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 Relations
Gizawy Attends Saudi Trial with Hands and Feet Shackled An Egypt Independent news report on the trial of the Egyptian lawyer, Ahmed al-Gizawy, in Saudi Arabia.
Reports and Opinions
Those Annoying Democrats An article on the protests in the Gulf states, in The Economist.
Saudi Arabia's al-Qaeda Challenge Gerald Butt writes on the implication of the latest announcement of a terror plot for the war on al-Qaeda-inspired terrorism in the kingdom, on BBC.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahraini Activists Document Crackdown on Protest Christine Hauser and Robert Mackey provide images and clips taken by Bahraini activists recently, in The New York Times.
Bahrain's Citizens Pay the Price for Britain's Dealings with the Kingdom Louisa Loveluck argues that the close ties between the Bahraini regime and the British government preclude any genuine reform policies in Bahrain, in The Guardian.
Bahrain Courts Uphold Activists' cCnviction A news report on a Bahraini court's decision to uphold jail sentences against twenty activists including Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, on Al-Jazeera English.
Police Fire Tear Gas at Bahrain Protesters A news report on the latest demonstration in Manama calling for the release of prisoners, on Al-Jazeera English.
Al-Wifaq: It Should Get out of the Way Asad AbuKhalil calls upon al-Wifaq to withdraw from the Bahraini opposition movement for its betrayal of the Bahraini people, on Angry Arab News Service.
Crisis in Yemen
Who is Held to Account for Deaths by Drone in Yemen Chris Woods analyzes why true accountability for the US strikes in Yemen is unfeasible, in The Guardian.
Five Killed as US Drone Targets Suspected Islamist Militants in Yemen A news report on the latest US drone strikes in Yemen.
20 Dead in 8 Days as U.S. Puts Yemen Drone War in Overdrive Noah Shachtman provides a critical account of the US drone strikes in Yemen, on Wired.
Donors Pledge $6.4bn to Address Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Annie Kelly reports on the pledge made by the United Kingdom, the United States and the World Bank to Yemen, in The Guardian.
Economy & Markets
Saudis May Not Have Oil to Export by 2030 Abid Ali writes on the report issued by Citigroup's Heidy Rehman that Saudi Arabia may start importing oil by 2030, on Al-Jazeera English.
Saudi Oil Well Dries Up Ambrose Evans-Pritchard examines the implication of the report issued by Citigroup's Heidy Rehman, in The Telegraph.
Qantas and Emirates Forge Alliance on European Routes A news report on a ten-year alliance between Austrian and Emirati airlines in an attempt by Qantas Airway to cut losses, in The Guardian.
Saudi Arabia Pushes Private Firms to Raise Pay for Its Nationals A report on Saudi government measures to encourage more of its citizens to work in the private sector, in The Economic Times.
Oman's Economy Remains Competitive, But Is Still Behind Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE A report on the Omani economy vis-a-vis the other Gulf states, on albawaba.
Why Didn't CNN's International Arm Air Its Own Documentary on Bahrain's Arab Spring Repression Glenn Greenwald writes on the decision of CNN International not to air "iRevolution," in The Guardian.
New Saudi Body to Attract Broadcast Media Jumana Al Tamimi argues the Saudi decision to restructure the state media aims to attract Saudi-own media networks based abroad back to the kingdom, on Gulfnews.
Al Jazeera Wrests Back Its Web Sites From Pro-Assad Hackers Christine Hauser and Robert Mackey report on the hacking of al-Jazeera sites, in The New York Times.
خطابات الوحدة في المستنقعات الطائفية
Dr. Madawi al-Rasheed examines discourses of unity in the quagmires of sectarianism in the region.
البحرين: قرارات المحكمة تضرب التفاؤل بانفراج الأزمة
Shahira Sallom writes on a Bahraini court's decision last week to uphold the jail sentences against twenty activists.
مجازر منسية في اليمن ايضا
An editorial on forgotten massacres in Yemen due to the US drone strikes.
استثمارات قطر في مصر: مكافأة على مواقف مرسي من سوريا؟
Mohamed al-Khouli analyzes the political aspect of Qatar's plan to invest eighteen billion dollars in Egypt.
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