[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
Qatar losing Mideast ground to Saudi diplomacy An article on Qatar’s dwindling regional role following the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
UAE offers Egypt $3 billion support, Saudis $5 billion Patrick Werr reports on the financial aid Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates promised to Egypt following the ousting of President Mohamed Mursi.
Kuwait promises Egypt $4 billion in aid – state news agency Kuwait, following Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, promises aid to Egypt, a measure that reflects approval of the Egyptian army’s toppling of Mursi.
Mursi’s fall in Egypt comforts Saudis, disconcerts Qatar Angus McDowall and Regan Doherty report on the two governments` reaction to developments in Egypt last week.
Obama speaks with UAE Crown Prince, Qatar Emir about Egypt concerns A news report on the American president’s phone calls to the two Gulf statesmen regarding the violent protests in Egypt last week.
Reports and Opinions
Kuwait court rejects election challenge, confirms July 27 vote A news report on the upcoming parliamentary election in Kuwait.
Anti-Racism in Kuwaiti Elections Mona Kareem writes about the attacks on the Kuwaiti activist, Abdullah Fairouz, who supports the cause of the stateless and migrant workers in Kuwait.
Qatari youth: Why protest? We have it great Tom Peter explores the factors contributing to political stability in the Gulf state.
UAE – Ongoing targeting of human rights defenders, activists, and their families The Gulf Center for Human Rights condemns the harassment of activists and their families.
Saudi Arabia urges pilgrims to wear masks A news report on the fear of MERS coronavirus ahead of the season of pilgrimage.
Saudi princess Meshael Alayban charges with trafficking A Saudi princess is charged with human trafficking in California for her cruel treatment of a Kenyan woman.
Two Saudis sentenced to prison for protesting monarchy A news report on the jail sentences of two men who participated in protests in the Eastern Province.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahrain ministry warns against joining protest Habib Toumi reports on the interior minister’s warning against participating in "Tamarod" protest in August.
Bahrain bomb wounds 4 policemen: ministry The interior ministry claims a handmade bomb was “planted by terrorists” near Janabiyah.
Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights
Urgent Appeal: New evidence emphasizes torture of prominent activist Naji Fateel The organization publishes pictures of the activist’s body, which shows marks of torture, and details the different forms of torture he is subjected to.
Bahrain: A Prominent Activist Naji Fateel before the Court The activist attends his first court hearing while in prison.
Update: Mr. Al-Maskati trial “Head of the BYSHR”- Case adjourned until 10th September A news report on the postponement of the trial of al-Maskati.
Illegal workers’ exit dilemma in Oman Sunil Vaidya writes on illegal residents from India who have been trying unsuccessfully to leave Oman for the last two to three years.
Saudi crackdown to hit Asia hard Glen Carey argues that Saudi Arabia’s efforts to replace expats with Saudis will hurt the economies of many countries in the Middle East and Asia.
Inside look at the internal strife over Al Jazeera America Glenn Greenwald examines the concerns over the network’s tone and approach as it launches in the United States and attempts to find a niche in the American market.
Al Jazeera’s fall from grace reflects Qatar’s shift on Egypt Abeer Allam argues that the decline of the network is linked to the changing dynamics in the region, in particular the undermining of Qatar’s role following the ousting of the Egyptian president.
Qatar and Saudi Arabia fight media war Joseph Kechichian examines how media networks, especially the Qatari-backed Al Jazeera and the pro-Saudi Al Arabiya, reflected a fierce political competition between the two Gulf states.
Saudi Arabia newspaper cartoon stirs controversy Habib Toumi writes on the storm over a cartoon depicting a threatening man with a gun growing from his beard, which was published by Al Watan newspaper.
المليارات الخليجية تنهمر على حكام القاهرة
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates promise twelve million dollars in financial aid to Egypt after the fall of the Qatar-backed Muslim Brotherhood.
السعودية عادت لممارسة دورها القيادي في المنطقة.. دعمت انقلابين في مصر وداخل المعارضة السورية
Ibrahim Darwish argues that Saudi Arabia is reclaiming its regional role through its support of certain groups in Egypt and the Syrian opposition.
الغضب يعم الشارع: لا للتعذيب
Bahrain Forum for Human Rights criticizes the government`s excessive use of violence with detained activists.
ولي عهد البحرين.. مشروع أميركي للحل
An article on the Bahraini crown prince`s close connections with the United States.
البحرين: "الحوار" في إجازة
A news report on the constant delays in holding the national dialogue in Bahrain.
البحرين: السجن 15 عاماً لسبعة معارضين
A news report on the jail sentences of seven Bahraini activists.
سلطات البحرين ومسرحيات "الخلايا الإرهابية
An article on the Bahraini authorities and the dramas of "terrorist cells."
البحرين: رئيس الحكومة يتهم "جهات" بالتصعيد
The Bahraini prime minister accuses "some factions" of escalation.
استبعاد بن جاسم من "قطر للاستثمار
The new Qatari ruler issues a decree that re-arranges the board of directors of the Qatar Investment Authority and dismisses the former prime minister as its deputy general director.
محكمة بالكويت ترفض الطعن على الانتخابات البرلمانية وتؤكد اجراءها في 27 يوليو
Mohammed Harbi writes on the upcoming parliamentary election in Kuwait.
وزارة الحج السعودية تدرس انشاء مدينة للحجاج بمكة المكرمة
A news report on the intention of Saudi Arabia`s Ministry of Hajj to consider the building of a city for pilgrims in Mecca.
محكمة سعودية تصدر أحكاما بالسجن بحق 11 شخصاً بتهمة دعم الإرهاب
A Saudi court in Jedda sentences eleven people to prison on charges of terrorism.
العاهل السعودي يعفو عن 11 ألف سجين بينهم 20 امرأة في رمضان
The Saudi king offers a pardon to eleven thousand prisoners - including twenty women - at the beginning of Ramadan.
تجارة الماس السرية بين دبي وإسرائيل: زيارات متبادلة.. وجهود المقاطعة تهددها
Helmi Musa examines the secret diamond trade between Israel and Dubai, and the impact of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign on this trade.