From the Editors
[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 email@example.com by Monday night of every week.]
Regional and International Perspectives
Exclusive: Arab states arm rebels as UN talks of Syrian civil war Justin Vela exposes the roles of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in providing the rebels with weapons amid fear of a civil war, in The Independent.
Saudi Clerics Funnel Cash to Syrian Rebels Through Terror Group Jonathan Schanzer and Steven Miller on donations to the rebels in Syria made by "The Revival of Islamic Heritage Society of Kuwait", a group considered as a terrorist entity by the United States and United Nations, in The Weekly Standard.
Iran and Saudi Arabia tensions threaten to erupt after Saudi authorities execute four Iranians for drug trafficking Robert Tait examines the escalating tensions between the two Gulf states, in The Independent.
Repression in Bahrain
Medics on Trial in Bahrain A Physicians for Human Rights list of the doctors who have been sentenced, acquitted, released, or still on trial in Bahrain.
Bahrain court quashes doctors' convictions Martin Chulov writes on the verdicts against Bahraini doctors for treating injured protesters, in The Guardian.
Bahrain Court Upholds Convictions of 9 Doctors Kareem Fahim reports on the verdicts against Bahraini doctors, in The New York Times.
Facing prison for treating Bahrain's wounded A statement by Rula Saffar, a Bahraini doctor who is expecting a fifteen-year sentence for treating injured protesters.
Bahraini boy describes arrest and detention An interview with Ali Hasan, the eleven-year old boy who spent a month in police custody in Bahrain, on Al-Jazeera English.
Crisis in Yemen
Senior Commander in South Yemen is Assassinated Laura Kasinof on the assassination of Major General Salim Ali Qatn in Aden, in The New York Times.
Another al-Qaeda stronghold 'falls' in Yemen A news report on Yemeni army's capture of Shuqra following its reclaim of Zinjibar and Jaar, on Al-Jazeera English.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen loses battles, but not the war Hashem Ahelbarra analyzes Yemen's recent victory in taking over Zinjibar and Jaar, on Al-Jazeera English.
Yemeni army drives fighters from Zinjibar A news report on the Yemeni army's reclaim of Zinjibar and Jaar occupied by Ansar al-Sharia since 2011, on Al-Jazeera English.
Al Qaeda's best friend Glenn Greenwald comments on Ibrahim Mothana's New York Times article in Salon.
How Drones Help Al Qaeda Ibrahim Mothana writes on the increasing Anti-American sentiments in Yemen due to drone strikes that have been taking place since 2009, in The New York Times.
Yemenis say al Qaeda gave town security, at a cost Khaled Abdallah and Mohammed Mukhashaf talk to residents in Jaar, on Reuters.
Saudi-Yemeni Border: A LIne in the Sand Joumana Farhat offers an excellent article on the role of Saudi Arabia in Yemen and an emerging protest movement in Yemen against the Taif and Jeddah border agreements between Yemen and Saudi Arabia, in Al-Akhbar English.
Death of Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud: Obituaries, Succession and Commentaries
Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulziz al-Saud: Hardline heir to the Saudi throne David McKittirick writes an obituary in The Independent.
Defense Minister New Heir to Throne in Saudi Arabia Neil MacFarquhar on Prince Salman as an heir, and the question of succession in the Kingdom.
Call for action against abusive posts on Nayef Habib Toumi reports on some Kuwaiti lawmakers' calls for the punishments of bloggers who posted insulting comments on Prince Nayef, on Gulfnews.
Saudi Arabia appoints new Crown Prince A news report on the announcement of Prince Salman as the successor to King Abdullah.
Saudi heir apparent Prince Nayef dead The announcement of Prince Nayef's death on Al-Jazeera English.
Obituary: Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud An obituary on BBC.
Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Crown Prince Who Led Crackdown on Al Qaeda, Dies at 78 Neil MacFarquhar in The New York Times.
Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi crown prince and interior minister, dies T. Rees Shapiro in The Washington Post.
Saudi king seeks successor as crown prince buried Angus McDowall describes the funeral of Prince Nayef and the question of succession, in Reuters.
Saudi Prince Salman seen as likely heir to throne Angus McDowall reflects on Prince Salman's power and politics.
Nayef's conservative policies to outlive him Gregg Carlstrom writes an informed article on the legacy of Prince Nayef, on Al-Jazeera English.
Prince Nayef dead As'ad AbuKhalil analyzes the succession struggle among the Saudi royal family, in al-Akhbar English.
Policy and Reports
Saudi women urged to flout driving ban A news report on Saudi female activists' call for women to drive their cars on the first anniversary of the Women2Drive campaign, on Gulf News.
Saudi arrests liberal activist A news report on the arrest of Raef Badawi, a founder of a liberal network that called for a "Day of Liberalism" in the kingdom on May 7.
