini Soccer Star's Release From Thai Jail

International supporters who had rallied around Hakeem al-Araibi under the hashtag #SaveHakeem, rejoiced over the news. But Bahrain said it "reaffirms its right" to pursue legal action against him.(Image credit: Sakchai Lalit/AP)
Related topics: Human Rights, Activism

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Thailand Free Refugee Footballer Hakeem Al-araibi After Extradition Withdrawal

Thailand has released refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi from detention after his native Bahrain withdrew a request to extradite him...
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Iranian Proxy Warns Of More Attacks In Bahrain

The group directly threatens more attacks on the Bahraini government and its security forces, as well as declare the United States and the United Kingdom as legitimate targets on the island.
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Why Bahrain's ‘torture Prince’ Can Still Visit The U.k. Despite Calls For His Arrest

Screenshot from video ‘Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad al-Khalifa’, YouTube. Source. In recent months, the United Kingdom's relationship with its Gulf allies lept into the spotlight with a unique espionage tale amidst a British media...
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Defying Us, Bahrain Affirms Life Sentence Against Shiite Leader “farcically” Charged...

Dubai (AFP) – A Bahraini court on Monday upheld a life sentence for opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman for spying for Gulf rival Qatar, a ruling his party slammed as “political revenge”. Salman, who headed Al-Wefaq, a now-banned...
Related topics: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Qatar

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Ioc Joins Calls For Thailand To Release Refugee Footballer

London (AFP) – The International Olympic Committee on Saturday joined in the chorus of support for a footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in Bahrain’s Arab Spring...
Related topics: Thailand, United Kingdom, London, Protests

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Koreans Lurk For ‘public Enemy’ Qatar In Asian Cup Quarters

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Title-chasing South Korea dodged a bullet to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, while Qatar toppled Iraq 1-0 in a full-blooded Gulf clash. The Koreans were taken to extra time by tiny Bahrain in Dubai where a...
Related topics: Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, South Korea, Iraq, Dubai

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Pompeo Pushes For Resolution Of Qatar Dispute

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday urged Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Bahrain to end their blockade of Qatar, which the other four nations last summer accused of support for terrorism as well as Saudi rival state...
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Terrorism, Iran

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Airlines Of Uae, Oman, Bahrain Preparing To Resume Flights To Damascus

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The airlines of the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain are preparing to resume direct air traffic with the Syrian capital of Damascus, Shafa al-Nouri, director general of Syrian Air, which manages Damascus International...
Related topics: Oman, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Airports

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Un Calls On Bahrain To Free Imprisoned Human Rights Defender

The U.N. Human Rights office is calling on Bahrain to immediately release human rights defender Nabeel Rajab who has been in prison for two-and-a-half years after tweeting criticism about Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen and alleging torture...
Related topics: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

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Hosts Uae Snatch Disputed Late Draw In Asian Cup Opener

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Hosts United Arab Emirates survived a scare to salvage a controversial 1-1 draw in their Asian Cup curtain-raiser against Bahrain on Saturday. Substitute Ahmed Khalil smashed home a late penalty harshly awarded for a handball...
Related topics: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

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Bahrain Upholds 5-year Sentence On Critic Of Yemen War, Human Rights Violations

(Human Rights Watch) (Beirut) – The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, on December 31, 2018 upheld a five-year sentence for Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights defender, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence...
Related topics: Yemen, Human Rights, Lebanon

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Trump Says The Full Government Won't Reopen Without Funding For 'a Wall, A Fence, Whatever'

On Christmas Day, President Trump held the Oval Office equivalent of a FaceTime chat with members of all five branches of the U.S. military — stationed in Alaska, Guam, Bahrain, and Qatar — and he used the occasion to discuss his proposed border...
Related topics: Christmas, Oval Office, Military, Qatar

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Eu Failed To Spread Its Political Clout In Arab Spring Countries – Report

The Arab Spring began with anti-government protests in Tunisia in late 2010, which then spread to other Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) countries, including Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain, where either regime change or social unrest...
Related topics: Protests, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria

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Bahrain Summons Iraqi Envoy Over Al-maliki's Statements - Reports

The move comes after ex-Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki visited a gathering last week hosted by the February 14 movement, a Bahraini activist group which Manama dubbed a terrorist group in 2014.
Related topics: Activism, Terrorism

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Gulf States Fact Of The Day

Between them the six Gulf states — Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman — have provided $2.2bn to US universities since the beginning of 2012 to June this year, according to a Financial Times analysis of the US education...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman

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