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Regional and International Relations
King Salman of Saudi Arabia pulls out of US talks on Iran Ian Black and Dan Roberts argue that the US president hoped to use the summit at Camp David to alleviate the Gulf leaders’ fear of the nuclear deal with Iran.
US summit aims to calm Arab fears over Iran A news report on the Gulf-US summit, which was held at Camp David last week.
Saudi Arabia as the Incredible Hulk: King Salman snubs Obama’s Gulf Summit Juan Cole analyzes King Salman’s foreign policy, in particular his relationship with the United State.
What Gulf countries expect from Obama Jamal Abdullah reports on the Gulf leaders’ agenda during the summit at Camp David.
Saudi Royal Snub: Obama`s Incomplete Mission As‘ad AbuKhalil argues that the Saudi royal snub, represented by King Salman’s absence at Camp David, “is new and it reflects deep antipathy.”
Missile shield for Gulf to take years, and heavy US commitment The United States is going to provide a missile shield to the Gulf states to protect them against Iranian attacks.
US vows to defend Gulf Arab nations Al Jazeera English’s “Inside Story” focuses on the US pledge to protect the Gulf states.
The war in Yemen: From Aden to Camp David An Economist article on Saudi-US relations in light of the ongoing Saudi aggression in Yemen.
Barack Obama wins support from Gulf leaders for nuclear deal with Iran Dan Roberts report on the Gulf leaders’ attitudes toward the nuclear deal with Iran at the end of the summit at Camp David.
Obama: No Mideast NATO, but US committed to Security of Arab Gulf States Juan Cole maintains that the Gulf leaders came away disappointed from the summit at Camp David.
American Sharif Mobley in call from Yemeni jail: `They`re trying to kill me` Spencer Ackerman reports on the US citizen who made a phone call from his prison cell screaming for his life.
Video: Jeremy Scahill & Noam Chomsky on Secret U.S. Dirty Wars From Yemen to Pakistan to Laos Amy Goodman interviews Scahill and Chomsky on the US role in Yemen.
Syria: What if Turkey and Saudi Arabia install al-Qaeda in Damascus? Juan Cole argues that the recent breakthrough of an extremist coalition in Syria can be attributed to support these groups received from Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
Reports and Reports
Saudis ‘to get nuclear weapons’ Toby Harnden and Christina Lamb write on Saudi Arabia’s efforts to acquire atomic weapons from Pakistan.
Crisis in Yemen
Yemen humanitarian pause comes into effect A five-day humanitarian ceasefire took effect in Yemen.
Aid delivery resumes amid Yemen truce Aid agencies began delivering aid to Yemenis as the five-day ceasefire took hold.
The Saudi Arabia-Yemen War of 2015 Alan Taylor provides a photo essay of the Saudi military operation in Yemen.
What Are the Real Saudi Motives in Yemen? Joe Lauria argues that Saudi Arabia prefers to see chaos to living with a democracy in neighboring Yemen.
Houthis accused of violating Yemen`s ceasefire Saudi Arabia accuses the Houthis of violating the ceasefire at least twelve times.
Yemeni rebels boycott Saudi-brokered talks The Houthis refuse to attend talks in Riyadh, citing the kingdom’s role in the airstrikes against Yemen.
Yemenis in Taiz struggle to meet basic needs Nasser al-Sakkaf reports on the humanitarian situation in Taiz.
Yemen Army Welcomes U.N. Envoy Appeal for Truce Extension: SABA The Yemeni army welcomes a request by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed to extend the humanitarian truce.
Horn of Africa Receives Over 14,000 People Fleeing Yemen A news report on the number of Yemenis fleeing to the Horn of Africa.
Q&A: `Yemen has gone 100 years back in time` Al Jazeera interviews Al Jazeera English interviews Nadia al-Saqqaf, the information minister in the Riyadh-based Yemen government, on the humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Officials: Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrikes Resume in Yemen Saudi Arabia resumes its airstrikes against Yemen.
Qatar: how have conditions for migrant workers changed in nine key areas? Owen Gibson writes on a new report commissioned by the Qatari government on the condition of migrant workers.
Have Qatar`s work conditions improved? Migrant labourers tell their stories Despite some reforms, many migrant workers still complain about low wages and long hours.
Yemen: Pro-Houthi Forces Launch Rockets on Saudi City Human Rights Watch condemns the indiscriminate shelling of Najran by pro-Houthi forces.
Dispatches: Qatar Quashing Reporting on World Cup Minky Worden, from Human Rights Watch, reports on the arrest of the sports journalist, Florian Bauer, in Qatar.
