Post Tagged with: "Persian Gulf"

United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

January 18, 2018 1:30 am
United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

An Emirati passenger plane (File photo) The United Arab Emirates says it has lodged a formal complaint with the UN over Qatar’s purported “interception” of two Bahrain-bound Emirati passenger planes earlier this week. According to a report by the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, on Thursday, the complaints were filed […]

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Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

January 12, 2018 1:57 am
Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

The file photo of an F-16E fighter jet belonging to the UAE air force Qatar has lodged a complaint with the United Nations about what it calls a violation of its airspace last month by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) fighter jet, warning that Doha reserves the right to defend […]

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Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

January 10, 2018 1:48 am
Qatar seeks compensation for Saudi-led blockade, sanctions

People walk on the corniche of the Qatari capital Doha on July 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A high-ranking Qatari official has described the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against his energy-rich Persian Gulf country as “economic warfare,” stressing that Doha plans to seek compensation for those hit by the […]

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Jailed activists in Kuwait announce formation of new political party

January 3, 2018 11:42 pm
Jailed activists in Kuwait announce formation of new political party

The photo taken on June 18, 2017 shows a general view of the Palace of Justice in Kuwait City, which is home to Kuwait’s Supreme Court. (AFP photo) A group of imprisoned activists in Kuwait have announced the formation of a new political party despite Kuwait’s general ban on such […]

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Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

December 28, 2017 10:30 am
Cairo-based media: Sudan plotting with Turkey, Qatar against Egypt

A general view of the Nile river in Cairo on December 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The pro-government media in Cairo have accused neighboring Sudan of conspiring with Turkey and Qatar against Egypt.  Egypt has long been at odds with Qatar and Turkey over their alleged support for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and […]

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Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

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Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

UAE state minister for foreign affairs, Anwar Gargash (Photo by AFP) Angered by growing Iranian and Turkish influence, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a Saudi Arabian satellite state – calls on Arab states to come together under the leadership of Riyadh and Cairo amid what it calls the “geostrategic competition” […]

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Bahraini protesters condemn hefty sentences for activists

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Bahraini protesters condemn hefty sentences for activists

Bahrainis have taken to the streets in several areas of the Persian Gulf kingdom to vent their anger at the hefty sentences handed down to anti-regime activists amid the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on political dissidents. On Wednesday, demonstrators staged rallies in Sitra Island, Wadyan and the Bilad al-Qadim suburb […]

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25 Bahraini groups call for prosecution of ‘suspicious’ delegates to Israel

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25 Bahraini groups call for prosecution of ‘suspicious’ delegates to Israel

The picture taken from social media shows a protest rally against the Israeli regime in a Bahraini village, October 11, 2017. Over two dozen Bahraini organizations have called for the prosecution of a “suspicious” delegation that has visited Israel. In a joint statement released on Wednesday, 25 political and civil societies demanded […]

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Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Turkey deploys troops in Qatar amid Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits Turkish troops at the Qatari-Turkish Armed Forces Land Command Base in Doha on November 15, 2017. (Photo by AP) A group of Turkish troops have been deployed to a military base in Qatar amid the diplomatic crisis between Doha and a Saudi-led quartet of […]

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Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

November 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab just exercising legitimate right to free speech: Human Rights Watch

Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab (Photo by Reuters) Human Rights Watch has strongly censured the Bahraini regime over keeping prominent human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab behind bars over his criticism of the ruling Al Khalifah family and the Wahhabi ideology. Kenneth Roth, the executive director […]

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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

November 17, 2017 11:36 pm
Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani speaks during a press conference in the capital Doha on October 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Qatar says Saudi Arabia has been sparking off crises across the Middle East and “bullying small countries into submission,” some six months after Riyadh formed an alliance […]

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Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

October 31, 2017 11:09 pm
Bahrain imposes entry visas on Qatari nationals, residents

Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Bahrain says it has decided to impose entry visas on nationals and residents of neighboring Qatar, which has been the center of a persisting crisis in the Persian Gulf region, triggered by a Saudi-led quartet of countries that accuse Doha of purported funding […]

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Bahrain court gives life sentence to nearly dozen dissidents

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Bahrain court gives life sentence to nearly dozen dissidents

This file photo shows the entrance to the building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. A court in Bahrain has sentenced ten anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment and revoked their citizenship as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown […]

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Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial

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Bahraini court hands down jail terms to 17 in mass trial

Bahraini anti-government protesters wave national flags and hold up images of jailed political leaders during a protest after midday prayers in Diraz, Bahrain, May 8, 2015. (Photo by AP) A Bahraini court has handed down heavy jail sentences to more than a dozen people in a mass trial as the regime […]

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Kuwait’s emir accepts resignation of prime minister, cabinet: Media

October 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Kuwait’s emir accepts resignation of prime minister, cabinet: Media

The Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, waves during the opening ceremony of the new legislative year at the parliament in Kuwait City, October 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, has accepted the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet, asking them […]

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Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

October 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Health of hunger strikers in Bahrain prison worsen amid cruel treatment

File photo shows the Bahraini female activists who have gone on hunger strike in Isa City prison to protest brutal treatment by prison authorities. Health conditions of five female Bahraini activists that have gone on a hunger strike in prison to protest their ill treatment by prison authorities have reportedly […]

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Bahraini regime officials send civilian ‘cell’ to military court

October 22, 2017 8:33 pm
Bahraini regime officials send civilian ‘cell’ to military court

This file picture shows a view of Bahrain’s High Military Court in the capital, Manama. Bahraini authorities have referred a group of civilians accused of targeting security forces to a military court after the Persian Gulf kingdom’s monarch King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah ratified a disastrous constitutional amendment back in April.  […]

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British troops used to promote weapon sales to Persian Gulf regimes: Report

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British troops used to promote weapon sales to Persian Gulf regimes: Report

An Amnesty International activist shows off a homemade replica missile on Westminster Bridge in London during a March 2016 demonstration against British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. (File photo) The British government has been accused of using its soldiers to demonstrate and promote weapon sales to Persian Gulf Arab kingdoms […]

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UK firm launches first major arms fair in Bahrain

October 17, 2017 2:00 pm
UK firm launches first major arms fair in Bahrain

A representative of the Emirates Defense Industry Company EDIC (R) shows Emirati-manufactured assault weapons to Bahrain Defense Force officials during the inauguration of the Bahrain International Defense Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) in Manama, Bahrain, on October 16, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A British company has launched a first international arms […]

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Persian Gulf standoff looms over UNESCO leadership vote

October 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Persian Gulf standoff looms over UNESCO leadership vote

UNESCO is best known for producing a list of World Heritage sites including tourist favourites such as the Grand Canyon or Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.  Candidates from Qatar and France vied Friday to become the new head of the UN’s embattled cultural agency, with Gulf tensions and accusations of anti-Israel bias […]

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