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Regional and International Relations
US to GCC: We still have your back Geoffrey Aronson examines US-Gulf relations.
Mr. 2%: Tony Blair’s Secret Oil Contract with Saudis Revealed The LipTV reports on Tony Blair’s secret contract with a Saudi oil company.
Saudi Arabia boosts crude oil production to highest level on record A news report on Saudi Arabia’s decision to flood the market with oil.
Reports and Opinions
Fierce gunfight as Saudi forces raid homes in Shia town of Qatif – video A video of gun fighting in al-Awamiya in Saudi Arabia.
UAE strives to engage the young, gifted but bored A news report on young people in the United Arab Emirates.
Saudi women`s small steps on path to progress A news report on the strides that women in Saudi Arabia made during the last ten years.
Crisis in Yemen
Yemen air strikes: a guide to the countries backing Saudi Arabia A news report on the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen.
Yemenis `flee explosions from air strike on Sana’a` – video A video of Yemenis fleeing airstrikes.
Yemen conflict: `This war has killed everything that was beautiful` Kareem Shaheen writes on Yemeni views of the Saudi operation in Yemen.
Al Qaeda Is Capitalizing on Yemen’s Disorder, U.S. Warns Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt report on al-Qa‘ida’s advances in Yemen.
The Pentagon plan to ‘divide and rule’ the Muslim world Nafeez Ahmed argues that “Yemen is the latest casualty of a neoconservative strategy commissioned by the US Army to ‘capitalize on Sunni-Shia conflict’ in the Middle East—the goal is nothing short of ‘Western dominance.’”
Yemen eyewitness: Saudi-led coalition`s bombardment of Houthi rebels is hitting civilians too Hisham Omeisy reports on the human toll of the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
Yemen: Evacuees arrive in Djibouti The first wave of Yemeni evacuees arrives in Djibouti.
Yemen conflict: Red Cross aid flight held back by violence An aid flight with medical supplies for Yemen has been held back.
Yemen conflict: Aden a `ghost city` as death toll rises A news report on the situation in Aden.
The War in Yemen is Political, Ecological: Forget Sunnis and Shiites Solaiman Fazel argues that the conflict in Yemen is political, not religious.
Forget what you’re hearing. The civil war in Yemen is not a sectarian conflict Ishaan Tharoor asserts that the conflict in Yemen is not sectarian.
Yemen crisis: Civilians suffer amid battle for Aden A news report on the impact of the military operation in Yemen on civilians.
UN: 100,000 new displaced in Yemen since strikes began UNICEF says that the majority of those who fled their homes since the war started are women and children.
Saudis Ask Pakistan to Join the Fight in Yemen Saudi Arabia asks Pakistan to join the military operation in Yemen.
John Kerry warns Iran over support for Houthis in Yemen The US secretary of state says that he is aware that supplies are arriving in Yemen from Iran.
Yemen crisis: Iran`s Khamenei condemns Saudi `genocide` The Iranian supreme leader condemns the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
Pakistan`s parliament votes against entering Yemen conflict Pakistan refuses to join the Saudi-led coalition.
Somalia lends support to Saudi-led fight against Houthis in Yemen Somalia decides to join the Saudi-led coalition.
Analysis: Boots on the ground in Yemen? Think again Gamal Qasim argues that the Saudi-led coalition should carefully consider the implications of a ground invasion of Yemen.
Yemen: `Corpses are lying in the streets` Charlene Anne describes the humanitarian crisis in Yemen due to the Saudi military operation.
Americans stuck in Yemen file suit against State, Defense departments Michael Pizzi reports on US citizens trapped in Yemen who accuse the government of failing to bring them home.
Yemen conflict leaves nearby countries increasingly stretched as thousands flee Mark Anderson maintains that the prolonged conflict in Yemen will leave refugee camps in Djibouti, Somaliland, and Puntland unable to cope.
Yemen crisis: Rebels push into central Aden A news report on the Houthi advance on Aden.
As Professor Is Denied Entry, NYU Abu Dhabi Faces New Pressure to Evolve Emirati authorities deny entry to Andrew Ross after writing articles critical of labor conditions.
Saudi rap video highlighting migrant abuse goes viral A Saudi rap video highlighting the ill-treatment of migrant workers becomes an internet sensation.
Letter to US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on Armed Conflict in Yemen Human Rights Watch expresses concern over the US government’s support of the Saudi-led operation in Yemen.
Letter to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Sa‘ud on Armed Conflict in Yemen Human Rights Watch reminds the king of Saudi Arabia of international legal obligations with regard to the military operation in Yemen.
Oman: Internal Security Service continues to target freedom of expression online; Saed Jadad released The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports on the release of Saed Jadad.
To mark the 4th anniversary of Abdulhadi`s Arrest: Al-Khawaja and Seif: Two Families Stand Firmly for Freedom and Social Justice / Part 1 The Gulf Center for Human Rights writes on al-Khawaja family on the fourth anniversary of the arrest of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.
Authorities Further Attack Human Rights Lawyer and Others Whose Citizenship has been Unlawfully Revoked The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on the detention of Taimoor Karimi.
Bahrain: Silencing Dissent Amnesty International publicizes an event addressing the increasing repression of dissenting voices in Bahrain.
FIDH/OMCT/ECDHR/BCHR/BIRD/ADHRB joint letter to the EU on the arrest on Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain The Bahrain Center for Human Rights along with other organizations address a letter to the European Union on the arrest of Nabeel Rajab.
