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Regional and International Relations
New Saudi-supplied missiles boost rebels in south Syria Suleiman al-Khalidi reports on the anti-tank missiles the Syrian rebels received from Saudi Arabia.
Countries condemn violence in Egypt as UAE, Bahrain express support for government Basil El-Dabh examines the reaction to the Egyptian government’s repression of pro-Morsi supporters, particularly the support it received from Bahrain and United Arab Emirates.
Saudi king backs Egypt’s military King Abdullah urges Arabs to stand in solidarity with the Egyptian government.
Qatar condemns attack on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood protest camp The Qatari government calls on the Egyptian government not to resort to violence in dealing with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Arab states ready to cover any cuts in aid to Egypt: Saudi Arabia The Saudi foreign minister asserts that Arab and Muslim countries are ready to help Egypt if other countries cut their aid.
Kuwait to deport nine Egyptians for protesting crackdown A news report on the decision of the Kuwait government to deport nine Egyptian Islamists for protesting outside their embassy.
Repression in Bahrain
Report: Protests on August 14 (Independence Day) The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights publishes pictures and data of crackdowns on protesters in Bahrain last week.
Bahrain – Authorities crackdown – blocking peaceful protests and targeting human rights defenders The Gulf Center for Human Rights condemns the violence of the Bahraini authorities in response to the protests of August 14.
Bahrain: A Silent Rebellion Marches Without Slogans Ahmad Youssef examines the demands of the Tamarrud movement, which planned the protests in the Gulf state last week.
Bahraini detainee case highlights price of protest Bill Law reports on Mohammed Mirza, who was tortured in prison after his arrest in 2012.
Police fire teargas, birdshot at Bahrain demonstrators A news report on the efforts of police to disperse protests in Bahrain last week.
Bahrain: police disperse demonstrators with tear gas: witness An eye-witness account of the Bahraini police’s attempt to disperse protests.
Police, Shiite protesters clash in Bahrain villages A news report on clashes between the police and protesters last Friday.
Bahrain inmates hurt in prison riot A news report on the injury of forty inmates protesting the ban on family visits and other grievances.
Bahrain clamps down on citizen media Amira Asad reports on the arrest of five journalists and photographers ahead of the planned protests last week.
Bahrain national dialogue to resume on August 28 Habib Toumi writes on the decision to resume the national dialogue in the Gulf state.
Crisis in Yemen
US encourages democracy in Yemen, then turns deaf ear Pam Bailey and Medea Benjamin examine the possible repercussions of drone strikes for the United States in Yemen.
US drones rage on in Yemen Nasser Arrabyee analyzes the purpose of, and reaction to, the American drone strikes in Yemen in the last two weeks.
Why the White House blessed the recent Yemen drone strikes Matthew Cole, Richard Esposito and Jim Miklaszewski reflect on the most recent, and intensified, drone strikes in Yemen.
Letter from Yemen by Felicity Arbuthnot + Defining Drone Deaths in Yemen Felicity Arbuthnot and Dandelion Salad release a letter written by Faisal bin Ali Jaber, a Yemeni citizen whose nephew and brother-in-law were killed in a drone strike, to the American and Yemeni presidents.
Yemen floods sweep away wedding party A news report on the death of at least twenty-seven Yemenis during monsoon rains.
British embassy in Yemen capital Sanaa reopens The British embassy in Sanaa reopens after a two-week closure due to terror alerts.
Al Jazeera America faces more than new kid challenges Joe Flint examines the bitterness towards Al Jazeera in the United States for providing a venue for Osama bin Laden following 9/11 attacks.
Al-Jazeera raided, journalists assaulted in Egypt A news report on the Egyptian security forces storming the Cairo offices of Al Jazeera Arabic.
TV preacher fired for Brotherhood links Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal fires a renowned preacher for his alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist views.
هكذا تجاهلت المنامة المجتمع الدولي وشددت قبضتها الأمنية
An article on the Bahraini government`s disregard for the international community and its adoption of strict security measures.
البحرين | "تمرد" تشل الحياة وتحول دون إسالة الدماء
Omar al-Durzi reports on the protests in Bahrain last week.
البحرين: إصابة خمسة ضباط في انفجار قنبلة
A news report on the injury of five security officers in Bahrain in a bomb explosion.
السعودية تحذر الحجاج من تسييس الحج
The Saudi authorities warn the pilgrims against the politicization of Hajj.
الجزيرة: كلهم ع البطل، وجهاد المناكحة مجدداً، ودموزيلات سكاي نيوز
Salim al-Beik examines the coverage of Al-Jazeera Arabic of the developments in Egypt, and the criticism it faces from some networks and commentators.