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Bahrain and Russia favor “people’s right to decide their own fate”

Bahrain and Russia favor “people’s right to decide their own fate”

In a high-level meeting between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Bahrain’s King Hamad al-Khalifa, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that in regards to the conflicts in the Middle East, both countries “assert the people’s right to decide their own destiny.” During the meeting, both heads of state discussed the […]

Impending Execution of Ali al-Nimr

Impending Execution of Ali al-Nimr

Saudi authorities arrested Ali Mohammed al-Nimr for participating in protests in 2012 when he was seventeen years old. His arrest was part of a series of arrests carried out by Saudi Arabia targeting those who expressed criticism of the government. Ali was not the only one in his family to […]

Projected Increase of Bangladeshi  Migrant Workers in Qatar

Projected Increase of Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Qatar

With the FIFA World Cup approaching, Qatar is seeking to hire 300,000 more workers from Bangladesh within the next three years. Overpopulation, environmental degradation, widespread poverty, and underemployment are all motivating factors for the high numbers of mostly male migrants who leave Bangladesh to look for employment abroad. Qatar reportedly […]

Confederation of African Football endorses Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

Confederation of African Football endorses Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim al-Khalifa gained a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received the endorsement of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Friday February 5th 2016. The 54-nation body of the CAF endorsed Sheikh Salman unanimously. Sheikh Salman al-Khalifa is […]

Saudi Women Are Separated in Councils

Saudi Women Are Separated in Councils

Although Saudi women were permitted to vote and run for political positions in December 2015, the government has required the 17 women who gained elected seats in municipal councils (out of 978 candidates) to sit in separate rooms and only communicate electronically with their male counterparts. This move upset women […]