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Regional and International Relations
Sandhurst and the Sheikhs A video report on the popularity of the British Royal Military Academy Sandhurst with Gulf monarchs and emirs.
Saudis recall Sweden ambassador amid diplomatic row Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Sweden after the latter ended a weapons deal between the countries.
At last, a Western country stands up to Saudi Arabia on human rights Ishaan Tharoor reports on the Saudi-Swedish rift after the Saudis blocked the Swedish foreign minister from speaking about democracy and women’s rights at a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo.
Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden as diplomatic row deepens David Crouch analyzes the deepening row between Saudi Arabia and Sweden.
Sweden’s stopped selling arms to Saudi Arabia. Why can’t the UK follow suit? David Wearing calls upon the United Kingdom to stop supplying the Saudi regime with weapons.
Iran`s advances create alarm in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Ian Black examines the Gulf states’ fear of regional power shift in case the United States eases the sanctions on Iran.
US embassy in Saudi Arabia halts services over `heightened security fears` The US embassy in Riyadh suspends its services over security concerns.
Egypt the Future: A Saudi idea sponsored by the UAE A news report on the role of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in pushing for the Egypt Economic Development Conference, which is held this week in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Qatar says to begin rebuilding 1,000 homes in Gaza A news report on Qatar’s intention to rebuilt one thousand homes in Gaza.
Houthi leader accuses Gulf states of backing al Qaeda in Yemen The leader of the Houthis accuses the Gulf states of providing weapons and funds to Islamist militants.
Reports and Opinions
King Salman pledges to maintain stability, create jobs King Salman vows to fight corruption, diversify the economy, and confront anyone who threatens the stability of the kingdom.
Crisis in Yemen
Analysis: Can Aden replace Sanaa in Yemen? Gamal Gasim writes on the implication of the defense minister’s flight to Aden.
Yemen militia leader says holding indirect talks with Saudi Arabia The Houthis confirm the existence of indirect contacts between the group and Saudi Arabia.
Yemen`s Houthis hold exercises near Saudi border Mohammed Ghobari and Mohammed Mukhashaf report on the Houthis’ military exercises on the borders with Saudi Arabia.
Houthis open fire on protesters in southern Yemen, one dead The Houthis open fire on hundreds of people protesting their presence in al-Bayda.
Al Qaeda attacks Yemen army base, four dead: residents Two militants and two soldiers die in an al-Qa‘ida attack on an army base in southern Yemen.
Foreign construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai over pay Several hundred South Asian migrant workers hold a demonstration in the heart of Dubai.
PHOTOS: Workers protest at construction site in Downtown Dubai A photo essay of the migrant workers’ protests.
Rare protest by South Asian labourers about unpaid wages prompts Dubai to mobilise riot police The Emirati authorities deploy riot police to contain the striking workers.
Dispatches: Sweden Challenges Saudi Rights Abuses Adam Coogle, from Human Rights Watch, argues that Sweden has set an example by standing up to Saudi Arabia.
UAE: New Cases of Disappearances Human Rights Watch calls upon the Emirati authorities to reveal the fate of missing dissidents.
Saudi Arabia: Human rights defender Mohammed Al-Bajadi sentenced to 10 years in prison The Gulf Center for Human Rights condemns a Saudi court’s decision to sentence Mohammed al-Bajadi to jail.
UAE: GCHR report documents failure to investigate abuse and torture in Emirati prisons The Gulf Center of Human Rights expresses concern over reports of torture and abuse in Emirati prisons.
Systematic Repression: Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq The Gulf Center for Human Rights holds a meeting entitled "Systematic Repression: Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Iraq."
NGOs condemn the violent attack on Prisoners at Bahrain Central Prison Jaw The Bahrain Center for Human Rights, along with another two organizations, deplores the recurring violent attacks on prisoners at Jaw Prison.
