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Bahrain firing squad executes 3 Shiite’s convicted in deadly police bombing

Bahrain firing squad executes 3 Shiite’s convicted in deadly police bombing

Bahrain on Sunday carried out its first executions since an Arab Spring uprising rocked the country in 2011, putting to death three men found guilty of a deadly bomb attack on police. The executions of the Shiite men drew swift condemnation from human rights groups and sparked outrage among opponents of the Sunni-ruled government, who […]

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Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Jan 13, – The Zogby Research Services poll of 5,374 young Muslim men and women from the Middle East and North Africa also found that many millennials blame corruption and repressive governments for the rise of jihadist groups. A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State group […]

January 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bahrain- 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Bahrain- 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

Jul 28, – The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation, which continues to face low-level unrest more than four years after protesters took to the streets to demand greater political rights. Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were injured in a […]

July 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, – Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with […]

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Mar 26, – The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the […]

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

Sep 11, – “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, said a statement at the conclusion of a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Arab counterparts. Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight […]

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bahrain teen sets off explosives prematurely, dies

Bahrain teen sets off explosives prematurely, dies

Oct 23, – Bahrain has expanded crackdowns on so-called “terrorist” cells suspected of bombings targeting security forces and others in the strategic kingdom, home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. The Sunni-ruled nation has been locked in nonstop unrest since an uprising by the country’s Shiite majority began in early 2011. Authorities in Bahrain say […]

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Oct 05, –  A look at democratic reform efforts in Arab and Gulf nations since the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi women were allowed this year for the first time in the Shura Council, an advisory body, and women will for the first time be allowed to vote and run in […]

October 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian rebels, al-Qaida fighters battle for Aleppo control

Syrian rebels, al-Qaida fighters battle for Aleppo control

July 13, BEIRUT  — Activists say Syrian rebels and fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group have turned their guns on each other and are fighting for control of a key checkpoint in the northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Saturday’s clashes are focused on the strategic checkpoint in Aleppo’s Bustan […]

July 13, 2013 | By More
Bahrain rejects US report on human rights

Bahrain rejects US report on human rights

April 25, AP – MANAMA — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed in a statement on Tuesday its dissatisfaction with the report. It highlighted that the report lacks objectivity and impartiality, and overlooks Bahrain’s progress in maintaining and promoting human rights issues, especially in the context of the historical and multi-faceted relations that combine the […]

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