Bahrain’s highest military appellate court upholds death sentences against 7 anti-regime activists

This file photo shows a view of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments building in the capital Manama. Bahrain’s highest military appellate court has upheld death sentences against seven anti-regime activists as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy activists in the kingdom. On Wednesday, […]

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Amnesty International concerned over resumption of executions in Bahrain

From left to right: Abbas al-Samea, 27, Ali al-Singace, 21, and Sami Mushaima, 42 Amnesty International has expressed grave concern over pronunciation of death sentences and resumption of executions in Bahrain as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in the country. The London-based non-governmental organization, in its […]

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The Central Bank of Qatar asks US Treasury to probe ‘financial warfare’ by UAE bank

Qatar Central Bank Governor Sheikh Abdullah Saud al-Thani (Photo by AFP) Qatar has asked the US to investigate reports that the American subsidiary of the largest bank in the UAE is manipulating the Qatari currency to harm the country’s economy amid a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia.  The Central Bank of Qatar has sent a letter to the US Treasury, urging […]

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Kuwait slaps blogger Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh who insulted Saudi Arabia with ten-year sentence

Kuwaiti blogger and activist Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh Kuwait’s Criminal Court has sentenced Kuwaiti blogger and activist Abdullah Mohammed al-Saleh to ten years in prison for allegedly insulting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain in the wake of the the ongoing Saudi-led diplomatic and trade boycott against energy-rich Persian Gulf kingdom of Qatar. The court […]

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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 over “Qatar’s threat to the […]

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