Yemen: Houthis Send Children Into Battle Human Rights Watch asserts that the Houthis’ recruitment of children is in violation of international law.
UAE: Three sisters released after three months in secret detention for tweeting Amnesty International welcomes the release of Asma Khalifa al-Suwaidi, Mariam Khalifa al-Suwaidi, and Alyaziyah Khalifa al-Suwaidi.
Open letter to President Obama to help free jailed human rights defenders in the Gulf on the eve of Camp David summit Khalid Ibrahim and Maryam al-Khawaja, from the Gulf Center for Human Rights, address a letter to the US president urging him to raise human rights issues during the summit at Camp David.
Bahrain: Court of appeal upholds Nabeel Rajab’s 6-month prison sentence The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the ongoing harassment of Nabeel Rajab.
May Champions for Justice: The Bahrain 13 The Bahrain Center for Human Rights reports on thirteen human rights activists who have been arrested for their role in the uprising in February 2011.
اتصالات كيري وظريف مستمرة... ولا مبادرات جديّة للحل
Ibrahim al-Amin reports on intensive communications between the US and Iranian foreign ministers regarding the crisis in Yemen.
السعودية فشلت... والسحب الحوثية توالي اندفاعها صعوداً!
Sadiq al-Nabulsi argues that Saudi Arabia has failed in Yemen while the Houthis continue their political ascendance.
الحرب السعودية ضد اليمن... نتائج أولية وآفاق
Hassan Hardan analyzes the consequences and prospects of the Saudi war on Yemen.
اليمن: معضلات الحرب
Warid Kasouha examines the internal divisions among Yemenis regarding the Saudi military operation.
السبب الحقيقي للحرب
Amer Mohsen maintains that the real reason behind Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen is the kingdom’s reluctance to see any strong political system in Yemen.
سفينة المساعدات الإيرانية في خليج عدن
An aid ship from Iran arrives in the port of Aden.
التحالف يُحذّر من "خرق" الهدنة في اليمن
The Saudi-led coalition warns the Houthis over their repeated violations of the ceasefire.
اليمن: الهدنة قائمة.. ولا توقف الغارات!
A news report on the ongoing Saudi airstrikes against Yemen despite the ceasefire.
"قاعدة" اليمن يشكّل شرطة في حضرموت... ويحظر القات
Al-Qa’ida in Yemen forms police forces and bans qat in Hadramawt.
اليمن: نار المعارك تشتعل في الجنوبA news report on clashes between the Houthis and supporters of the ousted Yemeni president in the south.
خامنئي: أمن الخليج لصالح الجميع
The Iranian supreme leader asserts that a stable Gulf is good for everyone.
سلمان يستنزل مقرن
Wissam al-Laham analyzes Saudi religious teaching on the question of deposing a crown prince.
«كامب ديفيد»... يردم الهوّة أو يعمّقها؟
Nadine Shalaq examines the summit between the US president and Gulf leaders at Camp David.
أوباما يحتوي غضب الخليج
The US president attempts to contain the anger of Gulf leaders over the nuclear deal with Iran.
«كامب ديفيد» أوباما: الأمن الإقليمي بمن حضر
A news report on the beginning of the Camp David summit, which aims to redefine regional security and the US role in the Gulf.
المحنة السعودية: مقاربة بديلة
Saadallah Mazra’ati maintains that King Salman’s absence from Camp David reflects the kingdom’s discontent over US regional politics.
السعودية | متعب بن عبد الله... إلى التقاعد؟
Duaa Suwaidan analyzes the political position of Mut’ab ibn Abdullah, the son of late King Abdullah, under the reign of King Salman.
الرياض تؤجل إعدام الشيخ نمر النمر... ولا تلغيه
Saudi authorities decide to postpone the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
الكويت إلى التحكيم الدولي لفضّ نزاعها مع السعودية
Kuwait resorts to international arbitration in its disagreement with Saudi Arabia over two oil fields.
"مجتهد": تميم تابع لإبن نايف
Mujtahid claims that the Qatari emir has become a follower of the Saudi crown prince.
"مجتهد": عاجلاً أم آجلاً..سيطرق التغيير باب السعودية
Mujtahid tweets that change will come to Saudi Arabia sooner or later.
البحرين: محكمة الاستئناف تؤيد الحكم على نبيل رجب
Bahrain’s Appeals Court upholds Nabeel Rajab’s six-month jail sentence.
جعبة السفير القطري فارغة في غزة؟
Hani Ibrahim argues that Qatar’s promises to rebuilt Gaza have been empty.