Tag: Persian Gulf

Britain’s former ambassador to Bahrain, Peter Ford: Persian Gulf island turned into a vassal state for the US and Saudi Arabia
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Britain’s former ambassador to Bahrain, Peter Ford: Persian Gulf island turned into a vassal state for the US and Saudi Arabia

Britain’s former ambassador to Bahrain, Peter Ford Britain’s former envoy to Bahrain says the Persian Gulf island has almost turned into a vassal state for the US and Saudi Arabia out of fear for its existence in the face of popular protests. In an interview with Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television network on Sunday, […]

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

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

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

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