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Ian Sinclair - 2017-08-22 - Original post - cached version

Using the Establishment to Skewer the Establishment: UK Foreign Policy in the Middle East
by Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
19 July 2017

In May 2017 the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations published a report titled The Middle East: Time for New Realism....

Dissident Voice - 2017-08-02 - Original post - cached version

Chemical/biological warfare is the term used to describe the use of chemical or biological agents as weapons to injure or kill humans, livestock, or plants. Chemical weapons are devices that use chemicals to inflict death or injury; biological weapons use pathogens or organisms that...

The Duran - 2017-07-19 - Original post - cached version

The 13 point ultimatum issued to Qatar by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE has been slashed in an prima facie climbdown against the small Persian Gulf state.

Gone are the provisions which would force Qatar to take its state-owned media including Al Jazeera off the air....

21 Century Wire - 2017-07-16 - Original post - cached version

Niraj Srivastava
21st Century Wire 

The saga of the Saudi-Qatar dispute continues. This week saw some important developments, which might provide pointers to what is likely to happen in the coming weeks and months, and possibly years.

As expected, the US stepped in to...

Dissident Voice - 2017-07-15 - Original post - cached version

The failure of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in four-day talks with the Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and a Kuwaiti official, to mediate an end to the inter-Arab dispute over Qatar, suggests that U.S. influence in the Middle East is waning. Even in the wake of the most recent...

The Anti Media - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version
(MEE) — A former British ambassador to Saudi Arabia has said the kingdom has been funding mosques across Europe that promote an “extremist” version of Islam, the Guardian has reported.

Sir William Patey, who served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2006 to 2010, told an event in parliament on...

The Anti Media - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) — Over a thousand miles from the heart of a tense diplomatic impasse between Qatar and its regional rivals, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a lesser known but closely related situation is developing in Palestine’s Gaza Strip.

On June 18, 13 days after Saudi Arabia...

The Duran - 2017-07-05 - Original post - cached version

After Qatar predictably rejected an ultimatum of ridiculous demands from Saudi Arabia which amounted to the surrendering of Qatar’s political and economic sovereignty, the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has announced that as a result the boycott of Qatar will continue.


The Anti Media - 2017-07-03 - Original post - cached version
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt push back by 48 hours deadline on 13 demands made to Qatar.

(MEE) — The Saudi-led axis of powers has extended by 48 hours a deadline on 13 demands issued to Qatar, a statement said on Monday morning.

Without stating whether Qatar had rejected the...

Aletho News - 2017-06-28 - Original post - cached version

By Craig Murray | June 27, 2017 There is no defensive purpose to an aircraft carrier. Its entire purpose is to move aircraft to a position where they can attack other countries. As soon as they are equipped with attack aircraft, these carriers will spend most of their time around the Middle East...

The Anti Media - 2017-06-27 - Original post - cached version
Bob Corker, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said disputes between Gulf states ‘hurt efforts’ against IS and Iran.

(MEE) — The Republican head of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has said he will block arms sales to the Gulf states until the on-going diplomatic crisis...

The Duran - 2017-06-23 - Original post - cached version

Saudi Arabia has passed an ultimatum to neutral Gulf Cooperation Council member state Kuwait to be handed to the Qatari regime in an attempt to end the current crisis wherein Saudi Arabia has led a total boycott of Qatar along with the UAE, Egypt Bahrain, Libya’s House of Representatives...

News Junkie Post - 2017-06-22 - Original post - cached version

There is trouble in oil paradise. It seems that all the elements of an already explosive geopolitical concoction are getting vigorously stirred. The palace coup in Saudi Arabia, conducted by King Salman’s own son, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, on June 21, 2017, should be understood as the...

The Anti Media - 2017-06-10 - Original post - cached version
Many people on the new Qatar terrorist list aren’t even from Qatar in the first place.

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Saudi Arabia and its allies continued to ratchet up the rhetoric against Qatar today with the announcement of a new Qatar-specific terrorism list, claiming that the new list proves Qatar isn’t...

Aletho News - 2017-06-08 - Original post - cached version

Middle East Online | June 8, 2017 MANAMA – Bahrain Thursday followed the United Arab Emirates in announcing that expressing sympathy for Qatar over sanctions imposed by its Gulf neighbours was an offence punishable by a lengthy jail term. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt on Monday cut...

