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Regional and International Relations
Prince Charles raises blogger case with new Saudi king Prince Charles raised the issue of Raif Badawi during his first meeting with the new Saudi king.
Saudi Arabia condemns attacks in Copenhagen and North Carolina The Saudi regime condemns the killing of Muslim-Americans in North Carolina, and the deadly attack in Denmark.
Bahrain sends warplanes to Jordan to fight Islamic State Bahrain sends troops to Jordan to help in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
Reports and Opinions
Are Oil Revenues Still Sufficient to Pay for Saudi Arabia’s Stability? Hassan Chakrani argues that oil revenue and Al Saud are not enough to stabilize the kingdom.
Saudi women driver ‘freed from jail’ Saudi authorities release Maysaa al-Amodi and Lujain al-Hathloul, who defied the ban on driving in the kingdom.
Repression in Bahrain
We are human rights defenders, but Bahrain says we’re terrorists Sayed Alwadaei, one of the seventy-two Bahraini citizens recently denaturalized, writes about his fight for democracy and human rights in Bahrain.
Protests mark fourth anniversary of Bahrain uprising Hundreds of Bahrainis take to the streets in Manama to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising.
Bahrain confirms six-month sentence for opposition official: lawyer A Bahraini appeals court upholds Jamil Kadhim’s six-month jail sentence.
Crisis in Yemen
We dream about drones, said 13-year-old Yemeni before his death in a CIA strike Chavala Madlena writes on Mohammed Tuaiman, who was killed in a US drone strike.
The U.S. Media and the 13-Year-Old Yemeni Boy Burned to Death Last Month by a U.S. Drone Glenn Greenwald writes on the media coverage of the drone strike that killed Mohammed Tuaiman.
Yemen crisis: US, UK, and France close Sanaa embassies France, the United Kingdom, and the United States close their embassies due to the deteriorating security situation in Yemen.
Yemen rebels seize US vehicles after embassies closed over security fears Rebels seize more than thirty US embassy vehicles.
Saudi Arabia evacuates embassy staff from Yemen Saudi Arabia closes its embassy in Sanaa.
Yemen marks uprising anniversary with anti-Houthi rally Anti-Houthi activists hold a large rally in Taiz to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising in Yemen.
The Houthi challenge Martin Reardon argues that Yemen’s problem revolves around domestic turbulence, not sectarianism.
Voices from Yemen: `We are on the verge of war` Al Jazeera speaks to Yemeni citizens about their thoughts on the future following the Houthi coup.
Yemen army base seized by al-Qaeda linked fighters Ansar al-Sharia captures an army base in Bayhan.
Yemen facing `forgotten crisis` as humanitarian disaster looms Clar Ni Chonghaile reports on a looming humanitarian disaster in Yemen.
Yemen`s neighbours demand UN action to halt rebel advance Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council warn of possible UN intervention in Yemen if no action against the Houthis is taken.
Houthis Slam Yemen’s Gulf Neighbors’ Intervention Threat The Houthis criticize members of the Gulf Cooperation Council for trying to intervene in Yemen’s affairs.
Clashes between Shi`ite Houthis and Sunnis in Yemen leave 26 dead Heavy clashes between Houthi fighters and tribesmen in al-Bayda leave twenty-six dead.
Al Qaeda supporters in Yemen pledge allegiance to Islamic State: group Supporters of al-Qa‘ida in the Arabian Peninsula pays allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
How the Houthis drove Yemen into a political vacuum Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy analyze the Houthi takeover of power in Yemen.
Yemen`s Houthis accused of torture against rivals The family of an activist who was abducted by the Houthis accuse the group of torturing him.
Yemen crisis: UN demands Houthis cede power The United Nations Security Council urges the Houthis to cede power.
Migrants building UAE cultural hub `risk abuse if they complain` David Batty reports on the ill treatment of migrant workers building a cultural hub, including the Guggenheim and Louvre, in the United Arab Emirates.
Bahrain suspends Saudi Alarab TV channel The Bahraini regime announces that it suspended the new Saudi news channel just a few days after its launch.
Al Jazeera trial: Egypt court frees journalists on bail The Egyptian authorities release Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed on bail.
