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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (August 4)

[Image from Bahrain Center for Human Rights.] [Image from Bahrain Center for Human Rights.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Monday night of every week.]

Regional and International Relations

Is Saudi Arabia warming up to the Muslim Brotherhood? Ali Al-Arian argues that amid the threats from Iran and the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, Saudi Arabia needs new allies.

Saudi Arabia's New Sunni Alliance Hussein Ibish writes on Saudi Arabia’s history with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign 'Cairo Declaration' Cairo and Riyadh sign an agreement to boost economic and military ties.

Reports and Opinions

Saudi policeman killed in attack in Eastern Province A Saudi policeman died and two were wounded when their patrol car came under attack in Qatif.

UAE arrests: 41 accused of plotting 'caliphate' The United Arab Emirates arrested forty-one people suspected of trying to “seize power and establish a caliphate.”

Repression in Bahrain

Bahrain police officers killed in bomb attack Two police officers die in a car bomb in Bahrain.

Crisis in Yemen

13 million people in Yemen struggling to find enough to eat, Oxfam says Clar Ni Chonghaile reports on the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

3,000 killed in Yemen in first 100 days of Saudi-led bombing, half civilians A news report on the death toll of the Saudi aggression on Yemen during its first hundred days.

Civilians and hospitals targeted in Yemen air strikes, warns medical charity The president of Medecins Sans Frontiers asserts that the bombing of medical facilities is denying thousands treatment.

A life in the balance A news report on Ali Mohammed al-Tawaari, a six-month-old infant who is struggling for his life in the war-ravaged Sanaa.

Yemen's exiled PM makes symbolic visit to war-torn Aden Khaled Bahah and six officials visit several districts in Aden.

Human Rights

Yemen: Houthi Artillery Kills Dozens in Aden Human Rights Watch condemns the indiscriminate Houthi shelling of populated areas.

Yemen: Coalition Strikes on Residence Apparent War Crime Human Rights Watch says that the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes in Mokha, which killed sixty-five civilians, constitutes a war crime.

Bahrain: Ailing human rights defenders Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace and Naji Fateel not receiving medical support in prison The Bahrain Center for Human Rights condemns the treatment of al-Singace and Fateel while imprisoned.

NGOs Strongly Condemn Violence in Bahrain The Bahrain Center for Human Rights deplores the violence that killed two policemen and injured eight others.

Discrimination And Lack of Transparency in the Distribution of Scholarships in Bahrain The Bahraini Center for Human Rights expresses concern over discrimination and a lack of transparency associated with scholarship distribution.


Al-Jazeera trial: Verdict delayed until 29 August An Egyptian court delays a verdict in the re-trial of the three Al-Jazeera journalists.



طهران تتهم الرياض بـ"اللعب بالنار" في اليمن
Tehran accuses Riyadh of “playing with fire” in Yemen. 

اليمن: «التحالف» يخرق هدنته.. ويستهدف أنصاره!
The Saudi-led coalition breaks the ceasefire, and bombs loyalist groups by mistake. 

اليمن: هادي يسعى لتطعيم الجيش بـ«المقاومين»
Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi asserts that “resistance fighters” loyal to him will be merged with the army. 

"داعش" يتبنى تفجيراً جديداً في صنعاء
The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria claims responsibility for an attack in Sanaa that left three people dead. 

مقتل سعودي في نجران بقذيفة يمنية
A Saudi civilian dies when a shell launched from Yemen fell in Najran. 

مصر تمدد مشاركتها في الحرب على اليمن
Egypt announces that it will extend its troops’ military participation in the war on Yemen. 

اليمن: «القاعدة» يعزِّز حضوره في حضرموت
Al-Qa’ida consolidates its presence in Hadramawt. 

مقتل ثلاثة جنود سعوديين بقذائف يمنية
The Saudi interior ministry announces that three soldiers died in shells launched from Yemen. 

200 يوم من الاعتقال... ومازال اللاعنف خياره
Alia Radi argues that even though Sheikh Ali Salman has been in jail for two hundred days, he still advocates non-violence. 

متى نشهد BDS في وجه نظام آل سعود؟
Ali Murad wonders when a boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement against Saudi Arabia will start. 

تظاهرات في 20 دولة اليوم دعماً للشيخ نمر النمر
Demonstrations in support of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr took place in twenty countries last week. 

الواقعيّة في السياسة الخارجيّة العُمانيّة
Yassir Abdul Hussein analyzes Oman’s foreign policy approach. 

سلطنة عُمان في الحسابات السعودية: الندية المحمودة
Wafa al-Am reflects on Saudi-Omani relations. 

البحرين: مصادرة أسلحة مصدرها إيران
The Bahraini interior ministry says that it confiscated weapons coming from Iran. 

الجبير ينتقد موقف إيران من البحرين
The Saudi foreign minister criticized Iran over its position toward Bahrain after Tehran accused Manama of creating tension in the region. 

البحرين: قتيلان في تفجير واتهام إيران بالوقوف خلفه
Bahrain accused Iran of being behind the explosion that killed two policemen in Sutra. 

البحرين: اعتقال مشتبه بهم في قضية تفجير سترة
Bahrain arrested people suspected of involvement in the explosion in Sutra. 

«حماس» والسعودية
Hani al-Masri analyzes relations between Saudi Arabia and Hamas. 

وزير الدفاع السعودي يوقّع "إعلان القاهرة" للتعاون العسكري مع مصر
Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign “Declaration of Cairo” for military and economic cooperation. 

الكويت تكشف خلية إرهابية قاتلت في سوريا والعراق
Kuwaiti security forces arrest a cell consisting of five people suspected of belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria. 

السعودية: هجوم يقتل جندياً في القطيف
A Saudi soldier dies in an attack on a security patrol in Qatif. 

الإمارات: إحالة 41 متهما بالإرهاب إلى القضاء
The United Arab Emirates arrested forty-one people suspected of trying to “seize power and establish a caliphate.” 

واشنطن توافق على صفقة صواريخ جديدة للرياض
Washington agrees to sell missiles to Riyadh.

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