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Regional and International Relations
Falcon Eye: The Israeli-installed mass civil surveillance system of Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates employs an Israeli company to protect oil installations and install a civil surveillance system in Abu Dhabi.
Iran suspends Saudi pilgrimage flights over `assaults` Iran suspends its flights to Saudi Arabia after the alleged sexual assaults of two Iranian boys.
Iraqi Premier Softens Tone About Saudis A day after criticizing Saudi Arabia’s aggression on Yemen, the Iraqi prime minister asserts that he wanted to maintain good ties with Riyadh.
Obama to Lobby UAE Crown Prince to Back Iran Deal Jay Solomon writes on the US president’s efforts to garner support from the United Arab Emirates for his Iran diplomacy.
Reports and Opinions
United Arab Emirates poised to bid for 2021 Rugby League World Cup The United Arab Emirates is planning a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Repression in Bahrain
Formula One: Bahrain GP goes ahead but human rights concerns remain Giles Richards writes on crackdown on protesters while Formula One is taking place in Bahrain.
Bahrain: Dissidents in Jaw Prison `subjected to mass torture` in nightmarish building No. 10 Gianluca Mezzofiore provides a detailed account of the horrific treatment of detainees in Jaw Prison.
Crisis in Yemen
Yemen’s President: The Houthis Must Be Stopped Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi publishes a letter on the situation in Yemen in The New York Times.
Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Silence Anti-War Voices on Yemen A news report on the efforts to silence anti-war voices in the Gulf states.
Hadi: A hollow president whose masters in Riyadh are killing us Hossain al-Bokheiti examines Yemeni attitudes towards the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
Under Bombardment in Yemen, Civilians Voice Terror and Despair Online Robert Mackey analyzes online comments on the Saudi operation in Yemen posted by Yemenis.
No clear winners or losers in Yemen as conflict rages Frank Gardner argues that there are no clear winners or losers after three weeks of Saudi aggression in Yemen.
Is There Any Hope Left for Yemen? Bushra al-Moqtari argues that Yemen is coming apart.
Yemen conflict: Houthi rebels condemn UN arms embargo The Houthis condemn the UN Security Council arms embargo imposed on them and their allies.
Yemen crisis: Al-Qaeda seizes southern airport Al-Qa‘ida in the Arabian Peninsula seize Mukalla in Hadramawt.
Two Resolutions, a Draft Constitution and Late Developments Sheila Carapico provides a critical analysis of Resolution 2216, which was approved by the United Nations Security Council last week.
A Grim New Phase in Yemen’s Migration History Marina de Regt writes on the displacement of Yemenis following the Saudi aggression.
Yemen crisis: Saudi Arabia pledges $274m to meet UN call for aid A news report on Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian aid to Yemen.
US generals: Saudi intervention in Yemen ‘a bad idea’ Top US generals question Washington’s support of Saudi-led aggression in Yemen, which they assert is doomed.
UN envoy to Yemen resigns after criticism of failed peacemaking Jamal Benomar resigns from his position as United Nations special envoy to Yemen.
Air Strikes, Political Intrigue, and Al Qaeda: The UN`s Envoy to Yemen Explains Why He Quit Benomar speaks about the reasons behind his resignation.
Yemen: ‘Now I`ve learned first-hand what it`s like to be a displaced person’ Bushra Aldukhainah reports on her experience of internal displacement.
Yemeni Army Tries to Safeguard Oil Fields as Qaeda Fighters Advance Saeed al-Batati and David Kirkpatrick report on the advances of al-Qa‘ida in Yemen.
Resolution still elusive in war-torn Yemen Megan O’Toole argues that the longer the conflict in Yemen continues, the more difficult it will be to strike a political compromise.
Oxfam Condemns Coalition Bombing of a Warehouse Containing Vital Humanitarian Aid Oxfam condemns a coalition strike on one of its facilities in Sa‘ada two days ago.
Explosion Rips Through Homes in Yemen’s Capital After Airstrike Dozens of Yemenis die after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition set off a huge explosion that flattened homes in Sanaa yesterday.
N.Y.U. Labor Guidelines Failed to Protect 10,000 Workers in Abu Dhabi, Report Says Stephanie Saul writes on the ill treatment of workers who are building the New York University campus in Abu Dhabi.
Yemen: Fighting Damages Hospital Human Rights Watch urges all parties to the conflict in Yemen to ensure that medical facilities and personnel do not come under attack.
Yemen: Factory Airstrike Killed 31 Civilians Human Rights Watch reports on the death toll of the airstrike on a dairy factory in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia: Prominent Activist Marks Year Behind Bars Human Rights Watch writes on Waleed Abu al-Khair, who completed one year of a fifteen-year prison sentence.
Five things you should know about Bahrain ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix Amnesty International deplores human rights violations in Bahrain on the eve of Formula One.
‘History will exalt those who fought for freedom’ – letter to a Saudi Arabian prison Amnesty International publishes a letter by Samar Badawi to her husband, Waleed Abu al-Khair.
Bahrain: Hopes of reform crushed amid chilling crackdown on dissent Amnesty International expresses concern over rampant abuses in Bahrain.
Saudi Arabia executes Indonesian woman with suspected mental illness Amnesty International condemns the execution of a mentally-ill Indonesian woman in Saudi Arabia.
Open Letter from Nabeel Rajab to President Obama Bahrain Center for Human Rights publishes a letter addressed by Nabeel Rajab to the US president.
Authorities Further Attack Human Rights Lawyer and Others Whose Citizenship has been Unlawfully Revoked Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on the arrest of Taimoor Karimi whose citizenship was revoked in 2012.
End Reprisals Against Leading Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Bahrain Center for Human Rights along with other organizations urge Bahraini authorities to release Nabeel Rajab.
