Follow Us

RSS Feed    Follow on Twitter    Follow on Facebook    YouTube Channel    Vimeo Channel    Tumblr    SoundCloud Channel    iPhone App    iPhone App

Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (January 1)

[Predator drone. Image from Flickr/Doctress Neutonia.] [Predator drone. Image from Flickr/Doctress Neutonia.]

[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 ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] 

Reports and Opinions

UAE reports arrest of cell ‘plotting attacks’ A news report on the Emirati regime’s announcement that terrorist cells were planning attacks in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, on Al Jazeera English.

GCC states slam Iran interference in region A news report on the Gulf Cooperation Council summit that was held in Manama last week, on Al Jazeera English.

How relevant is the GCC? An analytic report on the Gulf Cooperation Council featured on Inside Story, on Al Jazeera English.

Bahrain Detains Officer for Slapping Man Robert Mackey reports on the arrest of an officer who was caught on video slapping an activist, in The New York Times.

Oman: The Sultan’s Symbolic Reforms Jomana Farhat examines the Sultan’s promises of reforms in light of the municipal elections, on Al-Akhbar English.

It is Time for Gulf Colonialism Mona Kareem discusses how Gulf Arab states are influencing revolutions in the region, on Al-Akhbar English.

Crisis in Yemen

When U.S. drones kill civilians, Yemen’s government tries to conceal it Sudarsan Raghavan criticizes the position of the Yemeni government on drone strikes, in The Washington Post.

Jarallah Omar’s Democratic Yemen Still Elusive Wamid Shakir remembers Jarallah Omar, the deputy Secretary-General of the Yemeni Socialist Party, on the tenth anniversary of his assassination.

Deaf ears in Yemen Nasser Arrabyee analyzes the implications of the participation of Ali Abdallah Saleh in the upcoming national dialogue, on Al-Ahram Weekly.

Yemen: American Drone Strikes Kill 2 A news report on the latest American drone strikes in Yemen, in The New York Times.

Yemen: Gunmen on Motorcycles Kill 2 Army Officers in Yemen A news report on the assassination of two army officers in Yemen.

Al-Qaida branch in Yemen offers bounty for killing US ambassador, troops A news report on the bounty offered by al-Qaida branch in Yemen, in The Washington Post.

Human Rights Watch

In Saudi Arabia, women are confined by technology An HRW statement condemning the use of text messages in Saudi Arabia to alert men when their wives leave the country.

Kuwait: Security Forces Attack Protesters An HRW statement condemning the use of force against protesters.

Media

Suliman: ‘Al Jazeera plays the piper, but Qatar calls the tune’ An interview with Aktham Suliman on his experience at Al-Jazeera, on Deutsche Welle.

Government to Shut Down Channels Threatening National Unity A news report on the Saudi authorities’ decision to shut down satellite television channels that promote sectarianism.


Arabic

البحرين ٢٠١٤: سيناريو إنجاز "أوسلو" بحريني جديد
Abbas Bousafwan sheds light on the negotiations between Bahraini authorities and the opposition over the last six decades.

البحرين: تخفيف حكم بالاعدام بحق شيعيين بقضية قتل شرطيين: توقيف شرطي بحريني "صفع مواطنا" في قرية شيعية
A news report on the annulment of the death sentence of two Bahrainis accused of killing two policemen, and on the arrest of a policeman who slapped a Bahraini man.

البحرين: المعارضة في الشارع.. وتطالب بحكومة انتقالية
A news report on recent protests in the Bahraini capital, and on the protesters' demand for a transition government.

البحرين: ٧ سنوات لشرطيين قتلا ناشراً بحرينيا!
A news report on the conviction of two policemen who beat a Bahraini publisher to death.

اليمن: هادي يرفع "عصا صالح" ضد "الحياة الثانية"
Sarah Jamal writes on the new waves of oppression targeting protesters in Yemen.

تكتل أحزاب "الأسف" المشترك
Nabeel Sbai' writes on the Joint Meeting Parties' timid condemnation of the security forces' use of violence to disperse protesters in Sanaa.

الرئيس اليمني بين القبيلة والدولة
Mohammed Saleh al-Musfir celebrates the measures taken by the Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansour al-Hadi, as consolidating the state and weakening tribal ties.

صالح إلى المشهد مجدداً برئاسة وفد "المؤتمر" للحوار
A news report on the former Yemeni president's return to the political scene through his participation in the upcoming Conference for National Dialogue.

اليمن: مقتل ١٧ في اشتباكات
A news report on clashes in Yemen that left ten armed people and seven soldiers dead.

في الذكرى العاشرة لاغتياله: اليمن بانتظار ديموقراطية جار الله عمر
Wamid Shakir remembers Jarallah Omar, the deputy Secretary-General of the Yemeni Socialist Party, on the tenth anniversary of his assassination.

هموم داخلية وأمنية يبحثها قادة خليجيون في المنامة
A news report on the Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

القمة الخليجية في المنامة: الاهتمام بالقضايا الخارجية
A news report on the Gulf Cooperation Council summit's sole focus on regional affairs.

الاتحاد الخليجي: البيضة التي لن تفقس!
An article on the failure of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

مجلس التعاون الخليجي وإشكالياته
Ali Mohammed Fakhro analyzes the problems facing countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

الوهابية تدمر آخر معالم نشأة الإسلام
Jwan Farshkh Bjali writes on the destruction of early Islamic monuments, including Prophet Mohammed's grave, in Medina.

تضم سعوديين وإمارتيين: تفكيك خلية كانت تخطط اعمال "ارهابية" بالإمارات والسعودية
A news report on the discovery of "terrorist" cells in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

العاهل السعودي يعفو عن "السجناء الذين لا يشكلون خطرا على الأمن أو النظام"
A news report on the amnesty granted by the Saudi king to prisoners "who do not pose a threat to security or order."

جدل ب"مملكة الشبوك" حول الفساد المالي لأمراء الأسرة الحاكمة وتعدياتهم على المال العام
A news report on royal corruption in Saudi Arabia.

مقتل شاب سعودي في القطيف
A news report on the death of a Saudi man in Qatif during clashes between protesters and security forces.

وزارة الإعلام السعودية تتجه لإغلاق الفضائيات المثيرة للفتنة الطائفية
A news report on the decision of the Saudi Ministry of Information and Culture to shut down satellite television channels that promote sectarianism.

السعودية وفضائيات الفتن الطائفية
Abd al-Bari Attwan analyzes the decision of the Saudi Ministry of Information and Culture to shut down some satellite television channels.

السعودية تبلغ ألمانيا برغبتها في الحصول على ٣٠ دبابة استطلاعية
A news report on a Saudi request to purchase thirty reconnaissance tanks from Germany.

الاستثمارات القطرية في أوروبا... وصناعة القوة "الناعمة"
Nadine Shalaq reports on Qatari investments in European countries.

الكويت: المعارضة تعود إلى الشارع والبرلمان الموالي يهز العصا للحكومة
Fadi el-Zain writes on recent protests in Kuwait.

"حسافة" عليك يا كويت !
Ahmed al-Khateeb laments the political situation in Kuwait.

مصريون معتلقون في الإمارات.. والتهمة "إخوان"
Dina Gamil writes on the arrest of three Egyptian doctors in the United Arab Emirates who are thought to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

If you prefer, email your comments to info@jadaliyya.com.

Pages/Sections

Archive

Jad Navigation

View Full Map, Topics, and Countries »
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Jadaliyya Features