23/05/2015 - 1:20 pm
More than a year after Qatar's government promised reform for migrant workers, little to no improvement has been made [press release], Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] said Thursday.

Media coverage of the Camp David summit between President Barack Obama and Gulf Cooperation Council members focused largely on Obama's success in getting the GCC States to go along with the negotiation of a nuclear agreement with Iran.

TEHRAN (FNA)- The international civil society should raise the alarm, because the House of Saud and the death cult of ISIL, who are the production of American brand (CIA and MOSSAD), have now started killing defenseless Shias in Saudi Arabia.

Last year, the Qatari government promised to, uh, get better about using forced labour to build the stadia and infrastructure it needs to host the World Cup in 2020. But according to a new report from Amnesty International, nothing has changed.

Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the European Union to publicly call for the release of political activists imprisoned by Gulf countries, ahead of a ministerial meeting in Qatar.

Qatari authorities claim to have made improvements in the conditions for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers building for the 2022 World Cup, though human rights groups still complain about the pace of change.

ON MARCH 18th, at an Arab media get-together, Twitter announced that it will open an office in Dubai. Not before time. Smartphone growth has rocketed in the Gulf—by most counts the region has the highest penetration.

Author(s): Adam Coogle Published in: New Republic When King Salman, Saudi Arabia’s new monarch, issued a general amnesty for Saudi “public rights” prisoners on January 29, Saudi activists and observers felt the first glimmer of hope in some time that the kingdom’s relentless persecution of peaceful dissidents and human rights activists may be nearing its end.

Tehran, Feb 1, IRNA – A senior Middle East analyst has predicted that 2015 might be a year of change in the region due to possible enhancement in Tehran-Riyadh relations.

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club UK Elections/ How valuable is the Muslim vote *Cllr. Mushtaq Lasharie **Miqdaad Versi ***Moeen Yaseen Monday, 27th April 2015 Chairman: Welcome, brothers and sisters, ladies and gentleman. Today we are just 11 days from the elections in the UK on May 7th. I think it is an opportune time for us to be discussing this topic: UK elections/ How valuable is the Muslim vote. I want to direct our panellists to look at not just how valuable the Muslim is but does the Muslim vote matter and do Muslims feel that the vote matters because that in itself is a very pertinent question. Analysts, journalists and others have been talking about ad nauseam that in about 40 constituencies where the Muslim vote could swing either way and have an impact on who would get elected.

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club The third Saudi war in Yemen: Why? Speakers Thanos Petouris * Ahmad Al Mo’ayyad** The ongoing war on Yemen has been launched without international legitimacy or logical justification. It has become one of the most controversial military operations in modern times. The scale of human and material destruction indicates that the attackers aim to obliterate the country and alter the balance of power in the Arabian Peninsula in favour of the counter revolutionary forces. Calls for a ceasefire especially by UN Secretary General have fallen on deaf ears as the pro-war media continues beating the drums of war.

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.