كيف تدحرج موقف آل سعود نحو الحرب في اليمن؟
Ellie Chalhoub analyzes how al-Saud stumbled into a war in Yemen.
الرياض تستدرج جيش مصر... وطهران دبلوماسيتها
A news report on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to save itself from complete failure through pushing Egypt to send troops to Yemen.
قرار مجلس الأمن «الصوري»: ترضية دولية للسعودية
Ali Jahiz argues that the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on Yemen meant to please Saudi Arabia.
«أنصار الله»: من مشروع التحرر الوطني إلى المواجهة المباشرة
Yihya al-Shami reflects on the rise of the Houthis.
١١ مليوناً مهدّدون بالموت جوعاً في اليمن
Nizar Abboud writes on a report issued by the United Nations, which provides a dismaying portrayal of the situation in Yemen.
مبادرة إسلامية لحل يمني
Oman and Algeria are approaching Muslim countries to devise a solution to the crisis in Yemen.
اليمنيون يتبرعون بممتلكاتهم للمجهود الحربي
Yemenis are making donations to support “military efforts” in the face of the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
بهدوء | المغامرة السعودية... الرؤوس الحامية تصطدم بالجدار اليمني
Nahid Hattar maintains that the Saudi adventure in Yemen has hit the Yemeni wall.
إسرائيل: ساعدنا أصدقاء السعودية في اليمن ضد عبد الناصر
Yihya Dabbouq writes on Israel’s logistical and military role in the Yemeni civil war in 1962.
«نزوح إرهابي» إلى تعز: استدعاءٌ للمعارك
Anas al-Qadi reports on extremist groups’ infiltration of Taiz.
انتهت الحرب بالوكالة والحسم في اليمن
Samir al-Hassan examines the position of the different players involved in the conflict in Yemen.
حرب اليمن: الواقع العسكري
Amer Mohsen analyzes military developments of the Saudi aggression in Yemen.
نصر الله يعلن فشل العدوان على اليمن: هادي لن يعود... وعلى العالم الإسلامي المبادرة
Hassan Nasrallah announces that the Saudi aggression on Yemen has failed.
وساطة جزائرية تجنباً لـ«حرب إقليمية»
Algeria is mediating between Tehran and Riyadh to prevent a regional war.
«أنصار الله»: هادي تحالف مع «القاعدة» و«داعش»
The Houthis accuse Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi of allying himself with al-Qa’ida and the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
صعدة: حكاية قتل بالجملة
A news report on the devastating impact of the Saudi bombardment of Sa’ada.
تعز: معركة خبز ومعيشة... واشتباكات وقصف
A news report on the Saudi aggression on Taiz and the destruction of the presidential palace there.
نص بيان المجلس السياسي لـ«أنصار الله»
The Houthis issue a political statement on the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
توثيق جرائم العدوان: تدمير البنى التحتية و«إبادات جماعية»
Ibrahim al-Siraji writes on the destruction of infrastructure and mass killings due to the Saudi operation in Yemen.
البحاح «يرحّب» بالحوثيين بلا سلاح... وبلا بن عمر
The crisis in Yemen enters a new phase with the resignation of the United Nations special envoy to Yemen.
واشنطن عالقة بين حليفين أساسيين
A news report on how the United States is caught up between two essential allies, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
طهران تواصل مساعي الحوار.. والرياض تدعم اليمنيين "إنسانياً"
Tehran continues its effort to find a solution to the crisis in Yemen while Saudi Arabia pledges to provide humanitarian aid to the Yemenis.
لا عصف ولا حزمٌ
Habib Fayyad analyzes the failure of the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
"مجتهد": اتصالات سعودية - حوثية للحل
Mujtahid reveals that there has been Saudi-Houthi communication efforts to find a solution to the conflict in Yemen.
اليمن: "القاعدة" يسيطر بالكامل على كبرى مدن حضرموت
Al-Qa’ida controls the biggest city in Hadramawt.
"داعش" للحوثيين: بالذبح جئناكم!
The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria threatens to slaughter the Houthis in Yemen.
المناورات المصرية ـ السعودية: تمهيد لمغامرة برّية في اليمن؟
Are Saudi-Egyptian military exercises laying the foundation for a ground operation in Yemen?
أكثر من 1200 غارة سعودية = 2571 شهيداً يمنياً
Saudi Arabia has carried out more than twelve hundred raids in Yemen, which left more than 2,500 Yemenis dead.
استشهاد 44 يمنياً في غارات جديدة للعدوان السعودي
Forty-four Yemenis die in the latest raid on Yemen.
لهذا على السعودية أن تقلق
Wafiq Qanso analyzes regional politics and Saudi Arabia’s concern over its regional position.
الحرب توقف إنتاج وتصدير الغاز من جنوب اليمن
The war on Yemen has prevented the production of gas and oil from south Yemen.
السفير السعودي على حقّ: فلتقف «الأخبار» عند حدّها
Asad AbuKhalil writes on the Saudi attack in al-Akhbar Newspaper.
السجن 5 سنوات لكويتيَّين «مسّا الذات الأميرية»!
A Kuwaiti court sentences five citizens for five years in prison on charges of insulting the emir.
السعودية تحرق 700 مليار دولار قبل 2020
Hassan Chaqrani examines Saudi Arabia’s budget deficit.
التدخل العسكري التركي - السعودي في سوريا:
معادلات القوة القائمة تفوق اندفاعة "عاصفة الحزم"
Wassim Ibrahim analyzes the Turkish-Saudi military intervention in Syria.
الكويت تضع ضوابط جديدة لمنح إقامة عمل للمصريين
Kuwait implements new rules for granting work permits to Egyptians.