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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (July 8)

[Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula has imposed increasingly strict behavior in Mukalla in the Yemeni governorate of Hadramawt since it first captured the city in April. Image from Sallam/Wikimedia Commons.] [Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula has imposed increasingly strict behavior in Mukalla in the Yemeni governorate of Hadramawt since it first captured the city in April. Image from Sallam/Wikimedia Commons.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Monday night of every week.] 

Regional and International Relations

Gulf states share shock of terror attack on mosque in Kuwait Martin Chulov argues that the Gulf states fear further violence from the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria during the month of Ramadan.

Analysis: How will the GCC react to Iran nuclear deal? Jamal Abdullah analyzes the position of the Gulf states towards a possible nuclear deal with Iran.

US resumes aid to military in Bahrain The United States announced that it will resume its military aid to Bahrain, which has been on hold since 2011.

Reports and Opinions

Alwaleed bin Talal: meet the Saudi prince giving away all his money Saeed Kamali Dehghan writes on Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who announced that he is donating all his personal wealth to charities.

Crisis in Yemen

Yemen crisis: Many die in Saudi-led coalition air strike At least thirty people die in Aden from a Saudi airstrike.

Deadly air strike hits market in Yemen More than forty-five people die from a Saudi airstrike on a livestock market in Lahj.

Yemen: Rockets Kill at Least 18 Civilians Rockets fired by the Houthis kill at least eighteen civilians and thirteen fighters in Aden.

Yemen conflict: 'Islamic State car-bomb' strikes Sanaa funeral An affiliate of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria claims responsibility for a car-bomb attack at a funeral attended by the Houthis in Sanaa.

More than 2,800 people are dead in Yemen – so why aren’t we outraged? A news report on the lack of response concerning the high death toll from the Saudi military operation in Yemen.

Yemen conflict: 'More than 1,000' prisoners escape More than one thousand prisoners, including al-Qa‘ida suspects, escape from a prison in Taiz.

Civilians in Yemen's Aden struggle to survive fighting, shortages – Red Cross A news report on a shortage of food and fuel in Aden.

Yemen's humanitarian crisis leaves a million people in dire straits – in pictures A photo essay on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Yemen crisis: UN declares a 'Level 3' humanitarian emergency as situation worsens The United Nations declares its highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen.

Yemen Expects a Pause in Fighting for Aid Deliveries The Saudi-based Yemeni government says that it expects a pause in the fighting to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Amid Warnings of Famine, Yemeni Civilians Trapped Inside Conflict with No End in Sight Sharif Abdel Koudous reports from Yemen on the dire humanitarian situation.

Human Rights

US/Bahrain: Bad Move to Resume Arms Sales Human Rights Watch deplores the Obama administration’s decision to resume the sale of arms to the Bahraini regime.

Yemen: Civilians under fire - in pictures Amnesty International publishes pictures of destruction caused by the ongoing Saudi military operation in Yemen.

Yemen: Airstrike and weapon analysis shows Saudi Arabia-led forces killed scores of civilians Amnesty International publishes the result of research reflecting the high price Yemenis are paying during the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Bahrain: Free Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace The Gulf Center for Human Rights calls for the immediate release of al-Singace, who has been detained by the Bahraini authorities for more than three months.

Saudi Arabia/Oman: GCHR launches High Court challenge to UK government’s silence on Saudi deal The Gulf Center for Human Rights launches a High Court challenge to the decision by the United Kingdom’s ministry of justice to sell prison and probation information to the Gulf states.

BCHR Condemns 5-Year Prison Sentence Against Political Leader Fadhel Abbas The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the Bahraini regime’s decision to sentence Fadhel Abbas to five years in prison on charges of spreading false information.

Bahrain: Authorities sanction people for practicing the right to freedom of expression The Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses concern over the targeting of human rights activists by the Bahraini authorities.