UAE: Abuses at NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Project Human Rights Watch expresses concern over the treatment of migrant workers building a cultural hub in the United Arab Emirates.
Saudi Arabia: Human rights lawyer Waleed Abu Al-Khair transferred to faraway prison The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports on the transfer of Abu al-Khair.
NGOs Commemorate the Four Year Anniversary of Bahrain’s Peaceful Uprising The Bahrain Center for Human Rights marks the fourth anniversary of the Bahraini uprising.
Bahrain: Arrest of 17 years old Hussain Ghazi Alhalawachi The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on the arrest of Alhalawachi.
آل سعود وإيرادات النفط مال المملكة لا يكفي لاستقرارها
Hassan Chakrani argues that oil revenue and al-Saud are not enough to stabilize the kingdom.
الإفراج عن ناشطتين سعوديتين
Saudi authorities release Maysaa al-Amodi and Lujain al-Hathloul, who defied the ban on driving in the kingdom.
كيف سيغير الملك سلمان السعودية؟
A news report on how King Salman will change Saudi Arabia.
البحرينيون يحيون ذكرى الثورة
Bahrainis mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising.
البحرين: تظاهرات للمعارضة في الذكرى الرابعة للانتفاضة
Hundreds of Bahrainis demonstrate in Bahrain to mark the anniversary of the uprising.
البحرين: محكمة تؤيد حبس قيادي في "الوفاق"
Bahrain’s appeals court upholds Jamil Kadhim’s six-month jail sentence.
4 أعوام على ثورة البحرين: ما مٍن مستمٍع!
A news report on the fourth anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain.
دوار اللؤلؤة.. رمز الثورة
A news report on Bahrain’s Pearl Roundabout, which became a symbol of the Bahraini uprising.
سلاح السلطات: إسقاط الجنسية
The Bahraini authorities have denaturalized one hundred and fifteen citizens since 2011.
دول أوروبية تنضم للولايات المتحدة وتغلق سفاراتها في صنعاء
The United Kingdom, France, and the United States close their embassies in Sanaa.
صنعاء: السعودية أول العرب المغادرين
Saudi Arabia closes its embassy in Yemen.
المقابلة | صالح الصماد
Ali Jahiz interviews Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi leader in Sanaa.
«القاعدة في اليمن» يبايع «داعش»: سندكّ الروافض
Supporters of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula pays allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
الحوثي لدول الخليج: استقرارُنا مصلحتكم!
The Houthis tell the Gulf states that the stability of Yemen will enhance their regional interests.
الحوثي يحذّر خصومه من إثارة المشاكل.. ويطمئن السفارات
The Houthis warn their rivals against stirring trouble.
الحوار اليمني يستأنف اليوم:
اقتراح الإبقاء على البرلمان وتوسيع المجلس الرئاسي
A news report on the resumption of dialogue in Yemen.
"الخليجي" يدعو الأمم المتحدة لاستخدام القوة في اليمن
Gulf states call on the United Nations to use force in Yemen.
عقوبات خليجية على الحوثيين تصطدم بالفيتو الروسي
The Gulf states’ efforts to persuade the Security Council to impose sanctions on the Houthis face the Russian veto.
روسيا تُجهض تدخلاً دولياً تحت الفصل الــسابع
Ali Jahiz maintains that Russia has aborted international intervention in Yemen.
الأمم المتحدة: اليمن ينهار أمام أعيننا
The United Nations warns that Yemen is collapsing.
الإمارات تستأنف الغارات ضد «الدولة الإسلامية»
The United Arab Emirates resumes its airstrikes against the Islamic States in Iraq and Greater Syria.
البحرين ترسل قوات إلى الأردن
Bahrain sends troops to Jordan to help in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
الملك سلمان للسيسي: علاقات مصر والسعودية أكبر من أي محاولة للتعكير
King Salman speaks to the Egyptian president on the phone, and asserts the solid Saudi-Egyptian relations.
الرياض: تنفيذ حكم الإعدام في سعوديين اثنين
Saudi authorities behead two citizens, bringing the number of cases of beheading this year to thirty-one.
قمة دبي الحكومية: الإرهاب عائق خطير في الطريق نحو المستقبل
Mu’taz Maidani reports on Dubai’s “Governmental Summit,” which focused on technological advances.ara