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U.K. Union Leader Criticizes Qatar Labor Practices

U.K. Union Leader Criticizes Qatar Labor Practices

On a recent visit to a labor camp in Al Khor, Qatar, Len McCluskey, the leader of the UK’s Unite trade union, remarked on the poor conditions in which migrant workers are forced to live. Referring to the upcoming 2022 World Cup, McCluskey stated that “football is a beautiful game […]

Bahrain seeks to increase tourism even as it suppresses dissent

Bahrain seeks to increase tourism even as it suppresses dissent

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority will soon launch Brand Bahrain-a national project that aims to promote Bahrain as a top global tourist destination. It is an international campaign to promote Bahrain’s heritage, culture, business friendly environment, and artistic image across the globe. As part of the government’s initiative to […]

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Airstrike Kills 11-Year-Old on Saudi-Yemen Border

On January 31st 2016, Houthi rebels launched a rocket into a small home in Najran. The rocket killed an 11-year-old child and wounded an additional nine people. Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense confirmed that the rocket fired came from within Yemen and detonated within the home of a Saudi family living […]

Civilians Killed in Saudi-led Air Strike, 3 Children Dead

Civilians Killed in Saudi-led Air Strike, 3 Children Dead

CNN reported that the Saudi-led coalition bombed the residence of Judge Yahya Rubaid on 25 January 2016. The Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed seven individuals in total, including Judge Rubaid, his wife, his son, his daughter-in-law, and three of his grandchildren. Previously, Judge Rubaid had prosecuted Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour […]

UAE Continues to Disappear Opposition Figures

UAE Continues to Disappear Opposition Figures

NGOs have voiced renewed concern about the UAE’s treatment political opposition and other activists, including the enforced disappearance of political exiles like Abdulrahman bin Subaih. Bin Subaih fled to Indonesia after Emirati security forces began to arrest the signatories of a petition calling for an independent judiciary and elections in […]