Based on Coerced Confessions, Bahrain Revokes Citizenship of 56 People, Including 9 Minors The Bahrain Center for Human Rights documents fifty-six cases of denaturalization in Bahrain.

Hassan Jaber Al Qattan Subjected to Torture in Jau Prison The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on Hassan Jaber Al-Qattan who has been tortured in the notorious Jau Prison.


الأخبار تنشر برقيات سرية من السفارات السعودية حول العالم
Al-Akhbar publishes a third round of secret letters, recently released by WikiLeaks, from Saudi embassies all over the world.

الخليج يرفد "داعش" بالقادة والإنتحاريين.. والأموال
A news report on leaders in the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, who hail from the Gulf states.

داعش يتوعّد البحرين بعد الكويت
The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria announces that it will next strike in Bahrain, following the attack on a Shi'a mosque in Kuwait.

داعش يبثّ تسجيلاً صوتياً لمُفجّر المسجد في الكويت
The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria released a voice recording by the suicide bomber who attacked the Sh'ia mosque in Kuwait.

الكويت: نحن في حالة حرب مع الإرهاب
The Kuwaiti foreign minister says that Kuwait is in a state of war with terrorism.

الكويت: اعتقال ضابطي شرطة ضمن الحملة على المتشددين
The Kuwaiti authorities arrest two policeman suspected of belong to extremist cells.

داعش.. عامل جديد على خط الأزمة في البحرين
Wafa al-Am argues the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria’s threats to Bahrain complicates the crisis in the country.

صلاة جامعة في مساجد الكويت والبحرين
Muslims in Kuwait and Bahrain hold mass prayers to express solidarity against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

التعاون الخليجي يؤكد وحدته ضد الهجمات على المساجد
The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council emphasize the unity of the Gulf states against attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

البحرين تستنفر أجهزتها تحسباً لهجمات إرهابية
The Bahraini foreign ministry puts its forces on alert in anticipation of attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

مقتل شرطي سعودي ..وأعلام «داعش» في الطائف
The Saudi security forces find flags of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria in Taif after a raid on a house that resulted in the death of a policeman.

مفاعلات آل سعود النووية في مواجهة إيران
Ali Murad analyzes Saudi Arabia’s efforts to acquire nuclear plants to counteract Iran’s nuclear program.

البحرين: السجن لمعارض "أهان" دول عاصفة الحزم
A Bahraini court sentences the opposition leader Fadhel Abbas to five years in prison after criticizing Saudi Arabia’s Operation Decisive Storm on Twitter.

البحرين: اعتقال القيادي في "الوفاق" مجيد ميلاد
The Bahraini authorities arrest Majid Milad, a leader in al-Wifaq National Islamic Society.

صنعاء وشبام اليمنيتان..تراث عالمي مهدد
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization adds Sanaa and Shibam to the list of endangered world heritage.

الحوثيون: نناقش مع الأمم المتحدة وقف القتال في رمضان
The Houthis announce that they are discussing a truce during Ramadan with the United Nations.

اليمن: ضغوط أممية لوقف القتال
A news report on international calls for a humanitarian truce in Yemen.

أنصار الله تبحث تشكيل "حكومة شراكة" يمنية
The Houthis announce that they are seeking the formation of a joint government with all the parties that participated in the peace talks in Geneva.

اليمن: رسالة "سكود" ثانية إلى السعودية
The Yemeni army targeted a military base in Saudi Arabia with a Scud missile.

أزمة الجنوب اليمني: نزعة انفصالية يقابلها فشل مشروع الوحدة
Lockman Abdullah examines secessionism in southern Yemen.

الفصائل المسلحة في الجنوب
A news report on the armed factions in southern Yemen.

أبرز القوى النافذة جنوباً
A news report on the powerful factions in southern Yemen.

الإمارات.. الحكم بإعدام شبح الريم
An Emriati court sentences an Emirati woman to death on charges of killing a US teacher.


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