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Our Saudi-UAE ban is a badge of honour

23 June, 2017

Having them approve of us would be one, writes Managing Editor James Brownsell.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

23 June, 2017

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

21 June, 2017

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

20 June, 2017

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive element' in the region, writes Erick Viramontes.

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

15 June, 2017

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes Yousef Khalil.

BAE 'sold mass-surveillance technology that enabled Arab Spring crackdowns'

15 June, 2017

BAE Systems worked with a Danish cyber-security company to create Orwellian mass surveillance technology that led to the mass imprisonment of activists involved in organising popular uprisings, says the BBC.

Anti-Trump gunman attacks US lawmakers, dies in shootout

15 June, 2017

A 66-year-old gunman opened fire on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, seriously wounding a top Republican congressman and injuring four others before he was killed by police.

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

14 June, 2017

Comment: Syria's prisons are filled with those who rose up peacefully to call for freedom, democracy and social justice, writes Leila Al-Shami.

US ambassador to Qatar quits amid Gulf crisis

13 June, 2017

US envoy to Doha Dana Shell Smith has stepped down after serving three years as US ambassador to Qatar, but questions remain about the motive of her timely resignation.

Saudi Arabia officer killed by grenade in Qatif province

12 June, 2017

Protests against the demolition of the old town of Awamiyah, the hometown of Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, have led to the deaths of several Saudi police officers.

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