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Saudi Arabia risks revolution with execution of activist Sheikh al-Nimr
​With over 30,000 political prisoners languishing in prison, Saudi Arabia has become the epitome of oppression. Now, newly crowned King Salman is set to paint the Kingdom red with the blood of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric.

19.05.2015 16:45

Iran will protect ‘oppressed’ in Yemen, Palestine and Bahrain – Khamenei
Iran will protect oppressed people in Yemen, Palestine and elsewhere in the region, Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said, again slamming Tehran’s main geopolitical rival, Saudi Arabia, for its aggressive policies.

16.05.2015 18:00

​Obama & Gulf States summit: Party time with Wahhabi Atlanticists
US President Barack Obama’s GCC summit at Camp David this week looked like a better fit for the annals of surrealism than geopolitics.

16.05.2015 17:01

Snubbed: Most Gulf Arab rulers send deputies to Obama summit
The monarchs of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have chosen to send deputies to the US-Gulf Arab summit. With two other leaders too ill to travel, this means only the Qatari and Kuwaiti heads of state will be at the Camp David meeting later this week.

11.05.2015 17:09

​Amnesty condemns Bahrain’s ‘rampant’ human rights abuses days before F1 Grand Prix
Amnesty International has published a report condemning Bahrain for its “rampant” human rights abuses days before the country hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

16.04.2015 09:00

​BBC arms trade ties troubling, BAE boss must resign from Trust – campaigners
The BBC must not be used as a vehicle to legitimize the arms trade, a charity warns. It is calling for newly-appointed Vice Chairman Roger Carr to resign, citing conflict of interest with his role as chairman of Europe’s largest arms firm BAE Systems.

01.04.2015 08:28

Gulf coalition airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen against rebel Shiite Houthi forces gaining more ground. The mainly Gulf coalition, which also includes the US, is trying to help embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

26.03.2015 06:51

Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, launches coalition op against Houthi rebels
Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

25.03.2015 23:40

Royal Navy base ‘sacrifices Bahraini human rights at the altar of trade, military deals’ – activist
A prominent Bahraini human rights activist is set to file a lawsuit against the British government for its failure to take rights violations into account when closing a deal for the construction of a new Royal Navy base in the island kingdom.

18.03.2015 12:18

Eagle’s eye view: Cam-equipped bird flies off Dubai skyscraper, sets world record (VIDEO)
Darshan the Eagle has set a new world record in a breathtaking mini-camera video that shows highest recorded bird flight from the tallest building in the world – Dubai’s Burj Khalifa – in an effort to bring awareness to eagle conservation.

15.03.2015 04:49

‘Dictators, human rights abusers to attend UK govt-backed arms fair,’ says campaign group
The world’s worst dictators, human rights abusers and largest arms firms will gather behind closed doors in Britain this week at a government-backed arms fair that supports repressive regimes, a leading campaign group warns.

09.03.2015 14:08

​‘I could be arrested any moment’ – Bahraini opposition activist Nabeel Rajab to RT
Nabeel Rajab says he fears arrest after receiving a new summons from the police. In an interview with RT, the prominent activist reveals his concerns about the opposition may be silenced in the Gulf Kingdom.

27.02.2015 16:13