World Day Against Cyber Censorship: March 12 The Bahrain Center for Human Rights express concern over the deterioration of internet freedom in Bahrain.
هادي يعيد اليمن إلى الوصاية السعودية
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi drags Yemen back to Saudi Arabia’s tutelage.
أنصار الله: مخطط خليجي لتعقيد الأزمة
The Houthis accuse the Gulf states of complicating the crisis in Yemen.
عن عدن العاصمة والحراك الجنوبي
Abdullah Zughaib writes on Aden as the capital of Yemen.
اليمن: السفير الروسي يدعم هادي.. ووزير الدفاع يغادر صنعاء
The Russian president expresses his support for Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
أنصار الله تستعد لإجراء مناورات عسكرية على الحدود السعودية لأول مرة
The Houthis are preparing for military exercises on the border with Saudi Arabia.
مناورة لـ«أنصار الله» على الحدود السعودية: لا تجرّبونا
Ali Jahiz reports on the Houthis’ military exercises on the border with Saudi Arabia.
اليمن | هادي يلتقي الصبيحي في عدن بحضور السفير الأميركي
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi meets with the minister of defense who fled to Aden last week.
الحوثي: قوى إقليمية ودولية تنشر «داعش» في الجنوب
The Houthis accuse regional and international powers of spreading the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria in Yemen.
اليمن | الخليج يتلاعب بالجنوب اليمني
Ali Jahiz writes on the the Gulf states’ role in southern Yemen.
اليمن: «الحراك الجنوبي» يدعم «شرعية» هادي
Different factions in Yemen’s southern movement express their support of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
إيران: هادي يسعى إلى تفكيك اليمن
Iran accuses Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi of attempting to divide Yemen.
بن عمر يلوّح بتدخل دولي تحت الفصل السابع
The United Nations special envoy to Yemen warns that international intervention is a possibility.
اليمن: اتفاق على تشكيل مجلس رئاسي؟
Different factions agree to form a presidential council, which will seize power in Yemen.
الحوثي: اتصالات "غير مباشرة" بين "أنصار الله" والرياض
The Houthis confirm the existence of indirect contacts between the group and Saudi Arabia.
اليمن: تأسيس أكبر "تكتل وطني" لمناهضة الحوثيين
A number of Yemeni parties, organizations, and personalities form a front against the Houthis.
دعم إيراني لليمن في مجالي النفط والكهرباء
Iran announces that it is ready to provide Yemen with oil for a whole year and to build a power plant.
السعودية | أولويات سلمان: التنمية والتطرف والتضامن العربي
A news report on King Salman’s priorities, which include Arab solidarity and fighting extremism.
الرياض وأنقرة: حسابات الاصطفاف الجديد
Mustafa al-Labad examines the Saudi-Turkish alliance, which aims to curb Iran’s regional influence.
السويد تلغي صفقة تسلح والسعودية تستدعي السفير
Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador from Sweden after the latter ended a weapons deal between the countries.
محمد بن زايد يحتفل بذكرى ميلاده في القاهرة
The crown prince of Abu Dhabi celebrates his birthday in Cairo.
تميم يلتقي أردوغان فجأة ... ومحمد بن سلمان إلى أنقرة
Hassani Mahali reports on the Qatari emir’s sudden visit to Turkey.
افتتاح «شرم الشيخ» بـ12 ملياراً خليجية
The Gulf states donate twelve billion dollars to Egypt at the beginning of the Economic Development Conference, which is held this week in Sharm el-Sheikh.
مشعل يتوسط بين الرياض و«إخوان» اليمن
The leader of Hamas mediates between Riyadh and Yemen’s Muslim Brotherhood.
إغلاق السفارة الأميركية لدى السعودية
The US embassy in Riyadh suspends its services over security concerns.
البحرين: اعتقال ثلاثة أطلقوا النار على الشرطة
The Bahraini ministry of interior announces that it arrested three people suspected of opening fire on the police in Manama.