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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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Infantino ‘happy’ About Refugee Footballer’s Return To Australia

Istanbul (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday expressed joy over refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi’s return to Australia after a two-month ordeal saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native...
Related topics: Australia, Turkey, Istanbul, Fifa, Thailand

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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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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...
Related topics: Screenshots, World Videos, United Kingdom

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Australia Pm Urges Thailand To Free Refugee Footballer

Sydney (AFP) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called on his Thai counterpart to release a refugee footballer held for more than two months on an extradition request from Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee and...
Related topics: Australia, Thailand

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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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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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India Coach Quits After Late Heart-break At Asian Cup

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – India coach Stephen Constantine stepped down Monday after an injury-time Bahrain penalty floored his side 1-0 and denied the cricket-mad nation a historic spot in the Asian Cup knockout stages. Meanwhile,...
Related topics: India, United Arab Emirates

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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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Bahrain Court Upholds Conviction Against Prominent Activist

A court in Bahrain upheld Monday a five-year prison sentence against prominent activist Nabeel Rajab over tweets alleging torture at one of the country's prisons and criticism of the Saudi-led war in Yemen.   Rajab's son Adam Rajab and four human...
Related topics: Activism, Yemen

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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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Giuliani Courts Business Abroad While Working For Trump

New York Times: “The government-run Bahrain News Agency featured a photo of Mr. Giuliani meeting in a royal palace with King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa. The story said the king discussed ‘Bahraini-U.S. relations’ with Mr. Giuliani, who was...
Related topics: World Photos

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Former Bahraini Soccer Pro Awaits His Fate In A Thai Prison

Hakeem al-Araibi, who had been living in Australia as a legal refugee, was detained in Bangkok at the start of a vacation and fears he will be tortured if sent back to Bahrain.(Image credit: Lillian Suwanrumpha /AFP/Getty Images)
Related topics: Australia, Thailand, Bangkok

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Bahrain Footballer To Remain In Detention: Thai Court

Bangkok (AFP) – A former Bahrain national footballer with Australian refugee status must remain in detention, a Thai court ordered Tuesday, as campaigners feared he could be “tortured” if extradited to the Gulf state. Hakeem...
Related topics: Thailand, Bangkok

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