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Regional and International Relations
Saudi goes public over tensions with US Elizabeth Dickinson examines US-Saudi relations in light of developments in Egypt and Syria.
Yemen court clears 5 Saudis over Qaeda-linked plot A news report on the acquittal of five Saudis who were arrested on charges of plotting to attack security forces in Yemen.
Reports and Opinions
A Young Politician’s Death in Yemen Natalia Antelava mourns the premature death of Ibrahim Mothana, a promising political activist and writer who died at the age of twenty-four.
Saudi Arabia: Prisoners in Dark Cells Yazan al-Saadi writes on political detainees in the kingdom, where accurate numbers are hard to come by given restrictions on information on, and access to, prisoners.
Saudi beheaded for murder A news report on the beheading of a Saudi national, bringing the number of beheadings in the kingdom this year to sixty-six.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahrain jails 3 Shias for trying to kill police Three Bahrainis are sentenced for ten years for possessing homemade guns and attempting to kill police personnel during anti-government protests.
Bahrain: Security Forces Detaining Children Human Rights Watch condemns the detention and ill treatment of children in Bahrain.
Bahrain: Divisions hinder progress as common ground remains elusive Habib Toumi discusses the need for participants in Bahrain’s national dialogue to find a basic platform and common agenda.
Documentation Team member of the BYSHR, was arrested Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights condemns the detention of Hussein Ali Abdul Nabi on charges of illegal gathering.
Crisis in Yemen
Yemen parties agree on federalism: Minister The foreign minister announces that participants in Yemen’s national dialogue agreed on the adoption of a federal system for the country but disagreed over the number of regions.
Yemen jails three Qaeda members for plot to kill president A Yemeni court sentences three al-Qaeda members for plotting to kill the president and foreign diplomats, including the US ambassador in Yemen.
Yemeni president reinstates hundreds of war sacked officers President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi issues an order to reinstate hundreds of senior officers who were sacked after the 1994 civil war in an attempt to promote national reconciliation.
Yemen sets up $1.2 billion fund for sacked state employees, soldiers Mohammed Ghobari examines the political implications of the Yemeni president’s move to reinstate officers and employees who were sacked in 1994.
Yemeni police chief escapes bomb attack: Security The police chief of Aden escaped an attempt on his life by a remotely controlled bomb.
Al-Qaeda confirms drone death of Yemen leader: SITE Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula confirms the death of a senior member in a US drone strike last month.
Attackers blow up Yemeni pipeline A news report on an attack on Yemen’s main oil pipeline, which carries crude to the Red Sea coast.
Child Marriage in Yemen
Yemeni child bride, eight, ‘dies on wedding night’ A news report on the death of an eight-year old girl, who was married to a forty-year-old man last week.
Yemini minister seeks law to end child marriage The Yemeni human rights minister announces that he will ask the parliament to pass a law on the minimum age of marriage in Yemen after the death of an eight-year-old girl on her wedding night.
Yemen: End Child Marriage Human Rights Watch calls upon the government to set eighteen as the minimum age for marriage in order to protect girls from the negative effects of early marriage after the death of an eight-year-old girl.
A wedding, a funeral or a cover-up? Saeed Al Batati examines the controversy surrounding the death of an eight-year-old girl on her wedding night.
Wadjda, Saudi Arabia’s first female film, is country’s Oscar entry Xan Brooks writes on the selection of Wadjda as Saudi Arabia’s official nomination for the best foreign film Oscar.
Al-Jazeera takes legal action over treatment of its journalists in Egypt Lisa O’Carrol reports on the Al Jazeera Arabic hiring high profile London lawyers to take action against the Egyptian government over treatment of its journalists.
World Cup 2022: Qatar chief rejects calls to move finals Richard Conway reports on the Football Association’s concerns over holding the World Cup 2022 in Qatar in the summer.
سفينة أسلحة تركية تفرغ حمولتها في اليمن
A news report on a Turkish ship unloading its arms cargo in a port in west Yemen.
البحرين: قوات الأمن تمنع خروج تظاهرات في المنامة
Security forces prevent Bahrainis from demonstrating last week in Manama.
الحوار اليمني: اتفاق على الفدرالية وخلاف حول عدد الاقاليم
A news report on the national dialogue and the agreement on a federal system in Yemen despite conflicts over the number of regions.
طفلة يمنية تموت ليلة عرسها نزفا بعد زواجها من رجل في الاربعين
An eight-year-old girl dies on her wedding night after sustaining internal bleeding.
السعودية للمسيحيين: اصمتوا!
Nasser Sharara writes on the Saudi campaign to suppress any Christian voice that expresses concerns over the fate of Christians in the region.
مجلس التعاون الخليجي يرى ان المبادرة الروسية لا توقف نزيف الدم في سورية
The Gulf Cooperation Council expresses its dissatisfaction with the Russian initiative to put chemical weapons in Syria under international supervision.
شرطة ابو ظبي تحذز من عصابات دولة تشن هجمات إلكترونية لسرقة أموال الشركات
Abu Dhabi police warns companies of international hackers trying to gain access to their companies to steal money.
إستطلاع رأي: 83 بالمئة من الكويتيين يؤيدون حظر النقاشات السياسية والطائفية داخل المدارس والمساجد
A poll in Kuwait reaches the conclusion that eighty-three percept of Kuwaitis support the ban on political and sectarian discussions in mosques and schools.