Tag: yemen

In or Out of Prison, Bahraini HRDs Face Hard Times

In or Out of Prison, Bahraini HRDs Face Hard Times

The situation of human rights defenders and activists in Bahrain is precarious. Today, one of the most prominent of these activists, Zainab al-Khawaja, sits in a prison cell along with her infant son. She is sick with the flu and her family has been denied access to care for her […]

US-Saudi relationship status: “It’s complicated”

US-Saudi relationship status: “It’s complicated”

“It’s complicated” responded President Obama after being pressed about the status of his friendship with Saudi Arabia, the repressive monarchy doing more harm than good in the Middle East. Today, Obama is set to meet with his counterpart in this complicated relationship at the GCC summit where Saudi leaders and […]

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 […]

Oman Closes Yemeni Border Crossings

Oman Closes Yemeni Border Crossings

According to Yemeni security officials, Oman has closed its border crossings with the country out of fear of attacks by militants associated with the Islamic State. The officials reported that the Omani government had actually instituted this policy earlier this year, but did not provide an exact date. With the […]