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UAE Rights Record Scrutinized During UN UPR Review

UAE Rights Record Scrutinized During UN UPR Review

22 January 2018 – Today, the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council conducted the third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dozens of states issued recommendations to the Emirati Government, urging human rights reforms on ...

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HRW blasts Bahrain for rights abuse, praises Qatar

HRW blasts Bahrain for rights abuse, praises Qatar

By Anthony Harwood/London Campaigners have torn into Bahrain and praised Qatar in a review of the human rights records of more than 90 countries during 2017. The huge 643-page report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) came seven months after Bahrain ...

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Bahrain military court issues death sentence for 6 Shiites

Bahrain military court issues death sentence for 6 Shiites

Bahrain’s top military court sentenced six men to death on Monday after convicting them of charges including plotting to assassinate the Gulf state’s armed forces chief, state media reported. It was the first official mention of any plot to kill ...

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Will Bahrain, Israel establish formal relations in 2018?

Will Bahrain, Israel establish formal relations in 2018?

Bahrain and Israel’s shared threat perception of Iran’s growing regional influence has driven Manama’s quiet outreach to the Jewish state over the past year. However, the rage from populations across the greater Arab and Muslim world due to US President Donald ...

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Trump adviser plays role in forging alliance between Israel, Bahrain

Trump adviser plays role in forging alliance between Israel, Bahrain

An adviser to Donald Trump may be playing a key role in forging an alliance between Israel and Bahrain. An investigation by the research group Bahrain Watch published this week reveals that the “interfaith” organization This Is Bahrain has close ties with Johnnie Moore, an “evangelical ...

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From Bahrain to Jerusalem

From Bahrain to Jerusalem

Bahrain appears to have overtaken Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the race to establish formal relations with Israel. On Dec. 9, a 23-person delegation from the small Gulf kingdom arrived on a four-day visit to Israel, including ...

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