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Reports and Opinions
Change in Qatar? As’ad AbuKhalil provides a critical perspective on the recent abdication of the Qatari emir.
Sheikha Moza, matriarch of the modern Gulf Simeon Kerr and Roula Khalaf write on the legacy of the former Qatari first lady, whose son became the new ruler after his father’s abdication.
Qatar and the Brotherhood: Losing the Crown Jewel? Maysa al-Muhannadi analyzes the collapse of the rule of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its implications for Qatar.
UAE sentences ‘coup plotters’ to jail A news report on the jail sentences of sixty-five activists who belong to al-Islah on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime.
UAE Islamist group had no desire to topple government: families Yara Bayoumy reports on the reactions of families of al-Islah activists who were sentenced to prison.
Saudi activists face jail for taking food to woman who said she was imprisoned Alexandra Topping writes about two Saudi activists who attempted to help their friend who was imprisoned in her house by her husband.
Saudi Arabia beheads 57th convict in 2013 A news report on the latest beheading in the kingdom.
Oman- Arbitrary arrest of prominent human rights defender Saed Jadad A statement by The Gulf Center for Human Rights condemns the arrest of the Omani human rights activist.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahrain – Court of Cassation rejects appeal of imprisoned unionist The Gulf Center for Human Rights condemns the Court of Cassation’s rejection of the appeal of teacher unionists Mahdi AbuDeeb and Jalila al-Salman.
Bahrain: The Prominent Activist Naji Fateel Removes his Clothes for the Judge to see Torture Marks The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights expresses concern over the extension of Naji Fateel’s detention.
Crisis in Yemen
Yemen’s Brotherhood Swallows the Revolution Jamal Jubran analyzes the discourse and techniques of Yemen’s Brotherhood.
Yemen capital rocked by fatal blast A news report on the death of three soldiers in Sanaa in a roadside blast.
Dutch journalist kidnapped in Yemen Roy Greenslade blogs about Judith Spiegel, who was kidnapped with her husband in Yemen more than three weeks ago.
Yemeni colonel shot dead in ambush near home: defense ministry A news report on the death of Colonel Ahmed Mohammed al-Suhaili, in an ambush in Hadramout.
Thousands rally for south Yemen secession on war anniversary A news report on rallies in south Yemen demanding secession from the north on the nineteenth anniversary of the civil war.
S Arabia expels thousands of Yemeni workers A news report on the deportations of thousands of Yemeni workers from Saudi Arabia after a change in Saudi labor laws.
Saudi crackdown on immigrants leaves 200,000 Yemenis struggling: NGO A news report on the impact of the new Saudi labor laws on Yemeni migrant workers.
Human Rights Watch
Saudi Arabia: Protect Migrant Workers’ Rights The organization calls upon Saudi authorities to protect the rights of foreign workers.
UAE: Unfair Trial, Unjust Sentences A statement condemning the jail sentences of Emirati activists.
Al-Jazeera Kicked Out of Egypt News Conference Al-Jazeera journalists had to leave a news conference held by the Egyptian military on the killing of at least fifty-four people yesterday.
الإمارات تسجن 61 إسلامياً بتهمة التآمر لقلب النظام
A news report on the jail sentences of al-Islah activists on charges of attempting to overthrow the regime.
السعودية والاخوان: علاقة مضطربة
Madawi al-Rasheed examines the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood.
العراق والكويت: قصة حب ملتبسة!
Ala`a al-Lami examines the Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations.
"إخوان" اليمن أكلوا الثورة
Jamal Jubran analyzes the discourse and strategies of Yemen’s Brotherhood.
العاهل السعودي يمدد المهلة الزمنية لتصحيح اوضاع العمالة المخالفة
A news report on the Saudi king`s decision to extend the grace period for foreign workers to fix their legal status in the country.
البحرين تدرس فرض قيود على خدمات الاتصال الصوتي عبر الانترنت
A news report on Bahrain considering implementing restrictions on internet voice calling applications.
البحرين… حركة التفافية بقيادة ولي العهد
Abbas Bousafwan analyzes the implications of the Bahraini crown prince`s latest visit to the United States.
هل يخلع تميم عباءة "أمير الربيع الإسلامي"؟
Maysa al-Muhannadi speculates about the new Qatari emir`s foreign policy strategies in the aftermath of events in Egypt.
حملة تمرد تطرق أبواب البحرين
A news report on the group "Tamarrod Bahrain."
إخوان اليمن في صدمة
Jamal Jubran writes about the Yemeni Brotherhood`s reactions to developments in Egypt.