Kuwait emir suspends parliament A news report on Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah's decree to suspend the parliament for one month.
Saudi wants to buy more tanks from Germany: paper A news report on Saudi Arabia's intention to buy 600 to 800 Leopard battle tanks from Germany.
Qatar criticized over migrant worker 'abuse' A report by Al-Jazeera English on the latest report by Human Rights Watch on the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar.
Cover-up campaign hits Gulf Streets Jenifer Fenton on public awareness campaigns in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, on Al-Jazeera English.
Iran and Saudi jockey for OPEC position Nicole Johnston reports on the election of a new secretary general for OPEC, on Al-Jazeera English.
Hunger striker promised case review Awad Mustafa writes on a British businessman who was jailed in Dubai after checks he wrote bounced, in The National.
Human Rights Watch
Building a Better World Cup: Protecting Migrant Workers in Qatar Ahead of FIFA 2022 HRW's report on the abuses faced by migrant construction workers in Qatar.
Bahrain: Court Upholds Convictions of Medics A statement on the verdicts against Bahraini doctors accused of treating injured protesters.
Oman: Assault on Freedom of Speech An article on the crackdown on activists and protesters in Oman.
Hassn Sharif: Converting Consumerism into Art Roy Dib on the Emirati artist who documents Dubai's modern history through his art.
Oman: Constructing Authenticity Leah Caldwell writes on architectural regulations and plans in Muscat, in Al-Akhbar English.
Media's Deafening Silence on US Drone Wars Antony Loewenstein on the complicity of most Western media with the Obama administration in their coverage of the drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen.
Bahrain Social Media Crackdown Threat for 'Irresponsible Use' Anissa Haddadi reports on new laws to curb the use of social media in Bahrain, in International Business Times.
The XY Factor: Saudi Arabian talent show Buraydah's Got Talent bans singing. And women. Loveday Morris writes on the muted version of the Got Talent franchise in Saudi Arabia, in The Independent.
جمانة فرحات: الخلافات السعودية تنتظر رحيل عبد الله
Joumana Farhat on the question of succession in Saudi Arabia with the death of most of King Abdul Aziz's sons.
ناهض حتر: العراق والأردن... رؤية جديدة لحلف قديم
Nahid Hatr examines the Saudi role in Iraq and Jordan, and the Iraqi-Jordanian historical relations.
علي محسن حميد: تحديات ومستقبل العدالة الانتقالية في اليمن
Ali Muhsin Hamid analyzes the process of transitional justice and its challenges in Yemen.
الشيخ الصفار: غياب النضج السياسي يهدد فرص التغيير في المنطقة
Shaik Hassan al-Saffar warns of the absence of political consciousness and maturity among Arabs, and on the need to stand up to the counter-revolution.
دعوة في السعودية لخرق حظر قيادة السيارات على النساء الاحد
A statement by Saudi female activists on the first anniversary of the Women2Drive campaign that advocates women's rights to drive.
مضاوي الرشيد: السعودية: نظام ينسف الجسور
Maddawi al-Rasheed offers an excellent article on the Saudi regime.
رأي القدس: السعودية ولحظة الحقيقة
An editorial article on the implication of Prince Nayef's death in al-Quds al-Arabi.
غسان شربل: ساهراً يعترض العواصف
Ghassan Cherbil on Prince Nayef's dedication to the Saudi people and the stability of the Middle East.
جهاد الخازن: عيون وآذان (راحل كريم وابن بار لبلده وأمته)
Jihad al-Khazen eulogizes Prince Nayef.
عماد الدين أديب: خسارة الأمير نايف
Imad el-Din Adeeb on Prince Nayef's death as an irreplaceable loss.
فادي الزين: قضية "المقاتلين الكويتيين في سوريا" تتفاعل
Fadi al-Zain writes on the Kuwaiti fighters in Syria.
فواز طرابلسي: الأزمة السورية و"الحل اليمني"؟
Fawwaz Traboulsi writes on the application of the "Yemeni solution" to the crisis in Syria.
جمال جبران: ساحة التغيير: من الثورة إلى الصراع الداخلي
Jamal Jubran on the tensions between leftist and religious parties in Yemen.
جمانة فرحات: حركة استعادة "عسير" مطالبة مشروعة أم أهداف مشبوهة؟
Jumana Farhat writes on the Yemeni-Saudi borders.
عباس بوصفوان: البحرين أمام مفترق طرق.. جمود الوضع أو تدهوره أقرب من فرص التوافق
Abbas Bousafwan reflects on the initiative for dialogue between the government and opposition groups in Bahrain.
عباس المرشد: (يسقط حمد) شعار أم مطلب سياسي؟
Abbas al-Murshid examines the implications of the slogan "Down with Hamad."
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