MintPress - 2017-06-08 - Original post - cached version

Qatar Emir Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani waits for the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ahead of their meeting, at Diwan Palace in Doha, Qatar. (Brendan Smialowski/AP)

Tensions between the Gulf Arab states continues to rise today, with Saudi...

The Anti Media - 2017-06-07 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — Egypt, the UAE, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, and the Maldives — spearheaded by Saudi Arabia — have severed almost all of their ties with Qatar. The move comes just days after hacked emails from the Hotmail account of a wealthy, prominent UAE ambassador, Yousef Al-Otaiba, showed that a...

Media Monarchy - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Cutting ties, burying reports and Portland protests + this day in history w/the gold standard and our song of the day by Phoenix on your Morning Monarchy for June 5, 2017.

Aletho News - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – June 5, 2017 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties and all land, sea and air contacts with Qatar, accusing the Persian Gulf country of supporting terrorism and interfering in their internal affairs. Riyadh took the lead on Monday to sever relations and...

The BRICS Post - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Qatari markets are likely to suffer further in the coming days as the country is locked out of regional trade and exchange [Xinhua]

Markets in the Middle East took a hit following announcements from Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen...

The Duran - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

The Arab League, which is generally known for siding with the US against secular Arab states like Syria and formerly Libya, now has some of its key members turning against a high ranking member of the club.

Qatar, like Saudi Arabia practices a variety of Salafi Islam, an extreme...

The Anti Media - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) That latest round of anger among Saudi Arabia and its allies over the Qatari state media has continued to grow, and over the weekend Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt all announced they are totally cutting ties with the Qatari government over the latest row.

The Saudi-...

21 Century Wire - 2017-06-05 - Original post - cached version

Stuart J. Hooper
21st Century Wire

This is one of the biggest regional geopolitical developments in recent history.

In what can only be described as a highly coordinated, international diplomatic attack, Qatar has been singled-out, scapegoated and exiled from the community of...

Aletho News - 2017-05-22 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – May 22, 2017 Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has lambasted a suspended jail term given by a Bahraini regime court on Sunday to the country’s Shia majority leader Sheikh Isa Qassem. The court convicted the spiritual leader of illegal collection of funds and money laundering and...

21 Century Wire - 2017-05-13 - Original post - cached version

21st Century Wire says…

The ‘Kingdom’ of Bahrain may be a high income economy and a high ‘human development’ index, but it’s human rights are certainly nothing to brag about. And as for self censoring alongside journalists who risk jail for speaking ill of government, this shiny former...

Aletho News - 2017-04-23 - Original post - cached version

Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, speaks during a televised speech in Sa’ada, on April 23, 2017. Press TV – April 23, 2017 Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, says the United States and the Israeli regime are...

MintPress - 2017-04-04 - Original post - cached version

Riot police catch a Bahraini anti-government protester in the village of Shakhura, Bahrain, on, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP/Hasan Jamali)

Bahrain’s king on Monday approved a constitutional amendment granting military courts the right to try civilians.


The Anti Media - 2017-04-04 - Original post - cached version

(MPN) Saudi Arabia, a kingdom that’s been allied with the United States since 1933, has been directly involved in bringing about one of the most horrifying famines in history in the country of Yemen. But this may be news to you if you’ve only been watching mainstream coverage of the situation –...

Consortium News - 2017-04-01 - Original post - cached version

Team Trump remains under the Saudi-Israeli spell that Iran is the region’s strategic threat, which explains the policy incoherence of supporting Bahrain’s repression of Shiites, a dilemma addressed by ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar The Trump…

The Anti Media - 2017-03-30 - Original post - cached version

(COMMONDREAMS) Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday lifted the government’s human rights restrictions on arms sales to Bahrain, in a move that Amnesty International called “galling” and “a dangerous signal.”

The State Department notified Congress of its intent to proceed with...

Aletho News - 2017-03-05 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – March 5, 2017 Bahrain has approved trial of civilians at military tribunals in a measure blasted by human rights campaigners as being tantamount to imposition of an undeclared martial law countrywide. The Consultative Council, the upper house of the Bahraini parliament, voted for the...

Aletho News - 2017-03-05 - Original post - cached version

By Marwa Osman | RT | March 5, 2017 Britain’s multi-million pound trade and aid strategy for programs in Bahrain needs exposed as the tiny gulf kingdom continues its chain of tyranny and torture against the Shia majority. The British government’s unreserved condemnation of torture and inhumane...

