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Regional and International Relations
Saudi Prince: Iran ‘expanding occupation of Iraq’ Prince Turki al-Faisal states that Iran’s expanding occupation of Iraq is “unacceptable.”
Lebanese families given 48 hours to leave the UAE The Emirati authorities deport hundreds of Lebanese without providing any official reason.
Yemen crisis: US troops withdraw from air base The United States evacuates its remaining military personnel from Yemen over the deterioration of the security situation.
Saudi Arabia to stop visas for Swedish citizens amid human rights row Saudi Arabia stops issuing visas to Swedish businessmen.
United Arab Emirates recalls envoy to Sweden The United Arab Emirates recalls its ambassador to Sweden.
OPEC won`t bear burden of propping up oil price: Saudi minister The Saudi oil minister asserts that OPEC will not take sole responsibility for propping up the oil price.
U.N. Security Council to meet on Yemen on Sunday The United Nations Security Council will meet to discuss the situation in Yemen.
Kuwait detains political activist over tweets against Saudi Arabia The Kuwaiti authorities arrest a figure in the opposition after a complaint from Saudi Arabia.
Gulf Arabs respond with alarm to Kerry comment on Assad talks A remark by John Kerry that President Bashar al-Asad should be included in negotiations on the Syrian crisis triggers alarm among the Gulf states.
Reports and Opinions
‘Fake’ video tape ends Kuwait coup investigation The Kuwaiti public prosecutor drops the investigation into an alleged coup plot in 2013.
Saudi Arabia’s new desert megacity Sylvia Smith reports on the building of four new cities in Saudi Arabia.
Repression in Bahrain
Bahrain seizes bomb-making equipment aboard bus from Iraq: agency The Bahraini security forces seize bomb-making equipment being smuggled from Iraq.
Crisis in Yemen
Top Yemeni Journalist Abdul Kareem Al-Khaiwani Shot Dead A news report on the assassination of al-Khaiwani.
Yemen crisis: Air raid on president’s palace in Aden Warplanes target the palace used by Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in Aden.
Soldiers loyal to Yemen`s former president storm Aden airport Soldiers loyal to the former Yemeni president clash with forces supporting Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in Aden.
Yemen crisis: More than 100 die in attacks on Sanaa mosques Suicide bombers attack two mosques in Sanaa, killing more than a hundred people.
Yemen crisis: Islamic State claims Sanaa mosque attacks The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claims responsibility for the attacks on the mosques in Sanaa.
Yemeni city Taiz ‘seized by Shia rebels’ Houthi rebels seize Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen.
Yemen could become ‘protracted conflict’ envoy warns The United Nations special envoy warns that the conflict in Yemen could become “protracted in the vein of an Iraq, Syria, Libya combined scenario.”
Yemen president appeals for UN intervention as US troops leave Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi urges the United Nations to intervene in Yemen.
Yemeni implosion pushes southern Sunnis into arms of al-Qaida and Isis Ghaith Abdul-Ahad analyzes the political alliances in Yemen.
Yemeni president demands Houthis quit Sanaa; U.S. evacuates remaining forces Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi asks the Houthis to leave Sanaa.
Factbox: Some main factions in Yemen`s crisis A news report on the main political players in Yemen.
Yemeni tribesmen free French woman kidnapped last month: tribal sources Tribesmen free a French woman and a Yemeni woman kidnapped last month.
Yemen`s Houthis replace air force chief in power struggle: military sources The Houthis remove their air force chief for refusing to provide them with air support.
Yemen: Authorities must bring planners of mosque suicide attacks to justice Amnesty International says that the planners of the attacks on the mosques in Sanaa should be brought to justice.
Yemen: Investigate ‘despicable’ killing of prominent journalist Amnesty International urges the Yemeni authorities to investigate the murder of al-Khaiwani.
Bahrain: Human rights groups express grave concern as imprisoned Bahraini activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja goes public with hunger strike The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports that Abdullah al-Khawaja went on hunger strike again.
Oman: Authorities continue to target human rights defenders The Gulf Center for Human Right deplores the Omani authorities’ ongoing targeting of human rights activists.
UN Special Procedures Express Concern over Erasure of the Pearl Roundabout The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on the communications published by the United Nations Special Procedures regarding the Pearl Roundabout.
هادي إلى القمة العربية
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi receives an official invitation from the Egyptian president to attend the Arab summit, which will be held in Cairo at the end of the month.
اليمن | بحاح طليقاً بوساطة بن عمر.. وهادي يشكّل جيشاً رديفاً
Khalid Bahah, the Yemeni prime minister who resigned in January, leaves Sanaa after his release.
اليمن | هادي يكرس الانقسام... بالدم
Supporters of Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi attack a special forces camp in Aden.
اليمن | اغتيال عبد الكريم الخيواني... مجهض التوريث في عهد صالح
Ali Jahiz reports on the assassination of Abdul Karim al-Khaiwani.
اليمن: عبء البنية والجغرافيا
Mohammed Said Rassas analyzes the factors behind the rise of the Houthi movement in Yemen.
قصر الرئيس يتعرض لغارة جوية وهادي في مكان آمن
A news report on an airstrike on the presidential palace in Aden.
هادي بين قصر صنعاء وكرسي عدن
Abdullah Zughaib examines Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi’s political power in Aden.
الحوثيون يعلنون "التعبئة العامة".. وهادي يواجه النفوذ الإيراني
A news report on the recent political developments in Yemen.
اليمن | «داعش» يسيل الدماء في مساجد صنعاء... و«أنصار الله» يدخلون تعز
The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria claims responsibility for five suicide bombings in two mosques in Sanaa.
هادي يطالب مجلس الأمن بوقف «عدوان الحوثيين» بقرار تحت الفصل السابع
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi asks the Security Council to intervene to stop “the Houthis’ aggression.”
أنصار الله إلى عدن | الحوثي: العدو «القاعدة» و«داعش» وداعموهما
Houthi leaders order their loyalists to head to Aden.
هل تنجح السعودية في الانضمام إلى النادي النووي؟
A news report on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to get nuclear weapons.
السعودية تنهي مناورات قرب العراق
Saudi Arabia ends military exercises near the borders with Iraq.
القاهرة والرياض... قواعد جديدة للعبة
Ahmed Abu al-Qasim examines the Saudi-Egyptian relations at the present.
سلمان يدعو العبادي إلى زيارة الرياض
King Salman invites the Iraqi prime minister to visit Riyadh.
السعودية تنقل المواجهة مع السويد إلى الاقتصاد
Saudi Arabia stops issuing visas to Swedish businessmen.
الكويت: اعتقال معارض بعد شكوى سعودية
The Kuwaiti authorities arrest a figure in the opposition after a complaint from Saudi Arabia.
السعودية: إعدام سوري بتهمة تهريب المخدرات
Saudi authorities execute a Syrian national on charges of smuggling drugs.
أسلحة دول الخليج الثقيلة لمحاربة داعش
A news report on the Gulf states’ military expenditure.
في سجن «جو» البحريني: قلق على مصير المحبوسين
A news report on the fate of Bahraini prisoners.
المنامة: انفجار قنبلة يتسبب بإصابة ضابطي شرطة
A policeman is injured in an explosion in a village in Bahrain.