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Bahrain News | Dissidents

Bahrain government bars opposition groups from elections
  • The Shura Council, the upper house of Bahrain’s parliament, approved legislation that prevents members of dissolved political groups from participating in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
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Keeping the Gate open: UAE's latest attempts to control the Gulf of Aden

The seemingly endless war in Yemen has entered its third year. A coalition of states spearheaded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is struggling to reestablish the authority of the Arab World’s poorhouse’s internationally recognized government. 779 more words


Saudis Make History

Another Sunday and another weekend……sunny, clouds and a cool breeze…..the perfect day…..

The new Saudi Crown Prince is making news plus he has hired a PR firm and has come to the throne of power in the US to meet with the ruler extraordinaire…. 532 more words

International Situations

The Saudis Are At It Again

I do hope that everyone enjoyed their Sunday…..but now it is time to get back to the seriousness of the world around us.

The Saudis have been getting some pretty bad press lately……their war in Yemen, their beheadings, their lousy human rights score, etc….things are so bad that they hired a PR firm to help improve their image……and I admit that it does need work and lots of it….. 592 more words

International Situations

William Morris at the World Affairs Council, Springfield MA

On Tuesday, March 20th 2018, Dr William Morris alongside long-term friend and colleague Ambassador Mark G Hambley, delivered a thoughtful insight into Developments on the Arabian Peninsula.


The Significance of Camels in Saudi Arabia

With some of the primary economic activities being centered on the trade of animals, trade of animal products, and providing animals for caravans, animals had an important value within the bedu culture. 246 more words

The Cultivation and Spread of Coffee; Part I

The Arabian Peninsula

Cultivation and trade of coffee began on the Arabian Peninsula from where it traveled to the East. By 15th century, coffee was being grown in the Yemeni district of Arabia owing to the favorable climate and soils. 918 more words