01/09/2015 - 3:14 pm
Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was shot at dawn just two weeks after being convicted of killing Ibolya Ryan, a Romanian-born American

A female Kuwaiti human rights activist has been sentenced to three years in jail for criticising the Emir, Kuwait Times has reported.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of political arrests in Bahrain has hit record high in March, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) announced.

SANAA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.

Gulf state once on good terms with Tehran drifts further away after Iran tries to market disputed oilfield, accused of arming terrorists.

The Emirates move to improve its federal budget

A year after a vow to improve the lot of foreign labourers, little has changed

Females are being added to the Kuwaiti parliament’s security team for the first time, National Assembly Security Guard Affairs assistant secretary general Major General Khaled Al Waqeet announced on Wednesday, according to Kuwait Times.

He asked me a question that baffled me: Where is Qatar today in the face of what is happening in the Arab world, in Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Syria? Why did it disappear from the scene to be replaced by the UAE and other Gulf countries?

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club Democracy and terrorism in North Africa Rashid Masoodi* Juma’ AlGamaty** Tayeb Ghloofi*** In recent months there have been serious political and security developments in North African Arab countries. Libya, Tunisia and Algeria have all witnessed sharp rise in terrorist acts. While democratic transformation is slow to emerge the political confusion is causing alarm among the people and the leaders alike. What went wrong in those countries? How could ISIS and other extremist and violent groups spread at will across the international borders? And what future is there for real democratic transformation that could contain the threat of extremism violence and sectarianism? 18th August 2015

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club Fasting; Spiritual & moral empowerment to challenge world’s evils Dr Shuja Shafi* Reverand David Tuck ** Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi***

After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts [Book] by John R. Bradley in Books - 20/03/2012

Book of Imam Ali (AS) Released in Turkey - 21/02/2012
According to the information center of Imam Ali Specialized Library, the book is the second volume of a series published by Revak in Turkey on the Prophet's House.

Gabriele vom Bruck F o r e w o r d b y F r e d H a l l i d a y Cover design by Eugene Kuo Cover photograph Muhammad b. Muhammad Zabarah, historian (right), and his son Ahmad, the late Mufti of the Republic of Yemen, 1940s. middle eastern studies “This highly original book offers fresh insight into how traditional ideas of person, society, and responsibility, reworked in the cauldron of revolution and rapidly changing economic and political conditions, remain central to understanding contemporary society and identity politics.