لنقف جميعاً مع الشعب العربي اليمني ضد العدوان السعودي ـ الصهيوني ـ الأميركي
A statement issued by Arab intellectuals and academics in support of the Yemeni people.
خامنئي: السعودية سيمرغ أنفها في التراب
Iran’s supreme leader asserts that Saudi Arabia will be defeated in Yemen.
الجيش اليمني: لن نغفر لكل من ساهم في العدوان
The spokesperson for the Yemeni army says that the military forces are capable of defending the country.
من موسكو إلى الخليج: خيبة أمل وحوار
Laur al-Khourie examines Moscow’s position on the crisis in Yemen.
وساطات إقليمية تسعى لإنقاذ السعودية من نفــسها!
A news report on regional efforts to find a solution to the Yemeni crisis.
قصف هستيري يُمطر الأحياء السكنية بالقنابل
Ali Jahiz reports on the heavy bombardment of residential neighborhoods in Sanaa.
«الإصلاح»: أداة سعودية بعباءة «إخوانية»
Ibrahim al-Saraji reflects on al-Islah Party’s support of the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
مبادرة «الاشتراكي»: محاولة «لمّ شمل» حزبية
Jamal Jubran writes on the Yemeni Socialist Party’s initiatives to find a solution to the Saudi aggression.
واشنطن والرياض معاً مع «القاعدة في اليمن»
A news report on the advances made by al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen during the two weeks.
مقتل ضابط خلال تدريبات سعودية ــ باكستانية
An officer dies during Saudi-Paskistani military exercises.
«أنصار الله» يحرّرون عدن
The Houthis control Aden.
العدوان السعودي يستهدف الجسور والمدارس
Ali Jahiz maintains that the Saudi aggression against Yemen targets mainly bridges and schools.
«عاصفة الحزم»: الحرب المبيتة منذ شهور
Mohammed Salih al-Fatih argues that the United States and Saudi Arabia have discussed military options in Yemen months ago.
ضحايا لا يراهم أحد
Jamal Jubran reports on the victims of the Saudi aggression in Yemen.
مقدمات عدوان برّي تزاحمه جهود دبلوماسية روسية وإيرانية
A news report on a possible ground operation in Yemen.
مؤشرات مصرية نحو المشاركة بقوات على الأرض
Ahmed Jamal al-Din reports on Egypt’s decision to send ground troops to Yemen.
«أنصار الله» لا تقفل باب الحوار... بشروط
The Houthis announce that they are open to dialogue but with conditions.
السعودية تنقل مقاتلين أجانب إلى اليمن
Saudi Arabia transfers foreign soldiers to Yemen.
إسلام آباد تخذل الرياض وأنقرة «متطابقة» مع طهران
Pakistan refuses to join the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
المقابلة | يوسف الفيشي
Yihya al-Shami interviews Youssif al-Fishi, a leader in the Houthi movement, on the current situation in Yemen.
العدوان السعودي ــ الإسرائيلي الثاني عــلى اليمن 
Asad AbuKhalil argues that the war in Yemen is the first Saudi-Israeli aggression on the country.
دعوات متزايدة إلى حل سياسي في اليمن
A news reports on voices calling for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.
السعودية تنشر مروحيات قتالية على الحدود اليمنية
Saudi Arabia is dispatching military helicopters on its borders with Yemen.
إردوغان يتصل بملك السعودية وأمير قطر
The Turkish president calls the Saudi king and Qatari emir to discuss “regional issues.”
25 قتيلاً في معارك جديدة في جنوب اليمن
At least twenty-five people die during clashes between the Houthis and supporters of the ousted president.
واشنطن تعزّز دعمها الاستخباراتي للرياض
US officials reveal that the United States intends to enhance its exchange of intelligence information with Saudi Arabia.
اليمن مقتل سبعة أشخاص في انفجار سيارة
Seven people die in a car explosion in a building used by the Houthis in Shabwa.
"التحالف" يمنع سفينة محملة بالقمح من دخول ميناء يمني
The Saudi-led coalition prevents a ship carrying wheat from entering a Yemeni port.
إيران تعرض خطة لحل الأزمة
Iran presents a solution to the crisis in Yemen.
سفن حربية ايرانية إلى خليج عدن
Iran sends warships to the port of Aden.
"عاصفة الحزم" تدخل أسبوعها الثالث
Operation Decisive Storm enters its third week.
السعودية: مقتل عنصري شرطة في هجوم
Two policemen die during an attack on a police car in Riyadh.
نظام آل سعود يعمد إلى إشعال المواجهات مع أهالي العوامية
The Saudi ruling family is instigating confrontations with the residents of al-Awamiya.
النيابة البحرينية تمدد حبس الناشط نبيل رجب
The Bahraini prosecution decides to extend Nabeel Rajab’s detention.
واشنطن تطالب البحرين بإطلاق سراح نبيل رجب
Washington asks Bahrain to release Nabeel Rajab.
مفتي السعودية يدعو إالى التجنيد الإجباري للشباب في المملكة
The Saudi grand mufti calls for military conscription in the kingdom.
النظام السعودي لن يقر التجنيد الإجباري خوفا من انقلاب الجيش
Madawi al-Rasheed argues that military conscription will not pass in Saudi Arabia for fear of a coup.