Aletho News - 2017-02-25 - Original post - cached version

By Matthew JAMISON | Strategic Culture Foundation | 24.02.2017 Back in the halcyon days of the election of the first Labour Government in Britain in over 18 years, the New Labour Foreign Secretary Robin Cook expounded a radical shift in British foreign policy making, declaring that the Labour...

Aletho News - 2017-02-19 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – February 19, 2017 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has proposed the formation of a forum with the participation of Persian Gulf Arab states in order to build a common goal toward overcoming problems. “Countries in the Persian Gulf region need to surmount the current state...

The Anti Media - 2017-02-16 - Original post - cached version

(MEE) Nine women and a child were killed in an overnight air raid on a funeral reception near the Yemeni capital Sanaa, medics said on Thursday.

At least 10 more women were reported wounded in the raid, which hit the women’s reception area at a funeral in Arhab district, 40 kilometers...

The Anti Media - 2017-02-09 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR) According to officials familiar with the process, President Trump is expected to quickly approve massive weapons sales to both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, deals which had been on hold over growing concerns about human rights abuses by both nations.

The White House did not discuss...

MintPress - 2017-02-09 - Original post - cached version

An explosion and smoke rise after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. (AP File Photo)

(REPORT) — According to officials familiar with the process, President Trump is expected to quickly approve massive weapons...

Aletho News - 2017-02-08 - Original post - cached version

Reprieve | February 5, 2017 UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to...

MintPress - 2017-01-16 - Original post - cached version

A forensic expert displays glasses and other personal items of a victim as he inspects the destroyed funeral hall, two days after a Saudi-led airstrike targeted it, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

The British military has provided training to a...

Aletho News - 2016-12-11 - Original post - cached version

Press TV – December 11, 2016 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s recent criticism of Saudi Arabia has worried British officials, with various government figures trying to gloss them over as Johnson’s own personal views. During a conference in Rome last week, Johnson blasted the Riyadh regime...

MintPress - 2016-12-08 - Original post - cached version

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, pictured center left.

A British research institute has received £25 million in cash from the Bahraini government since 2011, leaked documents published in the Guardian show.
According to the...

Aletho News - 2016-12-07 - Original post - cached version

RT | December 7, 2016 The International Institute of Strategic Studies, an influential UK diplomacy and security think tank run by prominent military, political, and business figures, has received over $38mn in secret donations from Bahrain. Bahrain, a former British colony and oil-rich Arab...

BSNEWS - 2016-11-16 - Original post - cached version

Britain is on course to ignore human rights in its foreign policy even more than in the recent past. And, if recent speeches by military leaders are anything to go by, it is even threatening to increasingly use its global military power to secure its financial and economic interests.


Aletho News - 2016-10-31 - Original post - cached version

By Alistair Sloan | MEMO | October 31, 2016 The army officer assigned to investigate alleged Saudi war crimes in Yemen played a key role in the 2011 crackdown on Arab Spring protesters in Bahrain, MEMO can reveal. In the wake of the start of the ongoing 2011 uprising, Bahrain’s military lawyer...

Aletho News - 2016-10-30 - Original post - cached version

Britain’s then Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond boards a UK military ship docked in Manama, Bahrain, in November 2015. Press TV – October 29, 2016 The United Kingdom will open a massive permanent military base in Bahrain and deploy warships in the Persian Gulf, a new report has revealed. The...

Aletho News - 2016-10-26 - Original post - cached version

RT | October 26, 2016 The Kingdom of Bahrain’s authoritarian ruler King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa visited British Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street on Wednesday, despite outcry from human rights and anti-arms trade groups. The Gulf regime is a close ally of both the UK and Saudi Arabia...

Aletho News - 2016-09-29 - Original post - cached version

Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa Press TV – September 29, 2016 The Bahraini foreign minister’s surprising tribute to former Israeli president Shimon Peres who died Wednesday has triggered a wave of outcry in the region where he is known as a criminal. “Rest in Peace...

Consortium News - 2016-09-27 - Original post - cached version

Exclusive: Even as Hillary Clinton pushes a new scheme for defeating ISIS, the reality is that contradictory U.S. policies in the Mideast that she helped formulate are fueling the growth of jihadi extremism, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel Lazare Hillary…

Aletho News - 2016-09-27 - Original post - cached version

By Steven MacMillan | New Eastern Outlook | 27.09.2016 Contrary to the incessant grandstanding by US and British politicians that they are committed to promoting freedom, democracy and peace around the world, the evidence proves that the Anglo-American establishment is in the business of war,...


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